United States Coast Guard Band

The United States Coast Guard Band will present a concert, “A New Morning for the World,” highlighting the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Leamy Hall in New London.

Photo courtesy United States Coast Guard Band

Thursday, Jan. 16

Joe Broadmeadow and Brendan Doherty

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

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an evening with retired East Providence Police Captain Joe Broadmeadow and former Rhode Island State Police Superintendent Brendan Doherty, authors of the book “It’s Just the Way It Was: Inside the War on the New England Mob and Other Stories.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

Thursday Hike

10 a.m.; Francis Carter Memorial Preserve, Old Mill Road, Charlestown.

The Westerly Land Trust will lead a hike on the Nature Conservancy property, Francis Carter Memorial Preserve in Charlestown. The preserve has hilly wooded trails for easy walking and beautiful scenery. All hikers in State Management areas are required to wear 200 square inches of solid daylight fluorescent orange. Hike leader will be Janice Fifer. For more information, visit westerlylandtrust.org, call 401-213-6479 and jhfifer@verizon.net.

Jan. 16 - March 1

Skating

Various times; Washington Trust Skating Rink, 61 Main St., Westerly.

The Washington Trust Skating Rink is open for free skate. For times and more information, call 401-6377902 or visit oceancommunityymca.org/wp-content/uploads/Ice-Rink-Schedule-Update.pdf.

Jan. 16 - March 26

Wakefield Idol

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

Wakefield Idol is a karaoke-style singing competition held on Thursday nights where 64 local singers compete for a cash prize. In the final rounds as the competition, the audience votes to see who goes on. For tickets or more information, visit contemporarytheatercompany.com or call 401-218-0282.

Jan. 16 - March 27

Springboard Season

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

Contemporary Theater Company’s Springboard Season features projects proposed and created by the community. Works range from full-length plays to staged readings to concerts to improvised D&D. Tickets are $10. For tickets or more information, visit Contemporarytheatercompany.com or call 401-218-0282.

Jan. 16 - 19

“On Golden Pond”

Various times; The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook.

The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center will host Saybrook Stage Company’s presentation of “On Golden Pond” by Ernest Thompson. Performances will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday; and at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For tickets or more information, visit katharinehepburntheater.org or call 877-503-1286.

Jan. 16 - Feb. 2

“The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart”

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

The Wilbury Theatre Group will present the Rhode Island premiere of David Greig’s play, “The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart.” For tickets or more information, visit thewilburygroup.org or call 401-400-7100, ext. 0.

Jan. 16 - Feb. 9

“Admissions”

Various times; The Gamm Theatre, 1245 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick.

The Gamm Theatre will present the comedy/drama “Admissions” by Joshua Harmon, directed by Bryn Boice. For tickets or more information call 401-723-4266 or visit gammtheatre.org.

Friday, Jan. 17

Ardie Harrison talk

6 p.m.; Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, 14 Railroad Ave., Westerly.

Photographer and gallery member Ardie Harrison will present a slide show of images from his recent tour of Scotland as part of the Gallery’s Arts Café. A variety of soups will be served. Admission is free with a donation of $5 to 10 suggested. For more information, call 401-596-2221 or visit westerlyarts.com.

Johnny and the

East Coast Rockers

8 p.m.; Knickerbocker Music Center, 35 Railroad Ave., Westerly.

The Knickerbocker Music Center will host a performance by rhythm and blues band Johnny and the East Coast Rockers. Tickets are $10. For tickets or more information, call 401-596-4225 or visit knickmusic.com.

Earth Wind & Fire Tribute Band

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

The Courthouse Center for the Arts will host a performance by the Earth Wind & Fire Tribute Band. Tickets are $31. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018.

Randy Rainbow

8 p.m.; Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London.

Garde Arts Center will host the comedian, actor and writer Randy Rainbow. For tickets or more information, visit gardearts.org or call 860-444-7373, ext. 1.

Saturday, Jan. 18

Family Movie Matinee

3 p.m.; Mystic & Noank Library, 40 Library St., Mystic.

Mystic & Noank Library will host a Family Movie Matinee screening “Aladdin” (PG) in the Ames Room. The event is free.

The Eagles Experience

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

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

Family movie matinee

10 a.m.; Peace Dale Library, 1057 Kingstown Road, Peace Dale.

Peace Dale Library will host a family movie matinee screening of “Abominable” (PG). The event is free. Hot cocoa and popcorn will be served and a there will be a take-home yeti craft. For more information, visit skpl.org or call 401-789-1555.

