COURTESY OF LINDEN PLACE / BRITTANY ADAMS

9/29 Burger Bash

Why: Burgers, beer and bluegrass, oh my! Sample the East Bay’s best sliders and get your burger fix with a variety of mini patties that include beef, turkey, chicken, pork and seafood. Plus, sip local craft brews and wine while listening to live music in the Linden Place ballroom and sprawling gardens. This culinary afternoon supports the preservation and restoration of the mansion.
Where: Linden Place Mansion, 500 Hope St., Bristol.
More info: Call 253-0390 or visit lindenplace.org.

Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Join our museum curator for guided walks of Roger Williams Park and learn how to identify seasonal wildflowers and better understand urban ecology. From milkweed to monarchs, you will gain a greater appreciation for the surprising diversity of urban wildlife. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring binoculars if you have them. Walks meet at the Museum of Natural History and...
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Jam can be made from fruits, of course, but did you know that some vegetables make delicious jams as well? Learn to make jam using traditional canning methods as well the quick, instantly gratifying refrigerated and freezing methods. This will be a hands-on workshop where you make, taste and even take home a jar of jam!
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
The gardens of “olde England” are celebrated in poetry, painting and prose and are considered one of the nation’s great contributions to the world’s cultural heritage. This lecture series explores the creation and restoration of landmark gardens from the Middle Ages to the early eighteenth century, the period when England developed its own distinct horticultural and design traditions.
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm Aldrich House
On Saturday, September 21, the Rhode Island Historical Society is offering a double-header of compelling programming. On that day, the organization’s two museums — the John Brown House (52 Power Street, Providence) and the Museum of Work and Culture (42 South Main Street, Woonsocket) — will participate in Smithsonian Museum Day by offering free admission and special programming to all...
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
The gardens of “olde England” are celebrated in poetry, painting and prose and are considered one of the nation’s great contributions to the world’s cultural heritage. This lecture series explores the creation and restoration of landmark gardens from the Middle Ages to the early eighteenth century, the period when England developed its own distinct horticultural and design traditions.
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
The gardens of “olde England” are celebrated in poetry, painting and prose and are considered one of the nation’s great contributions to the world’s cultural heritage. This lecture series explores the creation and restoration of landmark gardens from the Middle Ages to the early eighteenth century, the period when England developed its own distinct horticultural and design traditions.
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm East Providence Public Library
Everyone knows there’s “something about lighthouses” that gives them broad appeal, but their vital role in our history and culture is little appreciated. Our early nation was built on maritime economy, and lighthouses were part of the system that made that possible. Due to automation, traditional lighthouse keeping is a way of life that has faded into the past. Jeremy...
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Go back in time with docent Mike McGinity on a walking tour through Roger Williams Park. Long lost park treasures and missing monuments will be revisited at their original locations in this nostalgic look at the history of this grand space. Pets are not permitted on walking tours. Children are not permitted in our lifelong learners programming. Pre-registration is preferred.
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
The gardens of “olde England” are celebrated in poetry, painting and prose and are considered one of the nation’s great contributions to the world’s cultural heritage. This lecture series explores the creation and restoration of landmark gardens from the Middle Ages to the early eighteenth century, the period when England developed its own distinct horticultural and design traditions.
Sep 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
The gardens of “olde England” are celebrated in poetry, painting and prose and are considered one of the nation’s great contributions to the world’s cultural heritage. This lecture series explores the creation and restoration of landmark gardens from the Middle Ages to the early eighteenth century, the period when England developed its own distinct horticultural and design traditions.
Sep 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Norman Bird Sanctuary
Long before the first leaves turn, the first signs of fall start showing along the field edges at NBS. In this naturalist-guided program, participants will go over some of the basics of wildflower identification, and head out to the fields to search for and identify some common fall flowers. Recommended for ages eight and up Rain Date: Thursday, September 26
Sep 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
The gardens of “olde England” are celebrated in poetry, painting and prose and are considered one of the nation’s great contributions to the world’s cultural heritage. This lecture series explores the creation and restoration of landmark gardens from the Middle Ages to the early eighteenth century, the period when England developed its own distinct horticultural and design traditions.
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Lincoln School
Women’s Fund of Rhode Island’s popular Cocktails and Conversations series is back with another forum on September 26 at the STEAM Hub for Girls in Lincoln School (301 Butler Ave. Providence, RI 02906) from 6–8 p.m. Cocktails & Conversations is a networking event that includes a themed panel discussion related to women’s equity. This month’s forum features high-school feminist youth...
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
The gardens of “olde England” are celebrated in poetry, painting and prose and are considered one of the nation’s great contributions to the world’s cultural heritage. This lecture series explores the creation and restoration of landmark gardens from the Middle Ages to the early eighteenth century, the period when England developed its own distinct horticultural and design traditions.
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am Rough Point Museum
