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Saturday, April 30th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 1:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, Earth, Arbor, Ecology, Community
    In kicking-off their traditional Open Space Programming with a month full of EARTH DAY activities, the Central Rhode Island Junior Chamber of Commerce ('JAYCEES') Alumni Club, are pleased to announce their collaborative efforts with numerous groups across the Kent County area.

    In announcing their EARTH DAY MONTH schedule, the JCS will be holding a series of events starting on Saturday, April 23th (rain date 4/30/16), where their Kent County Junior Chamber in concert with multi-groups as an EARTH DAY Committee (currently there is no official statewide organization), are sponsoring community wide clean ups and beautification projects.

    The April 23rd EARTH DAY gathering will meet at the American Legion Post 2 in W. Warwick @ 8:30Am and will be assigned areas for clean-up along the West Bay Bikepath (Greenway), Arctic Business District and the Pawtuxet River Walkway and reassemble back at the Post 2 for a bar-b-que with the Friends of the Greenway, Police Explorers, Scout Troops & Cub Scouts, Arctic Village Association Members, Lions Club and JCS Volunteers.

    Then, on Saturday, April 30 the JCS & Volunteers will celebrate ARBOR Day from 11:Am - 1:Pm at their award-winning Arboretum on the perimeter of Riverpoint COMMUNITY Park in W. Warwick, demonstrating tree ecology techniques and plant care practices.

    Later in the week, the JAYCEES will assist other volunteers in the development of a community garden outside the historic Riverpoint Mills Village along the West Bay Bikepath.

    The JCS also encourage the public to join them on Saturday, May 07th (rain date: UNDER PAVILLION) from 10:Am - 1:Pm for their 19th annual ECOLOGY DAYS Festival, where a Peace Prayer Ceremony is conducted with religious leaders and veterans and 100 flowers are planted in memory of the Station Fire Victims.

    he JCS are also planning a classic Spring leisure coffee an' before the cultivation of planting begins. Any groups, volunteers or sponsors are more than welcome to be an integral part of the planning process.

    The JCS are also conducting their traditional 'Clean-ups & Green-ups' Saturdays, April 23rd - October 31st @ 11:Am and the public is asked to pitch-in for some Spring-time fun. Weather permitting!

    The Arboretum in W. Warwick, Rhode Island is a TREE CITY/USA Community!

    All events will take place at the award-winning JAYCEE Corridor & Arboretum along the West Bay Bikepath (Rhode Island Greenway). Contact the JCS for their season long schedule!

    For More Information - Contact: The JCS of Central Rhode Island
    Post Office Box 348 W. Warwick, RI 02893 ~ (401) 828-9191
    (e-mail) * (Web)
    JAYCEE Arboretum & Senator Roch Riverwalk
    107 Hay Street W. Warwick RI 02893
    Jack Lancellotta, Ron & Dan Holloway, Dave Legault & Dwight 401.828.9191

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Mexican National Holiday recognizing the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla in 1862.
  • | NATL - Historical
    - Other than the Great Depression of the 1930's, this was the worst economic crisis in US history.
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Our Task Force is a privately funded organization whose purpose is to encourage participation on the National Day of Prayer. It exists to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, to create appropriate materials, and to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America’s leaders and its families. The Task Force represents a Judeo-Christian expression of the national observance, based on our understanding that this country was birthed in prayer and in reverence for the God of the Bible.

Friday, May 6th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - May 6-12. Honoring the efforts of nurses to strengthen the health of the nation.
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 3:29PM, EDT.

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On the evening of May 7, 1789, the very first American Presidential Inaugural Ball was held in New York City. Celebrating the inauguration of George Washington.
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Churchill Downs, KY. The 142nd running of America's premier Thoroughbred horse race.
  • | NATL - Trivia
    - A day to celebrate the cocktail made famous by the television series 'Sex in the City'. Typically made with vodka, cranberry juice and lime.

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Mother's Day in the United States is annually held on the second Sunday of May. It celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures. Many people give gifts, cards, flowers, candy, a meal in a restaurant or other treats to their mother and mother figures, including grandmothers, great-grandmothers, stepmothers, and foster mothers.

Friday, May 13th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - First Quarter Moon Phase
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this day in 1954 President Eisenhower signed legislation authorizing construction of a waterway that would make it possible for ships to reach the Great Lakes.

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Honoring police departments nationwide. Memorial ceremonies are held at the American Police Hall of Fame and Museum. For information visit

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this day in 1980 a major eruption at Mount St Helens volcano blew steaming ash more than11 miles into the sky.

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this day in 1932 Amelia Earhart flew 2,026 miles from Harbor Grace Canada and landed near Londonderry, Ireland. The flight took 13 hours and 30 minutes, she was the first woman to fly solo over the Atlantic.

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - May full moon phase

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - 23rd annual event to promote the value of fitness and exercise for older adults. Seniors across the country are involved in health-promotion activities.

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

  • - To encourage the public to adopt a healthier diet and lifestyle, this day celebrates the health, taste and convenience benefits of fruits & vegetables.

Friday, May 27th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On the opening day in 1937, approximately 200,000 people crossed San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Founded on this day in 1892 by naturalist John Muir, promoting conservation of the natural environment by influencing public policy. It is especially important in the founding and protection of our national parks.

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