standing Week Ahead

SHE TOOK AN AXE

Hear all about Lizzie Borden Tuesday at 6 p.m. when Cara Robertson comes to Savoy Bookshop & Café for a talk and book-signing. Robertson is the author of “The Trial of Lizzie Borden,” the true story of one of the most sensational murder trials in American history, which took place in Fall River, Mass. Did she, or didn’t she? The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Do you think civics should be a mandatory course for high school graduation? Did you know the governor is being sued by students for not providing an adequate civics education? Want to know what the Westerly schools teach about civics? Attend the League of Women Voters of South County program, “The State of Civics Education,” on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Narragansett Town Hall and find out everything you ever wanted to know about civics education. The event will include teachers and superintendents from Westerly, South Kingstown, Chariho and Narragansett who will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Deborah Kopech from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Visit lwvri.org/LWV_South_County for more information.

WATER COLOR

Learn to paint with watercolors with Rebecca Woodward, a dentist by trade and encouraging watercolor teacher, during the three-class workshop, “Intro to Watercolor.” The classes will be held Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon at Avondale Arts. Students are asked to bring a No. 8 sable brush along with their imaginations. Cost is $60. Email manager@avondalearts.com​ for more information.

FISH FRIES

Visit one of the many Lenten fish and chips spots in the area this Friday. The Portuguese Holy Ghost Society, at 26 Main St. in Stonington Borough, serves up fried fish, scallops, shrimp, clams and calamari from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. At Ender’s Island, fish and chips are served at 5 and 6:30 p.m., and at the Harley P. Chase VFW Post 1265, codfish, scallops, clam chowder and clam fritters are available from 3 to 7 p.m. Call 860-599-2404 for more information.

KEEP YOUR IRISH ON

Head to Wheeler Library Friday for an Irish Fest with step dancing from the Damhsa Step Dancers at 6 p.m. and the Garda Band with Irish traditional tunes at 7 p.m. There will be Irish food and beverages, including Jonathan Edwards wines and Guinness. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door and free for children age 12 and under. All proceeds benefit Wheeler Library. For more information, visit wheelerlibrary.org.

ARTESSY TIME

Head to Wood River Junction Friday and Saturday for the Chariho School District’s 27th annual Artessy, a districtwide celebration of creativity and the arts featuring a showcase of visual and performing arts from all grade levels, as well as hands-on exhibits and activities from Chariho Tech programs, STEM-related areas and community organizations. The programs will be held Friday beginning at 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit chariho.k12.ri.us.

A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS

Feast on Italian food Saturday when Shoreline Robotics, which recently won the Rhode Island state competition, hosts a pasta and meatball dinner at the Westerly Senior Center, 39 State St., Westerly, to raise funds to attend the world competition in Detroit. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children age 12 and under. Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by a robot demonstration at 7 p.m.

Events are subject to change, so make sure to double-check before heading out. For more events/updates/changes, call the individual organization or visit www.thewesterlysun.com/events.

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