5 R.I. things to do this weekend

5 R.I. things to do this weekend

FarmFest at Mount Hope Farm in Bristol; Providence Fire Department talks about fire prevention, safety; URI Symphony plays music of Leonard Bernstein; Tomaquag Museum director Loren Spears leads walk from Canonchet Farm.

Wickford’s Wicked Week

It’s Wicked Week in the North Kingstown village of Wickford. Events include a festive night of shopping on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., pumpkin decorating for $2 on Saturday at Updike Park on Brown Street, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a costume parade for children of all ages on Sunday at noon from St. Paul’s Parish House, Main Street, plus trick-or-treating at participating businesses. facebook.com/ilovewickfordvillage.

FarmFest at Mount Hope Farm

Learn about the history and traditions of the 127-acre Mount Hope Farm, 250 Metacom Ave., Bristol, during FarmFest, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities include hayrides, house and garden tours, Native American presentations, music, face painting, games, a farmers’ market and visits with farm animals. Halloween costumes are encouraged. Free. 254-1745, mounthopefarm.org.

Talking fire safety in Providence

Representatives from the Providence Fire Department will be at Home Depot, 387 Charles St., Providence, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to talk about fire prevention and fire safety. A costumed Sparky the Fire Dog will be there, and there will be indoor trick-or-treating for children accompanied by an adult. 454-1811, homedepot.com.

URI musicians celebrate Bernstein

The University of Rhode Island Symphony Orchestra, Opera Workshop and Concert Choir present a concert on Saturday at 8 p.m. celebrating the music of Leonard Bernstein, who would have turned 100 years old this year. The program, at the URI Fine Arts Center Concert hall, 105 Upper College Rd., Kingston, will include songs from his musicals “West Side Story” and “Candide” and his opera “Trouble in Tahiti.” Tickets are $12; students and 60+ $7; children 12 and under, free. events.uri.edu.

Learning about the Narragansetts

Loren Spears, executive director of the Tomaquag Museum, leads a walk on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Canonchet Farm, 106 Anne Hoxsie Lane, Narragansett. She will explore how the Narragansett people used the resources in the area, how their place names describe features and what Canonchet Farm can tell us about their history. Meet at the Ann Hoxsie Lane parking lot across from the Narragansett Town Beach South Pavilion, 39 Boston Neck Rd. (Route 1A). Free. 783-3951, canonchet.org.

Published at Fri, 26 Oct 2018 15:23:09 +0000