Wicked Rhody podcast hosts Mary and Ben talk about Rhode Island events for the week of 6/2/17, including:
2017 Heart Walk Providence – 2 or 3 ½ Mile Walk, Rain or Shine! Registration: 7:00 AM
Walk Start: 8:30 AM
There is no minimum donation to participate. Raise at least $100 and earn an official Heart Walk t-shirt!
The American Heart Association’s Southern New England Heart Walk will take place on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Station Park in Providence. The Heart Walk will also feature a second walk location to engage residents from Southeastern Massachusetts, which will take place at UMass Dartmouth on Saturday, May 13, 2017. More than 9,000 are expected to attend the Heart Walk at both locations.
The American Heart Association’s signature fundraising event, the Heart Walk features a special “heart and stroke survivor” route and a 3.5-mile walk route and will include free health screenings, entertainment, cardiovascular advice from experts, giveaways, a kids’ zone, and healthy snacks. The Kids Heart Challenge, a ½ mile obstacle course for kids ages 5-12, will also be kicked off after the Heart Walk.
Heart disease and stroke remain the leading health threats to all Americans. This is what inspires families, friends and co-workers from all over Southern New England to form Heart Walk teams. Many will walk in honor or in memory of loved ones affected by heart disease, stroke and congenital heart defects.
The 2016 Heart Walk drew more than 9,000 participants and raised over $800,000 for the fight against heart disease and stroke. The American Heart Association uses the funds raised through the Heart Walk to finance cutting-edge scientific research, conduct public and professional educational programs and advocate for public health. In Rhode Island and Massachusetts alone, the American Heart Association funded more than $36 million in scientific research last year.
The Heart Walk is nationally sponsored by Subway. Top local sponsors include: CVS Health, Care New England, Lifespan, Bristol County Savings Bank, G. Lopes Construction, Southcoast Health System, Hawthorne Medical Associates, Bryant University Physician Assistant Program, C & S Insurance Agency, CharterCARE Health Partners, South County Health St. Anne’s Hospital and United Healthcare/Optum. Media sponsors include NBC10 WJAR TV, Coast 93.3 Radio, B101 Radio and RIPTA.
Wicked Fun in the 401
Jazz by the Sea Annual Scholarship Gala
The Dunes Club, Narragansett, RI – Sunday June 4, 2017
Jazz by the Sea is the annual fundraising event which supports scholarships for South Kingstown music students throughout the district. This fun filled evening at The Dunes Club includes food, drinks, silent auction and features the instrumental and vocal jazz ensembles of South Kingstown High School. ** Stay tuned to read all about our amazing Silent Auction items!! **
All event proceeds will support:
* Scholarships for High School Seniors. Last year, eight students received awards for a total of $3,500!
* The Music Mentoring Project at Broad Rock Middle School. This program provides free music lessons to eligible students in grades 5 through 8.
* Summer Scholarship Program. New in 2016, this program supported nine students, for a total of $2,100, to continue their participation in music study and performance during the summer. Stipends went toward private lessons, camps, and local ensembles such as summer strings or summer band. SKMB expects to expand the Summer Scholarship Program to support more students in 2017.
PVDFEST 2017 June 1 thru June 4
- Live music, dance, food, and visual art installations transform the city in a four-day, multi-arts take-over of public spaces, parks, and outdoor stages in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island. Providence is the Creative Capital and Mayor Jorge Elorza invites you to perform, create and sell with Providence’s own artistic talent. In its third year, PVDFest will expand to explore art education and public art installations, building on the success of the first two years of the festival.
Flow & Float at the Bodhi Spa in Newport – Saturday Morning 8:30am
1 Hour Yoga Class followed by a 1 Hour Water Journey
Hydrotherapy is the art of healing through the application of water in any form; hot, cold, steam or ice. Hydrotherapy has been used by cultures around the world for thousands of years. Many historians believe Egyptian Royalty were the first to indulge in its health benefits, while others believe it dates back even earlier to Asia, where therapeutic waters were used to cleanse the body and soul of impurities.
Newport Polo Opening Day
Wicked Family Friendly
Warwick a symphony Orchestra – Gaspee says concert