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
5
Sun
Great Outdoors Celebration and Live Auction @ South Kingstown Land Trust Barn
Aug 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

What’s the best way to celebrate the founding of the South Kingstown Land Trust thirty-five years ago? Well the Great Outdoors Celebration and Auction, of course. Mark your calendars, polish your flip-flops, and get ready for a fabulous afternoon Sunday, August 5 at 4 p.m. at The Barn, 17 Matunuck Beach Road in South Kingstown.

This event is the primary fundraising event for SKLT, and it just gets better every year. Truly reminiscent of a country auction, there are delicious appetizers, bartenders that know your name (or will make one up just to tease you a bit), beer provided from a local brewery, fabulous floral arrangements fresh from someone’s garden, and an auction and auctioneer that make you glad you left the beach and chose to support the preservation of open space in South Kingstown.

And like a great country auction there will be plenty of treasures and opportunities for you to bid on. Would you like the weeklong stay in Colorado? A case of fine Italian wine? A day sail around Narragansett Bay? Perhaps you’re thinking about a round of golf at The Misquamicut Club or an offseason weekend at the new Margin Street Inn in Westerly? Maybe a scenic flight, a six-month membership to the River’s Edge athletic club, original artwork, or new plant material?

This year the honorary chairs are our founders: Roger Freeman, Helena-Hope Gammell, Anthony Guarriello, Virginia Kittredge, Ivory Littlefield and Edward Watson. We will honor them “in spirit.” Their vision and perseverance has led us to where we are today. And just as we would not be here without them, we would not be here without the efforts and support of our members and the community. SKLT is looking forward to celebrating this legacy with their families, our members, and friends at the Barn.

Tickets are available at www.sklt.org for $25 or $30 at the door.

Boats and Bowties @ Newport Shipyard
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Boats and Bowties @ Newport Shipyard

The Confetti Foundation’s Boats and Bowties fundraising event is back! Join us for cocktails, food, interactive raffle, silent auction, dancing and raising a glass to our mission of supplying Birthday Parties to hospitalized children.To learn more about the event and purchase tickets visit our website http://www.boatsandbowties.com

Aug
7
Tue
Not Your Average Cause @ Not Your Average Joe's
Aug 7 all-day
Not Your Average Cause @ Not Your Average Joe's

Warwick Center for the Arts has been selected for the Not Your Average Cause program. Not Your Average Joe’s chose Warwick Center for the Arts because they believe in its value to the community! Not Your Average Joe’s will make a 15% donation for all purchases made by Warwick Center for the Arts supporters on Tuesday nights throughout the month of August. All you have to do is show your server your Not Your Average Cause Certificate which you can download on www.warwickcfa.org.

Aug
9
Thu
Fourth Annual Wakefield RiverFire @ Downtown Wakefield/Historic Main Street & Saugatucket River
Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fourth Annual Wakefield RiverFire @ Downtown Wakefield/Historic Main Street & Saugatucket River

Thursdays from 5-7 p.m.
Every Thursday evening in the summer season, enjoy magnificent views of the Saugatucket River, as the sun peacefully sets and the wood in the fire basins begin to glow and crackle. Along the river’s edge and Saugatucket Bridge, watch live music from area bands. On Main Street, local vendors will be selling their goods. Downtown shops and restaurants, all in easy walking distance, will be open later than usual. During almost every RiverFire night, additional themes with family-friendly activities will be showcased. The event runs from 5-9 p.m. RiverFire and River Stage performers will begin at 7 p.m.

Free admission. Free parking will be available in the village parking areas and along the street. Please bring a non-perishable food donation for the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale. On Aug. 16, during the Endless Summer II Luau Celebration, which is on a RiverFire evening.

Themed Nights and Musician Schedule:
June 21: Summer Solstice and Jonnycake Center Empty Bowls Stroll Hunger Benefit
Live music: Contemporary Theater Stage, 5 p.m. – Becky Chase; River Stage, 7 p.m. – Chakulla Smith (with The Hunger Bus): Chakulla brings 4 decades of writing and playing Folk, world, jazz and Americana music and always has special guests along to wow the crowd.

June 28: Full Moon Night
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Gary Hopp and Friends: Gary Hopp brings his Good Vibe Tribe Experience to Howl at the Full Moon! Expect great Rock and Roll, Oldies, Country, Originals, Blues, Wild Dancing and Crazy Antics.

July 5: Ladies Night
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – 33 Camben: 33 Camden is a Progressive Rhythm & Blues Rock Fusion band bringing a sound unlike anything you’ve heard! They will be performing LIVE at the Wakefield Ladies Night and RiverFire the day after we celebrate the Birth of our Nation.

July 12: Car Cruise Night (Classic Car Show)
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Greyhound Dream with gpecial guest Paula Clare: Greyhound Dream Features two of South County’s premier performers Krista Rousseau vocal stylings and Josh Scurman’s vocal and guitar prowess – all rounded out by bass guitarist Jerry Rousseau. Special Guest Paula Clare brings her music influenced by Joni Mitchel, Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders, Carole King, Emilou Harris and Suzanne Vega to RiverFire.

July 19: Lantern Parade
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – PhenixAve: PhenixAve plays the acoustic hits of the 60’s, 70’s and today and has been a crowd favorite at RiverFire! During the live music performance, “Concrete Couch” presents a serene Lantern Parade across the Saugatucket River Bridge.

