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East Providence Weekend: Indoors and Out With Art and Waterfire

Saturday night, check out Flames of Hope - WaterFire celebrates Flames of Hope: A Celebration of Life on Saturday, Oct 12.
Saturday night, check out Flames of Hope - WaterFire celebrates Flames of Hope: A Celebration of Life on Saturday, Oct 12.
Columbus Day weekend forecast calls for a 60 percent chance of rain Friday, then you're looking at clouds with balmy temperatures in the 60s for Saturday and Sunday. But East Providence Patch has a list of things for you to do rain and shine:

Since it might be raining anyway, why not stay inside and check out Jim Monroe's Art -   See the work of  national award winning artist Jim Munroe during an Open Gallery at 30 Cutler St. Friday, 5:30 p.m. in Warren, RI. Meet Munroe and view his works on display representing multiple genres and themed series, including the latest series "Up Close and Wild", larger than life wild animal portraiture. 

A preview of paintings can be seen on facebook Jim Munroe Art

East Providence Public Libraries are closed on Monday, along with government offices, but there's Storytime at Weaver, 41 Grove Ave, on Saturday, 10 to 10:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, songs, music, dancing, and a simple craft geared for families with children ages 2-6. No registration is necessary.  Location: Weaver Library Program Room.

Saturday, don't miss Fossil Day at Roger Williams - Visit the Museum of Natural History and Cormack Planetarium at Roger Williams,  1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence, this Saturday, October 12, from 12 to 3 p.m. for their Annual Fossil Day. Explore RI's fossil history from the Coal Age to the Ice Age, bring your own fossil to be identified, and enjoy a fossil quest and fossil puzzle. Call 401-785-9457.

Saturday night, check out Flames of Hope - WaterFire celebrates Flames of Hope: A Celebration of Life on Saturday, Oct 12 at Waterplace Park in Providence. In partnership with the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation, WaterFire ignites for its most emotional and beuatiful night of the season. Capping off with the Illuminations of Life "Ring of Fire" Massive Torch Cermony Special Op.

WaterFire takes place over a one half-mile distance in the river parks lining the three rivers in downtown Providence, Rhode Island (see map),  after sunset. Walk and stroll while enjoying a floating fire art installation. You can also volunteer to be a part of the event.

Next door in Seekonk, you can check out art with the newly formed Seekonk Artist Network, holding its first Seekonk open studio tour noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday.  

Sixteen local artists will be represented in the tour, showing at venues in Seekonk, situated on Walker Street, Read Street, West River Street and Thompson Drive. Studios will be marked with the Seekonk Open Studio logo on the mailbox. There will be paintings, prints, photography, drawings, jigsaw puzzles, sculpture, pottery, and sea glass jewelry on display and for sale throughout the weekend.

All weekend, you can take a quick trip up Rte. 146 to check out Autumfest in Woonsocket, a free confluence of food, entertainment and carnival rides, including Fireworks Sunday night and a parade Monday morning.

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