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Stay in and Read — Or Get Out and Walk

Jen Calonita, author of "Fairy Tale Reform School," is among the writers making the rounds in Warwick this week.
Jen Calonita, author of \”Fairy Tale Reform School,\” is among the writers making the rounds in Warwick this week.

Warwick, RI — We’re at the end of the groundhog’s prediction for six weeks of winter, so it’s time to actually get outside. That’ll show Old Man Winter!

There are some indoor events involving books this week, too, just in case.

Can’t Miss:

Rhode Island Authors booksigning

Outside of the monthly “Lively Literati” gatherings over in Pawtuxet [there’s another one coming up on March 26], it’s unlikely that you’ll ever have the chance to meet so many local authors in one place as you will on Saturday afternoon at Barnes & Noble.

The store is hosting 20 authors — find the list here. Drop by and get to know some of the great homegrown talent.

Friday, March 20:

Goodwill fundraiser at A.C. Moore, 9 a.m.:

Easter isn’t that far away, so it’s time for you crafty folks to stock up on baskets, foam eggs, and fake grass — plus, if you get out to A.C. Moore at 300 Quaker Lane on Friday, March 20, the store will donate 10 percent of all sales to Goodwill Industries of Rhode Island.

Booksigning by Thomas John, 7 p.m.

The Barnes & Noble Bookstore on Rte. 2 hosts psychic Thomas John, author of the recent book Never Argue with a Dead Person: True and Unbelievable Stories from the Other Side.

According to the calendar listing posted by the store, “[John] has made innumerable accurate psychic predictions about celebrities that have come to pass often months after he has reported them to the media, including the death of Whitney Houston, the splitting of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, the death of Michael Jackson, and the circumstances surrounding the birth of the royal babies.”

Saturday, March 21:

Ed Iannuccilli at WMOA, 6:30 p.m.

Local author Dr. Ed Iannuccilli discusses his second book, Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner? on Saturday night at Warwick Museum of Art.

Relive [or experience] the unique joys of growing up Italian, and enjoy food and wine. Cost is $10 per person, available at the door. Visit and check out the Events page for more.

Sunday, March 22:

Outdoor hike at Warwick City Park, 12:45 p.m.

One of the true jewels of the city is Warwick City Park, and on Sunday, March 22, Temple Am David is hosting its “Late Winter Wonderland Walk” beginning at 12:45 p.m. at the temple or 1:20 p.m. at the Park entrance parking lot.

It’s a 2.8-mi. hike, so dress appropriately and bring water. Limited to 15 people.

Board member Mark Sweberg is the contact person for the walk, and he’ll be available to answer questions and notify folks if there’s a cancellation: (401) 248-5010.

Thayer Arena skating fundraiser

The City is hosting a public skating session at Thayer Arena,975 Sandy Lane, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 22.  The proceeds from this event benefit Westgate condominium residents.  Donations of $3 per person will be collected at the entrance or donations of any amount will be accepted.

If you can’t make that event, and still want to help Westgate residents, check out our list of charitable options for Westgate fire victims.

Monday, March 23:

Jen Calonita Reading at Barnes & Noble, 6 p.m.

Wow, those Barnes & Noble folks sure have a packed schedule coming up — including YA author Jen Calonita reading from her new work, Fairy Tale Reform School: Flunked, followed by a booksigning.

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