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General Stanton Inn Weekend Flea Market 2019 @ General Stanton Inn
Aug 18 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
General Stanton Inn Weekend Flea Market 2019 @ General Stanton Inn

Apr 28, 2019 – Oct 13, 2019
General Stanton Inn, 4115 Old Post Road, Charlestown, RI
The historic General Stanton Inn’s Flea Market happens at a tree-lined, breezy, outdoor gathering place for vendors. In addition to antiques, vintage, and renewable collectors’ items, the market offers a fun environment and small-batch foods, new merchandise, and homemade crafts and art.

Saturdays and Sundays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Free admission; parking fee charged on Sundays only
401-364-1818

The 53rd Washington County Fair! @ Washington County Fair
Aug 18 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
The 53rd Washington County Fair! @ Washington County Fair

The 2019 Washington County Fair will take place August 14-18th!

The Fair is a non-profit organization, and has been a great New England tradition for over 50 years! Rhode Island’s largest agricultural event, and one of the biggest Rhode Island venues for today’s country music stars!

ALL DAILY EVENTS AND 2019 SCHEDULE
www.washingtoncountyfair-ri.com

Admission is $11.00 for adults, and includes all Fair activities besides rides.
Children 10 years of age and under are FREE!
Parking is FREE!
Entry tickets DO NOT include rides. Ride tickets must be purchased inside the Fair from Rockwell Amusements & Promotions

NO DOGS, PERSONAL PETS OR EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMALS ALLOWED! Only authorized service animals permitted!

Fair gates are open from 8am to 11pm, with most activities and vendors opening at 10am. Last shuttle to offsite parking leaves at 11:30pm.

The Fair also features the Main Stage pine grove where you can relax and enjoy some of music’s hottest acts. Check out the 2019 musical entertainment schedule!

WEDNESDAY: 8:00PM – Opening Act Nick Casey Music
9:15PM – Fireworks!
FOLLOWING FIREWORKS: HARDY!

THURSDAY: 8:30PM – Jimmie Allen!

FRIDAY: 9:00PM – Lonestar!

SATURDAY: 6:00PM – Opening Act Jimmy Connor
9:00PM – Danielle Bradbery!

SUNDAY: 12:00PM: Kevin Herchen Music
6:00PM – Matt Stell!

Image: courtesy of the Washington County Fair

 

New Exhibit Opening July 1, 2019: Salute to Apollo 11 and Lunar Exploration @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Many Inspired Steps: Salute to Apollo 11 and Lunar Exploration
On July 21 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to step onto the Moon. Celebrate and learn about the early years of lunar exploration fraught with failures as well as exciting discoveries. Join us as we look ahead at the intriguing prospect that humans will return to the Moon and go beyond in the not-too-distant future. From the Rhode Island State Archives a Moon rock collected from the Apollo 17 mission is featured in this exhibit.

The exhibit was made possible with a grant from the NASA Rhode Island Space Grant Program and support of the Northeast Planetary Data Center. Special thanks to the Rhode Island State Archives, Rhode Island Department of State, and Michael Lye, Senior Critic and NASA Coordinator at RI School of Design (RISD), and RISD Rover Team 2017: Max Reice, Robert Wang, Ryan Smith, Sung Wha Kang, Adrian Roop, Jason Chang, Lily Douglas, Carmen Schweizer, Clare Jessey, Paul Meuser, Calyton Wiggers, Iman Serag, Clarke Waskowitz.

image: courtesy of Museum of Natural History and Planetarium

Summer Family Fun at the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Ride the Wave of Summer Fun at the Museum of Natural History during July and August!
Join us for family fun this summer with a new exhibit, daily planetarium shows and activities.

