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Odeum Revitalization Is Fundraiser's Goal

Cajun Party at Quidnessett, Art Show and Sale Downtown, Paddling at Sunset and More

It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue with the best bets for how to spend your free time. Check out our picks for the local activities to hit and places to explore.

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I think we can all agree that it would be great to have a dedicated theater operating in town again. With the fundraising efforts to re-open the town’s landmark Greenwich Odeum in full swing, here’s your chance to be part of the solution and have a great time at a Big Easy-style shindig in the process.

Bringing a little bit of the New Orleans atmosphere to Rhode Island this weekend, the event features terrific food and drink, dancing to the Slippery Sneakers Cajun/Zydeco band, and a silent auction.

Where/When: Quidnessett Country Club, 950 North Quidnessett Road, North Kingstown, on Friday, 6:30pm.

Why Go: You get to have a great time and help bring the Odeum back to life on Main Street. It's a win-win situation.

Pricing:  $75 per person.

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Where/When: ; Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m., with an opening reception from 1 to 3 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Why Go: Over 70 adult and youth artists from the and School of Art will showcase their original fine art in all mediums, including oil, watercolor, pastel and charcoal.

Pricing: Free.

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Where/When: Kayak Centre, 9 Phillips Street, North Kingstown, RI; Fridays through August 19, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Why Go: Getting to take in the spectacular sunset views is just one of the reasons this activity was voted “Best Date Night” by “RI Monthly” magazine.

Pricing: $40.

Where/When: The Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Rd, Warwick, RI; Daily through July 29, 12 to 4 p.m.

Why Go: Remember the Warwick Musical Theatre in this exhibit that also features memorabilia from the personal collection of Larry Bonoff.

Pricing: Free; Donations to benefit the Warwick Museum of Art are gratefully accepted.

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Where/When: ; Sunday 12 to 3 p.m.

Why Go: Enjoy a one-mile hike in the park followed by lunch to benefit the no-kill animal shelter. 

Pricing: $20 per person.

We know you have your favorites that we missed. So please share the goodness in our comment box below, add your events to the EG Patch calendar, or e-mail them to eg.calendareditor@gmail.com.

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