Wilcox Park

The University of Rhode Island Master Gardeners will lead a tour of Wilcox Park in Westerly on Saturday, Sept. 14. The tours will include the park’s 28 Big Trees in the Rhode Island Big Tree Registry and 9 Champion trees.

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Thursday, Sept. 12

Lauren DiStefano

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 401-213-3901.

Sept. 12 – 29

“The Hollow”

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

Granite Theatre will present “The Hollow” by Agatha Christie. 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.

Sept. 12 - 22

“All My Sons”

Various times; Arctic Playhouse, 117 Washington St., West Warwick.

Artic Playhouse will present the drama “All My Sons” by Arthur Miller. Performances will be held on Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit thearcticplayhouse.com or call 401-573-3443.

Sept. 12 - Oct. 27

“Prince of Providence”

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

Trinity Rep will present the “Prince of Providence,” written by George Brant, based on the book by Mike Stanton and directed by Taibi Magar. For tickets or more information, visit trinityrep.com or call 401-351-4242.

Sept. 12 – Oct. 6

“A Doll’s House, part 2”

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

The Gamm Theatre will present “ A Doll’s House, part 2” by Lucas Hnath, directed by Fred Sullivan, Jr. For tickets or more information, visit gammtheatre.org or call 401-723-4266.

Friday, Sept. 13

Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

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

Savoy Bookshop & Café will host an author discussion and book signing with Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone, the authors of the book “This is How You Lose the Time War.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

Art after Dark

6 to 8:30 p.m.; Mystic Museum of Arts, 9 Water St., Mystic.

Art After Dark, features Pizzetta pizza, drinks, live music by Marcy Kelly Trio and live art by Parks of a Puzzle. Admission is $15, $12 for members, $3 for children age 4 to 12 and free for children under age 4. For more information, visit mysticmuseumofart.org or call 860-536-7601.

Exhibit Opening: The Art of Samuel Austin

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

An opening reception will be held for an exhibit of works by Colorado artist Samuel Austin. The exhibit will run through October. There is a suggested donation of $5. For more information, visit lagruacenter.org or call 860-535-2300.

Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale benefit

6 p.m.; Dunes Club, Narragansett.

The Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale will host a fundraiser with drinks from Whaler’s Brewing and Wakefield Liquors; appetizers, plated dinner, and desserts; auction items and dancing to the Becky Chace Band. Tickets are $100. For tickets or more information, visit jonnycakecenter.org.

Poetry and Art

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Wickford Art Association, 36 Beach St., North Kingstown.

The Wickford Art Association will host an opening reception for the seventh annual Poetry and Art exhibit with 41 pieces of fine art paired with a poem inspired by each work. The exhibit will remain on display through Oct. 6. The event is free. For more information, visit wickfordart.org or call 401-294-6840.

Sept. 13 - 15

Misquamicut Fallfest

Various times; Misquamicut State Beach, 257 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

The Misquamicut FallFest will feature rides and games from World Class Carnival and Amusements, a food court, a petting zoo, games and live music, including Tom Wopat and John Ford Coley. The festival will be open Friday, 5 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit misquamicutfestival.org.

Folk Art Quilt Show

Various times; South County Museum, 115 Strathmore St. Narragansett.

South County Museum will display more than 75 quilts made by local quilters and quilts from the museum’s collections. The show runs 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under and free for members. For more information, visit southcountymuseum.com or call 401-783-5400.

Sept. 13 - Oct. 4

“The Striker”

Various times; Contemporary Theater Company, 327 Main St., Wakefield.

Contemporary Theatre Company will present “The Striker” by Caryl Churchill. Performances will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, visitcontemporarytheatercompany.com or call 401-218-0282.

Saturday, Sept. 14

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.

Walk to End

Alzheimer’s

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

The Alzheimer’s Association will host a Walk to End Alzheimer’s to raise awareness and funds. NBC 10 News reporter Sam Read will emcee the event. Registration information can be found at alz.org/ri/walk.

Olga Vinokur

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

La Grua Center’s Music Matters series will host a performance by pianist Olga Vinokur. Tickets are $15. For tickets or more information, visit lagruacenter.org or call 860-535-2300.

Burning of Benedict Arnold festival

4 p.m.; Various locations, New London.