New exhibit opening on July 1, 2019! Many Inspired Steps: Salute to Apollo 11 and Lunar Exploration

Planetarium shows daily at 2:00pm in July and August: (ages 4 and up)

  • Monday through Wednesday: Sky Views Planetarium Show
    Explore our night sky. Take a tour of the skies and discover the constellations, planets, nebulae and other stunning night sky objects that can be seen in the night sky. Video imagery will bring viewers up close to black holes, star-forming nebulae and more, showing discoveries in astrophysics while instilling a sense of wonder about our universe. (General Audience)
  • Thursday and Friday: Solar System Oasis Fulldome Show
    Take a voyage through our Solar System in search of water, the key ingredient to life on Earth. The program is followed by a brief tour of the night sky, using the planetarium’s Zeiss star projector. (General Audience)
  • Saturdays and Sundays: Cosmic Collisions Planetarium Show
    Take a thrilling trip through space and time–well beyond the calm face of the night sky–to explore cosmic collisions, hypersonic impacts that drive the dynamic and continuing evolution of the universe. This show explores the full range of space collisions, past, present, and future. Show produced by the American Museum of Natural History. (General Audience)

Other Happenings:

  • Moontastic Thursdays in July and August, 1:00pm-2:00pm:
    To enhance your visit to our new exhibit, Many Inspired Steps: Salute to Apollo 11 and Lunar Exploration, museum education staff will lead hands-on activities so you can get to know our nearest neighbor in space. Do you really know just how big the Moon is? Or how far away it is? What happens to the rest of the Moon when we see just a sliver of it or when we can’t see it at all? What would you need to bring on a visit to the Moon? Discover the answers to these questions and much more. These activities are ongoing for the hour.
    Program fee per session: Free with museum admission.
  • Fossil Tuesday Activity Table
    Tuesday, July 9, 10:00am-12:00pm
    Tuesday, August 6, 10:00am to 12:00pm
    Fossil-enthusiast and Museum Docent Chris McKenzie will be showcasing recent fossil discoveries through images and reconstructions. Drop in to learn more about these prehistoric creatures.
    Program fee per session: Free with museum admission.

image: courtesy of Museum of Natural History and Planetarium

Family Fun Craft (All ages) @ Roger Williams Park Botanical Center
Aug 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Family Fun Craft (All ages) @ Roger Williams Park Botanical Center

Gotta catch those bugs! Learn about the orders of insects and what jobs they do while drawing from real preserved specimens. Take this learning outside by catching insects and identifying them with field guides.

Please join us on the third Sunday of every month for our Family Fun Craft Day!
All ages!!!

There is a $10 per craft materials fee. Parents are welcome to assist their child with the craft or make their own craft! General admission fees apply. Adults (13-64) – $5; Children (6-12), Seniors (65+), and Military (w/ ID) – $2; Children (0-5) – free.

Preregistration required.
E-mail bcinformation@providenceri.gov and let us know the number of adults attending, the number of children (6-12) attending, the number of children (0-5) attending, and the number of crafts your family would like complete. This helps us ensure we have the proper amount of materials and space available!

Please arrive early to pay admission/craft fee at our ticket booth. Make a day of it and pack a picnic!

92nd Pawtucket Greek Festival @ Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church
Aug 18 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
92nd Pawtucket Greek Festival @ Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church

Friday, August 16: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
?Saturday, August 17: Noon – 10:00 pm
?Sunday, August 18: Noon – 9:00 pm

Come Eat, Sing & Dance with us as we Celebrate the…
Music, Spirit, Culture & Cuisine of Greece.

The Assumption Greek Church Annual Festival will transform the parish grounds into a virtual Greek Village – and invites EVERYONE to join in their Glendi (Greek Village Festival). This is a time when the parish showcases their Greek Heritage, Culture, and Greek Orthodoxy as we commemorate the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.

Featuring:
– Greek Cuisine
Dine on authentic Greek cuisine such as Roast Lamb, Baked Lamb Shank, Gyros, Chicken and Pork Souvlaki, Tiropita, Pastitsio, Spanakopita, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Moussaka & more

Dance Performances: Our renowned Greek Pride Dance Troupe will perform traditional Greek dances throughout the Festival!
Friday at 7:00 pm.
Saturday at 4:00 and 7:00 pm
Sunday at 4:00 pm. and 7:00 pm.

All in full ethnic attire representing the various regions of Greece. Dance! Join us as our Dancers guide us all through the traditional dances to live music.

