Here are some things to know about this week, Sept. 30-Oct. 6, in and around East Providence:
The Ocean State Small Business Expo is Wednesday, Oct 2, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick from 11 am to 7 pm. Titled “Business to Business,” the expo features more than 100 exhibitors, educational workshops designed to help small businesses grow and a Business-After-Hours cocktail reception to end the day. Admission is free with a business card.
The Riverside Little League hosts its fall baseball Cancer Awareness Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5-6, from 9 am-5 pm each day at the Forbes Complex off the Wamnoag Trail just north of Forbes Street. There will be raffles and baskets, a 50/50 raffle, face painting and more with all proceeds to benefit families battling cancer. Contact Lynn & Trevor Poissant at 401-603-8553 or Steve Plouff at 401-524-0204 with any questions or to make a donation.
The Newman YMCA in Seekonk hosts its second annual “Party in Pink Zumbathon” for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. There will be raffles from various businesses.
The Rhode Island Association of Admission Officers (RIAAO) will host its 37th annual Regional College Fair on Sunday, Oct. 6, from 1 to 3 pm a Rhode Island College Recreation Center Field House, 600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Providence. Nearly 200 college representatives will attend. There also will be financial aid presentations at 1:30 and 2:30 pm
The East Bay Coalition for the Homeless hosts its first East Bay 5K on Sunday, Oct. 6, at Colt State Park in Bristol. The scenic 5K and 1-mile walk courses wind through the park on the edge of the bay. Help families help themselves! Click here to register.