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Adult Events

May 28, 2022

9:00am - 5:00pm
Description The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the 26th Annual 'Virtu' Outdoor Arts Festival   The event will take place in beautiful Wilcox Park in downtown Westerly, and will feature the fine selected works of professional artists and crafts persons. Virtu will be held rain... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

May 28, 2022

10:30am - 11:30am
Please join us for Zumba in the library's Terrace room on Saturday mornings with Yvonne Brown and Tina Pagliusi! Once the weather permits, classes will move back out to Wilcox Park. "Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

May 30, 2022

9:00am - 8:00pm
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

May 31, 2022

9:00am - 10:00am
We invite you to join us and Chelsea from Bluebird Yoga for an all levels (beginner friendly) yoga practice in the park Tuesdays at 9:00am! Wake up your body with a gentle stretch followed by flowing movement and strengthening. We will be meeting behind the pond, next to the big tree and near the... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

May 31, 2022

1:00pm - 4:00pm
During these challenging times individuals need assistance now more than ever. Our volunteer Community Resource Advocate, Susan Rosen, is available to offer help! Susan can be reached via email to offer guidance to connect you or loved ones with local resources available based on specific needs.... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

May 31, 2022

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Do you have problems with technology?Do you have questions about new gadgets?Do you have frustrations with the internet? NEW day and time!Come join us every Tuesday afternoon at 2PM via... Read more
Audience: Adult

May 31, 2022

5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Knit and Crochet Group is a social event - bring a project to work on and talk about! Drop in any time between 5:30 and 7:30 pm to craft and chat. This program is not a class for learning to knit or crochet, but attendees are usually willing and able to answer questions if you’re having trouble... Read more
Audience: Adult

June 01, 2022

5:00pm - 7:00pm
This month's exhibit will feature local artists, Helen Roy and Lisle Ann Jackson! Head to the Hoxie Gallery from 5-7 pm Wednesday, June 1st to "Meet the Artists". Their pieces can be viewed in the Hoxie Gallery through the month of June during library hours. About the artists:... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

June 01, 2022

9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHEN Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?! Get ready to dynamically strengthen and stretch to develop a strong, toned and elongated body with full range of motion! Spring into Summer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park! Heather Van Dam is a... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

June 01, 2022

5:30pm - 7:00pm
You've wrapped up 8 weeks of training, and now you're ready for your very first 5k race! Join us and the Westerly Track and Athletic Club in Misquamicut for the first of their summer Fun Run Series. See below for the details, and please contact Cassie with any questions: ... Read more
Audience: Adult

June 02, 2022

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Want a chance to hone your skills against a variety of players, including two state champions? Stop by the Westerly Library and Wilcox Park on Thursdays, between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm for our weekly community Chess Club. Meets are held in the library's Old Main Reading room and players of any skill... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Please join us for Zumba classes Thursday evenings with Yvonne Brown and Tina Pagliusi! Classes will be held on the grassy area by the back of the pond in Wilcox Park, weather permitting.  "When it comes to body sculpting, Zumba® Toning raises the bar (or rather, the toning stick)! It combines... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

June 03, 2022

9:00am - 10:00am
We invite you to join us and Michael Dotolo for yoga in Wilcox Park on Fridays at 9:00am! We will be meeting on the back side of the pond. About the class: Sum Yoga is a more traditional practice of hatha yoga designed to sum up the actions of posture, breathing, and concentration... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

June 04, 2022

10:30am - 11:30am
Please join us for Zumba in Wilcox Park on Saturday mornings with Yvonne Brown and Tina Pagliusi! Classes will be held on the grassy area by the back of the pond, weather permitting.  "Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Zumba routines... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

June 05, 2022

12:00pm - 4:00pm
Join us in Wilcox Park for a free concert series with Westerly Sound: Explorations in Atmospheric Sound. Bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy some great tunes the first Sunday of the month, June through October. For more information please visit: ... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

