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Agenda

  1. Apr
    6
    Sun

    1. Noted April 6, Author Michael Tougias to Present New Book at Marine Museum @ Marine Museum at Fall River
      2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      P R E S S   R E L E A S E

      Contact: Mary Concannon, Curator/Manager
      Phone: 508-674-3533

       Re: April 6, 2:00 p.m., Marine Museum at Fall River

      Come hear noted author Michael Tougias to speak about his new book, “Rescue of the Bounty: Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy,” at the Marine Museum at Fall River.

       Michael Tougias, noted author and lecturer, marine historian, sailor, and bon vivant, has co-authored a new book, Rescue of the Bounty: Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy, with Douglas A. Campbell. The book investigates the harrowing journey of a tall ship caught up in Hurricane Sandy’s gale … and the consequences of that journey to the crew and the ship.  Kirkus Reviews has described the book as “A taut recounting of a needless maritime tragedy.”

      Mr. Tougias will share his insights into this tragedy—the motivations of the captain in deciding to sail; the horror of a hurricane at sea; the dramatic efforts of the Coast Guard to rescue crew; and the lasting impact of the voyage on crew members and their families. This is a narrated, gripping slide presentation that puts the audience right in the middle of the story and events.

      Join us at the Marine Museum at Fall River on April 6th at 2:00 pm to hear the tale. Bring a friend and family member! Please post to your social media network. 

       This free event is sponsored by a grant from the Mass Cultural Council and is open to members and the public, alike. Don’t miss this compelling talk!

       Authors: Michael Tougias & Douglas A. Campbell

      Read More About Rescue of the Bounty: www.tougias.com

      Mr. Tougias can be reached at: mtougias@comcast.net

      C O N T A C T:
      On the web: marinemuseumatfr.org

      Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarineMuseumFallRiver

      Check us out on Twitter

      Made possible by the Mass Cultural Council: http://massculturalcouncil.org/

      Save that Date: Sunday, April 6, 2014

      Time: 2:00 p.m.

      Location: 70 Water Street, Fall River, MA 02721

      Phone: 508 674 3533 for details

      eMail: info@marinemuseumfr.org

  2. Apr
    8
    Tue

    1. Effective Business Plan Writing & Financing Boot Camp @ Centerville Seminar Center
      6:30 am – 9:30 am

      Lucier CPA offers a seminar for RI businesses.

      Starting a new business or growing and existing one is a daunting task. Many questions need to be answered. Where and how will I get financing? What is my best option? Should I be registered as an S Corp or a C Corp? What information should be included in a business plan?

      In this FREE boot camp, David Lucier, CPA will help provide answers to these questions and point you in the right direction towards financing your dream business. David will help guide you through this process and give you the best advantage possible on your new business venture. This seminar will help you effectively prepare a business plan and figure out the best means of financing.

      David J. Lucier CPA, CGMA, TAX CEA is an entrepreneur, Certified Public Accountant, real estate investor, business advisor and founder/principal of Lucier CPA, Inc. He has worked with over 1000 start-up and emerging companies like Center of Balance over the past 30 years.

      To REGISTER CALL – 401-946-1900

      Lucier CPA, Inc.
1308 Atwood Ave, Johnston, RI 02919 (401) 946-1900

       

    2. Business During Hours Networking Event @ B. Pinelli's Simply Italian Restaurant
      11:45 am – 1:30 pm

      East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce lunchtime networking event at B. Pinelli’s Simply Italian Restaurant, 736 North Broadway, East Providence, RI.

      Meet local business people and bring lots of business cards for exchanging. Everyone gets time to present a 60-second commercial about their business. The event is held on the second Tuesday of the month at a chamber member venue.

      Registration required by Noon on Friday, 4,2014  Contact the Chamber at 401.438.1212 office@eastprovchamber.com
      $20pp for EP Area Chamber members & their guests.
      $25pp non-members (Non-members may attend 2 chamber events/year without a membership.)
      Reservations after 4/4/14; add $5.00pp

      About East Providence Area Chamber:
      This year, the East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 117th year in business. It is the second oldest chamber in Rhode Island, and represents the interests of businesses in the communities of East Providence and Barrington, Rhode Island and Seekonk and Rehoboth, Massachusetts.

      The East Providence Area Chamber is non-profit, membership-based organization and partner in the Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce Coalition, representing 11 chambers of commerce. The Coalition is the largest business advocate in the State of RI representing more than 7,500 businesses and 70,000 employees statewide.  For more information about the East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce,call 401.438.1212 or visit www.eastprovchamber.com.

