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2024 Music at Sunset Concert Series

Celebrations ~ Ceremonies ~ Expos ~ Fairs ~ Festivals ~ Open Houses ~ Shows Spread out the picnic, soak up the warmth of the summer sun over Narragansett Bay, and enjoy a variety of musical performances by local musicians. Wednesday nights at Blithewold are the perfect way to enjoy summer with friends and family! Guests are encouraged to bring picnic dinners and chairs or blankets. We have 33 acres of gardens and grounds, including a 10-acre lawn, where you can enjoy the music and gorgeous views over the bay. Preregistration is required! Walk-ins will not be accepted. The day before the concert you will receive a printout. Please print it and place it in the windshield of your car. It will be checked in when you arrive. There are rain dates for some concerts. June 12: The Oh Nos! June 19: Sunshine Melodies – Steelpan Reggae June 26: The Joe Parillo Jazz Ensemble July 10: DMB Project July 17: Magnolia Cajun Band July 24: The Turas – Irish and Celtic music July 31: Cold Chocolate August 7: October Road August 14: Bay Swing August 21: Atwater-Donnelly Trio with Cathy Clasper… Meeting Place: Bristol. Categories: Gardens. Organized by: Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum. Organizer Homepage: https://www.blithewold.org. Contact: Jillian Cleveland. Contact email: JCleveland@blithewold.org. Intended Audience: Adults. Children. Families. General. Teens. Visitors/Tourists. Cost: Ticket (Per-person): Adult Member: $14 Adult Nonmember: $18 Child (ages 5-17): $6. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Wednesday, July 24, 2024, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum 101 Ferry Road Bristol, Rhode Island 02809. For more info visit www.blithewold.org.

Pastries on the Porch

Celebrations ~ Ceremonies ~ Expos ~ Fairs ~ Festivals ~ Open Houses ~ Shows Enjoy freshly baked pastries on our beautiful porch overlooking Narragansett Bay. Choose from the daily selection of delicacies to enjoy with coffee or Blithewold’s house tea blend. Sit back, take in the view, and relax. It’s a Blithwold tradition! Important Information: We have limited seating at this time to 6 tables per seating, 4 maximum per table. Only parties of 4 or less will be accepted. We have a limited ability to accommodate only nut and celiac allergies. Please specify when making a reservation. There is no children’s price. If your child will be enjoying the food, they require a ticket. If they are too young to eat it, they do not. The price includes admission to the mansion and grounds, so be sure to leave time for strolling! Meeting Place: Bristol. Categories: Gardens. Organized by: Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum. Organizer Homepage: https://www.blithewold.org. Contact: Jillian Cleveland. Contact email: JCleveland@blithewold.org. Intended Audience: Adults. Families. General. Visitors/Tourists. Volunteers. Cost: $15 Members | $25 Nonmembers* *Additional processing fees apply to nonmember tickets. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Thursday, July 25, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum 101 Ferry Road Bristol, Rhode Island 02809. For more info visit www.blithewold.org.

Charlestown Land Trust Annual Summer Party

Celebrations ~ Ceremonies ~ Expos ~ Fairs ~ Festivals ~ Open Houses ~ Shows Support the Charlestown Land Trust in our mission to preserve and protect open space in Charlestown and have a fabulous evening with live music by "Jus Tus," a 50/50 cash raffle, and heavy hors d'oeuvres. We would love to have you join us! Tickets are available through our website (charlestownlandtrust.org) for $95 per person. Also available is the $250 “Couple for Conservation” sponsorship: two tickets with an additional $60 donation added in to help us offset the costs of the party. You can also add on a donation of any amount to your order. Every bit helps to Preserve and Protect What You Love! This event is generously sponsored by Arrowhead Dental Associates, The Nordic, and Charlestown Chamber of Commerce. Meeting Place: Charlestown. Categories: Conservation/Restoration. Land. Organized by: Charlestown Land Trust. Organizer Homepage: https://charlestownlandtrust.org/. Contact: Kathan Teepe. Contact email: clt@charlestownlandtrust.org. Intended Audience: General. Adults. Cost: $95. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Thursday, July 25, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. The Nordic, 178 Nordic Trail, Charlestown, RI 02813. For more info visit charlestownlandtrust.org.

Pastries on the Porch

Celebrations ~ Ceremonies ~ Expos ~ Fairs ~ Festivals ~ Open Houses ~ Shows Enjoy freshly baked pastries on our beautiful porch overlooking Narragansett Bay. Choose from the daily selection of delicacies to enjoy with coffee or Blithewold’s house tea blend. Sit back, take in the view, and relax. It’s a Blithwold tradition! Important Information: We have limited seating at this time to 6 tables per seating, 4 maximum per table. Only parties of 4 or less will be accepted. We have a limited ability to accommodate only nut and celiac allergies. Please specify when making a reservation. There is no children’s price. If your child will be enjoying the food, they require a ticket. If they are too young to eat it, they do not. The price includes admission to the mansion and grounds, so be sure to leave time for strolling! Meeting Place: Bristol. Categories: Gardens. Organized by: Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum. Organizer Homepage: https://www.blithewold.org. Contact: Jillian Cleveland. Contact email: JCleveland@blithewold.org. Intended Audience: Adults. Families. General. Visitors/Tourists. Volunteers. Cost: $15 Members | $25 Nonmembers* *Additional processing fees apply to nonmember tickets. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Friday, July 26, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum 101 Ferry Road Bristol, Rhode Island 02809. For more info visit www.blithewold.org.

Invasive Species Removal Workday

Cleanups ~ Surveys ~ Workdays On May 19, 2024, a merry group of volunteers worked together clearing invasive plants from the area around the Jung Wol Gak hermitage (little cabin on the edge of the woods!) at Providence Zen Center. Rhododendron and mountain laurel overgrown with Asian bittersweet vines, a former meadow choked out with non-native honeysuckle, multiflora rose, and Norway maple – it all went. With room to grow, natives will recover and support local wildlife and even the beneficial native microbe communities necessary for the health of all creatures, including human beings. Frank Matta with his backhoe, So Young Lee, Kwan Haeng Sunim and the rest of us with hand tools, knocked out the task in a couple of hours. We then took a walk through the forest, identifying the barberry, burning bush and other invasives that threaten the ecology of southern New England woodlands. We walked through the magnificent stand of mature white ash trees that tower above the stream bottomlands below the rocky ledges of PZC that, tragically, are… Meeting Place: Cumberland. Categories: Invasive Species. Organized by: Providence Zen Center. Organizer Homepage: https://providencezen.org. Contact: Eva Kaniasty. Contact email: kaniasty@gmail.com. Intended Audience: Adults. General. Volunteers. Cost: 0. Certification and Licensing: No. Volunteer Opportunity: Yes. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Saturday, July 27, 2024, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM. 99 Pound Rd, Cumberland, RI 02864. For more info visit www.zeffy.com.

