Photo credit: Roger Williams Park Zoo.
6/30 Zoobilee: Feast with the Beasts
Why: Take a ride on the wild side! Attend an adults-only bash at the zoo featuring mouth-watering specialties from area restaurants, caterers and bars. Plus, enjoy live music, dancing and more. Proceeds support Roger Williams Park Zoo’s education and wildlife conservation programs. Party animals must be twenty-one and older to attend.
Where: Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence.
More info: 785-3510, rwpzoo.org.
The Naval War College Museum presents a new exhibit, “To Win or Lose All: Williams S. Sims and the U.S. Navy in the First World War.” The exhibit occupies the museum’s gallery on the second floor.
To Win or Lose All explores the Navy’s role in securing victory for the Allies during the First World War. Under Admiral Sims’s leadership, American warships escorted convoys to France, laid mines in the North Sea, and hunted German submarines. On land, naval aviators flew scouting and bombing missions while Marines fought in the trenches east of Paris. While the sweeping naval campaigns of 1942-1945 may attract more scholarly attention, the foundation for their success was established twenty-five years earlier when the Navy operated for the first time as part of a coalition. Indeed, many officers who rose to prominence in the Second World War – Ernest J. King, Chester W. Nimitz, and Harold R. Stark, to name a few – gained valuable experience with combined operations during the first global conflict of the twentieth century. Curator Rob Doane hopes, “that this exhibit will encourage visitors to understand Admiral Sims and the sailors who served under him as real people who worked under difficult circumstances to meet the enormous challenges of wartime service.”
Providence Public Library’s fourth annual Exhibition and Program series called HairBrained is focused on hair. Specifically, the exhibition explores the ways in which hair defines and reflects culture, self-identity, agency and politics while the program series, which is inspired by images and texts in the exhibition, will offer cultural programs and educational activities for all ages that explore how and why we have grown, cut, shaved, shaped, woven, adorned and covered the hair on our heads, from centuries ago until today.
The HairBrained exhibition features a selection of items from Providence Public Library’s collections: postcards, photographs, pochoir prints, magazines, historic children’s books, advertising trade cards and more. Items will be on exhibit in the Providence Journal Rhode Island Room on level one from March to June.
A.B. Munroe Dairy, MetroPCS and BankRI present Food Truck Fridays. Other sponsors visiting on select Friday nights include Power Home Remodeling, Ambit Energy, Sunrun and College Bound Saver. Admission is free.
Enjoy over fifteen locally owned food trucks and local beer from Trinity Brewhouse, wines from Gooseneck Vineyards while listening to live music. See the full list of food trucks attending at https://www.foodtrucksin.
Many activities for the kids! Ride the carousel for $2, jump in the bounce house for $3, take a ride on the carousel train for $3 and even ride a camel for only $6. Packages are available. We also have Hasbro’s Boundless Playground for the kids.
Picnic and high top tables are available on a limited basis so bring a chair or blanket, and sit on the lawn. Food Trucks accept cash, credit and debit. VIP experience is available for $85 and includes reserved seating for up to eight people, outdoors or indoors. Eight carousel rides and beverage vouchers included. Group nights available starting at $20 per person. Contact Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The 22nd Evening of Hope is an evening of inspirational awards, dinner, music and a robust silent and live auction. Proceeds benefit the Louise Wilcox ALS Clinic in Providence and ALS patient services in Rhode Island. The “Courage Award” will be presented to Woonsocket resident, Karen Audette and the “Spirit of Lou Gehrig Award” will be presented to John R. Pagliarini.
Join Providence Community Library (PCL) and Over the Edge on Saturday, June 23 for an exciting opportunity to rappel down the 12-story Regency Plaza building in downtown Providence and help raise $100,000 for the nine neighborhood locations of Rhode Island’s largest library system.
The first ninety people to raise $1,000 will get a chance to go Over the Edge for PCL – a comprehensive support kit is provided! Visit www.provcomlib.org/edge to reserve your spot today and create a personal fundraising page where friends, family, and colleagues can donate funds toward your rappelling adventure. Corporate and private teams are also welcome! Participants must weigh between 100 and 300 lbs and be at least twelve years old (a parent or guardian must sign a waiver for all participants under eighteen).
Over The Edge is a special events company that has raised over $70 million for non-profits around the world, including the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Special Olympics Boston. Sponsorship and promotional opportunities are available for businesses and individuals who wish to be part of this eye-catching fundraiser and help PCL support literacy and lifelong learning in Providence. Visit www.provcomlib.org/edgesponsors to learn more.
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