ri scavenger hunt cover 2016 onlySpring has sprung and the scrumptious Rhode Island growing season is underway! The Rhode Island Fruit Growers Association and the URI Extension Outreach Center are making the harvest that much sweeter with the 6th annual 2016 Farm Scavenger Hunt. Explore the beauty and bounty of farms across our diverse Ocean State landscape while solving picture clues along the way in exchange for prizes.

The Farm Scavenger Hunt began in 2011 with players setting out to sample the state’s apple orchards and has now grown to 32 participating farms including pick-your-own, nurseries, family-friendly vineyards, Wright’s Dairy Farm, and the ever-surprising The Fantastic Umbrella Factory. So get picking, sipping and tasting the best around the state: Ready, GO!

Here’s how to play:

  1. Pick up a free brochure/game board at a participating farm or download the brochure HERE.
  2. Explore! Visit a participating farm, locate the picture clue on the brochure, and the farmer will give you a sticker to place on your game board. The Farm Scavenger Hunt entries are eligible between May 1 and December 31, 2016. Be sure to confirm each farm’s operating hours before visiting.
  3. Send in your completed game board to the listed address. Visit at least 20 farms to win a prize pack of coupons to use at participating farms the following season – limited to the first 50 correct entries. The first 50 entries to visit all 32 farms win a larger prize pack of coupons and will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing of an overnight farmstay for a family of 4 in Tiverton. The 2015 winner is a 12-year-old girl from Wakefield.

 

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From Cow School to Make & Mend, visitors can participate in the life of the farm.

Coggeshall Farm Museum is pulling the veil off 18th century life this summer with a series of daily demonstrations and activities to engage visitors of all ages and interests. This living history farm in Bristol, Rhode Island portrays the lives of middle-class salt marsh farmers in the late 1700s.

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"At Coggeshall, we celebrate the lives of everyday people who were the backbone of Rhode Island's economy when our country was brand new," says Executive Director Cindy Elder. "We carry forward their tradition of working in harmony with the land, making the most of our resources and enjoying both the work and pleasures of farm life."

THE DETAILS:
Location: Coggeshall Farm, 1 Colt Drive in Bristol, off Poppasquash Road (adjacent to Colt State Park)
The following offerings are included in the regular admission price (Weekdays: $3 for kids/seniors, $5 for adults; Weekends: $5 for kids/seniors, $7/adults). Members are free during all regular open hours. Coggeshall is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm. For more information, visit www.coggeshallfarm.org or call 401-253-9062.

Demonstrations and Activities

Making Hay by Hand - ongoing (weather-dependent)
One of the most important crops grown on an 18th century farm would have been grass. It provides feed for our animals and compost for our garden. But they didn’t have tractors back in 1790! On many days, you’ll find us scything the grass, raking it into wind rows, and storing it for later use.

Period Woodworking – ongoing
Wooden buildings need regular repair, and ours are no exception! Nearly every day you’ll see us working in the wood shop or in the pasture, building or repairing fences and barns, crafting shingles or sharpening tools.

Laundry Day - Tuesdays, 10AM (continuing through the day)
Laundry was a daylong affair in the 18th century! We start at 10 am by setting the kettle over the fire and move through the various steps until it’s done. While we often invite our visitors to get their hands dirty at Coggeshall, this is a chance to get your hands clean!

History Stroll – Tuesdays, 10AM
Join our resident historian Charles Quigley for a weekly stroll through time. Each week he’ll present a strolling discussion of a topic relating to 18th century life. To find out the topic of the week, visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/coggeshallfarm.

Cow School - Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 2PM
Have you ever wondered how a 1,500-pound animal learns to obey a human? With lots of practice! Watch us as we take our cows to school, teaching them to respond to commands and exhibit predictable behavior. And we'll show you a game of Simon Says where you have to respond to cow commands.

Farmhouse Storytime – Wednesdays, 10AM
Bring the little ones for a cozy story time every week, and then enjoy the farm afterward. Bring your own special book or choose one from Coggeshall's basket of favorites.

Harvest & Hearth Cooking - Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, 10AM
Our heirloom garden produces something new every week. Help us with our morning harvest and join us as we transform our farm ingredients into something delicious, cooking over an open hearth.

Pasture Walk - Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays,  Noon
Get up close with our largest rare-breed heritage animals, including our American Milking Devon cattle and Gulf Coast Native sheep.  Stroll the pasture with a trained interpreter who can help you safely approach the animals.

