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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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Celebrate International Children’s Book Day 2011

Celebrate International Children’s Book Day 2011

[ 1 ] April 2, 2011 |

Celebrate International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) today by reading a story to your children about far away lands and lovely adventures, giving a new book to a child or visit your local library with them to show them the wonders they can discover by reading.

The poster for International Children’s Book Day 2011 comes from Estonia, with a beautiful design by Jüri Mildeberg (aka Jüri Mildebergius). The theme is ‘The Book Remembers’.

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The Handmade Parent: Devienna Anggraini

The Handmade Parent: Devienna Anggraini

[ 2 ] March 28, 2011 |

The handmade parent is a series of interviews with parents who have an art/craft business or passion. The series explores how the artist/crafter manages their family and their creative passion while promoting their work.

Today’s Handmade Parent is Devienna Anggraini of DAmetals Jewelry in Providence, Rhode Island.

Kidoinfo: Please briefly tell us about yourself, your family, and your art or craft.
Devienna: I was born in Jakarta Indonesia. I came to the US for college in 1997. I went to the University of Oregon and lived in Eugene, Oregon for almost 7 years. I moved to Providence in 2004 to pursue a Master of Fine Art in Jewelry and Light Metals at Rhode Island School of Design. I have a younger brother whom I am very close with. His family and my parents live in Jakarta. In Providence, I live with my Husband, Gary and my two awesome kids, Kevin (4) and Carlyta (2).

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Kidoinfo Presents Toddler Try-Its at Providence Children’s Museum in April!

Kidoinfo Presents Toddler Try-Its at Providence Children’s Museum in April!

[ 1 ] March 28, 2011 |

Kidoinfo is pleased to team up with Providence Children’s Museum to present Toddler Try-Its. Join this new activity series for young children Mondays in April from 10 AM to Noon. Children ages 1½ – 3 will investigate their world as they try different open-ended activities each week: April 4: Shape Play — Toddlers toss, sort, […]

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TWO ANGRY MOMS-the Movie and the Movement. Thursday, March 31st at Rochambeau Library in Providence.

TWO ANGRY MOMS-the Movie and the Movement. Thursday, March 31st at Rochambeau Library in Providence.

[ 1 ] March 23, 2011 |

Providence Moms get angry about school lunches, and push for change. . .

The Film: TWO ANGRY MOMS
Showing at Rochambeau Library – 708 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906
Thursday, March 31st from 7:00 pm – 8:30pm
Free and Open to the public.
Sponsored by Vartan Gregorian Elementary School Health & Wellness Committee

Filmmaker and Mom, Amy Kalafa of Weston, CT, made the movie, “Two Angry Moms” because she was fed up with her children eating highly processed food filled with additives and preservatives at school.

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