Greek Pastries (Indulge!)
An array of Greek pastries & specialties, baked by the ladies of the Philoptochos Society
– Greek Rice Pudding, Kourambiedes, Finikia, Kouloulakia, Baklava, Galactoboureko. The ladies always add a few surprises!

Kafenio (Café)
Enjoy aromatic Greek Coffee accompanied by Paximadia (biscotti), and our specialty, Baklava Cheesecake. Sip a glass of Ouzo, Mavrodaphne, Metaxa or Mastiha

Cooking with Fillo Demonstration: Ladies from the parish will demonstrate the techniques of baking with fillo. Learn the secrets of Greek Baklava, Spanakopeta , etc.

Greek Indoor/Outdoor Marketplace (Agora): Booths brimming with Greek imported merchandise – Blouses, shirts, sweaters; jewelry, giftware, religious items, scarves, hats, perfumes, and other interesting items that ‘sail into port.’ In addition, local R I artists will display their many artistic and creative talents.

image: Courtesy of Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church

Aug
19
Mon
2019
Giant Ocean Tank Divers/Talk @ New England Aquarium
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Watch divers feed more than 1,000 animals.

Shows at: 10 am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm

image: courtesy of New England Aquarium

New Exhibit Opening July 1, 2019: Salute to Apollo 11 and Lunar Exploration @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Many Inspired Steps: Salute to Apollo 11 and Lunar Exploration
On July 21 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to step onto the Moon. Celebrate and learn about the early years of lunar exploration fraught with failures as well as exciting discoveries. Join us as we look ahead at the intriguing prospect that humans will return to the Moon and go beyond in the not-too-distant future. From the Rhode Island State Archives a Moon rock collected from the Apollo 17 mission is featured in this exhibit.

The exhibit was made possible with a grant from the NASA Rhode Island Space Grant Program and support of the Northeast Planetary Data Center. Special thanks to the Rhode Island State Archives, Rhode Island Department of State, and Michael Lye, Senior Critic and NASA Coordinator at RI School of Design (RISD), and RISD Rover Team 2017: Max Reice, Robert Wang, Ryan Smith, Sung Wha Kang, Adrian Roop, Jason Chang, Lily Douglas, Carmen Schweizer, Clare Jessey, Paul Meuser, Calyton Wiggers, Iman Serag, Clarke Waskowitz.

image: courtesy of Museum of Natural History and Planetarium

Summer Family Fun at the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium @ Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Ride the Wave of Summer Fun at the Museum of Natural History during July and August!
Join us for family fun this summer with a new exhibit, daily planetarium shows and activities.

New exhibit opening on July 1, 2019! Many Inspired Steps: Salute to Apollo 11 and Lunar Exploration

Planetarium shows daily at 2:00pm in July and August: (ages 4 and up)

  • Monday through Wednesday: Sky Views Planetarium Show
    Explore our night sky. Take a tour of the skies and discover the constellations, planets, nebulae and other stunning night sky objects that can be seen in the night sky. Video imagery will bring viewers up close to black holes, star-forming nebulae and more, showing discoveries in astrophysics while instilling a sense of wonder about our universe. (General Audience)
  • Thursday and Friday: Solar System Oasis Fulldome Show
    Take a voyage through our Solar System in search of water, the key ingredient to life on Earth. The program is followed by a brief tour of the night sky, using the planetarium’s Zeiss star projector. (General Audience)
  • Saturdays and Sundays: Cosmic Collisions Planetarium Show
    Take a thrilling trip through space and time–well beyond the calm face of the night sky–to explore cosmic collisions, hypersonic impacts that drive the dynamic and continuing evolution of the universe. This show explores the full range of space collisions, past, present, and future. Show produced by the American Museum of Natural History. (General Audience)

Other Happenings:

