Drive-In-Movies

The Misquamicut Business Association Drive-In-Movies will begin the 2019 season with a screening of “Jaws 2” on Friday, May 17, at the Wuskenau Town Beach pondside lot.

Photo courtesy Misquamicut Business Association

Thursday, May 16

Thoughtful Thursday

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

Dr. Frederic Silverblatt will discuss how to prevent tick bites, the risk factors for Lyme Disease, and treatment options. The talk is free. For more information, visit stoningtonfreelibrary.org or call 860-535-0658.

The History of

Scalloping

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

Avery-Copp House Museum Sea to Table Lecture Series will host a talk by author Paul Doucette on the History of Scalloping, the story of the New Bedford fishing industry. There is a suggested donation of $5. For more information, visit averycopphouse.org or call 860-445-1637.

Armando Lucas

Correa

6 p.m.; Wheeler Library, 101 Main St., North Stonington.

Wheeler Library and Bank Square Books will host a talk and book signing with Armando Lucas Correa, author of “The Daughter’s Tale” and “The German Girl.” The talk is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 860-536-3795.

Thursday Hike

10 a.m.; Maxwell Mays Wildlife Refuge, 2082 Victory Highway, Coventry.

The Westerly Land Trust will lead a hike through Maxwell Mays Wildlife Refuge. The 5-mile hike through the newly open Audubon refuge is along fields, woods and pond. Hikers are also required to wear 200 square inches of solid daylight fluorescent orange due to hunting in the area. For more information, visit westerlylandtrust.org or contact hike leader Janice Fifer at 401-213-6479 or jhfifer@verizon.net.

May 16 - 25

“Clothes Encounter”

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

The Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant will present the comedy, “Clothes Encounter.” written by Roger Karshner and directed by W. Richard Johnson. For more information or for tickets, visit newportplayhouse.com.

May 16 – June 16

“Marisol ”

Various times; Trinity Rep, 201 Washington St., Provi-

dence.

Trinity Rep will present the drama “Marisol ,” by Obie award-winning playwright José Rivera and directed by Brian Mertes. For tickets or more information, visit trinityrep.com or call 401-351-4242.

Friday, May 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 2.” Cost is $15 per car. For more information and schedule, visit Misquamicut.org.

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 Mike Alexander. Donation $8 for dancers, free for observers. For more information, call 860-245-0164 or 401-596-1263.

Friday Night Concert

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

Cross’ Mills Public Library will host a performance by Parillo-Harrington Duo for an evening of original music and composition from their 2001 recording, Sandbox, and their soon to be released album, Turn Around Back. The concert is free. For more information, visit 401-364-6211 or visit crossmills.org.

Don Carlo

7:30 p.m.; Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London.

Garde Arts Center will host Connecticut Lyric Opera and Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra for a fully staged production of Verdi’s Don Carlo. For tickets or more information, visit gardearts.com.

May 17 - 19

“Polaroid Stories”

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

Burbage Theatre Company will present the drama “Polaroid Stories” by Naomi lizuka. Performances will be held on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and on Thursday at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit burbagetheatre.org or call 401-484-0355.

Saturday, May 18

Chorus of Westerly

6 p.m.; George Kent Performance Hall, 119 High St., Westerly.

The Chorus of Westerly, conducted by Andrew Howell and George Kent, will perform Handel – Dettingen Te Deum, Brahms Nänie and Beethoven Movements II, IV of Symphony No. 9. For tickets or more information, visit chorusofwesterly.org or call 401- 596-8663.

Annie Cronin Romano

11 a.m.; Savoy Bookshop and Café, 10 Canal St., Westerly.

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host a Saturday Story Hour with Annie Cronin Romano, who will read from her new children’s book “Night Train: A Journey From Dusk to Dawn.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

Jean Kelly

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

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an open house book signing for local author Jean Kelly, for her book “Secrets of the Orchard.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

Sneaks for Beaks

5K Run

10:30 a.m.; Misquamicut State Beach, 257 Atlantic Ave., Westerly.

Foster Parrots will host Sneaks for Beaks 5k Run, a fundraiser for The New England Exotic Wildlife Sanctuary in Hope Valley. Same day registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The course is flat and fast. Awards and prizes will be given out at The Andrea, 89 Atlantic Ave., following the race. To register or for more information, visit fosterparrots.com.

Music Matters:

The Soul of the Viola

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

Music Matters will host a program featuring Carol Gimbel, anonymous viola, ca. 1725, ex-Emmanuel Vardi; and and Cullan Bryant 1886 Chickering concert grand. A wine reception will follow the performance. Tickets are $15, free for ages 18 and under. For more information, visit lagruacenter.org or call 860-535-2300.

