Pediatric Residency Newsletter: Week of 12/15-12/19

Pediatric Residency Events: Week of 12/15-12/19

*All conferences are in Hasbro 151 unless otherwise noted.

Monday Dec 15
8am: Intern report - Colleen Gerrity, PGY3 Teaching Resident 
8am: Senior report- Discussion of interesting cases from the past week with the wards senior and urgent care residents. All are welcome.
12pm: Journal Club - Jamie Fierce, PGY3 Teaching Resident
*Article attached

Tuesday Dec 16
8am: Clinical Case Discussion - Colleen Gerrity, PGY3 Teaching Resident
12pm: Physical Exam - Dr. Brian Alverson 

Wednesday Dec 17
8am: Faculty Meeting **No Morning Report**
12pm: Abusive Head Trauma - Dr. Amy Goldberg

Thursday Dec 18
8am: M&M in George Auditorium 
12pm: Primary Care Micropractice Meeting in designated locations

Friday Dec 19
8:30am: Grand Rounds - Congenital Upper Limb Malformations: Embryology, Diagnosis, and Management - Reena A. Bhatt, MD - Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
12pm: Flanagan's Shenanigans (aka Klein Dine)

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Announcements:

1. A new Insights and Images Quiz is available on the homepage of www.jpeds.com.  The next Insights and Images quiz will be posted onDecember 23.  Inactive quizzes will be archived under the Collections tab on http://www.jpeds.com/content/pollresultspage.

2. Holiday party coverage is attached. Please review when and to who you will be signing out. Please let us know if there are any errors. 

3. Christmas and New Years schedule is attached. Please review your schedule carefully, including transitions between blocks, and let us know if there are any errors. 

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Local Weekend Events

December 12-14th:
44th Annual Christmas in Newport
Founded in 1971, Christmas in Newport began as a two-week festival that celebrated the noncommercial traditions of the holiday season. Now in its 44th year, the annual program boasts multiple activities for nearly each day of the December calendar. http://www.christmasinnewport.org/

32nd Annual Foundry Artists Holiday Show, Pawtucket RI 
The Foundry Artists Association Holiday Sale is the best place to find holiday gifts for your entire flock! Our opening reception on December 4th, will feature live holiday music with John Juxo and Otis Read. The Foundry Artist Association is pleased to announce that the Holiday Auction proceeds will provide two scholarships for students at the Sophia Academy in Providence, Rhode Island. The Foundry Artists also continue to support the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and welcomes your canned food donation during the Holiday Show. http://www.foundryshow.com/

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Restaurant of the Week:
The Village
373 Richmond Street, Providence RI 

For those of you who like yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-village-providence

Pediatric Residency Newsletter: Week of 12/8-12

Pediatric Residency Events: Week of 12/8-12/12

*All conferences are in Hasbro 151 unless otherwise noted.

Monday Dec 8
8am: Intern report- Dr. Ayesha Cheema-Hasan
8am: Senior report- Discussion of interesting cases from the past week with the wards senior and urgent care residents. All are welcome.
12pm: Procedures in the Pedi ER- Dr. Mariann Nocera

Tuesday Dec 9
8am: Clinical Case Discussion - Jennifer Brondon Pediatric Chief Resident
12pm: Inflammatory Bowel Disease- Dr. Jason Shapiro

Wednesday Dec 10
8am: Clinical Case Discussion - Jamie Fierce PGY3 Teaching Resident
12pm: Disorders of Water and Sodium- Dr. Lisa Swartz Topor 

Thursday Dec 11
8am: Clinical Case Discussion -Allison Heinly Pediatric Chief Resident
12pm: Primary Care Micropractice Meeting in designated locations

Friday Dec 12
8:30am: Grand Rounds: Fathers of High Risk NICU Infants: Are we aware of their needs? Elisabeth C. McGowan, MDAssistant Professor of  Pediatrics Warren Alpert Medical School of  Brown University. Guest: Eric Olsen, former NICU father
12pm: Clinical Pathology Conference- Colleen Gerrity PGY3 Teaching Resident

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Announcements:
1) LOWN INSTITUTE CONFERENCE :If you are a student, clinical trainee, nurse, patient, patient advocate, or community leader, then there's still time to apply for one of our limited Conference Scholarships to the 2015 Lown Institute Conference, Road to RightCare: Engage, Organize, Transform (click here)The deadline to apply is this Sunday, December 7.
 We are offering scholarships up to $1200 to defray travel costs. The conference registration fee will also be waived for scholarship recipients.
For questions, email us at scholarships@LownInstitute.org

2) OPPORTUNITY FOR SIM TRAINING From Drs. Overly and Brown (contact them if interested): 
Another opportunity for simulation enhanced training on Dec 11th from 7am-9am.We will try and run two simulations to allow for practice with communication, resuscitation, direct laryngoscopy, glidescope, EZ IO, documentation, medication preparation, etc..
People who have participated in the past continue to comment on how it builds confidence to practice as a team with procedures and processes that we don't get to perform every day.

