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Adoption Rhode Island to Offer a FREE Family Fun, Health and Wellness Day

Pawtucket, Rhode Island – As part of a month-long celebration of National Adoption Month, Adoption Rhode Island will hold their first annual Family Fun, Health and Wellness Day on Sunday, November 6, 2016.  Families and children impacted by adoption and foster care, as well as the general public are invited to join Adoption Rhode Island and a host of wellness experts at the Pawtucket YMCA, 20 Summer Street, Pawtucket from 1:00-4:00pm for a free afternoon of workshops and activity sessions designed to be fun and informative for adults and children alike. Sponsored in part by BankRI, Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI, Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation and the Pawtucket YMCA, this event will feature educational workshops focusing on such topics as smoothie making, healthy eating on a budget, using exercise for self healing, art therapy and more.  Interactive activities include zumba basics, yoga balancing and relaxation, martial arts, swimming, basketball as well as a number of additional child-focused activities.  Attendees are welcome to participate in one or more the multiple 45-minute workshops scheduled for the afternoon.   
Though walk-ins are accepted, advance registration is encouraged at, where a more detailed description of each session can be found, or by calling Adoption Rhode Island at 401-865-6000.    
Adoption Rhode Island is a private non-profit agency dedicated to finding forever families for children in state foster care and providing support services for children and families affected by adoption and foster care both pre and post adoption.  


Providence, RI – The First Annual Lady Project Gala will be held on Saturday, November 12th at the historic Barnaby Castle, located at 299 Broadway, Providence, RI.

Gala guests will enjoy an open bar with specialty cocktails and local beer at the historic Barnaby’s Castle– formerly hidden to the rest of the world, now on full display. Before guests arrive, VIPs will head in early for an exclusive cocktail pairing. Once the doors open, gala guests will mingle throughout the mansion, dance to live music, and explore the many rooms filled with local Rhode Island treats.

This is a 21+ event and is open to all Lady Project supporters.

More information and tickets are available here.

“We are excited to host our first ever gala at the incredible Barnaby Castle on the West Side of Providence and cannot wait to show it off to our members and guests,” says Sierra Barter, CEO & Co-Founder of The Lady Project. “This event will help The Lady Project raise funds to continue to launch chapters in new cities, provide resources and training for our members and more.”

Media tickets are available. Email


The Lady Project is a 501(c)(3) economic non-profit membership organization that connects, inspires and showcases awesome women doing amazing things through membership, events and community engagement. Founded in 2011, the Lady Project is based in Providence, Rhode Island. Lady Project chapters nationwide host monthly events where women can connect, get inspired and learn about what other awesome women are doing in their cities. Find your chapter:

Middle School STEM Expo to Connect Industry with 125 Girls from 4 RI Schools

WHEN:  Friday, November 4, 2015 – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

WHERE:  The Rhode Island STEAM Center at Rhode Island College
600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence, RI 02908
Opening Remarks:  Student Union Ballroom
Workshops:  To take place throughout campus

WHAT:  Tech Collective’s STEM in the Middle career expo aims to raise awareness and participation in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields at the middle school level. Students will attend three hands-on interactive STEM workshops throughout the morning. The workshops are designed and facilitated by female industry professionals, RIC faculty and high school girls (new this year!) from Wm. Davies Career and Technical High School (Lincoln) and North Kingstown High School. Workshop topics include: computer science, cosmology, biotechnology, engineering, environmental science and engineering, marine science, wearable technology and laser printing.

WHO:   STEM in the Middle will welcome an expected total of 125 students and 9 educators from 4 Rhode Island middle schools: Sophia Academy (Providence, RI), Woonsocket Middle School(Woonsocket, RI), Paul Cuffee Middle School (Providence, RI) and Calcutt Middle School(Central Falls, RI).

Participating companies and organizations include: AmgenNaval Undersea Warfare CenterDassault Systemes SimuliaOcean Exploration Trust (URI)NASAFidelity InvestmentsHasbroRI State PoliceTEALs, and RI College.  New this year – two of the hands-on sessions will be facilitated by high school girls and not industry professionals

STEM in the Middle is funded through a Real Jobs Rhode Island grant and is sponsored byIBM and Dassault Systemes Simulia and the STEAM Center at RI College.

WHY:  Educators and industry commonly agree that students need to be exposed to STEM awareness and engagement at a young age. Middle school age is often recognized as a turning point, where adolescence begins and the pressures of peers and education increase. Students – particularly girls – can shy away from STEM due to gender stereotypes or a lack of awareness and perceived opportunities. STEM in the Middle’s mission is to erase these barriers through raising awareness and increasing opportunities for and participation of young women in the sciences.

Current and Future State of Marine Renewable Energy in MA: SNEEF Program Nov. 10

Fall River, MA– “The current and Future State of Marine Renewable Energy” will be the topic at the next Southern New England Entrepreneurs Forum (SNEEF) on Thursday, November 10, 5:30 p.m., UMass Dartmouth Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, 151 Martine Street, Fall River.

John Miller, Executive Director of the Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative (MREC), will discuss the importance of developing clean, renewable energy from the ocean waters of New England how that will drive innovation and creation of jobs in the Commonwealth.

MREC is collaborating with local communities to develop tidal power test sites. Working with Edgartown and several universities, MREC is developing a tidal power test site in the waters between Martha’s Vineyard and Muskeget Island, and another test site is being set up in the Cape Cod Canal.  Developers need a place to test their turbines, but it is expensive to do so in open water offshore.  These test sites can offer a convenient and cost-effective testing alternative.  MREC is a nonprofit dedicated to developing ocean renewable energy.

The potential for tidal power is great, but the engineering and economics have a long way to go, especially in the U.S.  Massachusetts has a cluster of world class marine science and engineering organizations, many of them located on the Cape, that have set the standard for global ocean innovation.

Cost is $20 in advance, $25 at the door, including a dinner.  Become an annual SNEEF member for only $75 and attend free.  The SNEEF program is open to the public.

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