Easter Egg Hunt in Wilcox Park

The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its annual free Easter Egg Hunt in Wilcox Park, Westerly on Saturday, April 13, at 1 p.m.

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Thursday, April 11

Solace Loven

6 p.m.; Cross’ Mills Public Library. 4417 Old Post Road, Charlestown.

Local artist and teacher Solace Loven will discuss her book, “Art & life after death: the journals of Solace Loven.” The talk is free. For more information, call 401-364-6211 or visit crossmills.org.

Bette MacGregor Collins

6:30 p.m.; St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 15 Pearl St., Mystic.

The Mystic Woman’s Club will host at talk by Bette MacGregor Collins, author of “Meditations on the Stained Glass of Calvary,” at its general meeting. For more information, email MWC@mysticwomansclub.org

April 11 - 14

“August Osage County”

Various times; Chestnut Street Playhouse, 24 Chestnut St., Norwich.

Chestnut Street Playhouse will present “August Osage County,” written by Tracey Letts and directed by Derek Corriveau. The play contains mature content and adult language. Performances will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $27, $25 for seniors and $15 for children and students. For tickets call 860-886-2378 or visit chestnutstreetplayhouse.org

“Constellations”

Various times; Wilbury Theatre Group, 40 Sonoma Court, Providence.

The Wilbury Theatre Group will present Nick Payne’s drama, “Constellations,” directed by Aubrey Snowden. Performances will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit thewilburygroup.org/constellations.

April 11 - 20

“The Diary of

Anne Frank”

Various times; The Arctic Playhouse, 117 Washington St., West Warwick.

The Arctic Playhouse will present the drama “The Diary of Anne Frank,” by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, adapted by Wendy Kesselman and directed by Rachel Hanauer. Performances will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit thearcticplayhouse.com or call 401-573-3443.

April 11 - May 25

“Clothes Encounter”

Various times; Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant, 102 Connell Highway, Newport.

The Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant will present the comedy, “Clothes Encounter.” written by Roger Karshner and directed by W. Richard Johnson. For more information or for tickets, visit newportplayhouse.com.

Thursday, April 11

Solace Loven

6 p.m.; Cross’ Mills Public Library. 4417 Old Post Road, Charlestown.

Local artist and teacher Soalce Loven will discuss her book, “Art & life after death: the journals of Solace Loven.” The talk is free. For more information, call 401-364-6211 or visit crossmills.org.

Bette MacGregor Collins

6:30 p.m.; St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 15 Pearl St., Mystic.

The Mystic Woman’s Club will host at talk by Bette MacGregor Collins, author of “Meditations on the Stained Glass of Calvary,” at its general meeting. For more information, email MWC@mysticwomansclub.org.

April 11-14

“The Rocky

Horror Show”

Various times; Roberts Hall, Rhode Island College, 600 Mount Pleasant Ave., Providence.

Rhode Island College Mainstage Theatre will present the musical “The Rocky Horror Show,” featuring book, music and lyrics by Richard O’Brien, with Bill Wilson, director. Performances will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, call 401-456-8144 or visit ric.edu.

April 11 - May 12

“Little Shop of Horrors”

Various times; Trinity Rep, 201 Washington St., Providence.

Trinity Rep will present the musical “Little Shop of Horrors” directed by Tyler Dobrowsky. For tickets or more information, visit trinityrep.com or call 401-351-4242.

Friday, April 12

Arts Café Mystic

7:30 p.m.; Mystic Museum of Art, 9 Water St., Mystic.

Arts Café Mystic will host a poetry reading by Mark Doty. Andrew Willis will provide music at the event. Cost is $15, free for students. For more information, email info@theartscafemystic.org or call 860-912-2444.

Spring Band Concert

7 p.m.; Groton Municipal Building, 295 Meridian St., Groton.

The Noank-Mystic Community Band and the Old Lyme Town Band will host a Spring Concert under the direction of Chris Howard and Carolyn Whinnem. The event is free. For more information, visit noankmysticcommunityband.com.

The Kennedys

7:30 p.m.; All Souls UU, 19 Jay St., New London.

Friday Night Folk will host a performance by the folk group The Kennedys. Tickets are $17 in advance, $20 at the door and $10 for students and active military with ID. For reservations or more information, call 860-443-0316 or visit fridaynightfolk.org.

April 12, 13

“South Pacific”

7 p.m.; The Prout School, 4640 Tower Hill Road, Wakefield.

The Prout School Performing Arts Department will present the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic, “South Pacific.” Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. For tickets or more information, visit theproutschoool.org. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night of each performance.