3)  A new Insights and Images Quiz is available on the homepage of www.jpeds.com.  The next Insights and Images quiz will be posted on December 9.  Inactive quizzes will be archived under the Collections tab on http://www.jpeds.com/content/pollresultspage.

4) For those who have not yet completed their Zero Harm Error Prevention Training, a class will be held tomorrow, 12/5 from 8-10am in George Auditorium in place of Grand Rounds.

Local Weekend Events

Dec 5-7: 

The 32nd Annual Pawtucket Foundry Arts Holiday Show

The Foundry Artists Association Holiday Sale is the best place to find holiday gifts for your entire flock! Our opening reception on December 4th, will feature live holiday music with John Juxo and Otis Read. The Foundry Artist Association is pleased to announce that the Holiday Auction proceeds will provide two scholarships for students at the Sophia Academy in Providence, Rhode Island. The Foundry Artists also continue to support the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and welcomes your canned food donation during the Holiday Show.http://foundryshow.com/
Dec 6
Holiday in the Park Botanical Center Wreath Sale
Music and Food. A Visit with Santa. Kid's Crafts. Centerpiece Demonstrations. Boxwood Tree Crafting Demonstration. Poinsettia Display. Roger Williams Park Zoo http://providenceri.com/botanical-center/calendar?view=month&date=2014-12-08

Tenth Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest
Participants begin with a graham cracker construction and craft it into a work of art. Steal away a few moments during the hectic holiday season to gather with friends and family to engage in an old world craft. Be creative, sneak some candy, and have fun! Prizes awarded to winners in each age level category. Plus, AE artisans, raffles, holiday grab bags, and 25 percent off class registrationshttp://artists-exchange.org/gingerbreadevent.html

Dec 7
A Christmas Carol
The Encore Repertory Company's production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is a timeless holiday tradition for all audiences. Charles Dickens' classic tale, A Christmas Carol has been a holiday classic for years. The crotchety Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by four spirits urging him to change his miserable and greedy ways and learn the true meaning of Christmas. Scrooge's colorful journey full of dance and song is a magical treat for the whole family http://www.stadiumtheatre.com/Event/37

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Restaurant of the Week:
Blaze East Side
776 Hope Street
Providence, RI 02906
Phone: (401) 277-2529

Pediatric Residency Newsletter: Week of 12/1-12/5

Pediatric Residency Events: Week of 12/1-12/5

*All conferences are in Hasbro 151 unless otherwise noted.
Monday Dec 1
8am: Intern report- Jamie Fierce PGY3 Teaching Resident
8am: Senior report- Discussion of interesting cases from the past week with the wards senior and urgent care residents. All are welcome. 
12pm: Pediatric Pain Management - Dr. Angela Anderson

Tuesday Dec 2- Recruitment Resumes
8am: Clinical Case Discussion -Jamie Fierce PGY3 Teaching Resident
12pm: Hemoglobinopathies - Dr. Anjulika Chawla

Wednesday Dec 3
8am: Clinical Case Discussion - Colleen Gerrit PGY3 Teaching Resident
12pm: CNS Infections- Dr. Michael Smit

Thursday Dec 4
8am: Clinical Case Discussion & Presentation on her trip abroad to Kenya - Meghan Small PGY3
12pm: Primary Care Micropractice Meeting in designated locations

Friday Dec 5
8:00-10:00am: NO PEDIATRIC GRAND ROUNDS. In place: Error Prevention Training (Zero Harm) - 2 hour training session for those hospital employees who have not yet completed this. *Note 8am start time
12pm: Resident Improvement Committee Meeting- Collis Conference Room 


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Announcements:
HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE COMPETITION Between Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
Tis the season of giving and we will be participating in a residency wide food drive this year! The Internal Medicine chiefs have placed a box in our resident lounge. From now until December 1st, you can bring in any non-perishable food items you would like to donate to the RI Food Bank. On December 1st, the boxes will be picked up and counted. They are hoping to stir up some friendly competition among peds, medicine, and ER. Thanks for participating!

Local Weekend Events

Friday November 28: 

A Trans-Siberian Orchestra Experience by "Ornament"- Rivaled by No Other!- The Stadium Theatre, 8pm

Our Trans-Siberian Orchestra Experience is back! Ornament is Southern New England's Premiere Rock Orchestra, specializing as a Tribute to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Ornament presents an extravagant musical production complete with bursting sound and a dazzling light show which includes strobes, lasers, and fog! http://www.stadiumtheatre.com/

Mannhiem Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis, PPAC, 7:30pm
Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting.  The spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller music.   Join in the 30th Anniversary celebration of Mannheim Steamroller Christmas.  Don’t miss this ultimate holiday tradition from the #1 Christmas music artist in history! http://www.ppacri.org/events/detail/mannheim-steamroller-christmas


November  28-30, Dec 2 &3
The Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff
Join us for the 13th season of Island Moving Co.’s The Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff. Set within the iconic staircase, salons and ballroom of Rosecliff, don’t miss your chance to see this one-of-a-kind performance perfect for your whole family!

