Courtesy of the Gocester Scarecrow Festival.

10/19 Glocester Scarecrow Festival

Why: See dozens of scarecrows line Chepachet Village, sip piping hot drinks and munch on apple cider doughnuts to get into the fall feel. Awards will be given out to the best scarecrows. Entertainment and more food will be available along Putnam Pike and face painting, plus pony rides and rabbit displays will keep the kiddos busy. Rhode Island folk duo, Atwater-Donnelly, will perform live music, too. The scarecrows will remain up for viewing until November 3.
Where: Chepachet Village, Main St., Chepachet.
More Info: Visit glocesterscarecrowfestival.org.

Oct
21
Mon
Meditation at the Library @ East Greenwich Free Library
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Meditation at the Library @ East Greenwich Free Library | East Greenwich | Rhode Island | United States

Monday, October 21, Explore Mindfulness Meditation at 6:30 pm. All Welcome. No Experience Needed. East Greenwich Free Library.

Together, practice guided meditation and learn the research behind the benefits of this exercise. Free. Beginners always welcome to any session.

Upcoming Sessions: Monday – Oct 21 and Nov 4 (6:30-7:30)…. Sessions are usually the first and third Monday of each month (6:30-7:30), when the Library is open. Check Library website calendar: www.eastgreenwichlibrary.org.

Chairs are provided, but feel free to bring a meditation cushion or bench.

Mindfulness Meditation: Cultivating awareness by paying attention, on purpose, in the moment, nonjudgmentally.

Brought to you by the Friends of the East Greenwich Free Library.

To receive email notifications, or more information about this program, please let us know with an email to friendseglibrary@gmail.com.

Four Legs to Stand On, Act II @ East Providence Public Library
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Four Legs to Stand On, Act II @ East Providence Public Library | East Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Last fall, Weaver Library had standing room only for the powerful play Four Legs to Stand On, a play that strives to bring addiction awareness and our country’s opioid crisis to the mainstream. The East Providence Public Library and the East Providence Prevention Coalition have partnered once again to bring Four Legs to Stand On, Act II to our community.

In Act II we pull up a seat again beside the character Sam; this time in group therapy. We’re exposed to the successes of recovery and the heartbreak of relapse. The play dives into the realities of a cast of characters fighting for their lives. The second act pushes us all to stand firm in our support of those fighting this disease and ending this national epidemic.

Four Legs to Stand On, Act II is a production of COAAST, written by Ana Bess Moyer Bell, and commissioned by Trinity Repertory Company.

The Act II performance is sixty minutes, followed by 20-minute talk-back with the playwright and cast. Audiences don’t need to see Act I to understand Act II. Free and open to all, however seating is limited.

Oct
22
Tue
New England Team Trivia at GPub @ Providence GPub
Oct 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
New England Team Trivia at GPub @ Providence GPub | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Come down to GPub for Trivia Tuesday to show off your knowledge of anything (and everything) – be the smartest, and you may even take home a gift card! The fun begins at 8 p.m.

October Takeover Tuesdays at Sarto @ Sarto
Oct 22 @ 8:00 pm
October Takeover Tuesdays at Sarto @ Sarto | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Providence’s most exceptional bartenders and mixologists are taking over Sarto’s bar throughout the month of October! On Tuesday, Oct. 8 we’re welcoming Matt Simmons. Then on Tuesday, Oct. 22 Emmy Culpepper will join us. Lastly, on Tuesday, Oct. 29, Benjamin Terry takes over and will be designing and pouring the cocktails featuring Rhode Island’s own Granny Squibb’s organic ice tea. The fun begins at 8 p.m. on each date, so don’t miss out on trying some amazing cocktails you can only get at Sarto.

Oct
23
Wed
Using Trail Cameras to Study Wildlife Behavior @ SKLT Barn
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm

On Wednesday, October 23, SKLT will host Janet Pesaturo for a presentation on camera trapping. Janet is a conservation biologist, certified tracker, and writer who travels around the country tracking and camera trapping everything from mouse to moose.

