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Pawtucket: A City in Focus

March 28th, 2015 · No Comments

City of Pawtucket Announces 17th Annual Photo Contest

Pawtucket:  A City in Focus

Theme:  “Pawtucket:  A Different Perspective”

Deadline for entry:  August 1, 2015

PAWTUCKET — Grab your cameras and compose that picture!  The City of Pawtucket and The Camera Werks of Providence announce the 17h Annual City of Pawtucket Photo Contest.  The twelve winning photos, to be selected by a panel of local professional photographers, will illustrate the City of Pawtucket 2016 City Calendar.

This annual contest provides an opportunity to bring awareness to daily life, historic locations and the ever changing landscape of Pawtucket through the lens of a camera. The contest is open to residents and non-residents alike, but the photo must have been taken in Pawtucket. This year’s contest theme is “Pawtucket:  A Different Perspective”.

Contest Rules: All photo submissions should follow the contest theme and have been taken within the past year. All photos must be taken in the City of Pawtucket to qualify for this contest.  Only one entry per contestant will be accepted and must be submitted by the photographer. Photos may be color or black and white. Film or good quality digital prints will be accepted. All photos must be of good quality and suitable for reproduction.

Submitted photos should be mounted on foamcore or mountboard, but not framed; overall size of the mounted photo should not be smaller than 8”x10” or larger than 12”x18”.  All photos will be on display at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center during the City of Pawtucket’s Arts Festival in the month of September. The Mayor’s Choice Award will receive a $100 cash prize, First Place will receive a$75.00 cash prize, Second Place will receive a $50.00 cash prize with remaining winners receiving gift certificates.

All winning photos will be used in the City of Pawtucket 2016 Calendar. Submissions will be accepted beginning May 1, at which time applications will be available at various locations or downloadable on-line.  Deadline for Entry:  August 1.  For further information, please call (401) 273-5367.

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3rd Annual Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt

March 28th, 2015 · No Comments

3rd Annual Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt – Free for all kids

 Mount Hope Farmers Market, 250 Metacom Ave, Bristol, RI

 Saturday, April 4th, 11:00am.

A Bristol egg hunt

Help us welcome back spring and celebrate growth & renewal at the Farmers Market with our Kids Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt!

This year especially, spring needs a hearty welcome and some active encouragement–we’ll be doing that at the Mount Hope Farmers Market Saturday, April 4th, at 11:00 with our annual Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt!

There will be candy eggs hidden around the barnyard, plus clues directing little ones to different market vendor stalls to redeem for more treats. Free and open to the public, B.Y.O.B.–Bring Your Own Basket!

 
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Special Easter items will be available from many of the vendors–come stock up and join your farmers, friends & neighbors as together we ring in spring!

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Second Annual Do-Over-Day

March 28th, 2015 · No Comments

First Gentleman Andy Moffit To Join Hospitality Leaders in Supporting Local Businesses Through
Second Annual Do-Over-Day

Monday, March 30, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – As the harsh winter draws to a close, Rhode Island’s First Gentleman Andy Moffit will join with Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau President & CEO Martha Sheridan and Rhode Island Hospitality Association President & CEO Dale Venturini to announce the second annual Do-Over-Day, which will take place on Saturday, April 18.

 Do-Over-Day is a marketing initiative that asks visitors to simply “do over” any plans that were ruined by inclement weather this winter. Special discounts, promotions and offers surrounding the initiative are currently being compiled and promoted on a web clearinghouse Do-Over-Day.com.

 Date:     Monday, March 30, 2015

Time:     2 p.m.

Place:     Café Nuovo

One Citizens Plaza

Providence, RI 02903

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OCEAN STATE THEATRE

March 28th, 2015 · No Comments

MAGICIAN BRUCE KALVER RETURNS TO OCEAN STATE THEATRE WITH HIS POPULAR ‘MAGICAL MOMENTS’ SHOW

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WARWICK, RI – Local Magician, Bruce Kalver returns to Ocean State Theatre with his show Magical Moments: A Magic Show for All Ages!The production, which is part of Ocean State Theatre Company’s Family Fun Fest, will be performed for one show only on Saturday, April 4, 2014 at 11:00 am.

Words like “unbelievable,” “amazing,” and “impossible” have been used to describe Bruce’s magic. He entertains and amuses audiences with his sleight of hand and manipulative skills and performs miracles with everyday objects like balls, cards, coins, and ropes as well as presenting wonders with magical props from around the world. With his years of experience and easy going manner, Bruce charms his audience with comedy, colorful, visual magic tricks, and lots of audience participation.

 Bruce Kalver has been working professionally for over 40 years. Billed in the early years as “Rhode Island’s Youngest Professional Magician,” his magic education started at the age of four when his grandfather, Samuel Woolf, who was himself a magician and an assistant to Houdini, began to teach him the art. At age six, he was ready to start his career.

 His work in magic has taken him all over the world. He has toured with his wife and partner, Arlene, on cruise ships sailing the Atlantic and the Caribbean, in dinner theatres all over the country, and at trade shows, where they added their magic touch to many products and services.

