Listen to members of the Westerly Area Peace and Justice Group read aloud from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium of Westerly Library, 44 Broad St. in Westerly. The reading will be preceded by music and a slide show of quotes from Dr. King's sermons. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, visit westerlylibrary.org.
Watch the PBS movie "One Woman, One Vote" Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Westerly Library auditorium, 44 Broad St., when the League of Women Voters South County presents the first in a series of programs designed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. Adults, older children and teens are welcome to attend the film, narrated by Susan Sarandon, which begins with Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s call for women’s rights at Seneca Falls in 1848. Visit westerlylibrary.org for more.
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Take a step back in time Saturday at "An Evening In Casablanca" when, for one evening only, the Westerly Library will be transformed into spectacular French Morocco. The fundraiser will be held on the two main floors of the building, with music by New London Big Band, elegant fare, an open bar at Rick’s Cafe Americain, and casino tables. Winners will have the opportunity to choose from all manner of fabulous prizes. Tickets are $100 per person and include open bar, food stations, casino gaming chips, and entertainment. For tickets or more information, visit westerlylibrary.org or contact Bethany Kearsch at 401-596-2877, ext. 342.
Dust off your dancing shoes and head to the Knickerbocker Music Center this week during a week packed with top-notch music. On "Let's Dance Wednesdays!" Ed Peabody and the Next Big Blue Thang will be in the house and free dance lessons will be offered beginning at 7 p.m. The music will play from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10. On Thursday, Sweet Mercy arrives for a free 8 p.m. concert in the Tap Room; Friday will see the band Fleet performing at 8 p.m. (Tickets are $10); and Saturday brings the Mallett Brothers Band for an 8 p.m. concert (Tickets are $12). On Sunday, students in grades 6 through 12 are invited to share their talents at Youth-On-The-Mic, a program designed for students who want to perform, sing, or play music (whether original or covers) before an audience. Sign-ups for a spot are on a first-come basis. Solo singers, solo instrumentalists, and small bands are welcome, but space is restricted in size with no room for a drum kit. For more information, visit knickmusic.com.
Put on your best ballgown, shine your tiara, and prepare your spats for an evening of bowling fun Saturday when the Jonnycake Center of Westerly holds a "Ballroom Bowling Bash" fundraiser from 7 to 10 p.m. at Alley Katz Bowling Center, 116 Granite St. in Westerly, featuring all-you-can-roll bowling, shoe rental, and munchies. Registration is $25 per team member, with teams of six per lane. To register, call 401-377-8069, ext.105, visit jonnycake.org/events or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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