Thursday, May 16, 2013
The East Providence Prevention Coalition is hosting a day of fun and games and music for families with younger children.
Spend a "Family Fun Day" at the Crescent Park Carousel in Riverside on Saturday, May 18. The East Providence Prevention Coalition is hosting the annual day. It runs from 11 am to 3 pm. Think dress –up races. And potato sack races. And a lollipop pull. And a competitive obstacle course for kids ages 5-12. And music by children’s guitarist Becky Chace from 11 am to 1 pm. And food from the Blount Clam Shack And rides on the historic Loof Carousel, of course. The list of things to do goes on and on – with the day geared for kids who range in age from toddlers to around sixth grade, said Jennifer Wall, director of the EPPC. The event is a fundraiser for the prevention coalition, so there is a $5 fee per participant. Sponsors include …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The East Providence Prevention Coalition is hosting an age-appropriate event for kids up to age 12 on Saturday, May 18, at the Crescent Park Carousel grounds.
Mark your calendar to have some family fun on May 18. The East Providence Prevention Coalition is holding a "Family Fun Day" – weather permitting. It will take place on the grounds of the Crescent Park Carousel at 700 Bullocks Point Ave. in Riverside. The event is age-appropriate for toddlers up to kids age 12, said Jennifer Wall, executive director of the prevention coalition. But all family members are welcome to attend. “The main attraction will be a competitive obstacle course run by 212 Health and Performance,” Wall said. “All participants aged 5-12 are welcome to participate and compete against others in their age group for the fastest time.” Top winners will be awarded prizes to be sent through the mail. Prizes include free …
Friday, April 26, 2013
The East Providence Prevention Coalition and police department are teaming up to get rid of unwanted and expired prescription drugs.
Empty your medicine cabinet of expired and unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, April 27. The East Providence Prevention Coalition (EPPC) and the East Providence Police Department (EPPD are hosting another “Drug Take-Back” day that seeks to prevent prescription pill abuse and theft. It runs from 10 am to 2 pm at the police station at 750 Waterman Ave. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will collect and dispose of the potentially dangerous drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions are asked. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue, according to the EPPC. Many Americans are not aware that medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The East Providence Prevention Coalition cancels its annual egg hunt after it was postponed due to 'unsafe conditions' at Rose Larisa Park on March 23.
The annual Easter egg hunt at Rose Larisa Park has been canceled. The egg hunt scheduled for March 23 had been postponed "due to high winds coming off the water and cold temperatures, which led to unsafe conditions," said Jennifer Wall, director of the East Providence Prevention Coalition, which sponsors the annual egg hunt. "The EPPC’s Board of Directors met the following week, to decide if it was logistically possible to hold the Egg Hunt on some other date," she said. "Unfortunately, due to volunteer’s schedules, a new location having to be chosen and so on, it was decided that it would be best to cancel the Egg Hunt for this year." "The EPPC has all intentions of coordinating an egg hunt for next year, 2014, which promises to be bigger…
Sunday, March 24, 2013
The annual East Providence Prevention Coalition's Easter egg hunt scheduled for Saturday, March 23, was canceled due to strong winds and cold temperatures.
Strong winds that played havoc with the plastic Easter eggs forced the East Providence Prevention Coalition to cancel its hunt yesterday morning at Rose Larisa Memorial Park. A makeup date will be determined this week. "The winds were so strong they blew around the eggs and pushed many of them toward the road," said Jennifer Wall, director of the EPCC. "We were all set up and ready to go." Wall said the EPCC board will meet this week to pick a new date -- possibly in two weeks. The cold weather -- temperatures in the low 40s but with a significantly lower wind chill on the edge of the water -- also convinced the organizers that Saturday just wasn't a very pleasant day to have kids hunting for Easter eggs. Wall said the EPCC also may …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The 4th annual Easter egg hunt sponsored by the East Providence Prevention Coalition is Saturday, March 23; registration starts at 10 am.
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Thursday, March 21
The fourth annual Easter egg hunt sponsored by the East Providence Prevention Coalition is Saturday, March 23. The egg hunt will take place again at Rose Larisa Memorial Park on Bullocks Point Avenue across the street from the Crescent Park Carousel. Registration for the egg hunt begins at 10 am. Sorry, there is a limit of 450 participants. Children’s activities and crafts will last until noon. The cost of the hunt is $5 per child. Pictures with Peter Cottontail are $4 per photo or $2 with your own camera. See the poster for more information or contact the EPPC at 401-435-1923.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The East Providence Prevention Coalition annual meeting held on Monday night.
In a Monday meeting, the East Providence Prevention Coalition (EPPC) Board of Directors held its annual meeting on Monday, June 11. In addition to all EPPC board and DICE members receiving certificates and tokens of appreciation, those who aid the organization received Community Partner Awards. These awards were presented to each of the following individuals or organizations/businesses for their leadership and dedication to the EPPC in its pursuit to keep Townies safe and healthy: The board also unanimously voted in new officers. Katie Saraiva, the board’s current Vice Chair, is the new EPPC Chairwoman. Courtney Lacerda, the board’s current chairwoman is the new EPPC Vice Chairwoman. Nicholas Pfeiler and Scott Rose will both serve out …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
A community forum will be hosted at the Riverside Recreation Center from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25.
Got questions about teen dating violence? What about underage substance abuse. Next Wednesday is the time to start talking and get involved. DICE, a youth development program of the East Providence Prevention Coalition (EPCC), will be hosting a community conversation at the Riverside Recreation Center located at 100 Bullcocks Point Avenue on May 23 from 6 to 7 p.m. They welcome youth from seventh to twelfth grade who are interested in becoming leaders and advocates for the positive change. According to city employees, members of the program will discuss the prevention efforts of the EPPC and the DICE program in East Providence. "DICE is a youth-led program that empowers young people to make change in East Providence through leadership …
Friday, March 30, 2012
The egg hunt will be held on Saturday, April 7, at Rose Larisa Park.
Due to inclement weather, the East Providence Prevention Coalition's third-annual easter egg hunt has been postponed until its rain date, April 7. The egg hunt will take place at Rose Larisa Memorial Park, across from the Crescent Park Carousel. Free crafts, and children’s activities including face painting, washable tattoos, bean bag toss, coloring, potato sack and egg and spoon races, along with pictures with Peter Cottontail and an Egg Hunt will engage community members. Any youth who finds a "golden egg," will win a special prize. Registration for the egg hunt will begin at 10 a.m. Registration is limited to the first 300 participants. Children’s activities and crafts will last until noon. The cost of the hunt is $5 per child. …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Registration for the egg hunt will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 31.
The East Providence Prevention Coalition (EPCC) will hold its third annual egg hunt, on Saturday, March 31, (with a rain date of Saturday April 7, 2012) at Rose Larisa Memorial Park, across from the Crescent Park Carousel. Free crafts, and children’s activities including face painting, washable tattoos, bean bag toss, coloring, potato sack and egg and spoon races, along with pictures with Peter Cottontail and an Egg Hunt will engage community members. Any youth who finds a golden egg, will win a special prize. Registration for the egg hunt will begin at 10 a.m. Registration is limited to the first 300 participants. Children’s activities and crafts will last until 12 p.m. The cost of the hunt is $5 per child. Pictures with Peter …