STONE TEMPLE TOUR
Join volunteers from the Babcock-Smith House Museum tonight at 6:30 for a free tour of Wilcox Park and some downtown Westerly granite buildings and monuments. Meet at the Columbus statue in Wilcox Park. Visit babcocksmithhouse.org for more.
MUSIC WEEK IS HERE
Tonight it's Monday Night Jams with Green Tea at 6 p.m. at the Westerly Town Beach; Tuesday it's Jake Kulak and the Lowdown in Watch Hill at 6 p.m., and Wednesday it's back to Westerly Town Beach for a 6 p.m. concert with Bobby Christina and Friends. All concerts are free. For more information, visit bluesonthebeachri.com and facebook.com/ Watch- Hill- Sunset-Concerts.
PATS FOR PADDINGTON
Take the kids to the sea shore Tuesday night to see for Movies on the Beach, a summertime program from the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce. This month's movie is "Paddington 2" and begins at 8:30 p.m.; Atlantic Beach Park, 321 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut. Admission and parking are free; bring beach chairs and blankets. For a list of movies and times, visit westerlychamber.org or call 401-596-7761.
SUMMER BOOK WORMS
Add to your library this week at the The Friends of the Westerly Library Summer Book Sale from July 9 - 13, at the library, 44 Broad St., Westerly. The sale runs Tuesday from 3:30 to 7 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. On Tuesday, there is an entry fee of $15, free for Friends members, and free admission for all on Wednesday through Saturday. On Saturday, a bag of books is $10. Visit westerlylibrary.org.
Head to Savoy Bookshop and Café Wednesday to listen to a talk by Nashville songwriter Layng Martine, Jr. at 7 p.m. Martine will give a talk and sign copies of his new book, "Permission to Fly: A Memoir of Love, Crushing Loss, and Triumph." Free. For tickets or more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.
SOPHOCLES IN THE PARK
Flock to Wilcox Park for Flock Theatre's production of Sophocles' "Oedipus Rex," Thursdays through Sundays from July 11 – 21. For more information, visit flocktheatre.org.
MOUNT CARMEL WEEKEND
Get ready for the annual celebration in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Triduum Masses begin Wednesday and continue Thursday, and Friday at 7 p.m. On Sunday, two masses will be celebrated, at 7 and 11 a.m. The festivities continue Saturday at the Italian Street Festival from noon to 9 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church on High Street and continue Sunday with the Our Lady of Mount Carmel procession, concert and fireworks 8 p.m. at Cimalore Field.
The Jonnycake Center of Westerly will host its fourth biennial “Enchanting Gardens by the Sea” garden tour Saturday featuring nine local gardens in Shelter Harbor and Weekapaug on a go-at-your-own-pace tour. Proceeds support the center’s food pantry,social services operations and education programming. Tourists will receive a guidebook outlining the history and unique character of each garden. Tickets are $25 until July 11, then $35 if ordered before July 13. Visit Jonnycake.org, call 401-377-8069, or stop by 23 Industrial Drive.
Events are subject to change, so double-check before heading out. For more events/updates/changes, call the individual organization or visit www.thewesterlysun.com/events.
— Nancy Burns-Fusaro