Spring Festival

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Richmond Town Hall, 5 Richmond Townhouse Road, Wyoming.

The Richmond Spring Festival will feature more than 40 crafters, authors, small business and farms. There will be activities for children. The event is free.

Full Flower

Moon walk

7:30 p.m.; Avalonia’s Knox Preserve, Wilcox Road, Stonington.

Denison Pequotepos Nature Center will lead a Full Flower Moon evening walk through Avalonia’s Knox Preserve. The walk will take place whether the sky is clear or overcast. The program is suited for adults and older interested children. Cost of $10, free for members of the nature center. For more information, email info@dpnc.org or call 860-536-1216, ext. 20100.

Kim Trusty

7 p.m.; Lily Pads, 27 North Road, Peace Dale.

Music ‘n’ More will present vocalist Kim Trusty with guitarist Rory Malloy. Tickets are $15; free for children under age 12. For more information or for tickets, visit musicatlilypads.org. They will also be available at the door. For more information, call 401-789-0651.

Harry Chapin

Tribute Concert

7 p.m.; St. Michael’s Center, School Hill Road, Baltic.

The Local United Network to Combat Hunger and the Academy of the Holy Family will present a concert to benefit local social service programs. The concert will feature the LUNCH Ensemble and the music of Harry Chapin. The ensemble, comprised of students from several local schools, is led by Grammy-winner Bill Pere. Tickets are $8 at the door. For more information, visit lunchensemble.com or call 860-572-9285.

Sunday, May 19

Garden Market Fair

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

The 37th Annual Garden Market Fair will feature vendors from Rhode Island and Connecticut selling plants and garden accessories. The University of Rhode Island Master Gardener’s will hold an information kiosk and testing soil samples. There will also be a Kid’s Corner for young gardeners to create dish gardens and coffee and snacks available on the Esplanade from Coy Café For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.

Spring Strings

Concert

1 p.m.; Mystic River Park, 28 Cottrell St., Mystic.

The 10th annual Spring Strings Student Concert with violinist Ashley Jones will feature the students of the North Stonington School of Violin. The performance will include violin works in classical, celtic, ragtime and modern ballads. For more information, call Ashley Jones at 860-235-1478 or visit ashleyjonesviolin.com.

Armed Forces Salute

2 p.m.; North Kingstown High School, 150 Fairway Drive, North Kingstown.

The Lafayette Band of North Kingstown will perform its 12th annual Armed Forces Salute, directed by Bethany Clarke Bromley. The program will include patriotic favorites, Broadway tunes and Big Band music. For more information, facebook.com/LafayetteBand.RI or email lafayette.band.nk.ri@gmail.com.

Narragansett Bay Symphony Community Orchestra

3 p.m.; McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way, Providence.

The Narragansett Bay Symphony Community Orchestra, with guest conductor, Kristo Kondakçi, will perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major and Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor featuring, Clara Yang, cellist. Tickets are $15, $5 for seniors and students, and free for children 12 and under. A donation a of non-perishable food item for the Rhode Island Food Bank is requested. For tickets or more information, visit NABSCO.org or call 401-274-4578. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Monday, May 20

Scalloping Today

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

Avery-Copp House Museum Sea to Table Lecture Series will host a talk by Stonington scalloper Joe Gilbert about the scallop industry today. There is a suggested donation of $5. For more information, visit averycopphouse.org or call 860-445-1637.

Tuesday, May 21

Plum Island talk

1:30 p.m.; Custom House, 150 Bank St., New London.

New London Maritime Society will host a talk by Jason Golden, who will present an overview of Plum Island lab’s large animal disease prevention program and the current status of the lab’s move to Kansas. The talk is free. For more information, visit hnlmaritimesociety.org.

Wednesday, May 22

R.I. Civilian

Conservation Camps

6:30 p.m.; Cross’ Mills Library, 4417 Old Post Road, Charlestown.

The Charlestown Historical Society and the Cross Mills Public Library will host a presentation by author and historian Marty Podskoch. He will talk about the history and projects of the seven Civilian Conservation Camps located throughout Rhode Island from 1933-1942, with a focus on Charlestown’s Burlingame state park. For more information, call 401-364-6211 or visit crossmills.org

Thursday, May 23

Zeyn Joukhadar

6:30 p.m.; Grace Church Pavilion, 300 Westminster St., Providence.

Reading Across Rhode Island and Savoy Bookshop & Café will host a talk and book signing with Arab-American author and Brown alumnus Zeyn Joukhadar, for his book “The Map of Salt and Stars.” Tickets are $20 and include a copy of the book. For more information or for tickets, visit saltandstsars.eventbrite.com, or email Elissa Sweet at events@mysticbooksinc.com or Kate Lentz at kate@ribook.org.

