Oct
1
9:00 am09:00

Dog Walk at Destruction Brook Woods

  • Destruction Brook Woods

About: Join Nancy Mahoney from The Canine Club in Dartmouth for a dog walk at Destruction Brook Woods and learn about dog etiquette on the trails at the Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust’s largest reserve. This walk is in partnership with the Dartmouth Dog Advisory Work Group and Westport Land Conservation Trust. The 280-acre Destruction Brook Woods Reserve includes miles of walking trails, mature woodlands that include American Beech and Atlantic White Cedar, unusual rock ledges covered with many interesting ferns and lichens, and Destruction Brook itself, once a major source of water power for the mills of Russell’s Mills. Dogs must be on leash for this walk. The walk begins and ends at the parking area at Destruction Brook Woods on Slades Corner Road about a mile from Davolls General Store in Russells Mills Village. If the weather is questionable, call (508) 525-9266 or check dnrt.org on the morning of the walk.
Info: Visit savebuzzardsbay.org.

Oct
1
10:00 am10:00

Norman Bird Sanctuary Harvest Fair

  • Norman Bird Sanctuary

About: The 42nd annual Harvest Fair is an autumn ritual for generations of families. The event features the “Mabel Express” Barrel Train, Monkey Bridge, Mud Pit, Midway games and a children’s crafts tent. Crafters and artisans will be selling items, and there will be local food and beer vendors. Tickets cost $6 for adults and $3 for Children (3-12); children younger than 3 will be admitted for free.
Info: Click here.

Oct
1
11:00 am11:00

Cricket Field Carnival

  • Cricket Field

About: The carnival will give a nod to the past with actors strolling the grounds in period costumes and St. Coumba’s Cricket Club dressed in its traditional “whites” providing cricket demonstration and games. The Johnston Historical Society will lead historic village tours. Therewill be canoe rides and races, a pie-eating contest, a period costume photo booth, a Penny Farthing antique bike demonstration, spinning demonstrations from the Rhode Island Spinners Guild, and traditional woodworking demonstrations by Anew Vernacular. There also will be live jazz by Antonio Forte Trio, barbecue by Ocean State BBQ, pony rides, free bike rides from Sol Chariot Pedi Cabs, sack races, prizes, a giant pumpkin display, pumpkin painting by Jacavones Garden Center, face painting and Henna Tattoos.  Admission, games and many of the rides will be free.
Info: Click here.

Oct
1
11:15 am11:15

Workshop: Succulent Propagation

  • Roger Williams Park Botanical Center

About: Make one into two. Join Mitch Williams, an Extension Master Gardener, to multiply your favorite house plant in a hands-­on workshop! Also, stop by the "Ask a Master Gardener Kiosk" for answers to your general gardening questions, or bring a soil sample for pH testing. This workshop, kiosk and soil test are free with paid admission into the Botanical Center. Registration is required for this workshop.
Info: To register e-mail Kim Downes or call 401-785-9450 x7263.
 

Oct
2
10:00 am10:00

Norman Bird Sanctuary Harvest Fair

  • Norman Bird Sanctuary

About: The 42nd annual Harvest Fair is an autumn ritual for generations of families. The event features the “Mabel Express” Barrel Train, Monkey Bridge, Mud Pit, Midway games and a children’s crafts tent. Crafters and artisans will be selling items, and there will be local food and beer vendors. Tickets cost $6 for adults and $3 for Children (3-12); children younger than 3 will be admitted for free.
Info: Click here.

Oct
3
6:00 pm18:00

City of Providence 6-10 Connector Draft Plan Release

  • Providence Department of Planning & Development

About: The 6-10 Connector is an aging highway that cuts through several Providence neighborhoods and is slated for immediate replacement. Similar to the Interstate 195 relocation, this is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to invest wisely, reconnect neighborhoods and improve the city.
Info: Click here.

