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The reading of works and discussion for the 2024 Writers Residency participants will be held on Wednesday, June 12 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. more
Employed at Mount Vernon for more than 50 years, J. Dean Norton has devoted his career to researching 18th-century gardens and gardening practices. On June 3, he'll bring his nationally recognized expertise to Linden Place. more
Mount Hope Farm will host a family fun day to raise money to help build the new outdoor learning zone at Kickemuit Middle School. more
Two of the most famous and hallowed religious events will take place over the next two weekends at St. Elizabeth’s Church. more
New Goree began to be developed around 1805, and was populated with a sizable quantity of free Black citizens. More is being uncovered about this area, and a local group wants to share their discoveries. more
The annual Bristol Garden Club Plant Sale will be held at Mount Hope Farm from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11. more
After sailing 30,000 miles and spending 130 days alone at sea, Cole Brauer made history on March 7, 2024. On May 15, she'll share stories about her journey at Roger Williams University. more
The Bristol Garden Club will present ‘Daffodils Downtown’ from April 15 through the 29th. Bristol merchants will be showcasing daffodil-themed paintings by local artists in their windows, and several restaurants will be offering daffodil themed delights. more
Here it is, folks, your 2024 July 4th Concert Series lineup! more
On April 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Coggeshall Farm will be offering a fun and educational outdoor experience for all ages. more
The inaugural event, one of a series to come, was organized by the Association of Rhode Island Authors, and is happening on Thursday, March 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Borealis Coffee Company in Bristol. more
Free to the public, the conversation on declaring the ancestral native homeland of Sowams a National Heritage Area will be held twice: Tuesday, March 26 at 3:30 p.m. at the Seekonk Public Library, 410 Newman Ave., Seekonk; and Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. at Mt. Hope Farm, 250 Metacom Ave., Bristol. more
This weekend, Saturday and Sunday, the course will be open for play from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. more
Speaker Jeff Klein will address the current crisis in the Middle East on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. at Rogers Free Library’s Herreshoff Room, 525 Hope St., Bristol. Jeff Klein is a peace … more
Dr. Lisa Cowley and her husband, Victor Westgate, have spent about 15 years researching, self-exploring, traveling, and interviewing hundreds of people to be able to answer one question insightfully: What to do after retiring? more
The Bristol Christmas Festival Committee will kick off the season’s holiday festivities with the Grand Illumination on Saturday, Dec. 2. In the event of rain, the Grand Illumination will take place on Sunday, Dec. 3. more
Relocated this year to 240 High St. next to the historic Bristol Statehouse, the Bristol Santa House aims to be even more accessible. more
PORTSMOUTH — Before it became a hit movie in 1984, the fictional story of the rivalry between court composer Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the late 18th century was told on the … more
This Saturday, Oct. 7, volunteers from North Farm, the Veterans Home, and Mt. Hope High School will join other volunteers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Veterans Home greenhouse to add another 10,000 daffodils to Bristol’s streetscape. more
It’s National Drive Electric Week, and to celebrate, RIDEM, Green Energy Consumers Alliance, and the Ocean State Clean Cities Coalition are hosting "Drive Green at the Park." more
On Thursday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the George Hail Library, Courtney Garrity, creator of the database with the Bristol Historical and Preservation Society will meet with Pat Mues and Sarah Weed of the Warren Middle Passage Project to discuss their research. more
The fifth annual “Thrive Outside in the Mud” race at Frerichs Farm (43 Kinnicutt Ave.) in Warren is on Sunday, Sept. 17. more
Part golf course, part beer garden, part ecological restoration project, the Bristol Golf Park will be opening for tee times on Monday, Sept. 11, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. more
PorchFest 2023, the fourth incarnation of the event, will be held on Sunday, Sept. 17 from 3 to 6 p.m., along High Street between Walley and Byfield. more
Lace up your racing shoes and do some calf stretches, because it’s time for the 15th Annual Finish for a Guinness 5K race, taking place on Sunday, Sept. 3 in Warren. more
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