Animals

Half-Priced Winter Wonder Days At Zoo

Winter Wonder Days are back. Enjoy half-priced admission during the months of January and February. It may be cold but it’s the perfect weather for viewing animals outside enjoying nature’s cooler temperatures. And perfect for getting out of the house with the kids . . . even toddlers can run around safely and burn off …

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Animal Ambassadors Making The PCL Rounds

Audubon Society Animal Ambassadors will be visiting a variety of Providence Community Library locations with snakes, owls, or turtles. Audubon educators and animal ambassadors will visit nine Providence libraries August 18-27 to encourage nature discovery and exploration. Library visitors may meet an owl up close, discover their amazing adaptations for survival and find out where …

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Free Admission To RWP Zoo Thru December

Walking around the zoo without all those pesky kids in the way can be fun and several of the animals are famously cold-loving. Unfortunately the moon bears and red pandas were laying low today. The cheetahs on the other hand were putting on a show. Some were sunning themselves while others paced the perimeter eyeing …

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Taxidermy/Art Symposium At Bell Gallery

Taxidermy, Art, and the Animal Question: A Symposium will be presented Friday and Saturday in conjunction with the Dead Animals show (up through March 27) at Bell Gallery. Artist Rachel Poliquin gives the keynote lecture —Taxidermy and the Poetics of Strangeness — at 7:30pm, Friday, February 26. Several lectures on Saturday, February 27: 9:30am — …

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‘Brew At The Zoo’ — Grown-Ups Only

(9.6) And the zoo closes at noon — see below.* Sample over 100 craft beers from over 50 of the regions’ finest brewers at Rhode Island’s most popular outdoor venue. At this 21+ event, guests will also enjoy animal encounters and live music, and everyone will receive a commemorative “Brew at the Zoo” glass. $50 …

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Good Deals Looking At Animals Or Art

Free and Warm: The art is kept indoors and sometimes it’s free. The RISD Museum of Art charges no admission on Sundays, and the third Thursday evening of each month (details and schedule here). Cheap and Bracing: It’s Winter Wonder Days at Roger Williams Park Zoo with special half-off winter rates through January and February. …

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Photographer Simen Johan At Bell Gallery

Head over to the Bell Gallery for a new exhibit of some very large and very strange photographs by Norwegian artist Simen Johan. An ongoing series that began in 2006, Until the Kingdom Comes opens here starting with a talk and reception Friday. Join Johan and exhibit curator, Jo-Ann Conklin, for a conversation about the …

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Lawmakers Pass Stray Voltage Law

Channel 10 reports, Rhode Island lawmakers have voted to require the state’s main electric utility to check for so-called “stray voltage” following the death of a dog that stepped on an electrified manhole cover in Providence. The danger was revealed in an NBC 10 I-Team report last year. The state House and the state Senate …

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Bonniedale Animals In Jeopardy

UPDATE: The Projo has an update on the eviction, and plans to care for the animals. ORIGINAL,12/8: Fortunately Dr. Ernest Finocchio, head of the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, appears to be on top of the dire situation developing at Bonniedale Farms in Glocester. Yesterday morning Dan MacKenzie, the owner …

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Bring Your Pet

The Providence Rescue League is having its annual Howl-o-Ween Party this afternoon. Get in costume and come to PARL with your 4-legged friend for pet (and people) costume contests, critter-related crafts, candy, snacks, and a bake sale to benefit the animals in our shelter! Shop for a good cause — check out the pet-safe pies …

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I Lift Mine Eyes . . .

Technically, St. Francis of Assisi was a Catholic, but before his conversion, he was a highborn aristo so Episcopalians have embraced him. And everyone is invited to the ‘Blessing of the Animals’ being conducted by St. Martin’s Church tomorrow at Parkside Park on the fashionable East Side — cats, dogs, goats (don’t know where the …

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Who’s a Good Dog

This might not be Narragansett Bay — I’m not a beach person — but it is a gray seal, one of the four types we have around here. (Kind of looks like B.J. Novak.) This Saturday ‘Save the Bay’ starts up its seal watch and lighthouse cruises around Rose Island aboard the Alletta Morris. They …

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