Holiday Toy Drive @ WBNA Headquarters
Nov 1 @ 8:30 am – Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm

As part of our Live Local, Give Local community giving campaign this holiday season, WBNA is collecting new and unwrapped toys for the West End Community Center‘s Holiday Toy Drive benefitting children ages 18 months to 13 years of age who attend WECC’s toddler, preschool and youth programs.


  • WECC appreciates your donations of new and unwrapped toys that promote learning and healthy play for children ages 18 months to 13 years of age
  • Drop off toys at WBNA, 1560 Westminster Street, Mon-Thurs (8:30am-5pm); or at West End Community Center, 109 Bucklin Street, Providence
  • Toy Drive runs from November 1 through December 15, 2017
  • Questions? Contact Joy at West End Community Center (401-781-4242) or email

West End Community Center has been serving West End communities for over 40 years, offering programs and services for residents at every stage of life – from early childhood to the elderly – who live in the West End, Elmwood, and South Providence neighborhoods.

WECC offers an Early Learning Program for children ages 18 months to 5 years, a year-round Youth Program for children ages 5-13 years, and a Social Services Program that provides a variety of support to community members. For more information, visit

We know that there are charitable causes far-and-wide that deserve your support this season. We thank you for also considering those in need who are living in our community.

Elf Hunt @ Knight Memorial Library
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm

Join us to find our very own library elf! Everyday he moves andhides in a different location. Come hunt for a chance to winprizes! All ages welcome.

Friends of Knight Memorial Library Meeting @ South Providence Library
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Friends of Knight Memorial Library Meeting @ South Providence Library

All are welcome to join the award-winning Friends group, help raise money, plan programs, and advocate for library resources and improvements.

Holiday Sale @ Knight Memorial Library
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Visit the Friends Book Shop to find thousands of gently loved titles along with occasional surprises.  Proceeds allow the Friends to help Knight Memorial Library.

Snowman Stress Ball Craft @ Knight Memorial Library
Dec 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Feeling stressed from the cold & snow? Join us to make a snowman stress ball! For school-age kids & teens. Registration requested: 401-467-2625 or email

Roger Williams Park Community Meeting @ Roger Williams Park Casino
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join the Roger Williams Park Conservancy for a community meeting to learn more about planned improvements, upcoming Park events and activities. Lee Ann Freitas, Executive Director at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center, will be our featured speaker. RSVP on Facebook or email us!

SPNA Regular Meeting @ Community Preparatory School
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Holiday Market and Cultural Extravaganza @ Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island
Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Holiday Market and Cultural Extravaganza @ Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island

The Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island, Rhode Island Black Storytellers and Rhode Island Latino Arts invite you to join our community for MULTICULTURAL PERFORMANCES, STORYTELLING , DRUMMING, DANCE AND MORE. LOCAL CRAFTS, VENDORS, FOOD TRUCKS & CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES.

FREE and open to the public. ALL ARE WELCOME!

A Sowing Place Project in partnership with:
Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island, West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation, City of Providence Art Culture + Tourism, City of Providence Healthy Communities Office, African Alliance of Rhode Island. With support from the Kresge Foundation FreshLo Initiative.

For Vendor info and application contact:

Rachelle Crosby
Manager of Community Building Projects
West Elmwood Housing Development Corp.
224 Dexter Street
Providence, RI 02907
401.453.3220 x 15 phone
401.453.3222 fax

West Side Caroling 2017 – Our 10th Year! @ Loie Fuller's Restaurant
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

All are welcome to our 10th Annual West Side Caroling event! Give the gifts of joy and good will, and spread warmth and merriment during one of the coldest times of the year. Annually, the Sunday before Christmas.

Meet up at Loie Fuller’s restaurant (1455 Westminster Street) from 5-6pm for snacks and socializing then head out at 6pm sharp to bring holiday cheer to the neighborhood. We have planned stops with neighbors along the way for warm drinks and bathroom breaks, with the evening ending at 8pm with milk and cookies at Sin (1413 Westminster Street).

EVERYONE IS WELCOME regardless of any religious or non-religious beliefs. INVITE YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY!

This event is organized by neighbors, conducted by Maestro Glenn Zienowicz, and supported by the West Broadway Neighborhood Association (WBNA), Leadership Rhode IslandPuroClean of New England, and Loie Fuller’s.

Pop-Up Holiday Cards @ Washington Park Library
Dec 19 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Entertaining fun!