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Upcoming Warwick Events, Aug. 14 through 21

Melanie Brunelle, 17, shows some of the work she'll be offering for sale at this weekend's Conimicut Craft Fair and Picnic. CREDIT: Joe Hutnak
Melanie Brunelle, 17, shows some of the work she’ll be offering for sale at this weekend’s Conimicut Craft Fair and Picnic. CREDIT: Joe Hutnak

Warwick, RI — Conimicut Point hosts a craft fair and picnic this weekend, plus WMOA opens a new exhibit and the city’s summer concert series continues as part of this week’s events.

Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014:

“Merge” Exhibit at WMOA, 10 a.m.

Warwick Museum of Art in Apponaug hosts works from 24 local artists as part of a new exhibit called “Merge,” a good theme for the blending of styles, materials, and perspectives that will be on display.

There’s also a People’s Choice Award poll being taken, so be sure to check out the art and cast a vote for your favorite.

Free admission. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Through Aug. 29.

Classic swimwear exhibit, 1 p.m.

Want to take a step back in time to see the styles of yesteryear? Visit Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum and its Summer Resort Wear of the ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s exhibit.

Adults $12, Seniors $10, kids under 12 $5. There’s also a two-adult + two kids admission of $25. Visit the Clouds Hill website for info on their afternoon teas, too. Through Aug. 17.

Chess Club, 6 p.m.

Kings and queens, knights and pawns duke it out as Friends of Pawtuxet Village host chess club down at Pawtuxet Park on Narragansett Parkway. Registration for the club at the link above; no registration needed to play at the park.

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014:

Improv Night, 7 and 9 p.m.

Bring Your Own Improv troupe takes the WMOA stage at 7 with the PG-rated performance, then play blue [R-rated] beginning at 9.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for kids under 13 and seniors. More information and tickets sales at

Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014:

Farmer’s Market, 9 a.m.

Here’s a great earth-friendly way to support local business: Head to Pawtuxet Village, and leave the car down near Pawtuxet Park [on the Warwick side of the bridge]. Then, take a leisurely stroll through the business district and work up an appetite climbing the hill on Broad Street before arriving at the Pawtuxet Farmer’s Market at Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet. Load up your canvas bags with locally grown produce and other items, then glide back down Broad Street and over the bridge for a late breakfast/brunch/early lunch along the water.

Cash, credit, debit, EBT/SNAP, WIC and Senior Coupons accepted.

Craft Fair and Picnic, noon

Conimicut Park hosts more than three dozen artists and vendors for this year’s event. Among them will be Melanie Brunelle, a student at Pilgrim High School who’ll be bringing her wide range of paintings to offer for sale.

Live music and activities for the kids, picnic area, panoramic views of the Bay.

Admission is free.

Check out our interview with Melanie here.

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014:

Oakland Beach Cruise Night, 4 p.m.

Take a drive out to Cruise Night at Oakland Beach hosted by the Warwick Lion’s Club. Iggy’s is right there, too. [Link goes to their Facebook page, be sure to check for updates.]

Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014:

Summer Concert at Warwick City Hall, 6:30 p.m.

After last week’s concert got rained out, here’s hoping for nicer weather as Deluxe Edition performs at Oakland Beach as part of the Warwick Summer Concert Series. Free.

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