The Southern Rhode Island Master Gardeners will lead a free Specimen Trees Tour of Wilcox Park on Saturday at 10 a.m., beginning at the fountain by the side entrance.
Christine Corrigan, The Westerly Sun
September 12, 2017 08:05PM
Thursday, Sept. 7
Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg
6:30 p.m.; Bank Square Books, 53 West Main St., Mystic.
Westerly author Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg will discuss her debut novel “Eden,” at a free talk. Visit banksquarebooks.com for more information.
Sept. 7 - 10
Various times; Theatre By The Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road, Wakefield.
Theatre By The Sea will present the Tony award winning musical comedy “The Producers.” For tickets or more information, call 401-782-8587 or visit theatrebythesea.com.
Songs for a New World
Various times; Chestnut Street Playhouse, 24 Chestnut St., Norwich.
Chestnut Street Playhouse will present the musical “Songs for a New World,” by Jason Robert Brown and directed by Chris Faison. Performances will be held on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Visit chestnutstreetplayhouse.com for tickets or more information.
Friday, Sept. 8
8 p.m.; Wuskenau Town Beach, Pondside Lot, 316 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.
The Misquamicut Business Association Drive-In-Movies will screen “Grease.” $12 per car. For more information and schedule, visit misquamicut.org.
Sept. 8 - 10
Various times; Downtown Mystic, Cottrell Street and Mystic River Park.
The Downtown Mystic Merchants will host the fourth annual Mystic Eats featuring food from area restaurants, music and children’s activities. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center. The event will be held on Friday, 5 to 9:45 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit MysicEats.com.
Secret Garden Tour
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Kingscote, 253 Bellevue Ave., Newport.
Benefactors of the Arts will host self-guided tours of eight gardens and properties in historic Newport. Tickets are available in advance at secretgardentours.org or at Kingscote the days of the tours. Funds raised will support arts education programs in the area’s public schools. Visit secretgardentours.org for more information.
Saturday, Sept. 9
‘Artists Plus Poets’
6 to 8 p.m.; Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, 7 Canal St., Westerly.
Westerly Arts Café will present a program ‘Artists Plus Poets,’ as part of the gallery’s 25th anniversary celebration. The event will feature poets, musicians and artists and their painting, poetry, music and storytelling. For more information, call 401-596-2221 or visit westerlyarts.com.
The Westerly Library will host the Rhode Island Worm Farmers’ Cooperative to share their expertise on worm composting as part of their Green Saturdays series. The program is free. For more information, call 401-596-2877, ext. 3, visit westerlylibrary.org or email email@example.com.
Specimen Tree Tours
10 a.m.; Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St., Westerly.
The Southern Rhode Island Master Gardeners will lead a free Specimen Trees Tour of Wilcox Park. The tour begins with information about the park, and the National and Rhode Island Big Tree registries, followed by a walk around the park. The tour will meet at the fountain by the side entrance.
Music in the Valley
4 to 7 p.m.; Depot Square Park, Main Street, Hope Valley.
The Friends of the Hopkinton Land Trust will host a free concert series, Music in the Valley, with performances by The Marching Milkmen at 4 p.m. and The Barley Hoppers at 6 p.m. Attendees are invited to bring chairs, non-alcoholic beverages, and picnics.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Various locations, Charlestown.
The Charlestown Economic Commission will host CH-ARTS, a multi-site art show with over 100 area artists. Painters ,potters, jewelry designers, sculptors, weavers and photographers will display and sell their work at Cross Mills Library, 4417 Old Post Road; The General Stanton Inn, 4115 Old Post Road; Mills Creek, 4436 Old Post Road; and the Charlestown Art Gallery, 5000 South County Trail.
Gilbert & Sullivan Society
5 p.m.; La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington.
The Connecticut Gilbert and Sullivan troupe will present a program of music by the composers, including highlights from “Princess Ida.” Admission is $10. Reservations may be made in advance at lagruacenter.org.
3 p.m.; McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way, Providence.
Multi-Grammy nominee, Broadway and recording artist, Maureen McGovern will join the Narragansett Bay Chorus, the Coastline Show Chorus, the senior quartet, Trade Secret and mixed quartet, Beantown Buds, for an American A Cappella show. For tickets, visit mcvinneyauditorium.org or call 401-437-6043.
