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
29
Wed
Yard to Table @ The Steel Yard
Aug 29 all-day

Join us for a very special celebration of people, place and the creative spirit in this first-ever experience.

For one night, the Steel Yard is transformed into a community table, where we’ll come together to feast at the hands of esteemed Chef James Mark of north and Big King restaurants. This intimate Steel Yard event seats fifty at our single long table under the shining stars at the Yard. The evening includes a five-course meal, with locally sourced food, paired with wines selected by Campus Fine Wines. Dine on a custom plate handmade by Steel Yard artisans, which will remain yours to keep.

Also included in the evening is a cocktail hour with our Steel Yard Residents, live musical performances, tours of the Steel Yard, and an after-dinner fire to bask in the glow of a late summer evening. It’s our hope that your support of the Yard gives you an evening you won’t soon forget.

Music at Sunset: Panoramic View: Steel Drums @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Aug 29 @ 5:00 pm
Music at Sunset: Panoramic View: Steel Drums @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum

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.

Music at Sunset: Panoramic View: Steel Drums @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Aug 29 @ 5:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Music at Sunset: Panoramic View: Steel Drums @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum

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.

Aug
30
Thu
Fourth Annual Wakefield RiverFire @ Downtown Wakefield/Historic Main Street & Saugatucket River
Aug 30 @ 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).

Dinner on the Terrace @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm
Dinner on the Terrace @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum

Join us for an elegant evening celebrating the season’s harvest, freshly picked from Blithewold’s vegetable garden. Guests will dine family style on the terrace, enjoying sweeping views of the Great Lawn, Bristol Harbor and beyond. Dinner will be accompanied by acoustic guitar and paired wines.

Dinner and drinks included. This is a prix-fixe menu.

Aug
31
Fri
Food Truck Friday at Carousel Village @ Roger Williams Park Carousel Village
Aug 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Food Truck Friday at Carousel Village @ Roger Williams Park Carousel Village
Food Truck Friday is back in 2018 for the fourth season. End your week at Food Truck Friday at Roger Williams Park Zoo and Carousel Village with some of the best food trucks in Rhode Island brought to you PVD Food Truck Events.

A.B. Munroe DairyMetroPCS and BankRI present Food Truck Fridays. Other sponsors visiting on select Friday nights include Power Home RemodelingAmbit EnergySunrun and College Bound Saver. Admission is free.

Enjoy over fifteen locally owned food trucks and local beer from Trinity Brewhouse, wines from Gooseneck Vineyards while listening to live music. See the full list of food trucks attending at https://www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

Many activities for the kids! Ride the carousel for $2, jump in the bounce house for $3, take a ride on the carousel train for $3 and even ride a camel for only $6. Packages are available. We also have Hasbro’s Boundless Playground for the kids.

Picnic and high top tables are available on a limited basis so bring a chair or blanket, and sit on the lawn. Food Trucks accept cash, credit and debit. VIP experience is available for $85 and includes reserved seating for up to eight people, outdoors or indoors. Eight carousel rides and beverage vouchers included. Group nights available starting at $20 per person. Contact Judy at jlockard@rwpzoo.org for more information.

Sep
1
Sat
United In Worship w/ Double Portion @ Elmwood Ave Church of God
Sep 1 all-day
United In Worship w/ Double Portion @ Elmwood Ave Church of God

A night for worshippers to gather as one to lift up the name of Jesus in a Holy Spirit led and free atmosphere.

This night will consist of praise, worship, prayer, food and fun!

Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

Childcare will be available during the service.

Sep
7
Fri
Food Truck Friday at Carousel Village @ Roger Williams Park Carousel Village
Sep 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Food Truck Friday at Carousel Village @ Roger Williams Park Carousel Village
Food Truck Friday is back in 2018 for the fourth season. End your week at Food Truck Friday at Roger Williams Park Zoo and Carousel Village with some of the best food trucks in Rhode Island brought to you PVD Food Truck Events.

A.B. Munroe DairyMetroPCS and BankRI present Food Truck Fridays. Other sponsors visiting on select Friday nights include Power Home RemodelingAmbit EnergySunrun and College Bound Saver. Admission is free.

Enjoy over fifteen locally owned food trucks and local beer from Trinity Brewhouse, wines from Gooseneck Vineyards while listening to live music. See the full list of food trucks attending at https://www.foodtrucksin.com/carousel.

Many activities for the kids! Ride the carousel for $2, jump in the bounce house for $3, take a ride on the carousel train for $3 and even ride a camel for only $6. Packages are available. We also have Hasbro’s Boundless Playground for the kids.

Picnic and high top tables are available on a limited basis so bring a chair or blanket, and sit on the lawn. Food Trucks accept cash, credit and debit. VIP experience is available for $85 and includes reserved seating for up to eight people, outdoors or indoors. Eight carousel rides and beverage vouchers included. Group nights available starting at $20 per person. Contact Judy at jlockard@rwpzoo.org for more information.

Sep
10
Mon
Sweet Feet for Strikes! @ Kings Dining and Entertainment
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm
Sweet Feet for Strikes! @ Kings Dining and Entertainment

 Sweet Feet for Strikes is the largest professional athlete attended event in the New England area.
 The annual celebrity bowling tournament held at Kings Dining & Entertainment in Dedham, MA was conceived and created for former New England Patriots Super Bowl Champion linebacker and co-captain, Jerod Mayo in 2010. James White is continuing the Mayo Bowl tradition after having co-hosted with Mayo last year and marking a new era for the event, which has been newly renamed Sweet Feet for Strikes.
 The tournament has grown tremendously over the past eight (8) years. Each year the event sells out twenty (20) bowling lanes, attracts well over 400 event attendees and reaches over 7 million individuals through social media.
 Historically, the event has averaged thirty-five (35) New England Patriots players in attendance each year. Notable athletes that have been in attendance include: James White, Jerod Mayo, Tedy Bruschi, Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman and many others!
 All proceeds from the event benefit Boston Medical Center (BMC). In 2017 the Mayo Bowl Hosted by James White raised over $400,000.00 and over the past eight (8) years has raised over $2.3 Million!

Sep
13
Thu
Fourth Annual CCAP Chip for Charity 9 Hole Golf Tournament and Million Dollar Hole-in-One Contest @ Harbor Lights
Sep 13 all-day
Fourth Annual CCAP Chip for Charity 9 Hole Golf Tournament and Million Dollar Hole-in-One Contest @ Harbor Lights

Comprehensive Community Action is one of the largest nonprofit community action program in RI providing accessible, quality and innovative health and human services that is responsive to the needs of families in our community.

As a non-profit community action program we need to raise funds to assist families we serve. A large number of families we serve have lost their jobs, suffered an illness, or a different type of crisis…usually through no fault of their own. Last year we touched the lives of more than 37,000 people and provided over $1.2 million in uncompensated services.

To help assist families in need, Comprehensive Community Action Program will be hosting the Fourth CCAP Chip for Charity 9 Hole Golf Tournament and Million Dollar Hole-in-One Contest Thursday, September 13 at Harbor Lights. This year’s event will kick-off with a morning and afternoon round of golf along with the CCAP Million Dollar Hole-in-One Reception along beautiful Greenwich Bay.

This will be the largest fundraiser we host during the year to benefit our programs and services and we hope that you will join us. To register or for more information, please contact Lee Beliveau at 401-562-8353 or lbeliveau@comcap.org.