Salt Pond Safaris

Outdoors ~ Walks ~ Hikes ~ Paddles ~ Cruises ~ (also see Tours) Join us for hands-on experience which introduces children and their families to a variety of aquatic creatures living in the salt ponds. Program is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please pre-register as space is limited: saltpondscoalition.org/calendar/ Directions to Ninigret Wildlife Refuge: Enter at GPS: 5 Park Lane, Charlestown, RI. From there, continue to follow signs for the Wildlife Refuge. Road will dead-end into Wildlife Refuge parking lot. (Landmarks to pass: Ninigret Park playground, Frosty Drew Nature Center, and Ninigret Park dog park.) This safari is offered again on July 13 and 27th, and August 3rd and 17th. Meeting Place: Charlestown. Categories: Ecology/Habitat. Critters. Water. Recreation/Exploration. Organized by: Salt Ponds Coalition. Organizer Homepage: www.saltpondscoalition.org. Contact: Alicia Schaffner. Contact email: saltpondscoalition@gmail.com. Intended Audience: Children. Families. General. Cost: free. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Saturday, July 27, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Ninigret Wildlife Refuge, Charlestown, RI. For more info visit www.saltpondscoalition.org.

Organic Farmers Market

Sales ~ Farmers' Markets ~ Plant Sales & Exchanges Meeting Place: Cumberland. Categories: Farming. Food. Organized by: Providence Zen Center. Organizer Homepage: https://providencezen.org. Contact: Eva Kaniasty. Contact email: kaniasty@gmail.com. Intended Audience: Adults. Families. General. Visitors/Tourists. Volunteers. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Sunday, July 28, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Providence Zen Center, 99 Pound Rd, Cumberland, RI 02864.

Nominations for 2024 RIEEA Environmental Education Awards Deadline

Deadlines ~ Applications & Registrations The Rhode Island Environmental Education Association (RIEEA) is accepting nominations for our 2024 Environmental Education Awards! Categories include Teacher (PreK-12 classroom teacher or college/university educator), Environmental Educator, Student or Young Person (under age 25), and Organization or School. Winners will be recognized in a special ceremony this October. Nomination form (closes 5pm EST on 7/31/24) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdtOQpDmWzh4fkevHtq9K6J6In1ezZjF-sF699pw_uV-QHftQ/viewform Learn more: https://www.rieea.org/programs/environmental-education-awards/. Meeting Place: Online. Categories: Education. Organized by: Rhode Island Environmental Education Association. Organizer Homepage: https://www.rieea.org/. Contact: Jeanine Silversmith. Contact email: info@rieea.org. Intended Audience: General. Professional. Teachers. Certification and Licensing: No. Volunteer Opportunity: No. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Wednesday, July 31, 2024, 12:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

2024 Music at Sunset Concert Series

Celebrations ~ Ceremonies ~ Expos ~ Fairs ~ Festivals ~ Open Houses ~ Shows Spread out the picnic, soak up the warmth of the summer sun over Narragansett Bay, and enjoy a variety of musical performances by local musicians. Wednesday nights at Blithewold are the perfect way to enjoy summer with friends and family! Guests are encouraged to bring picnic dinners and chairs or blankets. We have 33 acres of gardens and grounds, including a 10-acre lawn, where you can enjoy the music and gorgeous views over the bay. Preregistration is required! Walk-ins will not be accepted. The day before the concert you will receive a printout. Please print it and place it in the windshield of your car. It will be checked in when you arrive. There are rain dates for some concerts. June 12: The Oh Nos! June 19: Sunshine Melodies – Steelpan Reggae June 26: The Joe Parillo Jazz Ensemble July 10: DMB Project July 17: Magnolia Cajun Band July 24: The Turas – Irish and Celtic music July 31: Cold Chocolate August 7: October Road August 14: Bay Swing August 21: Atwater-Donnelly Trio with Cathy Clasper… Meeting Place: Bristol. Categories: Gardens. Organized by: Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum. Organizer Homepage: https://www.blithewold.org. Contact: Jillian Cleveland. Contact email: JCleveland@blithewold.org. Intended Audience: Adults. Children. Families. General. Teens. Visitors/Tourists. Cost: Ticket (Per-person): Adult Member: $14 Adult Nonmember: $18 Child (ages 5-17): $6. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Wednesday, July 31, 2024, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum 101 Ferry Road Bristol, Rhode Island 02809. For more info visit www.blithewold.org.

Heritage Tree Center Tour

Tours & Field Trips (also see Outdoors) Enjoy a tour of our greenhouse and growing facility, accompanied by an interactive talk on what we do there. Learn about our main methods of propagation, grafting, cuttings, and seed starting, and the important differences behind them. Meet the exciting variety of trees and shrubs we take care of and distribute throughout Newport. Gain an understanding of the grander scheme behind our small operation and how it benefits the future of Newport and its residents. Bring your water and your questions and let's explore the horticulture behind the Newport Tree Conservancy! Meeting Place: Newport. Categories: Forests and Trees. Recreation/Exploration. Gardens. Plants. Organized by: Newport Tree Conservancy. Organizer Homepage: www.newporttreeconservancy.org. Contact: Madison Brady. Contact email: madison@newporttreeconservancy.org. Intended Audience: Adults. College/University. Farmers. General. Landowners. Professional. Teachers. Visitors/Tourists. Cost: Non-members: $10 Members: Free. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Thursday, August 1, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Heritage Tree Center at Rogers High School, 15 Wickham Rd, Newport, RI. For more info visit www.newporttreeconservancy.org.

Pastries on the Porch

Celebrations ~ Ceremonies ~ Expos ~ Fairs ~ Festivals ~ Open Houses ~ Shows Enjoy freshly baked pastries on our beautiful porch overlooking Narragansett Bay. Choose from the daily selection of delicacies to enjoy with coffee or Blithewold’s house tea blend. Sit back, take in the view, and relax. It’s a Blithwold tradition! Important Information: We have limited seating at this time to 6 tables per seating, 4 maximum per table. Only parties of 4 or less will be accepted. We have a limited ability to accommodate only nut and celiac allergies. Please specify when making a reservation. There is no children’s price. If your child will be enjoying the food, they require a ticket. If they are too young to eat it, they do not. The price includes admission to the mansion and grounds, so be sure to leave time for strolling! Meeting Place: Bristol. Categories: Gardens. Organized by: Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum. Organizer Homepage: https://www.blithewold.org. Contact: Jillian Cleveland. Contact email: JCleveland@blithewold.org. Intended Audience: Adults. Families. General. Visitors/Tourists. Volunteers. Cost: $15 Members | $25 Nonmembers* *Additional processing fees apply to nonmember tickets. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Thursday, August 1, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum 101 Ferry Road Bristol, Rhode Island 02809. For more info visit www.blithewold.org.