Sunday, Sept. 10
2 p.m.; Babcock Smith House, 124 Granite St., Westerly.
William Hosley will speak about James Batterson and the Transformation of Art & Industry in Victorian America. Batterson of the New England Granite Company was responsible for building impressive buildings and monuments made from Westerly Granite. Cost is $5 for non-members of the Babcock Smith House Museum.
5 p.m.; La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington.
The Stonington Free Library will host Whitney Donhauser who will discuss ‘Reinventing of The Museum of the City of New York.’ Donhauser is president and the Ronay Menschel director of The Museum of the City of New York. The talk is free. For more information, visit stoningtonfreelibrary.org.
9/11 Memorial Sing
4 p.m.; United Church of Stonington, 67 Main St., Stonington.
OBesa Cantavit and area singers, soloists and orchestra, with Dara Blackstone, conductor, will present a 9/11 Memorial Sing performance of Mozart’s Requiem. There is a suggested donation of $15. Proceeds will benefit the Josh Piver Scholarship Fund. Foir more information, visit obesacantavit.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Early American Coins and Currency
2 p.m.; Stephen Main Homestead, Wyassup Road, North Stonington.
North Stonington Historical Society will present a lecture by professional numismatist George Champlin, ‘Early American Coins and Currency,’ a talk about the colonial tokens, colonial currency, American coins and currency and early local bank notes that circulated in and around the North Stonington area from 1750-1923.
Authors on Main
6 p.m.; Contemporary Theater, 327 Main St., Wakefield.
The book talk series, Authors on Main, will host Ann Hood. She will discuss her new memoir, “Morningstar: Growing Up with Books.” The talk is free. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Fall Garden Party Benefit
4 to 6 p.m.; Avery-Copp House Museum, 154 Thames Street, Groton.
The Avery-Copp House Museum will hold its annual Fall Garden Party Benefit event with live music by CBYD Trio, drinks, savory hors d’oeuvre, sweet desserts and historic crafts throughout the grounds and inside the historic home. The event will also be the kick-off for the Avery-Copp House Basket Raffle campaign. Cost is $25 and reservations can be made by calling 860-445-1637.
7:30 p.m.; Congregation Beth El, 660 Ocean Ave., New London.
Congregation Beth El’s Weiner-Tom Lecture Series will feature journalist and award winning political writer Ron Suskind. He will speak on autism and his book “Life Animated, A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes and Autism.” Admission is $18. Call 860-442-0418 or email email@example.com to make reservations or for more information.
7 p.m.; Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London.
Singer, songwriter, and Grammy Award-winner Boz Scaggs will perform. Tickets are available at gardearts.org.
Trinity Rep Kick-Off Party
Noon to 7 p.m.; Trinity Repertory Company, Adrian Hall Way, Providence.
Trinity Repertory Company will host a celebration for their upcoming theater season at its third annual Season Kick-Off Party. There will be games, crafts, shopping, performances and food, as well as tours of the theater. The event is free. For more information, visit www.trinityrep.com.
Tuesday, Sept. 12
James R. Benn
7 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop and Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.
Savoy Bookshop and Café will host James R. Benn author of “The Devouring,” the latest in the Billy Boyle series. The talk is free. Visit banksquarebooks.com for more information.
Wednesday, Sept. 13
6:30 p.m.; Westerly Public Library, 44 Broad St., Westerly.
John Graham will present a free concert in the auditorium. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.
A salute to Henry Nardone will be held featuring a dinner and presentations from representatives of Electric Boat, the United States Navy and local politicians. A film clip about the USS Nautilus (SSN 571) will be shown. Tickets are $30. For tickets or more information, call 401-596-8554 or visit westerlyarmory.com.
Walk Through History Tours
6:30 and 7:15 p.m.; Wakefield Comfort Station, 305 Main St., Wakefield.
Preserve Wakefield and the South County History Center will offer free guided walking tours of downtown Wakefield. The tour, ‘Walk Through History: Wakefield’s Main Street’ will focus on the village’s development, from its roots as a small mill village through its growth into South Kingstown’s main commercial district. Visit PreserveWakefield.org or SouthCountyHistoryCenter.org for more information.
