Take a hike at Napatree
The Westerly Land Trust Thursday hike this week will be at Napatree Point, on the bay and ocean side beaches. The guide, David Prigmore, will talk about the effects of the Hurricane of 1938 and the historic Fort Mansfield. The group will meet at the large parking lot by the Watch Hill Yacht Club at 10 a.m. For more information, call Prigmore at 401-348-2855 or 401-932-1654 or email@example.com or visit westerlylandtrust.org.
Irish Fenianism in R.I. and Conn.
The Stonington Historical Society will host a talk by Patrick J. Mahoney Thursday on the “Road to Irish Rebellion: Grassroots Fenianism in Connecticut & Rhode Island 1858-1871” at La Grua Center, 32 Water St. in the borough. The talk, which starts at 7 p.m., is free. For more information, visit stoningtonhistory.org or call 860-535-8445.
Merrill House alumnus to read
Bank Square Books, 53 Main St. in Mystic, will host a poetry reading Thursday with James Merrill House alumnus D.M. Aderibigbe, author of “How the End First Showed.” The event is free. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com.
Cross’ Mills Celtic music concert
Cross’ Mills Public Library, located at 4417 Old Post Road in Charlestown, will host a Celtic Music concert Friday at 7 p.m. with harpist Mary King and Phil Edmonds on the tin whistle. The event is free. For more information,visit crossmills.org.
‘Mary Poppins’ at CMS
The Chariho Middle School Drama Club will present “Mary Poppins” at the school at 455 Switch Road in Wood River Junction. Performances will be held on Friday at 7 p.m. and on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door.
Songs of Irish Diaspora
The Irish Coastal Club will host lecturer Liz Kading and musicians David Iler and Tim Reilly on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Westerly Library as they explore the cultural impact of the Irish Diaspora through the songs the Irish brought with them on their journey. The program is free. Irish refreshments will be served. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.
Got a green thumb?
If flowers are your thing, the Ocean State Orchid Society March meeting, happening Saturday at 1 p.m. at Rocky Hill Grange, 1340 South County Trail, East Greenwich, will center on growing orchids in light expanded clay aggregate as a medium. Members are asked to bring in a plant that needs re-potting and the club will supply the material. There will also be a “Grow and Show” table and raffle. For more information, visit oceanstateorchidsociety.org.
James Baldwin talk
Stonington Free Library’s Sunday Evening Lecture will host a talk this week at 5 p.m. by David Leeming, emeritus Professor of English and comparative literature at the University of Connecticut, for a talk on James Baldwin. The event is free, and the library is located at 20 High St. in the borough. For more information, visit stoningtonfreelibrary.org.
Women, Power & Politics
On Sunday at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church at 23 Willow St. in Mystic, Emerson Theater Collaborative will present excerpts from two one-woman shows, “The Woodhull Project,” written and performed by Emma Palzere-Rae, and directed by Albert Cremin, along with “Golda’s Balcony,” written by William Gibson and performed by Sandra Laub. A panel of women political leaders from southeastern Connecticut will discuss women in politics following the performances. Tickets are $20, $15 for students and seniors. For more information visit emersontheatercollaborative.org or call 860-705-9711.