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NOW through December 19 – The musical talents of RI school musicians will be showcased as part of a month-long musical celebration of the holidays which will take place at the RI State House. The concert series, organized by the RI State Council on the Arts, will feature music of the season, performed by students from schools throughout the State of RI. The performances are all in the Rhode Island State House. All concerts are free and open to the public. Click on the link for the concert schedule arts.ri.gov/pdf_files/holiday2014.pdf.
NOW through December 23 – Providence Rescue Mission’s Annual Christmas New Toys and New Clothing Drive. Buy a new toy or new clothing for children ages newborn to 18 years old. Also needed is wrapping paper, gift bags & boxes, tissue paper, tape, bows and tags. Monetary donations are also accepted. You can drop off your donations at the Mission, 627 Cranston Street, Providence, daily from 9:00am to 6:00pm. For more information call Matt at (401) 648-6849.
December 19 – Enjoy the spirit of Christmas in Providence at the 4th Annual Very Special Christmas WaterFire benefiting and showcasing the incredible work of the Providence Rescue Mission. Festivities will commence in Waterplace Park at 4:30pm. This Very Special Christmas WaterFire will feature a Santa’s Village display, a toy and food drive to benefit the Providence Rescue Mission, performances by local choir groups, and a Christmastime arts festival. All events will take place around the Basin in Waterplace Park. Visitors are encouraged to bring new unopened toys, winter clothes, and non-perishable food goods to donate to the Providence Rescue Mission. For more information go to waterfire.org/blog/december-19th-2014-special-christmas-waterfire.
December 19-21 – Solid Rock Church, 1753 Phenix Ave, Cranston, will be having a Live Nativity from 6:00-8:00pm nightly. Come anytime in that time frame. Every 23 minutes the same presentation will be seen. You can observe this Dramatic Story while sitting in your car, or many people like to stand in the quiet and chilled night air. All are welcome to this free event. After you watch you are welcome to go in the fellowship hall area for hot chocolate and pastries.
December 21 – Christ Church will hold a Community Dinner with seatings at either 4:30 or 6:30pm. The dinner will be held in the sanctuary at 1025 Main Street, East Greenwich, and will be a ham dinner with all the fixings and Christmas cookies for dessert. It is open to anyone in the community, especially those who may need some companionship during the holidays.
December 24 – Christ Church, 1025 Main Street, East Greenwich, will hold several Christmas Eve services. There will be family-oriented services at 3:30 & 5:00pm, led by Youth Pastor, Nathan Albert. More traditional services will be held at 6:30 & 8:00pm, led by Teaching Pastor, Lyle Mook.
Here’s a way to support a local ministry. The Pray Rhode Island Ministry has just opened an account with Amazon Smile. Whenever you make a purchase from Amazon.com, be sure to sign in to do so through Amazon Smile and 5% of the purchase goes to the Pray Rhode Island Ministry if you use the link below or select Pray RI as the charity you wish to benefit from your transaction. The link for Amazon Smile is http://smile.amazon.com/ref=smi_ge_rl_rd_gw?_encoding=UTF8&ein=51-0488135 or simply go to Smile.Amazon.com and sign in. It costs you nothing more than your normal order, but the finances will help them purchase yearly themed product, conference fees, advertising, and other misc. expenses.
Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center provides help for victims of domestic violence. For information about their services, or to get help, call (401)738-1700.
The RI Blood Center invites you to donate blood and help assure that a safe and adequate blood supply is maintained. Visit one of the centers in Providence, Warwick, Woonsocket, Middletown, Narragansett or stop by a blood drive held throughout the state. Visit www.ribc.org or call 800-283-8385 to find the most convenient place to donate.
TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION AWARENESS The Samaritans of Rhode Island will hold several free informational workshops throughout the state on teen suicide prevention awareness for parents and caregivers. Participants can learn the warning signs and what to do if a family member or friend threatens suicide, and learn about resources available to help. No registration needed. For dates and locations, visit www.samaritansri.org, or call (401) 272-4243.