Wicked Rhody podcast hosts Mary and Ben talk about Rhode Island events for the week of 2/17/17, including:

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Newport Vineyards WINEterfest

  • http://www.newportvineyards.com/calendar-of-events
  • Celebrate the season at our 21st Annual WINEterfest Weekend. Two days full of grape stomping, ice wine bar tasting goodness. Enjoy live music from Little Compton Band on Saturday and The Pourmen on Sunday, while sipping at our infamous Ice Wine Bar. Marvel at the creations of our LIVE ice sculpting performance on Saturday or LIVE wine statue on Sunday. Warm your toes in a bucket of grapes by signing up to compete in one of our Grape Stomp Competitions!
  • Saturday, February 18, ongoing from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • LIVE Ice Sculpture Performance 12pm – 2:30
  • Grape Stomping Competition at 1:00 and 3:00 – click here (limited spots available)*

  • Sunday, February 19, ongoing from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • LIVE Wine Statue 12:00pm – 4pm
  • Grape Stomping Competition at 1:00 and 3:00 – click here (limited spots available)*
  • $25 in advance ($28 at the door)
  • $20 for Case Club/Cru Club members (Discount Code Required – must provide member number or verification) 
  • Includes wine tasting

Wicked Fun in the 401 

Insanity for Humanity Polar Plunge – Saturday 

  • https://www.facebook.com/events/242828209477541/
  • Insanity for Humanity is a crazy way to help our neighbors. We can’t think of any better way to have fun while loving people than eating food, playing games, and plunging into the freezing cold Atlantic as we raise money for the Izzy Foundation. 
  • If you have a little crazy in you, then join us for a day at the beach! 
  • It is on Saturday, February 18th, 2017. We start registration at 11am with music and games and the plunge will start around noon. Registering online will make the process at the plunge fast and easy. – The band Collington will be playing for this event!
  • This is a fundraiser so we suggest a donation of $25 dollars, which gets you a T-shirt…. but any donation will be accept. 
  • If you have no money at east bring friends. We will have free food, Collington Band, and tons of prizes. 
  • Check out www.InsanityForHumanityRI.com for more info

Newport Winter Festival

  • Join us for the 29th Annual Newport Winter Festival! The annual Winter Festival will take place February 17th-26th, 2017 throughout Newport and Newport County. Featuring over 150 events, the Festival offers a unique winter experience combining food, festivities, music, and fun for all ages. Melt away your winter blues with all the Newport Winter Festival has to offer. Highlighted family events include the Chili Cook-Off, Children’s Fair, Teddy Bear Tea, Princess Party, Illusion Quest, Magician and Juggler Robert Clark, Chicken Wing Cook-off and more!! Parents looking for a night out we have some great concerts, comedy and drink contests including Changes in Latitudes, a Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band, Boston’s Premier Top 40 Country Band: Walkin’ The Line and a hilarious Comedy Show featuring Co-headliners Nick Griffin and Christine Hurley! Be sure to pick up a Winter Festival bracelet that provides free admission or significant discounts to all official Festival events as well as discounts at many local stores and restaurants for only $10! 
  • Friday February 17th 7pm: Illusion Quest, 
  • Professional Illusionist, David Garrity, will feature visual magic and incredible illusions that will entertain the entire family!
  • Saturday February 18th 11am-3:30pm: The 22nd Annual Chili Cook-Off                                 Winter heats up as area restaurants and caterers compete to see who has the best chili in town! 
  • Sunday February 19th and Monday February 20th 11:30am-4pm: Children’s Fair 
  • Bring your kids for this fun filled day of activities including face painting, balloon creations, arts & crafts, reptiles and much more!  Don’t miss the great music and continuous live entertainment. 
  • www.newportwinterfestival.com 

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Winter Beach Party at East Bay Bikram Yoga in Bristol, RI – Sunday Feb 19th!

  • https://www.facebook.com/events/1231628566885662/
  • Chase away those mid-winter blues at our annual Beach Party! On Sunday February 19th, our studio will be transformed into a tropical island getaway (even more so than usual). 
  • This year our event features: Pop-Up Yogawear Shop by Everywear Activewear, Thai Massage by our student Suzie White, Aura Photography by our teacher Glenna, Plenty of palm trees and flamingos! Bring a snack or a dish to share for our potluck lunch, and come relax with us for a while! Party runs from noon – 3:30pm, stop in any time. 🙂

Wicked Family Friendly 

Blooming Artisan 

  • http://www.bloomingartisan.com/upcoming-events
  • 2 upcoming family terrarium nights. These nights are during school vacation week Thursday – February 23rd and Friday – February 24th. Both are at 6:30 PM and the venue is The Empowerment Factory which is located at the Hope Artiste Village, 999 Main St, Studio 707, Pawtucket RI.
  • Jennifer founded Blooming Artisan because she believes people have busy demanding lives and crave opportunities to spend meaningful time bonding and connecting with their family. friends, coworkers, etc. in a meaningful way. To help people do this, Blooming Artisan provides fun, social, creative and even informative experiences by offering DIY floral arts and botanical craft parties. 
  • These parties are hosted at various venues and can be public events or private parties. Based out of Northern RI, most events have been in Northern RI but will travel including surrounding areas of MA.
  • Jennifer, the owner,  has over 25 years experience is landscape industry and business management. BS in Ornamental Horticulture from URI. She never wanted to be a traditional florist. In 2015 she recognized an opportunity to bring real flowers and plants into people’s lives in a new and unique way.
  • Working with plants can be a fun way for children to learn. For example, when Blooming Artisan does family terrarium nights participants, not only have fun creating something special and unique, they are learning about creating a living ecosystem for plants. First, it’s important to understand the plants that we selected and what conditions they grow best. Knowing this information will determine the container and the type of soil we use. The opportunity for children to learn will continue after they take their terrarium home when they need to take care of it. Besides the benefits of learning, families are creating positive memories and children will carry over these lessons and memories into adulthood for future generations

Wicked Romantic 

15th Annual Newport Bridal Show

  • 2/18/2017 (Saturday)
  • Address: Rosecliff: 548 Bellevue Avenue, OceanCliff: 65 Ridge Road,
  • Location: Newport, RI
  • Hours: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Cost/Cover: See website for details
  • http://www.newportweddingexpo.com/
  • Contact Info: (401) 380-2319
  • Details: Newport’s biggest and best bridal event of the year and deemed “Well Worth the Drive” by Yankee Magazine!
  • Hosted at two of the most elegant wedding venues, Rosecliff and OceanCliff, hundreds of engaged couples will be able to shop for everything they need to plan their perfect wedding all in one day! Browse our Wedding Professionals to preview the unique products and services showcased at our Newport Bridal Show.

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