In 2018, she published her first book, Camera Trapping Guide: Tracks, Sign and Behavior of Eastern Wildlife. This one-hour talk followed by book sale and signing will introduce trail cameras—how they work and how to set them up—and discuss smart camera placement so you, too, can capture photos and videos that reveal the secret habits of animals.

Bring a dish to share! Potluck supper begins at 6 p.m. followed by lecture at 7 p.m. at the SKLT Barn, 17 Matunuck Beach Rd. Books available for $20 (cash only please). Kindly RSVP online at http://sklt.org/events-calendar/

Revisiting Snowtown: The Archaeology of the North Shore Site in Providence @ Old State House
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Revisiting Snowtown: The Archaeology of the North Shore Site in Providence @ Old State House | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Please join Heather Olson, archaeology laboratory manager at The Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc., for a discussion of the Providence Cove Lands Project; a large-scale archaeological excavation undertaken in Providence during the early 1980s. Her presentation will describe the original excavations and the recent cataloging and curation efforts that preserve the approximately 150,000-artifact collection. In addition, Ms. Olson will discuss the history and archaeology of the North Shore Site, focusing on the nineteenth- century working class residents of Providence’s Snowtown and the later Gaspee Street neighborhoods.

Bluegrass Throedown at Nick-a-Nee’s @ Nick-A-Nees
Oct 23 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Bluegrass Throedown at Nick-a-Nee's @ Nick-A-Nees | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Bluegrass Throedown features a different local or touring bluegrass band every Wednesday night at Nick-a-Nee’s in Providence. There’s never a cover, but there’s always a good time.

bluegrassthroedown.com

Free

Oct
24
Thu
Insperity Happy Hour at Sprout @ Sprout CoWorking
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Insperity Happy Hour at Sprout @ Sprout CoWorking | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Insperity Happy Hour at Sprout CoWorking: October 24, from 6-8 pm. Sprout CoWorking and Insperity invite you to join us for an exclusive networking event. Come enjoy a cocktail and delicious appetizers while connecting with other business professionals in our community. This free event is open to the public and free off-street parking is available. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/happy-hour-tickets-74867108537

Oct
25
Fri
Weaver Library Fall Book Sale @ Weaver Library
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Weaver Library Fall Book Sale @ Weaver Library | East Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Admission is free on Fri. and Sat., October 25 and 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to the Friends of the East Providence Public Library Fall Book Sale. Thousands books will be available for $1 or less. Hard and soft cover books are $1, children’s 50¢, pocket-sized paperbacks are 50¢ each or three for $1 and CDs, DVDs and audio books are $1. Books are easily accessible and are sorted in more than fifty categories; novels are in order by author’s last name. On sale are novels, vintage, collectibles, author-signed, classics and books on business, health, sports, cooking and gardening, and a large selection of books about films. Also offered are books on science, history, art and more, as well as sheet music, comics and puzzles. Benefit East Providence Public Library. Call 401-434-2453 or visit www.eastprovidencelibrary.org for info.

Oct
26
Sat
Weaver Library Fall Book Sale @ Weaver Library
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Weaver Library Fall Book Sale @ Weaver Library | East Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Admission is free on Fri. and Sat., October 25 and 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to the Friends of the East Providence Public Library Fall Book Sale. Thousands books will be available for $1 or less. Hard and soft cover books are $1, children’s 50¢, pocket-sized paperbacks are 50¢ each or three for $1 and CDs, DVDs and audio books are $1. Books are easily accessible and are sorted in more than fifty categories; novels are in order by author’s last name. On sale are novels, vintage, collectibles, author-signed, classics and books on business, health, sports, cooking and gardening, and a large selection of books about films. Also offered are books on science, history, art and more, as well as sheet music, comics and puzzles. Benefit East Providence Public Library. Call 401-434-2453 or visit www.eastprovidencelibrary.org for info.