Pastries on the Porch

Celebrations ~ Ceremonies ~ Expos ~ Fairs ~ Festivals ~ Open Houses ~ Shows Enjoy freshly baked pastries on our beautiful porch overlooking Narragansett Bay. Choose from the daily selection of delicacies to enjoy with coffee or Blithewold’s house tea blend. Sit back, take in the view, and relax. It’s a Blithwold tradition! Important Information: We have limited seating at this time to 6 tables per seating, 4 maximum per table. Only parties of 4 or less will be accepted. We have a limited ability to accommodate only nut and celiac allergies. Please specify when making a reservation. There is no children’s price. If your child will be enjoying the food, they require a ticket. If they are too young to eat it, they do not. The price includes admission to the mansion and grounds, so be sure to leave time for strolling! Meeting Place: Bristol. Categories: Gardens. Organized by: Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum. Organizer Homepage: https://www.blithewold.org. Contact: Jillian Cleveland. Contact email: JCleveland@blithewold.org. Intended Audience: Adults. Families. General. Visitors/Tourists. Volunteers. Cost: $15 Members | $25 Nonmembers* *Additional processing fees apply to nonmember tickets. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Friday, August 2, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum 101 Ferry Road Bristol, Rhode Island 02809. For more info visit www.blithewold.org.

Salt Pond Safaris

Outdoors ~ Walks ~ Hikes ~ Paddles ~ Cruises ~ (also see Tours) Join us for hands-on experience which introduces children and their families to a variety of aquatic creatures living in the salt ponds. Program is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please pre-register as space is limited: saltpondscoalition.org/calendar/ Directions to Ninigret Wildlife Refuge: Enter at GPS: 5 Park Lane, Charlestown, RI. From there, continue to follow signs for the Wildlife Refuge. Road will dead-end into Wildlife Refuge parking lot. (Landmarks to pass: Ninigret Park playground, Frosty Drew Nature Center, and Ninigret Park dog park.) This safari is offered again on July 13 and 27th, and August 3rd and 17th. Meeting Place: Charlestown. Categories: Ecology/Habitat. Critters. Water. Recreation/Exploration. Organized by: Salt Ponds Coalition. Organizer Homepage: www.saltpondscoalition.org. Contact: Alicia Schaffner. Contact email: saltpondscoalition@gmail.com. Intended Audience: Children. Families. General. Cost: free. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Saturday, August 3, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Ninigret Wildlife Refuge, Charlestown, RI. For more info visit www.saltpondscoalition.org.

A Celebration of Nature Through Music and Poetry

Celebrations ~ Ceremonies ~ Expos ~ Fairs ~ Festivals ~ Open Houses ~ Shows Notable Works’ is proud to announce that “A Celebration of Nature Through Music and Poetry” will be presented at the Weaver Public Library in East Providence on Saturday, August 3, 2024 at 11:00 AM.   This event, which will be free and open to the public will feature Poets: Halyna Chapman, Alfred R. Crudale, William Doreski, David Dragone, Irena Kaci, Thomas E. Lane and Sandra Wyatt.  There will also be a performance by the Notable Works’ Ensemble and a video presentation produced by Maria Bilyeu with narration and music by Notable Works’ Artist in Residence Noreen Inglesi entitled “Notable Works Presents: Connections Nurtured Through Nature’s Harmonies,” highlighting Hundred Acre Cove and the surrounding areas in the East Bay. It would be wonderful if you would consider attending and helping to spread the word about this event. Meeting Place: East Providence. Categories: Ecology/Habitat. History/Natural History. Organized by: Notable Works Publication and Distribution Co Inc. Organizer Homepage: https://notableworks.org. Contact: Noreen Inglesi. Contact email: info@notableworks.org. Intended Audience: General. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Saturday, August 3, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Weaver Public Library. 41 Grove Ave East Providence Ri 02914.

Organic Farmers Market

Sales ~ Farmers' Markets ~ Plant Sales & Exchanges Meeting Place: Cumberland. Categories: Farming. Food. Organized by: Providence Zen Center. Organizer Homepage: https://providencezen.org. Contact: Eva Kaniasty. Contact email: kaniasty@gmail.com. Intended Audience: Adults. Families. General. Visitors/Tourists. Volunteers. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Sunday, August 4, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Providence Zen Center, 99 Pound Rd, Cumberland, RI 02864.

Nature Journal Workshop with Thea Ernest

Class ~ Course ~ Demo ~ Lecture ~ Seminars ~ Training ~ Workshop Join us to follow the flow of the seasons in the Blithewold Gardens. Sketchbook journaling combines writing and drawing to tell the story of the gardens we see. Instructor Thea Ernest will lead exercises in designing and filling your sketch journal as we work plein air style (outdoors, weather permitting). With direction from our horticulturalists, we will focus each session on a different area of the Blithewold property. Participants should bring their art materials that are easy to carry. Meeting Place: Bristol. Categories: Gardens. Other. Organized by: Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum. Organizer Homepage: https://www.blithewold.org. Contact: Jillian Cleveland. Contact email: JCleveland@blithewold.org. Intended Audience: General. Cost: $35 Members | $45 Nonmembers. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Tuesday, August 6, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum Gardens and Grounds 101 Ferry Road Bristol, Rhode Island 02809. For more info visit www.blithewold.org.

Coexisting with Coyotes

Class ~ Course ~ Demo ~ Lecture ~ Seminars ~ Training ~ Workshop Coyotes are greatly misunderstood, but most of their fear-instilling actions are simply a part of their life-history and strategy for survival. Still, these critters can certainly become a nuisance, especially if they begin to den under decks and dine out of chicken coops. Learning why these creatures behave the way they do is the key to finding resolution. Join RIDEM Division of Fish and Wildlife to learn about coyote natural history, discoveries made by the Narragansett Bay Coyote Study, and ways to coexist with them. Meeting Place: Coventry. Categories: Critters. Ecology/Habitat. Recreation/Exploration. Organized by: RIDEM Division of Fish and Wildlife. Organizer Homepage: https://www.dem.ri.gov/fishwildlife. Contact: Mary Gannon. Contact email: mary.gannon@dem.ri.gov. Intended Audience: Adults. General. Homeowners. Landowners. Cost: Free. Certification and Licensing: No. Volunteer Opportunity: No. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Tuesday, August 6, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Greene Library, 179 Hopkins Hollow Rd, Coventry, RI. For more info visit forms.office.com.

2024 Music at Sunset Concert Series

Celebrations ~ Ceremonies ~ Expos ~ Fairs ~ Festivals ~ Open Houses ~ Shows Spread out the picnic, soak up the warmth of the summer sun over Narragansett Bay, and enjoy a variety of musical performances by local musicians. Wednesday nights at Blithewold are the perfect way to enjoy summer with friends and family! Guests are encouraged to bring picnic dinners and chairs or blankets. We have 33 acres of gardens and grounds, including a 10-acre lawn, where you can enjoy the music and gorgeous views over the bay. Preregistration is required! Walk-ins will not be accepted. The day before the concert you will receive a printout. Please print it and place it in the windshield of your car. It will be checked in when you arrive. There are rain dates for some concerts. June 12: The Oh Nos! June 19: Sunshine Melodies – Steelpan Reggae June 26: The Joe Parillo Jazz Ensemble July 10: DMB Project July 17: Magnolia Cajun Band July 24: The Turas – Irish and Celtic music July 31: Cold Chocolate August 7: October Road August 14: Bay Swing August 21: Atwater-Donnelly Trio with Cathy Clasper… Meeting Place: Bristol. Categories: Gardens. Organized by: Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum. Organizer Homepage: https://www.blithewold.org. Contact: Jillian Cleveland. Contact email: JCleveland@blithewold.org. Intended Audience: Adults. Children. Families. General. Teens. Visitors/Tourists. Cost: Ticket (Per-person): Adult Member: $14 Adult Nonmember: $18 Child (ages 5-17): $6. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Wednesday, August 7, 2024, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum 101 Ferry Road Bristol, Rhode Island 02809. For more info visit www.blithewold.org.

