On Saturday …
MSNBC On Main Street: EG’s Main Street Merchants are welcoming MSNBC’s Your Business to Main Street today, taping a show about Small Business Saturday. Be on TV – shop Main Street.
Wildwood Nursery Fall Family Fun: With fall planting season in full swing, we invite you to join us at Wildwood Nursery for Fall Family Fun, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kids will enjoy pumpkin painting, kids crafts and games. Adults will be treated to helpful gardening demonstrations on topics such as how to deal with garden pests (including those pesky deer!), hydrangeas, and tips for putting the garden to bed for winter. Bring a soil sample and have it tested for free by the URI Master Gardener soil testing team (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. only). Learn about home composting from a URI Master Composter.
Bridge E-Waste Recycling Drive: Drop off old cell phones, computers, TVs, or whatever else you have lying around your home or office! There will be trucks set up in the parking lot to receive your e-waste. Your efforts will help cut communities’ dumping costs while raising money for a good cause. A small donation per item is highly encouraged. All proceeds are to benefit the Learning through Technology Project at The Providence Center School. A shredding truck will also be available at the drive, offering document shredding services for $.50 per pound. A percentage of this fee will be donated. At the Texas Roadhouse parking lot, starting at 9 a.m.
Blessing of the Animals: In the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, there will be a Blessing of the Animals at the First Lutheran Church, 124 Division St., at 5 p.m. All people and pets are welcome!
Creation Chronicles: Fisherman's Follies presents "The Creation Chronicles" at St. Luke’s Saturday evening. It took God seven days to create the world and man has been God’s greatest triumph and greatest headache. The stories of man's struggles are what make up the Old Testament of the Bible. You can experience it at 7 p.m. Free.
Open Mic with Mardi Garcia: Mardi will be hosting and opening the night at the Greenwich Hotel with a solo set starting at 8:30 p.m. Saturday Night Live Open Mic is for musicians of all genres. Drum kit available, bass amp, PA, etc. Bring your band if you want or just bring your cool self and enjoy the historic ambiance of this turn-of-the-century hotel with genuine horseshoe bar and ample menu for munchies. Pool table room as well.
On Sunday …
College Admissions Fair: The Rhode Island Association of Admission Officers is holding its 37th Annual Regional College Fair Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. The event will be hosted by Rhode Island College, 600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Providence, in the Recreation Center Field House. Nearly 200 college representatives will be in attendance for our fall fair.
Grief Support: This group at Christ Church is open to anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one. Each session begins with a video followed by discussion. Through helpful insights and caring and compassionate discussion, the healing process can begin. 2 p.m. For more information, contact the Christ Church office at 884-8632 or email@example.com.