Grab your tambourine or other favorite instrument and head to Westerly Public Library auditorium Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. for the library’s first-ever Holiday Sing-a-long Circle with friends from the Olean Center. Everyone is welcome for the hourlong songfest, and attendees are encouraged to bring along their favorite musical instruments. Visit westerlylibrary.org for more info.
Meet your friends in downtown Westerly Wednesday night for an evening of holiday cheer when the streets of downtown Westerly will be lined with luminaria, carolers and Christmas festivities, and shopkeepers will run special promotions and discounts to kick off the holiday season and serve complimentary hot chocolate and cookies. The annual Holiday Stroll & Luminaria takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. Don’t miss a chance to take a hayride while you’re there. Visit oceanchamber.org or call 401-596-7761 for more information.
Give the gift of reading this Chirstmas and stop by the annual Holiday Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Westerly Public Library. Featuring books, tapes and CDs, the sale opens Wednesday and stays open Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the library and Wilcox Park.
Enjoy “Songs of the Holidays” on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. when The Black Tie Brothers — Phil Audette and Brendon Bjorness-Murano — perform a mixture of holiday classics at Westerly Public Library. A second performance will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. The program is free. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.
Rock out with Neal Vitullo and the Vipers Saturday at The Knick when the blues/rockabilly/R&B/surf/American roots rock ‘n’ roll band plays an 8:30 p.m. show. Tickets are $10. Visit knickmusic.com for tickets.
Take a peek inside some of the lovely homes of Ashaway Saturday after breakfast with Santa and a ride in a horse-drawn wagon during the annual Ashaway Village Holiday Stroll Saturday from 8 a.m to 7 p.m. Also featured will be bazaars, movies, crafts, luncheons and music all ending with fireworks at Crandall Field. For a full schedule visit hopkintonri.org/recreation.
Make a reservation to listen to social worker Kevin Lyn Sisson discuss ideas for how seniors can do keep happy while creating rich, enjoyable lives at a talk called “The Art of Aging,” on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at StoneRidge Senior Living Center in Mystic, The lecture is free, however, advanced reservations are required. To reserve a ticket, call 860-572-5601.
Head to the Westerly armory Sunday at 2 p.m. for the Westerly Band’s annual Holiday Concert which includes all your holiday favorites, a Christmas sing-a-long and a reading of “’Twas the Night Before Christmas.” $5, adults, free for kids.
— Nancy Burns-Fusaro