Form a team and compete against fellow know-it-alls Thursday when the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center holds a benefit Trivia Night at the Westerly Lodge of Elks on Dixon Street in Westerly. Entry fee is $20 per person. Teams of six are encouraged. In addition to the game, look for prizes, basket raffles, appetizers and desserts. And, the bar will be open to purchase cocktails. RSVP to Susan at 860-599-3285 ext. 14, or firstname.lastname@example.org. PNC van will be available for rides leaving PNC at 6:30 p.m.
Join fellow table tennis players next Sunday for Westerly’s first Table Tennis Tournament at the Tower Street Community Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to attend and play or just to enjoy watching players of all skill levels compete. Register by visiting the Westerly Recreation website westerlyrec.com or at the door. The tournament is being held in coordination with the regular weekly table tennis games held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the center. Visit the website for more information.
Learn how to deal with difficult people Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. during an interactive seminar with psychotherapist Kenneth R. Petrucci at the Westerly Library. Registration is required.Call 401-596-2877 to register. To hear more about this book and about the author, visit Facebook.com/kennethpetrucci or Youtube.com/kennethpetrucci.
Take an evening off from cooking, support the eighth grade class and the good company of the St. Michael School community by enjoying a pasta dinner put on by the 8th graders. The dinner will be held in the St. Mary Church hall in Stonington Borough. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for kids with take-out available.
Enjoy the music of another era Friday when the Knickerbocker Collective performs a tribute to the 90s at a 9 p.m. show. Tickets are $10 with a $2 service charge for online purchases. Visist knickmusic.com.
Head back to the Knick on Saturday to hear the Silks. Tickets are $10 with a $2 service charge for online purchases. Visist knickmusic.com.
Listen to author Rona Mann Thursday at 6 p.m. when she visits the Westerly Public Library to talk about her book, “Tell Me Your Story,” a compilation of soldiers’ personal accounts of their experiences, including stories from veterans who served in combat from WWII to Iraq.
Hear Lincoln scholar Judge Frank Williams Sunday at 2 p.m. when he gives a talk at the Babcock-Smith House Museum called “Abraham Lincoln: With Charity to Some.” The judge’s talk will explore pardons during and after the Civil War. There is a fee of $5 for non-members of the museum.
— Nancy Burns-Fusaro