standing Week Ahead

LESSONS LEARNED 

Drop by the Westerly Library Tuesday at 6 p.m. and hear author Nancy McCann Vericker speak about her book, “Unchained: Our Family’s Addiction Mess Is Our Message.” McCann Vericker will also sign books, which will be available for purchase. Visit westerlylibrary.org for more information.

LIAR LIAR

Meet celebrated author Thomas Christopher Greene on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Savoy Bookshop & Café, 10 Canal St. Greene will present an author talk and book-signing for his new book, “The Perfect Liar.” Visit banksquarebooks.com for more information.

INCH BY INCH, ROW BY ROW

Get ready for spring Wednesday when Wheeler Library, 101 Main St. in North Stonington, hosts an evening with farmers Craig Floyd and Emma Sutphen from the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center’s Giving Garden at Coogan Farm. The farmers will present new and time-honored ideas on regenerative gardening with increased production and less work. The 6:30 p.m. program will include a Q&A and refreshments. The program is free and attendees are asked to bring seed donations for the library’s Seed Lending Library.

REMEMBERING DR. KING

Hear members of the Westerly Area Peace and Justice Group and other guests take turns reading sections from Dr. Martin Luther King’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail" on Thursday at Westerly Library beginning at 5:30 p.m. Music and a slide show of quotes from King’s sermons will be shared prior to the reading as part of a celebration to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.

THE LAST WORD

Hear Cedric Mayfield of the U.S. Coast Guard Band and his newly formed Epitome Jazz Band ensemble perform Friday at 7 p.m. at the La Grua Center. Tickets are $15, and free for children 18 and under. For tickets or information, visit lagruacenter.org.  

DANCE TIME

Join members of the Surfside 8 Square Dance Club Friday from 8 to 10:30 p.m. for a dance with Bob Butler and cuer Margene Jervis at the Westerly Senior Center. Free for observers, $8 donation for dancers. For more information, call 401-596-1263 or 860-245-0164.

DITCH THE BLUES

Listen to the good music of guitarist Dave Fields, a member of the New York Blues Hall of Fame, who will perform Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Knick., 35 Railroad Ave. in Westerly. Tickets are $10. For more information, visit knickmusic.com or call 401-315-5070.

MEET JILLIAN

Stop by Ocean House Sunday at 2 p.m. to meet artist Jillian Barber and hear her talk about her lifelong fascination with faces and mask-making. Barber, who grew up in Westerly, will begin with an overview of masks throughout history. A wine-and-cheese reception will immediately follow the talk, which is free.

TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE MOON

Head to Charlestown Sunday night and visit the Frosty Drew Observatory, 61 Park Lane, to watch the total lunar eclipse. The observatory will be open from 8:30 p.m. until 3 a.m. for viewing and the Frosty Drew Sky Theatre will be open all night, will be warm, and will be showing a live stream of the lunar eclipse on the big screen. Telescopes will also be set up outside the observatory, offering views of the night sky and the lunar eclipse. Attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic for the viewing. For more information, visit frostydrew.org or call 401-859-1450 for more information.

— Nancy Burns-Fusaro

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