standing Week Ahead


Meet author and illustrator Jan Brett tonight when Bank Square Books hosts an author presentation and book signing at 5 p.m. with the bestselling author for her new picture book, “The Tale of the Tiger Slippers.” Tickets are $5 andc an be applied to the purchase of a book at the event, which will be held at Mystic Congregational Church, 43 E. Main St. To purchase a ticket or for more information, visit or call 860-536-3795. 


Learn about the Westerly's many living legends Wednesday when The Westerly 350th Celebration Committee hosts a free screening of two original, Westerly-centric videos. First up is “Living Legends of Westerly,” a documentary about 16 people who have made important contributions to the town. Second is "Dear Future Westerly," featuring perspectives from several Westerly students. For more information visit or call 401-596-7761.  


Hear words of wisdom Wednesday at the "Fall 2019 Literary Salon" at the Tapped Apple in downtown Westerly beginning at 6:30 p.m. when both established and aspiring writers will read their work aloud. For more information or to register to read, visit


Be part of a month long celebration of Peace in Westerly Thursday at 6 p.m. when “Boy in the Striped Pajamas” is screened at the Westerly Library, 44 Broad St. A discussion will follow the screening. The event is free. For more information, visit


Dance the night away Friday when the Jonnycake Center of Westerly hosts its fifth annual Hanger Party from 7 to 11 p.m. at Dooney Aviation, 63 Tom Harvey Road, Road B, Westerly. Enjoy food, drinks and dancing to the music of Sugar. Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the door and can be purchased online at or by calling 401-377-8069.


The Westerly Library will hold Westerly Trivia Night Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Windjammer Surf Bar, 321 Atlantic Ave. in Misquamicut. Postponed from earlier this month, the benefit will raise funds to support the library and Wilcox Park. For more information or to register a team, visit or stop by the library circulation desk.  


Stop by Avondale Arts Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. for the opening reception of an exhibit by painters Diana Sartor and J. Susan Cole Stone. The program will be held at the arts center, 95 Watch Hill Road in Westerly.


Be part of the 2019 Greater Westerly Heart Walk Saturday morning in Watch Hill Watch Hill. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Watch Hill Gazebo on Bay Street. Proceeds from the event, which will include a five-mile walk and a two-mile stroll, will benefit the American Heart Association. Visit to register or for more information.


Meet author Peter Filkins Sunday, 5 p.m.; La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington, at the Stonington Free Library Sunday Night Lecture Series. Filkins will talk about his book “Writing History, Writing Biography: Capturing H.G. Adler’s Many Worlds.” For more information, visit or call 860-535-0658.


Say hello to author Len Mattano Sunday at Enders Island for a book release party at 2 p.m. in celebration of his new novel “Celtic Crossing.” For tickets or more information, visit or call 860-536-3795.


Be in the audience Sunday when the Garde Arts Center and Bank Square Books host an evening with bestselling author Jodi Picoult to discuss her book “A Spark of Light.” Tickets are $17 an include a signed paperback copy of Picoult's book. Visit or call 860-536-3795.

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

— Nancy Burns-Fusaro

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