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Weekend Agenda: Holiday Happenings – Main St. Stroll To Xmas At Castle

Your guide for life in East Greenwich for Saturday and Sunday.

Santa visited with a number of children Thursday night at Town Hall and will be back to see children Sunday afternoon at the Odeum.
Santa visited with a number of children Thursday night at Town Hall and will be back to see children Sunday afternoon at the Odeum.

On Saturday …

Toys for Tots toy drive: Stop by American Legion Post 15 to donate new, unwrapped toys for the Rhode Island Toys for Tots project. There will be karaoke, face painting, guest DJs, belly dancers and live music. Hosted by Funny Lisa with DJ Jammer. 1016 Main Street. 3 p.m. More details: http://www.providencenightout.com/events/402205/toys-for-tots-toy-drive-dance-party

Christmas at the Castle: Smith’s Castle’s annual holiday event takes place this weekend from noon to 4 p.m. This year's theme: The History of the Christmas Carol. The halls of Smith's Castle are decked in period fashion for a celebration of Christmas past. Enjoy live musical entertainment from an earlier era. Saturday: Mary King, Sophie's Choice, Brown Madrigal Singers. Story reading/singing: Santa Bob & Father Christmas. Children's crafts, the popular Docent's bake sale, plants, greenery & gift Shop. Complimentary cider and cookies. Bring your camera and catch a photo with Father Christmas and Santa. 55 Richard Smith Drive (north of Wickford off Post Road). Adults $5, 6 to 12 year olds $2, members and children under 6 free.

Shady Lea Mill Open Studios: Artists of Shady Lea Mill, situated on the scenic Mattatuxet River in North Kingstown, are opening their studios Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The 40 artisans offer a wide array of handmade local gifts. Featuring one-of-a-kind pottery, sculpture, painting, mixed-media collage, glass blowing and fusing, handmade pewter frames, photography, woodworking, jewelry design, music and classes in art and guitar building. 215 Shady Lea Road.

Fred Astaire Studio Warwick’s Grand Opening: Join the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Warwick for an evening of dancing, professional performances, raffles, champagne, hors d’oeuvres and more. From 6 to 9 p.m. RSVP at 401.427.2494 or dance@fredawstairewarwick.com

On Sunday …

Holiday Bazaar: All are welcome for a festive fair at Westminster Unitarian Church. Handmade gifts, delicious foods, handmade jewelry, books, birdhouses and more. 10 a.m. 119 Kenyon Avenue.

Adopt-A-Pet Open House: Animals are available for viewing and adoption today with the assistance of a dedicated East Greenwich Animal Protection League member. The open house takes place at Greenwich Bay Animal Hospital from 10:30 to 1 p.m. Individual appointments are also available.

Main Street Holiday Stroll: The theme this week is “Santa & Other Surprises.” We can't talk too much about the surprises except to say they will be fun. The trolley will be back, making stops up and down Main Street. There will also be a Santa lookalike contest at Town Hall. And, one of the singing groups will include EG's own favorite cobbler, Steve Villari, who will be singing with Judy Hall. Other singers include Trudy and Ismael Sanchez, and Richard Johnson and a few NK Community Choristers. Noon to 4 p.m.

Christmas at the Castle: Smith’s Castle’s annual holiday event takes place this weekend from noon to 4 p.m. This year's theme: The History of the Christmas Carol. The halls of Smith's Castle are decked in period fashion for a celebration of Christmas past. Enjoy live musical entertainment from an earlier era. Sunday: Jesse Liam, The Very Merry Dickens Carol, St. Luke's Jubilate Ringers handbell choir. Story reading/singing: Santa Bob & Father Christmas. Children's crafts, the popular Docent's bake sale, plants, greenery & gift Shop. Complimentary cider and cookies. Bring your camera and catch a photo with Father Christmas and Santa. 55 Richard Smith Drive (north of Wickford off Post Road). Adults $5, 6 to 12 year olds $2, members and children under 6 free.


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