  3. Apr
    9
    Wed

    1. RWU Talking in the Library Series: Book Discussion of “The Bird Artist” @ Rogers Free Library
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      In advance of Howard Norman’s visit to Roger Williams University on Monday, April 14, the Rogers Free Library monthly book group will discuss Norman’s celebrated novel, “The Bird Artist,” a story about an artist who confesses what drove him to murder the lighthouse keeper in a remote Newfoundland village.

  4. Apr
    11
    Fri

    1. RWU Theatre Main Season Series IV: “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” @ Roger Williams University
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Wild West rock musical that took Broadway by storm redefines America’s controversial seventh U.S. president as an emo rock star and promises plenty of laughs in this subversive and thought-provoking satire. Directed by Jeffrey B. Martin. Tickets are $10 for general admission; $5 for students and seniors. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in the RWU Performing Arts Center.

  5. Apr
    12
    Sat

    1. Open House Washington Lodge Masonic Temple 39 Baker St, Warren, RI 9 AM – 3 PM @ Open House Washington Lodge
      9:00 am – 3:00 pm

      Washington Lodge #3, the first chartered Masonic Lodge under the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island, will be open for public viewing, questions and information on membership from 9 AM to 3 PM.  Come see the oldest continuous use Masonic Temple in New England completed 1799, part of the Warren Waterfront Historic District, and on the National Register of Historic Places.  See the beautiful murals in Egyptian motif in harmony with Masonic principals and the curvature of the Lodge room ceiling created from oaken beams from British ships sunk in Newport Harbor.  Come learn about our colorful history and community actives.

      Contact us through our email:  washingtonlodge3@gmail.com

      Learn about us through our Website:  http://sites.google.com/site/washingtonlodge3/

      Learn more about Masonry:  http://openhouse.massfreemasonry.net/masons-mar2014-1/

    2. RWU Theatre Main Season Series IV: “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” @ Roger Williams University
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      The Wild West rock musical that took Broadway by storm redefines America’s controversial seventh U.S. president as an emo rock star and promises plenty of laughs in this subversive and thought-provoking satire. Directed by Jeffrey B. Martin. Tickets are $10 for general admission; $5 for students and seniors. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in the RWU Performing Arts Center.

  6. Apr
    13
    Sun

    1. RWU Theatre Main Season Series IV: “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” @ Roger Williams University
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Wild West rock musical that took Broadway by storm redefines America’s controversial seventh U.S. president as an emo rock star and promises plenty of laughs in this subversive and thought-provoking satire. Directed by Jeffrey B. Martin. Tickets are $10 for general admission; $5 for students and seniors. The performance begins at 2:00 p.m. in the RWU Performing Arts Center.

  7. Apr
    14
    Mon

    1. RWU Talking in the Library with Novelist Howard Norman and Poet Jane Shore @ Roger Williams University
      4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Presented together in conversation, an exploration of the written word with novelist Howard Norman – a two-time National Book Award finalist – and his wife Jane Shore – a renowned poet and professor at George Washington University. Norman is the author of “The Bird Artist” and “The Northern Lights.” Shore is the author of five books of poetry, including “A Yes-or-No Answer.”

      The event will be held in the University Library’s Mary Tefft White Cultural Center.

      Co-sponsored with the RWU Fellowship for Fiction and Nonfiction, Alive Arts, Mount Hope Magazine and the Department of Creative Writing.

  8. Apr
    15
    Tue

    1. RWU President’s Distinguished Speakers Series: Poet Richard Blanco @ Roger Williams University School of Law
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      A prolific writer, Richard Blanco’s poetry explores the intersections of his identity as a Cuban-American and openly gay poet and engineer whose journey has taken him from the shores of Miami to the foothills of rural Maine to the White House, where he became the youngest and the first Latino, immigrant and gay writer in U.S. history to serve as the inaugural poet at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration. His poem, “One Today,” was written specifically for the occasion and reflects Blanco’s understanding of what it means to be an American and together.

      Driven by the belief that poetry has the power to connect communities, Blanco’s writing has been lauded for illuminating the human spirit. In 2013, he wrote and performed “Boston Strong,” to celebrate a community wounded but unbroken by the Boston Marathon bombings. For poet and for reader, Blanco’s writing is an exploration of culture, contradiction and connections that invites us to see ourselves alongside him as we search for our own sense of home, belonging and identity.

      On April 15, you are invited to share Blanco’s journey across physical and personal landscapes as he shares selected works with the University community. A book signing will immediately follow.

      The event will be held in the School of Law, Appellate Courtroom 283. It is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.