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Women’s Golf Day

Tamburini Golf Performance, Neuro-Performance Studio and Mike Harbour Golf will present Women’s Golf Day at the Indoor Range at their location at 100 Federal Way in Johnston on Jan. 14, beginning at 1 p.m. The Titleist Screening will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. with golf lessons from 1:30 to 3 p.m. as well as Fluid Motion/Focus Band from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

For just the golf lesson fee with Mike Harbour is $35 per person and checks should be made payable to Mike Harbour Golf at Tamburini Golf Performance, 100 Federal Way, Johnston, RI 02919. The rest of the event is free of charge.

Place your reservations for Women’s Golf Day to Lisa Tamburini at tamburini.golf@gmail.co or call 413-2526.

Adult Programs at the Mohr Library include a presentation by Dr. Alan Post on Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m. We try to exercise and eat right to keep us fit and healthy, but doctors are now recognizing that a positive attitude and ‘food for the soul’ are just as important. Discover a simple meditation technique that can melt away stress and be a powerful addition to a healthy living regimen. Facilitated by Dr. Alan Post, long time meditator and contributing author to "Meditation as Medication for the Soul" by Rajinder Singh who has been practicing meditation for over 30 years. Please call 231-4980 press 6.

Free women’s self-defense seminar

Traditional Martial Arts RI, located at 1099 Park Ave. Cranston, will be hold a free Women’s Self Defense Seminar on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m.

It may be hard to imagine being attacked but it happens in Cranston, Johnston, Warwick and surrounding cities every day. These attacks occur without warning and when individuals least expect it. By learning the basics of self-defense, you help prepare yourself for dangerous and unforeseen circumstances.

During this workshop, you will learn: situational awareness, vital parts of the body that are vulnerable and easy to attack, basic strikes and kicks, defenses for the most common attacks on women and more.

Call Traditional Martial Arts RI at 944-1027 to register.

Snow assistance for the elderly & disabled

Winter months bring snow and many RI elderly and disabled are not physically nor financially able to deal with it. It means missing medical appointments, running out of food or medication, slipping on snow or ice. Serve RI has a special program for elderly and disabled who qualify for this help. Call Serve RI for more information at 331-2298.

Academic News & Notes

Congratulations to Alicia Burghardt of Johnston, who has earned a place on the Dean College Dean's List for the fall 2016 semester.

Lasell College has announced the Dean's List for outstanding academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2016-17 academic year. Among the students named to the Dean's List are who come from Johnston are Salvatore Palermo and Kayla Hammersley.

Gentian Garden Club

The Gentian Garden Club of North Scituate will hold its January meeting on Jan. 17. This month’s program will feature a video presented by garden club member Jackie Marro, on “Revisiting the beauty of our Flower Show.” Horticultural Chair Cindy Gianfrancesco will speak briefly on “Fantastic Fruit.” Meeting begins at 7 p.m. and is held at the Community House, 546 West Greenville Rd. (Rte. 116) North Scituate. For information on attending a meeting or joining the club. Please contact Linda Proulx at 647-3730 or email bogcrawler@msn.com.

A celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Providence Children's Museum presents a powerful annual celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event features a live performance with songs and stories, a civil rights display, and anti-discrimination activities and is free with Museum admission of $9 per person.

The civil rights movement comes to life in provocative performances of "M.L.K.: Amazing Grace" at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Actors Rochel Coleman, Jackie Davis and Rafini portray civil rights activists Ralph Abernathy, Rosa Parks and more in this moving show. Coleman wrote and directs the show and has performed it at schools and other venues throughout the country. He emphasizes that, despite its serious subject, "M.L.K." is not all grave and solemn; the production includes several light moments of repartee and song with its important message.

From noon to 4 p.m., families can also browse a display of photographs, text and a selection of carefully chosen books about the civil rights movement and Dr. King's philosophy of nonviolence. Visitors can choose to participate in a thought-provoking interactive exploration of the negative power of discrimination, during which they don colored tags and encounter "red only" and "green only" labels throughout the Museum. Educators will be on hand to talk to families following this provocative exercise and invite them to record their responses.

This powerful, popular annual celebration at the Museum offers an educational and hands-on approach to learning about the work and times of Dr. King and other activists who took a stand against injustice and gives families a valuable opportunity to discuss the difficult subject of racial discrimination. The event is part of FUNDA FEST 2017: A Celebration of Black Storytelling and is sponsored in part by Providence Tourism Council.

The museum is located at 100 South Street in Providence's Jewelry District. Call 273-KIDS or visit www.ChildrenMuseum.org.

Did You Know?

His name was originally Michael, not Martin. His father was also Michael King, hence why Martin Luther King Jr. was originally named Michael King Jr. However, after a trip to Germany in 1931, Michael King Sr. changed his own name in homage to historic German theologian Martin Luther. Michael King Jr. was two years old at the time and King Sr. made the decision to change his son’s name to Martin Luther as well. (Martin Luther King Facts)

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