State beaches free Sunday
Governor Donald L. Carcieri has announced that the annual Governor's Bay Day will be held Sunday, July 29. The day is marked by free entrance to all state beaches and parks and a variety of free music, ga.m.es and activities.
The Governor has issued an Executive Order that waives entrance/ parking fees at all state parks and beaches for Bay Day. Parking at state beaches will be free beginning at 4 p.m. on Saturday.
This year's Bay Day events are scheduled for Colt State Park in Bristol, Goddard Memorial Park in Warwick, and Brenton Point Park in Newport. There are also events slated for Roger Wheeler, Scarborough, and Misquamicut State Beaches.
One of this year's new events is sand carving from "Sandtasia Sand Sculptures of the Ocean State." This company of professional sand sculptors will offer lessons and demonstrations of their art at nearby Roger Wheeler State Beach in Narragansett from 9 a.m to 1 p.m.
Other events at Roger Wheeler:
Lite Rock 105 prize givetoaway throughout the day.
11 a.m.: Registration for the Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at the Pavilion
12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Department of Children, Youth, and Fa.m.ilies' Foster Parent Program. Presents "Fishing for Families" with Biomes sea creature touch and feel tank
3 p.m. Governor awards prizes for annual Sand Sculpture Contest sponsored by Lite Rock 105.
3:30 p.m. Governor Carcieri will be reading Bats at the Beach, by local author Brian Lies
The Department of Health educates the public with its beach monitoring program.
12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Local artist Allison Newsome leads beachtogoers of all ages in creating Governor's Bay Day Sand Sculpture Art that they can take home. Sponsored by the Rhode Island Sate Council on the Arts.
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Serenades on the beach by Compass Rose Sea Chanty Singers, sponsored by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Brian Lies, in his Batmobile, will direct various arts and crafts activities as part of his book, 'Bats at the Beach.'