Wicked Rhody: (8/10/18 - 8/12/18) A Podcast About Rhode Island Life and Events



Wicked Rhody podcast hosts Mary and Ben discuss Rhode Island life, ideas, events, and stuff to do for the week of August 10th. 




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Wicked Interesting


  • Roger Williams Park  RI Orchestra
  • Rain Date: Saturday, August 11
  • Friday at 7 PM - 9 PM
  • Not only will we have 10 or so food trucks parked at The Temple of Music but will have an additional 15+ at our usual spot down the hill at Carousel Village. Food Truck Friday Carousel Village starts at 5pm and goes until 9:30pm. We will even have the Pops concert pumped down. So arrive early, stay late, and enjoy Roger Williams Park like never before. Oh yeah! Beer and Wine is available at FTF (Food Truck Friday) thanks to our partners at Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village and Trinity Brewhouse

Wicked Fun in the 401
   
  • Mt Hope Bridge 5k // Saturday, August 11 // 7:30a - 10:30a
  • For the second year in a row, runners and walkers will have the opportunity to cross the historic Mt. Hope Bridge by foot at the Mt. Hope Bridge 5K.

  • Join us on Saturday, August 11 for the second annual event, hosted by the Rhode Island Bridge and Turnpike Authority. 100% of net proceeds benefit the Bristol Rotary and their partner charities.

  • The 3.1-mile race will start at 7:30 AM. Participants will be shuttled from designated parking at Roger Williams University in Bristol to the race start in Portsmouth, Rhode Island on Saturday morning. The course will cross the bridge and follow a scenic loop through a portion of the Roger Williams University campus.

  • Walkers and runners are welcome to participate; all participants must be off the bridge (1 mile) in 20 minutes. This requires a 3 mph. pace. All participants unable to maintain this pace will be escorted off the bridge by race officials.

  • Awards will be given out on site for the top 3 overall male and females.

  • Strollers, pets and baby carriers are not permitted in the event.
  • https://www.facebook.com/events/545453429173392/


  • American Band Concert Under the Elms

  • Thursday at 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • John Brown House
  • The American Band will perform at the annual outdoor summer concert series "Concerts Under the Elms" at the John Brown House, hosted by the Rhode Island Historical Society.
  • This is an outdoor event, and audience members are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, food, and drinks. The Incredabowl Food Truck will also be at the concert!
  • Handicapped parking is available, and general parking is on the street. Arrive early to ensure a close parking space and spot in front of the band!
  • RIHS Members & all children under 12: Free
  • Adults and children 12 & over: $10


  • Chasing Summer // Sunday, August 12 // 10a - 2p
  • Ft. Adams State Park // Newport RI
  • On Sunday, August 12 from 10AM to 2PM the Newport County YMCA, Fort Adams Trust and the CMAK Foundation, will host an affordable, family end of summer celebration called “Chasing Summer” at Fort Adams. The event is the celebration of the Y’s Race4Chase Kids Triathlon Program. Every YMCA in the state will be represented at the event. There will be music, food, games and plenty of fun!

  • The Race4Chase Program aims to provide kids, aged 6-12, with a safe, healthy, non-competitive environment to discover the sport of triathlon. Designed as a 6-week goal-oriented summer program, participants are provided with expert instruction in swimming, cycling, running, strength training and flexibility and being taught the fundamentals of good nutrition, under the supportive guidance of coaches, lifeguards and instructors to get ready for a USAT-sanctioned race. Implementing a custom-designed training program the coaches provide the youth athletes with all the equipment, knowledge and one-on-one support they need to become tri-athletes and lifelong athletes.

  • The Program is created in memory of Chase Kowalski. Chase was an amazing son, brother, and friend who was taken from the world on 12/14/12 in the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. He loved sports of all kinds and had an incredibly competitive spirit. His family’s vision is “to turn tragedy into triumph by healing and strengthening our families and communities”. The Kowalski family wanted to capture Chase’s competitive spirit and vitality in creating a charity in his honor with a focus on health and wellness for children and their families. The CMAK (Chase Michael Anthony Kowalski) Foundation has pursued programs and initiatives that encourage personal improvement, healthy lifestyles and strong family and communities.
  • All proceeds from Chasing Summer will go right back into the Race4Chase program that provides scholarships for the participants. Suggested donations are $5 for a child, $10 for an adult and $25 for an entire family.
  • https://www.facebook.com/events/285680925508973/

  • The Looff-East Providence Arts Festival
  • Saturday at 11 AM - 6 PM
  • A Whirlwind of Art, Music, and Life
  • The annual East Providence Arts Festival affectionately known as "the looff" will take place this year on August 20th at historic Crescent Park.

Wicked Family Friendly


  • Free Summer Children's Performance Featuring Bill Harley
  • Tuesday, August 14 at 6pm
  • Grammy Award Winning Artist & RI Music Hall of Fame Inductee
  • A FREE family fun evening of singing & storytelling.
  • Bill has some favorites including “Monsters In The Bathroom”, “You’re In Trouble” and “Down In the Backpack”
  • A variety of free children’s performances, sponsored by Pride Hyundai will be presented in Slater Park for children and families from July 10th to August 21st. The stage is located between the Park Office and the Daggett House, across from the tennis courts. The Slater Park Pavilion will be the alternate location in the event of rain. (conditions may change)
  • Presented by: Pride Hyundai of Seekonk



Borderline


Insane Inflatable 5K // Saturday, August 11 // 8:30 am

Seekonk Speedway - Rt. 6 - Seekonk, MA


The Insane Inflatable 5K is coming to Providence!
Get ready to experience the most fun, wild and insane obstacle run in the world.
Get “pumped up” for a course filled with the world’s largest and most extreme inflatable obstacles ever produced.

Here’s your chance to be a kid at heart, and insane by choice!


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