REMEMBERING ANGELO TURANO
Head to the Westerly Yacht Club Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. or 7 to 9 p.m., to participate in the “Angelo Turano Memorial Fundraiser,” and support Angelo’s widow, Grace, and their children following his tragic death in December. Plenty of food, cocktails, prizes and raffles. Tickets are $30, free for children age 5 and under, available at the door and in advance by calling Grace Turano at 401-499-9066; Rose Serluca at 401-741-4738; Anna Powelzyk at 860-705-9840; Silvia Souder at 401-741-8426; Maria Allen at 401-212-6392; Joe Degiacomo at 401-742-0557; Anja Kolb at 401-661-4768; Dr. Dante Guilino at 401-741-3224; Norma Stracener at 978-729-6810; or Charlie Turano, 401-741-8617.
PLANT YOUR VEGGIES
Get a jump start in the garden by sprinting to the plant sale at the Westerly Branch of the Ocean Community YMCA, 95 High St., on Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon to pick up your flowering plants, herbs and veggies.
SPRINGFEST IS HERE
Enjoy the music of Aztec Two-Step while sampling your favorite carnival food from the famous 400 feet of fantastic food to feast upon this weekend at the ninth annual Springfest in Misquamicut. Hours are Friday, 5 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $8 per day, children under 4 years old are free. Parking is also free. For more information, visit misquamicutfestival.org.
Sachet over to the Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Ave. in Stonington, on Friday between 7 and 11 p.m. for the eighth annual Fusion, a celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts. The event will include art exhibits, food and wine tasting, live music with the band Sugar and tasteful body painting. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. For tickets or more information, visit oceanchamber.org.
Let the little ones celebrate Mother’s Day with “just a spoonful of sugar” at a whimsical tea party hosted by Ocean House and Mary Poppins. The young and the young at heart are invited to enjoy Ocean House’s signature teatime, complete with tea cakes, snacks, and assorted desserts. The interactive affair, complete with a performance, is a special way to celebrate mom and make lasting memories. Please note, cancellations made within 72 hours of the event are subject to a cancellation fee of $55. Tickets are $35 per person.
Hear award-winning scholar, author and teacher Scott Molloy, a man well known and well loved for telling his story of labor while teaching about labor history, Saturday at 1 p.m. at Westerly Library when the Irish Coastal Club hosts a talk by Molloy titled, “A History of the Hibernian Workforce in Rhode Island Labor Unions.” A musical presentation by Irish LTD will be included. For more information, visit irishcoastalclub.org.
COUNTRY DANCE IN QUONNY
Make your way to the Quonochontaug Grange Saturday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. to participate in a traditional English Country Dance, which will include instruction by Barbara Renna, Paul Wilde and Dragan Gill and live music by Jean Monroe and Bill Ouimette. All dances are taught, no experience or partner is needed. Admission to dance is $12 or $10 with subscription card. Visit kingstonenglishcountrydance. org for more information.
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