Photo credit: Richard Prull/Preserve Rhode Island

8/3–8/4 Little Compton Antiques Festival

Why: On Friday night, check out the preview party featuring a sunset supper, sip on a delicious complimentary beverage, listen to live music and gain access to early buying privileges. On Saturday, spend time perusing antiques from a diverse collection of antique dealers, stop by the auto show or take a peek at the Little Compton art exhibit.
Where: Little Compton Historical Society, 548 West Main Rd., Little Compton.
More Info: Call 272-5101 or visit preserveri.org.

Aug
16
Thu
Providence Memory Café at Temple Beth El @ Temple Beth El
Aug 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Providence Memory Café will meet on Thursday, August 16 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Temple Beth El, located at 70 Orchard Ave. Providence Memory Café is an opportunity for both caregivers and individuals living with memory loss to come together for an interactive social gathering. Refreshments will be provided. The group meets on the third Thursday of every month. Parking is available. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, call 401-275-0682.

Aug
17
Fri
Mornings in the Garden @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Aug 17 @ 10:30 am
Mornings in the Garden @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum

Join vegetable garden manager Connie Ganley for an informal tour of Blithewold’s vegetable garden. These monthly meet-ups are designed to encourage and offer guidance to the home gardener or anyone interested in producing their own vegetable garden. Connie will not only highlight up-to-date garden topics, but also demonstrate some recipes and offer samples using fresh produce from the garden.

Aug
18
Sat
“Tales of the Slave Trade” Walking Tour @ Linden Place Mansion
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am
"Tales of the Slave Trade" Walking Tour @ Linden Place Mansion

Linden Place Mansion will host a walking tour of Linden Place Mansion and downtown Bristol, focused specifically on Bristol’s DeWolf Family and their involvement in the transatlantic Slave Trade. The DeWolf family, Bristol’s premier family in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, was once one of the largest traders of slaves in New England. Learn how Bristol, New England and all of America were impacted by the slave trading DeWolf’s of Linden Place from museum educator, Robin Tremblay. Tremblay has extensively researched Rhode Island’s connections to slavery and has led many tours along Bristol’s slavery trail.

The tour beings at Linden Place Mansion, the Federal-style mansion built by architect Russell Warren for George DeWolf. The tour then continues through the center of historic Bristol and down to the waterfront of Thames Street, pointing out significant sites tied to Bristol’s lengthy and profitable involvement in the slave trade. The tour ends at the historic DeWolf Tavern, once a DeWolf waterfront warehouse where your goers will enjoy a rum cocktail.

The guided tour will take place on Saturday at 11:00am. Reservations are required and the tour is limited to fifteen people. For more information and reservations, please call the Linden Place office at 401-253-0390 or email info@lindenplace.org. Tickets for the tour are $20, $15 for Linden Place members.

Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour @ Linden Place Mansion
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Linden Place Mansion will host a walking tour of Linden Place Mansion and downtown Bristol, focused specifically on Bristol’s DeWolf Family and their involvement in the transatlantic Slave Trade. The DeWolf family, Bristol’s premier family in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, was once one of the largest traders of slaves in New England. Learn how Bristol, New England and all of America were impacted by the slave trading DeWolf’s of Linden Place from museum educator, Robin Tremblay. Tremblay has extensively researched Rhode Island’s connections to slavery and has led many tours along Bristol’s slavery trail.

The tour beings at Linden Place Mansion, the Federal-style mansion built by architect Russell Warren for George DeWolf. The tour then continues through the center of historic Bristol and down to the waterfront of Thames Street, pointing out significant sites tied to Bristol’s lengthy and profitable involvement in the slave trade. The tour ends at the historic DeWolf Tavern, once a DeWolf waterfront warehouse where your goers will enjoy a rum cocktail.

Reservations are required and the tour is limited to fifteen people. For more information and reservations, please call the Linden Place office at 401-253-0390 or email info@lindenplace.org. Tickets for the tour are $20, $15 for Linden Place members.

