Meet spiritual memoirist Valerie Dziengiel, author of “Alone in the Darkness: In Search of Hope;" Robert E.P. Elmer III, Alzheimer’s caregiver and author of "Join the Journey: Care for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver;" and Dr. Michael Fine, a health strategist and author of "Health Care Revolt," on Tuesday at 6 p.m. when the Westerly Library and Savoy Bookshop & Café host a free spotlight for local nonfiction authors at the library. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org or call 401-596-2877.
Livestream with iconic author Margaret Atwood Tuesday at Mystic Luxury Cinemas when she appears live on stage from London, upon the worldwide release of "The Testaments," the thrilling sequel to her 1985 classic, "The Handmaid’s Tale." The global event will feature Atwood in conversation about the new book and other topics and will feature exclusive readings and special guests. Tickets are $20.15 and can be purchased at ticketing.us.veezi.com
RIGHT TO VOTE
Join members of The League of Women Voters South County Wednesday at 7 p.m. for the group's monthly meeting at the Dime Bank, 131 Franklin Ave., Westerly. The meeting will be focused on the plans for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the women's right to vote throughout 2020. The public is welcome to attend. Visit lwvri.org/LWV_South_County.html for more information.
A SENSE OF PLACE
Learn all about Ocean House Thursday at 7 p.m. at an open house talk and book signing with Lauren DiStefano, author of “Ocean House : A Sense of Place, The History of Ocean House.” For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.
Catch a concert with Tom Wopat and John Ford Coley while enjoying rides and games, a food court, a petting zoo, games and live music at the annual Misquamicut FallFest this weekend. The festival will be open Friday from 5 to 11 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit misquamicutfestival.org.
A CAPELLA AT ITS BEST
Listen to popular music in the four-part a cappella style known as "Barbershop" on Sunday at 3 p.m. when the Westerly Armory hosts a performance by the Narragansett Bay Chorus. Tickets are $20 or $15 for armory members. The event will benefit the armory. For more information, visit westerlyamory.org or call 401-596-8554.
WHERE'S THE MURAL?
Find out what happened to the WPA granite mural that had been planned for the Westerly Post Office Sunday afternoon at 2 when Ellen Madison gives a talk at Babcock-Smith House Museum. The talk is free. For more information, visit babcocksmithhouse.org.
Head to the Artists Cooperative Gallery of Westerly Sunday sometime between 1 and 5 p.m. when the gallery, along with Congregation Sharah Zedek, host an afternoon of live music and poetry reading, and a talk by Holocaust survivor Alice Eichenbaum. For more information, visit westerlyarts.com.
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