Events

 


GALA EVENTS


July 11-12
“THE SUMMER GALA”
Sat. 6 p.m., $500+ IYRS School of Technology & Trades, 449 Thames St., Newport, RI 401-848-5777 x 209; iyrs.edu/gala. Cocktails, dinner and performance by Lyle Lovett & His Band. Festive attire. Support IYRS by attendance or by absent bidding. Visit website for auction preview. Raffle: Rare Abeking & Rasmussen built Beetle Cat® being restored; winner takes delivery June 2015. Built in Germany (1952) for Concordia Company and owner Waldo Howland.

 

July 11
THE NANTUCKET DREAMLAND FOUNDATION-SECOND ANNUAL GALA
Dreamland Theater, 17 South Water St., Nantucket, MA. 508-332-4822; nantucketdreamland.org. Special guest TBA.

 

July 11
CLAMBAKE XXIX
6 p.m. $150/$275 couple. Advance reservations only. Demarest Lloyd State Park, Dartmouth, MA. lloydcenter.org. Proceeds help to underwrite the costs of the Lloyd Center’s environmental research and educational programs.

 

July 12
TANGLEWOOD GALA
5 p.m. Gold benefactor, $2,500; silver benefactor, $1,000; bronze benefactor, $500. 617-638-9391; 297 West St., Lenox, MA. 888-266-1200; bso.org; tanglewood.org/lodgingfinder. Pre-concert cocktail reception and gala dinner. Gold and silver benefactor post-concert reception with guest artist. Early ticket and hotel reservations recommended.

 

July 18
5TH ANNUAL newportFILM SUMMER BENEFIT
6-8 p.m., *$150. International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI newportFILM.com. *Cocktails and savories reception. A public outdoor film screening on the grass courts at sundown follows.

 

July 24-27
THE NEWPORT ANTIQUES SHOW
Gala Preview Party: Thurs. $150. 6-9 p.m. $250/ticket, 5 p.m. admission. Show: Fri. - Sun. St. George’s School, 372 Purgatory Road, Middletown, RI Call by July 18 to avoid surcharge: 401-846-0813; newportantiqueshow.com. Benefits the Newport Historical Society and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS/NON-PROFITS


Through July 13
WAREHAM 2014 ~ CELEBRATE WITH US!
wareham2014.com. Celebrating the 275th anniversary of the incorporation of the town of Wareham, MA.

 

July 17
ANGELA MOORE FASHION SHOW & CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH
9:30-11:30 a.m., Doors open at 9 a.m. $95; advance reservations required. Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., Newport. 401-847-1000 x140; newportmansions.org/events/angela-moore. Nationally acclaimed designer partners with the Preservation Society. Celebrating Newport’s 375th anniversary with the theme “Newport Forever.” Proceeds benefit the Preservation Society. Ticket includes show, brunch, $25 Angela Moore gift certificate, and ticket to The Elms & Servants Life Tour.

 

Through July 27
THE 38TH VOYAGE OF THE CHARLES W. MORGAN
Ports of call include Newport, Vineyard Haven, New Bedford, Boston, MA., Maritime Academy along Cape Cod Canal with dockside exhibitions scheduled and overnight mooring in Provincetown Harbor. Special Independence Day and Centennial Celebrations coincide with the visiting ship. Homecoming celebration at Mystic Seaport-August 9.  860-572-0711 mysticseaport.org.

 

July 31-August 3
100TH FEAST OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Free admission. 50 Madeira Ave., New Bedford, MA. Venues include Feast Grounds, Madeira Museum Café and the Immaculate Conception Church. portuguesefeast.com. Four days of live musical entertainment. Road race/5K, parade, great food, Madeira wine shipped from the Island of Madeira, and more. Visit website full schedule.

 

SAVE THE DATE


August 2-3
CAPE COD CENTRAL RAILROAD CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION TRAINS
11 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. $20 adults; $15 ages 2-12. 70 Main St. Buzzards Bay, MA. capecodcanalcentennial.com

 

ART/EXHIBITIONS


July 12
ARTS IN THE PARK
Bicentennial Park at the corner of Main and Spring Street, Marion, MA. 508-748-1266 marionarts.org. Live music, food, donated exhibitors’ raffle. Benefits the Marion Art Center.

 

July 12-13
52ND ANNUAL WICKFORD ART FESTIVAL
wickfordart.org

 

Through July 24
CRYING SOLDIER - JANET PALMER
Winner of the People’s Choice Award Cherry & Webb Gallery Members’ Exhibition. 139 South Main St., Fall River, MA. Greaterfallriverartassoc.org

 

MUSEUMS


Ongoing
THE MARINE MUSEUM
Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Adults $6, Ages 6-12 & 62+ $5. Groups by prior arrangement $4 per person. 70 Water St. Fall River, MA. 508-674-3533 marinemuseumfr.org.

