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“Paint P.F. Chang’s Pink” Breast Cancer Awareness...
Restaurants nationwide engage communities to transform iconic Warrior Horses pink, aiming to raise $100,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation

What: This October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, P.F. Chang’s is joining the fight against the disease by launching a campaign to raise awareness and funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). In a show of nationwide support for the cause, each P.F. Chang’s location in the continental U.S. will be hosting a celebratory “Paint P.F. Chang’s Pink” rally event, inviting employees and the community to participate in kicking off the campaign by painting and decorating the restaurants’ iconic Warrior Horses pink. Complimentary pink sushi rolls and painting supplies will be provided!

Where: 111 Providence Place Providence, RI

When: Tuesday, September 30 from 4 - 5 P.M. In case of rain, the event will be moved to Wednesday, October 1 from 4 - 5 P.M.

Who: P.F. Chang’s employees and Providence community members. Store operating partner, Stephanie Morley, will be on-site for interviews.

How to Donate:
P.F. Chang's is donating up to $100,000 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation:
  • $1 for every selfie taken of the pink horse(s) that includes the #PaintPFChangsPink campaign hashtag shared during the month of October.
  • $1 for every Spicy Tuna or California Roll sold in the month of October.


Photography: For a hi-res photo of the pink horses and/or sushi rolls, or a 30-second video of the horse being painted, please contact Kirsten Long,

Video: To view/share a timelapse video of the P.F. Chang’s Warrior Horse being painted pink, click here for a link to our YouTube Channel.

The Gamm Theatre Extends “Grounded” by Popular Demand

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) is pleased to announce three additional performances of Grounded, extended through Oct. 3 by popular demand. The New England premiere of George Brant's Groundeddirected by Judith Swift, is a one-woman drama about an ace fighter pilot who is reassigned to fly drones after she becomes unexpectedly pregnant. Grounded has been playing to packed houses and critical praise since it opened on Sept. 4. 

"The first production of the new theater season may have provided its finest performance already. ...Grounded is an incisive, powerful play receiving a sparkling production." RI NPR

"Brilliant acting and compelling theater. The Gamm could not have come up with a better season-opener." Providence Journal

"Wow."  Providence Phoenix

"Intense, fast-paced and riveting. ...It's an explosive way to kick off The Gamm's 30th season." Sun Chronicle

Grounded runs through Oct. 3 at The Gamm Theatre, 172 Exchange St., Pawtucket, RI. Tickets are$41 and $49 (depending on day/time). Tickets: 401-723-4266 or (Student, senior and group discounts available for performances through Sept. 28 only.)

Providence Phoenix is this play's sponsor.

2nd Annual Octoberfund Charity Event

Roger Williams Park Zoo Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

The nationally acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, presented by Citizens Bank, will return with nightly showings from October 2 – November 2. This year’s display, “Jack-O-Lanterns from A to Z,” will portray scenes filled with intricate pumpkin art arrayed in alphabetical order, with highlights from history and popular culture.  Childhood favorites and Halloween scenes will be back, of course, along with the show’s dazzling grand finale, the Laughing Tree comprised of hundreds of glowing jack-o-lanterns with its iconic fog and catchy beat. The show runs rain or shine, with admission from 6pm – 10pm; the trail closes at 11pm. Admission is extended to 11pm on Saturdays, with the trail closing at midnight. On weekends, visitors who purchase the dinner offering enjoy express entry to the pumpkin trail. For complete event details, hours, ticket prices and other information, visit

A Conversation About Education - Mayoral Debate at Moses Brown...

Free CE for Lawyers, CPAs, Insurance Professionals and...

When: October 8, 2014 from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: New York Life, 10 Orms Street, Providence

New York Life is hosting the RI viewing of the webcast of the 2014 edition of the Advisor Symposium. Professionals in these fields have the opportunity to earn Continuing Education credits for free and learn about topics affecting all of these industries.

Pre Registration is required.  For any further questions, please contact Ted Donnelly at New York Life at 401-276-8728 or

Click here for schedule information including topics and presenters.

Click here to register. 


Polaris MEP is Moving RI Manufacturing Forward

The American Cancer Society 2014 Rhode Island Event Opportunities

Join in the fun while helping support the American Cancer Society!

Click here to view the American Cancer Society's Summer Event Schedule.

Truth, Goodness and Beauty…A Catholic Event

When: Saturday, November 1, 2014

Where: Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul, Providence

A special Catholic event, The Truth, Goodness and Beauty presentation will inspire you and strengthen your Faith in these challenging times. 

Catholic artists of every kind are invited to call to show their works for their beauty, and perhaps for sale, too. 

Call Tyler Rowley at 401.290.7201 for tickets or register online.   

Click here for further information.  Please feel free to print out and share with your friends, and ask your pastor to spread the word in your parish.  

The Prout School Open House

The Prout School in Wakefield will hold its annual Open House for prospective students on Sunday, November 2 from 1:00pm-4:00pm.

Southern Rhode Island’s only Catholic high school, Prout offers college prep, honors and AP classes and it is the only school in Rhode Island to offer the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program. Prout also offers over 21 competitive junior varsity and varsity sports teams, a renowned theatre and performing arts program, and numerous clubs and extracurricular activities.

The Prout entrance exam will be held on December 6th &13th at 8:30am at Prout.

For more information, please call Admissions at 789-9262, Ext 515 or go to

The College Crusade of Rhode Island Believe Breakfast

The College Crusade of Rhode Island is Celebrating 25 Years of Believing in Youth

Friday, November 14, 2014
Providence Marriott Downtown
One Orms Street, Providence
8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Registration 8:00 a.m.

