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Cricket Festival :: October 1, 2016 :: 11am - 3pm

Location: Cricket Field

The Cricket Carnival will celebrate the past with actors strolling the grounds in period costumes and St. Columba's Cricket Club - ricricket.com dressed in its traditional “whites” providing cricket demonstration and games. The Johnston Historical Society will lead historic village tours. Enjoy canoe rides and races, a pie-eating contest, a period costume photo booth, a Penny Farthing antique bike demonstration, spinning demonstrations from Rhode Island Spinners Guild Page, and traditional woodworking demonstrations by Anew Vernacular Architecture. There also will be live jazz by JAZZ BRUNCH w/ the Trio Forte, a smokin' barbecue , pony rides, free bike rides from Sol Chariots Pedicab Cooperative, sack races, prizes, a giant pumpkin display, pumpkin painting by Jacavone Garden Center, face painting and Henna Tattoos.
Admission, games and many of the activities will be free.


Downtown Paddle with the WRWC Board and Staff :: October 10, 2016 :: 4PM

Location: Waterplace Park

NOTE: This paddle was originally scheduled for September 25th, but was postponed to Columbus Day -October 10th.

Enjoy a special paddle on the Woonasquatucket River on Sunday, September 25 beginning at 4:00 PM. Not only will you get to see Providence from a unique perspective, you will also learn more about the WRWC directly from the Board and Staff, and then we'll all hang out and have drinks and some food after!

You’ll hear about some of our programs and major projects like our green infrastructure programt, River Rangers, urban park revitalization, Fred Lippitt Woonasquatucket River Greenway and Bike Path expansion, Red Shed Bike Camp, Fish in the Classroom Environmental Education, Clean Days on the Greenway, and much more.

This special paddle will begin at the landing on South Water Street in Providence and paddle up through Waterplace Park to and past the mall, and then return to the starting point. We'll go right through downtown Providence on this paddle! We have seen red-tailed hawks, great blue herons, and many other birds in this stretch of the river. The complete trip is about 4 miles.

After the paddle, we'll enjoy drinks and appetizers and chat informally about the many projects and programs of the WRWC. Who knows? Maybe you'll want to join our Board or help out on one of our many committees.

The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC) provides canoes, kayaks, paddles and life jackets, or paddlers can bring their own boats. Children are welcome as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Contact Paddle Leader, Erik Talley at etalley@wrwc.org or (401) 481-1376 to register and for more details. Advance sign-up is required.

The cost for this special event including the paddle and refreshments at Mile & A Quarter is $45 if you would like to use one of our canoes or kayaks or $25 if you will be using your own boat. Family rate is $80 maximum, for a family of five or less. On all trips, life jackets are required for all paddlers.


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