Friends of Ballard Park

UPCOMING
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES:

Saturday, May 23
Star Gazing
9 to 10 pm
Robert Horton and Scott MacNeill from Brown University will bring their high powered telescopes to Ballard Park’s quarry meadow and give a tour of the Spring sky. A crescent moon will be visible as well as Jupiter, Venus and Saturn. $5 suggested donation; $15 suggested per group/family. Hazard Road entrance.


Wednesday, June 24
Children's Workshop
Tree ID
1 to 2:30 pm
Participants will examine the trees of Ballard Park and learn about the animals that live in them. Our educator will share how to identify trees by their bark and their leaves then show children how to make a colorful tree rubbing they can bring home to post on their fridge!

The class is best suited for children 6 to 12 years old. Younger and older siblings welcome. Fee is $5 per student. Adults are free and encouraged to attend. Rain date is the following Monday. Pre-registration is required. Call 401.619.3377 or e-mail education@ballardpark.org to register or for more information.


Wednesday, July 8
CONCERT: The Newport Community Band
7 to 8:30 pm
Salve Regina University's forty-five piece symphonic band kicks off our concert series. Seating is on the grass. FREE


Thursday, July 9
Children’s Workshop: Habitat Hike
1 to 2:30 pm

Ballard Park is home to many different animal species. Children will explore why different animals choose to live in certain areas of the park based on their food and shelter needs through a habitat scavenger hunt that takes them into a forest, along a vernal pond and through a meadow.

The class is best suited for children 6 to 12 years old. Younger and older siblings welcome. Fee is $5 per student. Adults are free and encouraged to attend. Rain date is the following Monday. Pre-registration is required. Call 401.619.3377 or e-mail education@ballardpark.org to register or for more information.

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, June 6, 2015
ANNUAL FUNDRAISER
benefiting Friends of Ballard Park

STUNNING LOCATION!
Edgehill, 31 Beacon Hill Road

WINES SELECTED BY
Les Ballard!

JAZZ BY
The Ben Shaw Quartet

HORS D'OEUVRES BY
McGrath Clambakes, Inc.

SILENT AUCTION


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PHOTOS BY: JONATHAN CLANCY
and JENNIFER CARTER

friends of ballard park, 320 Thames Street #274, Newport RI 02840 * phone: 401.619.3377
BALLARD PARK is located at the corner of Hazard & Wickham Roads in Newport, RI