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Top 20 Rhode Island Events for 2009

Top 20 Rhode Island Events for 2009
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AUG. 14-16: PAWTUCKET, Grecian Festival. A gastronomic event at Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church. Authentic Greek cuisine, pastries, a kafenio (cafe) offering Greek coffee and baklava cheesecake, ouzo, mavrodaphne, and metaxa. Learn the baking secrets of working with phyllo dough, shop the Greek marketplace, and enjoy a colorful dance troupe in full ethnic costume. 401-725-3127;

AUG. 15: ROSE ISLAND, Clambake at Rose Island Lighthouse. Start out with a bowl of New England clam chowder and homemade cornbread, then move on to the main course: steamers, mussels, littlenecks, Portuguese and Italian sausages, lobster, and a variety of sides. Finish up with dessert, visit the cash bar, and listen to live entertainment, too. 401-847-4242;

AUG. 20: WESTERLY, Wine Tasting by the Sea. Showcasing more than 100 vintages from around the world, plus an assortment of cheeses, crackers, fruits, and appetizers, all at the Windjammer Lounge on Misquamicut Beach. 800-732-7636, 401-596-7761;

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