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YPC of RI Presents 7th Annual Statewide Social #ChooseRI

The Young Professionals Collaborative of Rhode Island


7th Annual Statewide Social



Thursday, August 27, 2015
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Ogie’s Trailer Park
1155 Westminster St., Providence


We are pleased to invite you to the seventh annual Statewide Social for Rhode Island young professionals. This event is intended to bring the state's young professionals together for a vibrant night of networking and celebrate why we #chooseRI.

Appetizers and cash bar. Plenty of free parking available.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.


The Young Professionals Collaborative of Rhode Island includes:
(401)j of the Jewish Alliance
Millennial Professional Group of RI
New Leaders Council
PVD Lady Project
Rhode Island Young Accounting Network

Rhode Island Foundation Nonprofit Emerging Leaders Program
Young Leaders Circle of United Way of Rhode Island

Special Thank You To:

Great Providence Chamber of Commerce

Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce

Managing Your Business Finances - Using QuickBooks Online

Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Softball - Monday, August 10

Save The Date: Community Partner Appreciation Luncheon

Date: October, 15, 2015

Time: Noon - 1:30 PM

Place: RI Convention Center - Providence, RI

Join us as we recognize our partners in the community who have supported us throughout the year!

For registration information, please contact the Marketing & Development Department at 401-274-6310, ext 1230.


13th Annual “In Step for Autism” 3K Walk/5K Run &...

13th Annual "In Step for Autism" 3K Walk/5K Run & Family Day

When: Sunday, September 27, 2015

Where: Colt State Park in Bristol, RI

Join the Autism Society, RI Chapter and THE GRODEN NETWORK for a day of family fun at Colt State Park in Bristol, RI for the 13th Annual "In Step for Autism" 3K Walk/5K Run & Family Field Day while making a difference in the lives of persons with autism.

Check-in: 10:00 am Registration & Breakfast
Start time: 11:00 am 5K Run/ 11:15 am 3K Walk

Runners will automatically be entered in a special FREE raffle. Prizes will be given to top three finishers in each age group and overall. The fee is $20. Runners have the option to secure donations in lieu of entry fee. DONATIONS MUST EXCEED $20.

•  1/4 mile run for children up to age 12.
•  Special gift given to all that participate.
•  Starts at 10:30 AM.

After the walk/run, be sure to stay and enjoy the BBQ and family field day complete with games, field events, pumpkin painting, and much more. Family entertainment will be provided until 2:00 PM. T-shirts will be given to all participants while supplies last.100% of the proceeds from the event support autism programs in Rhode Island.

To register online, go to:

Self-Improvement / Professional Development / Life Strategy

'Do-Over' Program

For those who have the courage to stop and say "I'm not quite where I want to be", or "I know I am not living my life to the fullest"...or worse, "This is not what I had planned"! 

Don't know where to start? What if you had a coach, and a program to help you begin your DO-OVER?  Well, now you do.

The foundation course includes 3 in depth, soul-searching, motivational, practical lessons in clarity & purpose.

    Session 1 – Awareness: Where are you, where have you been & where are you going? 

    Session 2 – Intention: How do you get there? Create your road map & utilize your internal                     GPS. 

    Session 3 – Action: Getting started... 

·   WHEN:  WEDNESDAY EVENINGS - AUGUST 12,19 & 26TH (7:00-8:30PM) OR THURSDAY MORNINGS - AUGUST 13, 20 & 27TH (9:00-10:30)



  • Group Setting / 2 Professional Facilitators
  • Workbook and Materials
  • Group challenges, discussion & accountability
  • A PRIVATE 45-minute clarity and goal-setting session
  • Private Facebook Forum for discussion, advice, networking and referrals
  • Closing cocktail party and presentation of individual DO-OVER plans
  • Ongoing support! 



Register here.

Two AIDS Service Organizations Unite

AIDS Project Rhode Island and AIDS Care Ocean State have announced that the organizations will be collaborating on two major fundraising events taking place in late summer.

