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.
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.
An evening in the pub with guitarist and vocalist Tim Keohane 7:45 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. One of the club’s favorites, Tim brings a strong background in Irish folk music to his every performance. The 1916 Committee will present a lecture in the upstairs hall beginning at 7:30 – “American Groups that Contributed/Supported Ireland during the Famine and the 1920’s.” Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. All welcome.
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.
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.
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.
Connect with the tribe, watch and learn in a community based setting. A short discussion will take place after the film to share takeaways and any AHA! moments. Bring a blanket, pillow, and a friend 🙂
Friendly conversation with light refreshments.
About the featured film: “The Human Experiment lifts the veil on the shocking reality that thousands of untested, unregulated chemicals are in the products we use every day, our homes, and inside each of us. Simultaneously, disease rates are rising: everything from cancer to infertility is appearing at levels doctors and researchers have never seen.”
Already thinking about spring? Now is the time to get Early Bird ticket pricing for the URI Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener Program, 2018 Spring Gardening Symposium – “DESIGN, DISCOVER and DECODE: Creating a Resilient Garden.”
This delightful one-day symposium is for those who want to learn more about creating beautiful and environmentally–sound gardens.
Educating and entertaining their audiences, these three keynote speakers are accomplished specialists in their fields possessing a wealth of knowledge and expertise.
C. Colston Burrell – Design Resilient Gardens – “Beauty, Integrity, Resilience: Can a Garden Have Everything?”
Linda A. Fleming – Discover Gardening with Herbs – “Bloom Where you Planted”
Jeff Gillman – Decode Garden Myths – “The Truth About Garden Remedies”
Please join us on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences on URI’s Kingston Campus. The facility is accessible to all and the symposium is open to everyone.
Early Bird Tickets are $65 if purchased before February 9th.
After February 9, tickets are $75.
For more information or to register, please log-on to: uri.edu/coopext or call 401-874-2900.
A limited number of full scholarships for the Symposium are available. Deadline for scholarships is February 9, 2018.
The mission of the URI Master Gardener Program and it’s 600+ volunteer Extension educators is to educate citizens in environmentally-sound horticulture practices through the dissemination of factual, research-based information.
This is the beginner Usui Reiki Level I class. You will Learn about Universal Life Force Energy, the history of Reiki, hand positions for treating yourself & others and will practice giving and receiving Reiki. You will also receive the Reiki I Attunement to help increase the flow of this universal life force energy. Training includes a Usui Reiki I Manual and Certificate of Completion. Classes are always fun, educational, and interactive. Register Here: http://gladysellen.com/reiki.html