July 26: TBA on possible theme
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Gooseberry Road with Special Guests, Wyatt & Barbara Lema: Gooseberry Road is a 3 piece ensemble playing music from the 1960’s and 70’s – Beatles, Carole King, Hollies, Bee Gees, Aztec Two-Step, more, and originals. Enjoy special guests Folk and Traditional multi-instrument and vocalist, Wyatt and Barbara Lema.

Aug. 2: TBA on possible theme
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Stone Cold Gypsies: Stone Cold Gypsies is a 5-piece band playing a blend of favorites and eclectic music that will surprise and delight you.

Aug. 9: TBA on possible theme
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – The Strattones: The Strattones are a 5 piece Rhode Island band bringing you the best covers and originals you didn’t know you needed to hear.

Aug. 16: Endless Summer II (Tropical Luau Celebration – $5 Suggested Donation).
Live music: (TBA) – Just like last year, there will be multiple performers on The Contemporary Theater Stage, which will be the Main Stage for the event. Admission to the extra area is a suggested $5 donation, before passing under a gigantic replica volcano and shark. This allows access to local beer and tropical drinks, Polynesian food, the Main Stage, special guests, entertainers, and more fun, in addition our regular RiverFire event.

Aug. 23: TBA on possible theme – Might be a Radio Night.
Live music: TBA: Check website or Facebook for any updates.

Aug. 30: Country and Western Night
Live music: River Stage, 7 p.m. – Grant Maloy Smith: Grant Maloy Smith is an American Roots Singer/Songwriter with a country bent. His songs tell heartfelt stories about real people, and are unfailingly optimistic and forward looking. His latest album “Dust Bowl – American Stories” spent seventeen weeks on the Billboard charts, including 10 weeks in the top ten of the Americana/Folk Album Sales Chart, and reached as high as number twelve on the Country Album Sales Chart, and number two on the Heatseekers Chart (across all genres).

Community Reiki Share @ Thrive Tribe RI
Aug 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Community Reiki Share @ Thrive Tribe RI  | East Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Reiki is a gentle, natural, and safe energy healing technique. Reiki helps you cleanse, balance, and restore on the physical, mental and emotional levels.

Some benefits of Reiki:
– Stress relief
– Relaxation
– Reduces aches and pain
– Supports the immune system
– Aids better sleep

Join us for our monthly community Reiki share. If you have received Reiki training level 1 or above and would like to give, please check in with Jessica or Alysia the day of the share or via email (vibe@thrivetriberi.com). If you do not have training, just allow yourself to receive. Please arrive promptly.

Suggested donation: $5-10

Concert Under the Elms: the American Band @ John Brown House Lawn
Aug 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Concert Under the Elms: the American Band @ John Brown House Lawn

Join us for the Concerts under the Elms, an annual outdoor summer concert series held Thursdays on the grounds of the John Brown House Museum.

Concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. on the John Brown House Museum lawn, 52 Power Street in Providence and end at 8 p.m.

Food truck: Incred-A-Bowl

RIHS members and children under twelve: free; general admission: $10

Tickets may be purchased on site on the day of the concert.

For more information: call 401-331-8575 x133 or membership@rihs.org.

Parking: Street parking with limited parking for visitors with disabilities on site.

No pets allowed.

In case of inclement weather: Check www.rihs.org or call 401-331-8575 x133 after 3 p.m. the day of the concert.

Aug
11
Sat
Self Awareness Meditaion @ Thrive Tribe RI
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Self Awareness Meditaion @ Thrive Tribe RI  | East Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Learn helpful skills that will enhance life.

Liandra Medeiros, trainer, has taught meditation, self awareness, and stress management for over a decade. She is a thyroid and breast cancer survivor who has helped thousands become more self aware by teaching the skills everyone needs to live a less stressful life. Liandra focuses on mindful meditations and breath work. Her meditations and workshops were developed with the help of women, youth, and seniors for themselves.

Suggested donation: $10

Pints for Prevention @ Isle Brewers Guild
Aug 11 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pints for Prevention @ Isle Brewers Guild

Join AFSP Rhode Island at the Isle Brewers Guild in Pawtucket on Saturday August 11 from 5-9 p.m. for Pints for Prevention.

All proceeds will benefit suicide prevention in Rhode Island.

We’re excited to have Oak Hill (https://m.facebook.com/oakhillband/) perform at this event. We thank them for being the rock stars they are and for their support of our cause.

Raffle announcements coming soon.

Aug
12
Sun
Duffle Bag Bash by the RI Office of the Child Advocate, Lise M. Iwon, Esq. and Adoption RI @ Matunuck Community Center
Aug 12 all-day

We are excited to invite the public to our third Annual Duffle Bag Bash on Sunday, August 12 at Matunuck Community Center. The event will include food, drinks, grab bags, games and activities for kids and adults, music, therapeutic animals, and much more! Children are welcome with an admission ‘fee’ of one brand new backpack while adults are asked to donate a brand new rolling duffle bag or suitcase and/or a $25 gift certificate as admission to the fun afternoon.

Aug
14
Tue
Not Your Average Cause @ Not Your Average Joe's
Aug 14 all-day
Not Your Average Cause @ Not Your Average Joe's

Warwick Center for the Arts has been selected for the Not Your Average Cause program. Not Your Average Joe’s chose Warwick Center for the Arts because they believe in its value to the community! Not Your Average Joe’s will make a 15% donation for all purchases made by Warwick Center for the Arts supporters on Tuesday nights throughout the month of August. All you have to do is show your server your Not Your Average Cause Certificate which you can download on www.warwickcfa.org.