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February Vacation Week at Audubon Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, Smithfield, RI
Register through the events calendar at www.asri.org.

Meet a Critter: Turtles Come meet Audubon’s live turtle ambassadors up close and learn about their amazing adaptations. February 19, 2019; 11am-12pm; Fee: $8/member adult, $4/member child; $12/non-member adult, $8/non-member child. Ages: 3+.

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax and Plant a Seed Hear and see the classic environmental tale of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, who ‘speaks for the trees.’ Learn about what YOU can do to be a good steward to the earth and the trees. After the story, plant some seeds to take home. February 19, 2019; 2-3:30 pm; Fee: $8 member child/ $12 non-member child. Ages: 4+.

Meet a Critter: Hawk Come meet one of Audubon’s live hawk ambassadors and learn all about their amazing adaptations. Touch preserved wings and talons. February 20, 2019; 11am-12pm; Fee: $8/member adult, $4/member child; $12/non-member adult, $8/non-member child. Ages: 4+.

Build a Bluebird House You can help bluebirds and other cavity-nesting birds in your area by providing them with a sturdy nesting box. Come learn about bluebirds and other cavity nesters, when and where to place the nest box, and how to care for it. Each adult/child pair will get one kit to complete. February 20, 2019; 23:30 pm; Fee: $30/member; $35/non-member. Ages: 7+.

Meet a Critter: Owl Come meet one of Audubon’s live owl ambassadors and learn all about their amazing adaptations. Touch preserved wings and talons. February 21, 2019; 11:am-12pm; Program Fee: $8/member adult, $4/member child; $12/non-member adult, $8/non-member child. Ages: 4+.

Whoo Ate That? – Owl Pellet Workshop Many birds cough up pellets containing objects they cannot digest such as bones, shells, and fur; but nobody does it quite like owls. Come and investigate what we can learn from owl pellets. Dissect your own sterilized pellet and play detective as you identify whose skeletons are inside. February 21, 2019; 2-3:30pm; Fee: $12 member child/ $15 non-member child. Ages: 6+.

Nature Photo Scavenger Hunt How many scavenger hunt items can you find and photograph out on the refuge within the time allotted? Easy items are one point. Harder ones are five or ten points. Special prize awarded for the most points, but all participants will get a nature treat bag. Bring your smartphone or a digital camera with a view screen to take photos. February 22, 2019; 11am-12:30pm; Fee: $8/member adult/child pair, $5/each additional member; $12/non-member adult/child pair; $7/each additional non-member. Ages: 6+.

Colonial Candlemaking Come make an old fashioned hand-dipped candle. Long ago the land of Powder Mill Ledges was a farm with a tavern on the old turnpike where travelers met at tables lit by candles and a big fire hearth. We don’t have a hearth, but we can make our own hand-dipped candles the old fashioned way. Each participant will create their own hand-dipped candle to take home. February 22, 2019; 2-3:30pm; Fee: $10/member; $14/non-member. Ages: 6+.

Music with Molly: Join Molly for an exciting and enriching hour of music for you and your young child. These music classes are for young children ages 0-5 with their parent/ caregiver to take place at the Greenville Public Library, Greenville, RI. Second Tuesdays from 10-11am (2/12, 3/12, 4/9, 5/14) Participants will explore popular music, folk songs, rhyme and rhythm in a rich environment of movement, music learning and developmentally appropriate experiences. This program will support the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language development of each child, all while having fun with engaging and playful music activities that foster creative expression. To register, call Molly Jacobs at (617) 966-8968 or email to molly8277@yahoo.com $10/ class ($8/ class for additional children). Molly Jacobs is a licensed elementary teacher of over 10 years with 25 years of music experience in a variety of formats including classical training and choruses including the Harvard Radcliff University Choir.

Tot Shabbat at Temple Agudas Achim. 901 North Main Street, Attleboro, MA. www.agudasma.org. Tot Shabbat is for children birth to Kindergarten to gather for their own Shabbat Service. It will include prayers, Jewish stories, songs, and making music. This will be followed by an Oneg (challah, fruit, beverages) and a chance for families and children to socialize. This will take place the third Friday of the month, from 6:00-7:30. Upcoming dates: 2/15, 3/15, 5/17.

The Toppi Group & Dynamic Catholic present Matthew Kelly in his only RI appearance. Are you ready to become the best version of yourself? “Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose” Friday 5/17/19 at 7pm. Sts. Rose & Clement Parish Warwick RI. Tickets available at Toppi Group – Greenville or online at https://dynamiccatholic.com/passion-and-purpose-live-warwick-ri-may-17-2019

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North Central Chamber of CommerceHistorical Society of Smithfield/Smith-Appleby House Museum

Information on the Smithfield Exchange Bank in the Waterman Tavern Ell

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