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Sunday, October 2

Norman Bird Sanctuary Harvest Fair

10:00 AM
For over 45 years, the Norman Bird Sanctuary has brought visitors from far and wide together for a celebration of the harvest season through its annual Harvest Fair. This award-winning event is a fall favorite on Aquidneck Island. Challenge friends …

Wednesday, October 5

Nonfiction@Brown lecture series: Diana Khoi Nguyen, Lyrical Prose, and the Intimacy of a Sentence

6:00 PM
Poet and multimedia artist Diana Khoi Nguyen presents her work on October 5 at 6 PM at Brown University, PVD (location TBA go.brown.edu/nonfiction_now). This event is free and open to the public! Poet and multimedia artist Diana Khoi Nguyen …

Home Hospice Volunteer Training

Join our amazing hospice volunteer team ! Hospice Volunteer Training October 5 - 26 on Wednesdays from 9:00am -12:30pm in Portsmouth, RI. Volunteers make a difference supporting our patients as compassionate visitors, …

Thursday, October 6

Thursday Thrift Shop

10:00 AM
The Thursday Thrift Shop of the United Congregational Church of Little Compton is open for the season! Come see our fabulous finds in gently used clothing, small kitchen goods and household decorations. Watch for our pop-up sales on Instagram & …

October 6th: "Dark Voyage: An American Privateer's War on Britain's African Slave Trade" by Christian McBurney

6:00 PM
October 6th: "Dark Voyage: An American Privateer's War on Britain's African Slave Trade" by Christian McBurney Christian McBurney will be speaking on his new book, Dark Voyage: An American Privateer’s War on Britain’s African Slave …

Friday, October 7

Mushroom Hunting Summer Lecture Series

6:30 PM
Join us at the Norman Bird Sanctuary to learn about the many types of mushrooms in our region. While some are poisonous, others are simply delicious, and all are fascinating to learn about. Join Ryan Bouchard and …

Saturday, October 8

Thursday Thrift Shop

10:00 AM
The Thursday Thrift Shop of the United Congregational Church of Little Compton is open for the season! Come see our fabulous finds in gently used clothing, small kitchen goods and household decorations. Watch for our pop-up sales on Instagram & …

Thursday, October 13

Leading Women of Distinction Awards Breakfast

8:00 AM
First launched in 2015, Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England's Leading Women of Distinction is a unique breakfast fundraising event that celebrates local outstanding women! We are excited to announce this year's honorees! The 2022 …

Thursday Thrift Shop

10:00 AM
The Thursday Thrift Shop of the United Congregational Church of Little Compton is open for the season! Come see our fabulous finds in gently used clothing, small kitchen goods and household decorations. Watch for our pop-up sales on Instagram & …

Fall Book Sale Members Only Preview at Weaver Library Oct. 13, 2022

6:00 PM
A Members Only Preview Book Sale will be held for Friends of the Library on October 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. Individuals who are not Friends can join for a $5 per person annual membership fee, payable at the door. This is the best time to buy the best …

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