Here are some things to do in and around Barrington this weekend, Sept. 27-29.
Grab your flapper dress and dust off your fedora for “The Big Toast” – the third annual fundraiser to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State, with an office in Riverside. It runs from 6 to 10 pm tonight at the Linden Place Museum at 500 Hope St. in Bristol. You can sample fine wines, distinctive beers, exceptional liquors, and delicious cuisine. For more information or to purchase tickets click here.
The Barrington Preservation Society presents a history lesson and leads a tour titled "In a Place Called Nockum:" A Forum on the Early History of Swansea, Barrington and Warren.” The free forum will be led by three society historians. The free tour includes the historic Allen-West home on George Street on Nockum Hill, the Doug Rayner Wildlife Refuge, and Nockum Hill cemetery. The forum runs from 10 am to noon in the Barrington Congregational Church fellowship hall at 461 County Road. It will be followed by an optional New England-style buﬀet lunch, for which there is a $15 charge -- $12 in advance -- or $10 for members of the Preservation society. The forum and tour are free.
The Barrington Farmers Market continues on Saturday from 9 am to noon at Barrington Congregational Church on County Road. There are always new vendors on hand with seasonal produce, breads, pastries, meats and other home-grown goods. Among the usual vendors are New Urban Farmers in Pawtucket, Aquidneck Honey in Middletown, Providence Coffee Roasters in Providence, Nettie's Kettle Corn in North Providence, Oakdale Farm in Rehoboth, and Seven Stars Bakery in Providence and East Providence.
It’s not too late to enter the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Friends of the Poor Walk/Run on Saturday morning at 10 (registration starts at 9 am) at Colt State Park in Bristol. The 3-mile walk and 5-mile U.S.A. Track & Field-sanctioned road race will benefit Rhode Islanders who need emergency utility payments, food, clothing and shelter, along with one-on-one assistance. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization comprised of 700,000 volunteers in 140 countries. Applications can be found at svdpri.org and online run registration can be found at lightboxreg.com. A free family fun festival with entertainment, food and activities follows the races.