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Kids Reading Across Rhode Island Kick-Off May 7 at the State House

Kids Reading Across Rhode Island Kick-Off May 7 at the State House

[ 0 ] April 27, 2016 |

Kids Reading Across Rhode Island, the ‘one book, one state’ initiative for students in grades 3-6, kicks off its 7th year with the 2016 Newbery Honor winning book, Roller Girl by Rhode Island School of Design graduate Victoria Jamieson. Grammy Award winning storyteller and author, Bill Harley, is the 2016 Chair of Kids Reading Across […]

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The Rhode Island Robot Block Party

The Rhode Island Robot Block Party

[ 0 ] April 6, 2016 |

The round-up of Rhody robots returns! In celebration of National Robotics Week (April 2-10), the 3rd annual Rhode Island Robot Block Party showcases hands-on activities and cool demonstrations to engage the whole family in learning more about how robotics are used in research, education, work and play. The Rhode Island Robot Block Party is presented […]

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Friends of Providence Community Library Speak Up!

Friends of Providence Community Library Speak Up!

[ 0 ] March 23, 2016 |

We love our neighborhood libraries – every one of them an essential community hub for gathering to learn, socialize, and connect. – Anisa The Friends of Providence Community Library (PCL) system — Fox Point, Knight Memorial, Mt Pleasant, Olneyville, Rochambeau, Smith Hill, South Providence, Wanskuck and Washington Park libraries — will rally on Thursday, March […]

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Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code

[ 3 ] February 2, 2016 |

In 1984, 37% of all computer science graduates were women, but today that number is just 18%. 20% of AP Computer Science test-takers are female, and 0.4% of high school girls express interest in majoring in Computer Science. Reshma Saujani founded the Girls Who Code organization to change those statistics with a mission to inspire, […]

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Buy Local: 50 Gifts for Babies, Children and Teens to Buy in Providence Stores

Buy Local: 50 Gifts for Babies, Children and Teens to Buy in Providence Stores

[ 1 ] November 23, 2015 |

By Michele Meek, ShelfDig No one can deny the convenience of online shopping. Even my grandmother is ordering gifts from Amazon now. Still, many of us want to support our local stores. And believe me, the stores want that too. So a group of us created ShelfDig—a website that enables you to browse and search […]

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Family-Friendly Performance Series

Family-Friendly Performance Series

[ 0 ] November 17, 2015 |

The holidays are here and the “Family Performance Series,” Artists’ Exchange’s newest family-friendly programming, is the perfect activity to entertain all of your family members for little to no cost.  Series performances began in September and will run through May 2016, with shows on Saturday mornings from 11:00am-12:00pm at Theatre 82 & Café, located at 82 Rolfe […]

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Family Halloween Yoga Class Fun at Hope Artiste Village. Costumes welcome!

Family Halloween Yoga Class Fun at Hope Artiste Village. Costumes welcome!

[ 0 ] October 20, 2015 |

Join Erin Vinacco this Halloween for a free family yoga class on Halloween Day (October 31) at the Motion Center Yoga Collective, Hope Artiste Village, Pawtucket. Halloween Costumes are welcome! Regular weekly classes will be be held throughout the winter during Farmer’s Market starting Nov 1st, Saturdays 10-10:45am, $5 per participant. Free for little ones under 2! Come move, breathe, play […]

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The Rhode Island Family Hiking Guide & Journal

The Rhode Island Family Hiking Guide & Journal

[ 1 ] October 13, 2015 |

Whether you are experienced hikers or totally new to the trails, The Rhode Island Family Hiking Guide and Journal has everything you need to help you prepare for and enjoy exploring the great outdoors with children of all ages and abilities. The 42 family-friendly hikes include short, stroller-friendly walks as well as longer, more rugged excursions throughout Rhode […]

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Coggeshall Farm Harvest Fair

Coggeshall Farm Harvest Fair

[ 0 ] September 9, 2015 |

Step off the 21st-century treadmill and celebrate the simple life at Coggeshall Farm Museum’s 42nd Annual Harvest Fair on Saturday, Sept. 19 and Sunday, Sept. 20 from 9 am to 4 pm. The festival takes place on the 48-acre living history farm located at 1 Colt Drive in Bristol. Harvest Fair engages visitors of all ages in friendly […]

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Owls, Hawks, and Falcons! Oh My!

Owls, Hawks, and Falcons! Oh My!

[ 0 ] August 31, 2015 |

Check out the wonderful September programs and events for children and families at the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. Audubon Environmental Education Center Bristol, RI Audubon Raptor Weekend September 12th & 13th 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Bring the brood and get up-close with owls, hawks and falcons at Raptor Weekend! There are flight presentations, […]

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