On Sunday, August 23, the organizations are unveiling the "High Heel Dash Race & Block Party," in downtown Providence. On Sunday, September 13, the annual AIDS Walk RI will take place, with AIDS Care Ocean State as a full partner in the project with AIDS Project Rhode Island, which has been running the walk for decades.

"We'll be pooling our resources to make these events great successes," said AIDS Project Rhode Island executive director Stephen Hourahan.  "These are fundraisers and they are designed to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS.  As reported by the Rhode Island Health Department,  newly identified cases of HIV rose nearly 33% between 2013 and 2014.  People need to get tested to stop the spread of HIV and begin treatment early in the infection."

"The High Heel Dash complements AIDS Walk RI because it will be a platform to not only raise money, but to get people to sign up for the walk," said AIDS Care Ocean State executive director Paul Fitzgerald.  "We're hoping to increase the participation of young people in HIV/AIDS events because there seems to be less awareness of HIV and AIDS among those who were not around when the epidemic began in the United States in the 1980s."

The High Heel Dash & Block Party on Sunday, August 23 will take place at The Stable, 125 Washington Street, Providence from noon to 6 p.m, and will be hosted by BB Hayes and Kitty Litter.  The actual race will take place outside the club at 2 p.m. and will offer 1st place prices for men and women.  Registration is $25 and may be done on-line at or from noon to 2 p.m. during the block party.

The Sunday, September 13 AIDS Walk RI  starts at the Rhode Island State House and ends with a block party on Aborn Street, Providence. There is no charge to walk the course, but individuals and teams make donations and get sponsors.  Registration takes place between noon and 1 p.m. that day, on-line at or through the two agencies' websites.  The walk kicks off at 1 p.m.

AIDS Project Rhode Island is a division of non-profit Family Service of Rhode Island in 2008.  More information is available at

More information about non-profit AIDS Care Ocean State is available at


Boys Town New England + Providence Color Me Rad 5k

Boys Town New England has been selected as the local charity partner for the Providence Color Me Rad 5K. We are in need of volunteers as well as runners.




Walking Tour with Ray Rickman

Please Join Us:

Saturday, August 8th at 10:00 a.m.

RISD Auditorium, 17 Canal Walk, Providence

Adults: $10; Children 12 and under: $5

We except payments through our site (see "Purchase Tickets" section) or checks made out to the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, 123 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903

RSVP:; 401-421-0606

Play at the Park with Providence Children’s Museum

For a fourth summer, Providence Children’s Museum is bringing playful hands-on activities to neighborhood parks across Providence, building on its efforts to advocate for and raise awareness of the critical importance of children’s play, and its commitment to provide play opportunities throughout the community. 

The Museum will facilitate open-ended activities at city parks during Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative evening concerts in July and August.  Families will build forts and creative contraptions, blow bubbles, and much more.

Play at the Park with Providence Children’s Museum from 5:00 - 8:00 PM on these dates

Tuesday, July 7  •  Fargnoli Park (Smith and Jastram Streets)
Music by Sidy Maiga + band (West African drumming)

Wednesday, July 15  •  Brown Street Park (Brown and Creighton Streets)
Music by Roz and the Rice Cakes

Thursday, July 23  •  Dexter Training Grounds (Dexter and Parade Streets)
Music by Sally Rogers and the Last Time String Band

Thursday, August 6  •  Harriet and Sayles Park (Harriet and Sayles Streets)
Neighborhood Block Party

Thursday, August 13  •  Harriet and Sayles Park (Harriet and Sayles Streets)
Neighborhood Block Party

Tuesday, August 18 • Roger Williams Park (Broad Street entrance)
Performance by ECAS Theater

Unstructured, child-directed play is vital for kids’ healthy growth and development.  In a 2007 clinical report, the American Academy of Pediatrics stated that “…play is essential to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth.”  Through spontaneous, freely chosen play, children develop confidence and learn problem solving, self-regulation, conflict resolution and other significant skills.  With increased emphasis on academics at school, more time in structured after-school and summer programs, parental concerns about safety, and more time in front of television and computer screens, many kids today lack time and space for free play – especially outdoors. 

