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CCRI Crafts Fair Heads the Thanksgiving Week Schedule

The Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival at CCRI is set for Nov. 29 and 30, Small Business Saturday.
The Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival at CCRI is set for Nov. 28 and 29.
The Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival at CCRI is set for Nov. 28 and 29.

Warwick, RI — It’s the final week before the holiday season formally gets underway — here’s your chance to plot out what you’ll be doing over the next few days and beyond in Warwick.

Can’t Miss:

CCRI Crafts Fair 2014:

Ocean State Artisans again sets up shop at the CCRI Warwick campus, just off Rte. 2, for its annual two-day arts and crafts fair on Nov. 28 and 29, featuring more than 100 local artisans.

Admission is just $1 with donation of a canned food item — plus, you’ll be able to peruse one-of-a-kind and unique handmade items and support the local economy.

Plenty of free parking. Hours are Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Never been to the Crafts Fair? Check out some videos from past years.

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014:

‘Lively Literati’ at The Elephant Room, 6:30 p.m.

Hear Rhode Island authors Kristen Calenda (Nubiana: A True Story About A Very Special Kitty), H. Philip West Jr. (Secrets & Scandals: Reforming Rhode Island 1986-2006) and Deborah Halliday (In The Time Of Mourning) read selected passages from their works, followed by an “open mic” for the audience.

Free admission. Signed copies of the authors’ books will also be available. Co-sponsored by the Association of Rhode Island Authors (ARIA).

Know how we found out about ^^ this event? ^^ The organizers put it on the Warwick Post Calendar. Add your event — it’s free and easy.

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014:

Ida Zecco at Ocean State Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Speaking of supporting the local arts, Rhode Island talent Ida Zecco brings her hilarious and thought-provoking one-woman show, “Estro-Gin and Tonic” [which I suspect is some kind of play on words…] to OST.

Online tickets are $35 and selling out fast.

Sunday, Nov, 23, 2014:

Brad Bradley in ‘B Squared’ at OST, 7 p.m.

Broadway star Brad Bradley takes a shot at the leading role in this performance, a fundraiser for AIDS Care Ocean State.

LGBT and adult subject matter.

Online tickets are $25 and $35.

Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014:

Thanksgiving 5K Turkey Trot, 8 a.m.

Before you chow down on Turkey Day, why not get some great exercise — and show support for local organizations like the Warwick Rotary and Warwick Schools?

Registration kicks off at 8 a.m. at the baseball parks in City Park. Local schools, Warwick Rotary Charity Fund and the Westbay Marketplace Food Pantry are the recipients of the funds and nonperishable food items collected for the event.

Fees are $10 + a food donation for adults , $5 + a food donation for the 6-to-18-year-old set, and a food donation for youngsters under 5. Get more info by emailing [email protected] or find registration forms here.

Warwick Vets vs. Pilgrim, 10 a.m.

Looking to extend their three-year win streak and stave off a winless season, Warwick Vets [0-11] heads into Thursday’s Thanksgiving Day game visiting Pilgrim [5-4] for the 52nd annual meeting of the two city squads.

Vets is coming off a 40-20 defeat at the hands of Westerly on Nov. 15, while Pilgrim fell, 45-18, to East Greenwich, on Nov. 14.

Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014:

Greeting Card Workshop at Warwick Museum of Art, 1 p.m.

Local Artist Patty Martucci hosts this make-your-own greeting card seminar. Cost is $15.

While you’re at WMOA, check out the selection of framed artwork, matted prints, and note cards — or pick up a gift certificate in any amount, good toward artwork, classes, camps and more.

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014:

Concert at Aldrich Mansion, 3 p.m.

Baroque harpsichordist Jacob Stott performs at Historic Aldrich Mansion as part of its ‘Gilded Concert Series.’

Enjoy music from the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods, Flemish and Dutch domestic keyboard music, and Spanish, Portuguese and Basque keyboard music, all set in the festively decorated historic home. Light refreshments served.

Online tickets are $23, plus $1.80 service charge.

Joe Hutnak
Author: Joe Hutnak

Co-Founder and Editor-at-Large of Warwick Post. For Warwick Post-related inquiries or communications, email [email protected]

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