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Shakespeare in the Park, EG Style

"Macbeth" at Academy Field, and three fundraisers for worthy causes are on the agenda this weekend.

It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend. Luckily, 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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Who needs New York's Central Park when kids from the East Greenwich Parks & Recreation Department's Experiments in Theater summer camp will be staging Shakespeare's "Macbeth" at Academy Field on Friday?

For the past three weeks, fourth through ninth graders have been practicing their dialogue, learning fencing skills, and perfecting their performances, so it's sure to be a crowd-pleaser. All are welcome to the show, and are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Children must be seated with adults and pets are not allowed.

In the event of rain, the performance will be moved into Swift Auditorium.

Where/When: ; Friday, 6:30 p.m.

Why Go: See Shakespeare the way the Bard intended, in the park.

Pricing:  Free

2.

Where/When: ; Saturday, 12 to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.

Why Go: The two-day event offers activities for sailors of all talents, and racing excitement for viewers. In addition, donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will be accepted.

Pricing:  Per event

3.

Where/When: ; Saturday,
12:30 p.m.

Why Go: The Swing for Sharon golf tournament is organized
by the family and friends of Sharon Venezia, who lost her battle with colon cancer in 2010. The day’s proceeds go to the Jimmy Fund Golf Program to support colon cancer research at Dana-Farber.

Pricing: $65

4.

Where/When: ; Saturday, 5 to 9 p.m.

Why Go: A dinner buffet and live music from False Positive aims to raise money for the organization that grants wishes to children
under the age of eighteen with life threatening illnesses.

Pricing: Adults $40; Children $20

5. PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT

Where/When: ; Friday, 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.

Why Go: You’ll want to bring the kids over to the high school parking lot to be thrilled by the tricks and stunts of this week’s BMX Bike Show. In case of bad weather, the show will go on in the gym.

Pricing: Free

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