The Simon and

Garfunkel Story

8 p.m.; Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London.

Garde Arts Center will host the immersive concert-style theater show which chronicles the journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. For tickets or more information, visit gardearts.org or call 860-444-7373, ext. 1.

Sunday, Jan. 19

Jillian Barber Talk

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

The Ocean House will host a talk by artist Jillian Barber about her life-long fascination with mask making, beginning with an overview of masks in history. The event is free. For more information, visit oceanhouseevents.com.

English Country Dance

7:30 to 10:30 p.m.; Quonochontaug Grange, 5662 Post Road, Charlestown.

An English Country Dance will be held with instruction by Val Medve, live music by John Cook, Susie Pollack and Jennaabi Finlay. All dances are taught; no experience or partner is needed. Admission to dance is $12; $10 with subscription card. Visit kingstonenglishcountrydance.org for more information.

Mystic River Chorale

3 p.m.; Connecticut College - Harkness Chapel, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London.

The Mystic River Chorale and orchestra will present Rheinberger’s Mass in C and Abendlied, and Pachelbel’s Jauchzet dem Herrn, alle Welt. For tickets and more information, visit mysticriverchorale.org.

Encore Opera Company

3 p.m.; Blithewold, 101 Ferry Road, Bristol.

Blithewold will host a performance of Italian Arias by Encore Opera Company. Tickets are $45. For tickets or more information, visit blithewold.org.

Jan. 19 - 23

Restaurant Week

Various times; Mohegan Sun, One Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville.

Mohegan Sun will offer specials at its restaurants and eateries. Included are Ballo Italian Restaurant, SolToro, Michael Jordan’s Steak House, Todd English’s Tuscany, The Lansdowne Irish Pub & Music House, Bobby’s Burger Palace, Jasper White’s Summer Shack, Sushi Koya, Tom’s Urban and Seasons Buffet. For more information, visit mohegansun.com.

Tuesday, Jan. 21

Dr. King’s Letter reading

5:30 p.m.; Westerly Library, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

The Westerly Area Peace and Justice Group will host the third annual Reading of Dr. King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.

Jan. 21 – Feb. 11

Turner lecture

series and tea

3:30 p.m.; Latitude 41° Restaurant, 105 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic.

The Mystic Seaport Museum will host a weekly lecture series, “Tea with Turner,” in conjunction with the exhibition J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors from Tate, now on display at the museum. The tea will be served at 3:30 p.m. followed by the talks at 4 p.m. Participants are encouraged to view the show beforehand and same-day admission is included in the ticket price. Cost is $35 per lecture for non-members and $30 for members. For tickets or more information, call 860-572-5331 or visit mysticseaport.org.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

U.S. Coast Guard Band

7 p.m.; Leamy Concert Hall, 15 Mohegan Ave., New London.

The United States Coast Guard Band will present a concert, “A New Morning for the World,” highlighting the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The performance will include members of the Corps of Cadets and the Coast Guard Academy Glee Club, the music of Duke Ellington and Scott Joplin and guest speakers including Rear Admiral William Kelly and Master Chief Vince Patton.The concert 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.

Thursday, Jan. 23

Thursday Hike

10 a.m.; Babcock Ridge Preserve & Erisman Woodlands, North Stonington.

The Westerly Land Trust will host a hike at Babcock Ridge Preserve & Erisman Woodlands. The hike has sloping, rocky uplands and high ridge vistas with intermittent wetlands and vernal pools as well as rugged, sloping wooded uplands. Due to limited parking, hikers should carpool at the Park & Ride at the junction of Route 2 and I-95 in Connecticut. For more information, contact hike leaders David Malchman at 860-535-8185 or pir8.dave@sbcglobal.net or Irene Rieder at 501-596-2268 or ireneleighbaker@aol.com.

Ceremonial Stonework

6:30 p.m.; Langworthy Public Library, 24 Spring St., Hope Valley.

Langworthy Public Library will host a slideshow with documentary photographer Markham Starr on Ceremonial Stonework: The Enduring Native American Presence on the Land. On Saturday, Jan. 25, there will be a guided tour of a local site to give those interested a first-hand experience of the stonework. The event is free. For more information, visit langworthylibrary.org or call 401-539-2851.

