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TOP RIGHT: Hilary Bovay. BOTTOM: Hayden Pfeiffer. ABOVE: Jennifer Carter

Friends of Ballard Park

UPCOMING
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES:

Thursday,
July 30th

CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP: Rocks Rock!
1 to 2:30 pm
Rocks Rock!
Ballard Park has examples of all three different rock types – igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. Children will hike through the park and identify the rock types, learn how they got there and hear about Ballard Park’s past as a working quarry.

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 recommended. Click here to register or e-mail education@ballardpark.org for more information.


Thursday,
August 6th

1 to 2:30 pm
CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP: Name That Nest!

Nests aren’t just for birds as children will learn as they hike the park examining trees to determine the birds and animals that live in them. Participants will try creating their own nests and play a few games relating to our feathered friends.

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 recommended. Click here to register or e-mail education@ballardpark.org for more information.


Thursday,
August 13th

1 to 2:30 pm
CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP:
A Chapter on Raptors.
Children will learn about the hawks, eagles, falcons, owls and ospreys that may be found in the park and the senses they use to catch their prey.

Pre-registration is recommended.
Click here to register or e-mail education@ballardpark.org for more information.

Thursday,
August 20th

1 to 2:30 pm
CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP:
Bugs & Slugs

We’ll supply our special bug collecting tools so participants can examine the creepy, crawly creatures up close and learn more about their habits and habitats.

Pre-registration is recommended.
Click here to register or e-mail education@ballardpark.org for more information.

movies on the rocks
an outdoor movie series at ballard park
CELEBRATING 10 YEARS!
and 30 movie screenings!

Austin Powers. Back to the Future. Blair Witch Project. Bug's Life. Caddyshack. Dr. No. E.T. Finding Nemo. Ghostbusters. Goonies. Grease. Happy Feat. Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone. Jaws. Jurassic Park. Madagascar. Mary Poppins. Moonrise Kingdom. Over the Hedge. Pirates of the Carribean. Raiders of the Lost Ark. Shrek. Surf's Up. The Jungle Book. The Lion King. Twilight. Twilight New Moon. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. The Wizard of Oz.


PRODUCTION SPONSOR:


August 5
dusk (8:15 to 8:30)
JURASSIC PARK
In Steven Spielberg's massive blockbuster paleontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) are among a select group chosen to tour an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. While the park's mastermind, billionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), assures everyone that the facility is safe, they find out otherwise when various ferocious predators break free and go on the hunt. 1993; 127 minutes; Rated PG-13.


RAIN DATE: Thursday, August 6, 2015

August 12
dusk (8:15 to 8:30)

MRS. DOUBTFIRE
Troubled that he has little access to his children, divorced Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams) hatches an elaborate plan. With help from his creative brother Frank (Harvey Fierstein), he dresses as an older British woman and convinces his ex-wife, Miranda (Sally Field), to hire him as a nanny. “Mrs. Doubtfire” wins over the children and helps Daniel become a better parent — but when both Daniel and his nanny persona must meet different parties at the same restaurant, his secrets may be exposed. 125 minutes; Rated PG-13.

RAIN DATE: Thursday, August 13, 2015.

August 19
dusk (8:00 to 8:15)
STAR TREK GENERATIONS
In the 23rd century, the Starship Enterprise is dispatched to the scene of a giant energy field about to engulf two ships. Capt. Kirk (William Shatner) averts calamity, but is exposed to the field and presumed dead. Years later, the Enterprise’s new commander, Capt. Picard (Patrick Stewart), learns that one of the disaster’s survivors, Dr. Soran (Malcolm McDowell), plans to enter the field by destroying a neighboring star. Picard now must collaborate with an unlikely ally in order to stop him. 118 minutes; Rated PG.

RAIN DATE: Thursday, August 20, 2015

August 26
dusk (8:00 to 8:15)
THE BREAKFAST CLUB
Five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal (Paul Gleason). The disparate group includes rebel John (Judd Nelson), princess Claire (Molly Ringwald), outcast Allison (Ally Sheedy), brainy Brian (Anthony Michael Hall) and Andrew (Emilio Estevez), the jock. Each has a chance to tell his or her story, making the others see them a little differently — and when the day ends, they question whether school will ever be the same. 97 minutes; Rated R.

RAIN DATE: Thursday, August 27, 2015.
Movies begin at dusk (typically between 8:00 and 8:15 pm) in Ballard Park’s quarry meadow which will be open at 6:30 pm for blankets and picnicking. Seating is on the grass - bring a blanket or lawn chair. Carry in, carry out policy.

In the event of rain movies will be shown on the following night.

Like regular movie theaters, smoking is prohibited.

MOVIES ON THE ROCKS is co-sponsored by the Rhode Island State Senate, Rhode Island House of Representatives and Ken & Tia Scigulinksy with support from BR Arnold Construction, Kiki Finn and the Law Offices of Joseph J. Nicholson.

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BALLARD PARK is located at the corner of Hazard & Wickham Roads in Newport, RI