 

Through August 31
SMITH COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART PRESENTS: “THE EYE IS A DOOR”
Smith College Museum of Art, 122 Green St. Northampton, MA. 413-585-3222; artmuseum@smith.edu.

 

ANTIQUES/GARDEN/HOME


Ongoing
GARDEN IN THE WOODS
Adult $12, seniors $9 & youth $6. Tues. - Sun. and holiday Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursdays 8 a.m.-8 p.m. through July 4. 180 Hemenway Rd., Framingham, MA. newfs.org. Active service members and spouses free. Veterans receive 50 percent discount with proof.

 

Early July-call for details
CAPE COD LAVENDER FARM-HARVEST
Corner of Weston Woods Road, Harwich, MA. 508-432-8397; capecodlavenderfarm.com

 

July 8-13
BRIMFIELD ANTIQUE AND FLEA MARKET SHOWS
Along Rte. 20, Brimfield, MA. brimfieldantiquefleamarket.com 

 

July 13
ANNUAL SECRET GARDEN TOUR
Provincetown Art Association and Museum. 460 Commercial St. Provincetown, MA.  508-487-1750; paam.org. Self-guided garden tour includes artist studios and museum exhibition. Proceeds benefit PAAM exhibitions and educational programs.

 

July 30-August 4
ANTIQUES & DESIGN SHOW OF NANTUCKET
Designer luncheon, July 30. Opening night preview, July 31, Designer panel, Aug. 1. Antiques & designer show, Aug. 1-4. Bartlett’s Farm, 33 Bartlett Farm Road, Nantucket, MA. 508-228-1894; nha.org.

 

July 19
PENZANCE POINT TO GUNNING POINT: A TOUR OF HOMES ALONG THE BAY
10 a.m.-4 p.m. $75. 508-495-1878; highfieldhall.org. Benefits Highfield Hall & Gardens. Refreshments available to purchase at parking hub. Tour-goers bused to both tour locations. Some walking required.

 

Through August 26
HARLOW OLD FORT HOUSE
Tuesday Free Days for individuals, families or groups of 10 or less. 119 Sandwich St., Plymouth, MA; 508-746-0012
plymouthantiquariansociety.org. Original home of William Harlow, local cooper, farmer, constable and sergeant of the Plymouth militia. Gift shop.

 

July 31-August 2
BAYBERRY QUILTERS OF CAPE COD 33RD ANNUAL QUILT SHOW
Thurs. and Fri. 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sat. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., $7 or $11 multi-day pass. Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, Harwich, MA. bayberryquiltersofcapecod.com. Over 300 quilts. Antique and vintage quilt exhibit, demonstrations, lectures, appraisals, raffle and more.

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE


July 4
INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE AND FIREWORKS
10 a.m.-9 p.m. Kancamagus Recreation Area, Rt. 112, Lincoln/Woodstock, NH 603-745-6621; nh.com. Games, BBQ, parade, concert and fireworks.

 

July 4
AN AMERICAN CELEBRATION!
10 a.m.-5 p.m. adults $17, under age 17 free. Active military families free. Strawberry Banke Museum, 14 Hancock St., Portsmouth, NH Strawberrybanke.org. An old- fashioned-celebration. Bike and wagon parade, games, crafts, garden tours, live music, history, food and more.

 

July 12
LITTLETON TASTE, TUNES, & BREWFEST
4-8 p.m. Littleton, NH littletonareachambernh.com. Enjoy brews and views of the picturesque Ammonoosuc River on Mill Street.

 

July 17-20
HILLSBOROUGH BALLOON FESTIVAL & FAIR
Grimes Field, Hillsborough, NH 603-464-5858; balloonfestival.org. Fireworks, parade and more.

 

August 22-24
23RD ANNUAL NORTH COUNTRY MOOSE FESTIVAL
603-237-8939; chamberofthenorthcountry.com. Live music, moose calling contest, moose stew cook-off, maple syrup tasting, photography show, dog show, auto show, fiber-craft demonstrations, antique tractor show and more.

 

VERMONT


July 11-13
ANNUAL STOWEFLAKE HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL
Stowe, VT. 802-253-7355x5538; stoweflake.com

 

July 25-August 2
DEERFIELD VALLEY BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL
Mount Snow Valley, VT. vermontblueberry.com. All things blue!