Weeding Party – Thursdays, 10AM
Our beautiful heirloom garden needs regular TLC! Join us for some social time, pulling weeds and sharing a few laughs. Finish up with some lemonade and a visit to the farm!

Sit & Knit – Thursdays, 11AM
In the heat of a summer afternoon, we like to seek some shade and think about some place cool… the perfect time to knit wool caps, mittens and socks we’ll be needing for winter. Bring along your own knitting or help us knit items for our interpreters to wear this winter. Want to learn how to knit? Bring a pair of size 8 needles and some worsted weight yarn, and we’ll get you started!

Wool Processing – Sundays, 10AM
From picking, washing and carding to spinning, wool is central to the life of the farm. Watch how we transform the wool of our own sheep into yarn. Interested in learning? We can show you how using our 18th-century style drop spindles.

Make & Mend – Sundays, 2PM
When you make your own clothing, you aren’t quick to discard it if it needs mending. Every Sunday afternoon, you’ll find us making or mending our clothing by hand. Bring your own mending or help us with ours! From beginners to experts, we enjoy sharing the parlor and some conversation while we sew.

Special Events

Shanty Night - Friday, Aug. 21 6:30PM
Polish up your favorite shanty and join us for an open sing, where everyone gets a chance to lead the singing. Gather up family and friends, bring a picnic and a blanket, and find your spot around the campfire. A special way to enjoy Coggeshall at dusk!

KidoTEST-approve-100x100location: Fantastic Umbrella Factory and Small Axe Café at 4820 Old Post Rd. in     Charlestown, RI.
good for: All ages
cost: Free entrance to grounds and gardens

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We recently took a trip down to South County to visit the Fantastic Umbrella Factory in Charlestown. The only part of its name that rings true is the “fantastic” part. It is most definitely not a factory and I pretty sure I didn’t see a single umbrella. I’d been hearing a lot of great things about this place, so I was eager to check it out for myself. We packed up one not-so-sunny April morning and headed down to meet up with a good friend and her two little ones.

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As soon as we arrived, our two young three year olds discovered the animals that live on the property; goats, emus, turkeys, and chickens. The chickens are the most fun and fortunately, extremely tolerant of small, excited children running around with them. You can even purchase little cones to fill with bird feed if your children are interested in feeding them. After oohing and aahing at the animals, we began exploring the enchanting grounds. The boys stopped to admire a stone fountain and some beautiful flowers.

Then, we continued on down the path toward the greenhouses, which are filled with rows and rows of exquisite and rare plants. Inside, they smelled wonderful and even the youngsters seemed to marvel at the beauty of the flora. The kids particularly enjoyed the greenhouse that is home to a lovely little pond swimming with fish. Outside, I couldn’t take my eyes off the lovely turquoise and blue terra cotta pots, colorful flags, and fascinating looking trees. Just walking around, you can’t help but feel there is something magical about this place. When the boys grew hungry we sat down in one of the majestic courtyards to enjoy some snacks we had brought from home. Though truthfully, I almost wished we had forgotten our snacks because there is a quaint, little cafe on the property serving up food that looks and smells delicious! After snacking, the adults took turns browsing in the unique shops while the kids continued playing outside. The shops are filled with a beautiful collection of handcrafted artisan wares from all over the world. The kids will particularly enjoy the general store for its assortment of candy and interesting toys.

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Depending on the season, the hours of the shops and café may vary, so check their website to plan accordingly. Also, if you visit on a Sunday in the spring and summer you will be treated to live acoustic music in the garden. We visited on a Saturday so unfortunately missed the entertainment, but we definitely plan to return again this summer. The Fantastic Umbrella Factory is surely not to be missed!

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KidoTEST-approve-100x100location: 2325 Boston Neck Road, Saunderstown
when: Saturdays, 9-12 May to October; Tuesdays 3:30 to 6:30 June 18-August 27
parking and entrance: Free
for a list of vendors go to: http://www.farmfresh.org/food/farmersmarkets_details.php?market=15

The draw for my kids is Susanna’s Ice-Cream & Sorbet, jamming with Farm Dog Organic Music, and visiting an array of feathered and furry friends, but our weekly visits to the Coastal Growers’ Market at Casey Farm in Saunderstown are about much, much more.

