Off The Block
New Year’s Eve Stargazing
On New Year’s Eve, Sunday, Dec. 31, Frosty Drew Observatory will open from 7 to 9 p.m. for a quick window of stargazing to help ring in the New Year with views of the beautiful night sky over Ninigret Park. On the list will be Uranus, Albireo, the Orion Nebula and more. The Town of Charlestown will host the annual New Years Eve bonfire in the park starting at 4:30 p.m. What a great way to start off your night of year-end frivolities with a hot bonfire and stunning celestial views. Frosty Drew Observatory, 61 Park Lane, Charlestown. For more information call (401) 859-1450 or visit frostydrew.org.
24 Hour Play Festival
The Contemporary Theater Company's signature event is in it’s 13th year! The whole show is written, rehearsed, and performed in a single day! A full-length play is created with the hard work and creativity of over 50 artists in one day. Come see the amazing and surprising results. 8 p.m. Jan. 13, The Contemporary Theater, 327 Main Street, Wakefield. For more information call 401-218-0282 or visit contemporarytheatercompany.com.
Knitting Weekend and Fiber Art Marketplace
A weekend of knitting classes, fiber art exhibition, lecture, and networking for the Fiber Art Community. The Fiber Art Market is free and open to the public, where twenty carefully selected fiber art vendors from across the North East will showcase and sell their yarns, fiber art tools, ready-to-wear-works, and more. Jan. 19, through 21, Slater Mill Historic Site, 67 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket. For more information call (401) 725-8638 or visit slatermill.org.
Rhode Island Shipwrecks
Charlotte Taylor, an archaeologist at the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission, will be in the library to discuss her book. Rhode Island has more shipwrecks per square mile than any other state. In her book, Taylor has captured dramatic images of many nineteenth and twentieth Century disasters. She also works closely with the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project, a nonprofit organization that is studying the Revolutionary War fleet that once visited Narragansett Bay. Free and open to all; registration requested. Jan. 30, begins at 6 p.m. Harmony Library, 195 Putnam Pike,Glocester .For more information call (401) 949-2850 or visit harmonylibrary.org.