April 12  – 14

“Moon Over Buffalo”

Various times; Smith Center for the Arts, Providence College, Eaton Street, Providence.

The Department of Theatre, Dance & film at Providence College will present the comedy “Moon Over Buffalo,” by Ken Ludwig. Performances will be held on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, call 401-865-2218 or visit theatre.providence.edu.

April 12 - May 11

Gypsy

7 p.m.; Contemporary Theater Company, 327 Main St., Wakefield.

Contemporary Theater Company will present the musical “Gypsy, with ” lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Jule Styne and book by Arthur Laurents. For tickets or more information, visit contemporarytheatercompany.com or call 401-218-0282.

Saturday, April 13

Easter Egg Hunt

1 p.m.; Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its annual free Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 1 to 8. The event will feature a visit with the Easter Bunny and Lucky the Duck.

Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez

3 to 5 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop & Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an open house book signing with Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez, author of “The United States Mint in Philadelphia.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

Author talk:

“The Palatine Wreck”

2 p.m.; Ashaway Free Library, 15 Knight St., Ashaway.

Ashaway Library will host an author talk with Jill Farinelli about her book “The Palatine Wreck: The Legend of the New England Ghost Ship.” The book details the history and eerie rumors surrounding the wreck of the Princess Augusta on Block Island in 1738. The program is free and open to the public. Call the library at 401-377-2770 for more information.

Music Matters

5 p.m.; La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington.

La Grua Center’s Music Matters Series will host pianist Andrew Willis for a concert, Six Bach Partitas on Baroque Piano. Tickets are $15. For tickets or more information, visit lagruacenter.org.

Daffodil Festival

Noon to 4 p.m.; Denison Homestead, 120 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic.

The third Annual Daffodil Festival at the Denison Homestead will feature thousands of blooming daffodils, open-hearth cooking in the Colonial kitchen, tours of the Denison manor house, a children’s craft activity and complimentary cookies and lemonade. Admission is $5 and free for members, active military, and children under age 6.

Hope Anchors the Soul fundraiser

5 to 10 p.m.; Mystic Yachting Center, 100 Essex St. Mystic.

The Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Norwich will hold a fundraising gala “Hope Anchors the Soul” to benefit local Catholic Charities. There will be a silent auction, cocktail reception, dinner and dancing. Tickets are $100. For tickets or more information, call 860-889-8346, ext. 287, or email christinejackel@ccfsn.org.

Sunday, April 14

Jumping for Jonnycake

Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly.

A fundraiser for the Jonnycake Center will be held featuring performances by The Al Copley Band, Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, with Duke Robillard, the Sidewinders and Ed Peabody and the Big Blue Thang Music Page. Tickets are $20. For tickets or more information, visit knickmusic.com or jonnycake.org.

Poetry Reading

5 p.m.; Stonington Free Library, 20 High St., Stonington.

Spring 2019 Merrill Fellows, James Longenbach and Joanna Scott will read from their work. A reception and book signing will follow the reading. The event is free. For more information, visit jamesmerrillhouse.org

Organ concert

3 p.m.; St. Francis Church, 128 High Street, Wakefield.

Kingston Congregational Church’s music director, Enrico Garzilli and vocalists Sharon Ann Hope and Georgette Hutchins, will perform an organ symphony titled “The Final Week” as a musical meditation on the last week of Jesus.

Chamber concert

7:30 p.m.; University of Rhode Island Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston. 

The University of Rhode Island Chamber Ensemble, coordinated by Theodore Mook, music instructor and cellist, will perform. The concert will feature university students on brass, woodwinds, strings, guitar and mixed ensembles. The performance is free. For more information, visit uri.edu.

U.S. Coast Guard Band 

2 p.m.;  Leamy Concert Hall, 15 Mohegan Avenue, New London.

The Coast Guard Band and Lieutenant Commander Adam Williamson will present “Verdant Virtuosity,” featuring music by Bernstein, Tchaikovsky, De Meij and Scott Joplin. The afternoon’s soloists are MUC Greg Case and MU1 Megan Weikleenget. The event is free. To enter the Coast Guard Academy, drivers are required to present a valid photo ID. For more information, visit uscg.mil/band or call 860-701-6826.

Mozart’s Requiem

7:30 p.m.; Cathedral of St. Patrick, 213 Broadway, Norwich.

Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform Mozart’s Requiem. Admission is free. Soloists include soprano Sarah Yanovitch, baritone Gregory Flower, tenor Ethan DePuy, and mezzo-soprano Caroline Olsen. Goodwill donations collected at the event will benefit the orchestra and the St. Vincent de Paul Place in Norwich. For more information, visit ectsymphony.com.

