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Thursday, Aug. 8

Poetry Reading

7 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop & Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host a poetry reading with former Rhode Island Poet Laureate Lisa Starr, author of “Where Beach Meets Ocean” and Estha Weiner, author of “at the last minute.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

Battle of Stonington

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

Stonington Historical Society will host a talk about the Battle of Stonington by Bob Rieger, Chelsea Mitchell, John Kjng and Kevin McBride. For more information, visit stoningtonhistory.org.

“Sailing Towards

My Father”

6:30 p.m.; Mystic & Noank Library, 40 Library St., Mystic.

Character actor Stephen Collins will perform a one-man play about Herman Melville. The program is free. For more information, visit mysticnoanklibrary.org or call 860-536-7721.

Phil Adams

6 p.m.; Esker Point Beach, Groton.

Phil Adams will perform as part of the Summer SoundWaves concert series. The concert is free. Parking is available at Esker Point Beach for $10 for cars and $5 for motorcycles. A free shuttle runs from Fitch High School. For more information, visit groton-ct.gov/depts/parksrec or call 860-441-6791.

Exhibit opening

6 to 8 p.m.; Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton.

As part of the 2019 One Book One Region programming, Groton Public Library will hold an opening reception for an art exhibit created by Artreach, Inc., which promotes recovery, and enhanced the quality of life for members who have psychiatric disorders. There will be light refreshments and a live jazz performance in the library’s Betty Anne Reiter meeting room. For more information, call 860-441-6750 or visit grotonpl.org.

RiverFire

7 to 9 p.m.; Various locations, Main Street, Wakefield.

The Wakefield Village Association will host RiverFire featuring fires on the Saugatucket River, music by By George and Where’s Lewis, and an artist and vendor market. Free parking is available in the municipal lot at 323 Main St. Donations of non-perishable food to benefit the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale will be gratefully accepted. For more information, visit facebook.com/WakefieldVillage.

Aug. 8 - 18

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

7:30 p.m.; Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

The Colonial Theatre will present Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Tuesdays through Sundays. The performance is free, with a suggested donation of $10 per person, $20 per family.

Aug. 8 - 10

“Newsies”

Various times; Theatre By The Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road, Wakefield.

Theatre By The Sea will present the Broadway musical “Newsies” directed by Richard Sabellico, with musical direction by Jacob Priddy. Performances are scheduled for Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., and Thursdays at 2 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. For tickets, visit theatrebythesea.com or call 866- 811-4111 or 401-782-8587.

Aug. 8 - 18

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

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

Chestnut Street Playhouse will present the musical “Joseph and the Technicolor Dream Coat” directed by Brandon Gregoire, Lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. 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 chestnutstreetplayhouse.org or call 860-886-2378.

Aug. 8 – 25

“On Golden Pond”

Various times; Granite Theatre, 1 Granite St., Westerly.

Granite Theatre will present “On Golden Pond” by Ernest Thompson. Performances will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 730 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, call 401-596-2341 or visit granitetheatre.com.

Friday, Aug. 9

Friday Night Concert

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

Cross’ Mills Public Library Friday Night Concert will host country rock band Rowan Brothers. The concert is free. For more information, call 401-364-6211 or visit crossmills.org.

Land Trust Days hike

6 p.m.; Patricia Sprague Forest Preserve, Railroad Avenue, Charlestown.

Rhode Island’s Land Trust Days will begin with a hike hosted by the Charlestown Land Trust and Rhode Island Land Trust Council through Patricia Sprague Forest Preserve. The one hour hike guided walk through the 27.8-acre property on the Pawcatuck River will be at a moderate pace and suitable for all ages and experience levels. The event will begin with a meet-and-greet with light refreshments. The walk starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information about the hike, contact Karen Jarret at 401-742-6954. For more information about other Land Trust Days events, visit RILandTrustDays.org.

Magician Scott Jameson

10 a.m. and noon; Theatre By The Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road, Matunuck.

Theatre By The Sea will host a show featuring Magician Scott Jameson as part of its 2019 Children’s Festival. Tickets can be purchased by calling 401–782–8587. Visit theatrebythesea.com for more information.

Aug. 9, 10, 11

Drive In Movies

9 p.m.; Wuskenau Town Beach Pondside Lot, 316 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

The Misquamicut Business Association Drive-In-Movies will screen “Goonies.” Cost is $15 per car. For more information and schedule, visit Misquamicut.org.

Aug. 9 – 28

“Henry IV, Part 1”

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

Contemporary Theatre’s Shakespeare on the Saugatucket will present “Henry IV, Part 1” on the theater’s patio on banks of the Saugatucket River. The performances will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays and are free. For more information, visit thecontemporarytheater.com or call 401–218–0282.