Pastries on the Porch

Celebrations ~ Ceremonies ~ Expos ~ Fairs ~ Festivals ~ Open Houses ~ Shows Enjoy freshly baked pastries on our beautiful porch overlooking Narragansett Bay. Choose from the daily selection of delicacies to enjoy with coffee or Blithewold’s house tea blend. Sit back, take in the view, and relax. It’s a Blithwold tradition! Important Information: We have limited seating at this time to 6 tables per seating, 4 maximum per table. Only parties of 4 or less will be accepted. We have a limited ability to accommodate only nut and celiac allergies. Please specify when making a reservation. There is no children’s price. If your child will be enjoying the food, they require a ticket. If they are too young to eat it, they do not. The price includes admission to the mansion and grounds, so be sure to leave time for strolling! Meeting Place: Bristol. Categories: Gardens. Organized by: Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum. Organizer Homepage: https://www.blithewold.org. Contact: Jillian Cleveland. Contact email: JCleveland@blithewold.org. Intended Audience: Adults. Families. General. Visitors/Tourists. Volunteers. Cost: $15 Members | $25 Nonmembers* *Additional processing fees apply to nonmember tickets. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Thursday, August 8, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum 101 Ferry Road Bristol, Rhode Island 02809. For more info visit www.blithewold.org.

Pastries on the Porch

Celebrations ~ Ceremonies ~ Expos ~ Fairs ~ Festivals ~ Open Houses ~ Shows Enjoy freshly baked pastries on our beautiful porch overlooking Narragansett Bay. Choose from the daily selection of delicacies to enjoy with coffee or Blithewold’s house tea blend. Sit back, take in the view, and relax. It’s a Blithwold tradition! Important Information: We have limited seating at this time to 6 tables per seating, 4 maximum per table. Only parties of 4 or less will be accepted. We have a limited ability to accommodate only nut and celiac allergies. Please specify when making a reservation. There is no children’s price. If your child will be enjoying the food, they require a ticket. If they are too young to eat it, they do not. The price includes admission to the mansion and grounds, so be sure to leave time for strolling! Meeting Place: Bristol. Categories: Gardens. Organized by: Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum. Organizer Homepage: https://www.blithewold.org. Contact: Jillian Cleveland. Contact email: JCleveland@blithewold.org. Intended Audience: Adults. Families. General. Visitors/Tourists. Volunteers. Cost: $15 Members | $25 Nonmembers* *Additional processing fees apply to nonmember tickets. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Friday, August 9, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum 101 Ferry Road Bristol, Rhode Island 02809. For more info visit www.blithewold.org.

Organic Farmers Market

Sales ~ Farmers' Markets ~ Plant Sales & Exchanges Meeting Place: Cumberland. Categories: Farming. Food. Organized by: Providence Zen Center. Organizer Homepage: https://providencezen.org. Contact: Eva Kaniasty. Contact email: kaniasty@gmail.com. Intended Audience: Adults. Families. General. Visitors/Tourists. Volunteers. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Sunday, August 11, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Providence Zen Center, 99 Pound Rd, Cumberland, RI 02864.

2024 Music at Sunset Concert Series

Celebrations ~ Ceremonies ~ Expos ~ Fairs ~ Festivals ~ Open Houses ~ Shows Spread out the picnic, soak up the warmth of the summer sun over Narragansett Bay, and enjoy a variety of musical performances by local musicians. Wednesday nights at Blithewold are the perfect way to enjoy summer with friends and family! Guests are encouraged to bring picnic dinners and chairs or blankets. We have 33 acres of gardens and grounds, including a 10-acre lawn, where you can enjoy the music and gorgeous views over the bay. Preregistration is required! Walk-ins will not be accepted. The day before the concert you will receive a printout. Please print it and place it in the windshield of your car. It will be checked in when you arrive. There are rain dates for some concerts. June 12: The Oh Nos! June 19: Sunshine Melodies – Steelpan Reggae June 26: The Joe Parillo Jazz Ensemble July 10: DMB Project July 17: Magnolia Cajun Band July 24: The Turas – Irish and Celtic music July 31: Cold Chocolate August 7: October Road August 14: Bay Swing August 21: Atwater-Donnelly Trio with Cathy Clasper… Meeting Place: Bristol. Categories: Gardens. Organized by: Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum. Organizer Homepage: https://www.blithewold.org. Contact: Jillian Cleveland. Contact email: JCleveland@blithewold.org. Intended Audience: Adults. Children. Families. General. Teens. Visitors/Tourists. Cost: Ticket (Per-person): Adult Member: $14 Adult Nonmember: $18 Child (ages 5-17): $6. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Wednesday, August 14, 2024, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum 101 Ferry Road Bristol, Rhode Island 02809. For more info visit www.blithewold.org.

Pastries on the Porch

Celebrations ~ Ceremonies ~ Expos ~ Fairs ~ Festivals ~ Open Houses ~ Shows Enjoy freshly baked pastries on our beautiful porch overlooking Narragansett Bay. Choose from the daily selection of delicacies to enjoy with coffee or Blithewold’s house tea blend. Sit back, take in the view, and relax. It’s a Blithwold tradition! Important Information: We have limited seating at this time to 6 tables per seating, 4 maximum per table. Only parties of 4 or less will be accepted. We have a limited ability to accommodate only nut and celiac allergies. Please specify when making a reservation. There is no children’s price. If your child will be enjoying the food, they require a ticket. If they are too young to eat it, they do not. The price includes admission to the mansion and grounds, so be sure to leave time for strolling! Meeting Place: Bristol. Categories: Gardens. Organized by: Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum. Organizer Homepage: https://www.blithewold.org. Contact: Jillian Cleveland. Contact email: JCleveland@blithewold.org. Intended Audience: Adults. Families. General. Visitors/Tourists. Volunteers. Cost: $15 Members | $25 Nonmembers* *Additional processing fees apply to nonmember tickets. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Thursday, August 15, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum 101 Ferry Road Bristol, Rhode Island 02809. For more info visit www.blithewold.org.

