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April 2008 Events Calendar

April 1-31

Discover Newport:
Daffodil Days at Blithewold

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809
10:00 am - 4:00 pm |

Celebrate spring at this beautiful thirty-three-acre estate on Narragansett Bay with a spectacular display of more than 50,000 daffodils. Billiant yellow daffodils trumpet the arrival of spring as the sight of blooming flowers and budding trees help us forget winter as we look forward to summer fun.

April 1-10

Discover Newport Presents:
Newport Restaurant Week Spring

Newport County Restaurants
Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI
$16 for three-course lunch | $35 for three-course dinner.
401-845-9110 |
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Prepare your taste buds for mouthwatering menus this season with 3 course prix-fixe lunches and dinners at over 55 participating restaurants throughout Bristol and Newport County; experience culinary walking tours, chef demos, affordable palate-pleasing lodging packages, special themed events and more. County restaurants offer an array of creative menus. (Presented by Discover Newport).

April 15

One Boston Day

City of Boston and Beyond

Mayor Walsh announced that One Boston Day – held annually on April 15th to commemorate the Boston Marathon bombings – will become a permanent fixture of the City of Boston. "April 15 is a date that has come to stand for our city's deepest values, and we continue to be amazed by the spirit of the day, in the city, and around the world," Walsh said. "I am proud to sign this proclamation so that every April 15 we are inspired to come together to honor the bravery, the resolve and the unity of the city by reaching out, helping those in need, committing random acts of kindness."

April 18

JFK Library Presents:
National Marionette Theater - Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
10:30 - 11:30 am | Free | Children Ages 5 and Up
617 514-1644 | Register here |

The master puppeteers bring one the most famous of the Grimm Brothers’ stories to life with exquisitely crafted marionettes, scrolling scenery and the beautiful music of Englebert Humperdinck. Hansel and Gretel get lost while picking berries and end up trapped in a house constructed of cake and candy. Can they work together to get themselves out of trouble and back home safely? 

April 29
Spectacle Management Presents: Eileen Ivers

The Larcom Performing Arts Theatre
13 Wallis St. BeverlyMA
7:30 p.m. | 617 531-1257 | $49-$59

Master musician Eileen Ivers captures the spirit of Christmas with a special evening of songs, including Go Tell It On The Mountain, Don Oiche Ud i mBeithil (One Night in Bethlehem), Jesu Joy of Man’s Desire, Deck the Halls, The Little Drummer Boy and other memorable holiday melodies. Join Ivers and her band for A Joyful Christmas show. From the first note to the rousing finale you’ll be taken on a joyous musical journey; a concert for the entire family that you’ll not forget!

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