Off The Block

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 11:45am
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Fiber Festival and Craft Fair
Coggeshall Farm Museum is a living history farm set on 48 acres in Bristol, Rhode Island. The museum depicts Bristol’s agrarian life in the year 1799 through live interpretation, historic structures, and heirloom plants and animals. At this festival see craftspeople demonstrate traditional and contemporary fiber arts; purchase our own textile supplies, equipment, and gifts to take home; watch the hand shearing of sheep and help with eighteenth century textiles and farm work. Saturday, May 20,  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Coggeshall Farm Museum, 1 Colt Drive, Bristol. For more information call 401-253-9062 or visit coggeshallfarm.org.

Kingston Village Fair
The South County History Center will be having an open house at the Old Washington County Jail. There will also be a book sale at the Kingston Free Library, a plant sale by the Kingston Hill Gardeners, and a craft sale at Fayerweather House. Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Village-wide, Kingston. For more information call 401-783-1328 or visit southcountyhistorycenter.org.

Rhode Island Air Show
The Rhode Island National Guard Open House and Air Show is a  favorite family tradition since 1991. This year's show will feature the Canadian Snowbirds and many other first-class flight demonstrations! Donations for parking benefit local charities. Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Quonset State Airport, 1 Minuteman Way, Quonset Point, North Kingstown. For more information visit riairshow.org.

Kinney Azalea Garden
Wander through six acres featuring over 500 varieties of azaleas and rhododendrons. Flowering typically peaks mid-May through June. The gardens were created by Lorenzo Kinney, Jr. in his retirement; he also developed new varieties of azaleas that would thrive in southern New England. From May 1, to May 31, Kinney Gardens, 2391 Kingstown Road, Kingston. For more information call (401) 783-2396 or visit ebac.us/garden_club/kinney.htm

Frosty Drew 
Every Friday night (weather permitting) we open the Observatory, Sky Theatre, and telescopes to the skies and offer free stargazing and astronomy to anybody interested in observing. Open around 8 p.m. with views of the beautiful night sky over Ninigret Park showcasing dazzling planets, bright stars, speckled star clusters, mesmerizing nebulae, and vast galaxies. Stay open late, sometimes until dawn, and close when the skies become unobservable or everybody leaves. For more information call (401) 859-1450 or visit frostydrew.org.

Food Truck Fridays 
Enjoy great food from some of the area’s best food trucks, listen to live music, enjoy a brew from the beer tent, and ride the carousel. Every Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Carousel Village, Roger Williams Park, Providence. For more information visit foodtrucksin.com/carousel.