Get Out: August 31-September 2

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.) Community Blood Drives

Where/When: Dunkin Donuts (24 Shoppers' Park); Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and (475 Tiogue Ave.); Saturday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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

Pricing: Blood donation

2.) 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, visitwww.nathanaelgreenehomestead.org.

Pricing: $5/adult, $3/child

3.) Kids Workshop at the Home Depot

Where/When: ; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Why Go: Children ages 5 to 12 can participate in this program where children will be able to make some useful projects like tool boxes, pencil boxes, coaster sets, etc.

Pricing: Free

4.) Pink Heals Food Drive

Where/When:  (Shoppers' Park) ; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Why Go:  members will be collecting food for the on Saturday at Dave's Market in Coventry. There will be a list of much-needed items at the store entrance for those wishing to contribute.

Pricing: Food donation

5.) 2012 Ride to Remember

Where/When: Rock Junction (731 Centre of New England Blvd.); Sunday, Registration 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Kickstands up at 1 p.m.

Why Go: The Station Fire Memorial Foundation will hold its annual Ride to Remember, featuring national recording artists, Lansdowne. Great food and bands all day and night!

Pricing: $25/rider, $15/passenger, $15/non-rider and $5/child (under 12)

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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