Looking for something fun? Check out The Week Ahead for Aug. 21-28

Looking for something fun? Check out The Week Ahead for Aug. 21-28



From Weekapaug to Wilcox Park to Ninigret Park, find your perfect spot to view the first solar eclipse in 26 years to take place in the skies over head. From 1 to 4:15 p.m., the Westerly Public Library will host “The Great American Solar Eclipse Viewing” in Wilcox park featuring crafts for the kiddos, and information about the eclipse, including how to take proper safety measures. For those aged 3 and older please. For more information, call 401-596-2877, ext. 316. In Weekapaug, Naturalist Mark Bullinger will welcome guests on the inn’s lawn from 2:45-3 p.m. for the midday spectacle. In Charlestown, The Frosty Drew Observatory will open all day to celebrate the spectacular event with telescopes available to track the sun.


Head to the Hoxie Gallery of Westerly Public Library Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. to view rare objects like maps, old newspapers, shipwreck memorabilia, silverware, a velocipede and surprises from the library’s Special Collections at an opening night reception of “Treasures Through Time,” items in the library’s Hoxie Gallery. Free, accessible, and open to the public. Light refreshments included.


Join Charlie Buffum and Craig Harger Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Cottrell Brewery, 100 Mechanic St., Pawcatuck for a discussion about “Return to the Wreck of the Revenge,” sponsored by The Stonington Historical Society. The adventurers will recount their most recent visit to the shipwreck of the USS Revenge and the recovery efforts that brought a Navy cannon to the surface after 206 years. For more information, visit stoningtonhistory.org.


Dress up as Yoda, Princess Leia or your favorite Star Wars character and head to Wilcox Park for a special viewing of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” at 7 p.m. Saturday when The United Theatre, in partnership with Westerly Library & Wilcox Park presents the fourth film of the 2017 Movies in the Park series. Visit facebook.com/TheUnitedTheatre for more information.


Buy your tickets today for the Sept. 9 farm dinner sponsored by the Westerly Land Trust. The dinner, a fundraiser, will be held this year at Avondale Farm Preserve. Tickets sell quickly for the popular event where guests are greeted with hors d’oeuvre and drinks before being seated in the al fresco dining room. Visit westerlylandtrust.org.


Stop by he Knick Sunday between 5 and 8 p.m. for some great music, dancing, and the camaraderie of fellow blues fans and musicians at a concert sponsored by the Mystic Blues Festival.

— Nancy Burns-Fusaro

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