 Bruce has acted as a magic consultant for Trinity Repertory Company, as well as for numerous other professional, college, and amateur theatre groups, for whom he performed or taught magic for their productions and created special magic effects. He has also taught his craft at the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, Johnson and Wales University, (where he taught a special course on the use of magic to promote products), as well as many magicians’ groups around the country, where Bruce has shared his special secrets with fellow conjurers. He has even lectured and performed at The Magic Castle in Hollywood and London’s prestigious Magic Circle.

Magical Moments: A Magic Show for All Ages! will be presented on Saturday, April 4, 2014 at 11:00 am. The theatre is located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, RI. Single tickets are $10.00 each. Discount rates are available for groups of 20 or more by calling (401) 921-1777 x112. Tickets are on sale at the box office Monday through Friday from 12 noon – 6:00 pm, Saturdays from 12 noon – 4:00 pm, and from 12 noon until curtain time on performance days. Tickets are also available online 24 hours a day at

 www.OceanStateTheatre.org

and via telephone during normal box office hours by calling (401) 921-6800.

 Introduce your child to the magic of live theatre at the state-of-the-art Ocean State Theatre!

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Norton: EPOCH Senior Prom

March 27th, 2015 · No Comments

 EPOCH Assisted Living of Norton residents attended a Senior Prom organized by members of the Norton High School National Honor Society. Every year, the students put on the dance to bring together their fellow students and older adults living in the area. This annual event has become a beloved tradition with the students and seniors, who dress in their best to dance the afternoon away.

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Sam Remley smiles as he dances with a high school student from the Norton High School National Honor Society. Every year, the students put on a Senior Prom dance to bring together their fellow students and older adults living in the area. 

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 Bertha Keith, Frank Henderson and Susie Caldwell pose for a picture during the Senior Prom. Organized by members of the Norton High School National Honor Society, the students put on the dance to bring together their fellow students and older adults living in the area every year.

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SAINT JOHN THE EVANGELIST SCHOOL

March 27th, 2015 · No Comments

STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT WATER TREATMENT

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 Shown here are sixth graders (clockwise from left) Erinn D’Angelo, Lauren Bessette, Shea O’Brien, Emma Blazejewski looking at a map of the waterways.

Sixth and seventh grade students from St. John the Evangelist School in Attleboro learned about the typhoid fever contaminated drinking water in Lowell, Mass in 1891.

Rae Ann Jacek from the Tsongas Industrial History Center brought “samples” of polluted water from the Merrimack River and canals of Lowell at the turn of the century.

The testing allowed the students to determine where and how the contamination began and also learn how water treatment facilities work today.

The Center has a partnership with the Lowell National Historical Park and Umass Lowell.

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Attleboro: Interfaith Service And Concert

March 27th, 2015 · No Comments

Harvard University Kuumba Singers

The Harvard University Kuumba Singers will present an Interfaith Service and Concert to Pray for Justice and World Peace on Sunday, April 19, 2015, 4 pm, at Centenary United Methodist Church, 15 Sanford Street, at the corner of North Main and Sanford Streets, Attleboro, MA 02703.

 Founded in 1970, Kuumba is the oldest Black organization at Harvard University. They are dedicated to celebrating Black creativity and spirituality through music, poetry, spoken word, and other forms of creative expression. They seek not only to perform but to use their creativity to leave spaces better than they found them.

 Centenary is excited to sponsor an exceptional opportunity for the greater Attleboro community to see and hear this acclaimed singing group. Single tickets are $10 or $18 for two. Reservations are appreciated, but tickets will be available at the door. To reserve, please call the church office at 508 222-1759 and leave a message.

 More information is available on the Kuumba Singers website at

www.kuumbasingers

or on Facebook and Twitter.

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Gamm 30th Anniversary Gala

March 26th, 2015 · No Comments

Dear Gamm Community,

Monday, March 30 at 6pm

This is a final reminder that the Gamm 30th Anniversary Gala is on, on, on!

If you haven’t purchased tickets but plan to attend, please do so NOW.

If you have mailed an RSVP and want to be sure that we have received it, please call or email our Gala Producer Arik Beatty at 401-723-4266 ext. 20 or email arik@gammtheatre.org.

You can also purchase your tickets online.

This is the biggest fundraiser in the history of our theater and a chance to celebrate the accomplishments of our artists with fellow artists, staff, and patrons.

Take a look at the great items in our online auction!

 Gamm Gala 2015 is this Monday, March 30 at 6pm

 New Location Reminder:

Pawtucket Armory Drill Hall

172 Exchange Street

right upstairs from our theater

We hope to see you there.

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Pawtucket: The Community Players

March 26th, 2015 · No Comments

COMMUNITY PLAYERS PRESENT A SURE BET FOR FUN AND ROMANCE WITH GUYS AND DOLLS

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The show’s saints and sinners take the stage in Pawtucket from April 10-26, 2015

PAWTUCKET, RI: The Community Players, Rhode Island’s oldest community theatre, proudly presents one of Broadway’s best loved musicals, Guys and Dolls, directed & choreographed by Timothy Reid from April 10th through April 26th. This high-spirited production captures the romance and humor of Damon Runyon’s big city fables of fancy-talking gamblers and the “dolls” that fall for them. Written by composer/lyricist Frank Loesser, with a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, the Tony Award-winning show features such classic songs as Luck Be A Lady, Sit Down You’re Rocking The Boat, Adelaide’s Lament and A Bushel and a Peck. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students (with a valid student ID) and may be purchased at the door or online at www.thecommunityplayers.org, or reserved by phone at (401) 726-6860.

