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Providence, RI, USA

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THINGS TO DO

  • Virtual Story Time, online event hosted by the West Warwick Public Library, 11 a.m. to noon today

  • Armory Farmers Market, 85 Parade St, Providence, 3 to 6:30 p.m. today

  • Virtual Coloring Club for Relaxation online event hosted by Washington Park Library and Providence Community Library, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today

  • Food Waste Prevention virtual presentation online hosted by the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, 7 to 8 p.m. today

  • Veggie Days, free, fresh, local vegetables for families, MLK Community Center, 20 Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Blvd., Newport, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today


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