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We are giving away 4 tickets to see Alvin Ailey

We are giving away 4 tickets to see Alvin Ailey

[ 1 ] April 28, 2011 |

Amazing family entertainment. FirstWorks brings Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, “America’s Cultural Ambassador to the World”, and their unparalleled artistry to Providence for the first time ever on May 10, 2011 at the Providence Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m.

Kidoinfo Giveaway:
FirstWorks has provided Kidoinfo with one family four-pack of tickets to this performance! For your chance to win…

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The Big Draw Providence Encourages All to Make their Mark at the RISD Museum, April 30

The Big Draw Providence Encourages All to Make their Mark at the RISD Museum, April 30

[ 0 ] April 26, 2011 |

Sharpen your pencils, the Big Draw is back! The Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design hosts the second-annual Big Draw Providence, inviting visitors to join us in a broad range of free hands-on workshops, events, and activities on the Chace Plaza at 20 North Street and throughout the Museum on Saturday, April 30, from 11 am to 4 pm.

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Celebrate Earth Day 2011 with the Audubon Society of Rhode Island

Celebrate Earth Day 2011 with the Audubon Society of Rhode Island

[ 1 ] April 12, 2011 |

Free Guided Hikes at Wildlife Refuges Across the State and NEW Audubon Passport to the Trails Program So many studies these days stress the importance of exposing children to nature. A lack of outdoor activity is resulting in high obesity rates, attention disorders and other health issues in children, including increases in diabetes, and heart […]

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Consider Becoming a Foster/Adoptive Parent

Consider Becoming a Foster/Adoptive Parent

[ 0 ] April 12, 2011 |

The Families for Children (FFC) foster care and adoption program at Communities for People strives to find nurturing, loving and stable families for children in Rhode Island state care who are between the ages of 6 and 21. Many of the children in our care have experienced varying degrees of abuse, neglect, and abandonment. Given these experiences, children in our program, as well as their foster families receive an immense amount of support.

At this time there is a shortage of foster families in Rhode Island. There is even a greater shortage of families able to care for teenagers and children with significant emotional needs.

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Show your love for Providence with a video.

Show your love for Providence with a video.

[ 0 ] April 12, 2011 |

Amateur videographers are invited to play virtual tour guide and show the world (or at least the Internet) what they love about their hometown with the launch of the “My Providence” video contest which runs from now until June 1.

The contest is a collaboration between Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau (PWCVB), the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture & Tourism, Providence Monthly, “The Rhode Show,” the Rhode Island Film Collaborative, the RI Film Festival and Leadership Rhode Island.

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Blue Ribbon Trees Remind All Have Responsibility for Child Safety

Blue Ribbon Trees Remind All Have Responsibility for Child Safety

[ 0 ] April 9, 2011 |

Family Service of RI Marks National Child Abuse Prevention Month April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Family Service of RI is urging everyone to remember that each of us has the responsibility to protect children. To symbolize a commitment to prevent child abuse, Family Service of RI staff are working with area schools […]

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Crafty fun abounds at Big Box alternative, Wood Items & More

Crafty fun abounds at Big Box alternative, Wood Items & More

[ 3 ] April 8, 2011 |

Many people find themselves making the “big” trip to Smithfield (:15 from Providence) for apple picking season but continue heading West on Route 44 any time of year, past the A&W and Newport Creamery, and you’ll come to big-as-a-minute Greenville Common which boasts its own landmarks including Wood Items & More, a full service, independently owned craft shop. Built in 1924, the brick building with green awnings that houses the store is currently undergoing a bit of a facelift, evidenced by the scaffolding which surrounds the exterior.

Note: Wood Items & More is currently celebrating their 22 years in business by offering 20% off store wide and 30% off all floral and ribbon, through April 11. Offer excludes Scouts and classes.

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Come build at the Fox Point Community Library! Make “New Your City”!

Come build at the Fox Point Community Library! Make “New Your City”!

[ 0 ] April 7, 2011 |

I am excited to hear that “New Your City” will reurn to the Fox Point Community Library! In 2007, artist Jean Cozzens and Ann Schattle led the exciting building project “New Your City.” Children, schools, community groups, and adults from across the state came to participate in the creation of a city made from recycling materials.

Dates and Times:

* Tuesday-Friday: April 12-15 from 3-5 pm
* School Vacation Week: Tuesday-Friday, April 19-22 from 1-4pm
* Closing Celebration: Tuesday, April 26 from 5-7pm

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Kidoinfo Hosts Conversation: Raising Community Minded Kids on May 25th at AS220

Kidoinfo Hosts Conversation: Raising Community Minded Kids on May 25th at AS220

[ 1 ] April 4, 2011 |

Join the conversation. This event will offer a discussion of how families, parents and caregivers can create meaningful connections to their communities and to impact real change in the world. To support the ideas shared in this Conversation, I am publishing a Community Minded Kids (CMK) Field Guide that will encompass ideas, resources, and examples of how families can engage in social responsibility. Planned in time for summer, the CMK Field Guide will include space for kids to reflect on their values and ideals, and make plans for a project that puts those values into action.

Meet our panel, details and more!

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Mayor Taveras to Tour Providence Public Library’s Early Literacy Learning Center

Mayor Taveras to Tour Providence Public Library’s Early Literacy Learning Center

[ 0 ] April 4, 2011 |

As a kick-off to National Library Week/School Library Month activities, Providence Public Library will showcase its early literacy services and programs. Mayor Taveras will visit Library Cradle to Crayons programs and meet participants, guest read to a visiting Providence Feinstein School kindergarten class, and hear from librarians and education staff about the Library’s unique early literacy resources available to teachers, students and parents city- and statewide.

WHERE: Providence Public Library – 150 Empire Street, Providence (Children’s & Teen Rooms– Ground Level)
WHEN: Tuesday, April 5
9:45 – 10:45 am (Mayor’s scheduled visit time)

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