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Friday
Jan272012

July 30

What: Newport Aquidneck Growers' Market.
When: 2-6 p.m.
Where: Memorial Boulevard, between Chapel and Edgar streets, Newport R.I.
Info: Visit aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.

What: Blithewold Music at Sunset Series Featuring Super Chief Trio.
When: 5 p.m. grounds open for pre-concert picnicking; 6-8 p.m. concert.
Where:
Blithewold Mansion, 101 Ferry Road, Bristol, R.I.
About:
 Guests are encouraged to BYOB, picnic dinner and chairs or blankets. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
Info:
Visit blithewold.org.

What: Brown Street Park Summer Concert — Smith and Weeden.
When: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where:
Brown Street Park, Brown and Halsey streets, Providence.
About:
The Brown Street Park Summer Concerts are part of “Celebrate Providence!” a Neighborhood Performing Arts Series sponsored by Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, Providence’s Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, Providence Parks & Recreation, and the Partnership for Providence Parks. Snacks and beverages from Whole Foods University Heights will be available for a small donation and a food truck will be curbside.
Info:
Visit friendsofbrownstreetpark.org.

What: Screening of "Save Our Seeds."
When: 6 p.m.
Where: William Hall Library, 1825 Broad St., Cranston, R.I.
About: This documentary introduces viewers to a diverse group of individuals — farmers, renegade gardeners, seed savers and artists — whose lives revolve around seeds. The film documents the risk faced by seeds and what is being done to protect this resource. Free and open to the public. Reservation recommended.
Info: Reserve your seats at opensesame-cranston.eventbrite.com.

Friday
Jan272012

July 31

What: Global Exchange Gathering: Building Community Resiliency Around the World.
When:
All-day conference (view full program).
Where:
Sheraton Providence Airport Hotel, 1850 Post Road, Warwick, R.I.
About:
This Gathering will be an opportunity to join people from around the world to see how time banking, complementary currencies, transition towns, and cooperative practices are building communities empowered to: Care for individuals who need help with basic and special needs including youth, families, elders, and veterans; Address economic disparities and poverty; Provide community-based disaster relief and preparations; Reweave social ties that promote local community interdependence and resilience. The Gathering will feature inspirational and informative speakers, panel presentations, open forum discussions, and interactive workshops. Registration required.
Info:
To register, visit globalexchangegathering.info.

What: Saving and Sharing Seeds Workshop with Seed Savers Exchange.
When: 6:30 p.m.
Where: William Hall Library, 1825 Broad St., Cranston, R.I.
About: In the days before seed catalogs, harvesting seeds for the next season was essential. Today, saving and sharing seeds plays a critical role in preserving rare heirloom varieties and the garden heritage they represent. Join Seed Savers Exchange to discuss the process of saving seeds from garden fruits and vegetables and learn how to participate in this backyard preservation. Free and open to the public. Reservation recommended.
Info: Reserve your tickets at seedsavingworkshopri.eventbrite.com.