This weekend affords myriad family-friendly feel-good events, from the annual Frosty Freez Family Fun 5k to a bounty of Easter fetes. The weekend is sure to leave you feel refreshed, relaxed and reinvigorated. 

 

Friday, March 25

FREE MOVIE NIGHT AT KAY CHAPEL AT HOTEL VIKING

Hotel Viking is hosting Girls Night Out with specialty cocktails like the Viking Cosmo, and complimentary fruit & cheese. Enjoy a free screening of Sisters starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Lounge guests will be entered in raffle to win prizes including gift certificate to SpaFjor. Winners announced right before show. 7pm. Details.

Hotel Viking | One Bellevue Avenue, Newport 

 

Friday, March 25
BARREL OF LAUGHS COMEDY NIGHT 

An evening of wine and merriment as comedians Nick Lavallee, Marie Forster and Jeremy Furtado get the crowd going for headliner Lamont Price to deliver a barrel of laughs. Join Brix Restaurant before or after the show and receive a price appetizer with your comedy ticket and 10% off Marketplace items. 6:30pm: Comedy Show Bar opens; 7:00pm: Showtime. $20 in advance ($22 at the door). Details.

Newport Vineyards | 909 East Main Road, Middletown

 

Saturday, March 26

FROSTY FREEZ FAMILY FUN 5K

The Inaugural FROSTY FREEZ Family Fun 5K and Frosty Freez Kiddie Cone Run will be held this year on Saturday, March 26th, 2016 at Sachuest (Second) Beach. Proceeds benefit Middletown High School's Cross Country Team and the Multiple Myeloma Research Fund (MMRF). The 5K run/walk will begin in the Sachuest (Second Beach) parking lot at 8:30am, heads east towards Sachuest Point, then turns around and travels north towards Third Beach, and circles Gardiner Pond by way of Third Beach and Hanging Rock Road, back to Second Beach. Fairly flat course. The Kiddie Cone Run will be inside the parking lot, and is a 5k (1/3 mile) fun run. It will start at 8:15am. Registration beginsday of at 7:15am. Details

 

Saturday, March 26

27TH ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT AND BRUNCH AT ROSECLIFF

The 27th annual Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch brings the Easter Bunny back to Rosecliff to share lots and lots of eggs, candy, prizes, and a scrumptious seated brunch for everyone in the family. Space is limited, and reservations are required for adults and all children. Visit website for ticket prices and to make reservations, or call. 10am. Rain or shine. Details.

Rosecliff Mansion | 548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport 

 

Saturday, March 26

EAST EGG HUNT AND BUNNIES GALORE

Head over to Mount Hope Farm in Bristol for their weekly Farmers Market featuring baby goats, an Egg and Scavenger Hunt, kids “touch a bunny” table with the farm’s 4H Club & a heapin’ helpin’ of greens and fresh goodness from some of RI’s top growers, plus an appearance from the Easter bunny. 9:00am-1:00pm. Details.

Mount Hope Farm | 250 Metacom Avenue, Bristol 

 

Saturday, March 26

DISCOVER COLONIAL NEWPORT: A WALKING TOUR

Newport History walking tours return for the season with Discover Colonial Newport. Hear stories of remarkable entrepreneurship and religious diversity during Newport’s colonial period. Tours depart from the Brick Market Museum and Shop. 10:30am-11:45am. $15 per person, $10 Newport Historical Society members, active duty and retired military with ID; $5 for children ages 5-12. Details.

 

Saturday, March 26

AUDUBON CAMOUFLAGED EGG HUNT

Audubon offers a fun alternative to the same old Easter Egg Hunt where children ages 3 to 10 hunt for brown eggs in a natural setting. Prizes are awarded to all children, with the grand prizes given to the finders of the "golden eggs." 10:00am. Details.

Audubon Environmental Education Center | 1401 Hope Street, Bristol

 

Sunday, March 27

EASTER FETES THROUGHOUT NEWPORT

Enjoy a host of prepared-for-you fetes on Easter Sunday throughout Newport and Bristol counties. Offerings range from robust breakfast buffets to three course menus with all the trimmings. Details.