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JOE WILSON JR. TO BE HONORED BY R.I. BLACK HERITAGE SOCIETY

Resident acting company member to receive award Feb. 18

Trinity Rep announced that resident acting company member Joe Wilson, Jr. will be honored by the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society later this month. An annual Black History Month tradition, the event will take place on Saturday, February 18 from 2 – 4 PM at the Metacomet Country Club in East Providence. “On behalf of […]

Saving the New England Cottontail Rabbit

Wildlife Experts and RWP Zoo Environmentalists attempting to repopulate the nearly endangered species

The rare New England cottontail, a native rabbit once abundant throughout this region, is getting much needed help. Biologists from the Department of Environmental Management (DEM), the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and the University of Rhode Island have teamed up with Roger Williams Park Zoo and the Wildlife Management Institute to restore populations […]

The Stars Align for Valentine’s Day at Gracie’s

Special restaurant opening, sweet-sipping specialty cocktail, decadent dessert for two and complimentary couple photos mark Valentine’s Day 2012 Calling all lovebirds! Award-winning and nationally recognized Providence restaurant Gracie’s will open its doors on both Monday, February 13 and Tuesday, February 14 to cater to the busy schedules of those aiming to celebrate the holiday of […]

Roger Williams Park Zoo’s Affordable, Unique Camp Experience for Kids

Enrollment begins on Saturday, January 21

 Registration for ZooCamp at Roger Williams Park Zoo opens at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 21st on the Zoo’s website, www.rwpzoo.org. ZooCamp is an environmental day camp that’s a unique option for parents who want to have a “happy camper” during winter, spring and summer break.   Winter ZooCamp runs during Rhode Island’s public school […]

IYRS Announces New Scholarship Opportunities for Fall 2012

New scholarship opportunities at IYRS are expected to draw a large field of applicants to the school’s full-time programs beginning this fall. Two of these opportunities—the IYRS Craftsmanship Scholarship and the Marine Systems Scholarship—will cover 50 percent of the awarded student’s tuition. In recent years, the school has placed a strong emphasis on building scholarship […]

Children’s Discovery Library Opens January 28

Children’s Museum Transforms Public Library With Innovative Learning Environment

Providence Children’s Museum’s first major offsite project – the Children’s Discovery Library, an interactive and enriching environment for young children and their families – will open January 28 at Providence Public Library (150 Empire Street in Providence).A unique collaboration between two community institutions, Providence Children’s Museum was commissioned by Providence Public Library to redesign its […]

Big Nazo’s Erminino Pinque to Speak

ROOTS CULTURAL CENTER PRESENTS “ART SPEAKS LECTURE SERIES”

The “Art Speaks Lecture Series” is an ongoing presentation of local artists of note at Roots Cultural Center, 274 Westminster Street, Providence. Artists take the platform and discuss their work and the process involved. The next event will be on January 26, 7:30 pm to 9 pm with nationally acclaimed artist Erminio Pinque, founder & […]

GET-RID-OF-THE-WINTER BLUES BENEFIT CONCERT

ROOMFUL OF BLUES AT THE KNICKERBOCKER CAFÉ JAN. 15TH

The five-time Grammy nominated, award-winning band Roomful of Blues will be featured in a special “Get-Rid-of-the-Winter Blues Benefit Concert” at the Knickerbocker Café, 35 Railroad Ave in Westerly, RI on Sunday, January 15, 2012, the Sunday of Martin Luther King Day weekend.  The show will take place at a special 4 pm start time. Tickets […]

Renovations at Green Animals Topiary Garden

Thanks to Grant from The Champlin Foundations

 Thanks to a generous grant from The Champlin Foundations, Green Animals Topiary Garden in Portsmouth, Rhode Island will get a face lift and infrastructure improvements this spring.   The $115,780 grant will allow the replacement of the diseased boxwoods in the parterre with new disease-resistant boxwoods.  The old boxwoods suffer from a soil-borne fungus caused […]

GOSPEL ROCKS TO DOWNTOWN PROVIDENCE

THE FABULOUS BENTON BROTHERS CELEBRATE 20TH ANNIVERSARY AT ROOTS CULTURAL CENTER

For 20 years, the Fabulous Benton Brothers have been performing their inspirational gospel music to Rhode Island audiences. To commemorate this milestone, Topshelf Records, Mask Productions and Providence Inner City Arts are proud to present a Gospel Celebration in their honor at Roots Cultural Center, 276 Westminster Street, Providence on Friday, January 13, 2012. For […]

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