Huck Finn fishing derby

The Ashaway Sportsman’s Club will host the annual Huck Finn Day at Crandall Field in Ashaway, on Sunday, June 2.

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Thursday, May 30

Local Author Spotlight

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

Savoy Bookshop & Café and Westerly Library will host a Local Author Spotlight featuring four nonfiction authors from the area, David Cundy, Robert McWilliams, Steve Starger and Jim Beloff. The event is free and Savoy will donate a portion of each book sale to the library. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

Thursday Hike

10 a.m.; Grills Preserve, Bowling Lane, Westerly.

The Westerly Land Trust will lead a hike through Grills Preserve. The 500-acre preserve is over primarily flat terrain often along the Pawcatuck River on clear, wide trails. Hikers are 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 Meg Lee at 860-575-0680 or mlee@ westerlylandtrust.org.

St. Andrew Music Concert

7 p.m.; St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 15 East Beach Road, Charlestown.

St. Andrew Lutheran Church will host a concert featuring different music from the church with Voices of Joy, Grace, Seek First and Sol Music with John and Julie Frascarelli and Mike Bussey. There will be a reception following the music. For more information, call 401-322-0088.

Health Benefits

of Olive Oil

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

La Grua Center will host a talk with Stephen and Suzanne Capizzanno, owners of Capizzano Olive Oils & Vinegars, for a talk on the health benefits of olive oil. The talk will include a tasting. There is a suggested donation of $5. For information, visit lagruacenter.org or call 860-535-2300.

May 30 – June 16

“Love and Other

Fables”

Various times; Theatre by the Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road, Matunuck

Theatre by the Sea will present the musical comedy, “Love and Other Fables.” The show will run Tuesdays through Sundays. Tickets can be purchased at the theater box office, by calling 401–782–8587 or visit theatrebythesea.com.

“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.

“Fun Home”

7:30 Wilbury Theatre Group, 40 Sonoma Court, Providence.

The Wilbury Theatre Group will present the drama “Fun Home” by Lisa Kron, with music by Jeanine Tesori, based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. For tickets or more information, visit thewilburygroup.org.

Friday, May 31

Drive-In Movies

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

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

“Prisoner!”

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

Westerly Library will host a performance of Avery Moody’s play, “Prisoner!” The play is based on the struggles of Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele while in prison. The performance is free and will feature actors and musicians from the community.

Music in the Meadow

6 p.m. Arboretum Outdoor Theater, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London.

Connecticut College will host the 8th annual family-friendly outdoor Music in the Meadow concert. There will be food trucks on site or attendees may bring their own picnic along with lawn chairs and blankets. Cost is $10 and $5 for children. For more information, visit conncoll.edu.

Benefit concert

8 p.m.; The Galactic Theatre, 440 Main St., Warren.

A benefit concert fundraiser will be held for the Providence Folk Festival. Performers will include John Fuzek, Allysen Callery, Lisa Couto, Bob Kendall, Dan Lilley, Anthony Loffredio of Barnburning, Ant Savino, and Mountainess. Admission is $10. For more information, visit GalacticTheatre.com or providencefolkfestival.com.

May 31 - June 16

“The Curious Savage”

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

Granite Theatre will present “The Curious Savage” by John Patrick. 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.

Saturday, June 1

Andrew Katz

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

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host a Saturday story hour with Andrew Katz, author of “How to Catch a Bear Who Loves to Read.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

Summer Tea

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

The Friends of the Westerly Library and Wilcox Park will hold a fundraiser featuring tea and refreshments, as well as a presentation on the history of tea. Tickets are $15 and are available in advance at the library circulation desk. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org or call

Debussy Piano

Concert

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

La Grua Center’s Music Matters series will host a Debussy Piano Concert with pianist Yuan Sheng. Tickets are $15, free for ages 18 and under. For tickets or more information, visit lagruacenter.org or call 860-535-2300.

Stars over Stonington

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

The Stonington Community Center will hold a gala fundraiser, Stars over Stonington, to celebrate the community and support the center. Recognized this year at the event will be Greg Piccolo and the Salt Marsh Opera program, Kids Love Opera! The event will feature music, food, live auction and a silent auction. For tickets, visit thecomo.org/ stars or visit the center at 28 Cutler St., Stonington.