Pastries on the Porch

Celebrations ~ Ceremonies ~ Expos ~ Fairs ~ Festivals ~ Open Houses ~ Shows Enjoy freshly baked pastries on our beautiful porch overlooking Narragansett Bay. Choose from the daily selection of delicacies to enjoy with coffee or Blithewold’s house tea blend. Sit back, take in the view, and relax. It’s a Blithwold tradition! Important Information: We have limited seating at this time to 6 tables per seating, 4 maximum per table. Only parties of 4 or less will be accepted. We have a limited ability to accommodate only nut and celiac allergies. Please specify when making a reservation. There is no children’s price. If your child will be enjoying the food, they require a ticket. If they are too young to eat it, they do not. The price includes admission to the mansion and grounds, so be sure to leave time for strolling! Meeting Place: Bristol. Categories: Gardens. Organized by: Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum. Organizer Homepage: https://www.blithewold.org. Contact: Jillian Cleveland. Contact email: JCleveland@blithewold.org. Intended Audience: Adults. Families. General. Visitors/Tourists. Volunteers. Cost: $15 Members | $25 Nonmembers* *Additional processing fees apply to nonmember tickets. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Friday, August 16, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum 101 Ferry Road Bristol, Rhode Island 02809. For more info visit www.blithewold.org.

Salt Pond Safaris

Outdoors ~ Walks ~ Hikes ~ Paddles ~ Cruises ~ (also see Tours) Join us for hands-on experience which introduces children and their families to a variety of aquatic creatures living in the salt ponds. Program is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please pre-register as space is limited: saltpondscoalition.org/calendar/ Directions to Ninigret Wildlife Refuge: Enter at GPS: 5 Park Lane, Charlestown, RI. From there, continue to follow signs for the Wildlife Refuge. Road will dead-end into Wildlife Refuge parking lot. (Landmarks to pass: Ninigret Park playground, Frosty Drew Nature Center, and Ninigret Park dog park.) This safari is offered again on July 13 and 27th, and August 3rd and 17th. Meeting Place: Charlestown. Categories: Ecology/Habitat. Critters. Water. Recreation/Exploration. Organized by: Salt Ponds Coalition. Organizer Homepage: www.saltpondscoalition.org. Contact: Alicia Schaffner. Contact email: saltpondscoalition@gmail.com. Intended Audience: Children. Families. General. Cost: free. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Saturday, August 17, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Ninigret Wildlife Refuge, Charlestown, RI. For more info visit www.saltpondscoalition.org.

Organic Farmers Market

Sales ~ Farmers' Markets ~ Plant Sales & Exchanges Meeting Place: Cumberland. Categories: Farming. Food. Organized by: Providence Zen Center. Organizer Homepage: https://providencezen.org. Contact: Eva Kaniasty. Contact email: kaniasty@gmail.com. Intended Audience: Adults. Families. General. Visitors/Tourists. Volunteers. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Sunday, August 18, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Providence Zen Center, 99 Pound Rd, Cumberland, RI 02864.

Nature Journal Workshop with Thea Ernest

Class ~ Course ~ Demo ~ Lecture ~ Seminars ~ Training ~ Workshop Join us to follow the flow of the seasons in the Blithewold Gardens. Sketchbook journaling combines writing and drawing to tell the story of the gardens we see. Instructor Thea Ernest will lead exercises in designing and filling your sketch journal as we work plein air style (outdoors, weather permitting). With direction from our horticulturalists, we will focus each session on a different area of the Blithewold property. Participants should bring their art materials that are easy to carry. Meeting Place: Bristol. Categories: Gardens. Other. Organized by: Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum. Organizer Homepage: https://www.blithewold.org. Contact: Jillian Cleveland. Contact email: JCleveland@blithewold.org. Intended Audience: General. Cost: $35 Members | $45 Nonmembers. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Tuesday, August 20, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum Gardens and Grounds 101 Ferry Road Bristol, Rhode Island 02809. For more info visit www.blithewold.org.

2024 Music at Sunset Concert Series

Celebrations ~ Ceremonies ~ Expos ~ Fairs ~ Festivals ~ Open Houses ~ Shows Spread out the picnic, soak up the warmth of the summer sun over Narragansett Bay, and enjoy a variety of musical performances by local musicians. Wednesday nights at Blithewold are the perfect way to enjoy summer with friends and family! Guests are encouraged to bring picnic dinners and chairs or blankets. We have 33 acres of gardens and grounds, including a 10-acre lawn, where you can enjoy the music and gorgeous views over the bay. Preregistration is required! Walk-ins will not be accepted. The day before the concert you will receive a printout. Please print it and place it in the windshield of your car. It will be checked in when you arrive. There are rain dates for some concerts. June 12: The Oh Nos! June 19: Sunshine Melodies – Steelpan Reggae June 26: The Joe Parillo Jazz Ensemble July 10: DMB Project July 17: Magnolia Cajun Band July 24: The Turas – Irish and Celtic music July 31: Cold Chocolate August 7: October Road August 14: Bay Swing August 21: Atwater-Donnelly Trio with Cathy Clasper… Meeting Place: Bristol. Categories: Gardens. Organized by: Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum. Organizer Homepage: https://www.blithewold.org. Contact: Jillian Cleveland. Contact email: JCleveland@blithewold.org. Intended Audience: Adults. Children. Families. General. Teens. Visitors/Tourists. Cost: Ticket (Per-person): Adult Member: $14 Adult Nonmember: $18 Child (ages 5-17): $6. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Wednesday, August 21, 2024, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum 101 Ferry Road Bristol, Rhode Island 02809. For more info visit www.blithewold.org.

Wildlife Management Areas 101

Class ~ Course ~ Demo ~ Lecture ~ Seminars ~ Training ~ Workshop Whether you love hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, birdwatching, or horseback riding, Rhode Island’s State Wildlife Management Areas are beautiful places to explore and enjoy nature! While these conservation lands are open to the public, there are some rules visitors need to follow to keep both people and wildlife safe. Join RIDEM’s Division of Fish and Wildlife outreach team for an intro to State lands, wildlife conservation in RI, and ways to access your state’s natural resources! This program is FREE to attend, but registration is required so that staff can prepare materials. Meeting Place: North Smithfield. Categories: Critters. Ecology/Habitat. Forests and Trees. Land. Organized by: RIDEM Division of Fish and Wildlife. Organizer Homepage: https://www.dem.ri.gov/fishwildlife. Contact: Mary Gannon. Contact email: mary.gannon@dem.ri.gov. Intended Audience: Adults. General. Cost: Free. Certification and Licensing: No. Volunteer Opportunity: No. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Wednesday, August 21, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. North Smithfield Public Library, 20 Main St, Slatersville, RI. For more info visit forms.office.com.

