Explorer Riverboat Tours on the Blackstone River depart every Sunday through Oct. 20, from Central Falls Landing on Madeira Avenue, Central Falls, at 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. A tour guide explains the ecology of the river and surrounding wetlands interspersed with stories about the people and history of the region. Adults $10, seniors and children $8. “Free Sundays” are the last Sunday of every month sponsored by Citizens Bank. Call 401-724-2200.
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Club Par X, Stanley Avenue, Woonsocket [Map]
An annual breakfast will benefit St. Jude Children Research Hospital. The venue has limited parking, but bus service to and from the event will be provided from the Woonsocket High School parking lot on Cass Avenue every 15 minutes from 8 to 11:45 a.m.
For information: Tickets are $6 in advance or $7 at the door, and can be purchased at The Special Place, Pepin Lumber, Club Par X, the Museum of Work and Culture, WOON and WNRI radio stations.
The Gym, LLC 2168 Diamond Hill Road, Woonsocket [Map]
The 2013 Novans Pride 5K Walk/Run Road Race will loop through Woonsocket streets. The course will include mile markers and one water stop, and will be professionally timed. All profit from the 5K will be donated to the Woonsocket Athletic Department for ongoing needs of city sports teams and equipment upgrades. Registration for the race costs $33 in advance or $35 on race day. Prizes will be given to the top overall finishers.
For information: To register online visit https://runsignup.com/Race/RI/Woonsocket/NovansPride5k
Events start at 9 a.m. on the Coutu Memorial Field behind Tolman High School, 150 Exchange St. Kickstands go up at 11 a.m. Cost of the run is $20 for riders, $15 for passengers, with proceeds benefiting the Pfc. Kyle Joseph Coutu Memorial Fund. Includes lunch and T-shirt. A party will happen after the motorcycle run at 1 p.m. Sticks Tavern, 417 Putnam Pike, Chepachet. Cost of $15 per guest includes lunch and T-shirt. Raffles, face painting, stories, and making memories.
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10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Holiday Inn, Myles Standish Boulevard, Taunton, Mass., exit 9 from Route 495 [Map]
Sponsored by the Old Colony Model Railroad Club. Dealers from around New England, plus working layouts, refreshments and more. Handicap-accessible venue. Adults $5, children under 12 with an adult free, Scouts in uniform free. Contact Dennis Ingalls at 508-285-3963 or email email@example.com for more information.
11:15 am to 3:00 pm
Every Sunday through Oct. 6, rain or shine. 286 Mendon St., Blackstone, Mass. House tours available from noon to 3 p.m. Visit www.danielsfarmstead.org .
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Goddard Memorial State Park, Warwick, RI [Map]
Sponsored by Save the Bay. Free beach activities, local kayak vendors, canoe and paddleboard demonstrations, live entertainment, food, rock climbing and more. Free admission.
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Family-friendly, free event features food, live music, rock wall, paddleboard and kayak demonstrations, field games, crafts, raffles and more. Visit www.savebay.org.
For information: Goddard Memorial State Park, 1095 Ives Road, Warwick, RI
Every Sunday. Doors will open at noon. Food and refreshments will be available. Call Cecile at 401-935-8919. Fairmount Manor, 525 2nd Ave., Woonsocket.
Held every Sunday at 2 p.m. The first two Sundays of the month are held at Four Corners Community Chapel, 200 Angell Road, Cumberland. The second two Sundays are at Emerald Bay Manor, 10 Old Diamond Hill Road. Call 401-333-5815.
Valentine Whitman House, 1147 Great Road, Lincoln, RI [Map]
Spend an afternoon in the historic 1694 Valentine Whitman House and learn about the history and customs of afternoon tea. Pat Perry portrays a Victorian lady, and Pat Choiniere offers a look back at the old attitudes toward women. Ladies and gentlemen welcome. Tickets are $10. call Pat at 401-334-2182 for reservations.
Ri Ra Irish Pub in Providence [Map]
The Punk Rock Heavy Metal Karaoke Band is playing a benefit concert for Woonsocket nonprofit NE Distance, which brings world-class athletes to the city to work with the city’s underserved youth. More information can be found at nedistance.org/prhmk.html. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 the day of the show. The show will be immediately following the CVS Downtown 5K.