Wicked Rhody: (7/21 - 7/23/17) Rhode Island 's Podcast About Life and Events in Providence, Newport and the Divine Ocean State!

Wicked Rhody podcast hosts Mary and Ben talk about Rhode Island events for the week of 7/21/17, including:

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Wicked Interesting:

South County Balloon Festival
July 21-23
URI fields
The South County Balloon Festival is one of Rhode Island's most popular summer events, featuring Tethered Hot Air Balloon rides*, crafters, carnival rides, car show (Sat) food vendors, live music (Fri), fireworks (Sat), Balloon Glow* (Fri, Sat), fishing pond, bounce houses, and lots of other family fun and entertainment. Tickets available at the gate. Family discounts available. Balloon rides and carnival rides have additional fee. Food and craft vendors on-site too!

*All balloon activities are weather dependent. Balloons ascend in morning and evening only.

Please see our website for all ballooning hours & details www.southcountyballoonfest.com

Wicked Fun in the 401

  • 6th Annual Members Picnic at Blithewold Mansion in Bristol RI -
    • Sunday July 23 5:30-8:30pm
  • Blithewold wishes to thank you, our Members, for your continuing support
  • Join them for an evening filled with live music performed by Julio Amaro, lots of fun activities, and great food and drink! Relax and take in the gorgeous views of Narragansett Bay and the awesome spectacle of the sun sliding to the horizon over the Bay. If that’s not quite enough, you might want to enjoy a stroll along the many paths, checking out what’s new since your last visit.

  • We encourage you to bring friends, chairs, blankets, and a picnic or, if you prefer something different, purchase food provided by Rocket Fine Street Food.

  • Member admission to the Sunset Picnic is free!
  • Non-member guests are $5.00 per person. Reservations are required.

  • Glenn Miller at the Stadium Theater on Sunday, July 23 - 2pm
  • The most popular and sought after big band in the world comes to Rhode Island! This 18 piece band will play all of the Glenn Miller Orchestra’s biggest hits including “In the Mood,” “Sunrise Serenade” and “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree.” This concert will bring back cherished memories!
  • With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world.
Shakespeare in the Summer
Temple of music
Free Admission/ Entrada Gratuita
No Reservation Required/ No se requiere reservación

Written by/Escrito por William Shakespeare
Presented by/Presentado por Rhode Island Latino Arts + Trinity Repertory Company
Bilingual English-Spanish Adaptation by/Adaptación Bilingüe en Inglés-Español por Marcel Mascaro
Co-directed by/Co-dirigido por Tyler Dobrowsky, Associate Artistic Director, Trinity Rep and Marcel Mascaro

Bring a picnic or enjoy food from these fine food trucks (thanks to PVD Food Truck Events):

Please note that the traffic pattern in Roger Williams Park has changed. The long loop around Cunliff and Edgewood Lakes, along Frederick C. Greene Memorial Boulevard, is now a one-way greenway. To access the Temple to Music more easily, we recommend using the Elmwood Avenue or Broad Street entrances.

WIcked Family Friendly

  • PawSox Free Youth Clinic 2:00pm - 3:15pm
  • Presented By Citizens Bank and ABC 6
  • The free youth clinics sponsored by Citizens Bank and ABC 6, will be offered on four different Saturdays throughout the season, once each month from May through August. Each clinic will run from 2:00 - 3:15 pm and will be followed by a PawSox home game that night at 6:05 pm. Teams, families, and individuals are all welcome for a day of fun with the PawSox. No registration is necessary. PawSox manager, coaches, and several PawSox players conduct the popular clinics on the field at McCoy while offering youngsters instructions and tips on the game of baseball. Kids, just bring your glove and head for the McCoy seating area. We'll escort you down to the field where you will learn from the pros. There will also be an autograph session at the conclusion of each clinic.
  • New Kids on the Block Themed Post-Game Fireworks
  • Presented By Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation
  • On Saturday, July 22, the PawSox will host the Norfolk Tides in a 6:15pm start at McCoy. After the game, fans will be treated to a spectacular New Kids on the Block Themed Fireworks Show. Come spend the night at McCoy and see Pawtucket play the Tides on Saturday, July 22 at 6:15 pm followed by fireworks.
  • Jackie Bradley Jr. Bobblehead Giveaway
  • Presented By Bristol County Savings Bank and WEEI 103.7FM
  • The first 3,000 fans entering McCoy Stadium prior to the PawSox vs. Norfolk Tides game at 6:15pm on Saturday, July 22, will receive a Jackie Bradley Jr. Bobblehead compliments of Bristol County Savings Bank and WEEI 103.7FM. Don't miss one of the most popular giveaway nights of the season!

Fit By The Field - Yoga at GILLETTE STADIUM
Monday, July 24: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM NRG Plaza, outside Patriots ProShop & The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon
Join yoga enthusiast, Maureen Delaney for an outdoor yoga session on Monday, July 24 from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. All-yoga levels are welcome, especially beginners!
BYOM (bring your own mat), and a sweater/sweatshirt for the relaxation poses at the end of class.
No cost for admission, all fitness classes are free, and open to all ages  Event Details: bit.ly/2rl2LlE

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