standing Week Ahead


Meet at Mel's Downtown Creamery tonight from 5 to 9 p.m. to enjoy some sweets and support Westerly High School's Class of 2019 Overnight Graduation Party. A percentage of all sales during this fundraiser will directly benefit the cause. Donations can also be dropped off at the creamery and will be given to the committee on your behalf.


Make sure to stop by Calvary Church in Stonington for one of the church's famous Lenten luncheons on Mondays during Lent. The cost is $10 and includes an entree, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Proceeds will be dedicated to local charitable organizations. Today's luncheon will feature turkey tetrazzini and will be served in honor of Homes for the Brave. Lunch is preceded by a service of noonday prayer at 11:45 a.m. in the church. For more information, call 860-912-4144. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Calvary Church is located on 27 Church St., Stonington.


Head to the Westerly Library tonight at 6 to hear a talk from Fr. Giacomo Capoverdi about all about St. Joseph and see a screening of a short film by Westerly native Bronte Stahl on Acri, Italy. The program is hosted by The Dante Society of Westerly. Admission is free. A Q&A period will follow. 


Join members of the Westerly Morris men Wednesday morning as they celebrate spring's arrival by dancing at dawn on the summit of Lantern Hill in North Stonington in honor of the vernal equinox. Participants are invited to meet at the base of the hill at 6 a.m. for the 10-20 minute hike to the top. For more information, visit or call 401-437-0240.


Head to the Babcock-Smith House Museum Sunday at 2 p.m. for a talk by Linda Smith Chaffee called "Smith Widows: Women with the Strength of Stone," and learn how three "Orlando Widows" met the challenges of raising family, operating a business and managing a home. Free to all. The museum is located at 124 Granite St, Westerly. 


Buy your tickets for the Granite Theatre's murder mystery, “The Game’s Afoot,” by Ken Ludwig. Performances will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. For tickets or more information, call 401-596-2341 or visit


Enjoy samples of wines and craft beers and food from Watch Hill Catering, Bogue’s Alley, Casa Della Luce and McQuade’s Marketplace on Saturday when St. Michael School holds the third annual Wine and Craft Beer Tasting, sponsored by Cove Ledge Package Store. The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the La Grua Center, 32 Water Stonington. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling school at 860-599-1084, or online by visiting and searching for St. Michael School.


Wear a touch of green and celebrate the luck of the Irish Sunday at the annual Mystic Irish Parade. The 15th annual parade, sponsored by the Mystic Irish Parade Foundation, will step off at 1 p.m. The parade typically attracts thousands of marchers. This year’s grand marshal is Mystic Fire Chief Frank "Fritz" Hilbert. The parade will begin at the Mystic Seaport and proceed through downtown Mystic ending at the Mystic Museum of Art. For more information, visit

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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