slides: 10 Summer Activities for the Guys
Friday, July 06, 2012
It wasn’t too long ago that our ancestors went hunting and fishing to put food on the table for their families. The bigger the animal or fish, the more your family had to eat. See how much food you can bring home to eat as the RI Bass Federation hosts its 2012 Fishing Tournament.
South Watuppa Pond, Fall River/Westport, MA. 401-463-8462. For more information go here.
Dun Dun Dun Dun Dun Dun… Anyone who is familiar with the movie Jaws knows what’s coming. Here is your chance to go head to head with one of nature’s deadliest beast at The 31st Annual Snug Harbor Shark Tournament. Come test your “manliness,” and compete to land the largest Mako, Blue, and Thresher Sharks.
Snug Harbor Marina, 410 Gooseberry Road, Wakefield. Call (401) 783-7766, email email@example.com, or visit the Snug Harbor Marina Web site for more information.
Tall Ship Day
As 2012 marks the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, a defining event in the national history of the United States and Canada, Newport will be an Official Host Port for the Tall Ships Challenge series on the Atlantic Coast. Guys, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to commemorate this important bicentennial.
America's Cup Ave , Perrotti Park, Newport Waterfront. Call (401) 847-6787, or visit the Ocean State Tall Ships Festival website for more information.
The warm weather is finally in full effect! If you haven’t already, it is time to break out the motorcycle and hit the open road. And there is no better place to do that than the 2nd Annual Bike Run to Fight Children’s Cancer. Not only is this a great opportunity to ride carefree with those two wheels on the pavement, but it is also for a great cause as it raises money for Children’s Cancer and other local charities.
9am, $25 Rider / $20 Passenger - Includes one steak dinner each. Mishnock Barn, 200 Mishnock Road, West Greenwhich. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Enjoy the sound of engines roaring and the smell of burning rubber as a high powered vehicle screeches off? Well, there is no better place to see the automobiles that do it best as The Mustang Car Club of New England kicks off its 3rd annual Ocean State Nationals in conjunction with the National Mustang Club of America.
801 Greenwich Avenue Crowne Plaza, Warwick. Right at exit 12 from I-95. For more info check out MCCNEnationals.com.
Take in a Ball Game
Fellas, there’s nothing like taking a seventh inning stretch from your busy lives and watching a good ball game. Come get your peanuts and Cracker Jacks and enjoy America's favorite pasttime as the Pawsox take on division opponent the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (NYY) in a crucial two-game home stand.
McCoy Stadium. 1 Columbus Avenue, Pawtucket. To buy tickets go here.
Feeling daring and in need of an adrenaline rush, not to mention been-there-done-that bonding? Free-falling from 15,000 ft. at 120 mph should do the trick. Embark on the very essence of "living on the edge" and visit Skydive Newport for an unforgettable adventure.
Newport State Airport, Middletown. 401-845-0393. http://www.skydivenewport.com/
There’s nothing manlier than spending a couple of nights with Mother Nature and experiencing the great outdoors. So, start a campfire and camp in 50 acres of towering pines with sunshine streaming through the branches, the aromas of nature wafting through the air, at Whispering Pines Camping Grounds.
Whispering Pines Camping Grounds, 41 Saw Mill Road, Hope Valley. 401-539-7011.
It’s early in the week and you need a getaway after work? Head on down to Newport and Norey's Star Restaurant, where on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights you and your gang can enjoy select dinner entrées for only $11.00 and grab one of their 14 beers on tap, with specialty beers starting at just $4.00.
Norey's Star Restaurant, 156 Broadway, Newport. (401) 847-4971.
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Play a Round
Come take a swing at North Kingstown Golf Course, one of the finest public golf facilities in the state. North Kingstown Golf Course is 6,200 yards long from the back tees and plays to a par of 70. That may sound short, but the breezes off Narragansett Bay add to the challenge.
North Kingstown Golf Course, 615 Callahan Road, North Kingstown. 401-294-0684.
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