Take a look at what’s happening in Bristol and Warren this week, Oct. 14-20:
A RhodeMap RI public workshop will be held in the Burnside Memorial Building, 400 Hope St., on Tuesday at 5 pm. Sponsored by the Division of Planning, it’s one of five public workshops during to get input from Rhode Islanders on if, how and where their communities should grow. The gatherings represent Round Two of a four-part Great Places workshop series that also includes plans for housing and economic development. The Great Places workshops include the identification, mapping and intersection of Green Resources (water supply, farmland, cultural areas, historic sites, recreation and open space areas), Economic Resources (land use, transportation networks, water and sewer, power and communications), and Social Resources (community facilities, social services, public transportation, labor/workforce opportunities).
The East Bay Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Awards Dinner and election of 2014 officers on Thursday, Oct. 17, at Jacky's Galaxie, 383 Metacom Ave., Bristol, starting with a 5:30 social hour and 6:30 pm dinner. The Citizen of the Year Award is going to Sister Mary Sardinha of Bristol and the Business of the Year Award is going to East Bay Newspapers.
Blithwold Museum, Gardens and Arboretum holds an apple workshop titled “Apples, Apples, Apples with Betsey Williams” on Saturday, Oct. 19, starting at 9:30 am. Participants will make and take home apple candles to decorate the seasonal table, a spicy apple pomander for gift giving, fragrant old-fashioned mast balls, ornaments made with apple-cinnamon dough, and a fresh Winter Apple Potpourri.
The Audubon Environmental Education Center, 1401 Hope St. Bristol, hosts its annual Perfect Pumpkin Party on Saturday, starting at 10 am. Join Audubon for its annual day of pumpkin fun, including rolling pumpkin art, played pumpkin ring toss, or getting creative with pumpkin stamping. This event is free with admission. No need to register. Wear clothes that can get dirty.On Sunday, the historic Maxwell House, 59 Church St., will be opened by members of the Massasoit Historical Association for tours, activities, demonstrations and more in celebration of the annual Warren Walk About. The program looks like this:
- Meet a revolutionary war soldier and discover what's in his kit.
- Explore a house built during the colonial era and hear its many stories from a docent; and play with 'old school' children's toys.
- Lend a hand in the herb garden and find out how you cured a headache or stomach ache before modern medicine.
- Admire photographs of Warren's forgotten houses and learn where they stood on today's map.