Why: In the mood for some basketball, minus the March Madness drama? Head to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center to see your favorite basketball team, the Harlem Globetrotters, face the newly revamped Washington Generals team — and the players won’t be dunking doughnuts! See a dazzling display of basketball wizardry (jumps, tricks, you name it) with a dash of comedy for an event that will be a slam dunk for the whole family.
Where: Dunkin’ Donuts Center, 1 LaSalle Sq., Providence.
More info: Call 331-0700 or visit dunkindonutscenter.com.
Long before the #MeToo movement and the Women’s March, bullying was an issue that started to gain traction in the workplace. From universities and boardrooms to offices and politics, it’s a form of intimidation and abuse and inherently similar to violence. Acknowledging how prevalent the abuse of power and control tactics are, particularly toward women, FEMpower was created with the goal of empowering women to deal with these situations in the workplace. Join us for a discussion about this topic and learn coping tactics and strategies to take back to your workplace. Men and women alike are invited to attend.
The breakfast and panel discussion will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Hope Club, 6 Benevolent St., Providence, RI. Valet parking is available onsite. Tickets are $45.00, and proceeds support the Women’s Resource Center’s domestic violence prevention efforts and assistance for survivors.
Please RSVP by Monday, February 19, 2018 by calling 401-846-5263 or Register Online here: https://wrcnbc.networkforgood.com/events/5010-fempower-breakfast
• Deb DeBare, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV)
• Christine Cunneen, Chief Executive Officer of Hire Image, LLC
• Dr. Joan Johnson-Freese, Professor and former Chair of the National Security Affairs Department, U.S. Naval War College
• Emily Sack, professor at Roger Williams University School of Law
Featuring Betty Galligan, president of Newberry Public Relations & Marketing, Inc. and current president of the Hope Club, who will moderate the discussion.
Be sure to visit the FEMpower Facebook event and mark yourself as “Going” to share with your network! https://www.facebook.com/events/142623863116205/
One quiet hour. Meditation at the Library
Upcoming Sessions: Thursday, February 22, Tuesday, March 6, Monday, March 19, Monday, April 2 …. Sessions are USUALLY the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, when the Library is open.
For one quiet hour, we share what we know about the research behind the benefits of meditation and explore guided mindfulness meditation together.
Chairs are provided, but participants may bring a meditation cushion or bench.
No experience required. Beginners always welcome. Free.
Brought to you by the Friends of the East Greenwich Free Library.
For more information about this program or the Friends of the Library, or to receive program information via email, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foster will speak on spiritual development, the state of the world and how to heal the soul of the world. Foster is deeply connected to the higher realm and always brings a profound and far-reaching perspective to the events happening in our world and our individual lives.
Foster Perry has travelled the world studying, teaching and practicing the joy of self-healing for more than 20 years. To learn more about him visit: www.goldenhummingbird.com.
In the mid-18th century, Newport was the fifth wealthiest city in colonial America. What jobs were people doing that helped the city become so successful?
On Saturday, February 24, 2018, from 10am-1pm, join the Newport Historical Society to learn how people made their living. During this colonial career fair, costumed interpreters will represent different occupations that would have been present in this seaport. Jobs range from tradespeople like a printer, milliner and leather worker to merchants such as a toy seller and store owner, along with food service jobs such as a baker, brewer, coffeehouse owner and tavern keeper.
Join the action and try a traditional 18th century craft: candle making. For $5 make a beeswax candle to take home while learning about the candle making trade in colonial Newport.
This program takes place at the Colony House on Washington Square. Admission is free, donations are welcome.
“Opening the Oyster: A Black Culinary Extravaganza,” is a full course dinner featuring dishes prepared by the great African American chefs of the White House. The elegant event takes place Saturday, February 24th, 2018 at noon at Wes’ Rib House, 38 Dike Street, Providence, RI. Seating is limited; tickets are $75 and may be purchased online at StagesofFreedom.org/oyster
The full course dinner will introduce diners to the extraordinary ingenuity and extravagance of the African American chefs of the White House, from President Washington to President Obama. The dinner will be followed with a talk by Adrian Miller, author of “The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families.” Miller is a graduate of Stanford University and Georgetown University Law School, and was a special assistant to President Clinton.
Proceeds from the event provide swimming lessons for Rhode Island youth of color.
Stages of Freedom is a non-profit dedicated to presenting African American events for the entire community.
In this workshop you will be introduced to flamenco dance. Flamenco is a very passionate dance form that ranges from fiery and exciting to very lighthearted and playful, while always displaying purposeful and thoughtful movement. No previous experience is necessary! Using flamenco’s 12 count palos (rhythms) Solea and Solea por Bulerias, we will develop our upper to lower body coordination through palmas (hand clapping), braceo (armwork) and zapateado (footwork) exercises. We will also take some time to review the Sevillanas from the previous session. Wear comfortable clothing and a comfortable shoe with a leather sole and slight heel. (Women and female-identified folks, if you have a long, flowing skirt and clean character shoes/comfortable shoes with a low, solid heel, please bring them! Men, if you have a clean pair of dress shoes or boots with a leather sole, perfect!) Led by Elizabeth Rivera. $25, or $20 through 2/5.
The Museum of Work and Culture will offer the fourth installment of its free Valley Talks series on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 1:30 p.m.
Writer & professor Cedric de Leon will present “The Origins of the Right to Work,” which explores the the creation of right-to-work laws, and traces their origins to the Northern victory in the U.S. Civil War. In doing so, de Leon connects past and present, raising critical questions that address pressing social issues.
de Leon is Associate Professor of Sociology at Tufts University. He has written three books, including most recently, “The Origins of Right to Work: Antilabor Democracy in Nineteenth-Century Chicago.” In a past life, he was by turns an organizer and a local union president in the U.S. labor movement. He lives in Providence with his wife Emily, his son Ellis, and his poodle Atticus Finch.
Seating is limited to 75 and is first-come, first-served.
The dance music jam sessions continue in Rehoboth every Sunday night from 7-9 p.m. All are welcome!
Once a month throughout the year, the session is a Community Dance, at which we teach everything that needs teaching, depending on the experience of the dancers. The Community Dances go from 7 to 9 p.m. and are preceded by a potluck at 6 p.m.
All Jammers dances are held on Sunday nights from 7 to 9 with a potluck at 6 p.m.
For information or to check about cancellations, call Bob Elliott at 774-644-1369 or email him at email@example.com.
The Sunday Night Jammers are a group of (mostly) instrumental (mostly) musicians, who play (mostly) Celtic-inspired dance music. Our music is (mostly) for couple dances, such as waltzes, hambos, polkas, and schottisches.
Now, to clear up those “mostly”s:
1) Sometimes we sing…or at least some of us sing.
2) Some of us are very serious musicians, some are duffers, many are in between. We are VERY polite about each other’s errors.
3) We started with English, Scottish, Irish, Canadian, and New England dance music, but we have gotten more international as the months go by.
4) After Scandinavian and German couple dances, a few Israeli line dances appeared, followed by some Greek and Balkan dances with “interesting” time signatures.
In brief, all of us have learned a lot, and we welcome others to come play, teach, learn, and, in general, have fun!
Although 18th century Warren, RI was surrounded by the slave centers of Newport, Bristol and Providence, its small size has made it a footnote in what has been written about slavery and the slave trade. Building on the work of historians, Patricia Mues and Sarah Weed use primary sources – including wills, inventories, town meeting records, censuses and other documents – to identify the enslaved of Warren and learn their histories. Mues and Weed are co-chairs of the Warren Middle Passage Project and board members of the Warren Preservation Society.