Off The Block
Camouflaged Egg Hunt
Children ages 3 to 10 set out in search for brown eggs and quickly realize how well they camouflage in the natural world. Prizes are awarded to all children, with grand prizes given to the finders of the "golden eggs." Bring a basket. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m.; the Egg Hunt starts promptly at 10 a.m., rain or shine. $5 per member child; $7 per non-member child. Saturday, April 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge, Pardon Joslin Road, Exeter. For more information call (401) 949-5454 or visit asri.org.
Spring Festival at Carousel Village
Welcome spring! Meet the Easter Bunny, enjoy animal encounters with some of the Zoo's ambassador animals, take unlimited carousel rides and enjoy endless jumps in the bounce house. Don't miss a pop-up interactive art wall, exhibitors, coloring activities, and more! Advance tickets online are $7; remaining tickets sold at the door day of the event are $8. Pony rides will be available, weather permitting, at an additional cost of $5. Saturday, April 8, Friday, April 14, and Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence. For more information call (401) 785-3510 or visit rwpzoo.org.
The Providence Harbor Ship Graveyard
Marine Archaeologist David Robinson will discuss his research and mapping of the largest ship graveyard in the Ocean State. Spread across thirty-three acres of Green Jacket Shoal off Bold Point in Providence Harbor, David's teams discovered five steamboats, six sailing ships, and fifteen barges. Two of his more notable finds include the Mount Hope and the Bay Queen, both iconic paddle-wheel steamships from the 1800s. Free; space is limited; registration recommended. Saturday, April 15, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Newport Public Library, 300 Spring Street, Newport. For more information call (401) 847-8720 or visit newportlibraryri.org.
Save the Bay Seal Tours
From October through April, Save The Bay offers one-hour seasonal seal watching tours aboard the M/V Alletta Morris from Bowen's Ferry Landing in Newport, and Viking Marina in Westerly. Bundle up and don’t forget the camera! See the website for schedule. From Oct. 28 to Apr. 30. For more information call 401-272-3540 or visit savebay.org/seals.