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Sparkle Of 23,000 Lights — RWP Tree Lighting

(12.12) Come to a tree-lighting ceremony at the newly restored Roger Williams Park Bandstand on Roosevelt Lake. More than 23,000 LED lights will sparkle off the surface of the lake when Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and Rhode Island Foundation President Neil Steinberg throw the switch

Food Truck Friday & ‘Despicable Me’ At Roger Williams Park

(10.7) This Friday may be your last chance to see movies outdoors for a while. “Despicable Me” is the last in the Rhode Island Foundation’s new ‘Movies in the Park’ series at Roger Williams Park. “Despicable Me” is the story of a man who delights in all

Food Truck Friday & ‘In The Heart Of The Sea’ At RWP

(8.26) ‘Movies in the Park’ is back this month with “In the Heart of the Sea” this Friday at 8pm on the Boathouse Lawn. Set in 1829, crewmen aboard the New England vessel Essex face a harrowing battle for survival when a whale of mammoth

Free Philharmonic Concert — RW Park

(8.18) How often do you get invited to a 100th birthday party? The Rhode Island Foundation is celebrating its centennial by hosting a free concert in Roger Williams Park featuring the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra. There’s room for thousands of music lovers on blankets and

$25,000 For Local Artists — RI Foundation

Rhode Island visual artists who dream of having more time to work on their craft have until August 18th to apply for $25,000 fellowships from the Rhode Island Foundation. Established in 2003, the Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund makes up to three grants

Food Truck Friday And ‘Motorcycle Diaries’

(7.29) Outdoor movies have come to Roger Williams Park. Make plans for “The Motorcycle Diaries” this Friday at 8pm on the Boathouse Lawn. Set in Latin America, the movie follows an inspiring journey of self-discovery and traces the youthful origins of a revolutionary heart. The rich

Fellowships For College Students With A Yen For Travel

College students with a yen for travel and adventure have until this Friday to apply for fellowships through the Michael P. Metcalf Memorial Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation. College freshmen, sophomores and juniors from Rhode Island can get up to $5,000 for self-designed enrichment projects that

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NAACP To Sponsor Voter Registration/Voter IDs

(9.29) The Office of the Secretary of State will register voters and provide free Voter IDs at a voter engagement rally sponsored by the NAACP this Saturday from 11am to 1pm at 833 Eddy Street, Providence, the home of the Prince Hall Grand Masonic Lodge,

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Sunday Is Voter Registration Deadline

This Sunday is the deadline to register to vote in the September primary. It is also the last day for voters who have moved or changed their names since the last time they voted to re-register in order to cast a ballot on September 11.

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Free Voter IDs In Providence

Voters who need a photo ID in order to comply with the state’s new Voter ID law can get a free one Friday, July 27, from 7pm to 9pm at the Multi-service Center for All, 370 Hartford Avenue, and Wednesday, August 1, from 11am to

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Ward 9 Residents Face Saturday Deadline For Special Election

Secretary of State Mollis is reminding residents of Providence’s Ward 9 that this Saturday is the deadline to register to vote in the special election to fill the late Miguel Luna’s City Council seat. Residents are scheduled to go to the polls on November 29.

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Mollis Offers Guide to Government Officials

Secretary of State Mollis is once again offering you a useful tool for connecting with local, state and federal officials. The 2011 version of the “Rhode Island Government Owner’s Manual” includes contact information for the state’s Congressional delegation, municipal leaders and key officials in all three

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Mollis Voter Drives To Hit Campus

Secretary of State Ralph Mollis hopes URI, RIC and CCRI students are up for a practical lesson in political science during campus voter registration drives later this week. URI-Providence on Tuesday, March 29, in the Main Lobby at 80 Washington Street, Providence RIC, on Wednesday,

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Mollis “Master Lever” Bill On Tap

Legislation to eliminate the so-called “master lever” from Rhode Island ballots will get its first public hearing this afternoon, Wednesday, when the House Judiciary Committee meets at the Rise in Room 313 at the State House. State law currently requires ballots to include the straight-party

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RI’s Feisty Election History On Display

The Secretary of State’s office is giving you a chance to learn more about Rhode Island’s political past by visiting a free exhibit in downtown Providence. “Rhode Island Votes: A Lively Look at Election History” features early voting machines, campaign buttons, voter guides, newspaper stories,

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Election Day Info (Hey, You Gotta Eat)

Want a smooth trip to the polls on Election Day? Use the Secretary of State’s website to find your polling place, confirm the accuracy of your voter registration, find out what time your polling place opens and see a sample of your ballot. (McRib Locator