November  29
Santa's Arrival & Holiday Parade-Roger Williams Park Zoo
Usher in the holiday season with the Jolly Old Elf himself at Roger Williams Park Zoo! See Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in grand style on November 29 in our parking lot at 9am. Then head into the Zoo for a festive holiday parade (free with Zoo admission)http://www.rwpzoo.org/

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Restaurant of the Week:
88 Lounge
55 Union Street Providence, RI 02903
(401) 437-88
As the new premier piano lounge in Providence, 88 Lounge offers a phenomenal location in downtown Providence to experience the unique culture and artistic community. Offering a live piano play at 9pm every night, 88 Lounge is also a great venue for events and privates parties. We can offer our talented pianists’ for the night’s entertainment or bring your own. 

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Residency Website: http://www.brown.edu/academics/medical/about/departments/pediatrics/residency/

Chief Resident Blog:
http://hasbrochiefs.blogspot.com/

We welcome your commentaries, feedback and questions.

Pediatric Residency Newsletter: Week of 11/24-11/28

Pediatric Residency Events: Week of 11/24 - 11/28

Happy Thanksgiving!!! We're back in 151 for next week : ) 

Monday Nov 24
8am: Intern report - Dr. Adebimpe Adewusi
8am: Senior report - Discussion of interesting cases from the past week with the wards senior and urgent care residents. All are welcome. 
12pm: Substance Abuse Disorders - Dr. Justin Schleifer

Tuesday Nov 25
8am: Clinical Case Discussion - Jamie Fierce PGY3 Teaching Resident
12pm: Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome - Dr. Robin Kremsdorf

Wednesday Nov 268am: Clinical Case Discussion - Colleen Gerrity PGY3 Teaching Resident
12pm: Infectious Diarrhea - Dr. Penny Dennehy

Thursday Nov 27
**No conferences, enjoy the holiday! 

Friday Nov 28
**No conferences, enjoy the holiday!

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Announcements:
1. Holiday food drive:  
Tis the season of giving and we will be participating in a residency wide food drive this year! The Internal Medicine chiefs have placed a box in our resident lounge. From now until December 1st, you can bring in any non-perishable food items you would like to donate to the RI Food Bank. On December 1st, the boxes will be picked up and counted. They are hoping to stir up some friendly competition among peds, medicine, and ER. Thanks for participating!

2. Holiday giving tree: 
Children's 4 and 6 would like to announce a Holiday Giving Tree to benefit homeless persons in Rhode Island. Pick an ornament from the tree, purchase the gift item listed on the ornament, and return the gift to Cheryl, Maria, Stacy, or Emily. All gifts must be received by December 22nd at 3pm. Thanks! 

3. Resident Thanksgiving schedule is attached. 

Local Weekend Events
November 21st
Trace Adkins: Christmas Show, PPAC 
Trace Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and sold over 10 million albums, cumulatively. His hit list includes “You're Gonna Miss This,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “Songs About Me,” “Every Light In The House,” “Hillbilly Bone (Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins),” and “Just Fishin’,” to name a few. http://www.ppacri.org/

November 22nd
Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, The Vets
From the mind of Stephen King and the music of John Mellencamp, "GHOST BROTHERS of Darkland County" takes the audience on a haunting tale filled with fraternal love, lust, jealousy, and revenge. The story goes that Joe McCandless saw his two older brothers battle over a girl which ended in the unfortunate deaths of all three. Now as an adult, with two boys of his own, he's watching an all too similar scenario play out before his eyes. Only one person knows exactly what happened the night of the tragedy. Will Joe bring himself to tell the truth in time to save his own sons? Find out whether the ghosts left behind will help him-or tear the McCandless family apart forever. http://www.vmari.com/

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Restaurant of the Week:
Harry's Bar & Burger
121 N Main Street, Providence RI 02903


Pediatric Residency Newsletter: Week of 11/17-11/21

We're off to a great start to recruitment! Thank you for your participation and enthusiasm! 

*All conferences are in Hasbro 151 unless otherwise noted.

