On Saturday …
Cemetery cleanup: Our historic cemetery watchdog Alan Clarke (a member of the RI Advisory Commission on Historic Cemeteries) says the first scheduled cleanup of the fall takes place Saturday at 9 a.m. at the cemeteries on the right along Cedar Avenue just west of Middle Road. Alan is looking for people to adopt a cemetery this season – there are at least 60 historic cemeteries in need of care.
Art at the Armory Preview: Preview an exhibition of selected artworks from the collections of the Varnum Armory and the James Mitchell House museums. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine, music, and – of course – art. $50 per person. The proceeds will go to helping preserve the Varnum Museum collections for generations to come. At 5 p.m.
America’s Cup champ & Rocky Hill alum in town: Rocky Hill School is welcoming back to campus America's Cup winner and Newport native Rome Kirby on Saturday. Kirby, a 2007 graduate of Rocky Hill School, was the only American-born member of Oracle Team USA, which completed an improbable comeback in the final race of the 34th America's Cup last month. He will be on Rocky Hill to speak to the community as part of the school's Homecoming festivities, from 12:15 to 1 p.m.
Gold’s Open House: Workout for free all day at Gold’s Gym, 1000 Division St. You can try all the group classes, have a light breakfast, and visit vendor tables for service and product samples from 9 a.m. to noon. This happens only once every quarter.
Tea Party with Josefina: Barnes & Noble is holding for a special American Girl Tea Party with Josefina where visitors can learn about Josefina's Hispanic culture and making a special craft. 3 p.m.On Sunday …
Art at the Armory: Artwork from the collections of the Varnum Armory Museum and the Varnum House Museum will be on exhibit on the “drill floor” of the Armory on Main Street, along with selected posters from the Armory’s vast collection of WWI and WWII recruiting and propaganda posters. Open from noon to 5 p.m. Free.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.