Things To Do in January

Discover the best things to do in Rhode Island this month, including family-friendly activities, festivals, performances, food events and shows. Here are our top picks:

  • Hit up Monster Jam, go skating by the sea and sip brews with your favorite falcons in your January Bucket List.
  • Introverted extroverts: This one’s for you. We’ve rounded up 6 local book clubs you can join this winter.
Jan
25
Sat
How to Follow a Low Carb Diet for Weight Loss or Diabetes @ East Providence Public Library
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
How to Follow a Low Carb Diet for Weight Loss or Diabetes @ East Providence Public Library | East Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Many people have heard of or tried low-carb diets, but many also find them hard to maintain. Psychologist David Weed will explain how to do this successfully by developing effective strategies. Low-carb eating works well for people who are pre-diabetic or diabetic, and many find that they can safely resolve their symptoms and reduce their medications while improving cholesterol and high blood pressure symptoms.

The workshop will conclude with samples from a simple low-carb lunch.

Jan
26
Sun
Fore the Ladies | Newport, RI @ Newport Indoor Golf
Jan 26 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fore the Ladies | Newport, RI @ Newport Indoor Golf | Portsmouth | Rhode Island | United States

Fore the Ladies is returning to where it all began: Newport Indoor Golf in Rhode Island! $20 event.

We’ll warm up with some bevs and instruction from PGA Professionals who are ready to help you learn and hone in your golf game. Later, you can shop for your next golf round with pop up shops from women’s golf apparel brands and take home some prizes.

Don’t have golf clubs? No problem, we’ll have sets on hand for you to try. Don’t worry, there will be some vino to warm us all up before trying out the game.

Jan
28
Tue
Painting Landscapes with Acrylics with Christine Mullen @ Bristol Art Museum
Jan 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Painting Landscapes with Acrylics with Christine Mullen @ Bristol Art Museum | Bristol | Rhode Island | United States

This class is for students who would like to learn how to paint with acrylics, or learn new skills to make your paintings better. Acrylic paints are very versatile and a great choice for beginning painters. You will learn how to mix color schemes that “work” and create interesting original compositions. You will experiment with several different painting mediums for thinning or thickening your paints. I will demonstrate a variety painting techniques which will enable each person to progress at his or her own rate.

Feb
1
Sat
Urban Wildlife Workshop @ Sprout CoWorking
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Urban Wildlife Workshop @ Sprout CoWorking | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Creature Conserve and The Gallery at Sprout CoWorking invite artists to attend a workshop on how to make science more accessible and understandable, using urban ecology as the unifying theme. All skill levels are welcome. Limited to twenty. Registration Fee: $30. Register: https://www.creatureconserve.com/urban-wildlife-workshops-2020. Artists are invited to submit artwork for a juried exhibit, “Urban Wildlife in Rhode Island: Learning To Co+Exist” planned for the Gallery at Sprout CoWorking in Providence for the month of April in celebration of Earth Day. Please visit www.creatureconserve.com/exhibit-entry-form to enter your work for the exhibit. The submission deadline is February 1.

Watercolor Painting for Adults with Aileen Quinn @ Warwick Center for the Arts
Feb 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Explore the art of watercolor painting using a variety of processes and techniques to create “little pictures” which can be turned into greeting cards! This class is great for beginners or artists who want a refresher.

The dates of the classes are: February 8, 15 and 22 from 3-5 p.m. each day.

Foundations in Gardening: Small Gardens for Big Enjoyment @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Feb 1 @ 9:30 pm
Foundations in Gardening: Small Gardens for Big Enjoyment @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum | Bristol | Rhode Island | United States

Are you reconsidering the size of your garden or thinking of simplifying your garden space? This class will focus on basic garden principles applied to small spaces to maximize your garden enjoyment. Small gardens can be both beautiful and functional: from creating a mini wildlife sanctuary to expressing dynamic tastes to providing a space for relaxation. Learn from Gail’s photo visits to friend’s gardens – discover how they enjoy their small gardens in a big way.

Feb
4
Tue
Starting a Sketchbook @ Westerly Education Center
Feb 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Starting a Sketchbook @ Westerly Education Center | Westerly | Rhode Island | United States

RISD Continuing Education instructor Suzi Cozzens introduces you to quick and easy strategies as you begin to generate work for your sketchbook, including line exercises and collage techniques.

Ages eighteen and older. No experience necessary. Registration for this course is required: https://ce.risd.edu/westerly

This workshop is one of several RISD Continuing Education courses and workshops for adults and teens being offered this winter at the Westerly Education Center in Westerly – an easy commute for students in southern Rhode Island and eastern Connecticut.

Feb
6
Thu
Pages from a Book: Make a Heart Wreath with Book Pages Event @ Barrington Books Garden City
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm
Pages from a Book: Make a Heart Wreath with Book Pages Event @ Barrington Books Garden City | Cranston | Rhode Island | United States

Join us for our special Pages from a Book: Make a Heart Wreath Event where book lovers will be able to make a beautiful heart shaped wreath out of book pages. All materials will be supplied and you will be able to take your wreath home and hang it right away. No previous experience or crafting skills are necessary for this workshop. It is designed for beginners. Enjoy some adult beverages (non-alcoholic beverages available for those under twenty-one-years-old) and some sweet treats.
Space is limited, so reserve early by calling 432-7222.
Price is $25 per person which includes all materials, beverages and dessert.

Feb
8
Sat
Top Kitchen and Bath Trends for 2020 Insight from The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show @ Rhode Island Kitchen and Bath
Feb 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Top Kitchen and Bath Trends for 2020 Insight from The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show @ Rhode Island Kitchen and Bath | Warwick | Rhode Island | United States

Our designers are back from the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show and are ready to share the knowledge! With over 600 leading brands at the show, including over 100 new companies, they’ll share new products, upcoming trends, and the latest insights direct from the manufacturers themselves! If you are planning an upcoming remodel, bring your questions and be prepared to be inspired! While you’re in our showroom, enjoy the kitchen and bathroom displays surrounding the event space. A light brunch will be served immediately following the event. This event is complimentary; however, we will be accepting food donations for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

iPhone Photography Workshop @ Westerly Education Center
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
iPhone Photography Workshop @ Westerly Education Center | Westerly | Rhode Island | United States

Whether you’re looking to photograph your artwork, or seeking the perfect social media aesthetic for your brand, learn how to take professional-level photos with your iPhone. This one-day workshop is taught by RISD Continuing Education instructor Dawn Temple.

Ages eighteen and older. No experience necessary. Registration for this course is required: https://ce.risd.edu/westerly

This workshop is one of several RISD Continuing Education courses and workshops for adults and teens being offered this winter at the Westerly Education Center in Westerly – an easy commute for students in southern Rhode Island and eastern Connecticut.