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August 2018
1 Haines Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Route 103 on the East Providence/Barrington line, Every Wednesday from 2 PM to 6 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! The market offers bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup, as well as traditional local summer crops. Learn more.
1 & 8 Bass Popper Workshop at Kettle Pond Visitor Center-50 bend Road Charlestown RI. Join RI DEM’s Aquatic Resource Education Program, United Fly Tyers of Rhode Island, and Trout Unlimited to create your own freshwater bass popper fly. All equipment and materials are included. These workshops are FREE and open to the public but registration is required. Program participants will be invited to a free fishing day in Carolina RI to try out their new bass popper fly on August 11, 2018. Register to Scott.Travers@dem.ri.gov. For more information, visit the DEM Aquatic Resource Education page.
2 Thursday Night Walkabout at Hearthside House Museum in Lincoln from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Join in a family-friendly tour of the Hearthside House Museum and Chase Farm! Learn all about the house that love built while touring the property with the staff from Hearthside and a National Park Service ranger. This event is part of the RI Great Outdoors Pursuit.
2 Miss Art Presents Picasso's Kids at the Kettle Pond Visitor Center, 50 Bend Road, Charlestown from 6:30 pm to 7:30pm. Learn to paint with Elizabeth "Miss Art" Nordstrom. FREE classes with all necessary materials provided! Classes welcome children ages 6 and up. Space is limited, so be sure to call (401) 364-9124 to reserve a spot! This event is part of the RI Great Outdoors Pursuit.
3 Goddard Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Warwick, Every Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! The market offers bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup, as well as traditional local summer crops. Learn more.
7 Hike Rx, Browning Woods Trail, South Kingstown at 10:00 AM. Join South Kingstown Land Trust for for an all ages hike through a pine and oak forest and past amazing stone walls. The hike is about 3 miles, though you can shorten your outing to about 1 mile if desired. Kids and leashed dogs welcome! This monthly hike on first Saturdays is part of the Park Rx initiative in which healthcare providers in South County are joining a national movement to "prescribe” taking walks and spending time in nature for better physical and mental health. Please check SKLT’s website in case of foul weather. This event is part of the Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit.
4 Woonsocket Walking Tours - Museum of Work & Culture from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM to 42 South Main Street, Woonsocket. Join the Museum of Work & Culture every Saturday from 10 am to 11 am to explore historic Woonsocket along the banks of the Blackstone River and Main Street. Tour guides will explain how the river influenced the birth of the Industrial Revolution and how the mills impacted the environment. Tours are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students and include complementary admission to the museum. Children under 10 are free with a paid adult admission. Space is limited. Call the Museum at (401) 769-9675 or email mowc@rihs.org to make a reservation. This event is part of the Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit.
4 FREE Family Fun Day at the Audubon Society of RI Education Center, 1401 Hope Street, Bristol. The August theme is Ocean Wonders! Thanks to the Citizens Bank Foundation, the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium is open free to the public the first Saturday of every month. Join Audubon for crafts, nature stories, animal discoveries, hikes and more. No need to register. The nature center is open 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM with activities taking place between 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Facility and trails are stroller friendly. This event is part of the Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit.
4 Sciene Saturday at Kelly House, Lincoln at 10:30 AM to Noon. Come out to Kelly House for FREE outdoor recreation and science exploration every Saturday in July and August. Families are encouraged to stay after Science Saturday to explore the Kelly House Museum, the Blackstone River and Canal, as well as the Blackstone Bikeway. Come and try your luck with frisbee golf (frisbees provided). In case of inclement weather, we will have alternate activities in the barn at Kelly House. This event is part of the Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit.
4 Seagrave Memorial Observatory Open Nights - Skyscrapers, Inc. from 9pm to 11pm. Explore the wonders of the Universe through the telescopes at Seagrave Memorial Observatory, North Scituate! The observatory is open on clear Saturday nights, from 9 pm to 11 pm. Favorable views are expected of the bright outer planets Jupiter and Saturn, and by late July we will have the best views of Mars in 15 years! Parking is limited so carpooling is encouraged. No pets please, and be sure to bring a red-filtered flashlight and bug spray. For more information and any weather and cancellation updates please visit http://www.theskyscrapers.org. This event is part of the Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit.
5 Fishermen’s Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Narragansett, Every Sunday from 9 AM to 1 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! The market offers bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup, as well as traditional local summer crops. Learn more.
6 Kid's Archery at Kettle Pond Visitor Center-50 bend Road Charlestown RI. The US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFW), with support from the RIDEM, will offer a FREE Archery program for children ages 10 and up. USFW will supply equipment (please do not bring your own). All participants must take part in a half hour safety session starting at 9:30. Children under 10 are welcome to join USFW staff for nature crafts, puzzles, games and scavenger hunts inside in the visitor center. Please register by calling USFW at 401-364-9124. This event is part of the Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit.
7, 14 & 21 Community Fly Tying Program at Cumberland Parks & Recreation Department, Diamond Hill Park. DEM Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Aquatic Resource Education program invites participants to learn how to make their own fresh water flies over several weeks to then use them at a private fly fishing event. No experience is necessary, and a fishing license is not required to participate in this program. Families with children 10 and older are encouraged to attend. Equipment will be provided or you may bring your own. Attend one or all - A different fly will be made at each class! Registration is required. Scott.Travers@dem.ri.gov or visit the DEM Aquatic Resource Education page.