The festival will begin with a two-part play by Charles Traeger, performed by Flock Theatre, the first part at 4 p.m. at the Hempsted Houses, 11 Hempstead St. and the second at 5 p.m. at the Shaw Mansion, 11 Blinman St. At 6 p.m., the festival will parade down Bank Street to the Waterfront Park where there will be food, drink, and performances by The Rivergods, The Root Farmers, and Marvelous Liars. The burning will occur at approximately 8:45 p.m. For more information, visit flocktheatre.org.

Orchid Society meeting

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

Ocean State Orchid Society will host a talk by Kim Feddersen, owner of Fair Orchids, who will discuss cymbidiums. There will also be a Grow and Show table and raffle. For more information, visit oceanstateorchidsociety.org.

Hot Dog Roast

4 to 6 p.m.; South Kingstown Land Trust Barn, 17 Matunuck Road, South Kingstown.

South Kingstown Land Trust will host its annual Hot Dog Roast with side dishes, Whalers Brewing Company beer and music by Pitcher’s Garage Band. Cost is $5. For more information, visit sklt.org.

Rod Luther

2 p.m.; South Kingstown Public Library, 1057 Kingstown Road, Peace Dale.

Jazz musician Rod Luther will perform highlights from the Great American Songbook. The event is free. To register or for more information, call 401-789-1555, ext. 108, or email jwilson@skpl.org.

Plywood Cowboy

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

Friday Night Folk will host a performance by Plywood Cowboy featuring Steve Dedman on piano, guitar, and vocals; Emmet Hale on drums; Shane Tanner on bass guitar; Gracin Dorsey on vocals, mandolin, and guitar; and Kat Wallace on violin and vocals. Tickets are $20 at the door, $17 in advance and $10 for students and active military with ID. For tickets or more information, call 860-443-0316 or visit fridaynightfolk.org.

Jamie G. & Friends

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

Courthouse Center of the Arts will host a Neil Young Tribute acoustic performance by Jamie G. & Friends. Tickets are $15. For tickets or more information, visit courthousearts.org or call 401-782-1018.

Sunday, Sept. 15

Narragansett Bay Chorus

3 p.m.; Westerly Armory, 41 Railroad Ave., Westerly.

The Westerly Armory will host a performance by the Narragansett Bay Chorus. Tickets are $20; $15 for armory members. The event will benefit the armory. For more information, visit westerlyamory.org or call 401-596-8554.

Post Office Mural Story

2 p.m.; Babcock-Smith House Museum, 124 Granite St., Westerly.

Babcock-Smith House host a talk by Ellen Madison on what happened to a WPA granite mural that had been planned for the Westerly Post Office. The talk is free. For more information, visit babcocksmithhouse.org.

Peace, Remembrance, Hope

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

The Artists Cooperative Gallery of Westerly and Congregation Sharah Zedek will host an afternoon of live music and poetry reading as well as a talk by Alice Eichenbaum, a survivor of the Holocaust. For more information, visit westerlyarts.com.

Emma Donoghue

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

Bank Square Books and Wheeler Library will host a free talk and book signing featuring bestselling author Emma Donoghue for her new book “Akin.” Born in Dublin in 1969, Donoghue is a writer of contemporary and historical fiction whose novels include the international bestseller "Room." Donohue's screen adaptation of "Room," was nominated for four Oscars. To register or for more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 860-536-3795.

Monday, Sept. 16

Jan Brett

5 p.m.; Mystic Congregational Church, 43 East Main St., Mystic.

Bank Square Books will host an author presentation and book signing with bestselling author and illustrator Jan Brett for her new picture book “The Tale of the Tiger Slippers.” Tickets are $5, which can be applied to the purchase of a book at the event. To purchase a ticket or for more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 860-536-3795.

Tuesday, Sept. 17

Jarrett J. Krosoczka

7 p.m.; Connecticut College Palmer Auditorium, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London.

One Book, One Region of Eastern Connecticut will present an author talk and book signing with Jarrett J. Krosoczka for the book “Hey Kiddo,” the 2019 one region, one book selection. Bank Square Books will host a book signing following the discussion. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 860-536-3795.

Wednesday, Sept. 18

“Living Legends

of Westerly”

7 p.m.; Granite Theatre, 1 Granite St., Westerly.

