Off The Block

Fri, 01/13/2017 - 11:45am

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-degree 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. 14 to 16, Bowen’s Wharf, Newport. For more information call (401) 203-7325 or visit

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

Rhode Island's Shellfish Heritage
Join author, shellfisherman, and fisheries activist Sarah Schumann as she reads from and talks about her book. NHS members and active duty military with ID, $1; non-members, $5; reservations recommended. Thursday, Jan. 26, begins at 5:30 p.m. Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro St., Newport. For more information call (401) 846-0813 or visit