Looking for something fun to do? Check out The Week Ahead for July 17-24

Looking for something fun to do? Check out The Week Ahead for July 17-24

The Westerly Sun


MEMORY LANE WITH DENNY

Be there or be square tonight beginning at 6 p.m. when Denny Laine, the former original lead singer of The Moody Blues who went on to co-found Wings with Paul McCartney, takes the stage at “Tunes on the Dunes” at the Westerly Town Beach. Laine will be followed by Terry Sylvester, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He started out playing at the Cavern Club in Liverpool with the “Swinging Blue Jeans” best known for their hit “Hippy Hippy Shakes.” On Wednesday, at the Blues on the Beach concert, Johnny Nicholas and his All Star Texans take to the beach. Visit misquamicut.org for more.

MOVIES IN THE PARK

Head to Wilcox Park at 8 p.m. Friday to see the strong-willed daughter of a chief of a Polynesian tribe on the big screen when the United Theatre presents “Moana” as part of its “Movies in the Park” series. Visit facebook.com/TheUnitedTheatre for more information.

TO GO OR NOT TO GO

Celebrate Shakespeare at “Al Fresco, A Theatrical Benefit,” Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Lanphear Livery in Watch Hill when the Colonial Theatre holds a benefit featuring performances by this year’s cast of “Twelfth Night.” Tickets range from $15 for children to $75 for adults. Reservations are required. For more information or tickets, visit thecolonialtheater.org.

TRACKING CATS

Join a free talk by Mary Grande from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Fish and Wildlife division, who will discuss the department’s projects throughout Rhode Island, including tracking of bobcats. For more information, call Westerly Library at 401-596-2877, ext. 3, visit westerlylibrary.org or email jbelanger@westerlylibrary.org.

WE’RE OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD

Drive to the beach with the family in tow to see “The Wizard Of Oz” Friday presented by The Misquamicut Business Association’s Summer Drive-In-Movies. Only $12 per car. For more information and schedule, visit misquamicut.org.

SMOKEY’S VISIT

Get ready for Smokey the Bear’s visit Thursday when the Dunn’s Corners Fire Department hosts the annual Karl E. Kenyon Smokey Bear Parade. The firetrucks, with sirens blaring, will leave from Dunn’s Corners Fire Department, and the parade will then progress to four different locations, stopping for approximately 10 minutes at each of the designated stops: Charlestown Beach Parking Lot at 5:45p.m.; Weekapaug at Knowles/Weekapaug Road at 6:30 p.m.; Misquamicut Fire Dept on Crandall Ave. at 7:15 p.m. and Watch Hill on Bay Street at 7:30 p.m.

— Nancy Burns-Fusaro


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