Gambler Nathan Detroit (Ed Benjamin of Cumberland) is trying to round up enough money to host the biggest floating dice game in town while the authorities are breathing down his neck. Nathan’s girlfriend is nightclub singer Miss Adelaide (Taryn Mallard-Reid of Providence) who, after 14 years, is fearful that he will never settle down and get married. To raise the cash, Nathan bets fellow gambler Sky Masterson (Erich Dethlefsen of Little Compton) that he can’t make the next girl he sees fall in love with him. That “next girl” is the lovely Miss Sarah Brown (Christina Masson of East Providence), a straight-laced missionary.

Runyon’s colorful roster of characters are brought indelibly to life by Ken McPherson as Nicely Nicely, Michael Martins of Johnston as Benny Southstreet, Stephen Dias of East Providence as Big Jule, Brian Lamothe of West Warwick as Arvide, and Kimberly Rau Harper of East Providence as General Cartwright. Rounding out the 26 person cast of showgirls, gamblers, missionaries and more are: Lisa Babbitt (Portsmouth), Andrew Bobola (Pawtucket), Sarah Brule (Bristol), Tom Desjarlais (Greenville), Michael Farrelly (Providence), Dan Hansen (Providence), Jose Lantigua (Pawtucket), Jena Lerch (Providence), Jim Lyons (Warwick), Jana Moroff (Berkley, MA), Paul Oliver (Providence), Mary-Ellen Roca (East Providence), Megan Spooner (Attleboro, MA), Trish St. Laurent (Saunderstown), Harrie Salk (New Bedford, MA), Sarah Stern (Providence) and Joe Wilkicki (Cumberland).

The Guys and Dolls production team responsible for taking audiences on a whirlwind ride from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba and the nightclubs in between are Music Director Ron Procipio, Set Designer Brian Mulvey, Costume Designer Pamela Jackson and Lighting Designer Dan Fisher.

The beloved musical Guys and Dolls runs for three weekends at Jenks Auditorium (across from McCoy Stadium) with performances April 10-12, 17-19 and 24-26.Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. For tickets or more information, please visit www.thecommunityplayers.org.

About The Community Players
Now celebrating their 94th Season, The Community Players stand today as the oldest community theater group in Rhode Island. Founded in 1920, The Community Players constitution is dedicated to produce plays that “carry the torch of culture to the Blackstone Valley and enrich community life by presenting locally the best that theatre had to offer.” The Players perform a mix of comedies, dramas and musicals and is committed to an “open-door” membership policy. The group’s member performers, directors, producers, designers and audiences come from all walks of life, all united by a shared love of live theatre

The 2014-2015 Season concludes with John Patrick Shanley’s searing drama Doubt, playing July 10-19, 2015. All shows are performed in the Jenks Auditorium, 350 Division St., Pawtucket, RI. For more information, visit www.thecommunityplayers.org or call (401) 726-6860.

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North Attleboro TOPS U.S. SCHOOLS IN HOOPS PROGRAM

March 26th, 2015 · No Comments

The middle school gets ready for the event that could raise more than $1 million for the American Heart Association and the fight against heart disease.

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 North Attleboro (March 26, 2015) – The North Attleboro Middle School will participate for the 17th consecutive year in Hoops For Heart – the American Heart Association program that teaches kids about physical activity and heart health. The event is led by Physical Education teachers Jason Feid and John Dempsey.

 North Attleboro students have raised more than $943,000 in the last 16 years for the fight against heart disease and stroke – making them the top Hoops For Heart fundraiser in the country for the last 13 years. This year, North Attleboro students are striving to break the national record for Hoops for Heart, by exceeding $1 million dollars raised for the American Heart Association. More than 35,000 schools participate in Hoops For Heart in the United States. 

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Fundraising efforts are already underway. The program wraps up at an after-school, five-hour event on Wednesday, April 29. Kids will enjoy numerous physical activities, including a basketball shooting tournament. Approximately 1,000 North Attleboro Middle School students participate in the program.

 HOOPS FOR HEART AT NORTH ATTLEBORO MIDDLE SCHOOL

 564 Landry Avenue, North Attleboro, MA 02760

 Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. (opening ceremony)

 Approximately 1,000 middle school children

 About Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops for Heart

Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart are national educational fundraising programs that are sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).

The programs engage students in physical activity (jumping rope, basketball skill games or tournaments) while raising funds to support lifesaving heart and stroke scientific research. Students ask friends and family for donations and receive thank-you gifts based on the dollars they raise. Participants of the programs enjoy a fun physical activity, raise money for a good cause and learn about heart health and volunteer service.

517 schools are registered for Hoops For Heart and Jump Rope For Heart in Massachusetts. Learn more or donate at

www.heart.org/hoops

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