Stop by Rios' Barber Shop on Granite Street Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to support Max Renzi, the son of WHS 1994 grad Alex Renzi, who was recently diagnosed with alopecia. Sign up for a trims or shave, buy a raffle tickets, buy a goodies from the bake sale and earn T-shirt give-a-way. All proceeds will be given to the National Alopecia Areata Foundation. For more information, call 401-837-8886.
Head to the Hoxie Gallery Wednesday between 5 and 7:45 p.m. for the opening reception of an exhibit featuring Pawcatuck artists Linda Peduzzi and Diane Brown. The exhibit will remain on display through June 28. Call 860-912-0280 for more information.
OCEAN HOUSE STORY
Listen to author Lauren DiStefano discuss her lovely book, "Ocean House: A Sense of Place, The History of Ocean House," on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Savoy Bookshop and Café, 10 Canal St. in Westerly. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-231-3901.
TOAST THE CHORUS
Enjoy the lovely surroundings of Haley Mansion at the Inn at Mystic, 3 Williams Ave., on Thursday when the Chorus of Westerly holds its annual Charitable Gala. All proceeds will benefit the Chorus of Westerly’s ongoing community music and outreach programs, as well as its performance programs. Tickets are $150. For reservations or information, call 401-596-8663 or visit chorusofwesterly.org.
Enjoy floral arrangements paired with paintings Friday night at the opening reception of "Scene from a Train," the June show at the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly. Work from featured artists Patty Nunes and Kristi Foss and flower arrangements made by members of the Ocean Community YMCA Garden Club will be on display through June 30. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. The event is free. For more information, call the gallery at 401-596-2221 or visit westerlyarts.com.
Dig out your dancing shoes and head to the Haversham House Friday for the Jonnycake Center's third annual Benefit Evening with entertainment by the Johnny MacLeod Trio from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy an open bar, tasting stations and passed hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auction items. Tickets are available for $125. The Haversham House is located at 336B Post Road in Westerly. For tickets or more information, visit Jonnycake.org or call 401-377-8069.
Don't miss the drive-in dinosaurs on Friday when the Misquamicut Business Association Drive-In-Movies present "Jurassic Park" at 9 p.m. at Wuskenau Town Beach Pondside Lot, 316 Atlantic Ave. in Misquamicut. Tickets are $15 per car. For more information and a complete movie schedule, visit Misquamicut.org.
Chow down this weekend at the Taste of Mystic festival and enjoy music from local musicians and food from area eateries. The three-day food fest begins Friday. Admission is free with tickets $1 each. For details, visit oldemistickvillage.com/taste-of-mystic.
TREE TOUR TIME
Join University of Rhode Island Master Gardeners on Saturday for a Wilcox Park Tree Tour, which loops through the park beginning and ending at the Esplanade. Tours will include the park’s 28 big trees included in the Rhode Island Big Tree Registry, as well as 9 champion trees. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.
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