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It’s the locally raised, pasture-fed meats, the variety of conventional and organic produce straight from the farm that week, fresh fish from the Port of Galilee, and local honey that satisfies my, um, overly-enthusiastic— no, hyper-vigilant? Ok, really more like kind of cuckoo-obsessive need to feed my family food which is just that, and nothing else. Food as devoid as possible of things that are artificial, processed, genetically modified, or contain additives or preservatives. And these days, avoiding that stuff means fewer and more selective trips to the grocery store. Coming to the market means meeting the actual farmers who grow and raise the food being purchased that day and supporting them, so they can continue the work that they do so well: providing fresh, REAL food to all of us.kidsbabyturkeyfarmdog2

In addition to the selection of meat, fish, and produce, Coastal Growers’ Market, open Saturdays from 9 am to noon May to October, and Tuesdays 3:30 to 6:30 June 18 to August 27, also has vendors offering fresh flowers, herbs and mushrooms, local cheeses, spreads and sauces, fresh breads and baked goods, granola, cranberries, pet snacks, juices, and coffee.  flowerscloseupThe beautiful work of local artisans — including pottery, jewelry, and hand-printed textiles, T-shirts and notecards–are also for sale at the market. This week, I was excited to see a new vendor from Exeter selling organic skin care and laundry products. Some vendors are weekly “regulars” at the market while others come and go through the season and feature their wares at other markets throughout the state.

Although you do not have to buy anything — parking and entrance are free, as is listening to the music and visiting the farm animals — I bet you’ll want to.  Have ever you tried Susanna's Meyer lemon sorbet.? Do it! And if walking around the market and farm works up a larger appetite, there is Bravo Wood Fired Pizza, Tallulah’s Tacos, or breads and baked goods from Seven Stars Bakery or Olga’s Cup and Saucer for some lunch.  So pull up a picnic table and enjoy the friendly, laid back community atmosphere!  Unlike a schlep to the grocery store, this is a weekly trip — it seems wrong to even call it an errand — no one in our house minds taking.

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rhody poster final Families looking for summer activities will find a wide variety of events at RhodyRamble.org, the online calendar for the Rhody Ramble, a family adventure around Rhode Island. The program helps families connect with unique places around the state — from oceanfront mansions to historic farms — through a calendar of events designed for children ages 5-12. A busy roster of summer events includes outdoor festivals, music concerts, hands-on activities, walking tours, and museum scavenger hunts. The program includes several free events and many admission prices are under $10, but admission varies by site. The Rhody Ramble offers events and tours at 25 member properties of the Historic Sites Coalition of Rhode Island, a group led by the statewide nonprofit Preserve Rhode Island.

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The program’s mascot ‘Rhody the Rambler’ is based on the Rhode Island Red Rooster, the state’s official bird. Follow Rhody’s adventures and find event updates at Facebook.com/RhodyRamble or on Twitter. Families can sign-up at RhodyRamble.org/Register to receive monthly email updates and to be entered into summer drawings for tickets and other prizes.

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June Events

View the complete summer schedule here.

Ongoing Tours

The Rhody Ramble is a family adventure featuring 25 member properties of the Historic Sites Coalition of Rhode Island, a program of Preserve Rhode Island. Preserve Rhode Island, the state’s nonprofit preservation advocacy organization, is focused on bringing new life to old buildings. The Rhody Ramble is generously supported by the Rhode Island Foundation, the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and members of the Historic Sites Coalition of Rhode Island. Membership in the coalition is available to all historic properties in Rhode Island that are open to the public.

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location: Wright’s Dairy Farm - 200 Woonsocket Hill Road, North Smithfield, RI 02896
cost: Free
good for: All ages

Wright's Dairy Farm has been around for 100 years and they know milk. They also know what kids love. Animals, pastries, stuffed animals and holiday themed decorations will make getting your next gallon of milk an adventure for the entire family.

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Upon driving into the dairy farm, which is located in a residential neighborhood, you will see baby calves in their temporary homes, which look like little white igloos. My 5-year-old daughter yells “Hi Baby Cows!” each and every time we drive by. These cows are born at the farm and are the future milking cows. Chickens wander around the property, contributing to the farmlike feel.

Wrights-Dairy-Farm-KidoinfoWrights-Dairy-Farm-KidoinfoIf you arrive between 3 and 5 pm, you can witness the big cows being milked. This is no farmhand sitting on a stool. They have a high tech electronic system that milks the cows and sends the milk to the on site dairy, where it is pasteurized and homogenized.