 

Third week in September
BRITISH INVASION
Motorcars from the U.S. and Canada, British food and music. Costume award. Stowe, VT. britishinvasion.com

THEATER


Through July 31
PLYMOUTH’S PROFESSIONAL THEATER PRESENTS:
The Cottage by Sandy Rustin, Thursdays and Saturdays, 8 p.m., July 5-26; Moonlight and Magnolias by Ron Hutchinson, Fridays and Sundays, 8 p.m., July 6-27. Tickets: $25. North St., Plymouth, MA. americanatheater.org/tickets

 

July 11-13 & 18-20
HARVEY
Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. Adult $15; students (K-12), $12. Jenks Auditorium, 350 Division St., Pawtucket, RI 401-726-6860 thecommunityplayers.org.

 

July 11-August 31
AND THEN THERE WERE NONE - AGATHA CHRISTIE
2nd Story Theatre, 28 Market St., Warren, RI 401-247-4200 2ndstorytheatre.com.

 

July 19-20
MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
2 p.m. No charge. Fall River Historical Society, 451 Rock St., Fall River, MA. 508-679-1071. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Striving Artists Theatre Company presents this Shakespeare comedy in the garden.

 

CONCERTS


July 2, 9,16 & 23
SUMMER NIGHTS WITH PHIL
Lawn opens 6 p.m. Concert 6:30-7:30 p.m. Laura’s Center for the Arts, 97 Mill St., Hanover, MA. 508-746-8008 plymouthphil.org

 

July 13
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TANGLEWOOD
2:30 p.m. $22. - $121. Boston Pops Orchestra with Jason Alexander, vocalist. Tanglewood Koussevitzky Music Shed 297 West St., Lenox, MA. 888-266-1200; bso.org 

 

July 17
JUDY COLLINS
7:30 p.m. $60-$100. Payomet Performing Arts Center, 29 Old Dewline Road, North Truro, MA. 508-487-5400; payomet.org 

 

DANCE/MUSIC


July 5
SANDWICH ARTISANS ARTS & CRAFTS SALE
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sandwich Public Library lawn, 142 Main St.Sandwich, MA. sandwich-artisans@comcast.net; sandwich-artisans.com. Future show dates: Aug. 9, Sept. 6 and Oct. 11. 

 

July 12-13
GREEN RIVER FESTIVAL ’14
Greenfield Community College One College Drive, Greenfield, MA. greenriverfestival.com. Great music, hot air balloons, food, crafts and more. 

 

July 17-20 & 22-26
ISLAND MOVING CO.’S FIFTH ANNUAL GREAT FRIENDS DANCE FESTIVAL
7:30 p.m. $25/$20 seniors and students. Great Friends Meeting House 30 Marlborough St. Newport, RI 401-847-4470 islandmovingco.org 

 

Through August 24
JACOB’S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL 2014
Doris Duke Theatre and the Ted Shawn Theatre, George Carter Road, Becket, MA. 413-243-0745 jacobspillow.org. Performances from Australia, Brazil, China, Italy, and across the U.S. 

 

LECTURES/DISCUSSIONS/AUTHOR EVENTS


July 17 & 22
MICHAEL TOUGIS~MAKING THE STORIES COME ALIVE
July 17, 10:30 a.m. at Norton MA. Library, Storm Too Soon; July 22, 7 p.m. at Westboro MA. Library, Rescue of the Bounty. michaeltougias.com 

 

FILM/PHOTOGRAPHY


Through August 31
THE EYE IS A DOOR: LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANNE WHISTON SPIRN
Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. noon-4 p.m. Adults $5, seniors $4, students $3, youth $2. Smith College Museum of Art, Elm St. at Bedford Terrace, Northampton, MA. 413-585-2760; smith.edu/artmuseum 

 

FAMILY/KIDS


July 4
BRISTOL’S FOURTH OF JULY PARADE
Step-off 10:30 a.m., corner of Chestnut and Hope streets (Rte. 114), Bristol, RI Ends on High Street, between State and Bradford. Visit July4thbristolri.com for rules and regulations, parking and general information. America’s Oldest Independence Day Parade. 

 

July 4-6
CARS OF SUMMER SUPER SHOW
Cars show, canoe safety lessons, paddleboat rides and more. Green Hill Park, Worcester, MA. 508-832-7007; carsofsummer.com 

 

July 5-6
UNO DE 50 - SUMMER SHOW
Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 12-5 p.m. 3980 Main Road, Rt. 77, Tiverton, RI 401-624-8682; shop@courtyardsltd.com. Fun, surprises, a raffle and more. 

