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RFL 3D printer

“All the secrets in the world worth knowing are hiding in plain sight.” – from Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

AS220 and Rogers Free Library will present a 3D Printer workshop on Feb. 27, 2014 at 6:30pm.  See a 3D printer in action, learn how it works and what it can do.  This is a free event and open to all interested.  This workshop is presented as part of the “Reading Across Rhode Island” programming for the 2014 selection of “Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan.  For more information, click here.

Something Worth Fighting For

I must share this:

“Unfortunately, in one way or another the world is going to tell you every day that you shouldn’t try to be an artist. But for three minutes here today, I want to tell you that you should. I hope you do it. With everything you have.” ~Blake Morgan

Read the full essay on Huffington Post’s The Third Metric – Redefining Success Beyond Money and Power, “Art and Music are Professions Worth Fighting For”.

Bookmark it.  Share it on Facebook.  Tweet about it.  Refer to it in conversations with school committee officials and policy wonks, businesspeople and community leaders.  Print it out and bring it to your holiday family dinners, to have at-the-ready!  And please, share it with your kids.

Many thanks, C.B., for reading so much and sharing the good stuff!

Halloweentown

halloween-night

Halloween is next week!  It’s sort of sneaking up on us this year, perhaps because of the warm weather we’ve been having this fall.  Until yesterday, that is.  Finally, the air has that chilly autumn snap to it, and the local Halloween happenings are right around the corner:

Take a walk down Hope Street in downtown Bristol for the 10th Annual Halloween Walkabout on Sunday, October 27th from 1pm ’til 3pm.  The Downtown Bristol Merchants’ Association invites you to bring your children (dressed in costume) downtown and stroll all the shops for an afternoon of trick-or-treating.

And for families with older children and teens, the Mt. Hope Masqueraders invite you to visit their Haunted House, if you dare, on Tuesday, October 29th and Wednesday, October 30th from 5:30pm ’til 8:30pm in the MHHS Performing Arts Center on Chestnut Street in Bristol.  There will be two tours: Scary, for the bravest guests, and Not-So-Scary, for the younger (and/or more timid) crowd.  There will also be face-painting, a fortune-teller, refreshments, games, and prizes.  Tickets are $5 and come with two game-passes; contact Carol Schlink at MHHS for more information.

in Bristol & Warren, Rhode Island

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