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East Farm Spring Festival
A day when visitors can find answers to anything from gardening to energy problems. ‘Green’ exhibitors, workshops, entertainment, food, low cost compost bins, rain barrels, and plants grown by URI’s master gardeners. Children’s activities are a major attraction. Free. May 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at URI East Farm, Route 108, Kingston, R.I. For more information call (401) 874-2900 or visit www.uri.edu.
The Kingston Improvement Association sponsors its annual Kingston Village Spring Fair featuring live music and events along Kingstown Road between the historic Fayerweather House and the Old Washington County Jail. Enjoy a fun family-friendly day featuring live music, food, plant sale, book sale, pottery sale, bake sale, events for kids, historical tours. May 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kingston Improvement Association, Old Washington County Jail, 2636 Kingstown Road, Kingston, South Kingstown, RI. For more information call 401-783-1328 or visit kingstonimprovementassociation.org.
Annual Rhode Island Wool and Fiber Festival
Coggeshall Farm Museum is a living history farm set on 48 acres in Bristol, RI. The museum depicts Bristol’s agrarian life in the year 1799 through live interpretation, historic structures, and heirloom plants and animals. At this festival see craftspeople demonstrate traditional and contemporary fiber arts; purchase our own textile supplies, equipment, and gifts to take home; watch the hand shearing of sheep and help with eighteenth century textiles and farm work. May 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Coggeshall Farm Museum, Bristol, RI. For more information call 401-253-9062 or visit www.coggeshallfarm.org
Classic Car Cruise Nights
Every Thursday starting May 19, from 5:30 p.m. to dusk with 102.3 FM, The Wolf. All specialty cars welcome! May 19 to May 26. Atlantic Beach Park east lot, 321 Atlantic Ave., Misquamicut, R.I. For more information Call (401) 322-1026 or visit www.misquamicut.org.
Friday Morning Bird Walks in May
Experience spring migration with Audubon at Fisherville Brook. Explore the wildlife refuge each week with an expert guide in search of new neo-tropical migrants. Observe birds like northern waterthrush, prairie warblers, bluebirds, scarlet tanagers and more. Bring your binoculars and meet in the parking lot at 8:15 a.m. Free. Ages 12 and up. April 29, to May 27, at the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge, 99 Pardon Joslin Road, Exeter, R.I. For more information call (401) 949-5454 or visit www.asri.org.