Jan. 23 - 26

“The Maids’

Various times; Angell Blackfriars Theatre, Providence College, 1 Cunningham Square, Providence.

Providence College Department of Theatre, Dance & Film will present “The Maids” by by Jean Genet, directed by Erin Joy Schmidt. Performances will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $13, $9 for seniors and Providence College employees and $5 for students. For tickets or more information, visit theatre.providence.edu or call 401-865-2218.

Jan. 23, 30

World War II

in the Pacific

6 p.m.; Kingston Free Library, 2605 Kingstown Road, Kingston.

Stanley D.M. Carpenter of the U.S. Naval War College will give a two-part talk on World War II in the Pacific. Part one will cover Pearl Harbor and the coming of the war and Part two will cover Midway and the turning point of the war. Registration is requested. To register, call 401-783-8254 or email bobertello@skpl.org.

Friday, Jan. 24

Scott Kuhner talk

6:30 p.m.; Stonington Harbor Yacht Club, 32 Water St., Stonington.

Stonington Harbor Yacht Club will host a talk by Scott Kuhner about sailing around the world for four years with his wife and children. Tickets are $10 and $5 for members of the club. For reservations, contact Tricia Walsh at 860-535-0112, ext. 103, or office@shyc.us. For more information, visit shyc.us.

Saturday, Jan. 25

Ballroom Bowling Bash fundraiser

7 to 10 p.m.; Alley Katz Bowling Center, 116 Granite St., Westerly.

The Jonnycake Center of Westerly will hold a Ballroom Bowling Bash fundraiser featuring all-you-can-roll bowling, shoe rental, and munchies. To register, contact Bambi Poppick at bpoppick@jonnycake.org or 401-377-8069, ext.105. For more information, visit jonnycake.org.

An Evening in

Casablanca

6 to 10 p.m.; Westerly Library, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

The Westerly Library will hold a fundraiser, An Evening in Casablanca, set in French Morocco. Held on the two main floors of the building, there will be music by New London Big Band, elegant fare, and open bar at Rick’s Cafe Americain, as well as casino tables. Winners will have the opportunity to choose from fabulous prizes. Tickets are $100 per person and include open bar, food stations, casino gaming chips, and entertainment. For tickets or more information, visit westerlylibrary.org. Contact Bethany Kearsch at 401-596-2877, ext. 342 for more information.

Poetry Reading

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

The James Merrill House writer in residence, Matthew Minicucci will give a poetry reading from his works. The event is free. For more information, visit jamesmerrillhouse.org.

Family Movie Matinee

3 p.m.; Mystic & Noank Library, 40 Library St., Mystic.

Mystic & Noank Library will host a Family Movie Matinee screening “Angry Birds 2” (PG) in the Ames Room. The event is free. For more information, visit mysticnoanklibrary.org or call 860-536-7721.

Funda Fest

7 p.m.; Universalist Unitarian Congregation of South County, 27 North Road, Peace Dale.

Lily Pads Music n’ More will host the Rhode Island Black Storytellers’ Funda Fest, a storytelling concert. Tickets are $15, free for age 12 and under. For more information, visit ribsfest.org.

Trinity

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

The Courthouse Center for the Arts will host a performance by the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tribute band, Trinity. Tickets are $23. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018.

Forever Young

8 p.m.; Greenwich Odeum, 59 Main St., East Greenwich.

Greenwich Odeum will host a performance by Neil Young tribute band, Forever Young. the opening act will be Bob Dylan tribute band Napoleon in Rags. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. For tickets or more information, visit greenwichodeum.com or call 401-885-4000.

All Mozart

8 p.m.; The VETS, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence.

Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra , with Bramwell Tovey, conductor, will present an All Mozart concert, featuring Karen Gomyo, violin and members of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. For tickets or more information, visit tickets.riphil.org or call 401-248-7000.

Sunday, Jan. 26

Souper Bowl Hike

2 p.m.; Wahaneeta Preserve, 118 Moorehouse Road, Westerly.

The Westerly Land Trust will host a Souper Bowl Hike featuring a hike at Wahaneeta Preserve followed by a selection of soups and breads. Bring your own bowl and spoon. Cost is $10 for non-members and reservations are required. For more information, visit westerlylandtrust.org or call 401-315-2610.

Monday, Jan. 27

Monday Night Movie

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

The Monday Night Movie series will screen “Judy” (PG-13).The event is free and popcorn is provided. For more information, call 401364-6211 or visit crossmills.org.

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