Oct
8
10:00 am10:00

13th Annual Cranberry Harvest Celebration

  • 158 Tihonet Road Wareham, MA, 02571 United States

About: The Cranberry Harvest Celebration is a great way to see and learn about the picturesque cranberry harvest while enjoying some old-fashioned family fun. Watch as A.D. Makepeace Company growers harvest the crimson berries. Visit educational and historical displays; view the spectacular landscape and harvest by taking a helicopter ride; enjoy live cooking demonstrations by some of the area’s finest chefs and culinary professionals; shop the marketplace featuring 40 juried exhibitors from around the region; listen to local musicians, and peruse the farmers’ market and food concession areas for the best fare around. Children’s activities include pony, paddle boat, train, live entertainment, wagon rides and more.
Info: Visit admakepeace.com.

Oct
9
10:00 am10:00

13th Annual Cranberry Festival

  • 158 Tihonet Road Wareham, MA, 02571 United States

About: The Cranberry Harvest Celebration is a great way to see and learn about the picturesque cranberry harvest while enjoying some old-fashioned family fun. Watch as A.D. Makepeace Company growers harvest the crimson berries. Visit educational and historical displays; view the spectacular landscape and harvest by taking a helicopter ride; enjoy live cooking demonstrations by some of the area’s finest chefs and culinary professionals; shop the marketplace featuring 40 juried exhibitors from around the region; listen to local musicians, and peruse the farmers’ market and food concession areas for the best fare around. Children’s activities include pony, paddle boat, train, live entertainment, wagon rides and more.
Info: Visit admakepeace.com.

Oct
22
8:00 am08:00

Eco-Depot Collection

  • Central Landfill

About: Eco-Depots are available free of charge to Rhode Island residents only, and to help reduce time spent in line, appointments should be made in advance. Created in 2001, the Eco-Depot program is a free service offered by the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation that provides for the proper handling, packaging, storage, transportation and disposal of household hazardous waste. Since its inception, the program has collected about 10.6 million pounds of household hazardous waste. To make an appointment, click here or call 401-942-1430, ext. 241.

Oct
23
11:00 am11:00

Temple Grandin on Animal Welfare and Behavior

  • Weatherlow Farms

About: In light of recent Westport, Mass. animal abuse cases, Temple Grandin will speak about animal welfare and behavior, including best practices to avoid animal abuse.
Grandin's ground-breaking achievements in livestock handling and facility design can be attributed to her unique visual way of processing information. By focusing on her unique strengths, Grandin has pioneered a new way of understanding animals. She is currently a professor of animal science at Colorado State University. Tickets to this talk are $10.
Info: Click here for tickets.

Oct
24
6:00 pm18:00

Testing & Protecting Your Well

  • Loutitt Library

About: Your drinking water tastes and smells fine, but when was the last time you had it tested? And, what should it be tested for and where? These questions and others will be answered by water-quality experts from URI and the R.I. Department of Health at this free program. Educational handouts and water testing kits will be available for participants. Following the workshop, experts will stay to answer additional questions. To register, call 401-874-4918.
Info: Click here.

Nov
5
8:00 am08:00

Eco-Depot Collection

  • Central Landfill

About: Eco-Depots are available free of charge to Rhode Island residents only, and to help reduce time spent in line, appointments should be made in advance. Created in 2001, the Eco-Depot program is a free service offered by the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation that provides for the proper handling, packaging, storage, transportation and disposal of household hazardous waste. Since its inception, the program has collected about 10.6 million pounds of household hazardous waste. To make an appointment, click here or call 401-942-1430, ext. 241.

