It's all here!
April 2nd - April 5th, 2020
It's all here!
April 2nd - April 5th, 2020
Friday, March 31
Friday
March 31
12pm - 9pm
12p - 9p

Saturday, April 1
Saturday
April 1
10am - 9pm
10a - 9p

Sunday, April 2
Sunday
April 2
10am - 5pm
10a - 5p

Seminars

Friday, April 8th

Michele Mensinger
How to attract pollinators to our gardens in New England
Friday, April 8th
2:00pm – 2:45pm

Michelle Mensinger, National Garden Club Pollinator Garden Chair, will present this beautifully illustrated and informative talk. Michelle is a nature photographer and naturalist who also is the New England Garden Club’s Bird, Butterfly and Wildlife Chair. She is a former president of the
New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs.

Saturday, April 9th

An Award-winning Floral Designer will work with a group of Novice designers
Novice Floral Design Demonstration
Saturday, April 9th
11:00am – 11:45pm

Join a relaxed forum with an experienced designer working live with novice designers. Learn alongside our volunteers as designers use different types of mechanics and various approaches to floral design that you can use at home. Hand tied bouquets, the incorporation of dried materials, and other current floraculture trends will be discussed as alternatives to the use of floral foam.

Rhode Island Contractors Registration & Licensing Board
How To Hire A Contractor
Saturday, April 9th
12:00pm – 12:45pm

Hiring a contractor to build your dream home or remodel your existing home is one the most important decisions a homeowner makes. Let the Contractors Registration & Licensing Board team expertly take you through the ins and outs of this process to ensure you hire the contractor best suited for your project and to help you avoid costly pitfalls.

Chuck Lowe
Thinking About Home Renovations? Be Sure To Have The Right Insurance In Place.
Saturday, April 9th
1:30pm – 2:00pm

Join Chuck Lowe, managing director of Builders Insurance Group, to learn the ins and out of insurance coverage while remodeling your home. He’ll share a checklist, so you’ll be sure you and your contractor have the correct and adequate insurance for whatever you’re remodeling!

Author Neal Sanders
“Gardening Is Murder”
Saturday, April 9th
2:30pm – 3:15pm

Why is much gardening information on the internet so awful? Why is it impossible to do just one thing in the garden? Why should you never compute the value of your labor when you garden? These are the questions that keep Neal Sanders awake at night. As the spouse of an avid gardener with no ‘real’ responsibilities other than to dig holes and move rocks, Neal has lots of time to observe gardeners and their foibles. “Gardening Is Murder” weaves those observations into an illustrated talk that is humorous, informative, and poignant.

After a 35-year ‘corporate’ career, Neal Sanders turned his attention to writing, and has since authored 15 mysteries, many of which revolve around horticulture or use garden club settings. He writes the popular ‘The Principal Undergardener’ blog, which addresses gardening as a non-gardener who loves gardens. He lives outside Boston and speaks up and down the east coast.

Mike Bryce
Apples and Pears Still-life, and Block Island Salt Marsh
Saturday, April 9th
4:00pm

A prolific artist, Mike Bryce’s works traverse many genres and mediums. His original works of art can be found in numerous private and corporate collection worldwide. Join this amazing artist for a demonstration as he works across two 36” x 36” paintings from start to finish, acrylic on canvas.

Sunday, April 10th

“OOCH”
Brett Outchcunis
Sunday, April 10th
11:00am – 2:00pm

Brett Outchcunis aka “OOCH” is a professional entertainer, yo-yo guy, dancer and DJ rolled into one, compact package! He’s been entertaining and motivating audiences since 1999.

Please bring your family by to join “OOCH” as he spins yo-yos AND some tunes! Oh, and be ready for some fun games and dancing, too! Awwww yeah!

Floral design with Judy L. Gray
Introduction to Mechanics of Floral Design
Sunday, April 10th
12:00pm – 12:45pm

RIFGC is proud to introduce our Vice President Judy L. Gray. Judy is an accomplished designer who has exhibited across New England for almost 30 years. She has been repeatedly invited to design at the premier event Flora in Winter at the Worcester Art Museum. She has taken numerous top awards at the Rhode Island State Flower Show, Newport Flower Show, as well as the Boston Flower Show. Her creative designs are exceptionally well executed – don’t let that approachable and casual style fool you this is the woman to watch!

Rhode Island Contractors Registration & Licensing Board
How To Hire A Contractor
Sunday, April 10th
12:00pm – 12:45pm

Hiring a contractor to build your dream home or remodel your existing home is one the most important decisions a homeowner makes. Let the Contractors Registration & Licensing Board team expertly take you through the ins and outs of this process to ensure you hire the contractor best suited for your project and to help you avoid costly pitfalls.

Chuck Lowe
Thinking About Home Renovations? Be Sure To Have The Right Insurance In Place.
Sunday, April 10th
1:30pm – 2:00pm

Join Chuck Lowe, managing director of Builders Insurance Group, to learn the ins and out of insurance coverage while remodeling your home. He’ll share a checklist, so you’ll be sure you and your contractor have the correct and adequate insurance for whatever you’re remodeling!

Thursday, April 7th – 9th

Builders Insurance Group (BIG)
The Big Bike Giveaway
Thursday, April 7th
9th

Stop by to learn more about Builders Insurance Group (BIG) and drop your name into a raffle drawing for our “BIG Bike Giveaway!” We’re giving away ten bikes of varying sizes and colors. The BIG Bike Giveaway entries will close on April 9th. Winners will be notified to pick up their new bike on April 10th (from 3:00pm – 4:00pm) the last day of the Rhode Island Home Show.

Friday – Saturday, April 8th – 9th

Home Mobility Pros
Aging-In-Place Seminar
Friday, April 8th & Saturday, April 9th
3:00pm

Join Mike Duckett and Matt McGuire from Home Mobility Pros for a presentation on identifying safety and accessibility solutions for your home. Review the benefits of modifications designed to keep you in your home as you age. Learn about resources available to homeowners in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Mike and Matt are both certified aging-in-place specialists with the National Association of Home Builders and have each spent over 10 years serving with the national non-profit Homes For Our Troops; building specially adapted custom homes nationwide for the most severely injured post-9/11 Veterans.

Thursday, April 7th – 10th

Mulholland Audio/Video & Elan
Connected Home Showcase
Thursday, April 7th
10th

Don’t miss live demonstrations of the oneapp home at the “connected home” feature throughout the duration of the RI Home Show.


SHOW TIMES
Fri, March 31 12pm - 9pm
Sat, April 1 10am - 9pm
Sun, April 2 10am - 5pm
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*RICC Protocol Statement*
The Rhode Island Home Show will adhere to the RI Convention Center’s Covid protocols that are in place at the time of the show.