Aug
20
Mon
The Class of 1969 Book and Author Talk with Ronald Bernier @ East Providence Public Library/Weaver
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Class of 1969 Book and Author Talk with Ronald Bernier @ East Providence Public Library/Weaver | East Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Local author Ron Bernier, survivor of “Sockanosset,” or the “bad boys’ school” as it was known by generations of Rhode Islanders, will discuss his memoir, The Class of 1969. The story follows Bernier’s childhood of loss and poverty which resulted in a stay at the Rhode Island Training School (Sockanosset’s official name.) Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Aug
21
Tue
Healing With Your Other Selves Meditation @ Thrive Tribe RI
Aug 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Healing With Your Other Selves Meditation @ Thrive Tribe RI  | East Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Join us for a special healing session, one in which you connect with your Higher Self and reach across time, space and realities.
John Catlin will begin with a time of teaching, followed by a Sandalphonic Journey™ and energy work while you meditate for a unique healing experience.
Participants can bring a yoga mat, a zero gravity chair or something similar.

Value: $33

Aug
23
Thu
Lecture: Camelot vs. the Counterculture: Fashion and Society in the 1960s @ Rough Point
Aug 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Lecture: Camelot vs. the Counterculture: Fashion and Society in the 1960s @ Rough Point

Jackie Kennedy in the White House and Grace Slick at Woodstock. This illustrated talk explores the tangled web of fashion, culture and society in the 1960s. This event is sponsored by the Costume Society of America, Northeast Chapter.

Gallery Talk: “Light of Other Days” @ South County Museum
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm

Associate director Blaire Gagnon will delve into the ways Americans lit their environments from the Colonial period to the mid-nineteenth century. She will cover candles, lamps, fuels, the invention of the incandescent light bulb and much more. Gallery talks run from 7-8:30 p.m. and cost $5 for non-members. Members are free.

Showcase Cinemas Event Cinema Presents “Jaws” @ Showcase Cinemas Warwick, Quaker Lane
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm

Watch out! Steven Spielberg’s 1975 American classic, Jaws is back in on the big screen at Showcase Cinemas, as part of the Event Cinema program. Watch as a great white shark that haunted your dreams as a kid arrives and wreaks havoc on the shores of a New England beach town. Will a part-time sheriff, a marine biologist and an old seafarer be able to hunt the monster down? They’re going to need a big boat.

As if you needed another reason to buy your tickets now, Showcase is partnering with Narraganset Beer to bring Jaws fans something special for the Bring Backs screening. Guests at participating theatres can sip on vintage Narraganset Beer (in the 1975 retro cans featured in the film) while witnessing one of the greatest thrillers of all time!

Keep an eye on Showcase Cinemas social media pages for a special giveaway and the chance to win an exclusive merch pack including: Jaws-Narragansett beach towel, t-shirt, Captain Quint pin, a 1975 Narragansett stress can and a Narragansett tote bag.

Visit showcasecinemas.com to reserve your tickets to see “Jaws” today.

Showcase Cinemas Bring Backs is an Event Cinema series celebrating cinema by bringing back movie favorites each month for audiences to enjoy again.

Aug
25
Sat
Usui Reiki I Training with Gladys Ellen @ Thrive Tribe RI
Aug 25 @ 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
Usui Reiki I Training with Gladys Ellen @ Thrive Tribe RI  | East Providence | Rhode Island | United States

More and more people are discovering the value of complementary care. Reiki is an ancient Japanese healing modality used for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes inner peace and balance. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of healing and self-improvement that everyone can use.

Reiki works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery. This modality can be used for self, family, friends, clients and pets and always promotes balance; mind, body, spirit and emotions.

This is the beginner Usui Reiki Level I class. You Will Learn about Universal Life Force Energy, the history of Reiki, hand positions for treating yourself and others and will practice giving and receiving Reiki. You will also receive the Reiki I Attunement to help increase the flow of this universal life force energy. Full day training is $175 and includes a Usui Reiki I Manual and Certificate of Completion.

Registration is required @ http://gladysellen.com/reiki.html