Mary King

Mary King will play the harp as part of a free Irish-themed concert at the Cross’ Mills Library in Charlestown on Friday night. She will perform with Phil Edmunds on the tin whistle.

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Thursday, March 7

Thursday Hike

10 a.m.; Napatree Point, Bay St., Watch Hill.

The Westerly Land Trust Thursday hike will be at Napatree Point, on the bay and ocean side beaches. The guide, David Prigmore, will talk about the effects of the Hurricane of 1938 and the historic Fort Mansfield. The group will meet at the large parking lot by the Watch Hill Yacht Club. For more information, call Prigmore at 401-348-2855 or 401-932-1654 or d.bprigmore@gmail.com or visit westerlylandtrust.org.

Irish Fenians

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

The Stonington Historical Society will host a talk by Patrick J. Mahoney on the Road to Irish Rebellion: Grassroots Fenianism in Connectictut & Rhode Island 1858-1871. The talk is free. For more information, visit stoningtonhistory.org or call 860-535-8445.

D.M. Aderibigbe

6 p.m.; Bank Square Books, 53 West Main St., Mystic.

Bank Square Books will host a poetry reading with James Merrill House alumnus D.M. Aderibigbe, author of “How the End First Showed.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com.

Writers On Writing Reading Series

5:30 p.m., McCormack Family Theater, Brown University, 70 Brown St., Providence.

Novelist Laird Hunt and poet Sawako Nakayasu will read from their work in Brown University’s Writers On Writing Reading Series. The reading is free. For more information, visit brown.edu/academics/literary-arts/events.

March 7 - 17

Ice Skating

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

The Washington Trust Skating Rink is open for free skate. Skate rentals are available. For times and more information, call 401-637-7902 or visit oceancommunityymca.org.

“Escaped Alone” and “Come and Go”

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

The Gamm Theatre will present “Escaped Alone” by Caryl Churchill and “Come and Go” by Samuel Beckett. For tickets or more information, visit gammtheatre.org.

March 7 - 28

Wakefield Idol

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

Contemporary Theater Company will host the Wakefield Idol singing competition where 64 singers compete for a $1500 cash prize. The competition will run on Thursdays. For more information or for tickets, visit contemporarytheatercompany.com.

March 7 - 23

“Whodunit?”

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

Contemporary Theater Company will present an improvised murder mystery, “Whodunit,” based on classic mysteries. Performances will be held on Saturdays. Tickets are $15 and $10 for students. For more information or for tickets, visit contemporarytheatercompany.com.

March 7 - 31

“The Lone Star

Love Potion”

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

The Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant will present the comedy, “The Lone Star Love Potion,” written by Michael Parker and directed by Daniel Lee White. For more information or for tickets, visit newportplayhouse.com.

Friday, March 8

Celtic Music

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

Cross’ Mills Public Library will host a Celtic Music concert with harpist Mary King and Phil Edmonds on the tin whistle. The event is free. For more information,visit crossmills.org.

Jazz at Lincoln Center

7 p.m.; Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton.

Groton Public Library will host a digital concert performed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. They will perform Wynton Marsalis’ Blood On The Fields, Part II. Gary Buttery of Connecticut College will introduce the concert and provide background about the music. The program is free. For more information, call 860-441-6750 or visit grotonpl.org.

Forensic Science Seminar Series

3:30 p.m.; Richard E. Beaupre Center, University of Rhode Island, 140 Flagg Road, Kingston.

The University of Rhode Island’s Forensic Science Seminar Series will host a talk by Anthony Amore, director of security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, on the “Isabella Stewart Gardner Theft.” The lecture is free. For more information, visit uri.edu.

Satisfaction: Rolling Stones Tribute Band

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

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

March 8, 9

“Mary Poppins”

Various times; Chariho Middle School, 455 Switch Road, Wood River Junction.

The Chariho Middle School Drama Club will present “Mary Poppins.” Performances will be held on Friday at 7 p.m. and on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door.

Saturday, March 9

Songs of Irish Diaspora

1 p.m.; Westerly Library, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

The Irish Coastal Club will host lecturer Liz Kading and musicians David Iler and Tim Reilly as they explore the cultural impact of the Irish Diaspora through the songs the Irish brought with them on their journey. The program is free. Irish refreshments will be served. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.

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 Linda Nelson, live music by Dawn Chung, piano, and Bill Ouimette, recorders. 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.

Ocean State Orchid Society meeting

1 p.m.; Rocky Hill Grange, 1340 South County Trail, East Greenwich.