Come and celebrate with us!

These days, you don’t have to go very far to find success stories from The College Crusade. Take a look inside City Hall in Central Falls. Mayor James Diossa, a 2003 College Crusade alumnus, is bringing new energy and vibrancy to the city he grew up in. Over at Classical High School in Providence, Crusade senior Alexandria Alexieff also has a bright future ahead. She was named a 2014 Torch Scholar and will receive a full scholarship to Northeastern University, an honor awarded to only ten of 1,000 applicants this year.

Since our founding 25 years ago, The College Crusade has helped many thousands of students just like James and Alexandria pursue their goals for educational attainment. We have also awarded over $27.8 million in scholarships to more than 3,600 students.

We invite you to celebrate this legacy with us at our Believe Breakfast on November 14, 2014, at the Providence Marriott Downtown. Join Crusaders and College Crusade alums, family and friends, state and community agencies, donors, foundations, and other colleagues of The College Crusade to affirm the important work of believing in youth.

To reserve a spot, please contact Mary Alexandre, Development Officer, at or (401) 854-5500 ext 119. Individual tickets are $50.

Visit our event web page at

Best Buddies Rhode Island Champion of the Year

SAVE THE DATE - Best Buddies RI Champions - Monday, November 17th - Omni Providence

Challenge yourself to change lives - walk, run, or cycle in the Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port, Hearst Castle, Washington, D.C. or Miami.

Dick Lupino October Performance Schedule

Fall has arrived.  We did have a great summer - weather wise!  Hopefully the fall will continue to be mild & pleasant.

Wed, Oct 1st marks our completion of 11 years at Sardella's - our heartfelt thanks to Richard Sardella & you, who attend our performances there.
Friday nights at The Chanler resumes on October 3rd & will continue to next spring.

On Tuesday, the 28th, the Dick Lupino Band will perform at The Cavalcade of Bands at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet.  Advanced tix may be purchased by calling the Providence Federation of Musicians - 401 941-2717 or paying admission at the door. This is a great event - especially for those who love to dance, featuring full Big Bands in the ballroom & smaller dance bands in the foyer from 6 to 10 PM.

Another terrific line-up of performers:

Vocalists:  Sharon Zeffiro, Linda Calise, Nicolas King, Daryl Sherman, Bonnie Mann,
Pat Mitchell

Instrumentalists:  Johnny Souza (& vocals), Warren Chaisson (NY vibraphonist), Dennis Cook, Kirk Feather

Pianists:  Chris Taylor, Steve Heck, Kent Hewitt,Yvonne Monnett (& vocals),
Jordan Nunes,

Hope to see you at one or more the these fine venues & again thank you for your continued support.

Sardella’s, 30 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI, 849-6312, 7: to 9:30 pm

Wed    10/1   -  Dick Lupino, bass/vocal, Johnny Souza, trumpet/vocal, Chris Taylor, piano

Wed    10/8   -  Dick Lupino, bass/ vocal, Warren Chaisson, vibes,

                       Steve Heck, piano/vocal

Wed    10/15  -  Dick Lupino, bass/vocal, Sharon Zeffiro, vocal, Steve Heck, piano vocal

Wed    10/22  -  Dick Lupino, bass/vocal, Linda Calise, vocal, Kent Hewitt, piano

Wed    10/29  -  Dick Lupino, bass/vocal, Nicolas King, vocal, Kent Hewitt, piano

The Chanler, 117 Memorial Blvd; Newport, RI, 847-1300, 6 to 10 pm                           

Fri    10/3    -  Dick Lupino, bass/vocal, Dennis Cook, sax, Chris Taylor, piano

Fri    10/10  -  Dick Lupino, bass/vocal, Warren Chaisson, vibes, Chris Taylor, piano

Fri    10/17  -  Dick Lupino, bass/vocal, Johnny Souza, trrumpet/vocal, Kent Hewitt, piano

Fri    10/24  -  Dick Lupino, bass/vocal, Daryl Sherman, vocal,

                     Yvonne Monnett, piano/vocal

Fri    10/31  -  Dick Lupino, bass/vocal, Sharon Zeffiro, vocal, Jordan Nunes, piano

Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Rd, Portsmouth, RI, 847-3777, 1 to 4 pm

Sat      10/4     -  Dick Lupino, bass/vocal, Bonnie Mann, vocal,

                         Steve Heck, piano/vocal, Rick Wells, drums

Sat      10/11   -  Dick Lupino, bass/vocal, Warren Chaisson, vibes,

                         Mike Renzi, piano, Rick Wells, drums

Sat      10/18   -  Dick Lupino, bass/vocal, Kirk Feather, sax,

                         Yvonne Monnett, piano/vocal, Rick Wells, drums

Sat      10/25  -  Dick Lupino, bass/vocal, Pat Mitchell, vocal,

                         Kent Hewitt, piano, Rick Wells, drums


Rhodes On The Pawtuxet, Cranston, RI, 785-4333, 8 to 9 pm

Tue      10/28  -  Dick Lupino, bass/vocal, Mary Andrews, vocal,

                        Pat Cardeiro, guitar/vocal, Steve Heck, piano/vocal,

                        Jeff Fountain, drums 


401 683-6565 office

401 837-9665 cell

Providence Rotary Weekly Lunch Meetings

When: Mondays from 12:15 - 1:30 with a long established speaker series.  (Tuesdays if Monday is a Holiday)

Where: Providence Marriott 

              One Orms Street, Providence (parking available).

Cost:     $20 meal fee.

For further information visit:


Contact the Chamber

Phone: 401-521-5000
Fax: 401-621-6109
Address:  30 Exchange Terrace
Providence RI 02903
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