standing Week Ahead

HISTORY LESSON

Hear a talk Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Westerly Library discussing Westerly’s early history. The talk is led by Meg Barclay, a direct descendant of Tobias Saunders, an incorporator of the Town of Westerly. The free talk is sponsored by the Babcock-Smith House Museum. For more, visit babcocksmithhouse.org.

SURVIVING IN SNOW AND ICE

Bring your little ones Tuesday to learn how native animals have adapted to survive in cold weather, and let them meet live animals and feel animal pelts, during a presentation about winter survival strategies by guest speakers from the Denison Nature Center. The event will be held at 11 a.m. at Cross’ Mills Library, Charlestown. Visit crossmills.org for more information.

HOOPSTERS

Hear stories about “Blue and White: The History of Basketball at Westerly High School” on Sunday beginning at 2 p.m. when Zachary Garceau, Westerly Historical Society archivist, gives a talk at the Babcock-Smith House Museum. For more, visit babcocksmithhouse.org.

CABIN FEVER

Shake off the winter blues Saturday when Olde Mistick Village hosts its 16th annual Cabin Fever Festival and Charity Chowder Cook-Off. Guests can sample chowder and help choose the winner. Tickets are $1 for a 3-ounce cup of chowder, or $10 for 12. Proceeds benefit Always Home, an organization that works to prevent family homelessness. The event begins at noon and will be held in Olde Mistick Village. An awards ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m.

KEEPING PACE

Support the Adult Day Center of Westerly at an evening of glitz and glamour during the annual ‘Golden Age of Hollywood’ themed Black and White Ball at the Ocean House. Feast on delectable cuisine and dance the night away to a live band. Come dressed in your finest black and/or white cocktail attire. All proceeds directly benefit the center; contributions are tax deductible. The fun begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $150 per person, including tax and gratuity. Visit www.OceanHouseEvents.com for more.

CREW CAKES

Support Stonington High School’s crew team and enjoy a yummy breakfast Sunday, Feb. 24, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at Latitude 41 Restaurant, 105 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic. A big, beautiful, breakfast buffet will be served in an event that has become a terrific tradition in Stonington. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for kids 10 and under and can be purchased from crew team members or online by visiting stoningtoncrew.org/pancake-breakfast. All proceeds benefit the Stonington High School crew team.

PROJECT OUTREACH

Veterans are invited to attend a Project Outreach program at the Westerly Library Saturday from 10-11 a.m. Project Outreach of Westerly has a mission to assist all veterans in navigating benefits and other services available to them. The program is staffed by chapter service officers, who will be there to answer questions and assist those with needs. For more information, call 401-596-0470.

CELEBRATE WONDER

Head to Providence this week to participate in one of the many events being offered during the 10th annual Providence Children’s Film Festival. On Saturday, the Rhode Island premiere of “Rahiki” takes place at RISD Museum, followed by a special presentation. Tickets are $8 to $10. Visit providencechildrensfilmfestival.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.

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