On Saturday …
Newtown Anniversary: One year ago, right next door in our sister state Connecticut, the unthinkable happened – 26 young children and adults were gunned down at an elementary school. People are marking the day in different ways – Patch invites you to send a note to Newtown here.
Bread & Milk Report: The cold temperatures are with us tomorrow, with snow beginning in the afternoon and continuing overnight and into Sunday. The snow may change to rain Sunday afternoon (yuck!). If you have photos to share, please do here.
Winter Farmers Market: The Coastal Grower’s Winter Farmers Market takes place Saturdays at the Lafayette Mill, 650 Ten Rod Road. Great food, great gifts, great atmosphere, great! From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tim Cranston at Davisville Free Library: Davisville’s Second Saturday Series features local historian Tim Cranston for a reading and book signing. Mr. Cranston will be reading from his Walking in Olde Wickford guidebook series and his popular newspaper column, The View from Swamptown. After the reading, Mr. Cranston will answer questions about local history. Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing. 2 p.m.
Holiday Craft Show: Come and shop for unique gift ideas from local crafters and venders wile supporting the North Kingstown High School Art Club. 9 a.m. at North Kingstown High School.
Candlelight Tour: The Stone Ridge Neighborhood Association om East Greenwich holds its annual Luminaria Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. (rain date Sunday, Dec. 15). The neighborhood provides an outdoor display for the holidays which includes traditional holiday decorations and thousands of paper bag lanterns decorating curbs, driveways and walkways. Last year the neighborhood was lined with over 3,000 lit lanterns. Come drive slowly through the neighborhood with headlights dimmed.
On Sunday …
No Farmers, No Food: You can support local farmers and the homeless at Beauty & the Bath today, by purchasing the "No Farmers, No Food," calendar, which raises money for Santa's Elves, a 501c3 non-profit organization that works with chefs, local businesses, and farmers to feed the Rhode Island homeless. The farmers, famous for putting food on the table, will be available for additional photo opportunities as well. Cider and refreshments will be served. From 1 to 4 p.m.
Our Little Picture Show: The Wickford Art Association gallery’s The Little Picture Show runs to Dec. 18 at their gallery at 36 Beach St. All the artwork in this exhibit is 8" x 10" or under and priced to sell. If you (or someone on your Christmas list) like art, this is a good opportunity to pick up a wonderful, moderately priced piece from a talented local artist. Free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.
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