Nov
5
11:15 am11:15

Workshop: Science Behind the Garden Practice

  • Roger Williams Park Botanical Center

About: For generations, gardeners have passed down their successful practices. Some of these practices often appear to border on superstition, yet they’re passed on because they actually work. Bob Rafka, an Extension Master Gardener will discuss a number of time-honored gardening practices and will attempt to explain the chemistry that makes them succeed. Guests are invited to stop by our Ask a Master Gardener Kiosk for answers to general gardening questions. This workshop is free with paid admission to the Botanical Center.
Info: E-mail Kim Downes or click here

Nov
12
11:15 am11:15

Workshop: Prolong the Growing Season

  • Roger Williams Park Botanical Center

About: Join award-winning author Roger Marshall for a discussion about techniques and structures to grow flowers and vegetables year round in New England. Marshall, who lives in Jamestown, grows organic vegetables and fruit year round in two greenhouses. But you do not need to have a greenhouse to grow fresh vegetables for your table. Marshall will demonstrate techniques that he has perfected over 40 years. This workshop is free with paid admission to the Botanical Center.
Info: Click here or e-mail Kim Downes.

Dec
3
8:00 am08:00

Eco-Depot Collection

  • Central Lanfill

About: Eco-Depots are available free of charge to Rhode Island residents only, and to help reduce time spent in line, appointments should be made in advance. Created in 2001, the Eco-Depot program is a free service offered by the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation that provides for the proper handling, packaging, storage, transportation and disposal of household hazardous waste. Since its inception, the program has collected about 10.6 million pounds of household hazardous waste. To make an appointment, click here or call 401-942-1430, ext. 241.

Dec
17
8:00 am08:00

Eco-Depot Collection

  • Central Landfill

About: Eco-Depots are available free of charge to Rhode Island residents only, and to help reduce time spent in line, appointments should be made in advance. Created in 2001, the Eco-Depot program is a free service offered by the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation that provides for the proper handling, packaging, storage, transportation and disposal of household hazardous waste. Since its inception, the program has collected about 10.6 million pounds of household hazardous waste. To make an appointment, click here or call 401-942-1430, ext. 241.


Sep
29
7:00 pm19:00

Learn the Facts About the Burrillville Power Plant

  • Barrington Senior Center

About: The proposed Invenergy power plant in Burrillville will use up to one million gallons of water per day. Find out where the water will come from. This information session is sponsored by the Burrillville Land Trust and the Rhode Island Association of Conservation Commissions.
Info: E-mail Paul Roselli or call 401-447-1560.

Sep
29
5:30 pm17:30

Art in Nature: An Interactive Installation

  • Paradise Valley Park

About: Aquidneck Land Trust presents artist Dick Lynn and his interactive installation titled “Frackhouse: Choose Your Path.” The installation addresses the environmental issue of natural gas fracking but, on a greater level, questions how we treat our environment, our children and our neighbors. It uses sound, text, environment and interactivity. To RSVP, e-mail lpedrick@ailt.org or call 401-849-2799 x 18.
Info: Visit ailt.org.

Sep
25
11:00 am11:00

Save The Bay/Lululemon Yoga Series

  • Misquamicut Beach

About: This summer Lululemon is taking it out of the studio and into the great outdoors for a summer yoga series with proceeds benefiting Save The Bay. Cost is $20 per class or $30 for all three classes.
Info: Visit savebay.org/lulu.

Sep
24
1:00 pm13:00

Peace Fest RI 2016

  • Burnside Park

About: This year, Peace Fest RI will focus on The United Nation’s 2016 theme “The 17 Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace.” The public is invited to create peace flags, peace cranes, peace pinwheels, and participate in other activities for adults and children. There will also be live music and spoken word performances. The day will end with a “Peace Walk”—a walk done slowly and in silence—led by clergy of many faiths. The event is free and open to the public.
Info: Visit thepeaceflagproject.org.

Sep
24
11:00 am11:00

Pawtucket Small-Hydro Tour

  • Slater Mill Museum

About: Join People’s Power & Light for a tour of a hydropower facility powered by the Blackstone River. RSVP here by Sept. 9. If you would like to learn about electric vehicles, come early for an electric vehicle showcase, from 9:30-11 a.m.
Info: Call 401-861-6111 or e-mail greenreply@ripower.org.

