Brewery Collectibles, Boats, Music, 'Y' Open House on Tap This Weekend
Escape winter, enjoy family, and celebrate strength and courage.
Tired of the snow already? Winter weather got you down?
If you are, head down into that basement or up into the attic and dust off that old beer bottle collection. You can take it to the Brewery Collectibles Show Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm, at the American Legion Post 311, 350 Fall River Ave., (Route 114A, near the Grist Mill Restaurant) in Seekonk. Appraisers will be there to provide a free assessment of your brewery collectibles, or you can check out the selection of brewery items both new and old. The Narragansett Girls will also be making a special appearance between 10 and 1. Admission is $5.
You can also indulge in a little daydreaming when you visit the Providence Boat Show at the Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin St., Providence, on Saturday between 10 am and 9 pm or Sunday between 10 am and 5 pm. More than 200 exhibitors will be displaying 300 boats, ranging in size from 8 to 40 feet long. In addition, there will be displays of engines, accessories, and electronics, plus live presentations, and activities for the kids. Cost is $10 for adults, free for kids 12 and under.
On Sunday morning, Barrington United Methodist Church, 230 Washington Road, invites you to join them for a selection of music from a special guest musician, Cheryl Albright, during their 9 am worship service. Albright originally hails from North Carolina, where she was one of five black children in her town to be sent to an all-white school. Undeterred by racism, and eventually accepted by her peers due to her singing ability, Albright worked year-round in a cotton mill to earn money so she could buy clothing and travel with her high school choir. Now an award-winning and respected singer who has sung at a gubernatorial inauguration, Albright works for the American Cancer Society but performs at venues throughout the area to raise money for charitable organizations.
Learn more about your local YMCA on Sunday during the Bayside Family YMCA's Open House from 2 to 3:30 pm. Visit the 'Y' at 70 West St., Barrington, to meet the staff and discover what the YMCA has to offer you and your family. Light refreshments will be provided, and families will have an opportunity to participate in Kids' Gym. Staff will provide information about memberships, including financial assistance for those who may qualify.
On Monday, celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.at the Providence Children's Museum, 100 South St., Providence, between 11:30am and 4 pm. Explore Dr. King's Legacy through words, photos and books, plus an interactive exploration on the negative power of discrimination. Award-winning actors and storytellers, Rochel Coleman, and Valerie Tutson, portray civil rights activists Ralph Abernathy and Rosa Parks, among others, in performances of “M.L.K.: Amazing Grace” at 11:30 am, 1 pm, and 2:30 pm.