Pastries on the Porch

Celebrations ~ Ceremonies ~ Expos ~ Fairs ~ Festivals ~ Open Houses ~ Shows Enjoy freshly baked pastries on our beautiful porch overlooking Narragansett Bay. Choose from the daily selection of delicacies to enjoy with coffee or Blithewold’s house tea blend. Sit back, take in the view, and relax. It’s a Blithwold tradition! Important Information: We have limited seating at this time to 6 tables per seating, 4 maximum per table. Only parties of 4 or less will be accepted. We have a limited ability to accommodate only nut and celiac allergies. Please specify when making a reservation. There is no children’s price. If your child will be enjoying the food, they require a ticket. If they are too young to eat it, they do not. The price includes admission to the mansion and grounds, so be sure to leave time for strolling! Meeting Place: Bristol. Categories: Gardens. Organized by: Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum. Organizer Homepage: https://www.blithewold.org. Contact: Jillian Cleveland. Contact email: JCleveland@blithewold.org. Intended Audience: Adults. Families. General. Visitors/Tourists. Volunteers. Cost: $15 Members | $25 Nonmembers* *Additional processing fees apply to nonmember tickets. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Thursday, August 22, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum 101 Ferry Road Bristol, Rhode Island 02809. For more info visit www.blithewold.org.

Blithewold Annual Family Clambake

Celebrations ~ Ceremonies ~ Expos ~ Fairs ~ Festivals ~ Open Houses ~ Shows The Great Lawn has been the scene of family clambakes for more than a century! Step back in time, play lawn games, and stroll the Gardens and Grounds. Feast on a traditional Rhode Island clambake while you relax and enjoy the sunset as Blithewold guests have for generations. McGrath’s Clam Bakes will be providing the Bake under the Tent and RI Cruisin’ Cocktails will provide the cash bar. McGrath’s buffet menu includes both meat and seafood that have been cooked together. There are no substitutions for guests that have severe allergies, or multiple dietary restrictions (vegetarian/vegan). Meeting Place: Bristol. Categories: Gardens. Organized by: Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum. Organizer Homepage: https://www.blithewold.org. Contact: Jillian Cleveland. Contact email: JCleveland@blithewold.org. Intended Audience: Adults. Families. General. Visitors/Tourists. Cost: Traditional Clambake: $100 | Kids Meal: $35. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Thursday, August 22, 2024, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum 101 Ferry Road Bristol, Rhode Island 02809. For more info visit www.blithewold.org.

Pastries on the Porch

Celebrations ~ Ceremonies ~ Expos ~ Fairs ~ Festivals ~ Open Houses ~ Shows Enjoy freshly baked pastries on our beautiful porch overlooking Narragansett Bay. Choose from the daily selection of delicacies to enjoy with coffee or Blithewold’s house tea blend. Sit back, take in the view, and relax. It’s a Blithwold tradition! Important Information: We have limited seating at this time to 6 tables per seating, 4 maximum per table. Only parties of 4 or less will be accepted. We have a limited ability to accommodate only nut and celiac allergies. Please specify when making a reservation. There is no children’s price. If your child will be enjoying the food, they require a ticket. If they are too young to eat it, they do not. The price includes admission to the mansion and grounds, so be sure to leave time for strolling! Meeting Place: Bristol. Categories: Gardens. Organized by: Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum. Organizer Homepage: https://www.blithewold.org. Contact: Jillian Cleveland. Contact email: JCleveland@blithewold.org. Intended Audience: Adults. Families. General. Visitors/Tourists. Volunteers. Cost: $15 Members | $25 Nonmembers* *Additional processing fees apply to nonmember tickets. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Friday, August 23, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum 101 Ferry Road Bristol, Rhode Island 02809. For more info visit www.blithewold.org.

RI Wild Plant Society - Fall Native Plant Sale

Sales ~ Farmers' Markets ~ Plant Sales & Exchanges Fall is ideal for adding native plants to your landscape. Create beauty. Attract pollinators. Support biodiversity. On Saturday, 24 August 2024 from 9 to 11 am find over 1,200 native perennials, grasses, ferns, shrubs and trees at our booth in the parking lot adjacent to the Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market, 60 Rhodes Place, Cranston RI. We feature late blooming plants that provide the nutrient-rich nourishment required by pollinators at this time of year. Choose from spring and summer blooming plants as well. By giving these plants a head start to develop strong root systems they will be ready to flourish next season! (Closer to the sale a plant species list will be available at our website.) We specialize in species, native to ecoregion 59 which includes almost all of Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts, and sections of New York, New Hampshire and Maine. As much as possible we source our plants from local seeds. Our plants are genetically suited to thrive in our local growing conditions and to… Meeting Place: Cranston. Categories: Plants. Gardens. Organized by: RI Wild Plant Society. Organizer Homepage: https://www.riwps.org. Contact: RI Wild Plant Society. Contact email: office@RIWPS.org. Intended Audience: General. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Saturday, August 24, 2024, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market, 60 Rhodes Place, Cranston RI. For more info visit riwps.org.

Organic Farmers Market

Sales ~ Farmers' Markets ~ Plant Sales & Exchanges Meeting Place: Cumberland. Categories: Farming. Food. Organized by: Providence Zen Center. Organizer Homepage: https://providencezen.org. Contact: Eva Kaniasty. Contact email: kaniasty@gmail.com. Intended Audience: Adults. Families. General. Visitors/Tourists. Volunteers. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Sunday, August 25, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Providence Zen Center, 99 Pound Rd, Cumberland, RI 02864.

Beechwood Lecture: Medicinal Plants

Class ~ Course ~ Demo ~ Lecture ~ Seminars ~ Training ~ Workshop Tentative 2024 Schedule Announced There is another great group of speakers lined up for next year who will certainly be dynamic and educational. Thank you to all who attended this past year and hope that you will join us again in 2024! 2/21/24 Soil Testing and Drought Tolerant Turf Options TBD 4/17/24 Gardening with Native Ferns – Karen Asher, RI Wild Plant Society 6/26/24 What’s New in the Residential Nursery World – Barbara Donnelly, Red Horse Farm/Rose Shack 8/28/24 Medicinal Plants TBD 10/16/24 Q&A Gardening Information Panel - RI Wild Plant Society Registration required; enrollment limited; free and open to the public.  To reserve a space contact the Volunteer/Program Coordinator at The Beechwood Center for Life Enrichment at 401-268-1594 or mdubois@northkingstownri.gov.   [Time TBD]. Meeting Place: North Kingstown. Categories: Gardens. Plants. Organized by: RI Wild Plant Society. Intended Audience: General. Adults. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Wednesday, August 28, 2024. Beechwood Center, 44 Beach Street, North Kingstown, RI. For more info visit riwps.org.

