Tune into Rhode Island Public Television on Thursday at 8 p.m. to watch “Saving One Bay Street,” a documentary that chronicles the remarkable rescue and restoration of Lanphear Livery, an endangered building of historical and local significance in Watch Hill. The preservation effort for the circa 1887 Lanphear Livery, a former horse stable, spanned five years and cost some $6 million. Visit ripbs.org/tv for more information.
Shake your tail feathers and waddle on over to the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce’s 20th Annual Pawcatuck River Duck Race on Saturday morning when 20,000 rubber ducks will be dumped into the Pawcatuck River for a race that benefits more than 40 local charities and schools. Prizes will be awarded to owners of the winning ducks. The event will feature children’s games and food booths … fun for the whole family! Visit oceanchamber.org on the web or call 401-596-7761 for more information or to purchase a duck. The fun begins at 11:30 a.m. and lasts all the way until 3 in the afternoon.
Hear tales of inspiration Thursday at 6 p.m. at Savoy Bookshop and Café on Canal Street in Westerly when author Colleen Kelly Alexander shares the incredible story of how she survived a diagnosis of lupus, brain surgery, five weeks in a coma and 29 surgeries in an author discussion focused on her book, titled “Gratitude in Motion.” For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com
Meet Maryland singer-songwriter Michael Nau Wednesday at 8 p.m. and hear him play with the Mighty Thread in the Taproom of the Knickerbocker. The Mighty Thread is an expanded full-band lineup comprising musicians from all over the country who have been a part of his touring and recording life over the past several years. Tickets are $10 in advance, and $14 at the door. Call 401-315-5070 for more information.
March on over to the Pawcatuck Lions Club for a free Community Breakfast Friday from 8:30 to 11 a.m.
Take the kiddies to the opera on Friday when Salt Marsh Opera presents a Kids Love Opera program of “Jack and Jill and the Happening Hill,” a brand new opera written specifically for fifth- and sixth- grade students. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by calling 860-535-0753. The fun starts at 7 p.m. at the United Theatre, 5 Canal St., Westerly.
Celebrate local heroes Saturday at the Westerly Armory’s Membership Appreciation Evening when five people will be honored for their service to the community, state and nation. This year the honorees are Rose Marie Pampel Weston, Samuel A. Azzinaro, Dr. John B. Stellitano, Joseph A. Potter, and the late Mary Lou Serra. The event will include dinner and a presentation on Rocky Point Park by Mayor Scott Avedisian from Warwick. Cost is $8 for members and $35 for non-members. For reservations, call the Armory at 401-596-8554. Visit the website at westerlyarmory.com for more information.
— Nancy Burns-Fusaro