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8 Things Worth Doing in RI This Weekend

Looking for something to do in Rhode Island this weekend? Patch has you covered.

1. Ignite! - A Night of Presentations — Sponsored by the Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, enjoy several speakers in this inspirational community forum in which each presenter has five minutes to share an idea or subject they're passionate about. Topics include: embracing your inner geek, relationship between community wealth, local business and hunger; bridging the gap between health care and self-care; hiring people you trust; and more. $20, 327 Main St., Wakefield. 7 p.m. Click here for more info.

2. Bowled Over for SRIV — Southern RI Volunteers will be bowling for fun and to raise money for SRIV programs. SRIV assists seniors and disabled or home-bound people in Washington County by delivering Meals on Wheels, Jonnycake Center's Food Pantry deliveries and shopping assistance. Come bowl, enjoy refreshments, enter a raffle. $20 for unlimited bowling. Old Mountain Lanes, Wakefield. 12 p.m. Click here for more info.

3. Mount Hope Farmers Market — Stop by the Mount Hope Farmers Market for local food and more. Located at historic Mount Hope Farm in Bristol, the market runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Click here for more info.

4. Tom Wilson at the Comedy Connection — Tom Wilson is one of the top standup comedians in the country and he'll be at the Comedy Connection Saturday night at 8 p.m. He's appeared on The Tonight Show, Letterman, Regis, the Today Show and more. He's currently the star of a new one-hour comedy special for Image Entertainment, called "Bigger than You." $20, Comedy Connection in East Providence. 8 p.m. Click here for more info.

5. Eldredge Elementary Presents: Peter Pan Jr! — Enjoy local talent on stage at the East Greenwich High School Auditorium on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. Click here for more info.

6. NK Animal Shelter 5K — Head over to Ryan Park for the first Friends of North Kingstown Animal Shelter 5K. Registration on race day (Saturday) is $10. Proceeds benefit the friends. The event was organized by a North Kingstown High School student volunteer. Click here for more info.

7. Quonset Point 10 Miler and 5K — This year, Wickford Sailing Association (WSA) in collaboration with the Association of Migraine Disorders will be hosting its’ annual road race, the Quonset Point 10 miler and 5K, to benefit the sailing association. The non-profit WSA provides low cost, high quality sailing instruction 
to youth and adults from all surrounding communities during the summer 
months and provides the opportunity for the local community to experience sailing in Wickford. Sunday. 10 a.m. 181 Cripe St., North Kingstown. Click here for more info.

8. A Musical Performance by the Newport String Project — Enjoy champagne and dessert in front of a roaring fire in Mabel's Studio at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, to the sound of live chamber music performed by Project Co-Directors EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks and Ealain McMullin, and guest musician Paul Cienniwa. Proceeds from this event help support the missions of the Norman Bird Sanctuary and the Newport String Project. Seating is limited. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. 583 Third Beach, Middletown. Click here for more info.

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Kathy Whitmarsh March 30, 2014 at 11:37 AM
John sounds like a wonderful time at the Vineyard. I would highly recommend stopping by Hyundai of Newport and going to the concert in a new Hyundai! End of the month, ridiculous prices! Open til 4 every Sunday!
John Flanders March 30, 2014 at 11:46 AM
My wife and I love our Hyundai's!!!!
Meg Jones March 30, 2014 at 12:27 PM
Best OF RI WINNER FOR BEST RAINY DAY KIDS ACTIVITY Art by You at Weirdgirl Creations Pottery Studio 33 Kent Street, corner of Sowams and Kent Barrington RI All ages welcome from newborns and hand prints to grandparents, everyone LOVES to paint pottery! Open 7 days a week call 401 247-1397 or visit www.weirdgirlcreations.com
Mark Schieldrop March 31, 2014 at 06:01 AM
@Angel - this article was posted on Friday and ran all weekend. I wouldn't post this after the event happened. I'll try to run it on Thursdays going forward.
Lanya DiNitto Marchetti May 23, 2014 at 08:39 PM
Very nice

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