The Museum is bringing play to public spaces to combat children’s growing play deficit and to make unstructured, high-quality play experiences available to all kids and families.  “The Museum is a strong advocate for the critical importance of open-ended, child-directed play,” said Interim Executive Director Megan Fischer.  “We are delighted to partner with Providence parks to bring creative play opportunities to kids and families in communities throughout the city.”

Children’s Museum activities at the parks are part of its participation in Playful Providence 2015 – a citywide celebration of play commemorating Providence’s fourth consecutive recognition as a “Playful City,” and presented in collaboration with the Partnership for Providence Parks and the city’s Departments of Parks + Recreation and Art, Culture + Tourism.

All events are free and open to the public.  For more information, visit

Alvin and The Chipmunks: Live on Stage! Coming to The Ryan Center

Alvin And The Chipmunks: Live On Stage! Coming To The Ryan Center For 2 Shows On Nov. 12

Tickets to see The World’s Most Famous Chipmunk Trio go on sale July 10

Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and Iconic Entertainment Studios announced today that ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: LIVE ON STAGE!, a brand new, music-filled interactive live show, will take the stage, touring 50+ cities nationwide for a total of 80 shows, kicking off October 5th in Toronto, Canada. The first ever nationwide tour for the Alvin and The Chipmunks will come through URI for two shows (3 pm and 6 pm) on Thursday, November 12 at the Spectra Venue Management operated Thomas M. Ryan Center. The world’s most famous chipmunk trio – accompanied by the Chipettes – will delight fans of all ages with LIVE performances that will feature world-class production, music, special effects, and immersive interactivity to encourage audience participation. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, July 10 at 10 am.

Based on the characters from the hit Twentieth Century Fox movies, the show will bring the music and excitement of a live rock concert to life as the Chipmunks perform hits by One Direction, Maroon 5, Christine Aguilera, Elvis Presley and more! Join Alvin, Simon and Theodore as they sing and dance their way across America en route to their big charity concert.  From an “old school” breakdancing competition in Chicago, to a no-holds-barred food fight in New York City, and with the Chipettes along for the wild ride, Chipmunk fans from coast to coast will experience it all –LIVE on stage!

Produced by Iconic Entertainment Studios, the show’s world-class team includes Tony Award- winning Lion King costume designer Michael Curry, and the production team that won a Billboard Touring Creative Content award for its show Yo Gabba Gabba.

Tickets to see ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: LIVE ON STAGE! at the Ryan Center start at just $20. Get the ultimate fan experience with The Chipmunk Party Package! Purchase VIP seats for the show for $112 and also receive a pre-show Meet and Greet, photo opportunity with the world famous Chipmunk Trio, as well as a pair of custom sweatbands and a pass to a private party at ‘Dave’s House’ including music, dancing, crafts, games, snacks and FUN. Tickets are available July 10th online at, charge by phone at 1.855.387.4849, or at the Ryan Center Box Office.

For more information about the show visit

For all media requests, contact Matt Moeller at or 401.788.3230.


Beat the Heat this Summer at Boss Ice Arena with Free Skating

Beat The Heat With Complimentary Skating At Boss Ice Arena

Complimentary skating sessions every Wednesday from 11 am to 1 pm

Bradford R. Boss Ice Arena, the Spectra Venue Management operated ice rink on the campus of the University of Rhode Island is pleased to offer a family-friendly option for cooling down this summer. Complimentary skate admission to community members wishing to get out of the heat this summer will be offered every Wednesday from 11 am to 1 pm starting June 24 thru August 26.

"As temperatures and humidity levels begin to rise we wanted to offer South County residents and the entire Southern New England community a fun way to stay cool this summer," says Leah Becki, General Manager of the Spectra Venue Management operated Boss Ice Arena and Thomas M. Ryan Center. "Temperatures inside Boss Ice Arena remain on average a relatively cool 60 degrees so we hope this is a great opportunity for patrons to beat the heat all summer while listening to music and socializing with friends and family."

