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Events: August 2014

URI Eco-Exploration Summer Camp

Monday, August 4 9:30AM - Thursday, May 8 3:30PM | Providence, RH | directions | website

WEEK 3 | WHERE THE WILD THINGS LIVE: IN THE CITY

August 4-8, 2014
Grades 1 – 3 (ages 6-9)
Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, 1 Floral Way, Providence

Have you ever wondered what types of animals may be living in the city? Campers learn scientific techniques for collecting insects, tracking mammals, and cataloging the birds and plants that inhabit the garden spaces within historic Roger Williams Park. Campers will also investigate animal diversity by viewing bird nests, feathers and mammal skulls, and participate in animal themed-games to round out their experience. Your camper will leave this week equipped to turn any green space into a living laboratory! Lunch is included.

Hosted by URI Outreach Center at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center: 1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RH.

Contact Mamie Chen at (401) 874-2900 or by e-mail for more information.

URI Eco-Exploration Summer Camp

Monday, August 11 9:00AM - Friday, August 15 3:30PM | Providence, RH | directions | website

WEEK 4 | URBAN GARDEN EXPLORERS

August 11-15, 2014
Grades 3 – 6 (ages 8-12)
Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, 1 Floral Way, Providence

Did you know that you can plant a garden with your friends and neighbors, even if you live in the city? Through games and activities, campers will investigate where their food comes from. Why should we grow and buy local produce? How does planting a garden in a forest setting help people and wildlife? Kids will taste produce grown in a working community garden and explore an edible forest garden right here in Providence. Your child will leave this engaging, fun-filled week eager to watch their own garden grow! Lunch is included.

Hosted by URI Outreach Center at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center: 1000 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RH.

Contact Mamie Chen at (401) 874-2900 or by e-mail for more information.

Central Falls Restaurant Week

Monday, August 11 9:00AM - Friday, August 15 10:00PM | Central Falls, RI | directions | website

State-wide, Central Falls is known for its unique and diverse array of restaurants, representing a variety of countries from around the world. Thanks to Central Falls Restaurant Week, you’ll have a passport to travel the world and experience A World of Flavors in One Square Mile.

Be sure to ask an employee at each restaurant you visit for your passport stamp as you travel throughout the week and ask about how you can enter a raffle to win a $25 gift card at each participating restaurant. Enjoy your travels!

Monday Specials in America
Georgia’s Restaurant (Breakfast and lunch)
Sparky’s Restaurant
Village Pizza
Stanley’s

Tuesday Specials in Central America
El Salvadoreno Restaurant
Taco Mix
Montecristo Restaurant
3 Amigos

Wednesday Specials in Venezuela
Budare Grille

Thursday Specials in Portugal and Cape Verde
Café Restaurant Beirao
Tropical Restaurant, bar and grill

Friday Specials in Colombia
El Antojo
La Casona Restaurant
Lleras Grille
El Paisa Restaurant and Bar

Hosted by City of Central Falls at the Various Restaurants: City Wide, Central Falls, RI.

Contact Central Falls City Hall at (401) 727-7400 for more information.

Pepper's Fine Catering Farm to Table Dinner Event

Thursday, August 14 | 5:00PM - 8:00PM | Berlin, MA | directions | website

PEPPER’S FINE CATERING PARTNERS WITH INDIAN HEAD FARM TO HOST FARM TO TABLE DINNER EVENT

Exclusive Dinner Event Will Showcase Local Food and Craft Beer for an Unforgettable Dining Experience

Pepper’s Fine Catering and Indian Head Farm are excited to announce a unique dinner experience at their farm in Berlin, MA. They will host the Farm to Dinner Table event on Thursday, August, 14 from 5-8pm, to showcase fresh food from the farm as well as other products from local farms. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis for $50 each, payable by cash or check only. To purchase tickets or for any questions, please call Pepper's Fine Catering at 508-393-6844 or visit http://www.indianheadfarm.com/events.php.

Hosted by Indian Head Farm and Pepper's Fine Catering at the Indian Head Farm: 232 Pleasant Street, Berlin, MA.

Contact Pepper's Fine Catering at (508) 393-6844 for more information.

Mushroom Trail Walk

Saturday, August 16 | 10:00AM - 11:30AM | Providence, RI | directions | website

We'll take a walk in the park to search for and identify fungus of different kinds. Many species grow in the park woods this time of year, but their presence varies from year to year. Come check out this year's fungus offering. With Elena Riverstone, Blackstone Park Conservancy's volunteer mushroom enthusiast.

There is no cost to anyone planning on attending this event. There are also various age groups that join such as: adults, children, families, teens

Hosted by Blackstone Parks Conservancy at the Blackstone Field across from the Narragansett Boat Club: 2 River Road, Providence, RI.

Contact n/a at (555) 555-5555 or by e-mail for more information.

Gratitude Festival 2014

Saturday, August 16 | 12:00PM - 10:00PM | Little Compton, RI | directions | website

On August 16th Gratitude Festival 2014 is on! Gratitude is a family-friendly festival, committed to building community on the South Coast through Music, Arts, Local Food, and Activity.

This year there will be performances by The Nth Power, Primate Fiasco, The Little Compton Band, Van Gordan Martin Band, Grace Morrison, Seasick Mama, The Anchors, and many more! Your ticket price includes Rock Climbing, Yoga classes, Bouncy Houses, Hula Hooping instruction, Face painting, and tons of other great activities for all ages. We will be donating 50% of profits to Farm Fresh Rhode Island. For tickets and information, please go to gratitudefestival.org. Gratitude

Festival is open to the public, and children 12 and under are free. Come join our growing community on August 16th for this amazing event!

Hosted by Gratitude Festival at the Beach and Bass Studios: 220 West Main Road, Little Compton, RI.

Contact Max Cover by e-mail for more information.

Tomato Taste Test

Sunday, August 24 | 11:00AM - 3:00PM | Bristol, RI | directions | website

Try a verity of different tomatoes amongst the vegetable garden of this early nineteen hundreds mansion. There will be live music, crafts, and fresh foods from their gardens prepared by local participating restaurants. Tickets are available through their website.

Hosted by Blithewold Mansion at the Blithewold's Vegetable Garden: 101 Ferry Road, Bristol, RI.

Contact Karen Bellavance at (401) 253-2707 x10 or by e-mail for more information.