Get Out: August 10-12

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.) Greene Homestead Tours

Where/When:  (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

2.) Elks Lodge Luau

Where/When: Coventry-West Greenwich Elks Lodge (42 Nooseneck Hill Rd., West Greenwich); Saturday, 6 p.m.

Why Go: The Coventry-West Greenwich Elks Lodge is hosting a Luau Party on August 11. Social Hour begins at 6 p.m., Dinner Buffet at 7 p.m. Buffet includes baked Hawaiian ham, sweet & sour chicken, roast beef and gravy, potatoes, rice, green beans, glazed carrots, dessert and coffee. Music by "Artbeat". All are invited. Call Barbara at 821-8135 or Jen at 885-3473 for tickets.

Pricing: $15/person

3.) Concert on the Pond

Where/When: Wood Cove, Johnson's Pond; Saturday, 6-9 p.m.

Why Go: The Johnson's Pond Civic Association will host its August "Concert on the Pond" Saturday, featuring Zink Alloy.

Pricing: Free

4.) Community Blood Drive

Where/When:  (23 Shoppers' Park) ; Sunday, 8:00 a.m.

Why Go: Save a life - or three! Donate blood today!

Pricing: Blood donation


Where/When: Sunday, 6 p.m.

Why Go: The Coventry Parks & Recreation Department invites all to attend tis Summer Sunday Night Free Concert Series at Paine Field. This week's performance will feature "Reggie Centracchio Quintet", a Jazz/Swing band. In the event of rain, the concert will be held inside of the Community Center. Blankets and lawn chairs are recommended.

Pricing: Free

6.) 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.

For more local things to do, check out our Events page.



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