standing Week Ahead


Meet writers Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen at Savoy Bookshop and Café, 10 Canal St. in Westerly, Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. for an author talk and book signing with the authors of “The Wife Between Us” and the new book “An Anonymous Girl.” The event is free. For more information, visit or call 401-293-3901.


Listen to Capt. Wes Pulver talk about the status of the Coast Guard Museum Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the La Grua Center, 32 Water St. in Stonington. The talk will include revised renderings, floor plans and proposed exhibits. There is a suggested donation of $5. For more information, visit or call 860-535-2300.


Enjoy a few laughs Friday night when the Westerly Library presents its annual fundraiser, "Laughs for a Cause," featuring the Queens of Comedy at the Haversham Tavern from 6 to 9 p.m. A buffet dinner and cash bar are included. Tickets are $50. For tickets or more information, visit or call 401-596-2877. 


Head to the Westerly Public Library Saturday to join members of the Rhode Island Black Storytellers present "A Celebration of Black Storytelling" as part of the statewide 21st annual FundaFest. Ran Daise, from “Gullah Gullah Island,” will be the featured teller at 1 p.m. Daise will also lead a free workshop from 10 a.m. till noon. Visit or call 401-596-2877.


Save Saturday afternoon for a performance of the original made-for-TV opera “Amahl & the Night Visitors” at United Church of Stonington.There is a suggested donation of $20. Donations of canned goods for local food pantries are welcome. The event will begin at 2 p.m.


Take a musical journey with Michael Chicoria Saturday at the United Theatre featuring performances by the Westerly High School symphonic band at 7 p.m. and Michael Chicoria’s Musical Journey at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For tickets or more information, visit The Bricks & Murals Benefit Concert will benefit the Harmony Trail. 


Enjoy the music of Brahms, Shumann, & the Romantic Horn, at a concert featuring Solomiya Ivakhiv on violin, William Purvis on valved horn, and Mihae Lee on 1922 Mason & Hamlin. Tickets are $15. The event will be held at 6 p.m. at the La Grua Center, 32 Water St. in Stonington. For tickets or more information, visit or call 860-535-2300.


Join members of the The Westerly Land Trust Sunday at 2 p.m. for an all-ages hike through Crandall Preserve with Donna Anderson. Soup will be available for all participants, thus the name of the hike! Hikers are asked to bring along a mug for the soup. The walk is flat and goes through a variety of woods, surrounded by an extensive Atlantic White cedar swamp and open peatlands. Hikers should wear solid daylight fluorescent orange as it is hunting season. Reservations should be made by contacting Anderson at 203-470-4566. For more information, visit


Get ready to dance and eat when the Mystic Contra Dance holds a “Pie Dance” from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road in Groton, with live music by Chimney Swift and a dance caller, Angela DeCarlis. Partners are not required. A beginners' workshop will be held at 7:45 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $7 for students. Visit for more information. 

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— Nancy Burns-Fusaro

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