Community Calendar

Community Artists Program
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Charlestown

Toddler Story Hour
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Carolina

Babcock Smith House Veggie Luncheon
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Westerly

Yoga for Beginners
4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Charlestown

Cruise Night
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Ashaway

Stargazing Nights at Frosty Drew
6 p.m. - 11 p.m. Charlestown

Dusty Ice Cream Book Signing
6:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. Westerly

Misquamicut Drive-In Movie
8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Misquamicut

"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"
8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Westerly

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Upcoming small business training events in Rhode Island

The following are this week’s small business training programs from the U.S. Small Business Administration-Rhode Island and Prophet Share:



• Writing a Business Plan, from the U.S. Small Business Administration, city of Pawtucket, The Pawtucket Foundation, SCORE, the Center for Women & Enterprise, TD Bank and the Northern R.I. Chamber of Commerce at the Pawtucket Visitor’s Center, 175 Main St., Pawtucket. The program runs from 9 to 11 a.m. and is free. To register, email or call 401-725-4400.


• Government Contracting 101, from the U.S. Small Business Administration, North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce, the Center for Women & Enterprise and SCORE, at the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce, 8045 Post Road, North Kingstown. The program runs from 8 to 10 a.m. and is free. To register, email or call 401-295-5566.

• Community Entrepreneurs Phase 2: Business Planning Boot Camp, from the Center for Women & Enterprise, 132 George M. Cohan Blvd., Providence.

The program runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Fee for the two days is $395. To register, visit or call 401-277-0800.


• Accounting and Taxes for Small Business, Part 2, from SCORE, at the Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St., Providence. The program runs from 9:30 to 12:30 p.m. and is free. To register, email and put “Attention: Ann P” in the subject line or call 401-455-8005.

Prophet Share

To register for any of the seminars below, please go to All events will be held at the Centerville Seminar Center, 875 Centerville Road, Warwick, Building 2, Suite 5.


• Consumer Food Trends and New Products, 6:30 p.m., free.

This seminar is specifically designed for “foodies,” and anyone interested in starting a food business and/or launching new food products.


• Six Steps to Small Business Success ... Pricing for Profits, 6:30 p.m., free.

In this two-hour seminar, we will discuss starting, running and selling a highly profitable small business.


• Insightful Approaches on How Employers Can Reduce Labor Costs, 9 a.m., free.

In this seminar, Bob Sloane of XCELHR will discuss various ways will discuss various ways reduce labor costs.

• Need More Customers to Find Your Business Online and in Search Engine Results? 2 p.m., free.

Learn simple yet effective local online marketing tactics.

• Business Law Basics — Everything You Need to Know to Keep Yourself Out of Trouble! 6:30 p.m., free.

This seminar is designed for small business owners who have concerns about their existing or new businesses.


• Customer Rewards Programs — Selecting a Plan for Future Business Growth, 6 p.m., free.

Are you thinking about starting a rewards program for your customers? The fact of the matter is that in many business verticals, these programs are becoming a critical component of success.


• Introduction to Intuit Quickbooks for Small Business, 9 a.m., free.

Learn about Intuit Quickbooks and the different versions they offer.

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