Scituate's ready to paint the town

Community gears up for 49th annual Scituate Art Festival
SCITUATE - For Ede Votta, the owner of Bittersweet & Ivy in North Scituate, the annual Scituate Art Festival is a big weekend for small shop owners in the village; her gift shop sees "several... more

'Fancie Follies' seniors stepping out in style

'You're never too old to dance,' instructor says
CUMBERLAND - Recently coming off a Norwegian Cruise Line performance stage are the Fancie Follies, a group of senior citizens who do it all - tap, jazz, ballroom dancing and singing, and many of... more

HOME OF THE WEEK - Move-in ready Colonial near Britt's Ridge offers four bedrooms

16 Barberry Hill Road, Cumberland
CUMBERLAND - This lovely contemporary Colonial is set back into the woods off a long driveway in a family-friendly neighborhood off Angell Road. It's a quiet and private lot that's conveniently... more

Baha Men headline Autumnfest celebration Saturday night

WOONSOCKET - The 37th annual Autumnfest celebration will take place at World War II Memorial Park in Woonsocket this weekend, with headliner Baha Men, best known for their 2000 hit "Who Let the Dogs... more

Canadian singer-songwriter David Francey takes the stage at BRT Saturday

CUMBERLAND - Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., will present acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter David Francey with guitarist Mark Westberg on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 8 p.m. Since leaving the... more

OSTC opens season with 'The Addams Family'

Cast features local actors making debut performances
In the world of theater, sometimes it's funny how things work out. Take Victoria Nason, for instance. The North Providence dancer heard about the season's auditions for Ocean State Theater Company. "... more

Rhode Island College invites its grads back for Homecoming weekend

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island College alumni are invited to return to campus Oct. 15-18 for the annual Homecoming and Reunion weekend. Most events - family-friendly and interactive - are free and open to... more

Hearthside's 'Gone But Not Forgotten' exhibit opens Oct. 17

LINCOLN - Every October, Lincoln's Hearthside House, 677 Great Road, goes into mourning. It's all part of the annual exhibition, "Gone But Not Forgotten: Victorian Mourning & Funeral Customs,"... more

'The Women of Hopedale Sewing Circle'

HOPEDALE, Mass. - The Friends of Adin Ballou present Linda Hixon's "Creating Community: The Women of the Hopedale Sewing Circle" on Sunday, Oct. 18, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Hopedale Unitarian Parish hall... more

Men's a cappella group looking for singers

NORTH PROVIDENCE - The Narragansett Bay Chorus invites all men who like to sing to join in their open rehearsals every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 15 Bassett St., for an... more

See the Hyssongs at Woodlawn Baptist Church Saturday

PAWTUCKET - The Hyssongs will be in concert at Woodlawn Baptist Church, 337 Lonsdale Ave., on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m. The Hyssongs have been singing together as a family for more than 19... more

Photography exhibit opens at Norfolk Library

NORFOLK, Mass. - The Stony Brook Camera Club is hosting a photography exhibit, featuring more than 80 photos by 27 photographers from Rhode Island and Massachusetts, during the month of October at... more

Discover the Freedom Trail's dark history by lantern light

BOSTON - Explore the dark history and mystery of Boston's Freedom Trail this month during the new Freedom Trail Lantern Tours on Thursday evenings, Oct. 15, Oct. 22, and Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. The 90-... more

Community band invites new members to join

NORTH KINGSTOWN - The Lafayette Band is looking for new members and invites musicians of all experience levels to join its rehearsals every Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m., in the band room at North Kingstown... more

Learn to fish at the Blackstone Gorge Oct. 18

BLACKSTONE - There will be a free "learn to fish" event at Blackstone Gorge State Park on Sunday, Oct. 18, from noon to 2 p.m. No fishing license is required for this family-friendly event. Meet at... more