So here is a tentative schedule of events

Here is my tentative schedule of events for the first half of this year…comments, suggestions anyone?

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Go Au Pair Social/Cultural Events for Au Pairs

Joan Lowell, LAR Providence, RI

Saturday, January 12 or 19, 2013

Ice Skating (& Scavenger Hunt if 1-12), followed by lunch-Family Day with Hartford cluster – from noon-1:20pm (meeting at 11:30am)                                                                                                                                  Walker Rink at Blake Field ($9 pp with skate rental)                                                                                1080 State Street
New Haven, CT

Saturday, February 2/16, 2013

Buffet and Shopping at the Casino –starting at 4pm                                                                               Foxwoods Resort & Casino                                                                                                                          39 Norwich Westerly Road                                                                                                                           Ledyard, CT (Festival Buffet is $17.99 pp before 5pm)

Saturday, March 16/30, 2013

Matinee Day at

Providence Place Mall

Providence Place Cinemas                                                                                                                           Ten Providence Place                                                                                                                     Providence, RI (Movie title, time and admission TBD)



Saturday, May 4/18, 2013                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Day at the Zoo – Family Day  with Boston and Hartford clusters–                                                                                                                             

Roger Williams Park Zoo

                                                                                                                                                                 1000 Elmwood Avenue                                                                                                                                                                Providence, RI (Adult admission $14.95, ages 3-12 $9.95; food available at concession)


Saturday, June 15/29, 2013                                                                                                                                                          Carousel Rides and Picnic by the Bay – Family Day – Bring your own picnic lunch or grab some clam cakes and chowder to enjoy by the beautiful bay across from the historic                                                                                                 

Crescent Park Carousel

700 Bullocks Point Avenue
East Providence, RI (rides are $1.00 each; Blount Clam Shack offers chowder, clam cakes and more)


date TBD May-August 2013                                                                                                                                      Providence Water Fire in beautiful and dynamic downtown Providence, RI (use One Providence Place for GPS) –


date TBD August/September 2013                                                                                                                Day at the Beach, (RI State Beach TBD) – Family Day


date TBD September/October 2013                                                                                                        Apple or Pumpkin Picking & Hay Ride or Corn Maze

Sweet Berry Farm                                                                                                                                        915 Mitchell’s Lane                                                                                                                                  Middletown, RI


Feel free to send your suggestions and/or comments on my ideas…Thank you!

All Au Pairs pass a 17-point screening process, background check, personality profile, speak English (rated 1-5), receive 32 hrs child care training in child development & safety, provide live-in care & perform child-related tasks like meal prep for kids, children’s laundry, cleaning children’s playroom & bedrooms. Full time Au Pairs work up to 45 hours per week for about $340, or up to 30 hrs for $288. Each Au Pair also completes an educational component.

My name is Joan Lowell, the Go Au Pair LAR (Local Area Rep) for Providence, RI. We are accepting families anywhere in the RI, CT, MA region. Please contact me at or 401-309-1925 for more information.

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