Wrights-Dairy-Farm-KidoinfoTwo small pens by the milking area hold bigger calves. After you sanitize your hands you are allowed to pet them. It’s a unique treat that children love.

Wrights-Dairy-Farm-KidoinfoThe fresh milk gets made into cream for the amazing selection of fresh baked pastries, cookies, cakes, brownies and fudge. If you're into cream horns, try the cornets. You won't be sorry. Special order cakes are available that will make any kid (or adult) happy. The tiramisu cake was a huge hit at my house one Christmas so much so that my friends from Connecticut now travel to Wright’s to get it for every birthday and holiday. Picnic tables are available to enjoy your goodies, which you can wash down with a mini chocolate, coffee or white milk. For the caffeine dependent, please note that Wright's does not serve coffee or drinks other than milk, so if you need a cup of joe with your pastry, be sure to bring your own.

For the gardeners, you will be happy to know that you can buy cow manure to fertilize your garden ($5 for 2-3 pails or you can fill your truck for $10). Bring your own bucket and shovel. Which leads me to a very important note. Wright’s is a working dairy farm with real cows and as my 7-year-old son likes to point out upon our arrival, the aroma sometimes reminds you of that. It’s worth it, though, oh, is it worth it.

KidoTEST-approve-100x100location: East Bay Bike Path (14.5 miles) runs between India Point Park in Providence and Independence Park in Bristol, Rhode Island
cost: Free
good for: All ages

One of the most popular Rhode Island bike paths is the East Bay Bike Path. The East Bay Bike Path is 14.5 miles so depending on the age and stamina of your children the chances may be pretty slim your family can ride the path both ways. This bike path runs between India Point Park in Providence and Independence Park in Bristol, Rhode Island. There are many parking lots available to easily hop on the path. So try to pick a parking spot that is within a bike riding distance that your children can handle. There are so many wonderful places to stop and sights to see on this path. Some of my favorites are Brickyard Pond, Crescent Park Carousel, Colt State Park and the Audubon Society’s Educational Center.

Brickyard Pond is a small pond that runs alongside the path in Barrington. You can access the pond by taking your bike ride behind the Barrington YMCA. I like to ride there to explore some of the trails and maybe enjoy a little fishing with the kids. It’s usually very quiet and again it’s a cute spot to have a picnic.

CresentCarouselThe Crescent Park Carousel is located in Riverside which is a section of East Providence. It is my favorite carousel because it is the only one that gives the kids the opportunity to win a free ride by pulling a golden ring and there is just something nostalgic about the sound of carousel music.The carousel offers different discounted prices. Kiddy Day is on Thursdays and the cost is .75 cents per ride. Feel free to plan a picnic on the picnic benches next to the carousel or across the street at Rose Larisa Memorial Park. You might even get lucky and take a ride on a day where there is a band playing at the park. If any of your little ones like classic cars then be sure to take a bike ride over on classic car night. If you are in the mood for chowder, Blount’s Clam Shack which neighbors the carousel is a nice little treat.

boyThe next must do bike path stop is the Audubon Society of Rhode Island’s Environmental Education Center in Bristol. The Center offers indoor exhibits, family programs and nature trails. It is located on the 28-acre McIntosh Wildlife Refuge. From the bike path you have two choices. Your first choice is to park your bike and take a walk on the ¼ mile boardwalk towards the Narragansett Bay. While on the path you will see small ponds with some lily pads, flowers, and weeds. The end of the boardwalk offers a great view of the bay. Your second choice is to walk up to the Environmental Education Center and explore there. The Center is free on the first Saturday of every month. To find out more please visit their website, www.asri.org.

My FAVORITE stop off of the East Bay Bike Path is Colt State Park. I lived in a lot of places growing up but I consider myself to be a Bristolian. One of Bristols’ gems is Colt State Park– one of the best parks in Rhode Island in my opinion. It has plenty of shaded areas for a picnic and lots of sunny areas to soak up the sun. If you plan on making Colt State Park your destination be sure to bring a kite. The coastal side of the park is PERFECT for kite flying due to its open space and wind off of the bay. There are always kites on display boasting vibrant colors that pop in the sky.

From the bike path turn into the park and hop on Colt State Parks’ own path. Your first view into the park is of the trees that line the road and the bay. The parks path will cross over a stone bridge. On one side of the bridge you will see quahoggers in their boats on the bay digging and on the other side you will see the locals digging for clams knee deep in the muck. On some days you may even see a wedding taking place at the Chapel. The air is filled with the effervescence of the smells of the bay and good old fashioned BBQ. You hear the sounds of children’s laughter, music and cars cruising through the park.

