RI may be little, but we have a big heart!

Yes, there is still so much more to do in Rhode Island that I haven’t even mentioned. Where to begin?

If it’s the arts that you’re into, why not begin with some theatre? I love the Trinity Repertory Company, where you can see shows that will have you laughing and crying (and my personal favorite place to see A Christmas Carol), and I have mentioned the Providence Performing Arts Center before. It is a favorite of mine and the kids. I took all five of my kids (when I only had five) to see ANNIE, and we loved it! I have also been to Sesame Street and Disney-sponsored children’s shows there as well as an acoustic rock concert! It is beautiful inside with great views from every seat, even the balcony!

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Not to be left out, the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra also holds programs for children. If you have a young music-lover or musician in your family, consider getting involved in one of the many youth and community ensembles they offer string programs for elementary through college level students, woodwind, brass & percussion programs and chamber programs for middle through high school students, some very popular jazz & rock programs, as well as a number of percussion programs, including the Steel Pan.

If you live in the Providence area, your children can attend free classes and after-school program at !Providence City Arts!, a non-profit organization dedicated to offering free arts learning opportunities for urban youth to create, express & grow! What a great place for the children of Providence to explore their artsy selves! We truly are the Renaissance city!

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I haven’t done justice to the many possible cultural activities in Providence, but you get the idea – we may be a small state, but we are packed full of great fun, family & cultural activities for all!

My name is Joan Lowell, LAR (Local Area Rep) for the Providence area; please contact me at jlowell@goaupair.com or 401-309-1925 for more information. We are accepting new Host Families in the RI, CT & MA area; visit Go Au Pair for complete details.

Visit Go Au Pair’s Providence page at http://www.goaupair.com/Providence

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