Salt Marsh Opera

Salt Marsh Opera will present Music at the Lighthouse at the Old Lighthouse Museum lawn in Stonington on Sunday.

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Thursday, July 11

Sugar

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

Sugar 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.

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 33 Camden, 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.

July 11 - 14

North Stonington

Agricultural Fair

Various times; North Stonington Fairgrounds, 21 Wyassup Road, North Stonington.

The annual North Stonington Agricultural Fair will feature tractor pulls, animal shows, live entertainment, hay bale toss, ham and bean supper, arts and crafts, vegetables, fruits, baked goods and more. The fair will be open 5 to 11 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; at 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, visit northstoningtonfair. org.

July 11 - 21

“Barefoot in the Park”

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

Granite Theatre will present the comedy “Barefoot in the Park” by Neil Simon. 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, call 401-596-2341 or visit granitetheatre.com.

“Oedipus Rex”

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

Flock Theatre will present Sophocles’s “Oedipus Rex” in Wilcox Park. Performances will be held on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, visit flocktheatre.org.

July 11 - 27

“The Book Club”

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

Contemporary Theater Company will present the comedy, “The Book Club,” by Karen Zacarías. For more details or to purchase tickets, visit thecontemporarytheater.com or call 401–218–0282.

July 11 - 13

Summer Book Sale

Various times; Westerly Library, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

The Friends of the Westerly Library Summer Book sale will run Tuesday from 3:30 to 7 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. On Tuesday, there is an entry fee of $15, free for Friends members, and free admission for all on Wednesday through Saturday. On Saturday, a bag of books will cost only $10. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.

July 11, 12, 13

Drive In Movies

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

The Misquamicut Business Association Drive-In-Movies will screen “Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark.”

Cost is $15 per car. For more information and schedule, visit Misquamicut.org.

Friday, July 12

Opening Reception

5 to 7 p.m.; Avondale Arts, 95 Watch Hill Road, Westerly.

Avondale Arts will hold an opening reception for an exhibit of works by Annie Wildey and Holly Wach. The exhibit runs through July 31. For more information, visit avondalearts.com or call 401-315-5479.

Exhibit Opening

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

La Grua Center will host an opening reception for the annual Stonington Artists’ exhibit. The show will feature creations in various media by artists from Pawcatuck, Stonington and Mystic. The show will be on display through Aug. 31. There is a suggested donation of $5. For more information, visit lagruacenter.org.

The Eagles Experience

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

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

Opening Reception

5 to 7 p.m.; Latham Chester Store, 108 Main St., Noank

An opening reception will be held for the annual Noank Art Show. The exhibit will be open through Sept. 2, Wednesday through Sunday, from 1 to 4 p.m. A portion of sales of the artwork will support the Noank Historical Society.

July 12 - 14

Sailfest 2019

Various times; Various locations, New London.

Sailfest will feature concerts, fireworks, food and drink, boat trips, amusement rides and vendors throughout New London. Fireworks will be held at 9 p.m. on Saturday over the Thames River. For more information and schedule of events, visit sailfest.org.

July 12 - 31

“Two Gentlemen of Verona”

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

Contemporary Theatre’s Shakespeare on the Saugatucket will present “Two Gentlemen of Verona” 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.

Saturday, July 13

Garden Tour

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Various locations.

The Jonnycake Center of Westerly will host its fourth biennial “Enchanting Gardens by the Sea” garden tour. The tour will feature nine gardens in southern Rhode Island. Registration and check in will be at the South County Health Medical Center, 268 Post Road, Westerly. For tickets or more information, visit Jonnycake.org/events or call 401-377-8069. Proceeds raised support the center’s programs.

Italian Street Festival

Noon to 9 p.m.; Immaculate Conception Church, 111 High St., Westerly.

An Italian Street Festival will be held in conjunction with the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast.

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.

Quilts for a Cause

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Dunn’s Corner Community Church Presbyterian, 221 Post Road, Westerly.

Dunn’s Corner Community Church Presbyterian will host a show, Quilts for a Cause, to showcase the quilts and dresses made as part of the church ’s sewing mission supporting Quilts Beyond Borders and Dress a Girl Around the World before they are sent to those in need. Fabric donations of 100 percent cotton are appreciated. For more information, visit dunnscornerschurch.org.

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 Teek Eaton–Koch 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.

Chris Jones and Tom Viertel in conversation

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

La Grua Center and Bank Square Books will host Chicago Tribune theater critic Chris Jones, in conversation with Broadway producer Tom Viertel. Jones will discuss his new book “Rise Up! Broadway and American Society from Angels in America to Hamilton.” Books will be available for purchase and signing. There is a suggested donation of $5. For more information, visit lagruacenter.org.

Music in the Valley

4:30 to 7 p.m.; Depot Square Park, Hope Valley.

The Friends of the Hopkinton Land Trust will host a free Music in the Valley concert featuring Martin Groswendt and Plywood Cowboy. Attendees are invited to bring chairs, non-alcoholic beverages, and picnics.

July 13, 14

Wickford Art Festival

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wickford Village, Route 1A, North Kingstown.

The 57th annual Wickford Art Festival will feature over 200 fine artists from all over New England who will exhibit and sell their art. Admission is free. For more information, visit wickfordart.org or call 401-294- 6840.

Sunday, July 14

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast concert and fireworks

8 p.m.; Cimalore Field, Wilson St., Westerly.