Sept. 14 - Oct. 15
“The Importance of Being Earnest”
The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre,172 Exchange St., Pawtucket.
The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre will present “The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Play for Serious People,” by Oscar Wilde, directed by Fred Sullivan, Jr. and starring Brandon Whitehead. Tickets are available at gammtheatre.org or by calling 401-723-4266.
Friday, Sept. 15
Bricks & Murals Book Signing
6 to 8 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop and Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.
Savoy Bookshop & Café will present a Bricks & Murals book signing with Jay Robert Allen, the author of “The Walldogs: A Different Breed of Public Art Muralists.” Allen is a member of the Walldogs, the group that will design murals throughout Westerly and Pawcatuck. The book signing is part of the Bricks and Murals festival. Visit banksquarebooks.com for more information.
8 p.m.; Wuskenau Town Beach, Pondside Lot, 316 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.
The Misquamicut Business Association Drive-In-Movies will screen “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Cost is $12 per car. For more information and schedule, visit misquamicut.org.
5-7 p.m.; La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington.
An opening reception will be held for the exhibit ‘Stonington Portraits, A Seafaring Saga’ featuring the work of Sabina Streeter. The exhibit will be on display through the end of October. There is a suggested donation of $5. For more information, visit lagruacenter.org.
Sept. 15 - Oct. 8
“Arsenic and Old Lace”
Various times; Granite Theatre, 1 Granite St., Westerly.
The Granite Theatre of Westerly will present the comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace” by Joseph Kesselring. For tickets or more information, call 4o1-596-2341 or visit granitetheatre.com.
Sept. 15 - 17
Various times; Misquamicut State Beach, 257 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.
The Misquamicut FallFest will include rides and games from Rockwell Amusements, a food truck rodeo, a petting zoo, games and live bands. It will be held on Friday, 5 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit misquamicutfestival.org.
Sept. 15 - Sept. 17
Folk Art Quilt Show
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; South County Museum, 115 Strathmore St., Narragansett.
South County Museum’s annual Folk Art Quilt Show will feature more than 100 quilts from all over New England as well as an exhibit of heirlooms from the museum’s collection. Cost is $10, $4 for children under 12 and free for museum. Visit southcountymuseum.org or call 401-783-5400 for more information.
Saturday, Sept. 16
Bricks and Murals auction
7 to 9 p.m.; Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, 7 Canal St., Westerly.
An auction of the original renderings murals of the Bricks and Murals project, created by Walldogs artists, will be held in the Back Room Art Gallery. The auction will be led by auctioneer Dan Stanavage. Half of the proceeds will be donated to the Bricks and Murals maintenance fund to preserve the quality of each outdoor mural and the remaining half of sales will be commission for Walldogs artists. For more information, visit bricksandmurals.org.
Music Matters Piano Concert
5:00 pm La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington.
La Grua Center Music Matters series will host a piano concert featuring Gail Olszewski. The concert will include Romantic masterpieces from Norway and Finland performed on a 1922 Mason & Hamlin piano. Tickets are $10. For tickets or more information, visit lagruacenter.org.
1 p.m.; Wheeler Library, 101 Main St., North Stonington.
Bank Square Books and the Wheeler Library will present a discussion and book signing with Celeste Ng, the author of “Little Fires Everywhere” and “Everything I Never Told You.” The event will be moderated by Nancy Burns-Fusaro of The Westerly Sun, and is free, but reservations are required. Visit banksquarebooks.com for more information or to make reservations.
Dave Clayton of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will lead a leisurely walk on the trails of Trustom Pond Refuge to explore signs of autumn. For more information, call 401-364-9124 or visit fws.gov/refuge/trustom_pond.
The Band Band
8 p.m.; Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingston.
The Courthouse Center for the Arts will host The Band Band, a tribute band to Bob Dylan and the Band. Tickets are $25. Visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018 for tickets or more information.
Sept. 16, 17
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Olde Mistick Village, 27 Coogan Blvd., Mystic.
The Olde Mistick Village Garlic Festival will feature over 50 farmers, vendors, bakers and restaurants serving garlic inspired goods. There will be music, children’s activities and a live birds of prey program. The festival is free. Visit oldemistickvillage.com for more information.