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.

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10:30 am Mornings in the Garden @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
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Aug 17 @ 10:30 am
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11:00 am “Tales of the Slave Trade” Walking Tour @ Linden Place Mansion
“Tales of the Slave Trade” Walking Tour @ Linden Place Mansion
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am
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11:00 am Tales of the Slave Trade Walking Tour @ Linden Place Mansion
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