SoulShot

SoulShot will perform on the Village Green in Watch Hill on Tuesday, June 25 at 6 p.m., as part of the 2019 Watch Hill Sunset Concert Series.

Photo courtesy Watch Hill Sunset Concert Series

Thursday, June 27

American Legion bench dedication

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

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the American Legion, a bench will be dedicated in Wilcox Park.

Bank Street Groove

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

Bank Street Groove 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.

Neal and the Vipers

7 p.m.; The Towers, 35 Ocean Road, Narragansett.

The Towers will host a performance by Neal and the Vipers. Tickets are $15. For tickets or more information, visit thetowersri.com or call 401–782–2597

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 Gary Hoop and the Good Vibe Tribe, 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.

June 27 - July 7

“The Comedy of Errors”

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

Flock Theatre will present William Shakespeare’s “The Comedy of Errors” in Wilcox Park. Performances will be held on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, no performance on July 4. Admission is free. For more information, visit flocktheatre.org.

June 27 – July 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.

Friday, June 28

Drive In Movies

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

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

Exhibit Opening

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

An opening reception will be held for a pop-up exhibit of works by local artist David Black. There is a suggested donation of $5.

Saddle Up the Chicken

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

Cross Mills Library will host American bluegrass band, Saddle Up the Chicken, as part of its Friday Night Concert series. The event is free. For more information, call or 401-364-6211 or visit crossmills.org.

Brass Attack

6 p.m.; Gazebo Park, 5 Ocean Road, Narragansett.

Brass Attack will perform as part of the Gazebo Summer Concert Series. The concert is free.

Roland Comtois

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

Courthouse Center for the Arts will host an appearance by spiritual medium, author, and radio host, Roland Comtois. Tickets are $55. For more information, visit courthousearts.org.

Happy Together

Tour 2019

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

Garde Arts Center will host the Happy Together Tour 2019, featuring The Turtles, Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Buckinghams, The Classics IV and The Cowsills. For tickets or more information, visit gardearts.org.

June 28 – July 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 730 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, call 401-596-2341 or visit granitetheatre.com.

June 28 – 30

WoodenBoat Show

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic.

The annual WoodenBoat Show will feature wooden boats of every type, large and small, old and new, power, sail, oar and paddle, on display. Museum admission provides access to the show and Mystic Seaport. Free for children age 5 and under. For more information, visit thewoodenboatshow.com or call 800-273-7447.

June 28 - Aug. 3

“Calendar Girls”

8 p.m.; Connecticut Cabaret Theatre, 31 Webster Square Road, Berlin.

Connecticut Cabaret Theatre will present the comedy, “Calendar Girls,” by Tim Firth, and directed by Kris McMurray. Performances are on Friday and Saturday. for tickets or more information, call 860-829-1248 or visit ctcabaret.com.

Saturday, June 29

Time Capsule Reveal

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

The time capsule buried in Wilcox Park near the Bandstand will be opened as part of the Town of Westerly’s 350th anniversary celebration. For more information, visit westerly350.com.

Laura Stroebel

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

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an open house book signing with Laura Stroebel, author of “Animals Are People Too.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

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 Lisa Horrigan in the Living Room to share her artistic vision. The event is free and open to ages 21 and over. Reservations are requested. To make reservations, email Lisa Szaro at lszaro@oceanhouseri.com.

Shucking for Toys

11 a.m to 1 p.m.; Richmond Farms Fresh Market, 5 Kingston Road, Richmond.

Richmond Farm Fresh Market will host a Shucking for Toys fundraiser. There will be vendors, Patriots giveaways and local mussels, little neck clams and oysters. Attendees should bring a new unwrapped toy for Matthew’s Wish. For more information, visit facebook.com/Richmondfarmsfreshmarket.

Sea to Shining Sea Gala

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

The Stonington Historical Society will host the Seat to Shining Sea Gala fundraiser to celebrate history in Stonington. The event will feature music, cocktails and dinner, and dancing on the grounds of the Old Lighthouse Museum at Stonington Point. Funds raised will support the operating budget of the Stonington Historical Society. For tickets or more information, visit stoningtonhistory.org.

Matunuck Fare

5-7 p.m.; South Kingstown Land Trust Barn, 17 Matunuck Beach Road, Matunuck.

The Matunuck Preservation Society and South Kingstown Land will host Matunuck Fare, a local food and drink event. The event is free.

Author talk and

book signing

4 p.m.; Mystic Seaport Masin room, 75 Greenmanville Ave.,
Mystic.

Kaci Cronkhite will give a talk and sign copies of her book, “Finding Pax.” For more information, visit mysticseaport.org.

Friday Night Folk

7:30 p.m.; Temple Emanu-El, 29 Dayton Road, Waterford.

Friday Night Folk at All Souls will host a concert featuring Geoff Kaufman, Jesse Edwards, David Gonzalez-Rice, Dan and Liz Spurr, Nick Evento, and Karen Ethier-Waring. Tickets are $7 suggested donation as a benefit for Temple Emanu-El. For reservations or more information, call 860-443-0316 or visit fridaynightfolk.org.

June 29, 30

Blues on Bank

Various times; Hygienic Art Park, 79 Bank St., New London.

Hygienic Art will host a Blues on Bank concert featuring blues bands, including Bob Margolin backed by the Chris Leigh Band and Neal & The Vipers. The event will run from 2 to 11 p.m. on Saturday and 2 to 7 p.m. on Sunday. For tickets and schedule of performers, visit hygienic.org.

