Wicked Rhody podcast hosts Mary and Ben discuss Rhode Island life, ideas, events, and stuff to do for the week of September 28th. 

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Wicked Interesting:

4th Annual Ed Lang Car & Bike Show to benefit the RI Community Food Bank

28th Annual Mist to Mews Canoe & Kayak Race

Sun Sep 30th 10:00am – 2:00pm

Lang’s Bowlarama, 225 Niantic Ave, Cranston, RI 02907, USA map
We are collecting non-perishable food items for the RI Community Food Bank. For each food item you bring, you will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Pizza Bowl (2 hours of bowling for up to 6 people, including shoe rental, 1 large pizza and a pitcher of soda)!
The car show will be from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. At 2 p.m. they tally up the votes and begin handing out the Trophies by 2:30 p.m.

•Bowlers Choice •Narragansett “Hi Neighbor” Beer Stein •RI Community Food Bank “Place At the Table” •People’s Choice •1st Best In Show •2nd Best In Show •3rd Best In Show •Top Picks {14 cars} •Best Bike


Wicked Fun in the 401

Season Opener at PPAC – Miss Siagon
Through Sept 30
Great lineup all season

Macklemore at McCoy
The Above the Noise Foundation is proud to present Recovery Fest 2018 at McCoy Stadium on Saturday, September 29, 2018.
Above the Noise Foundation’s recovery music festivals will inspire, empower, and provide grassroots funding to U.S. cities affected by the addiction epidemic.
Through the universal language of music, Above the Noise will unite communities, heal families, and shift America’s response to addiction from one of rejection to one of inclusion.
All proceeds from the show will directly support local non-profits and charities in Rhode Island and New England as they fight to end the addiction crisis.

Foraging Downtown Providence: Monthly Garden Tours w/ Jessyloo
Sunday 11 am, Dean Hotel
“Foraging Downtown Providence” is a series of five free monthly walking tours exploring the three Avenue Gardens that Jessyloo is growing Downtown, as well as other nearby urban greenspaces and plant life.
The tours will showcase the seasonal evolution of The Avenue Gardens, telling an ongoing story of nature’s place in an urban ecosystem. Jessyloo will teach you about the plants, as well as the functionality of the gardens, which help divert rainwater, filter pollutants, and provide a place for various pollinators (bees, birds, etc.) to visit throughout the growing season.
The Avenue Gardens are perennial gardens planted with native & pollinator-friendly species. Each garden contains a permanent concrete sculpture pad that displays a rotating series of works by local, national, and international artists. In essence, each garden functions as a mini-sculpture park, bringing a burst of nature, color, and creativity to an otherwise hardscaped urban environment. The gardens are located at LaSalle Square, Emmett Square, and the intersection of Fountain and Dorrance Streets.

Sunday, September 30, 2018
New this year! The Race is 80’s themed so bust out those neon spandex, off-the-shoulder tees and sweat bands because we’re kickin’ it old school!
Online registration now OPEN!
Race @ 2:00pm (approx.) – Race Day registration at the Ocean Mist starting at NOON
Prizes for many categories including:
Solo Kayak (Male & Female Categories)
Solo Canoe (Male & Female Categories)
Double Kayak
Double Canoe
Over 65 (Male & Female Categories)
Additional awards for BEST 80’s COSTUME / BEST THEMED BOAT!
Once at the Mews – enjoy an outdoor party with ice cold brews, food, music and prizes

Wicked Family Friendly

Sensory Day at Roger Williams Park

Join us for an hour of nature play before the zoo opens: designed for families who have a child with sensory sensitivities, come and play in Hasbro’s Our Big Backyard from 9 to 10 a.m. Build mud pies, watch boats float downstream and climb high in a tree-house. Limited to 70 participants, this hour will allow you and your family to spend time playing in nature, in a smaller group of guests.

Bristol Fire Prevention Day – Bristol, RI
Saturday – Noon-3pm
Bristol Fire Dept. Headquarters – Metacom Ave, next to RI Veterans Home


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