Get Out: Predicting Weather Seminar, Black Ships and Opening to Beauty
Here's a roundup of the best bets in town to keep your family busy this weekend, July 14-18.
- BLACK SHIPS FESTIVAL
Where/When: Various times and locations in Newport Thursday, July 14 to Sunday, July 17
Why Go: This annual festival celebrating the connections between Rhode Island and Japan is in its 28th year and will kick off with a performance by the Navy Band Northeast on Long Wharf Mall Thursday night. Other events throughout the weekend include an origami workshop, tea demonstration and tasting, Japanese toy making workshop and much more. For the complete calendar of events, click here.
Pricing: Free admission unless otherwise noted on the calendar.
- PREDICTING THE WEATHER SEMINAR
Where/When: Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge on Friday, July 15 from 5 to 6 p.m.
Why Go: If there is one thing that’s for certain in New England, the weather is always changing and the forecasts never seem to be right. Learn how meteorologists predict the weather at this public seminar.
- SHRED IT EVENT
Where/When: People’s Credit Union on Saturday, July 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Why Go: The public is invited to bring their personal documents (up to two banker’s boxes) for shredding courtesy of People’s Credit Union and Cintas Document Management.
- OPENING TO BEAUTY
Where/When: Norman Bird Sanctuary on Sunday, July 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Why Go: Find your natural state of beauty through the participating in dance, yoga, and exercise against the backdrop of NBS’s open fields and nature paths. The day will be led by Travel Channel Host Jayee Gossett, Doctor of Osteopath, Steve Curtin, and acupuncturist, herbalist, and yoga instructor, Liz Lindh.
Pricing: $70/member; $80/non-member
- GREEN ANIMALS CHILDREN’S PARTY
Where/When: Green Animals in Portsmouth on Thursday, July 14 from 4 to 8 p.m.
Why Go: The kids will have a blast with pony rides, magic shows, music, clowns and more all among the manicured topiaries of the Preservation Society’s Green Animals gardens.
Pricing: Preservation Society Members- $15 for adults, free for children; Non-members- $20 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, and free for children under age 6.
- RHODE ISLAND’S CHARTER DAY LECTURE
Where/When: Redwood Library on Sunday, July 17 at 2 p.m.
Why Go: Learn about the history of Rhode Island’s charter of 1663 with a lecture by Professor of Law, Mary Sarah Bilder and Michael and Helen Lee, a Distinguished Scholar of the Boston College Law School.