The Ocean State Orchid Society March meeting will be on Growing Orchids in light expanded clay aggregate as a medium. Members are asked to bring in a plant that needs re-potting and the club will supply the material. There will also be a Grow and Show table and raffle. For more information, visit oceanstateorchidsociety.org.

Seal Watch

10 a.m.; Black Hawk, 11 East Main St., Niantic

The New London Maritime Society will host a Seal Watch boat trip. The trip is 2 1/2 -3 hours and is a fund raiser for the society. For tickets or more information, call 860-447-2501 or visit nlmaritimesociety.org.

Capricorn: Allman Brothers tribute band

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

Courthouse Center for the Arts will host Satisfaction, an Allman Brothers tribute band. Tickets are $27. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018.

Coastal Contemporary Gallery Opening

Coastal Contemporary Gallery, 491 Thames St., Newport.

Coastal Contemporary Gallery will host an opening reception for the exhibit ‘Sea Change’ featuring works by artists Scott Lapham and Joan Wyand. A portion of gallery proceeds will be donated to Clean Ocean Access. For more information, visitcoastalcontemporarygallery.com or call 401-612-6121

Star Wars in concert

2 and 8 p.m.; Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset St., Providence.

The Rhode Island Philharmonic will present Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert, featuring a screening of the complete 1977 film with Oscar-winning composer John Williams’ musical score performed live to the film. The concert will be led by conductor Lucas Richman. For tickets or more information, visit ppacri.org or call 401-421-2787.

Sunday, March 10

James Baldwin talk

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

Stonington Free Library’s Sunday Evening Lecture will host a talk by David Leeming, emeritus Professor of English and comparative literature at the University of Connecticut, for a talk on James Baldwin. The event is free. For more information, visit stoningtonfreelibrary.org.

Women, Power & Politics

3 p.m.; First United Methodist Church, 23 Willow St., Mystic.

Emerson Theater Collaborative will present excerpts from two one-women shows, “The Woodhull Project,” written and performed by Emma Palzere-Rae, and directed by Albert Cremin, along with “Golda’s Balcony,” written by William Gibson and performed by Sandra Laub. A panel of women political leaders from Southeastern Connecticut will discuss women in politics following the performances. Tickets are $20, $15 for students and seniors. For more information visit emersontheatercollaborative.org or call 860-705-9711.

Harriet Tubman

reenactment

3 p.m.; Groton Public Library, 52 Newtown Road, Groton.

The Groton Public Library will host a post-civil war reenactment of Harriet Tubman, A Woman with a Railroad, performed by Adwoa Bandele-Asante. The production is suitable for all ages and is free. For more information, visit groton-ct.gov/library.

Monday, March 11

Lenten Luncheon

Noon to 1:30 p.m.; Calvary Church, 27 Church St., Stonington.

Calvary Church in Stonington Borough will host Lenten luncheons on Mondays during Lent. The cost is $10 per person and includes an entree, fresh crispy salad, crusty bread, a homemade dessert and a beverage. There will also be vegetarian and gluten free alternatives as well as take out available. Each week’s proceeds will be dedicated to a different local charitable organization. Lunch will be preceded by a service of noon day prayer at 11:45 a.m. in the church.

Tuesday, March 12

Elena Mannes

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

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an author talk and book signing with Elena Mannes for her book “Soul Dog.” The event is free and Savoy will donate a portion of each book sale to Stand Up for Animals. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

Always Home presentation

9:15 a.m.; Mystic Congregational Church, 43 East Main St., Mystic.

The Mystic Congregational Church Women’s Fellowship will willl host a talk by Jeffrey Anderson, the executive director of Always Home. Tea will be served at 9:15 a.m. in the Parish Hall, followed by the program at 9:45 a.m.

The program is free. For more information, call the church office at 860-536-4259.

Wednesday, March 13

Martin Podskoch

6 to 7 p.m.; Bank Square Books, 53 West Main St., Mystic.

Bank Square Books will host a talk and book signing with Martin Podskoch, author of “Connecticut 169 Club.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

Studebaker John

7:30 p.m.; Donald L. Oat Theater, Norwich Arts Center, 60-64 Broadway, Norwich.

The Norwich Arts Center’s “Blues on Broadway” series will host guitarist Studebaker John. Tickets are $20. For tickets or more information, visit norwicharts.org.

Thursday, March 14

Poet’s choice reading

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

Savoy Bookshop & Café and Poets Choice Publishing will host an evening celebrating poetry and art. Tom Kirlin will read from his new collection, “Enabling Love,” and Richard Harteis will read from the works of Elisavietta Ritchie and Barbara Goldberg, winner of the Valentin Krustev Award for Translation. Visual artists Mark Patnode and Serena Bates will also present a few of their works. The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

Thursday Hike

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

The Westerly Land Trust Thursday hike will be on Browning Woods Trail The 2.5 mile trail passes over a swamp and intermittent stream, before ascending through wooded uplands. For more information, call guide Sue Sewell at 401-377-2226 or 401-744-9309 or visit westerlylandtrust.org.