 

July 7-18
YOUTH POWERBOAT SUMMER CAMP
Ages 10 and up. Brewer Greenwich Bay Marina’s South Yard, East Greenwich, RI confidentcaptain.com. Seamanship, safety and fun. 

 

July 25 & August 22
ZOO NIGHTS
5:30-8:30 p.m. Adult $8/child $4. Buttonwood Park Zoo, 425 Hawthorn St., New Bedford, MA. 508-991-6178; bpzoo.org. Enjoy a cool summer evening at the zoo. Keeper chats and children’s activities. 

 

July 26-27
PADANARAM VILLAGE CELEBRATION - “DAYS OF YORE
Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m. -6 p.m. A Dartmouth’s 350th Celebration Event. dartmouth350.com. 

 

WOOF!


September 11
CANINE COUTURE SHOW
Doors open at 5 p.m. $10/$5 age 12 and under. Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI 401-846-4152x122; liz@newportrestoration.org. Dogs and human companions in fall fashions. Learn about various breeds, dog-training demo, shopping spree raffle. Sponsored by Wag Nation, a Newport boutique for pets. Parking is limited. Rain date: September 12. 

 

SKILL BUILDER


Ongoing
SNOW FARM~THE NEW ENGLAND CRAFT PROGRAM
Adult ceramics, digital arts, glass beads, glassblowing, kiln glass/stained glass, metalsmithing/jewelry, mixed arts, painting/drawing, Textile arts, welding, and woodworking. Small classes, taught by master craftspeople, approved Mass Dept. of Education PDP, overnight accommodations. 413-268-3101; snowfarm.org.  Summer program for high school students: Session 1 runs June 29-July 12, Session 2 runs July 13-July 26. Full Summer Session runs June 29-July 26. 

 

THE GREAT OUTDOORS


July 4
44TH ANNUAL 5-MILE ROAD RACE
9 a.m. Registration: July 3, 5-7:30 p.m., Shipyard Park, $20; Day of race, 7:30-8:30 a.m. $25. Celebrate Independence Day by running through scenic seaside Mattapoisett, MA. 508-748-0383; mattapoisettroadrace.com. Proceeds awarded to graduating senior athletes from ORRHS. 

 

July 12
THE UNITED CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF LITTLE COMPTON’S 54TH ANNUAL SUMMER FAIR AND THE 34TH ANNUAL ROAD RACE
On the Commons, Little Compton, RI Visit: ucclcri.org/fairroad-race.html. Rain or shine. 

 

July 25-28
TOUR THE U.S. COAST GUARD’S EAGLE SAILING SHIP
Massachusetts Maritime Academy, MA. capecodcanalcentennial.com 

 

July 26
PARADE OF LIGHT THROUGH THE CANAL
9 p.m. All pleasure and commercial boats welcome. Register at cape codcanalcentennial.com. Sponsored by the Kingman Yacht Center. 

 

July 29
TUG BOAT PARADE
4-6 p.m. View from the banks of the canal. Bourne, MA. capecodcanalcentennial.com 

 

July 29
CENTENNIAL FIREWORKS DISPLAY
Over the railroad bridge in Bourne, MA. capecodcanalcentennial.com 

 

Through August 31
NEW BEDFORD WHALING NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK WALKING TOURS
Free, guided daily tours 10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Visitors Center, 33 William St., New Bedford, MA. 508-996-4095; bps.gov/nebe. Orientation movie hourly from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Visitors Center open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. offers information and exhibitions. 

 

Through October 19
OUTDOOR FARMERS MARKET
Sunday 1-4 p.m. Fairhaven High School, 12 Huttleston Ave., Fairhaven, MA. fairhavenevents.blogspot.com. Coordinated by the Fairhaven Sustainability Committee. 

 

CONNECTICUT


Through August
“JIGGLE A JELLY” TOUCH-A-JELLYFISH
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Museum admission. Daily, through August. The Maritime Aquarium, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT. 203-852-0700; maritimeaquarium.org 

 

July 6
U.S. COAST GUARD BAND~”CELEBRATING INDEPENDENCE”
2 p.m., Free. Leamy Concert Hall, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, 15 Mohegan Ave., New London, CT. 800-701-6826; uscg.mil/band 

 

July 12
U.S. COAST GUARD DIXIELAND JAZZ BAND
3 p.m. Free. New London Waterfront Park, 1 Water St., New London, CT. 800-701-6826; uscg.mil/band 

 

July 26-27
ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC BOAT RENDEZVOUS
Sun. 12:30 p.m., Three-Mile Boat Parade down the Mystic River. Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, CT.  860-572-0711; mysticseaport.org Please call ahead to confirm event time and schedule. 



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