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Events: July 2009

West Side Thursdays

Thursday, July 9 10:00PM - Thursday, July 30 10:00PM | Providence, RI | directions

This is the second of six free Thursday park events called West Side Thursdays, hosted by the West Broadway Neighborhood Association.

RPM Voices are a united prism of peoples of many cultures, races and religious beliefs who love music that is spiritually uplifting and culturally enriching. Their goal is to foster social bonds and connections among all ethnic populations, sharing their cultural traditions and beliefs as they exist throughout Providence and neighboring communities through the performance inspirational music -- spirituals, gospels, anthems, hymns and songs. The Voices do not identify with any particular religious organization; however their experiential process ignites a highly reverent and spiritual atmosphere and environment.

Sandwiches, pastries, produce and more will be available for purchase from Palmieri’s Bakery, Muffin Cakes of Providence, and the Farm Fresh Farmers’ Market, in the park every Thursday from 3-7 p.m.

Hosted by WBNA and the City of Providence at the Dexter Park: Parade Street, Providence, RI.

Contact Kari Lang at (401) 831-9344 or by e-mail for more information.

Westport’s Best Catch, Local Lobster & Seafood Wine Dinner

Saturday, July 11 8:30PM - Sunday, July 12 1:00AM | Westport, MA | directions

Westport Rivers continues its Long Acre House Wine Dinner Series on Saturday July 11th, 2009. Our hosts for the evening will be Westport Rivers Owner/Vineyard Manager Rob Russell and his special guest, Lobsterman and local celebrity Grant Moore who has starred in Discovery Channel's "Lobster Wars" and "Jeopardy at Sea". The fun begins at 5:30pm when Rob Russell leads us down to vineyard’s edge to speak about the styles and varietals we focus on here at the winery. Rob planted our first block of viniferous grapes back in 1986 and has been responsible for all vineyard and growing operations since the winery’s inception. Rob will give you an in depth look at winemaking from a grower’s perspective and explain why we really do make, what some people call, the most “food-friendly” wines in all of New England if not the world.

Rob’s special guest (and personal friend), Grant Moore will also be present. Being a local Westport Lobsterman, Grant will not only be providing the lobsters used in the evening’s menu, but will also speak about his appearance on the Discovery Channel specials, which were created by the same people who bring you the exciting hit show “Deadliest Catch”. The specials explore New England’s challenging offshore lobster industry. Chasing lobsters on Georges Bank requires as much brains as brawn, says Grant, and he’s been trapping lobsters for more than 30 years now. Learn about local seafood from a true professional in the industry and recognize the added appreciation that comes from this type of experience.

This, like all our wine dinners is a 21+, rain or shine event. The private owner’s tour provided by Rob Russell will begin at 5:30pm. Dinner with Rob and Grant Moore will immediately follow the tour and guests will be comfortably seated at our Long Acre House Wine & Food Education Center, located on the winery property. Wine dinners typically consist of four courses paired exclusively with Westport Rivers wine. Guests will also be able to purchase wines after the event at incredible prices. Please dress farm casual and weather appropriate as a portion of the tour does take place outside. This event will sell out, seating is limited and all aspects are handicap accessible. Tickets are $85 per person and available for purchase in our online store. For more info please contact the Company Store during business hours at 508-636-3423 xt.2
or by email: retail@westportrivers.com

Hosted by Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery at the Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery: 417 Hixbridge Farm, Westport, MA.

Contact Rob Russell at (508) 636-3423 or by e-mail for more information.

Too Many Tomatoes

Wednesday, July 15 | 10:00PM - 11:30PM | Bristol, RI | directions | website

Too Many Tomatoes

Before you end up with too many tomatoes from your garden for from a friend's garden, learn what to do with them. Don't let the taste of summer go to waste!

Admission: $10.00

Hosted by Mount Hope Farm at the Mount Hope Farm the Barn: 250 Metacom Ave., Bristol, RI.

Contact David at (401) 254-1745 x103 or by e-mail for more information.

AD Makepeace / Tihonet Village Market Summer Open House

Saturday, July 18 | 1:00PM - 7:00PM | Wareham, MA | directions

Visit the Tihonet Village Market at our summer open house. Call 508-295-5437 or visit our website for more information. www.tihonetvillagemarket.com

Hosted by Tihonet Village Marketplace at the Tihonet Village Market: 146 Tihonet Road, Wareham, MA.

Contact Kim Houdlette at (508) 322-4028 or by e-mail for more information.

MA Aquacultural Shellfish Bash

Saturday, July 18 | 4:00PM - 8:00PM | Buzzards Bay, MA | directions

- MA Aquacultural Shellfish Bash, Onset July 18th
BUZZARDS BAY SHELLFISH BASH!
HOSTED BY THE MASS. AQUACULTURE ASSOC.
(AND PROUDLY SPONSORED BY L. KNIFE & SON)
JOIN US!
SATURDAY, JULY 18th, 2009
1:00-5:00 P.M.
WICKETS INN, ONSET
FREE ADMISSION!
($1.50 PER OYSTER/$1.00 PER CLAM/CASH BAR)

LIVE MUSIC BY MENTOS
A STEEL DRUM BAND
LOTS OF OYSTERS….FOR NOT A LOT OF CLAMS!!

Hosted by MASS. AQUACULTURE ASSOC. at the Wickets Inn: 167 Onset Ave., Buzzards Bay, MA.

Contact Sheena Steiner at (508) 295-1799 or by e-mail for more information.

Harvesting Hope

Monday, July 20 | 5:30PM - 7:30PM | Johnston, RI | directions

Harvesting Hope is a program designed to add nutritious fresh fruits and vegetables to the diets of those in need by providing farmers and farmer’s market patrons with an opportunity to donate their surplus produce. The program also enables farmers and patrons to learn more about hunger and malnutrition in our community.

Stop by the booth next to Johnson & Wales University Veggin' Out Demonstration to learn more.

Hosted by Johnson & Wales University at the Johnston Memorial Park: 1583 Hartford Ave, Johnston, RI.

Contact Tiffany George at (401) 598-2989 or by e-mail for more information.

"Food, Inc." Reception

Wednesday, July 22 9:00PM - Thursday, July 23 12:30AM | Newport, RI | directions | website

The Jane Pickens Theater in Newport and the Rhode Island Center for Agriculture Promotion & Education (RICAPE) will host "Food, Inc," this summer's most talked about picture about the food industry and our world, July 22nd, during "Rhode Island Premier Week" of the film.

The event will benefit RICAPE in support of its work on behalf of farms and farmers in Rhode Island and southern New England. To read more about RICAPE visit www.nefarmways.org.

Stu Nunnery, RICAPE Director says the film might provide one of those teachable moments when "we get to look at something we thought we knew well only to discover that we do not. And then, how do we respond? Decisions are made every day by others about the food we eat. What role do we play in those decisions?"

To read more about "Food, Inc" visit www. foodincmovie.com.

6PM-7PM RECEPTION
Refreshments will be provided by Whole Foods Markets, local wineries, breweries and others. Materials will be available from local food and farm businesses and organizations.

7PM SHOWING
"Food, Inc." - the film

8:30 PANEL DISCUSSION
Immediately following the film, there will be a provocative discussion with a panel of local and regional food and farm folks to explore the issues and where Rhode Island fits in the regional and national picture.

TICKETS are $25.00 per person with the proceeds to benefit RICAPE

Purchase your tickets on line at the website address.

Hosted by RICAPE at the Jane Pickens Theater: 49 Touro Street, Newport, RI.

Contact Stu Nunnery at (401) 592-0209 or by e-mail for more information.