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WaterFire Providence looks forward to celebrating and thanking our veterans at the 4th Annual WaterFire Salute to Veterans event which will include a Veterans Resource Fair, ceremonies, and tributes throughout the night. Water, light, smoke, music, and street performers combine to form an elemental art experience. Free. Nov. 5, begins at dusk. Waterplace Park, Providence. For more information call (401) 272-3111 or visit waterfire.org.
Come sample East Bay's best burgers all under one roof while enjoying local beers and wines and listening to down-home live bluegrass in the Linden Place ballroom and gardens. East Bay's best restaurants will bring their 'burger' A-game, serving up mini burgers of all types—imagine beef, turkey, chicken, pork, seafood, and more! Tickets, $35. Nov. 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. Linden Place, 500 Hope St. Bristol. For more information call (401) 253-0390 or visit lindenplace.org.
Frosty Dew Observatory
The Frosty Drew Observatory is open every Friday night. During the months closest to the winter solstice the observatory opens at 6 p.m. and remain open until the weather crashes our sky or visitors stop arriving. Usually around 11 p.m. but sometimes much later. Frosty Drew Observatory, 61 Park Ln., Charlestown. For more information call (401)364-9508 or visit frostydrew.org.
Santa Hustle 5K and Half Marathon
Grab a group and make plans to participate in the FIRST EVER Santa Hustle 5K and Half Marathon in Newport on Sunday, Nov. 20, at Easton's Beach at 7 a.m. Holiday cheer will abound as participants will don Santa hats and beards (provided with registration). Cookie and candy stations, along with holiday music and cheer, will fill the course along Newport's beautiful lake front. For more information call (312) 719-2332 or visit santahustle.com/rhode-island.