Looking for some fun? Check out The Week Ahead for Aug. 22 to Sept. 4, 2017

Looking for some fun? Check out The Week Ahead for Aug. 22 to Sept. 4, 2017

The Westerly Sun


CAPTURED

Listen to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Westerly native and human rights activist Gara LaMarche tonight at 7 at Savoy Bookshop and Café, when the two talk about the senator’s new book, “Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy.” An audience Q&A and book signing is also included. Visit banksquarebooks.com.

TELL YOUR STORY

Join interested storytellers and organizers Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Westerly Library for an informational meeting about a new project called “Studio Rhode-Tell Your Story.” The plan is to collect stories about Westerly and its arts community. Volunteers are needed to fill all sorts of roles from interviewers to interviewees and behind-the-scenes workers. For more information, contact Kelsey Crossley at kmatthews@westerlylibrary.org.

SHAKE, RATTLE AND ROLL

Dance the weekend away and hear some top-notch music at Ninigret Park this weekend when the Rhythm and Roots Festival returns to Charlestown for its 20th anniversary, featuring Rosanne Cash, Natalie MacMaster, the Squirrel Nut Zippers, Marcia Ball, Sarah Potenza and the Knickerbocker All Stars among others. Visit rhythmandroots.com.

WOOF WOOF

Trot on over to Avondale Arts on Watch Hill Road Tuesday beginning at 5:30 p.m. for a talk and book-signing with Filippo Voltaggio, life coach and author of “The Little Dog That Could.”

A FINE EXAMPLE

Join Blanche Higgins and Alexander Berardo Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Westerly Library for a talk on the library’s place in regional architectural history. Visit westerlylibrary.org.

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS

Don’t miss the grand celebration and opening reception of the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery’s 25th anniversary Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. “Celebrating Our Legacy” includes 25 years of art, including past and present members, with featured artist Diane Brown. Visit westerlyarts.com.

PADDY’S PARADE

Support the Columbus Day Parade by stopping by Paddy’s Beach Club Thursday between 5 and 10 p.m. and raising a glass or having a bite to eat. Ten percent of the total sales will be donated to the parade committee.

MEET THE ARTISTS IN MYSTIC

Meet juried fine artists, sculptors, photographers and crafters this weekend on the grounds of Olde Mistick Village. Visit oldemistickvillage.com.

— Nancy Burns-Fusaro


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