Friday, May 24

Drive In Movies

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

The Misquamicut Business Association Drive-In-Movies will screen “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”

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

Think Pink Floyd

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

Courthouse Center for the Arts will host tribute band Think Pink Floyd.

Tickets are $34. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018.

Saturday, May 25

Richard Comolli,

Master Granite Carver

2 p.m.; Babcock Smith House Museum, 24 Granite St., Westerly.

Babcock Smith House Museum will host a talk by John Coduri about how Richard Comolli continued the legacy of the Westerly Granite industry during the last half of the 20th Century. The talk is free. For more information, visit babcocksmithhouse.org.

Closing reception

10 to 2 p.m.; Westerly Library, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

A closing reception will be held for the Westerly High School Art exhibit on display in the Hoxie Gallery.

Education Foundation Road Race and Walk

9:45 a.m.; North Stonington Grange Fairgrounds, 21 Wyassup Road, North Stonington.

The North Stonington Education Foundation will hold the annual Road Race and Walk fundraiser. The 5K-road-race begins at 10 a.m. and 2-mile-walk begins at 9:45 a.m. Same day registration begins at 8:45 a.m. To register in advance or for more information, visit nsedfoundation.org.

Mystic Contra Dance

7:45 p.m.; Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton.

The Mystic Contra Dance, “the Pie Dance,” will be held with Derrick Kalish, caller, and music from the band O’Wryly. Instruction begins at 7:45 p.m., with dancing from 8 to 11 p.m. No partners are needed. Cost is $10 for adults, $7 for students and $25 for family. Slices of pie are available for $3 to support the band. For more information, visit mysticdance.webs.com.

Aztec Two-Step 2.0

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

Courthouse Center for the Arts will host the folk rock band Aztec Two-Step 2.0, with Rex Fowler, Steven “Muddy” Roues and Dodie Pettit. Tickets are $36. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018.

May 25, 26

Virtu Art Festival

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wilcox Park, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce will present the 23rd annual Virtu, a fine arts and crafts festival featuring the works of selected artisans from around the country. There will be live entertainment and a Creation Station area for children with free activities. Admission is free. Visit oceanchamber.org or call 401-596-7761 for more information.

Sunday, May 26

Charlestown Memorial Day Parade

1 p.m.; Ridgewood Road and Route 1, Charlestown.

The parade will step off at Ridgewood Road and Old Post Road and proceed to Cross ’ Mills Baptist Church then to Cross Mills’ Brook and end at Fort Neck Road. A ceremony will follow in Ninigret Park at the Navy War Memorial and at the Kimball Pavilion with the Wakefield Concert Band, observances and speeches.

Coast Guard

Dixieland Jazz Band

1 p.m.; Fort Trumbull State Park, 90 Walbach St., New London.

The U.S. Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band will present a Memorial Day performance featuring classic jazz, blues, and rags with a “New Orleans” flavor. The concert is free. For more information, visit uscg.mil/Community/ Band or call 860-701-6826.

Monday, May 27

Westerly-Pawcatuck

Memorial Day Parade

9:30 a.m.; Downtown Westerly-Pawcatuck.

The Memorial Day Parade will beginning at the Pawcatuck Shopping Center, 37 South Broad St., Pawcatuck. The parade will continue through the center of Westerly and end in Wilcox Park.

Mystic Memorial

Day Parade

2 p.m. Downtown Mystic.

The annual Mystic Memorial Day parade, sponsored by the Hugo A. Simonelli Post 3263 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, will step off on Water Street, rain or shine, and proceed along Route 1 to the VFW Post home, 60 Stonington Road, where a Memorial Day service will be held.

Bearathon Road Race and Walk

10 a.m.; Ocean Community YMCA Mystic Branch, 1 Harry Austin Drive, Mystic.

Stonington High School will host the Bearathon 5K Road Race and 2-Mile Walk. The race will begin at 10 a.m. and loop through Mason’s Island. Cost is $20 for registration in advance, $25 for same day registration. Proceeds will benefit Stonington High School class activities, with 20 percent being donated to the Pawcatuck VFW. Same day registration will be held from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Refreshments will be provided, as well as water along the course. For more information, or to register, visit runreg.com/shsbearathon.

Decoration Day

Noon to 4 p.m.; Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic.

Mystic Seaport will pay tribute to fallen Civil War soldiers with a brief service comprised at the Greenmanville Church at noon followed by a procession to the cannon on Chubb’s Wharf a wreath-laying upon the Mystic River. At 1:45 p.m., musicians of the museum’s chantey program will perform. At 3 p.m., the day’s observances conclude in the Seamen’s Friend Society Reading Room with a discussion of the impact of war. The event is free with museum admission. For more information, visit mysticseaport.org.

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