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Foster/Adoption Night, Dual Winterfests, Concerts

A scene from last year's Winterfest at the Senior Center. CREDIT: Patch File Photo
A scene from last year's Winterfest at the Senior Center. CREDIT: Patch File Photo
Foster/Adoption Night - The Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families and Foster Forward are hosting a Foster Care and Adoption Information Night on Thursday, Dec. 19, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Foster Forward, 55 South Brow St., East Providence. DCYF staff, foster, and adoptive parents will be available to explain the program and answer questions. The Information Night is open to anyone interested in exploring becoming a foster or adoptive parent for children in DCYF care. 
Please stop by and learn how you can make a difference  in the life of a child! For additional information, please call Robin Perez, DCYF Foster and Adoptive Parent  Recruiter, at 528-3700.  

Winter Fest(s) - This Saturday promises to be the Winterfest-iest Saturday this year in East Providence, with two Winterfests, one at Riverside Middle School and a city-sponsored event at the Senior Center:

RIVERSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL - The Riverside Middle School's annual Winterfest raffle returns this year at the school, 179 Forbes St., Riverside, 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. The event boasts food, local entertainment and crafts for sale. 

SENIOR CENTER - The city's annual Winterfest brings The Senior Center complex at 610 Waterman Ave. alive with a winter-scape of uniquely decorated live Christmas trees. Last year they had about 112 trees decked out. Santa Claus will also make an appearance. This year's event starts at noon.

Share the Season - The holidays are here! Share in the spirit with the rest of East Providence by sharing your photos with Santa, recipes, gift ideas, etc. on Patch. Get the details here

Giving back - 
Looking for ways to give back to your community and those in need, or want to let others know about ways to give back? Post your fundraising, donations and other opportunities on our open blog: Giving Back in East Providence

Music for a cause.
 Crossroads Family Center hosts a holiday concert to support the brown bag lunch program — which serves families in need in the community — at the center Saturday at 7 p.m. at Positive New Beginnings Holistic and Wellness Center - 877 Broadway East Providence.

ChoruS Dec. 7, 8 - The ChoruS of East Providence will perform at Saint Brendan Church under the direction of Beth Armstrong and accompanist Victoria Lambrozo in early December. The music of this season reflects a Mediterranean feeling, performing traditional selections as well as pieces that represent Spain, Portugal, France, & Italy!

Performances are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7 at 8 pm and Sunday Dec. 8 at 2 pm. Tickets for the Christmas Concerts are $15 - Seniors $12, and Children under 12 are free.

The ChoruS of East Providence is a proud supporter of the Saint Brendan Food Pantry! So please help support the Food Pantry at Saint Brendan by bringing a non-perishable food item to our concert.

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