One of our favorite things to do while there is to hop over the stone barrier wall to flip over the rocks to look for crabs and periwinkles. The kids could flip them over all day. There is just something so soothing about being on the shore with our toes in the edge of the water. The park also has a small wooded are that offers some nature trails. While walking through the trails you can smell the ocean while listening to the waves crash.

CoggeshallFarm2In the mood for a history lesson? Coggeshell Farm is located inside Colt State Park too (located via the East Bay Bike Path via Colt State Park). The farm is a living history farm which reflects the agrarian life in 1799. The people who reside on this farm live and dress accurately to the time period of 1799. It offers lots of different programs for the public to experience.

If you do go to Colt State Park make sure you bring a camera. It offers a lot of great spots for wonderful photo ops. Stay until sunset so not to miss one of the gorgeous sunsets, but don’t stay too long because you can’t ride the bike path during the dark.

If you happen to take a ride into Bristol in the summer, stop and enjoy the most patriotic town in the United States. It is a beautiful quintessial town in the East Bay. The downtown boasts views of majestic sailboats and quaint little shops. Bristol hosts the oldest Fourth of July Parade in the nation. The street lines are painted red, white and blue all year round. If you really want to have a great experience take the bike path to enjoy one of Bristol RI’s many Fourth of July Events. You can get an idea for some of the Fourth of July fun via their website here.

Photo Credit: Nicole Estrella

KidoTEST-approve-100x100location: Ten Mile River Greenway (2.5 miles) runs between Slater Park in Pawtucket, RI and Kimberly Rock Field Complex in East Providence, RI.
good for: All ages
cost: FREE

My favorite bike path is Ten Mile River Greenway. It runs between Slater Park in Pawtucket, RI and Kimberly Rock Field Complex in East Providence, RI. I prefer this bike path because it’s only 2.5 miles which means you can accomplish the entire trail and back. I feel like I am nestled in the woods on this path and it’s not as breezy as the East Bay Bike Path since it doesn’t run alongside the harbor. There are also dirt trails that veer off the main path so you can catch a little thrill on your bike.

SlaterParkThe main reason my kids love this bike path is that there is a tire swing! I don’t know who originally put up the tire swing so please make sure that the tie is secure and safe. Once you’ve double checked the knot, the swing is SUPER fun. Hey, I take a turn too, it’s not just for kids.

If you start your bike ride on the East Providence side and you ride the entire length of the path you will find yourself at the Slater Park. Continue your bike ride into the park visit the playground. Slater Park has one of the nicer playgrounds with two age appropriate jungle gyms (for toddlers and big kids), a rock wall, and rope climber. A life size statue of an elephant stands outside the play area and the kids love to climb it and it makes a great photo op.

DagettFarmFarmIf you have smaller children continue on your bike over to Dagget Farm. The farm is free and open to the public. Inside the farm discover some barn animals and a toddler’s play area full of Little Tykes and ride-on toys.

From there you can keep riding your bike around the park and make it over to The Loof Carousel. The Loof Carousel is my least favorite because it is small in circumference and fast which makes me very motion sick!

Enjoy the park grounds by blowing some bubbles, enjoying a picnic, playing catch or even try a little fishing. If you’d rather buy lunch there is a snack shack inside the park that offers some food and refreshments including ice cream. Check out Pawtucket’s Park and Recreation website for any events that may be happening inside the park.

Ten Mile River Greenway and Slater Park make a great combination for a nice family day out. The good news is the kids usually come home tired. Tired kids are nicer kids. Well unless they get over tired and cranky.

Photo Credit: Nicole Estrella

ERK-Spring-2013Welcome Spring! Edible Rhody KIDS is created in collaboration with Edible Rhody magazine. Grab this season’s copy of Edible Rhody, available at various locations around Rhode Island. This seasons’ topic, “Honeybees”, shares facts about our buzzing friends and tips on how to help them.

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The perfect side dish for a cozy meal, the sweet and earthy flavors of carrots and honey will please palates of all ages.

Honey-Glazed Carrots
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Toss carrots in oil, salt and pepper and arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet. Roast at 400° for about 30 minutes.
Toss with honey to coat carrots just before serving.
Garnish with chopped parsley if desired.

