WESTERLY — Learn the skills to help you write that story you've always wanted to tell or pick up pointers to help you craft your memoir this summer when the Ocean Community YMCA holds a series of Zoom classes for budding writers. The Y will offer two different classes over the summer, an "On…

WESTERLY — Kevin "Big Lux" Lowther — a hip-hop violinist, storyteller, West Point graduate and combat veteran — has witnessed some extraordinary sights in his worldwide travels, but the one that's surprised him the most is the one he witnessed right here in his hometown a couple of weeks ago…

MYSTIC — Mystic Seaport Museum will open a new exhibition called "A Way with Wood: Celebrating Craft," Friday in the Collins Gallery in the Thompson Exhibition Building.

MYSTIC — Olde Mistick Village and Mystic Luxury Cinemas will present a second drive-in movie experience on Friday and Saturday, June 26 and 27. Net proceeds will  benefit Stonington High School freshman Ben French and his family, who are recovering from a tragic accident in May.

NEW LONDON — Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead will kick off the paperback release of his latest novel, "The Nickel Boys," with a virtual talk and Q&A on the streaming platform Crowdcast on July 1 at 7 p.m., with a portion of the ticket proceeds benefiting the Garde Arts Cen…

STONINGTON — The Stonington Historical Society will hold its annual benefit this Saturday in a novel fashion.

WESTERLY — Savoy Bookstore and Bank Square Books will host a number of virtual book events this month, including a ticketed book launch for Beatriz Williams' new novel, "Her Last Flight."

PROVIDENCE — Trinity Rep will open the season with its 43rd consecutive new production of "A Christmas Carol" in November followed by a whole new lineup scheduled to begin in the winter of 2021.

WESTERLY — Westerly Band Director Alison Patton is urging every trumpet player in the region to join her Monday afternoon — from a distance of course — when she steps outside, walks to her driveway, raises her trumpets to her lips and plays "Taps" precisely at 3 p.m.

WESTERLY — The famed Virtu Art Festival, typically held each Memorial Day weekend in Wilcox Park, will move online for the first time in its 24 year history.

While adjusting to the new social-distancing directives in this time of Covid-19, theaters and arts organizations from Providence to New London and in between are coming up with some novel ways to stay connected and offer inspiration.

WARWICK — In some forward-looking, hopeful theater news, the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre — better known as The Gamm — has announced its new season, which includes back-to-back Obie- and Tony Award-winning plays, a Rhode Island premiere, a regional premiere of two contemporary, critically a…

Theaters across the state, from Trinity Rep in Providence to the Gamm in Warwick to the Granite here in Westerly and the Contemporary in Wakefield, have announced cancellations and changes to their schedules.

NEW LONDON — Community activist Karen Washington, the founder of New York's Rise & Root Farm, will give a talk in New London Sunday as the final program in the Yellow Farmhouse Education Center's Dandelion Series.

MASHANTUCKET — The Choir of Man, a group of singers known across the globe as “the ultimate-feel good show,” will perform at Foxwoods next month as part of their 2020 North American tour.

MYSTIC — Artist and student artist applications for the 63rd Mystic Outdoor Art Festival, scheduled to take place on Aug. 8 and 9, are currently being accepted, according to Kearney Worthington from the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce, the organization that sponsors the event.

WARWICK — Ladies and gentlemen, step right up — suspend your judgments, cast away your  barometers of normalcy and settle in for one wild, roller coaster of a ride. It's a spectacle alrighty, a veritable three-ring circus ... complete with guns and flags, buntings and bangs, a tricycle, a Sa…

WESTERLY — Dawn Indermuele and Rick Spencer will bring their musical program, "From Seneca Falls to the 19th Amendment: Songs of American Woman Suffrage Movement," to the Westerly Library next week for a program presented by the League of Women Voters South County in partnership with the Fri…

STONINGTON — Noted Turkish musicians Çağatay Akyol and Bülent Evcil will help realize a dream for the Music Matters program at La Grua Center Saturday by presenting, for the very first time, the haunting, sensual, beckoning sound of traditional Turkish music. 

WESTERLY — Former Pawcatuck resident Thor Jensen, once the lead guitarist for the traveling rock band Quiet Life, returns to the Knick Friday with the other members of his trio, drummer Nick Anderson and bassist Ari Folman-Cohen.