standing Week Ahead


Make your way to Watch Hill Tuesday to hear lively Celtic music when members of the Atwater-Donelly Trio perform at the Watch Hill Sunset Concert, at 6 p.m. on the Village Green. Visit Watch-Hill-Sunset-Concerts for details.


Pack a picnic supper, grab beach chairs and blankets, pile the kiddos into the car and and head to Misquamicut Tuesday to watch "How to Train Your Dragon" on the big screen on the beach at the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce's summer Movies on the Beach program. Showtime is 8:30 p.m. at Atlantic Beach Park, 321 Atlantic Ave. Admission and parking are free. More at


Hear how author Jeanne Blasberg creates her characters and develops her plots while helping her celebrate the launch of her new book, "The Nine," Wednesday at a talk, book signing, Q&A and reception at Ocean House beginning at 5 p.m. The event, part of the Summer Author Series, will be held in the Seaside Ballroom and is free, although reservations are recommended. For reservations or more information, visit


Visit with civil rights activist Lottie Scott Wednesday at 6 p.m. at a discussion of her book, "Deep South Deep North: A Family’s Journey." The book will be available for sale and signing following the talk. Suggested donation is $5. For more information, visit or call 860-535-2300. La Grua Center is located at 32 Water St., Stonington.


Join cookbook author and Westerly High School graduate Anna Francese Gass Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Westerly Library for a talk and book signing for her cookbook, “Heirloom Kitchen.” For more information, visit


Support the D-Strong efforts at a fundraiser Thursday at Stonington Vineyards from 6 to 9 p.m. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics and listen to music from the Village Jammers. Food trucks will be on site. Tickets are $10 per car load with a portion of proceeds from the parking being donated to the D-Strong Foundation.


Be part of history while enjoying the Westerly 350 Olde Tyme Fair Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. in Wilcox Park. Enjoy music from Roomful of Blues and Britishmania Beatles Tribute Band, food vendors, swan boat rides, trackless train rides, strolling performers, magic shows, a jester, storytelling, carnival games and a gigantic Westerly cake. The event is free. For more information, visit


Lounge on the beautiful grounds of the Franchi Estate Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. at the final Sergio Franchi Memorial Concert, a benefit for the Sergio Franchi Music Scholarship Foundation. Tickets are $65 in advance and $70 at the door. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 860-535-9429 or visit


Listen to the music of the Cartells Sunday at Bradford Citizens Club, at Rally for Randy, a benefit to help Randy Morgrage raise funds for medical treatments. Time is 2 to 6 p.m. at the club, 124 Woody Hill Road, Bradford. Enjoy tasty treats and take chances on raffle prizes. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or in advance. For more information, call 860-917-0488 or 401-808-9579.

Events are subject to change, so double-check before heading out. For more events/updates/changes, call the individual organization or visit

— Nancy Burns-Fusaro

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