Resources + Books

Celebrate the season with a step back in time during a visit to one of Rhode Island’s unique, historic places this year. More than a dozen participants in the Rhody Ramble, a family adventure to explore Rhode Island, are hosting holiday programs and seasonal tours during December. Families can visit handsomely decorated mansions, enjoy music concerts, meet Santa Claus or even do Christmas eve chores on the farm. A cartoon rooster named Rhody the Rambler serves as the program’s ambassador.

Schedule of Events
Cost: Most admission prices under $10 and several events are free. Find a complete calendar of events and details on the Rhody Ramble website.

Fridays & Saturdays, November 16 - December 29 and Thursday, December 6-29
Holiday Lantern Walking Tour
Tour departs from Museum & Shop at Brick Market, Newport

Fridays, November 23 — December 28
Blithewold’s Christmas Sparkle
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, Bristol

Saturday, December 1
Winter at the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House: 1795
Tour departs from Museum & Shop at Brick Market, Newport

Saturday, December 1
Holiday Open House
Colony House, Newport

Saturday, December 1 & Sunday, December 2
Christmas Sale
Coggeshall Farm, Bristol

Saturday, December 1 & Sunday, December 2
Christmas at the Castle
Smith’s Castle, Wickford

Saturdays, December 1, 8 & 15 and Friday, December 28
UnDecked Halls
Rough Point Mansion, Newport

Sunday, December 2
Christmas with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Smith-Appleby House
Smith-Appleby House Museum, Smithfield

Sunday, December 2
Christmas Open House
Paine House, Coventry

Sunday, December 2
An Old-Fashioned Christmas
Hearthside House Museum, Lincoln

Mondays, December 3, 10 & 17
Children’s Holiday Tea
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, Bristol

Wednesdays, December 5, 12 & 19
A World of Christmas Magic — Children’s Holiday Stories
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, Bristol

Thursday, December 6
Family Sing-Along with Santa: Christmas with Keith Munslow
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, Bristol

Saturday, December 8
Lucy Aldrich's WWII Christmas
Aldrich House, Providence

Daily, December 8 — 15 and Sunday, December 9: Special guest Santa
A Celebration of Trees
Babcock-Smith House

Saturday, December 8
An Old-Fashioned Christmas by Candlelight
Hearthside House Museum, Lincoln

Sunday, December 9
American Girl Doll Christmas
Hearthside House Museum, Lincoln

Thursday, December 13
Family Sing-Along with Santa: Seasonal Celebration with Christopher Carbone
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, Bristol

Saturday, December 15
A Winter Concert for Fairies and Elves
Providence Athenaeum, Providence

Saturday, December 15
Family Gingerbread House Workshop
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, Bristol

Thursday, December 20 — Sunday, December 23
A Christmas Carol Play with Music
Linden Place Mansion, Bristol

Friday, December 21 & Saturdays, December 22 & 29
Discover Colonial Newport in Winter Walking Tour
Tour departs from Museum & Shop at Brick Market, Newport

Monday, December 24
Christmas in the Barnyard
Coggeshell Farm, Bristol

Monday, December 24
Discover Colonial Newport in Costume Walking Tour
Tour departs from Museum & Shop at Brick Market, Newport

Wednesday, December 26
Rogues & Scoundrels Walking Tour
Tour departs from Museum & Shop at Brick Market, Newport

Thursday, December 27
Holiday History Stroll
Tour departs from Museum & Shop at Brick Market, Newport

Friday, December 28
Home for the Holidays Candlelight Tour
Hearthside House Museum, Lincoln

Saturday, December 29
Home for the Holidays Candlelight Tour
Hearthside House Museum, Lincoln

Additional ongoing Tours:

Funded by grants from the Rhode Island Foundation, the state’s community foundation, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Rhody Ramble connects families with 21 historic places throughout Rhode Island. The Rhody Ramble is also supported through a partnership with The Washington Trust Company and their I Luv RI campaign. Participating sites in the Rhody Ramble are members of the Historic Sites Coalition of Rhode Island, a network of historic places open to the public.

Founded in 2007, the Historic Sites Coalition of Rhode Island (HSCRI) brings together stewards of historic sites to share resources, exchange ideas and promote Rhode Island’s unique places. The HSCRI is a program of Preserve Rhode Island, a statewide preservation advocacy organization. Membership is available to all historic sites in Rhode Island that are open to the public. For more information on HSCRI membership, contact Susanna Prull at 401-272-5101 or at sprull@preserveri.org. www.preserveri.org

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