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
15
Wed
Socrates Cafe at the Weaver Library @ East Providence Public Library/Weaver
Aug 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Socrates Cafe at the Weaver Library @ East Providence Public Library/Weaver | East Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Join moderator Betsy-Shea Taylor to learn about Socrates Cafe, a thoughtful discussion group that respectfully addresses questions of universal interest. Two discussion groups will begin in September. Registration is required.

Unbeaten: Rocky Marciano’s Fight for Perfection in a Crooked World @ East Providence Public Library/Weaver
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm
Unbeaten: Rocky Marciano's Fight for Perfection in a Crooked World @ East Providence Public Library/Weaver | East Providence | Rhode Island | United States

The Prince of Providence bestselling author Mike Stanton will discuss his latest book, a revelatory biography of Rocky Marciano, the greatest heavyweight champion of all time, the man who never lost a professional fight. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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.