Tour the Rough Point grounds in the company of experts – once a month our estate gardeners share their expertise on a range of topics from plant identification to organic garden care. Get insider tips about how the Rough Point staff keeps the grounds looking lush and how to incorporate those practices in your own home garden. This program takes...
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Have you ever struggled to identify a skull you found in the woods? Come to the museum and learn the major features that distinguish mammal skulls, with particular attention paid to ones most commonly found in our area. After a brief presentation we will take a look at examples of the skulls we have discussed, as well as the more...
Sep 29 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Norman Bird Sanctuary
Tour the artist studios of the Mabel Residency and explore the land that has inspired artists for centuries at Norman Bird Sanctuary. Afterwards, flock to Mabel’s Studio to celebrate the completion of the inaugural Mabel Residency. You’ll enjoy music by Los Duderinos, wood-fired pizza, signature cocktails, and more. Free. Pre-registration is required.
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm East Providence Public Library
Dr. Barbara Roberts, author of The Doctor Broad, was a devout Catholic schoolgirl who grew up to be a physician, an atheist, feminist, anti-war activist – as well as a Mob doctor and Mob mistress. The man she kept alive and out of prison was Raymond L. S. Patriarca, the long-time head of the New England Mafia. A highly respected...
Oct 3 all-day Woodman Family Community & Performance Center (near Barnes St.) at Moses Brown School,
Perennial Planters Garden Club and Citizens’ Climate Education RI are pleased to host, “The C-Change Primer” a dynamic and completely non-partisan introduction to and discussion of our changing climate. The public is welcome. There is no admission charge. Please reserve your seat through Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/c-change-primer-tickets-70798587481 The “C-Change Primer” presentation provides an accessible overview of the science behind climate change...
Oct 3 all-day Moses Brown School
Perennial Planters Garden Club and Citizens’ Climate Education RI are pleased to host “The Climate-Change Primer”, an introduction to and discussion of our changing climate. The public is welcome. There is no admission charge. Please reserve your seat through Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/c-change-primer-tickets-70798587481 The “C-Change Primer” presentation provides an accessible overview of the science behind climate change and a clear-eyed assessment...
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Join us for an in-depth look at our successes and struggles in growing lotus in containers. These container-grown aquatics have been a staple in our gardens for the last two years. And they are far easier than you might believe! Gail Read, Betsy Ekholm, and Joe Verstandig, Garden and Greenhouse horticulturists, will go over the preparation, planting and maintenance of...
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Join us for guided walks of Roger Williams Park and learn how to identify plants and better understand urban ecology. From maple trees to mushrooms, you will gain a greater appreciation for the surprising diversity of urban wildlife. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring binoculars if you have them. Walks meet at the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium. Program...
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Join us for guided bird walks in Roger Williams Park. Although many of our breeding birds have flown south, plenty of year-round residents can be seen in the park! Please wear comfortable shoes and bring binoculars if you have them. All skill levels are welcome. Walks meet at the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium. Recommended for children age six...
Oct 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Norman Bird Sanctuary
Join us in Mabel’s Studio to learn about the amazing types of mushrooms in the region! Some are delicious and some are poisonous, but their ecology is always fun to learn about. You’ll hear from Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt, New England’s leading mushroom hunting teachers, as they walk you through an incredible slideshow of all-local photography. You’ll learn the...
Oct 11 all-day Omni Providence Hotel
RIBBA’s Awards Gala brings together Rhode Island’s business owners, organization leaders, and advocates, from around the country to connect and enjoy an unforgettable evening. Be inspired by the contributions of RIBBA’s honorees as we celebrate their achievements. Your gala ticket provides access to the cocktail hour, dinner, and awards presentation featuring our Keynote Speaker, Donna B Coaxum Esq. CPA Senior...
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Ever wonder how to get the most out of your container plants? Start with the soil! In this discussion, will focus on the reasons for the different soil mixes used in containers. We will recommend the best soil mixes for your plants as you bring them indoors for winter. Soil amendments will be on display.
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Norman Bird Sanctuary
Join us for a hands-on hike with Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt, New England’s leading mushroom hunting teachers, into the forest for a close look at local fungi in their natural habitats. Learn how knowing the ecology of wild mushrooms can help you find them. Mushroom identification will be explored in depth, with emphasis on mushroom photography as an important...
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Go back in time with docent Mike McGinity on a walking tour through Roger Williams Park. Long lost park treasures and missing monuments will be revisited at their original locations in this nostalgic look at the history of this grand space. Pets are not permitted on walking tours. Children are not permitted in our lifelong learners programming. Pre-registration is preferred.
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Want to transplant some favorite perennials but unsure of the best time to do it? Come and learn from Blithewold’s horticulturists as they begin the yearly process of editing and changing the gardens.
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 6:15 pm Providence Marriott
Many people who either start a new company or look for an opportunity are often beset by numerous challenges. They may be unaware of the resources available to them, such as local networking groups, Chambers of Commerce or business agencies that can direct them to other sources. Those who are not connected can fall behind and/or feel overwhelmed by the...