Sandywoods Center for The arts

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At 2 pm on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, 2015, Sandywoods Center For The Arts in Tiverton, RI will host its fourth annual free Thanksgiving community dinner.

The event is open to the public and they will be serving Turkey with the Fixings, and will also include a Vegetarian Main Course.

Sandywoods invites the community to “bring yourself, your family and your friends”. Musicians are invited and encouraged to bring their instruments and take to the Sandywoods stage.

While not necessary, if you are able to, please bring along a side dish, dessert, or beverages to share.

If you are unable to attend, but would like to donate towards the success of this community event, you are invited to donate food,  or make a financial contribution towards the cost of the free dinner.

Please e-mail:, call  401-816-5600 or 401-835-6639,  or bring your donation to their office in the main building at 43 Muse Way in Tiverton.

Most of the food preparation and cooking will be done on Wednesday, the 25th, in the Sandywoods Incubator Kitchen.  If you would like to help out on that date, please contact them via email or the phone numbers above.

Ryan Belmore

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp.  He has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the boards of Fort Adams Trust, Lucy's Hearth, and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

In 2020, he was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.

He is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, he spent 39 years living in Rhode Island before recently moving to Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife and two rescue dogs. He still considers Rhode Island home, and visits at least once a month.