Sunday, June 30

Joyce S. Ahern Speaker Series

5 p.m.; Watch Hill Chapel, 5 Bluff Ave., Watch Hill.

The Literacy Volunteers of Washington County’s Joyce S. Ahern Speaker Series will host Deborah Goodrich Royce, author of “Finding Mrs. Ford” in conversation with Torey Malatia. For tickets or more information, visitliteracywashingtoncounty.org.

Music for the Soul

3 p.m.; First Baptist Church of Cross Mills, 4403 Old Post Road, Charlestown.

The Music for the Soul series will feature music from Notable Work’s Ensemble and poetry from Noreen Inglesi, Nancy Carroll, David Dragone and Thomas Lane. Tickets are $12. For tickets, call 401-788-7074 or 401-588-2964. The proceeds will benefit local charities.

Tuesday, July 2

Summer Sounds

concert series

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

The U.S Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz 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 3

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.

Exhibit opening

5 to 7:45 p.m.; Westerly Public Library, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

An opening reception will be held for an exhibit by Katia Jirankova Levanti in the Hoxie Gallery. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.

Spencer Quinn

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

Savoy Bookshop & Café and Stand Up for Animals will host an author talk and book signing with Spencer Quinn for his new Chet & Bernie novel “Heart of Barkness.” Savoy will donate 30 percent of book sales from the event to Stand Up for Animals. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

Independence Day Concert

7 p.m.; Lafayette Band Stand, North Kingstown Town Beach, 15 Beach St., North Kingstown.

The Lafayette Band will perform a free concert of patriotic music for Independence Day, directed by Bethany Clarke Bromley, with fireworks at 9 p.m. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. In case of rain, the concert will be held on Saturday, July 6. For more information about the band, visit lafayette-band.com.

July 3 - 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.

Thursday, July 4

Stonington Parade

10 a.m.; Wadwanuck Square, Stonington.

Stonington’s July Fourth Parade will kick off from Wadwanuck Square and meander along the streets of the borough. The parade will be followed by a reading of the Declaration of Independence, an ice cream social and a free concert.

Independence Day Celebration

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic.

Mystic Seaport will host an Independence Day celebration featuring boat races, military exercises, an old-fashioned spelling bee for children, picnic at noon and a parade at 1 p.m. An 1876 Independence Day ceremony followed by a concert featuring the Mystic Silver Cornet Band will be held on the Village Green. For more information, visit mysticseaport.org.

Groton Parade

10 a.m.; Route 1, Groton.

Olympic Gold Medalist winner Kara Wolters will be the Grand Marshal for the 2019 Groton 4th of July parade. The parade will run along Route 1 from Poquonnock Plains Park to the Groton Shopping Plaza on Drozdyk Drive. For more information, call 860-536-5682.

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 Grant Maloy Smith, 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.

Independence Day celebration

5 p.m.; Old Mountain Field, Route 108, Wakefield.

The Wakefield Independence Day celebration will include music, children’s activities, food vendors and fireworks at dusk. Activities begin at 5 p.m., concert at 6 p.m. For more information, call 401-789-9301.

Superchief Trio

7 p.m.; The Towers, 35 Ocean Road, Narragansett.

The Towers will host a performance by Superchief Trio. Tickets are $15. For tickets or more information, visit thetowersri.com or call 401–782–2597.

July 4, 5, 6

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, July 5

Opening reception

5 to 8 p.m.; Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, 14 Railroad Ave., Westerly.

An opening reception will be held for the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly’s July exhibit, “Passing Through.” The exhibit will run from July 3 through 28. Featured artists will be Helen Roy and Anna Shaw. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Sundays, from 1 to 5 p.m. Visit westerly arts.com or call 401-596-2221 for more information.

“Snow White”

10 a.m. and noon; Theatre by the Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road, Matunuck

Theatre by the Sea will present “Snow White” as part of its 2019 Children’s Festival. Tickets can be purchased by calling 401–782–8587. Visit theatrebythesea.com for more information.

Black Tie Band

6 p.m., at Gazebo Park, 5 Ocean Road, Narragansett.

Black Tie Band will perform as part of the Gazebo Summer Concert Series. The concert is free.

Saturday, July 6

Prosecco with Penguins

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Mystic Aquarium, 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic.

Mystic Aquarium’s Prosecco with Penguins will feature music by Ben Freiert, a complimentary prosecco, wine or beer and gourmet bites as well as African penguins and their trainer. A full cash bar will be available throughout the evening. Guests must be age 21 or over to attend. For tickets or more information, visit mysticaquarium.org.

All Ages Hike

10 a.m.; Browning Woods Trail, Shannock Road, South Kingstown.

The South Kingstown Land Trust will host an all-ages hike in its largest land holding through pine and oak forest and past stone walls. The hike will be three miles, though it can be shorten to one mile if desired. Children and leashed dogs are welcome. The event is free. Visit sklt.org/events-calendar/ for more information.

July 6, 7

Niantic Lions Club Arts & Crafts Show

Various times; East Lyme Town Hall, 108 Pennsylvania Ave., Niantic.

The Niantic Lions 59th annual Arts and Craft Show will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. There will be 160 artists and craftsmen from across New England displaying their works. Food will be available for purchase. Free parking and shuttle buses will be available at designated parking areas. All proceeds will go to Lions Club charities.

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