Check out all the cool stuff to do this week in The Week Ahead

Check out all the cool stuff to do this week in The Week Ahead



CELEBRATE SUMMER

Scope out your spot in Wilcox Park early on Saturday to save the best seats to view the Chorus of Westerly’s 38th Annual Summer Pops concert. Don’t miss the spectacular outdoor concert with a pre-show beginning at 6 p.m. and the main show kicking off at 8 p.m. Sing along with your favorites and listen to some classics while conductor Andrew Howell leads the chorus in song along with the Pops Festival Orchestra. Be ready when the Newport Artillery accompanies and hear the bells of Christ Church, plus an aerial display by Fireworks by Grucci. Free and open to all. Rain dates are set for June 24-25. Guest artist Roderick MacDonald will play the trumpet, and the pre-show entertainment will include the Beach Band, the Westerly High School Band, and the Westerly Morris Men.

FOR BOOK WORMS

Catch up with author Jennifer Egan, who won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for her book “A Visit from the Goon Squad,” Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Wheeler Library, 101 Main St., North Stonington, to hear her talk about her latest novel, “Manhattan Beach.” Egan will also sign copies of the book. The event is free but reservations are encouraged Call 860-535-0383.

GOD & WAR

Stop by the Westerly Library Thursday at 6 p.m. for an author talk and book-signing with author James Warren who will dicuss his book “God, War, and Providence,” which tells the tragic and fascinating history of the first epic struggle between white settlers and Native Americans in the early seventeenth century. Warren is a former visiting scholar in the American Studies Department at Brown and a regular contributor to The Daily Beast. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.

CROQUET AWAY

Welcome summer with a little croquet at the Ocean House’s Croquet & Keel Cocktails event on Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. when guests will be treated to a Lilly Pulitzer-inspired cocktails (Lilly’s Lemonade is made with fresh-squeezed lemonade infused with elderflower and butterfly tea) and play croquet on the championship croquet court. Guests are encouraged to wear croquet whites or their favorite Lilly Pulitzer print. After all, June 21 marks national “Wear Your Lilly Day.” Tickets are $25 each and available at oceanhouseevents.com. All proceeds will benefit the Ocean House Foundation. 

BARBECUE IN THE BOROUGH

Head to the borough Friday from 6 p.m. to  8 p.m. when Calvary Church host its annual chicken barbecue dinner. The family friendly event is sponsored by the Uganda Mission Team to benefit Uganda Mission Projects. Tickets, which can be purchased in advance, are $12 for adults, $6 for children 12 and under, $35 family maximum. At the door, tickets will be $15 for adults, $7 for children 12 and under, with a maximum of $40 per family. The fun includes music, cash bar, and basket raffle. Calvary is located at 27 Church St., Stonington.

— Nancy Burns-Fusaro


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