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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.
ENTERTAINERS NEEDED FOR UPCOMING
BLACKSTONE VALLET POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN TOURS
The Blackstone Valley tourism Council (BVTC) is looking for singers and story presenters needed for the Blackstone Valley Polar Express train trip.
The Blackstone Valley Polar Express, sponsored by the BVTC, will run on 12 weekend dates from November to December, 2013 - 27 trips total.
All performers must be available for all 12 dates. The Blackstone Valley Polar Express is family entertainment. We're looking for people with energy and enthusiasm who love The Blackstone Valley Polar Express. Compensation will be paid. Must be at least 18 years old to apply.
Email bio and photo if available to firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Donna Houle, Program Manager at BVTC, at 401-724-2200.
More details on the Blackstone Valley Polar Express is available at www.blackstonevalleypolarexpress.com
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
ConnectedLiving Discussion Groups at EPOCH on Blackstone Boulevard (May 6, 13, 20 & 27)
ConnectedLiving offers training and support at area senior living communities to assist residents and staff in comfortably using computers and the Internet. Warren Sullivan, ConnectedLiving’s EPOCH Ambassador, will offer weekly interactive computer presentations and discussion groups in May on Mondays from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Topics include: Greatest generation and beyond (May 6); Mother’s Day (May 13); Introduction to India (May 20); and Memorial Day (May 27). These classes are free and open to local seniors. To R.S.V.P. and for more information, call 401-273-6565. EPOCH Senior Living is located at 353 Blackstone Blvd.
EPOCH to host weekly Tai Chi classes with Bob McManus (May 7, 14, 21, 28)
Eastern fitness specialist Bob McManus will teach a weekly tai chi class for seniors at EPOCH Senior Living on Blackstone Boulevard on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in May. McManus has taught tai chi for 30 years, and welcomes all seniors in the community to learn the Chinese system for meditative physical exercise. This class is free and open to local seniors. For more information, call 401-273-6565. EPOCH Senior Living is located at 353 Blackstone Blvd.
Alfred Dunner Spring Ladies Clothing Sale at EPOCH on Blackstone Boulevard (May 1)
EPOCH Senior Living on Blackstone Boulevard will host a spring ladies clothing sale from the Alfred Dunner collection on Wednesday, May 1 from 1 to 3 p.m. Popular with older women, the collection is a mix of fun, casual clothes as well as career wear. To R.S.V.P. and for more information, call 401-273-6565. EPOCH Senior Living is located at 353 Blackstone Blvd.
Moses Brown School Students to perform at EPOCH on Blackstone Boulevard (May 17)
Students from theMoses Brown School, a day school in Providence for girls and boys in nursery through grade 12, will perform at EPOCH on Blackstone Boulevard on Friday, May 17 at 11 a.m. The students perform around Providence in a variety of formats, including an a cappella group, a jazz combo and a spring quartet. This performance is free and open to the public. To R.S.V.P. and for more information, call
The Aquidneck Indian Council will host the Portsmouth 375th Anniversary Pow-wow and Celebration on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Grand Entry will be at noon both days. This cultural event will take place at the Glen Park Recreational Area, Glen Rd (off East Main Rd rte 138) in Portsmouth, RI. Drumming, dancing, flute music and storytelling. Drums by the Soaring Eagle Singers, Eagle Sings, Eastern Medicine, and invited drums. Refreshments, Native and not-so-native items for sale. Free admission to this alcohol-free and drug-free family event.
For information, visit www.aquidneckindiancouncil.org, call 401-683-4589 or email email@example.com
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