Spring Fair

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Mystic & Noank Library, 40 Library St., Mystic.

The Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library will hold the 40th Annual Spring Fair featuring a books sale, White Elephant items for adults and children, a food booth, children’s activities, the Mystic Garland Dancers, a silent auction and plant sale run by the Mystic Garden Club. Proceeds from the sale support the library. For more information, visit mysticnoanklibrary.org or call 860-536-7721.

Cheryl Wheeler

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

Courthouse Center for the Arts will host a performance by New England songwriter Cheryl Wheeler. Tickets are $35. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018.

June 1, 2

Viking Days

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

Mystic Seaport will host a celebration of Viking culture, complete with a Viking market, trade demonstrations, musical and theatrical performances, lectures, and on-the-water activities. Most activities are included in museum admission. For more information and a schedule of events, visit mysticseaport.org.

Spring Festival

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Jonathan Edwards Winery, 74 Chester Maine Road, North Stonington.

Jonathan Edwards Winery will host a spring festival with live bands, food vendors, local artisan tents, free airbrush tattoos, face painting, a barrel roll contest, and wine. Tickets include over 21 admission, logo wine glass and wine tasting voucher. For more information, visit jedwardswinery.com or call 860-535-0202.

Sunday, June 2

Museum Mingle

5 to 8 p.m.; Living Shark Museum, 53 High St., Westerly.

The Living Shark Museum will host a Museum Mingle with Breanna Racicot, a shark advocate. The event is free. For more information, visit livingsharks.org.

Huck Finn Day

10 a.m.; Crandall Field, 188 Main St., Ashaway.

The Ashaway Sportsman’s Club will host the 70th Annual Huck Finn Day. There will be games, face painting, a Huck Finn look-alike contest, fishing, prizes and food. The event is free for children ages 12 and under.

Bren Smith book

dinner and discussion

6:30 p.m.; Oyster Club, 13 Water St., Mystic.

Bank Square Books and Oyster Club will host a book dinner with Bren Smith. He will discuss his book “Eat Like a Fish.” Cost $102, which includes a multi course dinner, with drink pairing, and a copy of the book. For tickets or more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 860-536-3795.

June 2 - 12

Music on the Hill

Various times; Various locations.

The Music on the Hill music festival will include performances by local classical musicians at venues from Cranston to Westerly. For schedule and ticket information, visit musiconthehillri.org.

Monday, June 3

Yanyi

Noah’s Restaurant, 113 Water St., Stonington.

The James Merrill House will host a Meet & Greet with the 2018 Yale Younger Poets prizewinner, Yanyi. For more information, visit jamesmerrillhouse.org.

Tuesday, June 4

Author talk

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

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an open house talk and book signing with Lauren DiStefano, author of “Ocean House : A Sense of Place, The History of Ocean House.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-231-3901.

Wednesday, June 5

Opening reception

5 to 8 p.m.; Hoxie Gallery, Westerly Library, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

An opening reception will be held for an exhibit of works by Linda Peduzzi and Diane Brown. The exhibit will be on display through June 28.

Nelson Simon

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

La Grua Center’s Good Stories Well Told series will host a talk by Nelson Simon on "The Accidental Sailor." There is a suggested donation of $5. For more information, visit lagruacenter.org.

Thursday, June 6

Erika Swyler

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

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an author talk and book signing with Erika Swyler for her novel “Light From Other Stars.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-231-3901.

Chorus of Westerly Charitable Gala

5:30 to 9 p.m.; Haley Mansion, Inn at Mystic, 3 Williams Ave., Mystic.

The Chorus of Westerly will hold its annual Charitable Gala. All proceeds will benefit the Chorus of Westerly’s ongoing community music and outreach programs, as well as its performance programs. Tickets are $150. For reservations or more information, call 401-596-8663 or visit chorusofwesterly.org.

June 6 - 23

“The Great American Trailer Park Musical”

Various times; Chestnut Street Playhouse, 24 Chestnut St., Norwich.

