Although the kick off event was last weekend, it is not too late to join the outdoor summer fun. The Rhode Island Great Outdoors Pursuit is a game to help you and your family to enjoy the recreational resources and outdoor activities our state parks have to offer, and to get moving toward a healthier [...]
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FirstWorks Presents Heather Henson and Ibex Puppetry-A Performance Spectacle of Large-Scale Puppets, Soaring Kites and Aerial Artistry
Heather Henson, daughter of beloved puppetry pioneer and Muppets creator Jim Henson, along with her Ibex Puppetry production company will perform their newest spectacle of elegant, large-scale puppets, soaring kites and aerial artistry in Providence on April 7. Henson will also introduce her latest handpicked selection of puppet film shorts showcasing new visions by independent [...]
Roger Williams Park Zoo is seeking volunteer “citizen scientists” to participate in the fifth season of its state-wide FrogWatch USA program. The Zoo is holding training sessions for the 2013 program on March 16 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., March 24 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and April 2 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Details…
LOCAL 2013 EVENTS: “M.L.K: Amazing Grace” Providence Children’s Museum – Providence, RI Monday, January 21st from 11:30AM-4:00PM (3 shows – 11:30AM, 1:00PM, 2:30PM) Cost: Activities free with Museum admission of $9.00 per person. The Civil Rights movement comes to life at the Providence Children’s Museum in provocative performances of “M.L.K: Amazing Grace”. The event features [...]
On the day after Thanksgiving, StoryCorps—a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving oral history—asks everyone to take a few minutes to record an interview with a loved one. Listen to stories. Share stories.
This year, we celebrate the National Day of Listening on Friday, November 23, 2012.
This is where my heart is. I recently learned about #GivingTuesday™ and love their mission: To create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations.
We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. This year we support what we hope is an annual tradition, #GivingTuesday™, the giving season’s opening day.
Celebrate the season with a step back in time during a visit to one of Rhode Island’s unique, historic places this year. More than a dozen participants in the Rhody Ramble, a family adventure to explore Rhode Island, are hosting holiday programs and seasonal tours during December. Families can visit handsomely decorated mansions, enjoy music concerts, meet Santa Claus or even do Christmas eve chores on the farm. A cartoon rooster named Rhody the Rambler serves as the program’s ambassador.
My kids love getting dressed up in costume, roaming the neighborhood with friends to trick-or-treat, sampling candy along the way then home to watch The Great Pumpkin and count/categorize/trade their candy loot. Then it’s only a matter of days after Halloween that my children start to forget about their candy choosing ice cream or cookies for their desert choice.
So what do we do with all the candy collected? Over the year’s we have gathered numerous ideas from other parent’s on how they handle the candy overload.
Kids love Halloween (and so do their parents), but it can be a bit tricky navigating all the events out there. We’re lucky here in Rhode Island some truly wonderful, family-friendly events that are not about being scary and only eating candy but are all about the costumes, pumpkins, parades, friends, and fun activities. Check [...]