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Friday, September 16, 2011

Things To Do in Charlestown - September 15 through 21 - Update

This week we suggest meeting a Senator, helping beautify your beaches and touring your Wildlife Refuge.

Read on for those and more.

  • A Reception for Senator Sheldon Whitehouse will be held at the Charlestown Gallery from 6 to 8 pm on Friday. We wrote about it here.
  • The Audubon Society of Rhode Island is organizing beach cleanup around the state on Saturday from 9 am until noon. To volunteer you can contact our local cleanup leader, Wayne Huot at 401-788-0361 or The Charlestown group will meet at the Charlestown breachway. (I hoped to be there but this is a major water collection Saturday for Watershed Watch.)
  • On Sunday from 11 am until 1 pm you can join Park Ranger Neil Anthes at the Kettle Pond Visitor Center (50 Bend Road) for a basic class in how to navigate using a map and compass as well as navigating using nature. You will study several maps and implement the new knowledge in the field by making your own map.
  • Then at 2 pm you can jump over to the east entrance to the Ninigret Wildlife Refuge (past Frosty Drew in Ninigret Park) to join Master Gardener and USFWS Volunteer Jenifer LoVetere on a wonderful walk focusing on the native Rhode Island plants found on the trails of the Ninigret NWR.
  • At Theatre By the Sea, Alfred Hitchcock's entertaining (and exhausting) 39 Steps runs through September 18. Marylou Butler gives you a review here on South Kingston If you like comedy on stage this is definately one to see. Please support your local theatre if you can; it's a valuable resource for our community.


  • The Misquamicut FallFest takes place this weekend with live entertainment, international food, beer and wine, midway, and fireworks (Friday). It's at Misquamicut State Beach on Atlantic Ave., Westerly and hours are 5 to 11 pm Friday, 10 am to 11 pm Saturday and 10 am to 5 pm Sunday. Proceeds will benefit the WARM Center and Save the Bay, 2 great causes. More information at the website.
  • Friday night is Family Movie Night at the Cross Mills Public Library. Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension will be showing at 6:30 and admission is free.
  • The Audubon Society of Rhode Island will be holding a Wild Mushroom Walk at the Kimball Wildlife Refuge, 180 Sanctuary Road from 2 to 4:30 pm on Saturday. The charge for non-member adults is $10. Registration is required; call (401) 949-5454 ext. 3041.

As usual, links are provided in the this article and we have more information and more events in our Events Calendar