Category: holidays

Dragon Boat Racing…Double Fifth Festival

Dragon Boat Racing…Double Fifth Festival

[ 0 ] June 11, 2014 |

By Dorothy Chin Gerding Every year around this time, my father and mother gather themselves up and make the pilgrimage to Boston for supplies to make Jung, and celebrate a surprisingly unique holiday, Tuen Ng Jit or Double Fifth festival (thus named because it takes place May 5th of the lunar calendar). As with most […]

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A Day for Daddy

A Day for Daddy

[ 0 ] June 10, 2014 |

This Sunday is Father’s Day!  Quick!  Panic!  Dads can be some of the trickiest people to think of when it comes to unique, useful gifts. Without resorting to the usual tie or pack of socks, check out the ideas we’ve compiled for a few last minute, cheap and easy ideas. Local Activities Poppas love breakfast! […]

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Celebrate Kids in Glasses at the 3rd Annual Great Glasses Play Day!

Celebrate Kids in Glasses at the 3rd Annual Great Glasses Play Day!

[ 0 ] April 29, 2014 |

Fun-filled event will connect families and raise awareness of childhood vision health. The 3nd annual Great Glasses Play Day will be held on Sunday, May 4th, 2014 at Capron Park in Attleboro, MA from 1pm to 3pm. Celebrate children who wear glasses and early childhood vision health by joining parent-organized meet-ups taking place online and […]

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Family Friendly Fools!

Family Friendly Fools!

[ 0 ] March 31, 2014 |

April Fools Day or ‘Joking Day’ comes but once a year but has its roots in ancient times.

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Gung Hey Fat Choy! Celebrating the Lunar New Year with Children!

Gung Hey Fat Choy! Celebrating the Lunar New Year with Children!

[ 2 ] February 1, 2014 |

Dorothy Chin Gerding of Smithfield, RI shares how she and her family celebrate Chinese New Year. Gung Hey Fat Choy! Happy Lunar New Year! In China this is a month long celebration that brings families together from far and wide.  Here in the United States, my own family and friends will make long distance calls […]

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Host a Snow Party for kids: Books, Craft, Science, Food and Fun

Host a Snow Party for kids: Books, Craft, Science, Food and Fun

[ 3 ] January 29, 2014 |

We have decided to celebrate the magic of snow (and lack of the white stuff in the northeast) by hosting a Snow Party – complete with stories, crafts, science experiments and snacks. Followed by a trip outdoors in real snow if the temperatures drop and the rain changes to snow.

Read “Snowflake Bentley” (Caldecott Medal Book) by Jacqueline Briggs, illustrated by Martin Mary Azarian. This is the true story of Wilson Bentley, a farmer born in 1865 in Jericho, Vermont, a small town between Lake Champlain and Mount Mansfield. The story shows Bentley’s fascination, determination, and success in learning how to photograph snowflakes after his mother gave him a microscope when he was fifteen. Beautiful, bold woodcut illustrations.

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Creating Healthy Traditions

Creating Healthy Traditions

[ 0 ] December 20, 2013 |

Here are a few tips to keep in mind to make the holidays a little healthier and a lot more fun.

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Blended Families: Tips for a joyful holiday season

Blended Families: Tips for a joyful holiday season

[ 0 ] December 19, 2013 |

It’s hard enough negotiating the holidays when there are only two sides of the extended family involved. But blended families have the extra emotional and logistical challenges of sharing holiday time and making visitation arrangements. Here are some tips to help you plan for joyful holiday season. Focus on what’s important. Keeping the kids happy […]

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Easy Homemade Gifts

Easy Homemade Gifts

[ 0 ] December 16, 2013 |

As the flurry of December days rush by at a terrific pace, you may be like our family and still have many gifts still to buy.  You see shopping is not one of our favorite sports and neither is spending stacks of money. Thinking up a frugal and exciting alternative to socks while possessing minimal […]

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JUMP!  Scenes from the Polar Express

JUMP! Scenes from the Polar Express

[ 1 ] December 10, 2013 |

JUMP!, Providence’s premiere youth dance company will perform its holiday classic based on the book THE POLAR EXPRESS by local author, Chris Van Allsburg on December 21 at 2pm and 6 pm and on December 22 at 2 pm at The Nathan Bishop School, Providence, RI. This original dance-drama delights audiences of all ages. With a variety of dance styles […]

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