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History at a glance
The Rhode Island Black Heritage Society will open the exhibit “Many Faces: Photographs of Rhode Island African Americans” on July 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the John Brown House Museum at 52 Power St., Providence. The photo exhibit has photographs from the 1860s to present day. The collection comes from the RIBHS archives, as well as loans from the Rhode Island Historical Society, Newport Historical Society, Providence Preservation Society and individuals in the community. The exhibit will run through September. Anyone who joins the society during the month of July is automatically entered in the raffle, which will give away a Panasonic Lumix digital camera (valued at $550) from Hunt’s Photo & Video. A purchase of a ticket also enters you into the raffle. Cost: $50. For more information or to register, call (401) 421-0606 or visit www.eventbrite.com.
The Providence Children’s Museum will hold its 31st annual Allen H. Chatterton Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament, presented by Admirals Bank on August 4 at the Wannamoisett Country Club at 96 Hoyt Ave., East Providence. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1:15 p.m. The day will conclude with dinner and cocktails at 5:30 p.m., followed by a live auction and awards. The course was ranked in the top 50 in the nation by “Golf Magazine”, “GolfWeek” and “Golf Digest”. Foursome packages begin at $1,500 and include 18 holes of golf, greens fees, a cart, lunch, dinner and on-course beverages. Dinner-only tickets are $75. All proceeds benefit the Providence Children’s Museum. For more information or to register, call (401) 273-5437 ext. 121 or visit www.childrenmuseum.org..
A village of art
The 52nd Wickford Art Festival will take place on July 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and July 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the historic Wickford Village at 58 Intrepid Dr., North Kingstown. The festival features more than 200 fine art artists and it is the longest-running outdoor fine art festival in New England. Centerville Bank will be sponsoring the festival, which will contribute to the Wickford Art Association’s Annual Scholarship Fund, as well as several art programs and community events. Admission is free, but stop by the Scholarship Fund tent to purchase raffle tickets and see this year’s scholarship winners exhibit their work. This event is rain or shine and it is dog-friendly but please be mindful of weather conditions and all animals must be on a leash. For more information, call (401) 294-6840 or visit www.wickfordart.org.
A day on the green
The 20th annual YWCA/Gini Duarte Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on July 20 at Foster Country Club at 67 Johnson Rd., Foster. The shotgun start is at 1 p.m. All proceeds from the tournament and raffle will provide an outstanding female scholar/athlete with the Gini Duarte Memorial Scholarship and it will also help support YWCA Rhode Island’s ENCORE Plus program, which works to promote women’s health through education and prevention initiatives. Cost: $117 for individuals to $468 for a foursome. For more information or to register, call (401) 831-9922 or visit www.ywcari.org.
The Cultural Survival Bazaar links Indigenous artisans to consumers in order to promote the practice and transmission or artistic tradition and expression. During the festivals, there are hundreds of artists, cooperatives and their representatives who sell both traditional and contemporary clothing, jewelry, art, carpets, crafts and more. There are also several performances and presentations from performers all over the world. The next Bazaar will be held on July 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tiverton Four Corners Art Center at 3852 Main Rd., Tiverton. Hawk Henries, Yarina and Sidy Maiga and the Afrimanding will be performing during the festival. The Cultural Survival Bazaar Program works to support the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ articles 11, 20 and 31. For more information, call (617) 441-5400 or visit bazaar.culturalsurvival.org.
Join PBN for the best networking event and party of the winter - January 15, 2015 - the Book of Lists Party at the Providence Public Library. Reserve your spot by December 31st and get a holiday gift from PBN!
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.