standing Week Ahead


Learn to dance the Salsa on Tuesday at the Tapped Apple, 37 High St., with Salsa expert Mike Morency from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the tasting room. All dancers receive $6 glasses of wine and cider. Visit for more information. 


Sit back and relax to the flute and piano music of John Graham and Cheryl Casola Wednesday when the Westerly Library hosts a flute and piano recital at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. Visit for more information. 


Learn how to fix things Wednesday when Stephanie Krikorian, author of the new book, “Zen Bender: A Decade-Long Enthusiastic Quest to Fix Everything (That Was Never Broken)," visits Bank Square Books, 53 West Main St. in Mystic, for an author discussion and book signing at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit or call 860-536-3795.


Join members of the New England High School Cycling Association Thursday from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. in the Terrace Room at the Westerly Library for a league information night as they gear up for their fourth year of mountain bike racing all across New England. Members of the Burlingame Badgers, a local team, will be on hand to introduce coaches. Meet the the team, watch some videos from past races, and learn about association activities. 


Catch one of the 75 films being screened from Wednesday through Sunday during the Mystic Film Festival at local venues including La Grua Center in Stonington, Mystic Luxury Cinemas, Mystic & Noank Library, Niantic Cinema and the Garde Theatre in New London. For more information including schedule of films, visit


Sample tastes of Chicken Sorrentino Thursday when the Dante Society of Westerly hosts the 21st annual Anna Turrisi cooking demonstration featuring Hoof’s Restaurant owners, Brian and Nick Ferraro, and chefs Miguel and Manuel Tlatenchi. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance. For more information, contact Evie Cofone at 401-487-0033 or by email at  


Stop by the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly, 14 Railroad Ave., on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. for the opening reception for its all members exhibit, “All Aboard!” The exhibit will be on display through Oct. 27. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 401-596-2221 or visit  


Dance up a storm Friday when Surfside 8 Square Dance Club holds a square dance with caller Dave Perrault and cuer Mike Alexander from 8 to 10:30 p.m. at the Westerly Senior Center, 39 State St. in Westerly. Requested donation is $8 for dancers, free for observers. For more information, call 401-622-8084 or 860-2450164. 


Take a walk through Helen Clarke’s Mystic Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. when the Mystic River Historical Society and the Mystic & Noank Library host "A Walk Through Helen Clarke’s Mystic," featuring a look at the Mystic of 100 years ago based on the writings of Helen Clarke. Tour guides from the historical society will lead the walk. Registration is required. To register, or 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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