Saturday, June 15, 2013
Your guide for life in North Kingstown today, June 15.
Yard sales: If you want to see yard sales in the North Kingstown area today, click here. Civil War reenactment in East Greenwich: The East Greenwich Free Library and New England Tech are hosting this recreation of an authentic Civil War battlefield encampment, featuring the soldiers, tents and artillery cannons from Battery B, First Regiment Rhode Island Artillery. Stop by this authentic encampment anytime from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at New England Tech's EG campus, and visit with the soldiers in this living history display. The Battery will "fire" their cannons twice that day, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Smith’s Castle’s Strawberry Festival: Savor Smith’s Castle’s celebrated strawberry shortcake and pay homage to the humble wild strawberry –- a …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Five things to know for May 4.
1. Smith's Castle is opening for the season this weekend. Stop by this Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. for re-enactors and more entertainment. Learn more here. 2. The North Kingstown Community Chorus is starting of the spring season with its annual concert this weekend. Saturday's show is at 7 p.m. and Sunday's is at 3 p.m., both at North Kingstown High School. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. 3. The North Kingstown High School football team is holding its annual pancake breakfast this Saturday. Stop by the high school for this delicious fundraiser. Runs from 8 to 11 a.m. 4. The NKHS Sailing Team is holding its annual nautical yard sale tomorrow at the town beach from 8 a.m. to noon. The team is hoping for this to a be a …
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Five things to know for May 6.
1. Venture into the past with Smith's Castle's Bridge to the Past event today. Reenactors will set up a 17th-century encampment at the castle grounds with tours and demonstrations going on all weekend. (P.S. Look out for pirates as Neal Kirk and Free Men of the Sea will also be at the event.) Runs from noon to 4 p.m. today. $6 for adults, $3 kids ages six to 12. 2. Head over to the North Kingstown Community Chorus' spring concert this weekend. From musical theater to folk to gospel to contemporary tunes, stop by the North Kingstown High School auditorium today at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance (available at The Book Garden, Flowers by Bert & Peg, the NK Chamber of Commerce and Dave's Marketplace) or $12 at the door. 3. The North …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Five things to know for May 4.
1. North Kingstown High School will hold its annual variety show tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. in the auditorium. Admission is $10 with proceeds benefiting the senior class. 2. Venture into the past with Smith's Castle's Bridge to the Past event this weekend. Reenactors will set up a 17th-century encampment at the castle grounds with tours and demonstrations going on all weekend. (P.S. Look out for pirates as Neal Kirk and Free Men of the Sea will also be at the event.) Runs from noon to 4 p.m. both days. $6 for adults, $3 kids ages six to 12. 3. It's opening day at Gilbert Stuart Birthplace & Museum this Saturday. Stop by from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 4. Tomorrow is the "famous" North Kingstown Rotary Club May breakfast. Your $7 will help support…
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Five things to know for May 3.
1. It's Ladies' Night Out tonight. LINKS is hosting a fundraiser at Quonset 'O' Club from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday night. Enjoy a fun-filled evening with socializing and shopping. Sponsored by Kohls and General Dynamics Electric Boat, this event features 30 vendors, appetizers, door prizes and a cash bar for our enjoyment. Tickets are $15 at the LINKS office or at the Chamber of Commerce. Contact Martha Pughe at 401-268-6594 for more information. 2. North Kingstown High School will hold its annual variety show this Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the auditorium. Admission is $10 with proceeds benefiting the senior class. 3. Venture into the past with Smith's Castle's Bridge to the Past event this weekend. Reenactors will set up a 17th-…
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Smith's Castle holds its annual holiday celebration.
From Father Christmas to Kris Kringle to Saint Nicholas to just plain Santa, Smith's Castle treated its visitors to a little holiday history on our favorite rotund man in red, along with a side of ginger apple cider. The historic site's annual celebration featured baked goods from the museum's docents, plenty of gifts for purchase and costumed colonials – including Father Christmas and George Washington. The celebration continues today at the museum's grounds from noon to 4 p.m.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Smith's Castle welcomed autumn in true colonial style.
Though the leaves are just beginning to change color throughout town, Smith's Castle ushered in the new season with its annual Harvest Festival with activities, delicious treats and – of course – colonial garb. The festival, which has been held at the grounds of the historic site for decades, honors the 18th-century corn husking festivals that were popular during the days of the Updike family. Volunteers and docents donned colonial clothing while performing and demonstrating day-to-day activities from colonial times. Event goers were treated to demonstrations on how to make coffee and candles and feasted on apple crisp. The castle was even part of the day's Big Draw, happening all across town from Shady Lea Mill to Wickford Village. Sarah …
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Here are five things to know for Thursday, Oct. 13.
1. North Kingstown boat mooring fees could be on the rise. The Harbor Management Commission has planned a preliminary discussion on increasing town mooring permits during its meeting tonight at 7:30 at at the Beechwood House, 44 Beach St. Click on the attached agenda for a full look at tonight's meeting. 2. Get some fresh, local produce and browse through the offerings of other local vendors at the farmer's market at Smith's Castle, 55 Richard Smith Drive. The market begins today at 1 p.m. While you're there, why not take a look around the grounds? Built in 1678, Smith's Castle is one of the oldest houses in the state and on the site of Roger Williams' original trading post. Along with being named a National Historic Landmark, Smith's …