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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Designing by the Seasons: A Floral Arranging Series @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum
Aug 14 all-day
Designing by the Seasons: A Floral Arranging Series @ Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum

In this workshop series, we will create arrangements showcasing what is blooming in the gardens. The workshops will encourage designers to become more familiar with flowers’ bloom times, and each class begins with a quick survey of the gardens, watching as they evolve throughout the series. Participants will then create unique seasonal arrangements of gorgeous flowers sourced from Blithewold and other local flower farms to take home.

Drop in for one class or join us for all four! Full series: $200 members, $220 non-members; Individual class: $55 members, $60 non-members.

 

National Grid Energy Innovation Hub @ Energy Innovation Hub
Aug 14 all-day
National Grid Energy Innovation Hub @ Energy Innovation Hub

The National Grid Energy Innovation Hub is a collaborative, community space designed to elevate the conversation around the future of energy and the environment. The Hub offers interactive exhibits where Rhode Islanders can learn how they can take action towards creating a clean energy future.Exhibits include information about energy savings tips, energy efficiency, renewable energy, electric vehicles, connected solutions (demand response), and ways to reduce energy bills. Guests can sign up for a no-cost home energy assessment and learn about the impact their energy choices have on the ultimate goal of a clean energy future.

The Hub is open to the public Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. By appointment on Thursday. Groups are welcome.

Not Your Average Cause @ Not Your Average Joe's
Aug 14 all-day
Not Your Average Cause @ Not Your Average Joe's

Warwick Center for the Arts has been selected for the Not Your Average Cause program. Not Your Average Joe’s chose Warwick Center for the Arts because they believe in its value to the community! Not Your Average Joe’s will make a 15% donation for all purchases made by Warwick Center for the Arts supporters on Tuesday nights throughout the month of August. All you have to do is show your server your Not Your Average Cause Certificate which you can download on www.warwickcfa.org.

Providence Junior BayCamp with Save the Bay @ Save the Bay Center
Aug 14 all-day
Providence Junior BayCamp with Save the Bay @ Save the Bay Center

Children who love the water and adventure will love Save The Bay’s week-long summer camps right on the waterfront in Providence. Save The Bay’s week-long BayCamp for children who have completed kindergarten and first grade promises hands-on, Bay-centric activities that are as much fun as they are educational. Headquartered at the Bay Center at Fields Point, Junior BayCamp blends age-appropriate marine science and environmental education with shoreline fun. Inside the classrooms, campers interact with the marine life that call Narragansett Bay home, through touch tanks and counselor-led crafts and games, while the rocky shoreline of Fields Point gives campers the perfect place to explore critters and natural habitats nearby, building valuable knowledge about the Bay’s natural beauty, resources, and what they can do to help preserve it.

Sailing and Science Camp with Providence Community Boating Center and Save the Bay @ Providence Community Boating Center
Aug 14 all-day
Sailing and Science Camp with Providence Community Boating Center and Save the Bay @ Providence Community Boating Center

Explore the world of sailing and marine science on Narragansett Bay! Campers split their days between sailboats and our research vessel, where they’ll experience sailing, measure water quality and collect live critters in our onboard research tanks. We will also explore Prudence Island where we will swim, snorkel and have fun.

2018 Summer Art Camp @ Warwick Center for the Arts
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
2018 Summer Art Camp @ Warwick Center for the Arts | Warwick | Rhode Island | United States

Make Art Camp part of your summer plans! This year we’re excited to offer favorites such as “Sculpture” and “Wearable Art” as well as several new and creative classes such as “Sports Cartooning” and “Animal Art.” Our flexible schedule offers three new workshops every day. Camp days are divided into three workshops: 9-11 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and 2-4 p.m.

To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
To Win or Lose All: William S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War @ Naval War College Museum | Newport | Rhode Island | United States

The Naval War College Museum presents a new exhibit, “To Win or Lose All: Williams S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War.” The exhibit occupies the museum’s gallery on the second floor.
To Win or Lose All explores the Navy’s role in securing victory for the Allies during the First World War. Under Admiral Sims’s leadership, American warships escorted convoys to France, laid mines in the North Sea, and hunted German submarines. On land, naval aviators flew scouting and bombing missions while Marines fought in the trenches east of Paris. While the sweeping naval campaigns of 1942-1945 may attract more scholarly attention, the foundation for their success was established twenty-five years earlier when the Navy operated for the first time as part of a coalition. Indeed, many officers who rose to prominence in the Second World War – Ernest J. King, Chester W. Nimitz, and Harold R. Stark, to name a few – gained valuable experience with combined operations during the first global conflict of the twentieth century. Curator Rob Doane hopes, “that this exhibit will encourage visitors to understand Admiral Sims and the sailors who served under him as real people who worked under difficult circumstances to meet the enormous challenges of wartime service.”

Mornings at the Museum @ Museum of Newport History
Aug 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Mornings at the Museum @ Museum of Newport History

Enjoy books, songs, activities, rhymes and more while building early literacy skills and fostering a lifelong love for learning. This story time will offer parents, caregivers and children reading techniques and new ideas about how interact with a museum.

Explore the museum before or after, make new friends, and enjoy twenty percent discount in the shop!

All are welcome, intended for ages one through five with caregiver.

Please visit website for more information.

Pinocchio @ Scottish Rite Auditorium
Aug 14 @ 11:00 am
Pinocchio @ Scottish Rite Auditorium | Cranston | Rhode Island | United States

An amazing series of adventures awaits Pinocchio in his quest to
become a real boy. Will he take the Blue Fairy’s advice and listen to the smart little cricket? Or will he end up as a donkey on the Isle of Joy? Come and find out! It’s a show the whole family will enjoy, no strings attached. Season’s Ticket link; https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3379765.

Lighthouse Cruises, Newport Harbor Tours and Sunset Cruises @ Rhode Island Bay Cruises
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Lighthouse Cruises, Newport Harbor Tours and Sunset Cruises @ Rhode Island Bay Cruises

Daily Narrated ninety-minute cruises of Narragansett Bay viewing ten lighthouses, ten islands, waterfront mansions and famous Newport Harbor. Reservations highly recommended. Departs from Quonset Point, North Kingstown. Sunset Cruises every Friday and Saturday. Free dockside parking. 401-295-4040 or visit www.rhodeislandbaycruises.com.