Get Out: September 28-30
A comprehensive list of options to kick start your weekend planning.
It's Friday, and you've got no idea what you'll do for the weekend.
Patch is coming to the rescue. We've got the best bets for every age to make your weekend just what you've been waiting for. Check our picks for the activities that are going on in town.
1.) Senior Center September Breakfast
Why Go: Enjoy scrambled eggs, choice of bacon or sausage, pancakes or English muffin, with juice, coffee and tea! All are welcome.
2.) Greene Homestead Tours
Where/When: Gen. Nathanael Greene Homestead (50 Taft St.) ; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.
Why Go: The historic 1770 homestead of Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene is now open for tours. For more information, visit www.nathanaelgreenehomestead.org.
Pricing: $5/adult, $3/child
3.) Community Blood Drive
Where/When: BJ's Wholesale Club (790 Centre of New England Blvd.); Friday, 2-5 p.m.
Why Go: Be a hero and save a life or three by donating blood in the Rhode Island Blood Center Bloodmobile!
Pricing: Blood donation
Where/When: "Old Almacs/Kmart Plaza", Tiogue Ave.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Why Go: Join the Coventry firefighters and police officers for a unique, hands-on experience! Check out fire dog demonstrations, a "Jaws of Life", fire simulator, firefighter obstacle course and more! Hamburgers and Hotdogs will be available courtesy of the local firefighters' union.
5.) Paine House Heritage Day
Where/When: Paine House (7 Station St.); Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Why Go: Check out this historical celebration featuring the 2nd RI Regiment and the Gloucester Light Artillery re-enactors of the American Revolution, Elisha Dyer Camp 7 heavy artillery of the Civil War, musical performances, a Native American Peace Ceremony, craft fair and food court.
Pricing: Free admission
6.) Parks & Recreation Round Robin Tournament
Where/When: Paine Field tennis courts; Saturday, 10 a.m.
Why Go: The Coventry Parks & Recreation Department will hold its First Annual Round Robin Tennis Tournament on Saturday. (Pre-registration is required at the Parks & Rec office, 1277 Main St.) This is an adults only tournament. No high school students allowed. Prizes will be awarded. Rain date is Sept. 30.
Pricing: Pre-registration. $10/resident, $20/non-resident
7.) Coventry Cares for Chris Bike Run
Where/When: Starts at General Country Store (10 Hope Furnace Rd., Scituate); Sunday, 2 p.m.
Why Go: Sign up today to participate in the Coventry Cares for Chris Fundraiser and Bike Run to benefit Coventry resident, 11-year-old Christopher Carlino who is battling Stage 4 Lymphoma for the second time. The run will kick off from the General Country Store parking lot (10 Hope Furnace Rd., Scituate) and finish at the West Warwick Elks' Lodge (60 Clyde St., West Warwick). For tickets and more information, contact Susan at 821-7986, Angela at 826-0225 or Karen at 280-6247.
8.) Line Dancing
Where/When: Coventry-West Greenwich Elks Lodge; Sunday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Why Go: Want to try something a little different this weekend? Then try your hand (or feet) at line dancing. All ages and abilities are welcome. For more info call Jerry (397-3700) or Lori (206-3618).
Pricing: $6 per person to benefit Elks and Emblems charities.