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10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Charlestown

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Narragansett Chief Sachem Matthew Thomas awaits the start of the annual Pow Wow on the Narragansett Indian Church Grounds in Charlestown. The event included a grand entrance, ceremonial service, tribal dancing and more.
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Grace White
Cali Members of different Indian Tribes participate in a dance at the start of the Narragansett Indian Pow Wow at the Indian Church Grounds in Charlestown. 
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Grace White

Summer Fun Events


SWEET BEATS

Sweet Beats Family Music teachers and performers Eleanor Robinson and Casey Marsh will offer a family music concert at the LaGrua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington, on Sunday, Aug. 11, from 11 a.m. to noon. While strumming a ukulele, banjo, mandolin, or guitar, they will harmonize to songs from Robinson’s newly released CDs “Daffodil and Chug-a-Choo” and “Iron Horse.” With their backgrounds in choirs, bands and vocal ensembles, they are able to sing a mix of folk, traditional, and world music and even some songs written for yoga poses. This event is free. Donations gratefully accepted. Call 860-535-2300 for more information.

NIMBLE ARTS CIRCUS

The City of New London with New London Maritime Society presents the Nimble Arts Summer Circus from Brattleboro, Vt., New London’s Waterfront Park on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 4 and 6:30 p.m. Free.

JUGGLING WORKSHOP

The workshop will be taught by Nimble Arts Summer Circus artists on Saturday, Aug. 10, just prior to the first performance at the New London Waterfront Park, from 2 to 3 p.m. for a $15 fee. All materials provided. Space is limited. Call 860-447-2501 to sign up.

NARRAGANSETT POW WOW

The Narragansett Indian Tribe’s 338th recorded Annual August Meeting Powwow will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10-11, at the Narragansett Indian Church grounds, Indian Church Road, Charlestown. There will be Native American drumming, singing, storytelling and dancing. Traditional food and arts and crafts will be available for purchase. Gates open to the public at 10 a.m. Admission is $6 for adults and $2 for children. For more information visit narragansett-tribe.org.

CULTURAL SURVIVAL BAZAAR

A Cultural Survival Bazaar will be held at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Center today through Saturday, Aug. 8- 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The bazaar celebrates indigenous arts and offers cultural demonstrations. Ethnic clothing, jewelry, musical instruments, Hmong embroidery, crafts, rugs, and accessories, Hawaiian and Native American live performances, and ethnic cuisine will be available for purchase. At 2 p.m. Saturday, the museum will celebrate its15th anniversary with a cake-cutting ceremony. Free. pequotmuseum.org

SUMMER FUN WEEK

The Mashantucket Pequot Museum Center will host a Summer Fun Week Aug. 14-17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Discovery cart learning centers will be stationed throughout the museum. Animals on the Farmstead will offer the opportunity to meet and learn about animals that would have lived on an 18th century farm. Visitors will have the chance to learn about and practice with traditional Native hunting tools. Free with museum admission, free to museum members. pequotmuseum.org

OLD LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM

“Songs of Celebration: the Battle of Stonington and the War of 1812” will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, at 4 p.m. (weather permitting) with music by the Palmer Consort at the Old Lighthouse Museum, 7 Water St., Stonington Borough. Bring a picnic. Old-fashioned tea tent and bake sale. Games for children. Admission: Free.

ROLLED PAPER BEADS

For ages 9 and up at the Cross Mills’ Public Library, 4417 Old Post Road, Charlestown, on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m. Create unique jewelry. Registration required. Call (401) 364-6211 or email nomi@crossmills.org

TOUCH TANK, STORY HOURS

Interactive displays of sea creatures collected from the region are displayed at Save the Bay, 8 Broad St., Westerly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Story hours Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., or Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Free and open to the public.

CHILDREN’S ROOM

The Westerly Library offers Super Storytime for ages 3 and up on Mondays at 10 a.m. at Rotary Park, Airport Road, Westerly, and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. at the Watch Hill Library. Terrific Tuesday story hour for ages 4-12 offers Library Kung Fu on Aug. 13 at Craig Field, Mountain Avenue. Tremendous Thursdays for ages 4-12 offers Christopher “Kavi” Carbone Aug. 15 at Cimalore Field. Free-To-Be-Me Fridays for ages birth to 5 years offers interactive music, singing and dancing every Friday at the Westerly Library at 10 a.m. All events are free and open to the public. In the event of rain, the outdoor activities will be held at the library. Visit the Children’s Room or the Westerly Library website for details.

STONINGTON STORY TIME

The Stonington Free Library, 20 High St., Stonington, offers drop-in Story Time on Mondays at 10:30 a.m., and P.J. Story Time on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Visit the Children’s Room or stoningtonfreelibrary.org for details.

TOM McCOY FAMILY RUNS

This season of Tom McCoy Family Fun Run will be held every Wednesday through Aug. 21 at 6 p.m., at the Pleasant View Inn, 65 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut. Children’s races are 0.3 miles, scenic runs of 1 mile and 5K for all. Registration begins at 5:30. There is no entry fee. For more information and course maps visit westerlytrackclub.org.

FAMILY MOVIE MATINEES

Movies will be shown at Kettle Pond Visitor Center, 50 Bend Road, Charlestown, on Sunday afternoons from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Family-friendly movies, loosely based on wildlife, such as “Madagascar” and “Over the Hedge,” will be screened. Popcorn and drinks are provided. This is a free event and open to all ages.



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