Aug. 9 - 30

“Funny Money”

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

Newport Playhouse and Cabaret Restaurant will present the comedy “Funny Money,” written by Ray Cooney and directed by Daniel Lee White. Performances will be held on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and weekdays at 1 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit newportplayhouse.com or call 401-848-7529.

Saturday Aug. 10

Artist reception

5 p.m.; Ocean House, 1 Bluff Ave., Watch Hill.

The Ocean House will host a wine and cheese reception for plein air painter Susan Stone in the Living Room. The event is free and open to ages 21 and over. Reservations are requested. To make reservations, email Lisa Szaro at lszaro@oceanhouseri.com.

Wilcox Park Tree Tours

10 a.m.; Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

University of Rhode Island Master Gardeners will lead a free one loop tour of Wilcox Park beginning and ending at the Esplanade outside the Westerly Library. The tours will include the park’s 28 Big Trees in the Rhode Island Big Tree Registry and 9 Champion trees. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.

David Norton Stone

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

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an open house book signing with David Norton Stone, author of “Lost Restaurants of Providence.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

Battle of Stonington

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Old Lighthouse Museum, 7 Water St., Stonington.

The Stonington Historical Society will host a celebration of the 205th anniversary of the Battle of Stonington featuring walking tours and a community picnic. For more information, visit stoningtonhistory.org.

Music in the Valley

4:30 p.m.; Depot Square Park, Main Street, Hope Valley.

The Friends of the Hopkinton Land Trust will host a free Music in the Valley concert featuring Connor Fisher and Jeff Blaney. Attendees are invited to bring chairs, non-alcoholic beverages, and picnics.

Ocean State Follies

7:30 p.m.; Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Road, West Kingston.

Courthouse Center for the Arts will host a performance of Ocean State Follies featuring Charlie Hall. Tickets are $20. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018.

Aug. 10, 11

Pow Wow

10 a.m.; Narragansett Indian Church Grounds, Pow Wow Road, Charlestown.

The Narragansett Indian Tribe will its 344th Annual Pow Wow. The event will feature traditional ceremonies, music, contests and food and craft booths. Tickets are $6 for adults and $2 for children. For more information, call 401-409-2054.

Mystic Art Festival

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Downtown Mystic.

The 62nd annual Mystic Art Festival juried art show will feature fine art and crafts from 230 artists and artisans. The event is free and includes activities for all ages, including a children’s art park located in Mystic River Park. Area nonprofit organizations offer food and drink for sale to raise money for their organizations. For more information, visit facebook.com/MysticOutdoorArtFestival.

Sunday, Aug. 11

John DePatie Trio

2 p.m.; Tapped Apple Winery, 37 High St., Westerly.

Rhode Island native John DePatie will perform classic rock and original guitar instrumentals with H. Chris Roy on bass and Paul Kristan on drums. For more information, visit facebook.com/tappedapplewinery.

Daniel Post Senning

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

The Stonington Free Library will host a talk by Daniel Post Senning on What are Manners Today? Senning is the great-great grandson of Emily Post and a co-author of Emily Post’s “Etiquette,” 19th edition and “The Etiquette Advantage in Business,” 3rd edition. He is also the author of “Manners in a Digital World: Living Well Online.” The event is free. For more information, visit stoningtonfreelibrary.org or call 860-535-0658

Monday, Aug. 12

Monday Night Jams

6 p.m.; Westerly Town Beach, 365 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

Will Evans and Rising Tide will perform as part of Monday Night Jams. The concert is free. For more information, visit bluesonthebeachri.com.

Tuesday, Aug. 13

Movies on the Beach

8:30 p.m.; Atlantic Beach Park, 321 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

“Trolls” will be shown on a big screen on the beach. Admission and parking are free; bring beach chairs and blankets. For a list of movies and times, visit westerlychamber.org or call 401-596-7761.

Aug. 13 - 15

“Hot Enough for Ya?”

6 p.m.; Wadawanuck Square, 20 High St., Stonington.

The Stonington Players will present “Hot Enough for Ya?” a series of short new plays by local playwrights. Donations gratefully accepted. For more information, visit facebook.com/Stonington-Players-Inc.

Wednesday, Aug. 14

Blues on the Beach

6 p.m.; Westerly Town Beach, 365 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

Ed Peabody and The Big Blue Thang will perform as part of the Blues on the Beach series. The concert is free. For more information, visit bluesonthebeachri.com.

Nick Bottone

Track Mile

5:15 p.m.; Pleasant View Inn, 65 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

The annual Nick Bottone Track Mile will feature free timed measured one-mile runs on Atlantic Avenue. A children’s run of 1/3 mile will follow. Registration begins at 5:15, with the race beginning at 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Westerly Track and Athletic Club. Visit westerlytrackclub.org for more information.

Aug. 14 - 18

Washington County Fair

Various times; Washington County Fairgrounds, 78 Richmond Townhouse Road, Carolina.

