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  • The 34th Annual Garden Market Fair - a Festival of Plants takes place on Sunday, May 22nd from 9 am to 3 pm in Wilcox Park.  Vendors from Rhode Island and Connecticut will be selling annuals,...
  • Buy Your Tickets Now to Downtown Motown Volume II! Join us for an evening of Dining and Dancing in Wilcox Park. All Proceeds Benefit Westerly Library and Wilcox Park! Purchase Tickets Tickets $75....
  • Westerly High School Student Art Exhibition Exhibit runs: Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 - Saturday, May 28th, 2016 Artist Reception Wednesday, May 25th 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Public Welcome Hoxie Gallery of...
  • Kids Reading Across Rhode Island, Rhode Island's One Book, One State community read program for kids, is kicking off its 7th year! This program, offered in partnership with the Rhode Island Center...

What's Happening

May 07
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1:00pm - 3:00pm
Piano Recital Westerly Library Auditorium Saturday, May 7th 1:00 - 3:00 pm Public welcome, Please Join Us!
May 09
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10:00am - 1:00pm
Community Outreach Day with the Staff of U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Learn about how Senator Whiehouse's office can assist you with federal agencies.  Staff members will be on hand to assist with your questions,  and to hear your ideas on issues that are important to you.  To...
May 10
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1:00pm - 2:00pm
In language of great simplicity and power, Hemingway tells the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck--he hasn't caught a fish in 84 days--who goes out in his small skiff one more time. This time he hooks a huge marlin. During his relentless ordeal, a long and agonizing battle with the...
May 10
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
All ages and experience levels are welcome. All you need is a desire to learn more about the game of chess. Chess sets and roll up boards will be provided.
May 10
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6:00pm - 6:45pm
Meditation group--all ages and experience levels are welcome! Join us in the Terrace Room of the Westerly Library on Tuesday Evening, May 10th from 6:00 - 6:45 pm.
May 11
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5:30pm - 7:30pm
WRAP - Westerly Regional Arts Partnership hosts  "Artists in Conversation" Networking event Speakers include: Simon Holt, Anthony Tomaselli, Leslie Tryon and Derron Wood Wednesday, May 11th at 6pm Third Floor Terrace Room...
May 07
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10:00am - 2:00pm
  Drop on into the Children's room each Saturday in May for a special Margaret Wise Brown themed craft! This Saturday, May 7th, we will be making pom pom bunnys to go with one of her beloved children's classics, The Runaway Bunny! Craftime is Drop-In from 10am-2pm, No Registration need. All Ages...
May 07
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1:00pm - 3:00pm
Piano Recital Westerly Library Auditorium Saturday, May 7th 1:00 - 3:00 pm Public welcome, Please Join Us!
May 09
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10:00am - 7:00pm
Join us as we begin welcoming our little chicks into the world! We will hopefully be celebrating the hatching of our eggs from Casey Farm's Project CHICK program. Stop by the Children's room throughout the day to catch a glimpse of our little guys as they come out from their shells!  
May 10
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
All ages and experience levels are welcome. All you need is a desire to learn more about the game of chess. Chess sets and roll up boards will be provided.
May 11
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10:00am - 10:45am
Come join Miss Helen with some rhythm and rhyme and a book loving time!
May 11
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11:00am - 12:00pm
Our homeschoolers book club is for ages 7 and up. Call or come in to pre-register. Registration is open until 1/8.
May 07
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1:00pm - 3:00pm
Piano Recital Westerly Library Auditorium Saturday, May 7th 1:00 - 3:00 pm Public welcome, Please Join Us!
May 10
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3:30pm - 5:00pm
We're going on a Horcrux Hunt.....will you find all 7?
May 10
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
All ages and experience levels are welcome. All you need is a desire to learn more about the game of chess. Chess sets and roll up boards will be provided.
May 10
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6:00pm - 6:45pm
Meditation group--all ages and experience levels are welcome! Join us in the Terrace Room of the Westerly Library on Tuesday Evening, May 10th from 6:00 - 6:45 pm.
May 11
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5:30pm - 7:30pm
WRAP - Westerly Regional Arts Partnership hosts  "Artists in Conversation" Networking event Speakers include: Simon Holt, Anthony Tomaselli, Leslie Tryon and Derron Wood Wednesday, May 11th at 6pm Third Floor Terrace Room...
May 12
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6:00pm - 7:45pm
Healthy for Life Workshop   Our Health - Our Environment - Our Food  Join us for a special evening presentation of the short film/ documentary:  Food for Thought - Food for Life  and discussion to follow with:  Dr. Chris Z. Lachowski, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist Thursday, May...
Saturday, May 14
10:00am - 11:30am
WILCOX PARK TOURS Saturday, May 14th - Take a tour of Wilcox Park with URI Master Gardeners to see the collection of Rhode Island Champion trees. Wilcox Park has more big trees than any other place in Rhode Island!  The tour begins at the Fountain at 10 am and... Read More
Sunday, May 22
9:00am - 3:00pm
The 34th Annual Garden Market Fair - a Festival of Plants takes place on Sunday, May 22nd from 9 am to 3 pm in Wilcox Park.  Vendors from Rhode Island and Connecticut will be selling annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, vegetables, herbs, and garden accessories. There will be a large selection of... Read More
Sunday, May 22
11:00am - 12:00pm
The Westerly Band performs a Free Concert during the Annual Garden Market Fair on Sunday, May 22nd at 11 am in the Bandstand at Wilcox Park.  Established in 1852, The Westerly Band is the Oldest Continuously active Civic Band in the U.S. Wilcox Park and the Westerly Band have a long history of... Read More
Monday, May 23
11:30am - 12:30pm
Margaret Wise Brown, author of The Runaway Bunny and Goodnight Moon, would have celebrated her 106th birthday this year! We are celebrating the beloved author with a picnic and music in the park for children of all ages.  Bring your lunch and meet us at the Bunny statue in the... Read More
The Hoxie Gallery, named after William D. and Lavinia B. Hoxie, is a public art gallery that generally displays the work of local area artists. In keeping with the overall mission of the Memorial and... Read More
On Display:
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 to Saturday, May 28, 2016