Tuesday, April 16

Denison Nature Center: Nature’s Eggs

11 a.m.; Cross’ Mills Public Library. 4417 Old Post Road, Charlestown.

Denison Nature Center will present a program for children on turtles, birds, frogs and other egg laying animals. The event is free. For more information, call 401-364-6211 or visit crossmills.org.

April 16, 17

Pirate Days

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic.

Mystic Seaport’s annual Pirate Days will include games, crafts and storytimes with pirates. Activities are included in the price of admission; treasure hunt is $5. For more information, visit mysticseaport.org or call 860-572-0711.

Wednesday, April 17

Make and Take Garden

11 a.m.; Cross’ Mills Public Library. 4417 Old Post Road, Charlestown.

The University of Rhode Island Master Gardeners will lead children in learning all about things that grow in the soil. Children will then prepare and plant their own seeds for their home garden. Children under the age of 6 require a caregiver. The event is free. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 401-364-6211 or visit crossmills.org.

Education in Rural Africa

6 p.m.; La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington.

Megan O’Neill, an Imagine Scholar, will give a talk about Education in Rural Africa. There is a suggested donation of $5. For more information, visit lagruacenter.org or call 860-535-2300

Sheep Farm Family Hike

10 a.m.; Sheep Farm, 255 Hazelnut Hill Road, Groton.

Groton Public Library and Groton Open Space will lead a family hike for a nature experience with some education about the grounds. Features of the preserve include wetlands, swamps, waterfalls, vernal pools, rocky ledges, colonial stonewalls, and historic foundations. For more information, visit grotonpl.org or call 860-441-6750.

Great Baldini

2 p.m.; Cross’ Mills Public Library. 4417 Old Post Road, Charlestown.

Cross’ Mills Library will host a magic show for children with the Great Baldini. The event is free. For more information, call 401-364-6211 or visit crossmills.org.

Thursday, April 18

Amazing Animal Ambassadors

11 a.m.; Cross’ Mills Public Library. 4417 Old Post Road, Charlestown.

Wildlife educators will present animals from around the world to educate children of all ages. The event is free. For more information, call 401-364-6211 or visit crossmills.org.

Rhode Island Wireless Pioneer

6:30 p.m.; Cross’ Mills Public Library. 4417 Old Post Road, Charlestown.

Local historian Brian Wallin will present an illustrated lecture on Walter Massie, a Providence native and civil engineer who became fascinated with the potential of wireless radio at the turn of the 20th century. The talk is free. For more information, call 401-364-6211 or visit crossmills.org.

Benedict Arnold, Patriot and Traitor 

7 p.m.; Monument House Museum, 300 Monument St., Groton

The Friends of Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park will host a program with Kevin Titus, living history actor, magistrate, author, historian, radio and TV personality, on Benedict Arnold, Patriot and Traitor. Titus will portray both sides of Arnold. The program is free and but registration is requested. To register, email info@fortgriswold.org.

Friday, April 19

Square Dance

8 to 10:30 p.m.; Westerly Senior Center, 39 State St., Westerly.

Surfside 8 Square Dance Club will hold a dance with caller Jim Schell and cuer Mike Alexander. The theme is Graduation Dance. Donation $8 for dancers, free for observers. For more information, call 860-245-0164 or 401-596-1263.

Woodland Egg Hunt

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Road, Mystic.

Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center will hold a Woodland Egg Hunt for children age 10 and under. Participants will search for wooden eggs on the center’s trails then decorate them at the center. Participants should bring a basket to collect the eggs. Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit dpnc.org or call 860-536-1216. 

Saturday, April 20

Project Chick with Casey Farm

11 a.m.; Cross’ Mills Public Library. 4417 Old Post Road, Charlestown.

Casey Farm will give a presentation for children on eggs and chickens including live baby chicks. The event is free. For more information, call 401-364-6211 or visit crossmills.org.

The Eagles Experience

8 p.m.; Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingston.

Courthouse Center for the Arts will host The Eagles Experience, a tribute to The Eagles. Tickets are $25. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts or call 401-782-1018.

Sunday, April 21

Community Easter Sunrise Service

6 a.m.; Misquamicut State Beach, 257 Atlantic Ave., Westerly.

The Westerly-Pawcatuck Clergy Association will hold its annual interfaith sunrise community service featuring songs, readings, reflections and prayers on the beach in front of the main pavilion. The morning message will be offered by the Rev. Mal Davis of Pleasant Street Baptist Church.  In case of inclement weather, the service will be held in the sheltered area of the pavilion.

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