Things to do in East Providence over Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend


EAST PROVIDENCE — The following is a list of things to do in East Providence over the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend...

CSF holds Holiday Breakfast, Silent Auction

To usher in the Holiday season, Citizen’s Scholarship Foundation(CSF) of East Providence will once again sponsor a Holiday Breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. in the cafeteria of East Providence High School. Community members of all ages are welcome to attend this festive event. Santa will be on hand to listen to special requests so bring your camera to capture your child special moment with Santa. For adults there will be an extensive silent auction, offering more than $6,000 in gift packages. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on more than 30 gift packages including a four-piece set of Samsonite luggage valued at $800; a Disney Park Hopper Water Fire evening with tickets to an exclusive Brazier Society reception; Down city packages with Theatre and concert tickets, and restaurant gift cards. Local residents are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance. Last year this was a sell out event with more than 300 residents attending. Tickets can be obtained by calling Joan Kent at 431-1675. Children’s tickets are $4, adult tickets are $8.The breakfast menu will include: Scrambled Eggs. Breakfast sausage, French Toast, Baked Beans, Hash browns, danish, muffins, apple & orange juice & coffee Want to help support the CSF cause? Your local business can purchase a $25 place mat ad for the holiday breakfast (business card size) Contact Joan Kent for Details. 431-1675

Pomham Santa comes to East Providence

The Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse have invited Santa once again to come to East Providence. He will be coming by boat and will coast around the shore of the Riverside section on Saturday, Nov. 24, where he will wave to all the children waiting on the shoreline or in their homes if they live on the water.Here is Santa’s schedule: He will leave from Bullocks Cove arriving at the jetty on the Terrace at 10:15 a.m. He will coast around the Terrace to Rose Larisa Park arriving around 10:30. He will then go to Sabin Point Park and arrive around 10:45. At Sabin Point Park there will be hot chocolate and munches(thanks Dunkin Donuts) for the kids and coffee for the adults. He will then go to the Pomham Rocks Lighthouse and wave from the lantern Room (can be seen form the bike path.) The rain/snow date will be Sunday, Nov. 25. For more information call David Kelleher at 401-433-2763 or email

Historical Society hosts rare books discussion

The East Providence Historical Society conducts its monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 26, at the Weaver Memorial Library located at 41 Grove Ave. The gathering begins at 7 p.m. Guest speaker for November is Ray Rickman, who will make a presentation on rare books. Mr. Rickman, well known in RI for his love of history and former host of “Bestsellers” on RI PBS, will talk specifically about historical RI books. But the fun part will come when the audience gets to have a free appraisal of old books they have brought from home. Each audience member will be allowed to bring up to three books for Mr. Rickman’s expert perusal. Will this be a night when someone finds he/she owns a rare, valuable volume? Join us with or without your own books and find out. Refreshments and conversation follow the meeting.


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