standing Week Ahead

REGGAE TIME

Dance to some good old fashioned Reggae music when the one and only Ernie Smith, a musician who has played with Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, The Police and Jimmy Cliff, stops by the region for three separate concerts. On Friday he'll play at Cross Mills Library from 7 to 8 p.m.; on Sunday, he'll head to Block Island and in between, on Saturday night, he'll head to the Knick to play with members of Soulshot. Concert time is 9 p.m., tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Visit knickmusic.com

LEARN ABOUT CBD

Stop by Herbwise Naturals, 35 Broad St., Westerly, on Tuesday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for a CBD demonstration with Cristina Ciccone. Call 401-596-7815 for more information,

SUPPORT SAGA 

Join members of Sexuality and Gender Acceptance, Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Westerly Library for an adult discussion and support group about LGBTQ+ stories and issues in books, movies, TV shows. The group fosters community through the sharing of stories by and for those who identify as LGBTQ+ in an inclusive, accepting space. Allies are welcome to attend. Visit westerlylibrary.org

AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Experience an evening of drama and song Friday with resident Ocean House cabaret performer Marion Markham and her musical ensemble. Enjoy a variety of music, including Standards, Blues, Jazz and Latin rhythms with a dash of comedy, from 8-10:15 p.m. $20 per person.  For more information, visit oceanhouseevents.com.

GALAXY GUARDIANS

Trek to Wilcox Park with the kiddos Saturday when The United Theatre in partnership with The Westerly Library & Wilcox Park presents "Galaxy of the Guardians," beginning at sundown. Visit westerlylibrary.org

MUSIC ON THE HILL

Be in the audience Wednesday when The Music on the Hill music festival hosts “Four Hands,” a 7 p.m. concert featuring the music of Gershwin, Barber, Sheng at Dunn’s Corners Community Church, Post Road, Westerly by the Millar Piano Duo, Lisa Raposa and Greg Millar, and the Miller-Porfiris Duo, Anton Miller, violin and Rita Porfiris, viola. Tickets are $25 and are available at the door. Visit musiconthehillri.org. 

RUN ON

Join fellow runners Wednesday at the Tom McCoy Family Fun Run Series, 5:30 p.m. at the Pleasant View Inn, Misquamicut, featuring a children’s 1/3 mile run, followed by 1-mile and 5K run. Walkers and runners welcome at this free event. Visit westerlytrackclub.org 

ARTS IN AVONDALE

Stop by Avondale Arts Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. for an opening reception for the exhibits “The Birds and the Bees” group show and “Sunlight & Shadow” by Ian Newbury. Visit avondalearts.com. 95 Watch Hill Road, Westerly.

GARDEN PARTY

Start the season with a proper garden party and enjoy a variety of craft cocktails and farm fresh bites Saturday at 6 p.m. at Stone Acres Farm, 393 North Main St., Stonington. $50 plus tax and gratuity. Tickets available a t oysterclub.com

HONK FOR DAD

Head to Central Baptist Church Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a Father’s Day car show featuring classic cars, music, food, and drink. Admission is free. Central Baptist Church, Elm St., Westerly.

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

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