8 Haines Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Route 103 on the East Providence/Barrington line, Every Wednesday from 2 PM to 6 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! The market offers bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup, as well as traditional local summer crops. Learn more.
9 Armory Farmers Market at Dexter Park, 73 Parade Street, Providence from 9:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping for fresh and local food, plants and more at the farmers market! Visit farmfreshri.org to learn more. This event is part of the Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit.
9 Miss Art Presents Picasso's Kids at the Kettle Pond Visitor Center, 50 Bend Road, Charlestown from 6:30 pm to 7:30pm. Learn to paint with Elizabeth "Miss Art" Nordstrom. FREE classes with all necessary materials provided! Classes welcome children ages 6 and up. Space is limited, so be sure to call (401) 364-9124 to reserve a spot! This event is part of the RI Great Outdoors Pursuit.
10 Goddard Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Warwick, Every Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! The market offers bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup, as well as traditional local summer crops. Learn more.
11 RI Great Outdoors Pursuit Finale at Blackstone Valley State Park Visitor Center from 10:00 AM to Noon. Celebrate the finale of this summer-long program! Bring your passport to the grand finale and earn your rewards. This event will include refreshments and awards ceremony for registered participants. Learn more at Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit.
12 Fishermen’s Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Narragansett, Every Sunday from 9 AM to 1 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! The market offers bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup, as well as traditional local summer crops. Learn more.
15 Haines Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Route 103 on the East Providence/Barrington line, Every Wednesday from 2 PM to 6 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! The market offers bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup, as well as traditional local summer crops. Learn more.
17 Goddard Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Warwick, Every Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! The market offers bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup, as well as traditional local summer crops. Learn more.
18 Bowhunter Education Course 8 AM to 4:30 PM at Cranston Fish & Game, 19 Tucker Hollow Road, Foster. Pre-Registration with the instructor is required. All courses are free of charge. To register, contact Don Ross 640-2536 or to learn more about Hunter Education, contact Jessica Pena at 539-0019 or Jessica.pena@dem.ri.gov or visit the DEM Hunter Education page.
18 & 19 Hunter Education Course 10 AM to 5 PM at Tiverton Rod & Gun Club, 1529 Fish Road, Tiverton. Pre-Registration with the instructor is required. All courses are free of charge. To register, contact Bill Carriera 624-9280 or for questions, contact Jessica Pena at 539-0019, Jessica.pena@dem.ri.gov. Learn more about DEM Hunter Education
19 Fishermen’s Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Narragansett, Every Sunday from 9 AM to 1 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! The market offers bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup, as well as traditional local summer crops. Learn more.
21, 23 & 25 Hunter Education Course Tuesday/Thursday: 5:30 PM to 9 PM; Saturday: 8:30 AM to completion at Cumberland Beagle Club, 425 Nate Whipple Highway, Cumberland. Pre-Registration with the instructor is required. All courses are free of charge. To register, contact Frank King 934-2755 or for questions, contact Jessica Pena at 539-0019, Jessica.pena@dem.ri.gov. Learn more about DEM Hunter Education
22 Haines Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Route 103 on the East Providence/Barrington line, Every Wednesday from 2 PM to 6 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! The market offers bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup, as well as traditional local summer crops. Learn more.
24 Goddard Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Warwick, Every Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! The market offers bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup, as well as traditional local summer crops. Learn more.
25 Bowhunter Education Course 7:30 AM to 5 PM at Narragansett Bowhunters, 1531 Ten Rod Road, North Kingstown. Pre-Registration with the instructor is required. All courses are free of charge. To register, contact Ed Klosowski at NKFD36@aol.com or to learn more about Hunter Education, contact Jessica Pena at 539-0019 or Jessica.pena@dem.ri.gov or visit the DEM Hunter Education page.
26 Fishermen’s Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Narragansett, Every Sunday from 9 AM to 1 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! The market offers bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup, as well as traditional local summer crops. Learn more.
29 Haines Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Route 103 on the East Providence/Barrington line, Every Wednesday from 2 PM to 6 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! The market offers bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup, as well as traditional local summer crops. Learn more.
31 Goddard Memorial State Park Farmers' Market Warwick, Every Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM. Support local farmers and producers by shopping the farmers market for fresh, local food, plants, honey, and more! The market offers bedding plants, hanging plants, cut flowers, meat, early vegetable crops, honey, and maple syrup, as well as traditional local summer crops. Learn more.
August 2018: Public Meetings, Hearings & Workshops
1 Monthly meeting of the RI Board of Certification of Operators of Wastewater Treatment Facilities: Thursday, August 8
9:30 PM | Room 280 at DEM's headquarters at 235 Promenade St., Providence (directions). This regular monthly meeting focuses on current Board business, such as the disposition of applications by individuals applying for wastewater operator licensure in Rhode Island. Matters before the Board may also include revisions to regulations, requirements for certification to be imposed on individuals or municipalities, and other advisory opinions. The public is welcome to attend. If communication assistance is needed or any other accommodation to ensure equal participation, please contact Traci Pena at 401-222-4700 ext. 2410 or Traci.Pena@dem.ri.gov at least two business days prior to the meeting.
21 RI Marine Fisheries Council Industry Advisory Committe (IAC) meeting: Tuesday, August 21
6:00 PM | URI Bay Campus, Coastal Institute Building, Hazard Room, Narragansett (URI Campus Map). View the agenda and the Division’s draft Sector Management Plan at http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/fish-wildlife/marine-fisheries/rimfc/index.php

Rev. 8/10/2018