Here are some things to do in and around East Providence this weekend, Sept. 13-15.
The Rare Disease United Foundation holds its second annual "Care for Rare" silent auction at Linden Place Mansion in downtown Bristol on Friday. The Adam Ezra Group, 2013 New England Music Award Winner, will be performing. There will be great food as well. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased in advance by clicking here.
St. James Lutheran Church, on the Riverside/Barrington line at the corner of Middle Highway and County Road (Rt. 103), hosts its 20th annual “Giant Yard Sale” on Saturday. The yard sale runs from 8 am to 2 pm in the parking lot behind the church. You can rent a space for $25. Call (401) 253-9413.
The Go Local Farmers Market continues for a few more weeks on Saturday from 9 am to noon at Barrington Congregational Church on County Road. There are always new vendors on hand with seasonal produce, breads, pastries, meats and other home-grown goods. Among the usual vendors are New Urban Farmers in Pawtucket, Aquidneck Honey in Middletown, Providence Coffee Roasters in Providence, Nettie's Kettle Corn in North Providence, Oakdale Farm in Rehoboth, and Seven Stars Bakery in Providence and East Providence.
The Audubon Society of Rhode Island’s Environmental Education Center in Bristol offers free admission on Saturday, courtesy of a grant from the Citizens Bank Foundation. Families can explore environmental exhibits representing Rhode Island’s diverse habitats, from upland meadow and cornfields to wetlands, salt marshes and the Narragansett Bay shoreline.
The environmental education center is siituated on the 28-acre McIntosh Wildlife Refuge at 1401 Hope St. Visitors can enjoy beautiful nature trails and a variety of education programs from 9 am to 5 pm. The following programs are slated for Saturday:
- Nature Craft: Owl Mask: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
- Bird of prey nature stories: 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
- Owl interview: 11:30 p.m.
- Nature Walk: 1:00 p.m. (weather permitting)
The East Providence Elks Riders hold its 4th annual "Big Jon" Conway Memorial Poker Run Saturday. Registration begins at 10 am at the Merrill Lounge, 535 North Broadway. The ride runs through scenic Rhode Island and eastern Connecticut. It returns to the lounge for a “pig roast.” Tickets are $20 for riders and $10 for non-riders and walkins. All money is donated to local charities. Contact Deanna Stone-Akers at DeannaAkers@gmail.com or 401-752-9608 for more details.
The third annual Fiddle ‘n Folk Fest returns to Haines Memorial State Park on the Riverside/Barrington line on Sunday with musical performers from throughout southern New England. The musical feast runs from noon to 6 pm. There will be food trucks, craft vendors and activities for children as well. Here is the lineup of this year’s musicians:
- Bob Drouin & Rich Horwitz
- KC Moaners
- Janos Perge
- Bluegrass Invitation Band
- French Roast with Michelle, Alan, and Rachel
- Elwood Donnelly
- Andy Grover
- Hollow Turtle
- Bob Elliott
- Emmalee Holmes-Hicks w/ Rachel Panitch
- Bay Spring Folk
- Pat McGee
- Old Fiddlers Club of Rhode Island
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church holds its 20th annual clam-boil and steak-fry on Sunday at the South Seekonk Gun Club, 65 Reed St., Rehoboth, Mass. Gather at 4 pm. Dinner is served at 5 pm. Tickets are $25 for the clam-boil and $20 for the steak-fry with children under 10 free for the clam-boil. Call Mike Boyce at 401-253-2734 for tickets.