Adopt a Doctor Dance Performance (04/03)

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Interested in being part of a filmed Slumdog Millionaire “Jai Ho” Dance performance? On Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 at 10:00am, the international non-profit Adopt a Doctor will host a filmed “Jai Ho” dance routine at Roger Williams National Park (near the state capitol building in Providence) |modeled after the dance at the finale of the award-winning Slumdog Millionaire movie. Our …

PPS Winter Bash (02/06)

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Providence Preservation Society 2010 Winter Bash February 6, 2010 8pm – Midnight 100 Westminster Street Join PPS at its 7th Winter Bash at 100 Westminster Street overlooking Burnside Park and Capital Center in Downtown Providence on Saturday, February 6, 2010 from 8pm to midnight. The Bash brings together hundreds of people to celebrate our citywide preservation efforts. This years theme …

Ice-Breaker Daedalus

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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 …

Providence Geeks (12/16)

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Photo by Brian Jepson Wednesday, December 16th, 2009, 5:30 – 8:30pm AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI FREE (buy your own food and drink – it’s cheap) The last Providence Geek Dinner of the decade (yes, _ the decade_!) drops next week, and it’s going to be a doozy. For starters, the excellent Providence-based DiJiPOP will be presenting. We also …

Craftland Holiday Party (12/09)

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Surely everyone is aware by now that Craftland is running year round on Westminster Street, but that doesn’t mean they are not having a Holiday Party to ring in their usual season. Please join us for the Craftland Show 2009 opening party! We have affordable handmade gifts made by 170 local and national artists. This year our show runs from …

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 …

Community Boating Renaissance Regatta

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This Thursday (7/23/09), rain or shine, the Providence Community Boating Center at India Point Park will be hosting it’s annual Renaissance Regatta. From the CBC website: The Regatta is a perfect opportunity to help a great Ocean State cause. Sponsors provide a team of employee-sailors (or sponsor a proxy team) to sail in a series of small boat relays, slaloms, …

“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 …

Dining Out For Life – April 30, 2009

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From AIDS Project Rhode Isand: Dine Out. Fight AIDS Dine Out For Life 2009 to benefit AIDS Project Rhode Island Enjoy eating out at the many great restaurants in the Rhode Island area? Well we have the event for you and you don’t have to do anything besides eat! On Thursday, April 30th, AIDS Project Rhode Island (APRI) is having …

AIDS Care Ocean State needs donations

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Photo from AIDS Care Ocean State ACOS Donation Center will be open this Saturday March 28th for donations 8am to 12pm 605 Elmwood Avenue, Providence. AIDS Care Ocean State’s Donation Center is in need of clothing, household items, personal hygiene items, furniture, and anything else in good shape you are getting rid of. The donation center helps our clients and …

Community Boating Center Event

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Photo from CBC website Now that we’ve had a little melting of our snow banks, it’s time to start thinking about SAILING! In effort to start bringing together enthusiasts and friends of The Providence Community Boating Center, they have announced a series of wine tasting events to get us through the remainder of the cold months. The first of which …

The Wild Colonial celebrates 10 years and supports a good cause

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The Wild Colonial marks it’s 10th Anniversary on Thursday night. To celebrate, The Wild Colonial will be donating all it’s profits on Thursday to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. So if you like drinking beer, playing darts, and supporting good causes you should be at The Wild Colonial on Thursday night. The Wild Colonial 250 South Water Street Providence, …

Ever wanted to fling Jen Cole into the ocean?

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You know, to see if she sinks or floats and confirm your suspicion that she’s a witch? Well, she’ll fling herself into the cold waters of Virginia Beach next month if you help her raise money for the Virginia Special Olympics. Visit this page to make a pledge towards Jen’s $2,500 goal.

AIDS Care Ocean State seeks donations

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Photo from AIDS Care Ocean State AIDS Care Ocean State will take care of your unwanted Christmas gifts for you: OK did not like a gift you might have gotten for Christmas”¦ I have a solution. The AIDS Care Ocean State Donation Center at 603 Elmwood Avenue in Providence will be open from 8am to 12 noon Saturday December 27th …

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Providence Geeks – December 17, 2008

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Join us next week for the last Providence Geeks Dinner of 2008. Almost 3 years ago now, when Providence-based start-up Tizra was only a few weeks old, they presented at one of the very first Geek Dinners. Next week they will be returning to show just how far they’ve come. Tizra COO Abe Dane and other team members will give …

Brief solicitation

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My friend Noreen is doing the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in New York City and is raising pledges. If you’d care to help my friend reach her goal, please visit her Pledge Page.