Sep
24
8:00 am08:00

North Kingstown Eco-Depot

  • 2050 Davisville Road North Kingstown, RI, 02852 United States

About: Protect your home and help to create a safer Rhode Island this fall by attending the upcoming North Kingstown Eco-Depot collection, co-hosted by Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation and the North Kingstown Department of Public Works. This collection is available free of charge to Rhode Island residents only. To help reduce time spent in line, appointments should be made in advance.
To make an appointment for the collection, call 401-942-1430 x241.
Info: Visit
ecodepotri.org.

Sep
20
7:00 pm19:00

Facing the Surge: Film and Panel Discussion

  • Emmanuel Church

About: The free screening of "Facing the Surge" will be followed by a conversation with the filmmaker, a coastal climate adaptation scientist and a policymaker. The community is invited to join in a dialogue about the impacts of climate change, coastal adaptation practices, and policies to reduce global-warming pollution. Panelists include: Amanda Babson, Ph.D., coastal oceanographer and coastal climate adaptation scientist; Rep. Lauren Carson, D-Newport; and Diogo Castro Freire, filmmaker and founder of Adaptation Now.
Info: Click here.

Sep
19
7:00 pm19:00

Facing the Surge: Film and Panel Discussion

  • EnergizeRI

About: The free screening of "Facing the Surge" will be followed by a conversation with the filmmaker, a coastal climate adaptation scientist and a policymaker. The community is invited to join in a dialogue about the impacts of climate change, coastal adaptation practices, and policies to reduce global-warming pollution. Panelists include: Amanda Babson, Ph.D., coastal oceanographer and coastal climate adaptation scientist; Rep. Aaron Regunberg, D-Providence; and Diogo Castro Freire, filmmaker and founder of Adaptation Now.
Info: Click here.

Sep
19
6:00 pm18:00

Testing & Protecting Your Well

  • Jamestown Philomenian Library

About: Your drinking water tastes and smells fine, but when was the last time you had it tested? And, what should it be tested for and where? These questions and others will be answered by water-quality experts from URI and the R.I. Department of Health at this free program. Educational handouts and water testing kits will be available for participants. Following the workshop, experts will stay to answer additional questions. To register, call 401-874-4918.
Info: Click here.

Sep
18
2:00 pm14:00

Poetry at Park Place in Pawtucket

  • The Samaritans of R.I. Forget-Me-Not Gallery

About: Reading by 2016 Galway Kinnell Poetry Contest winners and judges. This event is a Pawtucket Arts Festival event with funding provided by the Pawtucket Arts Panel. Kinnell was an American poet raised in Pawtucket. His work was recognized with both a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, which according to his New York Times obituary “pushed into the heart of human experience in the decades after World War II.” Kinnell was the first PoetLaureate for the state of Vermont.
Info: Call 401-721-5220.

Sep
18
8:00 am08:00

Biodiversity Festival

  • Captain Wilbur Kelly House

About: The Blackstone River State Park event will feature guided nature walks, hands-on activities, exhibits and information booths. The event is free and open to the public.
Info: Click here.

Sep
17
8:00 am08:00

Woony River Ride

  • Waterplace Park

About: Get on your bike and explore the Woonasquatucket River while supporting Woonosquatucket River Watershed Association's youth programs, environmental restoration, bike path maintenance, and future extensions to the Woonasquatucket River Bike Path. You can choose to ride 60, 40, 30, 10 or 5 miles. The ride ends with an after party at Waterplace Park in Providence, featuring live music, food and prizes.
Info: Visit wrwc.org.

Sep
12
6:00 pm18:00

Organic Pest & Disease Control Course at Bristol Community College

  • Bristol Community College Fall River Campus

About: This new course at Bristol Community College is designed for farmers, gardeners, nursery growers, landscapers, land managers and community organizations. The course offers a practical survey of principles and practices for management of pests and diseases in southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Available as a 2-credit or as a noncredit course. Senior citizens and veterans may be eligible for waiver of tuition for credit courses. The course will begin on Sept. 12 and meets every Monday (except Oct. 10) until
Nov. 21.
Info: Enroll online at bristolcc.edu or contact Dr. Jim Corven.

