1. It’s time! The two-day open studio event hosted by Above Elite Studios in Westerly begins this evening at 5:30. Featured will be works by resident artists Laura Gaffke and Millie Donovan along with guestartists Jaclyn Altieri Murphy (jewelry), Joyita Neerkaje (mixed-media painter), Diana Sartor (printmaker) & Dora Szekely (silversmith/jewelry). For more information e-mail Millie Donovan at email@example.com or become a fan on Facebook.
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3. The invites you to a luncheon on May 7 at Mystic's to support its environmental education programs.
Here's what the DPNC posted on Facebook:
"Have you been wanting to try one of the most talked-about new restaurants in town? You'll have your chance, and be able to support DPNC at the same time at our "Green Trees and Blue Seas" luncheon on Monday, May 7. Join us at The Oyster Club from Noon - 2 p.m. that day for a lunch that celebrates local forest, field, and ocean fare, while also benefiting DPNC's environmental education programs. Tickets are $50 for members and $60 for non-members. Please call (860) 536-1216 to reserve your ticket."
4. Just over the border our neighbors in Rhode Island became the first colony to declare independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776.
5. Today’s Thought: "Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs." —Henry Ford