Things to do this weekend February 22nd – 24th: Connecticut, Rhode Island and Westchester


Event: 9th Annual Maple Sugaring Demo & Pancake Breakfast
Venue: Indian Rock Nature Preserve – Bristol
Date: February 23
Description: Pancake breakfast with all the fixings, pure local maple syrup, maple sugaring and Native American demonstrations, live animals, kids’ crafts.

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Event: Hug A Horse
Venue:  Nod Hill Farm – Avon
Date: February 23
Description: Designated to get you up close and personal with the rescue horses, here’s your chance to learn about their journey, how we care for them and find them forever homes. Sip hot cider and learn about these loving animals and the mission to save America’s horses.
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Rhode Island

Event: 25 Annual Mardi Gras
Venue: St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center– Woonsocket
Date: February 23
Description: Join us for our 25th Mardi Gras will be held at St. Ann Arts & Cultural Center! Music and dancing by “Jeff Gamache’s Runaway Train” will be from 5:30 to 7:30 PM and “The Squeezebox Stompers Zydeco Band” will entertain starting at 8:30 PM until closing. A delicious and full Cajun Buffet will be served and there will be cash prizes for Best Costumes. Tickets are $30 in advance and can be purchased by calling Lorraine at (401) 762-9072. Limited tickets will be sold at the door at $35 (if the event is not sold out). Our newly crowned 2019 Queen of Mardi Gras and her Court escorted by King Jace XXV will join the festivities. The Queen Coronation and Unmasking of King Jace XXV (mysterious monarch of Mardi Gras) will take place on Friday, February 15th at Savini’s Pomodoro Restaurant in Woonsocket from 6-8 PM. Tickets are $10 and a limited number will be sold at the door.

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Event: Cozy Cocktails by the Fire
Venue: The Vanderbilt Grill – Newport
Date: February 22-24
Description: Join us each evening for s’mores, cocktails and warm blankets! Brave the cool, Winter air in the garden, while sipping signature cocktails and roasting marshmallows over the fire.
S’mores – $8pp, Cocktails – a la carte
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Venue: Hendrick Hudson Free Library – Montrose
Date: February 23
Description: Back by popular demand, Naval Historical Foundation Staff Historian Dr. David Winkler, author of Ready Then, Ready Now, Ready Always, draws on extensive State Department files, declassified Navy policy papers, and interviews with former top officials to examine the evolution of U.S. –China and U.S. –Russia relations from 1945 to present.  Winkler details occasional U.S. –Russia naval force interactions during the Cold War, China’s efforts to militarize the South China Sea and claim sovereignty over waters within their exclusive economic zone, and the U.S. Navy’s efforts to counter these challenges.

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Venue: Wainwright House – Rye
Date: February 23
Description: Give yourself an afternoon of relaxation and play. Immerse yourself into beauty, color and form in a practice that fosters mindfulness and awakens your creativity. The mandala is a circular art form that anyone can learn how to draw. Share the creative joy and bring a friend!

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