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.
Explore the nineteenth century through a children’s story and related hands-on craft activity on the third Thursday of each month. On June 21, read “Fiona’s Lace” and explore immigration to America. Then craft paper lace and decorate doilies. On July 19, read “Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909” and learn about manufacturing and labor. Then try your hand at paper weaving. On August 16, read “Iggy Peck, Architect” and imagine beautiful buildings. Then design and make your own cardboard house.
The book club at Wingate Residences on the East Side will discuss Bernard Malamud’s “The Assistant” on Monday, August 27 at 2 p.m. Originally published in 1957, “The Assistant” tells the story of immigrant Morris Bober who is trying to better life for himself and his family in post-war Brooklyn, New York.
The Wingate book club launched ten years ago and remains one of the community’s most popular programs. Since its inception, the club has read more than 120 books. The book club typically meets the fourth Monday of each month, excluding holidays, and is free and open to the public. Space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, call 401-275-0682. Wingate Residences on the East Side is located at 1 Butler Ave.
Spread out a blanket and unpack the picnic basket, soak up the warmth of the summer sun, and enjoy the sunset over Narragansett Bay, all while savoring a kaleidoscope of musical performances. A perfect way to celebrate the summer with friends and family!
Guests are encouraged to BYOB, picnic dinner and chairs or blankets.
Lincoln School is thrilled to announce this year’s Alexis Allen Boss ‘89 Endowment for Community Accord and Public Service speaker: Siddhartha Mukherjee!
Mukherjee is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, one of Time’s All-Time Top 100 Nonfiction Books, and the New York Times number one bestseller The Gene: An Intimate History. Named one of Time’s 100 most influential people, Mukherjee writes with a genre-bending approach that combines science and research with personal experience, creating moving and accessible works of nonfiction.
Mukherjee is not just an author, but a pioneering physician, biologist, oncologist, and professor—join us on October 18 at 6:30 p.m. for this dynamic speaker. His talk is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a book signing.
The Alexis Allen Boss ’89 Endowment for Community Accord and Public Service provides Lincoln School with a program that will enrich the fabric of the school and the community. The goal of the speaker series is to bring a prominent figure or group to Lincoln every other year to present a statement of belief as it relates to fostering positive, ethical and personal relationships.