standing Week Ahead

PARTY LIKE AUSTIN POWERS

Head to the Ocean House in Watch Hill to celebrate the end of 2018 with a feast of gourmet treats inspired by Austin Powers and enjoy a wonderful night including a gourmet dinner and dessert stations, signature cocktails, fabulous live music and festive photo opportunities that will make your New Year's Eve a night to remember. The hotel-wide, black-tie event is one of the most anticipated soirees of the year, and the perfect way to commemorate the end of a wonderful year in style. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend New Year’s Eve at Ocean House. Tickets are $185 per guest plus tax & gratuity. Visit www.OceanHouseEvents.com to register.

EAT, DRINK, BE MERRY

Celebrate a quieter New Year's Eve at the Weekapaug Inn. What better way to welcome the new year than by eating, drinking and dancing the night away before the New Year resolutions set in. The festive spirit of New Year’s Eve will be unforgettable as you and your friends come together to bid farewell to 2018 and welcome 2019. Enjoy the chef’s final masterpiece of the year in the restaurant. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., cocktails will be available in the Garden Room before you indulge in an exceptional five-course meal between 7 and 8:30 p.m. For reservations, call 888-565-5023.

PENGUIN PLUNGE

Brace yourself for a New Year’s Day wake-up and help the WARM Center by jumping into the ocean on Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Windjammer, 321 Atlantic Ave., for the annual WARM Center Penguin Plunge fundraiser and lunch. Registration will being at 11:30 am. Registration fee is $25 for adults, $15 for children ages 12 or younger and military. For more information, visit warmcenter.org or call 401-596-9276.

POLAR PLUNGE

Support Rhode Island Center Assisting Those In Need on New Year's Day by taking a dip in the ocean for the annual Ocean House Marina Polar Plunge. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. at Charlestown Town Beach, 557 Charlestown Beach Road in Charlestown, with the plunge scheduled for noon. The Breach Way Grill, at 1 Charlestown Beach Road, will offer warm food and drinks with music by BoatCake immediately following the plunge. To register or for more information, visit rhodeislandcan.org

UNITY BELL

Join the Town of Westerly’s 350th Committee to start the New Year with a community-wide bell ringing scheduled for Tuesday at noon. The committee is coordinating more than 10 locations for the public to gather and ring their bells simultaneously for one minute to show unity and solidarity, as well as to kick-off the town’s 350th year. Participating locations will include Westerly Town Hall, churches and firehouses.  

AT THE HOXIE

Head to Westerly Public Library on Wednesday from 5 to 7:45 p.m. for the opening reception for the January exhibit in the Hoxie Gallery featuring works by Paul Crimi. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org

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