Orchid talk

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

The Mystic Woman’s Club, a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of CT, will host a talk by orchid expert Dr. Joseph Benedict at their general meeting. For more information, email MWC@mysticwomansclub.org.

Puppet Show

11 a.m.; Wheeler Library, 101 Main St., North Stonington.

Wheeler Library will host the Lionheart Puppet Company who will present “The Reluctant Dragon.” Based on the story by Kenneth Grahame, the show is suitable for ages 4-11. The program is free. For more information, visit wheelerlibary.org or call 860-535-0383.

Cecilia Vicuña

5:30 p.m.; McCormack Family Theater, Brown University, 70 Brown St., Providence.

The Department of Literary Arts at Brown University will present a screening of “What Is Poetry to You?,” a film by poet, artist, filmmaker and activist Cecilia Vicuña. A conversation with Vicuña will follow the screening. The event is free. For more information, visit brown.edu/academics/literary-arts/events.

The Yardbirds

7:30 p.m.; Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main St., Old Saybrook.

The Yardbirds, with guitarist Godfrey Towsend, bassist Kenny Aaronson, singer / harpist/percussionist Myke Scavone and guitarist / singer John Idan, will perform. Tickets are $60 and are available katharinehepburntheater.com.

Friday, March 15

Surfside 8

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, Margene Jervis. The theme is St. Pat’s Dance. There is a $8 donation for dancers, free for observers. For more information, call 860-245-0164 or 401-622-8084.

Tom Chapin

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

Friday Night Folk will host a concert by folk troubadour, singer-songwriter, storyteller and multi-instrumentalist, Tom Chapin. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For tickets or more information, visit fridaynightfolk.org or call 860-443-0316.

The Fab Four

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

The Fab Four, a Beatles tribute band will perform. Tickets are available at gardearts.com or by calling 860-444-7373, ext 1.

March 15 to April 7

“Our Town”

Various times; Burbage Theatre Company, 249 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket.

Burbage Theatre Company will present “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder, directed by Mark Peckham. Performances will be held on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit burbagetheatre.org or call 401-484-0355.

“The Song of Summer”

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

Trinity Rep will present the world premiere of the play “The Song of Summer” by Lauren Lee and directed by Taibi Magar. For tickets or more information, visit trinityrep.com or call 401-351-4242.

Saturday, March 16

Irene Drago

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 Irene Drago, author of “Daughters of Long Reach.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 860-536-3795.

Music Matters

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

La Grua Center’s Music Matters will host a performance of traditional and modern Irish music by Shannon Heaton, vocals, wood flute and whistles and Matt Heaton, vocals, guitar, bouzouki and bodhrán. Tickets are $10, free for age 18 and under. For tickets or more information, visit lagrua.org or call 860-535-2300

Awaken: Yes tribute band

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

Courthouse Center for the Arts will host Awaken, a Yes tribute band. Tickets are $29. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018.

The Ogham Alphabet 2 p.m.; Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., New London.

Collen Berry Conway will give a presentation on the history of the Ogham Alphabet, the oldest of the Gaelic languages. For more information, visit plnl.org.

Sunday, March 17

“Poets Speaking Up”

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

Poets Speaking Up will present an afternoon of poetry, music and performance on the theme “Working the Heart of Humanity: A Village Speaks.” Poets from across Rhode Island will read and perform their original poetry, with musical performance by Mike Laureanno, and poets, including Damont Combs and Marie Michaelle, and writers Ashley Macamaux and Kevin Broccoli. Admission is free, with donations gratefully accepted to benefit the performing poets. For more information, call 401-474-5052.

U.S. Coast Guard Band concert

2 p.m.; Leamy Concert Hall, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 15 Mohegan Ave., New London.

The U.S. Coast Guard Band will present a concert, “Luck O’ The Irish,” directed by Lt. Cmdr. Adam Williamson. The performance will feature “The Rakes of Mallow,” “Molly on the Shore” and “Danny Boy.” 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.

March 18

Lenten Luncheon

Noon to 1:30 p.m.; Calvary Church, 27 Church St., Stonington.

Calvary Church will host Lenten luncheons on Mondays during Lent. The cost is $10 and includes an entree, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Proceeds will be dedicated to local charitable organizations. Lunch will be preceded by a service of noon day prayer at 11:45 a.m. in the church. For more information, call 860-912-4144.

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