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Here's What's Happening This Weekend

Start planning your weekend with some help from Patch.

Looking for a few things to do this weekend, Aug. 16-18, in and around East Providence? 

The “Great Taste of Summer Restaurant Week” sponsored by the East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce kicks off Friday evening with a party that also celebrates the chamber’s 116th birthday. The kickoff party is being hosted by the Oyster House Marina at 28 Water Street. The party is open to the public and will include dinner, a celebrity guest -- Chef Frank Terranova, music, dancing and trivia game entertainment by WRIK Entertainment. Contact the Chamber at 401.438.1212 or office@eastprovchamber.com for more information. 

You can start your weekend shopping at the farmers market at the Barrington Congregational Church on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 9 am to noon. There are always new vendors on hand with seasonal produce, breads, pastries 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 Bristol Boat & Artisan Show will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Aug.17 and 18, from 10 am to 5 pm at Independence Park on Thames Street at the end of the East Bay Bike Path overlooking Bristol Harbor. The Boat Show features new and used boats, arts and crafts and food for sale.
Fun for the whole family.  And it’s free admission.

Help to raise food for local RI shelters at a Concert of Hope on Sunday at 2 pm at East Providence Knights of Columbus, 3200 Pawtucket Ave., Riverside. Admission is two unexpired food items or a small cash donation. Live music will be provided by None Perfect and 3CB. DJ Ron Oliver will on hand to spin some great tunes. There will be food and fun for all. 

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