The Westerly 350th Celebration Committee will host a screening of “Living Legends of Westerly,” a documentary about 16 people who have made contributions to the town of Westerly. The screening is free. For more information visit Westerly350.com or call 401-596-7761.

The British Raid

on Essex

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

The North Stonington Historical Society and Wheeler Library will host a talk by author Jerry Roberts, who will speak on the topic of his book, “The British Raid on Essex, the Forgotten Battle of the War of 1812.” The program is free. For more information, visit wheelerlibrary.org.

Luanne Rice

6:15 p.m.; Mohegan Sun Cabaret Theatre, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville.

The finale of the Connecticut Authors Trail will feature bestselling author Luanne Rice, the author of “Pretend She’s Here.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 860-536-3795.

Thursday, Sept. 19

“Boy in the Striped Pajamas”

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

As part of a month long celebration of Peace in Westerly the library will host a screening of the film “Boy in the Striped Pajamas.” A discussion will follow the screening. The event is free. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.

Local Documentary: Point Jude

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

Cross’ Mills Library will host a screening of the documentary “Point Jude” from filmmaker Mark Starr about a typical day in the Point Judith fishing port. Starr will introduce the film and answer questions. For more information, call 401-364-6211 or visit crossmills.org.

Alison Hackett

6 p.m.; Mystic & Noank Library, 40 Library St., Mystic.

The Mystic & Noank Library will host a book talk by Alison Hackett author of “The Visual Time Traveller: 500 Years of History, Art and Science in 100 Unique Designs.” The talk is free. For more information, visit mysticnoanklibrary.org or call 860-536-7721.

Steven Dunn

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

Novelist Steven Dunn will read from his work in the first installment of Brown University’s Fall 2019 Writers On Writing Reading Series. The reading is free. For more information, visitbrown.edu/academics/literary-arts/events.

Friday, Sept. 20

Hanger Party for Jonnycake Center

7 to 11 p.m.; Dooney Aviation, 63 Tom Harvey Road, Road B, Westerly

The Jonnycake Center of Westerly will host its 5th annual Hanger Party. The event will feature food, drinks and dancing to the music of Sugar. Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 at the door. For tickets or more information, visit jonnycake.org or call 401-377-8069.

Westerly Library

Trivia Night

6:30 p.m.; Windjammer Surf Bar, Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut.

The Westerly Library will hold a Westerly trivia night. All funds raised will support the library and Wilcox Park.For more information or to register a team, visit westerlylibrary.org or the library circulation desk, 44 Broad St., Westerly.

Latin Essence

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

La Grua Center will host a performance by jazz group Latin Essence. Tickets are $20. For tickets or more information, visit lagruacenter.org or call 860-535-2300.

A Night with

Janis Joplin

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

The Garde Arts Center will host a performance by Broadway actress Mary Bridget Davies, “A Night with Janis Joplin.” For tickets or more information, visit gardearts.org or call 860-444-7373, ext. 1.

Saturday, Sept. 21

Greater Westerly Heart Walk

9 a.m.; Watch Hill Gazebo, Bay Street, Watch Hill.

The 2018 Greater Westerly Heart Walk will raise funds for the American Heart Association. Participants have a choice between a 5-mile walk and a 2-mile stroll. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Visit www2.heart.org to register or for more information.

Artist reception:

Teek Eaton – Koch

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.

Graham Nash

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

The Garde Arts Center will host a performance by two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Graham Nash For tickets or more information, visit gardearts.org or call 860-444-7373, ext. 1.

Sunday, Sept. 22

Peter Filkins

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

The Stonington Free Library Sunday Night Lecture Series will host a talk by Peter Filkins on his book “Writing History, Writing Biography: Capturing H.G. Adler’s Many Worlds.” For more information, visit stoningtonfreelibrary.org or call 860-535-0658.

Len Mattano

2 p.m.; Enders Island, 1 Enders Island, Mystic.

Bank Square Books will host a book release party featuring Len Mattano in celebration of his new novel “Celtic Crossing.” The event is free. For tickets or more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 860-536-3795.

Jodi Picoult

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

The Garde Arts Center and Bank Square Books will host an evening with bestselling author Jodi Picoult to discuss her book “A Spark of Light.” Tickets include a signed paperback copy of A Spark of Light. Additional books will be available for purchase at the event. For tickets or more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 860-536-3795.

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