South Coast Artists.

This month: Explore South Coast Artists Open Studios, watch festive floats in a Fourth of July parade and do yoga in the park.

Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
To enhance your visit to our new exhibit, Many Inspired Steps: Salute to Apollo 11 and Lunar Exploration, museum education staff will lead hands-on activities so you can get to know our nearest neighbor in space. Do you really know just how big the Moon is? Or how far away it is? What happens to the rest of the Moon...
Jul 20 @ 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...
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
Join us for a beautiful morning program with tea, pastries, book readings and more about this special project.
Jul 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Norman Bird Sanctuary
Gather your flock to enjoy a tour of the Lost Bird sculptures with renowned artist Todd McGrain and support Norman Bird Sanctuary’s artist residency. You’ll enjoy live music, drinks, and woodfired pizza while overlooking beautiful views of the ocean and rolling fields filled with bird boxes. Adults and kids will also have the chance to learn how to “Fold the...
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
To enhance your visit to our new exhibit, Many Inspired Steps: Salute to Apollo 11 and Lunar Exploration, museum education staff will lead hands-on activities so you can get to know our nearest neighbor in space. Do you really know just how big the Moon is? Or how far away it is? What happens to the rest of the Moon...
Jul 26 all-day Attleboro Elks Lodge
An evening with spirit Featuring Steven F. Macek, Esq., psychic medium and host of WARA Radio’s “Through the Static” Spend an evening of love, laughter and tears as Steven channels messages of love and encouragement from loved ones on the other side.
Aug 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
To enhance your visit to our new exhibit, Many Inspired Steps: Salute to Apollo 11 and Lunar Exploration, museum education staff will lead hands-on activities so you can get to know our nearest neighbor in space. Do you really know just how big the Moon is? Or how far away it is? What happens to the rest of the Moon...
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
You may have seen Blithewold’s garden as a whole, but this discussion will get up close and personal with each garden, letting you take a closer look at the various plants in each unique garden room. Participants will take home a plant list after each session.
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Join us for a guided bird walk in Roger Williams Park. We will be searching the canopy for warblers, tanagers and more, as well as checking the ponds for herons and egrets. Wear comfortable shoes and bring binoculars if you have them. All skill levels are welcome. Recommended for children age six and older. Pets are not permitted. Pre-registration is...
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm East Providence Public Library
Enthusiast and historic baseball player Jon Henson recounts the rise and dominance of the Providence Grays, the powerhouse club that fielded four future Hall of Famers and won two National League pennants, as well as the first postseason interleague world championship series. Henson’s talk will reveal the colorful personalities and anecdotes of the major league franchise that held court on...
Aug 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Fossil-enthusiast and Museum Docent Chris McKenzie will be showcasing recent fossil discoveries through images and reconstructions. Drop in to learn more about these prehistoric creatures.
Aug 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce
Do you know when to lead, follow or get out of the way? Good leaders know what role works best in any given situation. This newest trend in leader development is called situational leadership, used by militaries around the world for centuries. Learn what works best in any situation by becoming more aware of what makes sense before jumping into...
Aug 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
To enhance your visit to our new exhibit, Many Inspired Steps: Salute to Apollo 11 and Lunar Exploration, museum education staff will lead hands-on activities so you can get to know our nearest neighbor in space. Do you really know just how big the Moon is? Or how far away it is? What happens to the rest of the Moon...
Aug 8 @ 5:00 pm Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
From planting Victory Gardens to reducing meat consumption, Americans helped the war effort by changing their eating habits so they could send extra food to Europe. Learn more about directives from the U.S. government and how Blithewold family members responded with recipes, school gardens and other local initiatives to grow and conserve food.
Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
To enhance your visit to our new exhibit, Many Inspired Steps: Salute to Apollo 11 and Lunar Exploration, museum education staff will lead hands-on activities so you can get to know our nearest neighbor in space. Do you really know just how big the Moon is? Or how far away it is? What happens to the rest of the Moon...
Aug 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
To enhance your visit to our new exhibit, Many Inspired Steps: Salute to Apollo 11 and Lunar Exploration, museum education staff will lead hands-on activities so you can get to know our nearest neighbor in space. Do you really know just how big the Moon is? Or how far away it is? What happens to the rest of the Moon...
Aug 24 @ 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...
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Explore Roger Williams Park with docent Bill LaCivita as you learn about the many people who brought back the decorative trees found in the park. Some people highlighted are John Tradescant, John Bartram, David Douglas, and Dr. Hall of Bristol. Pets are not permitted on walking tours. Children are not permitted in our lifelong learners programming. Pre-registration is preferred.
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
This class takes a close-up view of the details in nature that enhance a focused still life of those seeds and cones. Form, texture, color variation, and shading for volume are taught and both line and gestural drawing techniques are covered. “Seeing” the form and rendering it are the challenge for quick and longer studies.
Aug 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
To enhance your visit to our new exhibit, Many Inspired Steps: Salute to Apollo 11 and Lunar Exploration, museum education staff will lead hands-on activities so you can get to know our nearest neighbor in space. Do you really know just how big the Moon is? Or how far away it is? What happens to the rest of the Moon...
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Join us for a guided bird walk in Roger Williams Park. We will be searching the canopy for warblers, tanagers and more, as well as checking the ponds for herons and egrets. Wear comfortable shoes and bring binoculars if you have them. All skill levels are welcome. Recommended for children age six and older. Pets are not permitted. Pre-registration is...
Sep 6 @ 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 7 @ 10:00 am Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum
Explore the many varieties of pickled goodness and learn how to make your own fruit roll-ups! Participants will learn some of the best techniques and recipes for drying and pickling fruits and veggies. This will be a hands-on workshop where you make, taste and even take home a jar of pickles.
Sep 7 @ 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 8 @ 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 9 @ 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 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Explore the museum’s archives and collection storage vaults with docent Mike McGinity to learn about the museum and its collections. Archives and vaults are only accessible by stairs. Children are not permitted in our lifelong learners programming. Pre-registration is required. Program is limited to ten people, so sign up early to guarantee your spot.
Sep 10 @ 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 11 @ 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 12 @ 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.