June 07, 2022

9:00am - 10:00am
We invite you to join us and Chelsea from Bluebird Yoga for an all levels (beginner friendly) yoga practice in the park Tuesdays at 9:00am! Wake up your body with a gentle stretch followed by flowing movement and strengthening. We will be meeting behind the pond, next to the big tree and near the... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

June 07, 2022

1:00pm - 4:00pm
During these challenging times individuals need assistance now more than ever. Our volunteer Community Resource Advocate, Susan Rosen, is available to offer help! Susan can be reached via email to offer guidance to connect you or loved ones with local resources available based on specific needs.... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

June 07, 2022

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Do you have problems with technology?Do you have questions about new gadgets?Do you have frustrations with the internet? NEW day and time!Come join us every Tuesday afternoon at 2PM via... Read more
Audience: Adult

June 07, 2022

5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Knit and Crochet Group is a social event - bring a project to work on and talk about! Drop in any time between 5:30 and 7:30 pm to craft and chat. This program is not a class for learning to knit or crochet, but attendees are usually willing and able to answer questions if you’re having trouble... Read more
Audience: Adult

June 08, 2022

9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHEN Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?! Get ready to dynamically strengthen and stretch to develop a strong, toned and elongated body with full range of motion! Spring into Summer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park! Heather Van Dam is a... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

June 08, 2022

9:00am - 1:00pm
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen

June 09, 2022

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Want a chance to hone your skills against a variety of players, including two state champions? Stop by the Westerly Library and Wilcox Park on Thursdays, between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm for our weekly community Chess Club. Meets are held in the library's Old Main Reading room and players of any skill... Read more
Audience: Adult, Kids, Teen
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Please join us for Zumba classes Thursday evenings with Yvonne Brown and Tina Pagliusi! Classes will be held on the grassy area by the back of the pond in Wilcox Park, weather permitting.  "When it comes to body sculpting, Zumba® Toning raises the bar (or rather, the toning stick)! It combines... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

June 09, 2022

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Please join us for an author talk with Connelly Akstens! She will read from her autobiography, Without Shame: Learning to Be Me,... Read more
Audience: Adult

June 10, 2022

9:00am - 10:00am
We invite you to join us and Michael Dotolo for yoga in Wilcox Park on Fridays at 9:00am! We will be meeting on the back side of the pond. About the class: Sum Yoga is a more traditional practice of hatha yoga designed to sum up the actions of posture, breathing, and concentration... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

June 10, 2022

10:00am - 11:00am
Members of organization Project Outreach of Westerly will have a table set up outside the library's Old Main Reading Room the second Friday of every month from 10-11 am. They will be there to aid veterans in navigating available benefits and other services.   The mission of Project Outreach is to... Read more
Audience: Adult

June 11, 2022

9:00am - 12:00pm
Ask a Master Gardener and get a free soil test! Bring your garden questions, insects, damaged leaves, etc.!  Get research-based answers to all your gardening questions. Have your soil tested and get advice on how to improve it!  URI Master Gardeners will be on the Esplanade outside the Library (... Read more
Audience: Adult

June 11, 2022

10:00am - 12:30pm
The Westerly Writers Group will meet the second Saturday of each month. Share work, discuss readings, and write in response to prompts in this group-led writing workshop. All experience levels and genre interests welcome.  If you are interested in joining the group please first contact Dyann at... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen
10:00am - 11:30am
Wilcox Park is a world class arboretum and holds a large variety of tree species.  This tour showcases some of the Master Gardeners favorite trees in the Park. The Master Gardeners will also tell you a bit about trees - how they grow and reproduce, how to identify some trees.  URI Master Gardeners... Read more
Audience: Adult

June 11, 2022

10:30am - 11:30am
Please join us for Zumba in Wilcox Park on Saturday mornings with Yvonne Brown and Tina Pagliusi! Classes will be held on the grassy area by the back of the pond, weather permitting.  "Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Zumba routines... Read more
Audience: Adult, Teen

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