Off The Block

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 11:45am
Shanty Night
Pack up the family and a picnic dinner, bring your instruments and singing voices, and join us for an open sing around the campfire. Everyone is encouraged to share their favorite song and take a turn leading the singing. Members are free and non-members are $5. June 17, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Coggeshall Farm Museum, Poppasquash Rd, Bristol, RI. For more information call (401) 253-9062 or visit

Great Chowder Cook-Off
The world's original and longest running chowder competition determines bragging rights to the world's "chowda" champion title among dozens of restaurants, divided into Clam, Seafood, and Creative chowder categories. June 18, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fort Adams State Park, off Harrison Ave., Newport, RI. For more information visit
Smith's Castle's Strawberry Festival
Savor Smith's Castle's famous strawberry shortcake, a favorite fruit of the early colonists and native people alike. Enjoy live music, entertainment and colonial games & toys for children, vendors and a downstairs tour of the Castle. An enjoyable day for all ages. June 18, (Rain date June 19) Smith's Castle, 55 Richard Smith Dr., North Kingstown, RI. For more information call 401-294-3521 or visit
History and Herb Hike
Join Historic New England and a professional herbalist for a walk through Casey Farm and its beautiful, wooded trails. Discover the history of this landscape from the seventeenth century to today. Learn about the farm's wide variety of herbs and their benefits. Hike meets at the cow barn. Includes admission for a tour of the historic farmhouse. Historic New England members, free; non-members, $15 (North Kingstown residents, $10); registration recommended. June 18, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Casey Farm, 2325 Boston Neck Rd., Saunderstown, RI. For more information call (401) 295-1030 or visit