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: email@example.com.
Revel in a glorious evening of iconic American music by one of the most indelible composers of the twentieth century, George Gershwin.
Nearly a century after the songs were composed, Gershwin’s music remains as fresh and irresistible as it did during the Jazz Age. His poetic melodies and eclectic oeuvre of everything including Broadway, Hollywood, opera and classic American standards have left a legacy that audiences love to hear again and again.
Led by vocalist Michael Andrew, hailed as “the next Harry Connick Jr.” by The New York Post, the seventeen-piece Gershwin Big Band brings beloved Gershwin standards like “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch O’er Me” and many more to life in this inspirational new program produced and created by members of the Gershwin family.
Let the Lois Vaughan Jazz Quartet take you on a musical journey with an evening of songs that helped to shape the Great American Jazz Tradition. Ranging from ragtime to swing to bepop to Latin, music will fill the Linden Place parlors on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:30pm. In addition to the quartet playing and improvising great songs from the Twenties through modern times, each musician will showcase the range and versatility of their instrument with a brief description and musical example.
Jazz pianist Lois Vaughan has been performing in Southern New England for many years at restaurants and clubs as well as teaching jazz piano at St. George’s School. Vaughan will be joined by Bristol native, Art Manchester, on alto and tenor sax, flute, and clarinet, by string bassist, Bryan Rizzuto and accomplished drummer, Ryan Tremblay.
Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for Linden Place members and free for Colt Circle members. Reserve your ticket today as space is limited!
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.
Darwin at Sea
In this compelling program, eloquent letters, journal entries and excerpts from Darwin’s seminal publications humanize one of the most probing and influential minds in modern history. Framed by the poetry of Blake, Wordsworth, and Coleridge, as well as the ground-breaking string quartets of Mendelssohn and Beethoven, together with Chris Turner’s virtuosic harmonica improvisations, Darwin’s uncanny sense of observation and vision of natural science are entwined with his strong sense of family, faith and understanding of the human condition, in a complex era.
Performers are: Chris Turner, harmonica reader; Katherine Winterstein, Andrew Eng, violins; Consuelo Sherba, viola and Emmanuel Feldman, cello.
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.