Check out the great stuff you can do this week around the region in The Week Ahead

Check out the great stuff you can do this week around the region in The Week Ahead


Be sure to be in the audience Wednesday for this year’s Trashion Fashion event at the Granite Theatre so you can see for yourself just how creative the models will be as they walk the runway wearing frocks made entirely from recycled materials. Billed as fabulous and funky, expect to see dresses made of the unexpected. Tickets are $15 each and are available at the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce office. Call 401-596-7761 for more information.


Meet fabled runners and writers Amby Burfoot, Deena Kastor and Michelle Hamilton during this Boston Marathon week on Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Olde Mistick Village Meeting House when the trio will discuss their new books and all things about running. The talk is sponsored by Kelley’s Pace and Bank Square Books.


Meet Weekapaug celebrity beer sommelier Anne Becerra Thursday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. when Weekapaug Inn holds one of its monthly Brewmaster’s Socials. In addition to hearing from one of the country’s most learned female cicerones, enjoy a three-course meal paired with special brews. The cost is $48 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Details are available at or by calling 877- 258-0324.


Sample edibles foraged from the wild, including local shellfish, venison, mushrooms and greens, all complemented with wine and beer pairings, Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the third annual “Foraged of the Earth Dinner” at The Knickerbocker Music Center 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly. Dinner courses will be crafted by featured chef Chris Champagne of 84 Tavern on Canal. Funds raised directly benefit land conservation programs that preserve Westerly’s wildlife habitats, drinking-water supply, local farmland and public recreation areas for all.


Head to Avondale Arts on Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. to meet author and award-winning filmmaker John Heminway and hear him discuss his new book, “In Full Flight: A Story of Africa and Atonement.” The book is a story of one woman’s search for a new life in Africa in the wake of World War II — a life that not only sparked a heroic career, but also a secret past. Heminway, who grew up in Watch Hill and now lives in Montana, has produced and written more than 200 documentaries on subjects as varied as travel, brain science, evolution and natural history. He has won two Emmys, two Peabody Awards, and a duPont-Columbia Award. Books will be available to purchase. Call 401-315-5479 for more information.


Head to Savoy Bookshop and Café in downtown Westerly on Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. to hear author Peter Rush discuss his new book, “Wild World.” Rush is a Brown grad, who has been a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, Peace Corps volunteer and police officer. Visit

— Nancy Burns-Fusaro


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