Commemorate Memorial Day with parades, festivals and fireworks

James Bethel named grand marshal of Lincoln's parade
LINCOLN - Lifelong Lincoln resident and veteran James Bethel will not be watching the town's Memorial Day parade from the sidelines this year: he'll be in it. After serving his town and country for... more

R.I.S.E. presents 'Lost in Yonkers'

WOONSOCKET - The Rhode Island Stage Ensemble presents Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers" at the Masonic hall, 142 Clinton St., May 29-June 7. The funny and heartwarming play is set in 1942 Yonkers, N.Y... more

Trinity Rep presents 'Melancholy Play: a chamber musical'

PROVIDENCE - Trinity Rep closes out Season 51: The Necessity of Human Connection with the world premiere of Tony-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl and composer Todd Almond's "Melancholy Play: a chamber... more

Go on a lighthouse tour with Save the Bay this Saturday

PROVIDENCE - Save The Bay kicks off its 2015 lighthouse tour season at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, with a 3.5-hour Northern Lighthouse Tour departing from the Bay Center at Fields Point in Providence... more

Get outside with the Audubon Society in June

SMITHFIELD - The Audubon Society of Rhode Island announces the following June programs. Unless noted, registration is required for all programs. Register online at A complete listing... more

Stadium's 'Auction for the Arts' May 28

WOONSOCKET - The Stadium Theatre holds its 13th annual Auction for the Arts on Thursday, May 28. The silent auction starts at 6 p.m., followed by the live auction in the Grand Hall at 7:30 p.m. John... more

Slater Mill Grande Fete is May 30

PAWTUCKET - The 2nd annual Grande Fete by the River will take place Saturday, May 30, at 7:30 p.m. at Slater Mill, 67 Roosevelt Ave. The evening will feature live jazz by the Marty Ballou Trio, free... more

Learn about stone wall repair, history through workshop, film

MIDDLETOWN - Learn to build and repair traditional stone walls in a hands-on Stone Wall Workshop on Saturday, May 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road, Middletown.... more

Tribute Quartet performs in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET - The 2015 New England Southern Gospel concert series will feature The Tribute Quartet on Friday, May 29 at Woodlawn Baptist Church, 337 Lonsdale Ave. The concert begins with a warm up... more

SBRI 'Partner with the Arts' soiree May 28

LINCOLN - The State Ballet of Rhode Island celebrates its 12th annual "Partner with the Arts" soiree on Thursday, May 28, on the grounds of the SBRI studio, 52 Sherman Ave. Enjoy food, beer and wine... more

Second Stage Studio presents 'A Diary on Stage'

CUMBERLAND - Second Stage Studio, 1 Angell Road, announces the following events. "A Diary on Stage:" A solo show written and performed by Gabriela S. Gonsalves, Saturday, May 30, 7 p.m. "End of the... more

Experience Shakespeare outdoors beginning tonight

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Shakespeare Theater will present "The Life and Death of King John" by William Shakespeare in a series of free performances outdoors at Roger Williams National Memorial,... more

Attleboro Community Theatre presents 'Weekend Comedy'

ATTLEBORO, Mass. - Attleboro Community Theatre will present "Weekend Comedy," the final show of its 58th season, beginning May 29 at the theater, 71 North Main St., in the Ezekial Bates Masonic Lodge... more

Grill safely this summer, with tips from the R.I. Association of Fire Chiefs

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs is urging Rhode Islanders to take precautions during the summer grilling season. "For many households, the return of warm weather signals the... more

Wild Plant Society offers field workshop on botany in Coventry

COVENTRY - The Rhode Island Wild Plant Society will offer a spring session of Basic Botany in the Field on Wednesday, May 27, from 4-6 p.m., and Saturday, May 30, from 8-10 a.m., at Maxwell Mays... more

BTH Fashion Gala at Twin River

LINCOLN - The Billy Taylor House 2015 Fashion Gala and Community Leadership award event will be held Tuesday, May 30, from 6-10 p.m., at Twin River's Wicked Good Bar event space. The event will be... more

How to grow your best tomatoes yet

Nothing beats the flavor of fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes. Make this your biggest and tastiest tomato harvest yet with proper planting and care. Reduce pest problems and increase the harvest by... more

Vendors wanted for St. Blaise Flea Market

BELLINGHAM, Mass. - Vendors, crafters and local civic organizations are currently being sought for the 3rd annual St. Blaise Flea Market, to be held on Saturday, June 13, from 8 to 2 p.m., rain or... more

Student film enthusiasts wanted for Flickers jury

PROVIDENCE - Flickers, Newport Film Society & Arts Collaborative, is seeking students from Rhode Island high schools and area colleges to participate in its 2015 Youth Film Jury Program.... more

YMCA hosts All-Star Benefit at McCoy

PAWTUCKET - The YMCA of Pawtucket will host its annual All-Star Benefit at McCoy Stadium on Sunday, May 31. This annual event raises money for the YMCA's Support-A-Child fund, which assists families... more

Learn to become a severe weather spotter Thursday

GLOCESTER - The National Weather Service in Taunton, Mass., will sponsor a severe weather spotter training session, part of its SKYWARN program, in Glocester on Thursday, May 21, from 7 to... more

R.I.S.E. offers summer theater workshops

WOONSOCKET - The Rhode Island Stage Ensemble is offering its Theatre Studio Workshop this summer from July 6 through Aug. 6. Students can choose courses in scenic painting, costume and makeup, acting... more

Rhode Island Philharmonic holding youth auditions, summer classes

EAST PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and Music School is offering auditions for its youth ensembles and signups for its summer programs. The Youth Orchestras will hold auditions... more