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My Favorite Teacher Contest! Middle School & High School Students Nominate Your Favorite Teacher @ Barnes & Noble
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am

My Favorite Teacher Contest:
Several years ago, Barnes & Noble in Rhode Island created the My Favorite Teacher Contest. It was a program to provide students an opportunity to voice their appreciation & recognize a teacher who has had positive impact on them -either personally or academically.

Barnes & Noble Corporation loved the idea so much that they developed it into a national program. Needless to say, this program is dear to our hearts at Barnes & Noble Warwick. A school is much like a bookstore. They’re both places of aspiration, passion, education and dreams. That’s why Barnes & Noble is excited to recognize the foundation of our great American schools – our dedicated teachers. The Barnes & Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest provides students with the opportunity to tell our community how much their teachers are appreciated.

From Jan. 1st-March 1st – middle school and high school students can nominate a teacher for the My Favorite Teacher Contest. Students fill out the entry form – and write an essay, poem, or thank-you letter (500 words or less, in English on 8.5″ x 11″ white paper) sharing how a teacher has influenced their life and why they appreciate and admire them.

Submissions are due to Community Business Development Manager at Barnes & Noble Warwick at 1350-B Bald Hill Rd. Warwick, RI 02886 by March 1st. Entry forms can be obtained at Barnes & Warwick, or emailing to have entry form sent to you, BN Warwick, downloaded from or visit to download an entry form.

A panel of judges will read the submissions and rate each submission based on three different criteria. One winning teacher and student is chosen, along with two runners up. Barnes & Noble Warwick will host a recognition ceremony in April honoring the winner and runners up.

The winner than is entered into the regional contest and the five regional winning teachers will each receive a $500 Barnes & Noble Gift Card. The winner of the national “Barnes & Noble Teacher of the Year” award will receive $5,000 and the winning teacher’s school will receive $5,000 as well. For additional information, contact

DAY-AT-THE-J! @ Dwares JCC
Feb 25 @ 9:30 am

9:30 – 10:30am Fitness Workshop: Commit to be fit for summer! This workshop will provide a concrete plan to help you on your fitness journey. It will also include a jump start session, so be sure to come ready to sweat. Participants will be eligible for a one-time offer of a deeply discounted Personal Training Package! Babysitting available.*

10:30 – 11:30am PJ Library Story Time: Thinking about all the fun summer brings? Join us for PJ Library stories about camp and a summer-themed craft. For children under age 5.

1:00 – 3:00pm Pool Party: Crank up the heat, and come to the beach! Well, not the beach exactly, but our very own Dwares JCC pool. Join us for a special Family Swim with swim toys, flotation devices, and slides. We will also have games in the pool and on the pool deck for children of all ages. *All children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Regular pool rules apply.

Maple Sugaring at Coggeshall @ Coggeshall Farm Museum
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Coggeshall Farm Museum, a living history museum in Bristol, RI, invites the public to participate in its annual maple sugaring demonstrations, Tuesday, February 20 through Sunday, February 25, and weekends in March.

The museum will be open 10 am to 4 pm on maple sugaring days.

During your visit you can stroll through an 18th-century sugar camp and learn how Federalist-era people made maple sugar over a campfire (weather permitting). Then warm up around the hearth in Coggeshall’s historic farm house and enjoy some mulled cider and johnny cakes. Visit the farm’s heritage breed livestock including our Gulf Coast Native sheep.

Maple sugaring is included with museum admission and free to Coggeshall members. Weekend admission is $5/children, seniors and active-duty military; $7/adults. Weekday admission from Tuesday, February 20 through Friday, February 23 is $3/children, seniors and active-duty military; $5/adults. Children under 3 are free. Memberships can be purchased online or at the museum.

Providence Children’s Film Festival @ Multiple locations - See website.
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Providence Children’s Film Festival (PCFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts and cultural organization with a mission to present the best of independent and international children’s cinema to inspire, delight, educate, and connect a diverse community of people of all ages. This year’s festival offers dozens of fun things to do from February 16-25. Check out their website for details.

Scavenger Hunt Tours for Kids & Families- Linden Place @ Linden Place Mansion
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Scavenger Hunt Tours for Kids & Families- Linden Place

Linden Place, the Federal-style mansion, built in 1810 by architect Russell Warren for slave trader George DeWolf, offers children and adults the opportunity to see this historical house museum in a whole new light! Make your way through our 200-year old mansion rooms and seek out dozens of artifacts, big and small, while you learn about Linden Place’s rich architectural and family history. Seek out a Roman, life-size marble statue of Bacchus, search for George Washington and find out the meaning behind the phrase “sleep tight and don’t let the bedbugs bite!” Fun and educational for all ages!
“If You Lived Here Long Ago”  Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a kid two hundred years ago? What clothes you would have worn? What chores children were expected to do around the house? What you did at school before computers or even electricity? Do you know what a “rug beater” is or what you do with a “tea brick”? Come to Linden Place Mansion this July and take our “hands on” tour to find out!

Each room inside Linden Place has an exhibit where kids can see, handle and learn about artifacts of long ago and imagine what life would have been like in 1810 when Linden Place was built. See petticoats and breeches, washboards, a 19th century “television”, the stereoscope and more! This tour is fun and educational for the whole family and for kids both big and small.

When: Linden Place is open for guided and self-guided tours of the mansion Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10am until 4pm and Sundays from 12pm until 4pm.

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