Sep
11
10:00 am10:00

Audubon Society Raptor Weekend

  • Audubon Society of Rhode Island

About: Enjoy New England's largest celebration of raptors. Owls, hawks and falcons are descending on the Audubon Society of Rhode Island’s Environmental Education Center Sept. 10 and 11 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets $8-$50.
Info: Click here.

Sep
10
10:00 am10:00

Audubon Society Raptor Weekend

  • Audubon Society of Rhode Island

About: Enjoy New England's largest celebration of raptors. Owls, hawks and falcons are descending on the Audubon Society of Rhode Island’s Environmental Education Center Sept. 10 and 11 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets $8-$50.
Info: Click here.

Sep
10
9:00 am09:00

Endeavor Open House

  • URI Graduate School of Oceanography

About: The University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography will host a Research Vessel Endeavor Open House which will include tours of the ship, a touch tank for kids and exhibits about Narragansett Bay, oceans, and marine life. Tours and exhibits are free and open to the public. Food will be available from local food trucks. Shoes with flat soles and closed toe and heel required for the ship tour.
Info: Visit gso.uri.edu.

Sep
10
8:30 am08:30

Guided Paddle on Winnapaug Pond

  • Westerly Town Beach overflow parking lot

About: Marine biologist Art Ganz will discuss the human and natural history of the pond as you view birds and shoreline habitat. Meet at 8:30 a.m. for 9 a.m. launch. The paddle is free, but donations will be accepted for the Abby Aukerman marine studies scholarship. The Salt Ponds Coalition is sponsoring the event. Paddlers must wear a life jacket and supply their own equipment. The trip may be canceled without notice due to dangerous or particularly unpleasant conditions. Rain date is Sept. 11.
Info: Click here.

Sep
10
8:00 am08:00

Eco-Depot

About: Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation will host two Eco-Depot collections. Co-hosted with the town of Scituate Department of Public Works, Rhode Island residents can bring household hazardous waste to Scituate Public Works located at 1 Lincoln Circle in North Scituate, R.I. from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. A second household hazardous waste collection will occur at the Central Landfill located at 65 Shun Pike in Johnston, R.I. from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Both collections are available free of charge to Rhode Island residents only. To help reduce time spent in line, appointments should be made in advance. To make an appointment, call 401-942-1430 x241.
Info: Visit ecodepot.org.

Sep
8
5:30 pm17:30

Caring For Your Woods: A Workshop

  • Greenvale Vineyards

About: A program of forestry concepts and practices catering to forest landowners with 5 acres or more. The workshop is being presented by the Eastern Rhode Island Conservation District with a grant from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Topics will include wildlife habitat, forest insects and disease, and invasive species. The workshop is free but registration is required; call 401-500-0399 or e-mail rircd2283@gmail.com.

Sep
7
6:30 pm18:30

Fall Wildflower Walk

  • Norman Bird Sanctuary

About: Long before the first leaves turn, the first signs of fall start showing along the field edges here the Norman Bird Sanctuary. Participants will go over some of the basics of wildflower identification, and head out to the fields to search for and identify some common fall flowers. Recommended for ages 8 and older. Cost is $8 for members and $10 nonmembers.
To register: Click here.

Sep
7
1:30 pm13:30

Wednesday Walk-Arounds at Blithewold Mansion

  • Blithewold Mansin

About: Join Blithewold each Wednesday this month for a Wednesday Walkaround. Docents tell a story of the Van Wickle/Mckee family, the original owners of this beautiful seaside garden estate. Visitors experience breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay and see the mansion decorated with original furnishings just as it was when the family lived here. The guided tour continues through the grounds where magnificent trees and a variety of colorful gardens demonstrate Blithewold's prominence in horticulture. This tour concludes with a Q & A and iced tea. Cost is $5 per person in addition to regular admission ($14 adults, $13 seniors, $10 students).
Info: Visit blithewold.org.

