Free day at the Herreshoff Marine Museum

This Saturday, April 29, the Herreshoff Marine Museum will open for the season with free entry from 10 am – 5:00 pm. Enjoy guided tours, family activities, arts and crafts, games, tournaments, prizes, snacks, spring fun, and more! Del’s Lemonade will be available. Find the museum at 1 Burnside Street, Bristol. (Photo credit: Herreshoff Marine Museum.)

Tour the RI State House during April break

This April vacation, try something new – a tour of the Rhode Island State House. Tours occur each weekday and are a fun and educational family activity.

The tour stops include the Rhode Island Charter Museum, which features the Royal Charter of 1663 and other historical documents and artifacts; the State Room, where Gilbert Stuart’s famous portrait of George Washington hangs; and the Rotunda, one of the world’s largest self-supported marble domes.

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Tricksters and Noodleheads this weekend

Meet some crafty animals and foolish people in this lively folktale medley. Sparky’s Puppets dramatize favorite children’s stories with colorful hand puppets, lively humor, and plenty of audience participation. They have entertained children and family audiences throughout New England for 35 years. See the show at 11 am-noon, Saturday, April 15, at the Artists’ Exchange, 50 Rolfe Square, Cranston. There is a suggested donation of $5.

2nd Annual Drums & Music of the Americas

This Saturday, April 8, see a variety of drumming performances, artisans, food, and more. Sample of performers: Velekete African Percussion, American Indian Drums, West Indian Drums, and Traditional Native Blues. Event will also include cultural artist vending in the American Indian, Latino, and African American styles. Put on by Neighborworks of Blackstone Valley. Takes place from 1-5 pm, 40 South Main Street, Woonsocket. It’s free! See Calendar event for website link.

Messy Arts

Join other kids every Friday from 10-11:30 am for Messy Arts at Dream Big Academy, 41 Comstock Parkway, Cranston. For $12, kids get a unique craft each week, storytime, and open play gym.

Speakeasy Slasher interactive and family-friendly murder mystery

Put on the Ritz at this interactive, family-friendly murder mystery presented by the Artists’ Exchange. When onscreen drama becomes real life, guests must help solve the crime! Set in present day at the live premiere of Rhode Island’s new thriller film, Speakeasy Slasher, the scene is the celebration of the 80th birthday of Salvatore Sabatini, Godfather of Rhode Island’s “Three Families.” When someone is found dead, guests much search for clues and question suspects to solve the crime.

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