Calendar

Sep
5
Tue
Diabetes Prevention Program @ Lifespan Community Health Institute
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm

Want to get tips on healthy eating and adding physical activity into your routine?
The Diabetes Prevention Program can help!
This is a FREE program offering instruction on lifestyle changes to bring out a healthier you!
Next class begins 9/5/17 and is being offered in Spanish. Enroll until 9/26/17.
Must be at least 18 years old and meet program qualifications.
Childcare and transportation assistance provided.
For more information or to register contact Ana Almeida-DoRosario at aalmeidadorosario@lifespan.org or 401-444-8069.

Sep
26
Tue
Walking Tour: Upper South Providence
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm

This tour has registered in FULL. Please contact PPS at info@ppsri.org to be added to the waiting list.

In partnership with the Providence Preservation Society (PPS), South Providence Neighborhood Association (SPNA) will host a Walking Tour of Upper South Providence! Please join us as Councilwoman Mary Kay Harris (Ward 11 – Providence) and architect Peter Borgemeister explore the history, architecture and shifting demographics of Upper South Providence. You’ll explore how the forces of institutional expansion, segregation, gentrification and community pride have shaped the upper section of our vibrant & diverse South Providence neighborhood.

For details & instructions to register, contact Dwayne Keys, (401) 369-1334southprovneighbors@gmail.com

Fall Tour Series: Notable Trees of Roger Williams Park @ The Boathouse, Roger Williams Park
Sep 26 @ 5:15 pm
Afro/Contemporary Dance Workshop(s) @ Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Afro/Contemporary Dance Workshop(s) @ Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island

A contemporary movement/dance training which employs Afrikan diasporic and modern dance movement principles. Through a rigorous practice of attention to detail and intention of action (Prime Action), the six-part class structure offers each participant the opportunity to work towards the development of mental, physical and spiritual strength and expressivity. Classes are accompanied by live drumming as a means of connecting with the dynamic rhythmic structures of the body in action.

6 – Day Workshop
Tuedays: August 15, 22, 29. Sept. 12, 19, 26
6:30-8:30pm
Open Level. (Modern, Trad. West Afr. or AfroCaribbean experience a +)
Registration for the entire workshop required.

Adults 18+: $60.
Youth 12-17: $30.

Live drumming accompaniment by guest artists

Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScS9kAukYK5RLBw2Urvqgg9v84lH2jct82kgX2Ib2uqmp99XQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

Sep
27
Wed
Sankofa World Market @ Lawn of Knight Memorial Library
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sankofa World Market @ Lawn of Knight Memorial Library

Sankofa World Market is a weekly celebration of food, culture and community in the West End. It offers affordable, culturally appropriate and locally-produced food and connects customers with West End craftspeople, artists and entrepreneurs. In 2017, the market will be held on Wednesdays starting July 5th through October 25th from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. For the months of July, August and September the market will return to the lawn of Knight Memorial Library. For the four Wednesdays in October, we will pilot an indoor market at a new location in the neighborhood.

Crime Watch meeting for Elmwood & South Providence @ YMCA for Youth Development Community Room (across from St Joseph’s)
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Meet with Lt Remolina who reports on incidents in the previous month. Talk face to face with him to resolve quality of life issues. Learn about programs to reduce crime from invited guests. Get to know your neighbors and their concerns. Crime Watch window placards are available at each meeting.

Sep
28
Thu
South Providence Neighborhood Association Meeting @ Community Prep School
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Members of the Providence Center will provide information about their Recovery Navigation Program based at Emmanuel House on Public Street in South Providence. This is an excellent opportunity for neighbors to learn more about an existing service & discuss ways that this program can address the challenges of our neighborhood.  We’ll also receive information & updates from Neighbors for Revitalization (N4R)–a collaboration of neighbors & organizations addressing blighted properties in Providence–on actions & participation opportunities for neighbors. SPNA is a member organization of N4R.

SPNA has quickly become active in Ward 11 by addressing a variety of issues on upper Broad St, including blighted properties, large numbers of homeless people, the people who prey upon them, and their impact on South Side neighborhoods.

To confirm your attendance, and/or to get on the SPNA mailing list, contact Dwayne Keys,southprovneighbors@gmail.com or (401) 369-1334.

Sep
29
Fri
Peace and Plenty Park Work Day @ Peace and Plenty Park
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Lincoln School for a morning of community service at Peace and Plenty Park. On the “to do” agenda: park, garden, and urban tree care.  Refreshments provided.

Oct
2
Mon
Elect a Community Representative to the Community Action Partnership of Providence Board of Directors @ Elmwood Community Center
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm

All are welcome to the meeting to learn about CAPP, vote for a Community representative or be nominated for election to the Board of Directors.

CAPP needs candidates with a strong desire to serve the community and a belief in our mission, ‘CAPP, working in partnership with the community, provides culturally competent supportive services and programs to Providence residents in need to promote their achievement of economic self-sufficiency.’

Nominees should be familiar with the needs of the people they will represent; be 18 years of age and over; live or work in the Providence community and willing to serve a three year term. Nominees must have received services at CAPP within the past 5 years.

The Community Action Partnership of Providence Board meets at 6 pm on the second Tuesday of each month, with additional committee meetings. The Board establishes the overall program goals and priorities, approves funding requests and insures compliance with all contract provisions and laws.

Oct
4
Wed
Sankofa World Market @ Lawn of Knight Memorial Library
Oct 4 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sankofa World Market @ Lawn of Knight Memorial Library

Sankofa World Market is a weekly celebration of food, culture and community in the West End. It offers affordable, culturally appropriate and locally-produced food and connects customers with West End craftspeople, artists and entrepreneurs. In 2017, the market will be held on Wednesdays starting July 5th through October 25th from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. For the months of July, August and September the market will return to the lawn of Knight Memorial Library. For the four Wednesdays in October, we will pilot an indoor market at a new location in the neighborhood.