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'Conscious Unparenting' is modern-day parenting with a 1970s twist

SMITHFIELD - What's a mother to do if she loves her kids but doesn't love motherhood? Two Rhode Island moms are hoping they've found the answer. Kim Kinzie, of East Greenwich, and Dawn Michael, of... more

RISE presents 'Lost in Yonkers' with transition to Theatre Works stage

WOONSOCKET - The Rhode Island Stage Ensemble had Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers" scheduled as the last show of their season. "They were looking for a director, so they asked me," said Pat Hawkridge... more

Comedian, impressionist Frank Caliendo hits Twin River

LINCOLN - Our interview didn't start well. Frank Caliendo's assistant gave me the number to the comedian's hotel and his room number, and told me when to call, and that I should let the hotel folks... more

'Grande Fete' supports youth education at Slater Mill

PAWTUCKET - Slater Mill will host its 2nd annual fundraiser, "A Grande Fete by the River," to raise money for the historic site's Educational Scholarship Program. On Saturday, May 30, attendees "... more

Breezy contemporary in quiet Fair Oaks neighborhood

LINCOLN - This peaceful neighborhood of just a handful of quiet, winding roads is like a safe haven from the hustle and bustle of the world, though it is conveniently close to the main roads of town... more

Food Truck Showdown debuts in Providence June 6

PROVIDENCE - Food Truck Festivals of America will host the first Providence/Boston Food Truck Showdown at India Point Park on Saturday, June 6, at noon, with a VIP hour at 11 a.m. The festival will... more

Native plant sale is at URI East Farm June 6

KINGSTON - A native plant sale will be held Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at URI East Farm, 1 East Farm Road, in Kingston. There will be a variety of native shrubs and trees, as well as... more

'Explore the Pond' at New Dawn Earth Center

CUMBERLAND - New Dawn Earth Center will offer "Explore the Pond - Using the Lens of Your Eyes and the Microscope" on Wednesday, June 3, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the center, 75 Wrentham Road. Children... more

Observe 'Our Daytime Star - the Sun' at Seagrave

NORTH SCITUATE - Seagrave Memorial Observatory will host an astronomy workshop, "Our Daytime Star - the Sun" this Saturday, May 30, at 6 p.m. at the observatory on Peeptoad Road. Ian Dell'Antonio, of... more

Quonset Air Show and open house is this weekend

NORTH KINGSTOWN - The Rhode Island National Guard Open House and Air Show takes place this weekend at the Quonset State Airport, 210 Airport Road, featuring the USN Blue Angels, Saturday, May 30, and... more

Last year of butterfly exhibit at the zoo; come feed a giraffe

PROVIDENCE - The enchanting Flutterby: Butterflies in Bloom exhibit at Roger Williams Park Zoo is open for its final season, now through Labor Day. The exhibit is located in the greenhouse just... more

McT's Tavern to compete at the 2015 Great Chowder Cook-off in Newport

CUMBERLAND - Chef Luis Vargas of McT's Tavern in Cumberland will compete in the Newport Waterfront Event's 34th Annual Great Chowder Cook-off on Saturday, June 6 from noon to 6 p.m. at Fort Adams... more

Stadium Theatre offering three summer camp sessions

WOONSOCKET - Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre will host three two-week 2015 Stadium Summer Stage sessions in July and August. The theater camp sessions are for ages 5-8 and 9-16 and conclude... more

Free Kite Flying Day at Watson Farm

JAMESTOWN - Historic Watson Farm celebrates its Open Season with a free Kite Flying Day on Saturday, June 6, from 1 to 5 p.m. Come fly a kite with us, and visit Watson Farm for a free day of old-... more

Arbor Day Foundation tree guide available

The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a book that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process, called "What Tree Is That?" It is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-... more

Vendors sought for General Stanton Inn Flea Market

CHARLESTOWN - Celebrating its 50th anniversary season, organizers at Charlestown's General Stanton Inn Outdoor Flea Market are looking to add 50 new vendors to its ranks of sellers, who return season... more

Summer Solstice Festival returns to Diamond Hill June 20

CUMBERLAND - Blackstone River Theatre will present its 5th annual Summer Solstice Festival at Diamond Hill Park, Route 114, on Saturday, June 20, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, June... more

USCG boating safety course starts June 1

WARWICK - An eight-session Basic Seamanship and Safety Course taught by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will start June 1 and meet Mondays and Thursdays from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Brewer Greenwich Bay... more

Take a free riverboat cruise of the Blackstone

Free Environmental Education Tours are available once a month aboard the Blackstone Valley Explorer Riverboat. Funded by a grant from the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Inc.,... more

'Amazing Grace' to be featured in Chepachet concert

GLOCESTER - Chepachet's Music at the Meeting House series will conclude its 25th season by offering a repeat performance of "Amazing Grace - How Sweet the Sound," on Sunday, May 31, at 2:30 p.m. The... more