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Upcoming Warwick Events, Sept. 24 through Oct. 2

My Fair Lady at Ocean State Theatre.
My Fair Lady at Ocean State Theatre.

Warwick, RI — Historic presentations, a juried art exhibit, and My Fair Lady top this week’s list of things to do in Warwick.

Can’t Miss: My Fair Lady at OST

“Fa” is a long, long way to run — but it doesn’t take that long to find Ocean State Theatre [just off Main Avenue on Jefferson Boulevard] to catch My Fair Lady.

Whether you know it from reading Pygmalion in English class or watching the movie version, My Fair Lady is a perennial crowd favorite.

Preview shows conclude Thursday, Sept. 25, with Opening Night set for Friday, Sept. 26. Performances continue Wednesdays through Sundays through Oct. 19. Tix are $39/$49/$54.

Thursday, Sept, 25, 2014:

Art show at WMOA, 10 a.m.

Warwick Museum of Art welcomes Ernest Jolicoeur, director of the Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery at Salve Regina University, to review and rate original works by local artists as part of a new exhibit.

The Museum is open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Through Oct. 25.

Native American history talk, 7 p.m.

Take a look back at the original New England tribes with Dana Benner at Warwick Public Library. Benner is a longtime lecturer on the area’s first populations, and an educator, writer, and historian.

Registration through or by calling (401) 739-5440, x4. For more information, call (401) 739-5440, x221.

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2014:

Rhode Island authors reading, 6:30 p.m.

The Elephant Room at 2170 Broad St. loads its roster with all-stars Ray Wolf (Lost Villages of Scituate), Rhiannon Smith (20 Days of Inner Alchemy) and Jessica Metcalf (Last Daughter of Lilith) reading from their respective bodies of work.

Collen Kelly-Mellor hosts the ‘Lively Literati’ gathering, which is also expected to include ‘open mike’ time with the writers, is free. Signed copies of the authors’ works will also be available.

Tuesday, Sept. 30:

Civil War Series at Warwick Public Library, 7 p.m.

Dr. Stanley Carpenter, Professor of Strategy and Policy at the U.S. Naval War College, present a series of lectures on the Civil War at the central branch of Warwick Public Library.

Register online at or call (401) 739-5440, x4 to ensure a spot for these well-attended seminars.

The theme for the Sept. 30 lecture is “1862: The Grand Design.” Tuesdays through Oct. 14.

Mark your calendar:

Saturday, Oct. 4:

Hay rides in Pawtuxet, 9:30 a.m.

It’s one of those great autumn traditions: the hay ride. The Pawtuxet Farmer’s Market at Rhodes-on-the-Pawtuxet hosts rides every half-hour from 9:30 a.m. to noon, with the last ride at 11:30.

Purchase advance tickets [$5 for ages 16+, $3 for ages 4-15, free for kids under 4; $15 family packages also available] at Twice Told Tales, 2145 Broad St. in Cranston, or make sure you get to the market early to ensure a seat.

While you’re there, load up your canvas bags with locally grown produce and other items, and enjoy a beautiful fall day.

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