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Join SCLT In a Family-Friendly 30th Birthday Celebration

Join SCLT In a Family-Friendly 30th Birthday Celebration

[ 0 ] July 6, 2011 |

Southside Community Land Trust turns 30 this year and is planning to celebrate with families from all over Southern New England at their “30th Anniversary Birthday Party and Family Picnic” on July 17, 2011. The event will take place at Urban Edge Farm, SCLT’s 35-acre farm in Western Cranston, and feature birthday cake, beverages, games, and a music concert by Grammy award-winning musician Bill Harley. Guests are invited to bring their own picnic lunch to the event.

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A Summer of Discovery

A Summer of Discovery

[ 0 ] July 4, 2011 |

On July 7, Providence Children’s Museum debuts Discovery Studio, a vibrant new space for hands-on art and science exploration, where rotating programs inspire children’s open-ended investigation and creative expression.

An extension of the Museum’s exhibits, programs provide imaginative play and learning experiences that invite children to experiment with interesting materials, try new things, test their ideas, and make their own choices. Each week in Discovery Studio, families delve into a different theme with multiple activity stations and an intriguing selection of materials.

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Providence City 2011 Summer Lunch Program: July 5-August 19

Providence City 2011 Summer Lunch Program: July 5-August 19

[ 0 ] July 4, 2011 |

Program provides 5,000 free meals to Providence children at neighborhood recreation centers and parks. Starting July 5, the City of Providence will serve lunch (and, at one site, breakfast) to kids who are 18 years old and younger. Lunches are served Monday through Friday through August 19, 2011. The program allows for meals to be […]

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Kidoinfo Providence Story Time Returns to Burnside Park on Thursdays this Summer 2012!

Kidoinfo Providence Story Time Returns to Burnside Park on Thursdays this Summer 2012!

[ 4 ] June 30, 2011 |

Families bring a blanket and enjoy different weekly storytellers under the trees near the fountain in Burnside Park. Kidoinfo will feature at least one book each Tuesday morning from a local Rhode Island author or illustrator (see list below).

Kidoinfo Providence Story Time
Thursdays, July – August
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Rain/Heat location: Providence Public Library

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Girls Rock! this July

Girls Rock! this July

[ 2 ] June 29, 2011 |

Eva Cortes, Girls Camp showcase highlights of busy month On Friday, July 1st, Universal recording artist Eva Cortes, from Spain, will perform a special 5pm showcase at Mosaic Latin American Bistro. Her performance will include a question and answer session about her music and her career, aimed at the youth in the audience (who get […]

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rhode trip: Aquidneck Island Organizations Launch Summer Treasure Hunt

rhode trip: Aquidneck Island Organizations Launch Summer Treasure Hunt

[ 0 ] June 28, 2011 |

A variety of special events are listed on the Treasure Map & Family Passport. These events offer another fun opportunity to explore different local sites and have your passport stamped. Events include Windmill Wednesdays at Prescott Farm on the last Wednesday of each month,YMCA Family Fun Day on July 9, a Civil War Reenactment at Fort Adams on July 9 & 10, Take Me Fishing Day at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge on August 13, Movies on the Rocks at Ballard Park on August 10, 17 & 24, and the annual Harvest Fair at Norman Bird Sanctuary on October 1 and 2.

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Play With Your Food

Play With Your Food

[ 3 ] June 21, 2011 |

From observing her cooking class, you might assume Leah Cherry is some kind of children’s cooking fairy. Pretty as a princess (a princess in a ponytail, apron, and clogs) and able to hold the attention of many children at once, she is, in fact, human. For most of her adult life, Leah has worked in […]

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Pack a picnic and the kids! FREE Concerts in Waterplace Park in Providence this Summer!

Pack a picnic and the kids! FREE Concerts in Waterplace Park in Providence this Summer!

[ 0 ] June 14, 2011 |

One of our favorite family summer activities is having a picnic supper while listening to music outdoors. Concerts are often free and not geared specifically to kids so easy on the wallet and often fun for the whole family. I am pleased that our new Mayor Angel Taveras, along with the Department of Art, Culture […]

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COMMUNITY-MINDED KIDS: Field Guide, Resources, and Conversation Video

COMMUNITY-MINDED KIDS: Field Guide, Resources, and Conversation Video

[ 0 ] June 12, 2011 |

How do we raise our children to be thinkers and doers and to care about the world around them? I invited five community-minded parents and the community to share resources and ideas at AS220 on May 25, 2011.

Some of the ideas discussed; Tell stories and read to your children about people with different experiences and from different cultures, teach them to be socially responsible by being a role model—sometimes it is the simple everyday things we do such as where and what we shop and how we treat our neighbors that teaches our children to care about the world around them.

If you missed the conversation, join in now. Watch the video, pick a CMK field guide…

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Mayor Taveras, Providence Emergency Management Agency Announce Safety Measures in Response to Heat Wave

Mayor Taveras, Providence Emergency Management Agency Announce Safety Measures in Response to Heat Wave

[ 0 ] June 8, 2011 |

With the National Weather Service predicting dangerous heat today and tomorrow with the heat index over 100 degrees especially tomorrow afternoon, Mayor Angel Taveras and Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Director Peter T. Gaynor are taking special measures to protect residents from the excessive heat. The City is advising residents to take the following safety […]

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