standing Week Ahead


Hear all about Beatrix Farrand, the renowned female landscape architect who designed gardens for private homes across the country, as well as for the White House, Harkness Memorial State Park and Yale University, during a program tonight at 5:30 at La Grua Center in Stonington. Emmy Award winning Filmmaker Karyl Evans will introduce her documentary, "The Life & Gardens of Beatrix Farrand" and answer questions from the audience about the life and work of Farrand. For more information, visit


Now is your chance to experience a drum circle. Express yourself through percussion and learn to become one with nature Tuesday at a program led by Donna Anderson and hosted by the Westerly Land Trust. Refreshments and instruments will be provided, but an RSVP is required. For more information or to RSVP, call Donna Anderson at 203-470-4566 or email to Donations will be accepted to support the trust's land conservation efforts.


Join members of the Rotary clubs of Chariho and Westerly Wednesday at Boneyard Barbecue Ashaway for a fundraiser supporting Gaits of Harmony, a 300-acre therapeutic riding center in Hopkinton. Beginning at 5:30 p.m, patrons will can enjoy food, drink, raffles and ongoing entertainment provided by the Ocean State Ramblers. There is no admission, but Boneyard BBQ will donate 20 percent of all food and drink sales to Gaits of Harmony. The money will be used to buy a client lift to assist in transferring their less mobile clients from a mounting platform to a horse, safely and seamlessly. For information, call 401-525-8912.


Learn a few delicious culinary tricks from the master Wednesday when Chef Jeanie Roland, co-owner and chef of Ella's Food & Drink, discusses her cookbook, "Butter Love & Cream" at Savoy Bookshop & Café. The event will begin at 6 p.m.


Head to Stonington for a Friday Fish Fry sponsored by the Portuguese Holy Ghost Society at the society's club house, 26 Main St. in Stonington. The cost for dinner is $10 per person, $9 for seniors, and includes fried fish, scallops, shrimp, clams and calamari. The fish fry will be held from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. each Friday in March.


Head to Tower Street Community Center Saturday and join the group for a fun game (or two) of table tennis. Volunteers will help teach the basics of the game and beginner's are welcome. For more information, call 401-348-2715.


Start the month of March with some remarkable Celtic music! Sit back and enjoy the sounds of traditional Irish, Scottish and American folk music with the Executive Session, an ensemble including local flutist Michael “Skip” McKinley, guitarist Greg Bacon, and the raw power and Northern Ireland swagger of Dan Foster’s fiddle. Tickets $15, 18 and under admitted free. Visit for more. 


Join staff of the Jonnycake Center of Westerly Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the historic Wilcox Tavern for "simple classic American Cuisine priced for the locals." The Wilcox Tavern will donate 20 percent of all food sales in support of center programs providing food, housing, heating, and continuing education assistance. Dining out never tasted so good. 

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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