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.
Imago Foundation for the Arts (IFA) will feature artwork by guest artist Damian Bellotti and 18 regional emerging artists participating in a featured exhibit Thirty and Under. Artwork by IFA artists will also be on display at IMAGO Gallery, 36 Market Street in Warren from July 26 to September 2. A free, public reception for the artists will be held on Friday, July 27 from 6-8 p.m.
The Gnomes will perform an outdoor concert at Wingate Residences on the East Side on Tuesday, August 14 from 6:30-8 p.m. The Gnomes are a global funk-fusion band known for their dynamic folk-rock edge, original tunes and wide-ranging repertoire. It’s recommended that you bring a fold-up chair as space is limited. This event is free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, call 401-275-0682. Wingate Residences on the East Side is located at 1 Butler Ave.
Looking for something fun to do this summer? Take the family out to a ball game and support the Zoo! Tuesday, August 14, support the Roger Williams Park Zoo and enjoy a PawSox game. For every ticket sold through rwpzoo.org, half of the proceeds go directly to the Zoo and help fund educational programs, world-class animal care and conservation efforts both locally and globally.
Price: General admission $10 per person.
Please note: Tickets must be bought online at rwpzoo.org in order for proceeds from your purchase to go directly to the zoo.
Learn the fundamentals of blacksmithing. The only requirement is being eighteen or older. No experience required. Attend one workshop or many. The workshops run from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and costs $25 per session for non members and $20 per session for members. Pre-payment is required. Call 401-783-5400 or donate online at http://southcountymuseum.org/donations/donate-now/. Note the date of the workshop you’d like to attend on the online form.
High energy contemporary band from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
The National Grid Energy Innovation Hub is a collaborative, community space designed to elevate the conversation around the future of energy and the environment. The Hub offers interactive exhibits where Rhode Islanders can learn how they can take action towards creating a clean energy future.Exhibits include information about energy savings tips, energy efficiency, renewable energy, electric vehicles, connected solutions (demand response), and ways to reduce energy bills. Guests can sign up for a no-cost home energy assessment and learn about the impact their energy choices have on the ultimate goal of a clean energy future.
The Hub is open to the public Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. By appointment on Thursday. Groups are welcome.
Children who love the water and adventure will love Save The Bay’s week-long summer camps right on the waterfront in Providence. Save The Bay’s week-long BayCamp for children who have completed kindergarten and first grade promises hands-on, Bay-centric activities that are as much fun as they are educational. Headquartered at the Bay Center at Fields Point, Junior BayCamp blends age-appropriate marine science and environmental education with shoreline fun. Inside the classrooms, campers interact with the marine life that call Narragansett Bay home, through touch tanks and counselor-led crafts and games, while the rocky shoreline of Fields Point gives campers the perfect place to explore critters and natural habitats nearby, building valuable knowledge about the Bay’s natural beauty, resources, and what they can do to help preserve it.
Explore the world of sailing and marine science on Narragansett Bay! Campers split their days between sailboats and our research vessel, where they’ll experience sailing, measure water quality and collect live critters in our onboard research tanks. We will also explore Prudence Island where we will swim, snorkel and have fun.
Movies on the Rocks presents the Princess Bride
Wednesday, August 15
Friends of Ballard Park will screen The Princess Bride and a short provided by the Rhode Island International Film Festival on August 15.
A cult classic, The Princess Bride tells the story of a farmhand named Westley who must rescue his true love Princess Buttercup from the odious Prince Humperdinck. The Princess Bride is rated PG and runs for ninety-eight minutes.
The meadow opens at 6:30 p.m. for picnicking. Seating is on the grass. Rain date is Thursday. Smoking is prohibited. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight. Park along Hazard Road and be sure to do a tick check upon leaving the park.