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Power of printed word on display at Local Author Expo

CUMBERLAND – As sales of print books continue to surprise pundits with their strong numbers, local authors are taking advantage. According to a Jan. 5 story in Publishers Weekly, unit sales of books... more

The Seamus Egan Project performs at BRT Sunday

CUMBERLAND – Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., will present the The Seamus Egan Project on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. Seamus Egan, founding member of the Irish group Solas, will be touring... more

Video offers a look into Pawtucket’s textile industry

PAWTUCKET – Learn what goes on behind the large sliding steel doors of Rhode Island’s textile manufacturing plants at the Slater Mill’s new contemporary video installation shown on a 24-foot, three-... more

Audubon Society plans vacation week programs

SMITHFIELD – Meet some radical reptiles, awesome owls, amazing hawks and more during February school vacation week at the Audubon Society of Rhode Island’s Powder Mill Ledges, 12 Sanderson Road.... more

Light ‘em up now for better garden results

It’s time to break out the seeds and potting mix to start your garden plants indoors. It’s a great way to keep your green thumb in shape over winter. Plus, you’ll save money, increase your variety of... more

Voices for Hope competition accepting applications

Applications are now being accepted for the 12th annual Voices for Hope vocal competition scholarship for New England vocalists ages 11-19, to benefit social service programs providing food and... more

Artists invited to submit artwork for annual prize exhibition

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative announces its open call to artists for the 11th annual Pawtucket Foundation Prize Exhibition. This year’s juror is Pawtucket’s own, internationally... more

Providence Children’s Film Festival opens Friday

PROVIDENCE – The 9th annual Providence Children’s Film Festival will be held Friday, Feb. 16 through Sunday, Feb. 25. The festival takes place at main venues within walking distance of downtown... more

See the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets Saturday

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra will welcome guest conductor Michael Christie to the podium for “Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.2,” Stravinsky’s “The Firebird,” and Schreker’s... more

Join the Arbor Day Foundation and receive 10 free trees

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. – Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is an ideal way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone who joins the Foundation in February 2018 will receive 10 free Norway spruce... more

Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful looking for volunteers

PAWTUCKET – Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful, an environmental education arm of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council and affiliate of the national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful, is seeking... more

ACT holding auditions for ‘Co-Creator’

ATTLEBORO, Mass. – The Attleboro Community Theatre will hold auditions for its production of “Co-Creater,” written by local playwright, Lenny Schwartz, and co-directed by Dave Almeida and Jeanne... more

Author de Leon to speak at Museum of Work & Culture

WOONSOCKET – Museum of Work & Culture, 42 South Main St., will offer the next installment of its free Valley Talks series on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 1:30 p.m. Writer and professor Cedric de Leon will... more

Cookies & Cocktails event will benefit Girl Scouts

WARWICK – In 2017, Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first known instance of Girl Scouts selling cookies with their debut event Cookies & Cocktails.... more