2024 Music at Sunset Concert Series

Celebrations ~ Ceremonies ~ Expos ~ Fairs ~ Festivals ~ Open Houses ~ Shows Spread out the picnic, soak up the warmth of the summer sun over Narragansett Bay, and enjoy a variety of musical performances by local musicians. Wednesday nights at Blithewold are the perfect way to enjoy summer with friends and family! Guests are encouraged to bring picnic dinners and chairs or blankets. We have 33 acres of gardens and grounds, including a 10-acre lawn, where you can enjoy the music and gorgeous views over the bay. Preregistration is required! Walk-ins will not be accepted. The day before the concert you will receive a printout. Please print it and place it in the windshield of your car. It will be checked in when you arrive. There are rain dates for some concerts. June 12: The Oh Nos! June 19: Sunshine Melodies – Steelpan Reggae June 26: The Joe Parillo Jazz Ensemble July 10: DMB Project July 17: Magnolia Cajun Band July 24: The Turas – Irish and Celtic music July 31: Cold Chocolate August 7: October Road August 14: Bay Swing August 21: Atwater-Donnelly Trio with Cathy Clasper… Meeting Place: Bristol. Categories: Gardens. Organized by: Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum. Organizer Homepage: https://www.blithewold.org. Contact: Jillian Cleveland. Contact email: JCleveland@blithewold.org. Intended Audience: Adults. Children. Families. General. Teens. Visitors/Tourists. Cost: Ticket (Per-person): Adult Member: $14 Adult Nonmember: $18 Child (ages 5-17): $6. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Wednesday, August 28, 2024, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum 101 Ferry Road Bristol, Rhode Island 02809. For more info visit www.blithewold.org.

Pastries on the Porch

Celebrations ~ Ceremonies ~ Expos ~ Fairs ~ Festivals ~ Open Houses ~ Shows Enjoy freshly baked pastries on our beautiful porch overlooking Narragansett Bay. Choose from the daily selection of delicacies to enjoy with coffee or Blithewold’s house tea blend. Sit back, take in the view, and relax. It’s a Blithwold tradition! Important Information: We have limited seating at this time to 6 tables per seating, 4 maximum per table. Only parties of 4 or less will be accepted. We have a limited ability to accommodate only nut and celiac allergies. Please specify when making a reservation. There is no children’s price. If your child will be enjoying the food, they require a ticket. If they are too young to eat it, they do not. The price includes admission to the mansion and grounds, so be sure to leave time for strolling! Meeting Place: Bristol. Categories: Gardens. Organized by: Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum. Organizer Homepage: https://www.blithewold.org. Contact: Jillian Cleveland. Contact email: JCleveland@blithewold.org. Intended Audience: Adults. Families. General. Visitors/Tourists. Volunteers. Cost: $15 Members | $25 Nonmembers* *Additional processing fees apply to nonmember tickets. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Thursday, August 29, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum 101 Ferry Road Bristol, Rhode Island 02809. For more info visit www.blithewold.org.

Pastries on the Porch

Celebrations ~ Ceremonies ~ Expos ~ Fairs ~ Festivals ~ Open Houses ~ Shows Enjoy freshly baked pastries on our beautiful porch overlooking Narragansett Bay. Choose from the daily selection of delicacies to enjoy with coffee or Blithewold’s house tea blend. Sit back, take in the view, and relax. It’s a Blithwold tradition! Important Information: We have limited seating at this time to 6 tables per seating, 4 maximum per table. Only parties of 4 or less will be accepted. We have a limited ability to accommodate only nut and celiac allergies. Please specify when making a reservation. There is no children’s price. If your child will be enjoying the food, they require a ticket. If they are too young to eat it, they do not. The price includes admission to the mansion and grounds, so be sure to leave time for strolling! Meeting Place: Bristol. Categories: Gardens. Organized by: Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum. Organizer Homepage: https://www.blithewold.org. Contact: Jillian Cleveland. Contact email: JCleveland@blithewold.org. Intended Audience: Adults. Families. General. Visitors/Tourists. Volunteers. Cost: $15 Members | $25 Nonmembers* *Additional processing fees apply to nonmember tickets. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Friday, August 30, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum 101 Ferry Road Bristol, Rhode Island 02809. For more info visit www.blithewold.org.

Organic Farmers Market

Sales ~ Farmers' Markets ~ Plant Sales & Exchanges Meeting Place: Cumberland. Categories: Farming. Food. Organized by: Providence Zen Center. Organizer Homepage: https://providencezen.org. Contact: Eva Kaniasty. Contact email: kaniasty@gmail.com. Intended Audience: Adults. Families. General. Visitors/Tourists. Volunteers. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Sunday, September 1, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Providence Zen Center, 99 Pound Rd, Cumberland, RI 02864.

Nature Journal Workshop with Thea Ernest

Class ~ Course ~ Demo ~ Lecture ~ Seminars ~ Training ~ Workshop Join us to follow the flow of the seasons in the Blithewold Gardens. Sketchbook journaling combines writing and drawing to tell the story of the gardens we see. Instructor Thea Ernest will lead exercises in designing and filling your sketch journal as we work plein air style (outdoors, weather permitting). With direction from our horticulturalists, we will focus each session on a different area of the Blithewold property. Participants should bring their art materials that are easy to carry. Meeting Place: Bristol. Categories: Gardens. Other. Organized by: Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum. Organizer Homepage: https://www.blithewold.org. Contact: Jillian Cleveland. Contact email: JCleveland@blithewold.org. Intended Audience: General. Cost: $35 Members | $45 Nonmembers. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Tuesday, September 3, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum Gardens and Grounds 101 Ferry Road Bristol, Rhode Island 02809. For more info visit www.blithewold.org.

Organic Farmers Market

Sales ~ Farmers' Markets ~ Plant Sales & Exchanges Meeting Place: Cumberland. Categories: Farming. Food. Organized by: Providence Zen Center. Organizer Homepage: https://providencezen.org. Contact: Eva Kaniasty. Contact email: kaniasty@gmail.com. Intended Audience: Adults. Families. General. Visitors/Tourists. Volunteers. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Sunday, September 8, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Providence Zen Center, 99 Pound Rd, Cumberland, RI 02864.

Organic Farmers Market

Sales ~ Farmers' Markets ~ Plant Sales & Exchanges Meeting Place: Cumberland. Categories: Farming. Food. Organized by: Providence Zen Center. Organizer Homepage: https://providencezen.org. Contact: Eva Kaniasty. Contact email: kaniasty@gmail.com. Intended Audience: Adults. Families. General. Visitors/Tourists. Volunteers. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Sunday, September 15, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Providence Zen Center, 99 Pound Rd, Cumberland, RI 02864.

Nature Journal Workshop with Thea Ernest

Class ~ Course ~ Demo ~ Lecture ~ Seminars ~ Training ~ Workshop Join us to follow the flow of the seasons in the Blithewold Gardens. Sketchbook journaling combines writing and drawing to tell the story of the gardens we see. Instructor Thea Ernest will lead exercises in designing and filling your sketch journal as we work plein air style (outdoors, weather permitting). With direction from our horticulturalists, we will focus each session on a different area of the Blithewold property. Participants should bring their art materials that are easy to carry. Meeting Place: Bristol. Categories: Gardens. Other. Organized by: Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum. Organizer Homepage: https://www.blithewold.org. Contact: Jillian Cleveland. Contact email: JCleveland@blithewold.org. Intended Audience: General. Cost: $35 Members | $45 Nonmembers. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Tuesday, September 17, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum Gardens and Grounds 101 Ferry Road Bristol, Rhode Island 02809. For more info visit www.blithewold.org.