The 53rd annual Washington County Fair will feature daily concerts, special acts and events, a giant midway and kiddy land area, agricultural events and shows, exhibits and displays, tractor and horse pulls, the farm museum and more. Featured performers include Hardy, Jimmie Allen, Lonestar, Danielle Bradbery and Matt Stell. For more information and schedule, visit washingtoncountyfair-ri.com.

Aug. 14 - Sept. 8

Saturday Night Fever

Various times; Theatre By The Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road, Wakefield.

Theatre By The Sea will present the stage version of “Saturday Night Fever,” directed by Richard Sabellico, with musical direction by Jacob Priddy. Performances are scheduled for Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., and Thursdays at 2 p.m., Saturdays at 3 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m. For tickets, visit theatrebythesea.com or call 866- 811-4111 or 401-782-8587.

Thursday, Aug. 15

Debbi Michiko Florence

6 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop & Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host a book release party with local author Debbi Michiko Florence to celebrate her new children’s series “My Furry Foster Family.” Savoy will donate 20 percent of profits to One Soul Rescue, who will be bringing several dogs for adoption that day. The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

Thoughtful Thursday

5:15 p.m.; Stonington Free Library, 20 High St., Stonington.

The Thoughtful Thursday series will host a talk by Linda Christensen on Getting Started on Ancestry. The event is free. For more information, visit stoningtonfreelibrary.org or call 860-535-0658.

Rickie Lee Jones

6:30 p.m.; Jonathan Edwards Winery, 74 Chester Maine Road, North Stonington.

Jonathan Edwards Winery will host a performance by Grammy award winner Rickie Lee Jones. Tickets are $55. For tickets or more information, visit jedwardswinery.com.

RiverFire

7 to 9 p.m.; Various locations, Main Street, Wakefield.

The Wakefield Village Association will host RiverFire featuring fires on the Saugatucket River, music, and an artist and vendor market. Free parking is available in the municipal lot at 323 Main St. Donations of non-perishable food to benefit the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale will be gratefully accepted. For more information, visit facebook.com/WakefieldVillage.

Aug. 15, 16, 17

Drive In Movies

9 p.m.; Wuskenau Town Beach Pondside Lot, 316 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

The Misquamicut Business Association Drive-In-Movies will screen “Jaws.” Cost is $15 per car. For more information and schedule, visit Misquamicut.org.

Friday, Aug. 16

Ocean Community YMCA fundraiser

6 to 9 p.m.; Stonington Vineyards, 523 Taugwonk Road, Stonington.

The Stonington Vineyards Summer Music Series will host a performance by Ben Freiert & Friends. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and light bites to enjoy on the lawn. Brick n’ Basil Pizza Truck & Spicey Fusion Food Truck will be on site and picnic dinners are welcome. Cost is $10 per car load. Stonington Vineyards will donate a portion of proceeds from the parking to the Ocean Community YMCA.

Lisa Marien

7p.m.; La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington.

La Grua Center will host a performance by jazz vocalist Lisa Marien, accompanied by Steve Donovan on piano and Dave D’Addario on bass. Tickets $15. Free for age 18 and under. For tickets or more information, visit lagruacenter.org.

Nightrain

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

Courthouse Center for the Arts will host a performance by Guns n’ Roses tribute band Nightrain. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018.

Aug. 16, 17

“You Do Not Want to See a Nun at the DMV”

7 p.m.; Haversham House, 336 Post Road, Westerly.

Stage Door Theater Company will present a dinner show production of “You Do Not Want to See a Nun at the DMV.” A dinner buffet will be served at 7 p.m., the show will begin at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $40. For tickets or more information, call 401-622-2995.

Saturday, Aug. 17

Divine Providence

6 to 11 p.m.; Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly.

Divine Providence Festival will host an evening featuring music, art installations, vendors, poetry, food and drinks. Tickets are $16. For tickets or more information, visit knickmusic.com.

Donna and the Buffalo

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

Courthouse Center for the Arts will host a performance by Donna and the Buffalo. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018.

Basque Fest

11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Parade Plaza, Water Street, New London.

The event will celebrate Basque culture and history and will include an exhibition of Basque rural sports, a Paella Degustation, dance and music performances and a Mus Tournament. Food will be served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $30, $15 for children age 10 and under. For tickets or more information, visit nebasque.org.

Sunday, Aug. 18

Evening Hike

6 p.m.; Grills Preserve, 198 Bowling Lane, Westerly.

The Westerly Land Trust will lead an evening hike through Grills Preserve. The moderate in difficulty two-mile hike will include scenic views along the Pawcatuck River and atop Big Hill. Reservations are required. To make reservations, email mlee@westerlylandtrust.org.

Country Current

6 p.m.; New London Waterfront Park, 1 Waterfront Park St., New London.

The United States Navy Band’s country-bluegrass ensemble, Country Current, will perform a free concert. For more information, visit outreach.navy.mil.

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