Sep
3
1:30 pm13:30

Saturday Strolls at Blithewold Mansion

  • Blithewold Mansion

About: Docents tell a story of the Van Wickle/Mckee family, the original owners of this beautiful seaside garden estate. Visitors willexperience breathtaking views of Narragansett Bay and see the mansion decorated just as it was when the family lived here. The guided tour continues through the grounds where magnificent trees and a variety of colorful gardens demonstrate Blithewold's prominence in horticulture. This tour concludes with iced tea served on Blithewold's porch. Tickets are $5 per person in addition to regular admission. Saturday strolls are scheduled every Saturday through Oct. 8.
Info: Visit blithewold.org.

Sep
2
4:00 pm16:00

An Evening of Music Inspired by the Westport Rivers and Buzzards Bay

  • Shattuck Gallery

About: In enthusiastic support of the Buzzards Bay Coalition, Westport’s own Jonathan Paull Gertler will perform music from his albums "Heart and Mind" and "After the Storm." Jonathan’s music draws from folk, rock and jazz traditions and is often inspired by the Westport River and our local waters. Fueled by a finger-style guitar and joined by a band of outstanding musicians on guitars, keyboard and percussion, Gertler weaves sentiments and stories that speak to us all. During this free event, attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s work to protect and restore the Westport Rivers, Angeline Brook and Buzzards Bay. Doors open at 4 p.m., and light refreshments will be served. Seating is limited.
Info: Visit savebuzzardsbay.org.

Sep
1
6:30 pm18:30

Educational Walking Tour of North Scituate Village

  • North Scituate Library

About: Meet at the gazebo across the street from the North Scituate Library for this tour of projects designed to prevent stormwater runoff from bringing pollution to the Scituate Reservoir. Join experts from Northern R.I. Conservation District, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management, the town of Scituate, Providence Water, StormTree and the Environmental Protection Agency to learn about rain gardens, tree filters, engineering projects and community engagement efforts. The tour is free, but registration is required. Call the Northern R.I. Conservation District at 401-934-0840 or e-mail gdemarco.nricd@gmail.com.

Sep
1
Sep 10

Aquidneck Food Challenge

  • Aquidneck Island

About: Aquidneck Community Table is launching a new diet this fall: Ten days of hyper-local eating. Participants have two challenges to choose from: Either go “all-in” and eat only food and drink grown or raised on Aquidneck Island and caught in Narragansett Bay; or incorporate at least one item from the island in every meal. Participants will be supported with resources such as recipes, shopping lists, a local food map and priority access to limited local food products at the farmers’ market. Events will take place throughout the ten days and will include a tea and medicinal herb workshop led by Sarah Berkman of Gather, a foraging walk led by local chef Jonah Gadoury, and a presentation on locally abundant seafood led by fisherman Luke Wheeler of Tallman & Mac. The Food Challenge will culminate on Sept. 10 with a Harvest Festival at the Great Friends Meeting House, home to Aquidneck Community Table’s community gardens.
Info: To sign up, click here.

Aug
30
6:00 pm18:00

6-10 Connector Public Workshop

  • Asa Messer School

About: The City of Providence is launching a public process to bring community members and decision-makers together to craft a design proposal for the 6-10 Connector, a portion of state highway that bifurcates numerous Providence neighborhoods including Olneyville, West End, Federal Hill, Silver Lake, Hartford, Valley, and Smith Hill. Through the summer and fall of 2016, the City will engage the neighborhoods impacted by this project in a meaningful public process that will result in a design proposal to improve this section of infrastructure while also enhancing alternative modes of transportation, repairing connections between the neighborhoods along the corridor, reducing long-term maintenance costs, alleviating traffic congestion, and reclaiming excess highway land to create redevelopment opportunities.
Info: Visit providenceri.com/planning.

Aug
28
11:00 am11:00

Lululemon/Save The Bay Yoga Series

  • Save The Bay Center

About: This summer Lululemon is taking it out of the studio and into the great outdoors for a summer yoga series with proceeds benefiting Save The Bay. Cost is $20 per class or $30 for all three classes.
Info: Visit savebay.org/lulu.