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The RI Film Collaborative film discussion group has a new home! Starting Monday, October 18 it will be meeting at the Providence Social Club, 71 Richmond Street, Providence.
The group meets weekly on Monday nights from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. to review and discuss different movies. A short film opens the meeting at 6:30 (if you have one you would like to show, let us know), immediately followed by the feature and discussion. If you love movies, come on down!
There are children
throughout Rhode Island who need a safe, nurturing home. Due to
various circumstances, these children cannot live with their parents.
Family Service of RI (FSRI) is currently looking for loving homes
for these children. Applicants must be able to read, write and speak
English, be at least 25 years of age and have sufficient income
to support the household. FSRI offers 24/7 support, training, and
a weekly allowance to support the placement.
For more information please contact Greg Wright at 401-331-1350,
STB's Popular Bay Scallop Restoration Project is Back!
Help us with our scallop restoration project as we restore this charismatic species in Point Judith Pond. Volunteers are needed to help monitor the project by coming out to Spat Line Collections Days and find baby scallops. See event meeting locations, times and the full description to decide if this is the volunteer project for you!
Help Us Restore Gooseneck Cove
Join staff and volunteers of Save The Bay for Dig Days at Gooseneck Cove in Newport. Help us dig trenches to facilitate the drainage of water from the marsh. Dates are twice a month from June - August. Find out if you have what it takes to get down and dirty in the marsh!
Help Collect Species for the Exploration Center Aquarium
Come get your feet wet! Volunteers are needed to assist with the collection of local species for our tanks at the Exploration Center and the Bay Center to be used for our education programs and public outreach. New August date added!
Water Quality Monitoring Volunteers Needed in Westerly
Do you like being on the water and learning about water quality and protecting Little Narragansett Bay? Then this is the opportunity for you. Come out on the boat and assist our South County Coast Keeper with water quality monitoring out of Westerly. Dates still available for this fall.
“Teenage Critic,” a television series produced by Clubhouse Studio and seen on Rhode Island PBS, is currently filming its second season and is in need of youth segment hosts. Candidates must be between the ages of 13 and 20, and be outgoing and energetic. The series is filmed both in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, so candidates must have reliable transportation to get to and from film shoots. “Teenage Critic” is non-union, non-pay, with copy and credit. SAG actors are eligible however, only on a waiver status.
“Teenage Critic” connects kids to arts and culture – making it as well as critiquing it. For more information, contact Lara Sebastian at email@example.com or call the Clubhouse Studio at 401-263-1960.
South County Community Action Head Start Program is currently enrolling children for a free Preschool Program for our 2013-2014 program year. Children enrolled in Head Start receive services in the areas of education, parent involvement, health, nutrition, social services, and mental health. Children in foster care, any child whose family is receiving FIP or SSI, and any child whose family is homeless are automatically eligible. In order to qualify for this one of a kind opportunity you must meet the following guidelines:
- Your child must be between the ages of three and five.Your family must meet income guidelines.
- Your family must reside in the following towns: Westerly, Charlestown, Exeter, Richmond, Hopkinton, West Greenwich, New Shoreham, North Kingstown, South Kingstown and Narragansett.
For more information please call 789-3016 ext. 307
Aquidneck Indian Council will hold its 7th Annual Indoor Pow-wow & Spring Gathering on Saturday, March 22, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 7 Valley Road, Middletown, RI. Grand Entry is at noon. There will be drumming by The Soaring Eagle Singers and Eagle Sings, dancing, refreshments by Then & Now Native Foods, family fun, and more. Admission is free to this alcohol-free and drug-free event, and the public is invited.
Proceeds help support the Council's charities and St. Joseph's Indian School. For information, call 401-683-4589, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit aquidneckindiancouncil.org. The Aquidneck Indian Council is a Non-profit Native American Organization registered with the State of RI.
Connected Living Discussion Groups at EPOCH (March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)
EPOCH Senior Living on Blackstone Boulevard will host interactive computer presentations and discussion groups with Connected Living on Mondays in March at 1:30 p.m. Topics include:
• Brazil (March 3) – In the spirit of Mardi Gras and Carnival, learn more about the mesmerizing culture and cuisine of Brazil’s coastal cities.
• Women who Make a Difference (March 10) – In honor of National Women’s Month, salute women of yesterday and today who have made a significant impact on society.
• St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) – Learn about the history and sociology of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, including what they look like in their native home of Eire.
• Carol Burnett (March 24) – Enjoy a look back at the career of the comedic icon, including appearances on the Garry Moore Show, her turn on Broadway, the Carol Burnett Show and “specials” with Julie Andrews.
• Hawaii (March 31) – “Travel” to the Hawaiian Islands and learn why they’re one of the fastest-growing tourist destinations in the world.
Connected Living offers computer training and support for seniors, families and senior living communities. These classes are free and open to local seniors, but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 401-273-6565. EPOCH Senior Living is located at 353 Blackstone Blvd.
Larry Pearlman to perform at EPOCH on Blackstone Boulevard (March 3)
EPOCH Senior Living on Blackstone Boulevard will welcome Larry Pearlman for a pub hour performance on Monday, March 3 at 4 p.m. Accompanied by a bass guitarist, pianist Larry Perlman entertains audiences with Dixieland jazz. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. For more information, call 401-273-6565. EPOCH Senior Living is located at 353 Blackstone Blvd.
Free Tai Chi classes at EPOCH on Blackstone Boulevard (March 4, 11, 18, 25)
EPOCH Senior Living on Blackstone Boulevard will offer free Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays in March at 10 a.m. These classes will be led by eastern fitness instructor Bob McManus, who has 13 years’ experience teaching Tai Chi. All seniors in the community are welcome to attend and learn the Chinese system for meditative exercise. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. For more information, call 401-273-6565. EPOCH Senior Living is located at 353 Blackstone Blvd.
Salve Regina University Pell Center presents a panel discussion "Incarceration Nation: Why Are So Many Americans In Prison?" Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 7 p.m. at O'Hare Academic Center Bazarsky Lecture Hall, on Salve Regina University's campus, Ochre Point Avenue in Newport. The panel will explore the reasons for the high rate of incarceration in the United States.
One statistic cites that more than 2 million Americans are in prison.
Another statistic finds that the United States has about 5% of the world's population yet it accounts for about 25% of the world's prisoners. Moreover, America incarcerates more of its citizens than any other country, at a financial cost of about $80 billion. Why are so many Americans behind bars?
What does the high incarceration rate say about our society? What, if anything, could be done to reduce the number of prisoners?
A panel of speakers will address these questions and more in a 90-minute discussion moderated by Carolyn Deady, Pell Center Visiting Fellow for Global Challenges, who recently published "Incarceration and Recidivism:
Lessons from Abroad," a report which explores reasons for the high prison populations in America and looks to other countries with low prison rates to understand what they are doing right. Audience members will be encouraged to ask questions and offer opinions.
A.T. Wall, Director, Rhode Island Department of Corrections
David M. Zlotnick, Professor of Law, Roger Williams University School of Law
Scott Fichera, Probation Officer, Massachusetts Trial Court, District Court Division, Fall River
RSVP to email@example.com or 401-341-2927
Rhode Island PBS wants to help publicize your organization's event in our online Community Calendar!
To be considered, your organization's event must be free and of interest to families.
Please submit the name of your event, the date, time, location, and a brief description, Web address, and contact information for the public. Announcements should be sent a minimum of 3 weeks in advance for promotion. Please include a contact name and phone number in case we have a question. Please send your information by e-mail (preferred) to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to
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