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Providence Community Library “Great Checkout” Fundraiser

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Yes, you can check out a “living book” at PCL! – Modeled on the newest concept in library services — borrowing people with your library card — the raffle at The Great Checkout will allow library supporters to “check out” real life experiences with well-known Rhode Island entertainers, scientists, elected officials, historians, artists, and other fascinating people.

Providence Provision, July 15

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Provision is a mealtime gathering of community members hungry for both delicious food and new creative projects. We offer a dining experience that includes homemade soup, bread, dessert, and entertainment – and the chance to democratically fund emerging projects in Rhode Island. Our next Provision will be Sunday, July 15, at the Southside Cultural Center, on the corner of Bridgham …

Youth4Change: Why Winter Is a Nightmare for Providence Youth and How You Can Help

In Charity, Reader Submissions, Transportationby Guest Post2 Comments

This post was submitted to Greater City: Providence by Youth4Change. It is a quite timely message given the condition of the sidewalks across Providence this morning. Above is a photo from my 1 mile walk to work this morning. I remember being a kid and jumping for joy when I saw my first snowflake of the season. The thrill of …

Riverzedge Industrial Ball (Oct. 1)

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The Riverzedge Arts Project hosts the Industrial Ball on October 1st at Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket. The event will include a green auction, table robot wars, DIY screen-printing, local food, music, and dancing. Tickets are $60 in advance, $75 at the door and benefit Riverzedge’s art, business, work-force development, and environmental programs for disadvantaged teens. Tickets available online at …

Ice-Breaker Daedalus

In Charity, Eventsby Greater City Providence1 Comment

Photo borrowed from WaterFire’s Facebook Page WaterFire crews are battling ice in the Basin at Waterplace to ensure that they can pull off a lighting this New Year’s Eve. WaterFire has helped Bright Night secure funding to ensure another wonderful New Year’s celebration in Providence. Both organization as always are seeking donations to help pay for the events. Bright Night …

Clothing drive for Samoan Tsunami relief

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I’m sure you’ve heard about the Earthquake which lead to the Tsunami that destroyed many villages of Western and American Samoa. The wave rolled in knocking down houses and ripping up foundations. As the wave receded it took with it possessions and people. The land in Samoa is resilient but I fear the minds of many will suffer for quite …

AIDS Walk returns to downtown – October 29, 2009

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AIDS Project Rhode Island’s annual AIDS Walk is moving from Roger Williams Park to Downtown this year, to help boost the visibility of the event. The walk was also moved from June to October so that it takes place when college students are in town and so they can participate. Both good moves I think. Slightly confusingly, they are moving …

“Not About The Buildings” Spelling Bee – June 22, 2009

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From Not About The Buildings: For the third year in a row, tensions are mounting in Providence as some of the city’s best spellers gear up for a fierce night of competition to benefit local literary organization Not About The Buildings. The battle begins promptly at 9pm on June 22nd at AS220 (115 Empire Street). Founded in 2006, Not About …