In addition, the ice rink will act as a cooling shelter for the community and offer complimentary skating sessions throughout the summer on extremely hot or humid days. Please follow Boss on social media (@bossicearena), as well as for up to date information this summer.

Skate rentals are available for $5 (limited sizes and quantities may be available due to demand) and Subway's Boss Ice Arena location will be open for patrons to purchase food and cold beverages.

RI Convention Center: 2015 Songwriters Festival Rhode Island

Mount Saint Charles Academy Athletic Camps

Mount Saint Charles Academy Will Offer Athletic Camps Throughout the Summer  

Mount Saint Charles Academy will be hosting a wide variety of athletic camps in July and August. These camps are open to all students, however the age brackets vary per camp. The camp schedule is as follows:

  • July 13th - July 17th Lacrosse on the Mount 8am-3pm $250 Ages 10-14
  • July 26th - July 30th Tennis on the Mount 5pm-8pm $150 Ages 11-18
  • August 3rd - August 7th Baseball On the Mount 9am-2pm $160 Ages 10-14
  • July 27th - July 31st All Star Volleyball Academy 5:30pm-9:00pm $190 Ages 11-18
  • August 3rd -August 7th The Hoops Camp 9am-3pm $180 Ages 10-14
  • August l0th-August 14th Soccer On the Mount 9am-3pm $180 Ages 10-14
  • August 9th -August 13th Tennis on the Mount 5pm-8pm $150 Ages 11-18
  • August 10th-14th All Star Volleyball Academy 5:30pm-9:00pm $190 Ages 11-18

 “Our Summer on the Mount Athletic Camps will not only give kids the opportunity to advance their skills in a particular sport, but they will be able to have fun at the same time,” Ray Leveille, Assistant Athletic Director at Mount, said.

All camp information, including brochures and medical waivers, can be found by visiting For camps that are running two sessions, discounts are available if students attend both weeks of camp. Please contact Ray Leveille at (401) 769-0310 x120 or via email at for questions and more information.

My Sky Exhibit Opens at Providence Children’s Museum

Discover a traveling exhibit exploring the universe June 8 through Labor Day

From June 8 through September 7, Providence Children’s Museum hosts My Sky, an immersive traveling exhibit that encourages families to look up and be inspired by the wonders of the universe.  Produced by Boston Children’s Museum in collaboration with Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and NASA, My Sky invites families to investigate the sun, moon and stars together as they:

  • Gaze through a telescope to see stars and planets in their real-time positions in the sky.
  • Examine real footage of the nearest star, and see solar events like flares, eclipses, solar tornadoes and more in a movie of the sun.
  • Explore the phases of the moon by manipulating a mechanical model.
  • Find familiar constellations and invent new ones.
  • Discover the twinkling night sky in a large darkened dome.
  • Sit around a campfire and crawl inside a tent to tell stories and hear music inspired by the sky.
  • Watch the sun setting and the moon rising, and find planets, constellations and more in a 24-hour time lapse of the sky.
  • Meet scientists, artists and others who are inspired by the sky above.

Designed to engage children ages 5 to 10 and their adults in interactive explorations of objects and phenomena visible in the sky, the exhibit gives caregivers an opportunity to help children practice foundational science skills such as observing, noticing patterns, predicting, estimating and thinking creatively – skills that are fundamental to astronomy and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) thinking, and that scientists and engineers use every day.

The Museum hosts an opening celebration of My Sky on Friday, June 12 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM.  Meet astronomers from Brown University Science Outreach and experiment with solar telescopes, see models of asteroids, and create your own constellations.  At 6:00 PM, hear storyteller Thawn Sherente Harris share traditional tales about the sky, sun and stars from his Narragansett culture.  Museum admission is free on June 12 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM for MetLife Family Friday, sponsored by MetLife Foundation.

Inspired by the exhibit, families will try other activities related to the exhibit and astronomy all summer long.  Exhibit and related activities are free with $9.00 Museum admission.  Visit for calendar of activities.

My Sky was produced by Boston Children’s Museum in collaboration with Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and NASA; sponsored in Providence by June Rockwell Levy Foundation.

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