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May 2011: Join the 3rd Annual Mother’s Day Diaper Drive!

May 2011: Join the 3rd Annual Mother’s Day Diaper Drive!

[ 0 ] May 1, 2011 |

Did you know that SNAP (Food Stamps) and WIC do not pay for diapers? Diapers are a high cost basic need. Families living in poverty are forced to choose between purchasing diapers for their children and purchasing food for the family.  No parent should have to make this difficult decision. The Mother’s Day Diaper Drive […]

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Today’s Handmade Parent: ASH

Today’s Handmade Parent: ASH

[ 1 ] April 29, 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 I talk with local artist ASH, owner of Giraffes + Robots. ASH creates fun art for kids and grown ups to decorate their walls.

Kidoinfo: What inspired you to start your business?
ASH: My mother surprised me by printing note cards with images of my paintings on the cover about eight years ago. I sold them all within months. Once they sold out, I kept getting requests for more, so I did a second printing.

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Celebrate Arbor Day: Love a Tree!

Celebrate Arbor Day: Love a Tree!

[ 0 ] April 29, 2011 |

Celebrate Arbor Day locally: Plant of Fruit Tree Grove in Davis Park. Click here for details. Check the What Grows on calendar for more local happenings… From the Kidoinfo archives: Tomorrow, April 29, 2011 is National Arbor Day. Share the The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, or One Tree (Green […]

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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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