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2011 Rhode Island Summer Reading Program

2011 Rhode Island Summer Reading Program

[ 2 ] June 5, 2011 |

The library encourages children to keep reading all summer long by sharing age-appropriate book recommendation and hosting a summer full of events and programs at libraries across the state. Take a virtual trip around the world! -    One World, Many Stories (children’s program) -    You Are Here (teen program) This year’s summer reading program, One […]

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Watch art in the making! Providence 375 Tape Art Installation in Providence.

Watch art in the making! Providence 375 Tape Art Installation in Providence.

[ 0 ] June 1, 2011 |

Providence’s 375th Celebration is the inspiration for an amazing 14,000sq. ft. temporary tape drawing at the Bank of America City Center on display in June.

Tape Art, by artist Michael Townsend and friends, is creating a unique large-scale temporary art installation in the entire Bank of America City Center as part of the Celebrate Providence 375 Years city-wide activities. Using only colored painter’s tape, this 14,000 square foot drawing will take approximately three weeks to take form by the artists, and will culminate in a party on June 30th where attendees can remove the drawing by working together to lift up all the tape.

As part of the Tape Arts installation in downtown Providence, check out a month of exciting events in the Plaza! All events are free and open to the public and take place at the Bank of America Skating Center at 2 Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence unless noted otherwise.

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Celebrate World Oceans Day: Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Celebrate World Oceans Day: Wednesday, June 8, 2011

[ 0 ] May 31, 2011 |

We love the ocean. We want to do our part to honor and protect it. Here are some suggestions on how you can help from the The Ocean Project. In honor of World Oceans Day (WOD)–a global celebration of the ocean held every June 8th, wear blue clothing to raise awareness for ocean conservation. Speak […]

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Providence Children’s Museum Receives Federal AmeriCorps Grant

Providence Children’s Museum Receives Federal AmeriCorps Grant

[ 0 ] May 30, 2011 |

Providence Children’s Museum was named one of five organizations in Rhode Island to receive competitive federal funding for its AmeriCorps program, and one of only 53 funded nationally.

Senators Reed and Whitehouse and Governor Chafee announced the five Rhode Island AmeriCorps grants – totaling $1,249,738 – by the Corporation for National and Community Service and funded through the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. Providence Children’s Museum received $170,910 for 16 full- and part-time AmeriCorps members. The Museum has been an AmeriCorps site since 1997 and, with this funding, will welcome its 15th AmeriCorps team

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Honored to be featured alongside other remarkable women in the East Side Monthly May 2011 issue.

Honored to be featured alongside other remarkable women in the East Side Monthly May 2011 issue.

[ 6 ] May 26, 2011 |

The cover story of ESM’s May 2011 issue is “Mom Power” and features me alongside six other amazing super moms living on the East Side of Providence making a difference in their community; Carrie Cook, Grace Welch, Cade Tompkins, Wendy Lawton, Alice Boss Altman, and Allison Spooner. This article is the first in what publisher, […]

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“Boulevard Dash” on June 4 to help bring new non-profit, Girls on the Run, to Rhode Island

“Boulevard Dash” on June 4 to help bring new non-profit, Girls on the Run, to Rhode Island

[ 0 ] May 24, 2011 |

Organizers working to bring Girls on the Run®, an international nonprofit youth development program, to Rhode Island will present The Boulevard Dash, on Saturday, June 4, 2011, on Blackstone Boulevard in Providence, RI. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the Dash will begin at 9 a.m. The event is open to the public.

The 1.6-mile family-friendly course will start on the south end of Blackstone Boulevard, near the Irving Avenue intersection, and finish at the north end, near Lippitt Park. Strollers, pets, and families are invited to walk or run the course. Race day registration is $15/person or $25/family, in cash or check only. Pre-registration is not available. Proceeds will support national coach training, membership, and licensing fees for the local council. Participants are asked to wear pink and green.

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Meet a Parent: Meet Catherine Carr Kelly

Meet a Parent: Meet Catherine Carr Kelly

[ 0 ] May 17, 2011 |

Today meet Catherine Carr Kelly, Executive Director, of Central Square Theater, Co-Founding Director of I WAS THERE Project, mom and panelist from the upcoming Kidoinfo Conversation, Raising Community Minded Kids. Please join the conversation on Wednesday, May 25th at AS220 in Downtown Providence. Click here for details.

Kidoinfo: Where were you born?
Catherine Carr Kelly (CCK): North Andover, MA

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WALK to STOP Bullying in Rhode Island on May 21, at Roger Williams Park in Providence

WALK to STOP Bullying in Rhode Island on May 21, at Roger Williams Park in Providence

[ 0 ] May 11, 2011 |

The Rhode Island Parent Information Network (RIPIN) and Stop Bullying Now! RI have come together to host the 1st Annual WALK to STOP Bullying in Rhode Island on May 21, 2011 at Roger Williams Park in Providence. The entire Rhode Island community is invited to join together to put an end to bullying in the […]

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Meet a Parent: Meet Jae Wyllie Willard

Meet a Parent: Meet Jae Wyllie Willard

[ 0 ] May 10, 2011 |

Today meet Jae Wyllie Willard, founder of New England Nannies, mom and panelist from the upcoming Kidoinfo Conversation, Raising Community Minded Kids. Please join the conversation on Wednesday, May 25th at AS220 in Downtown Providence. Click here for details.

Kidoinfo: What neighborhood do you live in?
Jae Wyllie Willard (JWW): Primrose, Barrington. After living in Chicago for twelve years, my husband and I decided to move back to where he grew up to raise our family. And we’re so glad we did!

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Young Readers Invited to Kick-Off Summer Reading 2011 with author Grace Lin at RI State House on May 14

Young Readers Invited to Kick-Off Summer Reading 2011 with author Grace Lin at RI State House on May 14

[ 0 ] May 9, 2011 |

This event kicks off second annual Kids Reading Across Rhode Island Rhode Island third through sixth graders and their families are invited to the kick-off of the second annual Kids Reading Across Rhode Island event on Saturday, May 14 at the Rhode Island State House, 12 Noon — 3:00 pm. The event marks the beginning […]

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