Off The Block
Freezin’ for a Reason Penguin Plunge
Plunge into the cold surf to benefit the W.A.R.M. Shelter. The Andrea Hotel, 89 Misquamicut Beach, Westerly. Jan. 1, registration is at 10:30 a.m. (Adults, $25; 18 and under, $20) and starts at 12 noon. For more information call (401) 596-9276 or visit warmcenter.org.
Jamestown First Day Plunge
We will have a DJ, food truck, firepits, and more. Proceeds benefit the Jamestown Senior Center and the Jamestown VFW-Arnold Zwier Post. Jan. 1, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. East Ferry Square, Jamestown.
Our annual free lecture series returns with a special focus on local history and RIHS's yet to be revealed theme for 2017. Presenters discuss local historic and cultural perspectives. Jan. 8 and Jan 22, begins at 1:30 p.m. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square, Woonsocket. For more information call (401) 769-9675 or visit rihs.org.
Newport Seal Tours
Embark on a one hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360° views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3 to 12, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. Jan. 7 and 8, and Jan. 14 to 16, Bowen's Wharf, Newport.For more information call (401) 203-7325 or visit savebay.org.
Knitting Weekend and Fiber Art Marketplace
It's a celebration of all things knitting, with some of the finest yarn producers, spinners, dyers, and micro-farmers in New England. The Rhode Island Hook and Needle Guild will host their annual sale of home-based goods, and on-site demonstrations of spinning, weaving, and knitting will help adorn Slater Mill's historic space with live practice. Jan 20 to 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Slater Mill Historic Site, 67 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket. For more information call (401) 725-8638 or visit slatermill.org.