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2018 Health Insurance Options: The Choice Is Yours During Open Enrollment

2018 Health Insurance Options: The Choice Is Yours During Open Enrollment

[ 0 ] September 27, 2017 |

By Jim Armstrong You know that feeling you get when, halfway through the day, you suddenly realize you forgot to send your kid to school wearing something silly for “crazy hat day”? Or that today was the day you’d promised to send in a gift for teacher appreciation week? It’s pretty close to impossible to […]

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Doors Open Rhode Island Festival Shares Keys to Providence Treasures

Doors Open Rhode Island Festival Shares Keys to Providence Treasures

[ 0 ] September 12, 2017 |

Who hasn’t wandered along the streets of Providence and found their attention drawn to a historic building or unexpected detail that a sparks curiosity? What could have been here before? I wonder what lies beyond that hallway? Steeped in rich history and quirky legend, Providence has countless stories to tell; we just need to know […]

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After 10 years, a new chapter begins. Thank you for being a part of the Kidoinfo community.

After 10 years, a new chapter begins. Thank you for being a part of the Kidoinfo community.

[ 2 ] August 28, 2017 |

I launched Kidoinfo in the spring of 2007 with a few blog posts and event listings while my boys were at Child’s Play Preschool. It was born from my need as a young mom of twins to find things to do with my kids, exchange parenting tips, and carve out a creative niche for myself. […]

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A Solar Eclipse: Facts, Fun, and Coffee Milk

A Solar Eclipse: Facts, Fun, and Coffee Milk

[ 1 ] August 14, 2017 |

I can remember being in elementary school on the day of a solar eclipse. My mom sent me off for the day with a kiss, my lunch box, and words I recall as: don’t look at the sun today or you’ll go blind. I’m pretty sure I walked directly home from the bus with my […]

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Kidoinfo proud sponsor of AS220 FOO FEST 2017!

Kidoinfo proud sponsor of AS220 FOO FEST 2017!

[ 0 ] July 24, 2017 |

FOO FEST returns to downtown Providence on Saturday, August 12th, 2017 from 1 PM to 1 AM for 12 more incredible hours of music, art, performance, kid and family-friendly activities, hands-on interactive art experiences from local artists, makers, and like-minded arts and cultural organizations, DIY technology, delectable food and drink, and much more, all highlighting arts, culture, and […]

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Make a Difference This Summer

Make a Difference This Summer

[ 0 ] July 11, 2017 |

By The Rhode Island Community Food Bank Here are a couple of fun ways kids can help others during their summer vacation. Get Their Hands Dirty – Volunteer at a Community Farm All summer long, the community farms of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank grow fresh produce to distribute to food pantries across the […]

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Kidoinfo Storytime + Art in the Park 2017 Schedule

Kidoinfo Storytime + Art in the Park 2017 Schedule

[ 0 ] June 26, 2017 |

Thursdays (July 13 – August 17) from 10:30am – 12:30pm in Burnside Park, Downtown Providence. Each summer Kidoinfo teams up with Jen Smith of Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy and company to bring Storytime + Art in the Park to Burnside Park. Through this program, DDPC and Kidoinfo invite local authors, storytellers and illustrators to bring their […]

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Rhode Island Pre-K Program Lottery is Open for 2017-18 School Year

Rhode Island Pre-K Program Lottery is Open for 2017-18 School Year

[ 0 ] June 12, 2017 |

The Rhode Island Pre-Kindergarten Program, entering its 9th year, provides free, high quality pre-kindergarten classes to eligible children. The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) oversees the program. This coming September, spaces will be available for 1,080 children to participate in the 60 pre-kindergarten classes. To be eligible, children must be 4 years old by […]

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RIMOSA: A New Providence Museum, of Curiosity!

RIMOSA: A New Providence Museum, of Curiosity!

[ 0 ] June 8, 2017 |

By Bonnie Epstein (RIMOSA Executive Director) & Kimberly Arcand (Popular science author & RIMOSA Board member) The Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA) was founded seven years ago – by local scientists, artists, parents, and educators – as a museum without walls to create exhibits and programs at the intersections of science and […]

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Ways to Donate Items to Local Neighbors in Need

Ways to Donate Items to Local Neighbors in Need

[ 0 ] May 28, 2017 |

Spring signals that time to throw open the windows, clear the dust bunnies, and make space by moving out some of that ever-accumulating “stuff”. We all know the trappings of squirreling stuff: the sentimental clinging, the “just in case” stockpiling, the constant stream of a family’s things that flow in at a faster rate that […]

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