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18th Pawtucket Arts Festival a more hands-on experience

It all gets started with Taste of the Valley this Friday
PAWTUCKET – Visitors to the 18th Pawtucket Arts Festival, set to start this weekend, can plan on getting their hands a little dirty, say organizers. Chairman John Baxter said patrons have always been... more

R.I. Rhythm & Blues Heritage Month fundraiser set for Sunday at The Met

PAWTUCKET – August is Rhode Island’s official Rhythm & Blues Heritage month. The Rhode Island Rhythm & Blues Preservation Society in association with the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame will... more

Arts Festival poster artists exhibiting at Gallery 175

PAWTUCKET – On exhibit in Gallery 175 through Oct. 28 is the work of three Pawtucket artists who have created posters in past years for the Pawtucket Arts Festival. The artist posters are sold as... more

DEM asks public to report sightings of invasive beetles

Asian Longhorned Beetle, Emerald Ash Borer have potential to cause extensive tree damage
PROVIDENCE –The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is asking the public – and in particular, those in regular contact with trees – to report sightings of the Asian Longhorned Beetle... more

Boot Hill band performs free concert at Chase Park

LINCOLN – The band Boot Hill will perform a free concert at Chase Park, Great Road, on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 5:30 p.m. This is the third in a series of concerts that the town of Lincoln hold each... more

Coggeshall farm offers basket-weaving workshops

BRISTOL – The Rhode Island State Council for the Arts, Coggeshall Farm Museum will offer workshops in September on traditional basket making. The programs will be led by Elwood Donnelly, a master... more

‘A Christmas Carol’ auditions at the Stadium

WOONSOCKET – Auditions for the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol” will be held at the Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre, 28 Monument Square, on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 6:30 p.m. and... more

‘Elf the Musical Jr.’ auditions set for Monday

WOONSOCKET – The Stadium Theatre will be holding auditions for its fall production of “Elf the Musical Jr.” on Monday, Aug. 29, at 6:30 p.m. The auditions will be held at the theatre, 28 Monument... more

Franklin Art Association meets Sept. 7

FRANKLIN, Mass. – The Franklin Art Association will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at the Franklin Senior Center, 10 Daniel McCahill St. Refreshments and social time will begin at 6... more

Franklin School for the Performing Arts hosts open houses Sept. 1 and 10

FRANKLIN, Mass. – Franklin School for the Performing Arts will hold back-to-school open houses for prospective students and families on Thursday, Sept. 1, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 10,... more

Volunteers needed for apple crisp making

SUTTON, Mass. – Waters Farm Preservation Inc. is seeking volunteers for its Waters Farm Annual Apple Crisp Making & Baking Day on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers needed for... more

Registration is open for 2016 Greenway Challenge

Team registration has begun for the 16th annual Greenway Challenge, the “Adventure Race Like No Other” in the Blackstone Valley. The event is being held on Saturday, Sept. 24, with a rain date of Oct... more

Join the Arbor Day Foundation in August and get 10 free trees

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. – Spruce up your landscape by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August. Everyone who joins the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation with a $10 donation will receive 10 free Colorado... more

Fall care for a healthier, better-looking lawn

As summer fades into fall, it is time to help lawns recover from summer stress and prepare for the winter ahead. Continue to mow your lawn as long as it continues to grow. Grow cool season grasses... more

Annual PolkaFest in Blackstone Sept. 4

BLACKSTONE – The annual PolkaFest is happening on Sunday, Sept. 4, at Roosevelt Park on St. Paul Street, starting with a live radio broadcast of the Polka Paul Show on WNRI at 11 a.m. Food and... more

Greater Milford Chorus accepting new members

MILFORD, Mass. – The Greater Milford Chorus is accepting new members at its rehearsals held on Wednesdays, Sept. 7, 14 and 21, from 7:15 to 9:30 p.m., at Memorial Hall Cultural Center, 30 School St.... more

Polka dance at the German American Society Sunday

PAWTUCKET – The German American Cultural Society will host a Beach Time Polka Dance on Sunday, Aug. 28, at their club, 78 Carter Ave., from 2 to 6 p.m. Music will be provided by Chris and Ronnie... more

R.I. Philharmonic Music School announces auditions

EAST PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School announces the following auditions. Auditions are held at the Carter Center for Music Education & Performance, 667 Waterman Ave. Youth... more