Head to Watch Hill tonight at 6 to hear about the whaling women of the 18th and 19th centuries and the critical role they played during the heyday of the whaling industry in New England when Yvonne Masakowski, a professor at the Naval War College in Newport, gives a talk at Lanphear Livery. Admission is free. For more information, visit thewatchhillconservancy.org. Lanphear Livery is located at 1 Bay St. in Watch Hill.
Learn all about rain barrels and why you might want one Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. when members of the Pollinator Gardens Committee of the United Congregational Church of Westerly, United Church of Christ, holds a “Build a Rain Barrel Workshop” in the Fellowship Hall of the church located at 9 Castle Hill Road in Pawcatuck. The workshop is limited to 20 participants, so pre-registration is required to reserve a rain barrel. To register, please contact Judy Rondeau at 860-774-9600 ext. 13 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drive down to the beach Tuesday to catch a free screening of “Meet the Robinsons” at the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce’s Big Screen Movies on the Beach at 8:30 p.m. at Atlantic Beach Park, located at 321 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut. For more information, visit oceanchamber.org.
Sway to the music of the Westerly Band Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 8 p.m. when band members play a variety of music from throughout the ages at the Wilcox Park bandstand. Westerly’s hometown band will play music from Civil War times all the way through to the Beach Boys era. Also included will be a special number by Austin Thorp, a fourth-generation musician with the Westerly Band, who will play Leroy Anderson’s “A Trumpeter’s Lullaby.”
Howl with the Howling Hound Dogs at the St. Mary Church Bazaar, Tag Sale, Silent Auction and Bake Sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Hounds, a classic jug band, will be rocking from 9 to 11 a.m.
Join members of the Maria Assunta Society of St. Michael Church in Pawcatuck this weekend during the 98th annual Feast of the Assumption. From Friday’s Rosary and Candlelight Procession to Sunday’s procession of the Statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary through the streets of Pawcatuck, the celebration is free to all. Visit stmichaelschoolct.com for more information.
Walk down the pink carpet on the Croquet Lawn at the Ocean House while savoring Whispering Angel Rosé at the world’s first-ever Pink Party on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. Guests are invited to play croquet while enjoying appetizers, sipping one of the country’s most popular rosé brands and meeting one of its key ambassadors, Paul Chevaliere. Guests are encouraged to wear pink, croquet white or their favorite Vineyard Vines apparel. Tickets are available for $30 per person, exclusive of taxes and gratuity. Reservations can be made by logging on at OceanHouseEvents.com.
— Nancy Burns-Fusaro