Chestnut Street Playhouse will present the country-rock and blues musical, “The Great American Trailer Park Musical,” directed by Lisa Foss, music and lyrics by David Nehls and book by Betsy Kelso. Performances will be held Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit chestnutstreetplayhouse.com.

June 6 - 9

Sea Music Festival

Various times; Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic.

Mystic Seaport will host performers from around the world to celebrate music of the sea at the 40th Annual Sea Music Festival. This year’s highlights include the music of Ron and Natalie Daise, Cliff Haslam, The Johnson Girls, The Rum-Soaked Crooks, The Rix, Between Two Thorns, and 19 other individuals and groups as well as the Mystic Seaport Museum Chantey staff. For more information, call 860-572-0711 or visit mysticseaport.org.

Friday, June 7

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 exhibit, “Scene from a Train.” The exhibit will be on display through June 30. Featured artists will be Patty Nunes and Kristi Foss. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m. The event is free. For more information, call the gallery at 401-596-2221 or visit westerlyarts.com.

Jonnycake Center Benefit Evening

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Haversham House, 336B Post Road, Westerly.

The Jonnycake Center of Westerly will hold its Third Annual Benefit Evening with an open bar, tasting stations and passed hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auction items and entertainment by the Johnny MacLeod Trio . Tickets are available for $125. For tickets or more information, visit Jonnycake.org or call 401-377-8069.

Drive In Movies

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

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

Surfside 8

Square Dance

8 to 10:30 p.m.; State Street Senior Center, 39 State St., Westerly.

The Surfside 8 Square Dance Club will hold a dance with caller, Dave Perrault and cuer, Mike Alexander. Donation of $7 for dancers, free for observers. For more information, call 860-245-0164 or 401-596-1263.

Music in the Meadow

6 p.m. Connecticut College Arboretum, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London.

Connecticut College will host Music in the Meadow for a family-friendly outdoor concert. A food truck will be on site or attendees may bring a picnic. Tickets are $10 and $5 for children under age 12 and are available at the gate. The rain date for the concert is Sunday, June 18, at 4:30 p.m.

June 7 - 9

Taste of Mystic

Various times; Olde Mistick Village, 27 Coogan Blvd., Mystic.

The Taste of Mystic festival features live music and food from area eateries. The event will be open Friday, 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and tickets for food and beverages are $1 each. A portion of this year’s proceeds will go to benefit Easter Seals. For more information, visit oldemistickvillage.com/taste-of-mystic/.

Saturday, June 8

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.

A Night at the Museum

6 to 11 p.m.; Mystic Museum of Art, 9 Water St., Mystic.

The Mystic Museum of Art will host a gala fundraiser. The event will include food, dancing and the opening of its newest exhibition, Soderberg Unfurled. Tickets are $175. For tickets or more information, visit mysticmuseumofart.org or call Melissa Baker at 860-536-7601, ext. 203.

English Country Dance

7:30 to 10:30 p.m.; Lily Pads, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South County, 27 North Road, Peace Dale.

An English Country Dance will be held with instruction Margaret Bary and live music by Jean Monroe and Bill Ouimette. All dances are taught; no experience or partner is needed. Admission to dance is $12; $10 with subscription card. A potluck dinner will be held before the dancing at 6 p.m. Visit kingstonenglishcountrydance.org for more information.

Raising Orchid Babies

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

Ocean State Orchid Society will host a talk by club member Bill Cicchelli who will discuss growing orchid seedlings in flasks. There will also be a Grow and Show table and raffle. For more information, visit oceanstateorchidsociety.org.

Jazz Fest

2 to 8 p.m.; Yurechko’s Tree Farm, 100 Bitgood Road, Griswold.

The Eastern Connecticut Performing Arts Association will host a Jazz Fest featuring performances by The Tom Brown Six, Greg Abate Band, Chris Leigh Band and New London Big Band. There will be food and beverage available for purchase. For tickets or more information, visit ecpaa.org.

Sunday, June 9

Lost Mill Towns of South County

2 p.m.; St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 322 Church St., Alton.

Richmond Historical Society will host a talk by public historian and archivist Mark Kenneth Gardner on the Lost Mill Towns of South County. For more information, visit richmondrihistoricalsociety.org.

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