The annual Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast will host a performance by The Westerly Band and fireworks.

Michael Fine

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

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an open house book signing with local author Michael Fine for his book, “Abundance.” The event is free. For tickets or more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

Salt Marsh Opera at the Lighthouse

6 p.m.; Old Lighthouse Museum, 7 Water St., Stonington.

Stonington Historical Society will host Music at the Lighthouse with Salt Marsh Opera. Attendees are invited to bring picnics, blanket and lawn chairs. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door and free for children under age 14. Tickets are available at Tom’s News Stand, 133 Water St., or by calling Salt Marsh Opera at 860-535-0753. For more information, visit saltmarshopera.org. Rain date is Sunday, Aug. 4.

Joeb Moore

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

The Stonington Free Library Sunday Night Lecture Series will host a talk by Joeb Moore on “Historic Preservation & Modernism in Dialogue” The talk is free. For more information, visit stoningtonfreelibrary.org or call 860-535-0658.

Monday, July 15

Monday Night Jams

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

Satinwood: The Legendary Song Series will perform as part of Monday Night Jams. The concert is free. For more information, visit bluesonthebeachri.com.

Blue Monday Concert Series

5:30 p.m.; Mystic River Park, Cottrell Street, Mystic.

The Stonington Education Fund Blue Monday Concert Series will host The Proven Ones. The concert is free with donations gratefully accepted. Funds raised will benefit the education fund and attendees are asked to bring a donation of a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center. In case of rain, concert will be held at the Mystic German Club, 54 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic. For more information, visit facebook.com/blue.monday.

Tuesday, July 16

Movies on the Beach

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

“Despicable Me 3” 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.

Raymond Sinibaldi

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

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host a talk and book signing with Raymond Sinibaldi for his book “Jackie’s Newport: America’s First Lady and the City by the Sea.” The event is free. For tickets or more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

Patricia Walsh Chadwick

5:30 to 7 p.m.; Avondale Arts, 95 Watch Hill Road, Westerly.

Avondale Arts will hold an book signing by local author Patricia Walsh Chadwick for her new memoir “Little Sister.” Books will be available for purchase and the event is free. For reservations or more information, email manager@avondalearts.org or call 401-315-5479.

Pilgrims of Woodstock

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

Ashaway Free library will host a multi-media presentation will “Pilgrims of Woodstock,” featuring never-before-seen photos, interviews with attendees, and Q&A with author John Kane. To register or for more information, visit ashawaylibrary.org.

Summer Sounds concert series

7 p.m.; Mystic River Park, Cottrell Street, Mystic.

The Old Lyme Town Band will perform at the 23rd annual Summer Sounds concert series. The concert is free. Attendees may bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics.

Wednesday, July 17

Blues on the Beach

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

Johnny Nicholas and his Texas all-Stars with Greg Piccolo will perform at the as part of Blues on the Beach. The concert is free. For more information, visit bluesonthebeachri.com.

Author Series

5 to 7 p.m.; Ocean House, 1 Bluff Ave., Watch Hill

The Ocean House Author Series will host local author Deborah Goodrich Royce, in celebration of her new book “Finding Mrs. Ford.” The free event will be held in the Seaside Ballroom. For reservations or more information, visit oceanhouseevents.com.

Tom McCoy Family Fun Run Series

5:30 p.m.; Pleasant View Inn back parking lot, 65 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

The weekly Westerly Track & Athletic Club Tom McCoy Family Fun Run series features a children’s 1/3 mile run, followed by 1-mile and 5K run. Walkers and runners welcome. The event is free. Visit westerlytrackclub.org for more information.

July 17 - Aug. 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.

Thursday, July 18

Deborah Goodrich Royce

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

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an author talk and book signing with Deborah Goodrich Royce for her book, “Finding Mrs. Ford.” The event is free. For tickets or more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

Sarah Dove and Tara Kennedy

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

The Stonington Free Library’s Thoughtful Thursday series will host a talk by Sarah Dove and Tara Kennedy who will discuss Conservation of the Merrill House and Museum Collections. For more information, visit stoningtonfreelibrary.org or call 860-535-0658.

Hope Road

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

Hope Road 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.

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 Concrete Couch, 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.

July 18, 19, 20

Drive In Movies

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

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

Friday, July 19

Lettuce

9 p.m.; Paddy’s Beach Club, 159 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

Paddy’s will host a performance by avant-garde music group Lettuce. Tickets are $41. For tickets or more information, visit paddysbeach.com.

Saturday, July 20

Judith Spicer Knutson

2 to 4 p.m.; Savoy Bookshop and Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an open house book signing with Judith Spicer Knutson, co-author of “Momentous Events in Westerly, Rhode Island, as Recalled by Dr. Spicer.” The event is free. For tickets or more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

July 20, 21

Meet the Artists & Artisans

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Olde Mistick Village, 27 Coogan Blvd., Mystic.

Olde Mistick Village will host the 46th annual “Meet the Artists and Artisans” featuring fine artists, sculptors, photographers and hand crafters who will be creating art and have items for sale. The event will be held rain or shine, with free admission and parking. Visit meettheartistsandartisans.com or call 203-874-5672 for more information.

Sunday, July 21

Westerly Murder Mystery Walking Tour

7 p.m.; Downtown Westerly.

The United Theatre will host a murder mystery tour of downtown Westerly. The evening will end at the Knickerbocker Café with dancing to the Cartells. Tickets are $75.

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