Organic Farmers Market

Sales ~ Farmers' Markets ~ Plant Sales & Exchanges Meeting Place: Cumberland. Categories: Farming. Food. Organized by: Providence Zen Center. Organizer Homepage: https://providencezen.org. Contact: Eva Kaniasty. Contact email: kaniasty@gmail.com. Intended Audience: Adults. Families. General. Visitors/Tourists. Volunteers. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Sunday, September 22, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Providence Zen Center, 99 Pound Rd, Cumberland, RI 02864.

Organic Farmers Market

Sales ~ Farmers' Markets ~ Plant Sales & Exchanges Meeting Place: Cumberland. Categories: Farming. Food. Organized by: Providence Zen Center. Organizer Homepage: https://providencezen.org. Contact: Eva Kaniasty. Contact email: kaniasty@gmail.com. Intended Audience: Adults. Families. General. Visitors/Tourists. Volunteers. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Sunday, September 29, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Providence Zen Center, 99 Pound Rd, Cumberland, RI 02864.

Nature Journal Workshop with Thea Ernest

Class ~ Course ~ Demo ~ Lecture ~ Seminars ~ Training ~ Workshop Join us to follow the flow of the seasons in the Blithewold Gardens. Sketchbook journaling combines writing and drawing to tell the story of the gardens we see. Instructor Thea Ernest will lead exercises in designing and filling your sketch journal as we work plein air style (outdoors, weather permitting). With direction from our horticulturalists, we will focus each session on a different area of the Blithewold property. Participants should bring their art materials that are easy to carry. Meeting Place: Bristol. Categories: Gardens. Other. Organized by: Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum. Organizer Homepage: https://www.blithewold.org. Contact: Jillian Cleveland. Contact email: JCleveland@blithewold.org. Intended Audience: General. Cost: $35 Members | $45 Nonmembers. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Tuesday, October 1, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum Gardens and Grounds 101 Ferry Road Bristol, Rhode Island 02809. For more info visit www.blithewold.org.

18th Annual Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride

Fundraisers ~ Donations Choose your own adventure from the 100-mile, 75-mile, or 35-mile overlapping cycling routes that wind past coastal farmlands, windswept beaches, cranberry bogs, and scenic harbors between Rhode Island and Cape Cod. All routes culminate in a festive finish line celebration in Woods Hole overlooking Buzzards Bay. This fully supported ride ensures a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. SAG wagons offer on-the-road support while riders enjoy food, drinks, snacks, and a vibrant finish-line celebration. Shuttles are available for convenient pre- and post-ride transportation. The Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride is a unique and exciting community event that raises funds for the protection and restoration of Buzzards Bay. Each rider commits to raising a minimum of $300, with every dollar supporting the Coalition’s work to improve the health of the Bay ecosystem through scientific research, land protection, advocacy, and fostering outdoor exploration. Your $65 registration fee and $300 fundraising minimum includes… Meeting Place: Little Compton. Categories: Water. Pollution. Organized by: Buzzards Bay Coalition. Contact: Kate Reilly. Contact email: reilly@savebuzzardsbay.org. Intended Audience: General. Adults. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Sunday, October 6, 2024, 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Sakonnet Point, 99 Bluff Head Ave. Little Compton, RI, 02837. For more info visit savebuzzardsbay.org.

Organic Farmers Market

Sales ~ Farmers' Markets ~ Plant Sales & Exchanges Meeting Place: Cumberland. Categories: Farming. Food. Organized by: Providence Zen Center. Organizer Homepage: https://providencezen.org. Contact: Eva Kaniasty. Contact email: kaniasty@gmail.com. Intended Audience: Adults. Families. General. Visitors/Tourists. Volunteers. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Sunday, October 6, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Providence Zen Center, 99 Pound Rd, Cumberland, RI 02864.

Organic Farmers Market

Sales ~ Farmers' Markets ~ Plant Sales & Exchanges Meeting Place: Cumberland. Categories: Farming. Food. Organized by: Providence Zen Center. Organizer Homepage: https://providencezen.org. Contact: Eva Kaniasty. Contact email: kaniasty@gmail.com. Intended Audience: Adults. Families. General. Visitors/Tourists. Volunteers. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Sunday, October 13, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Providence Zen Center, 99 Pound Rd, Cumberland, RI 02864.

Nature Journal Workshop with Thea Ernest

Class ~ Course ~ Demo ~ Lecture ~ Seminars ~ Training ~ Workshop Join us to follow the flow of the seasons in the Blithewold Gardens. Sketchbook journaling combines writing and drawing to tell the story of the gardens we see. Instructor Thea Ernest will lead exercises in designing and filling your sketch journal as we work plein air style (outdoors, weather permitting). With direction from our horticulturalists, we will focus each session on a different area of the Blithewold property. Participants should bring their art materials that are easy to carry. Meeting Place: Bristol. Categories: Gardens. Other. Organized by: Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum. Organizer Homepage: https://www.blithewold.org. Contact: Jillian Cleveland. Contact email: JCleveland@blithewold.org. Intended Audience: General. Cost: $35 Members | $45 Nonmembers. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Tuesday, October 15, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Blithewold Manor, Gardens and Arboretum Gardens and Grounds 101 Ferry Road Bristol, Rhode Island 02809. For more info visit www.blithewold.org.

Beechwood Lecture: Q&A Gardening Information Panel - RI Wild Plant Society

Class ~ Course ~ Demo ~ Lecture ~ Seminars ~ Training ~ Workshop Tentative 2024 Schedule Announced There is another great group of speakers lined up for next year who will certainly be dynamic and educational. Thank you to all who attended this past year and hope that you will join us again in 2024! 2/21/24 Soil Testing and Drought Tolerant Turf Options TBD 4/17/24 Gardening with Native Ferns – Karen Asher, RI Wild Plant Society 6/26/24 What’s New in the Residential Nursery World – Barbara Donnelly, Red Horse Farm/Rose Shack 8/28/24 Medicinal Plants TBD 10/16/24 Q&A Gardening Information Panel - RI Wild Plant Society Registration required; enrollment limited; free and open to the public.  To reserve a space contact the Volunteer/Program Coordinator at The Beechwood Center for Life Enrichment at 401-268-1594 or mdubois@northkingstownri.gov.   [Time TBD]. Meeting Place: North Kingstown. Categories: Gardens. Plants. Organized by: RI Wild Plant Society. Intended Audience: General. Adults. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Wednesday, October 16, 2024. Beechwood Center, 44 Beach Street, North Kingstown, RI. For more info visit riwps.org.

Organic Farmers Market

Sales ~ Farmers' Markets ~ Plant Sales & Exchanges Meeting Place: Cumberland. Categories: Farming. Food. Organized by: Providence Zen Center. Organizer Homepage: https://providencezen.org. Contact: Eva Kaniasty. Contact email: kaniasty@gmail.com. Intended Audience: Adults. Families. General. Visitors/Tourists. Volunteers. Calendar By: https://www.provgardener.com. Sunday, October 20, 2024, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Providence Zen Center, 99 Pound Rd, Cumberland, RI 02864.