  • Moontastic Thursdays in July and August, 1:00pm-2:00pm:
    To enhance your visit to our new exhibit, Many Inspired Steps: Salute to Apollo 11 and Lunar Exploration, museum education staff will lead hands-on activities so you can get to know our nearest neighbor in space. Do you really know just how big the Moon is? Or how far away it is? What happens to the rest of the Moon when we see just a sliver of it or when we can’t see it at all? What would you need to bring on a visit to the Moon? Discover the answers to these questions and much more. These activities are ongoing for the hour.
    Program fee per session: Free with museum admission.
  • Fossil Tuesday Activity Table
    Tuesday, July 9, 10:00am-12:00pm
    Tuesday, August 6, 10:00am to 12:00pm
    Fossil-enthusiast and Museum Docent Chris McKenzie will be showcasing recent fossil discoveries through images and reconstructions. Drop in to learn more about these prehistoric creatures.
    Program fee per session: Free with museum admission.

image: courtesy of Museum of Natural History and Planetarium

Mineral Mining Mondays! @ Pow!Science!
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Mineral Mining Mondays!

We have an 8 foot running water mining sluice where your child can pan for minerals and treasures! The mining sluice is available on weekdays and we have special pricing for materials on Mondays!
Please note, if your child finds gold it will actually be pyrite or “Fool’s Gold” – but they’ll still have a great time!
What Can Your Child Find When Mining?
Standard Mining Bags (Minerals include Agate, Amethyst, Citrine, Tiger Eye, Quartz Points and Rose Quartz) $4.95
Pirate Treasure Mining Bags (Minerals plus Doubloons!) $4.95
Alien/Area 51 Mining Bags (Minerals plus Alien Artifacts!) $4.95
On Mineral Mining Mondays all Mining Bags are 2 for $6.00!

image: courtesy of Pow!Science!

PCM’s Children’s Theater Presents: After the Beanstalk! @ Providence Children's Museum
Aug 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
PCM's Children's Theater Presents: After the Beanstalk! @ Providence Children's Museum

PCM’s Children’s Theater Presents: After the Beanstalk!
Showtimes: 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm
After the Beanstalk: Help Jack and Jill solve the giant’s puzzling spatial challenges in an interactive performance. Everybody loves a sequel!

image: courtesy of the Providence Children’s Museum

Weekly Storytimes at Books on the Square (6 months–6 years old) @ Books on the Square
Aug 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Weekly Story Times
Parents and children can join our storytellers two times each week for the ongoing Story Time event lasting approx. 30 minutes.

–This event is best suited for children 6 months–6 years old.
10:30am Mondays for Babies
11:00am Saturdays for all Kids

Sometimes, our story times are cancelled due to sickness or inclement weather. You are welcome to give us a call at (401) 331-9097 around 10:00am to find out if Story Time is happening.

image: courtesy of Books on the Square

Discover Providence Bus Tour @ RI Convention Center
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Discover Providence Bus Tour @ RI Convention Center

Discover Providence
Tour Time: 11:00am and 2:00pm
Tour Length: 1.5 hours
Available: April 29, 2019 – November 2, 2019 (Monday – Saturday)
Departure Location: Visitor Information Center at the Rhode Island Convention Center (1 Sabin St, Providence 02903)

Join us for Providence’s premier city tour! As you relax comfortably on our climate-controlled tour bus, we will show you why Providence has been voted one of America’s favorite cities. We will journey through its most exciting neighborhoods, and tell you the story of our capital city, its celebrated citizens, and what it has contributed to America. You will also admire fantastic architecture and the most beautiful settings in the city. There will be opportunities along the way for you to get out, take pictures, and explore things up close, including a stop for something tasty in our famous Little Italy. If you want to get to know Providence and see its most impressive sights, then this is a tour you must take!

Henry Bear’s Story Time (all ages) @ Henry Bear's Park
Aug 19 @ 11:30 am

Henry Bear’s Story Time
Every Monday, 11:30, For all ages.
Start at “once upon a time”, and then get ready for an amazing adventure all the way to “happily ever after”. Entertain the mind and stimulate the imagination with story time led by one of Henry Bear’s friends. Visit far-away lands, go under the sea or into outer space– all without leaving Henry Bear’s Park!

image: courtesy of Henry Bear’s Park

Circus Dynamics! @ Pontiac Free Library
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Circus Dynamics! @ Pontiac Free Library

Circus Dynamics is a vaudevillian styled juggling and balloon variety show.

image: courtesy of Pontiac Free Library