Monday Nov 17
8am: Intern report- Dr. Jennifer Friedman
8am: Senior report- Discussion of interesting cases from the past week with the wards senior and urgent care residents. All are welcome. 
12pm: Weighing Management Decisions - Dr. Michael Koster

Tuesday Nov 18
8am: Clinical Case Discussion - Timothy Menz PGY3 Teaching Resident
12pm: Kawasaki Syndrome- Dr. Kristin Lombardi

Wednesday Nov 198am: Faculty Meeting- No morning report
12pm: Pediatric Abdominal Emergencies- Dr. Robyn Wing

Thursday Nov 20
8am: M & M- George Auditorium
12pm: Primary Care Micropractice Meeting in designated locations

Friday Nov 21 
8:30am: Grand Rounds: Acute and Long Term Management of Spinal Cord Injury Donna L. Nimec MD, MS Instructor, Harvard Medical School. Director, Pediatric Physical medicine& Rehabilitation Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
12pm: Flanagan Shenanigans


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Announcements:
1. ******For Psych CAMBPERS: Order Finger Foods Diet ONLY if seeking out way to hurt/cut themselves in ER or on Floor. Otherwise, fine to have plastic utensils.*********

2. FUNDRAISER: JUMP FOR JUDY (See Attached Flyer). Judy's is a soup kitchen that is having a fundraising to prepare for meal distribution at Crossroads.  www.judyskindnesskitchen.org

3. Screening for critical congenital heart disease will officially start in the NICU on Tuesday November 18. (Algorithm attached).

4. Upcoming Resident Leadership Medical Education Group will be doing an upcoming journal club "Optimizing the Clinical Learning Experience" . Monday 11/17 at 6:30pm. (Flyer is attached)

5. HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE COMPETITION Between Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
Tis the season of giving and we will be participating in a residency wide food drive this year! The Internal Medicine chiefs have placed a box in our resident lounge. From now until December 1st, you can bring in any non-perishable food items you would like to donate to the RI Food Bank. On December 1st, the boxes will be picked up and counted. They are hoping to stir up some friendly competition among peds, medicine, and ER. Thanks for participating!

Local Weekend Events
November 14: 

SNEAK PEEKS: A Fundraiser for the Providence Children’s Film Festival
Providence, Rhode Island (FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) -- Celebrate and support the Providence Children's Film Festival (PCFF) at the organization's annual fundraising event to support film literacy programming for Rhode Island youth. The event titled SNEAK PEEKS: A Fundraiser for the Providence Children's Film Festival will feature complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres, sparkling conversation, a live auction and a preview of 2015 Festival selections! Wine generously donated from Campus Fine Wines. http://pcffri.org/



November  14-16
chatterBOXtheatre: Peter and the Wolf
Peter and the Wolf is set to Prokofiev's famously interactive score in which each instrument represents a character in the story. In this ballet adaptation, the dance mirrors the music with each character bringing a different, uniquely appropriate style of dance to the choreography. This lively, playful production is sure to delight young audiences. Each performance features cookies and milk courtesy of our sponsor, Seven Stars Bakery.
http://festivalballet.com/peterandthewolf_story.php


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Restaurant of the Week:
Mi Ranchito
1516 Westminster St ProvidenceRI 02909
401-335-6584

Pediatric Residency Newsletter: Week of 11/10-11/14

Pediatric Residency Events: Week of 11/10 - 11/14

*All conferences are in Hasbro 151 unless otherwise noted.

Monday Nov 10
8am: Intern report- Dr. Natalie Kissoon , Pediatric Child Abuse Fellow
8am: Senior report- Discussion of interesting cases from the past week with the wards senior and urgent care residents. All are welcome. 
12pm:Chronic/Functional Abdominal Pain- Dr. Michael Herzlinger 

Tuesday Nov 11
8am: Clinical Case Discussion - Allison Heinly Pediatric Chief Resident
12pm: Menstrual Disorders- Dr. Catherine Gordon

Wednesday Nov 128am: Clinic Case Discussion- Timothy Menz PGY3 Teaching Resident
12pm: SVT & Use of Adenosine -Dr. Ziegler

Thursday Nov 13
8am: Clinic Case Discussion- Timothy Menz PGY3 Teaching Resident
12pm: Primary Care Micropractice Meeting in designated locations

Friday Nov 14 
8:30am: Grand Rounds: Getting Great Pediatric Device Ideas to Market: The New England Pediatric Device Consortium Model- Dr. Ann-Christine Duhaime,Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Nicholas T. Zervas Professor of Neurosurgery, MGH-Harvard Medical School; Jonathan Beckwith, MS, Director of Research for the New England Pediatric Device Consortium; Richard M. Greenwald, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor of Engineering, Dartmouth, President and Co-Founder of Simbex
12pm: Journal Club - Timothy Menz PGY3 Teaching Resident 
**Article attached

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Announcements:
1. Recruitment starts this week!

2. Fill out your Tobacco Attestation Form on your benefits, or you’ll lose $600!!

3. The Eastern Society for Pediatric Research is conducting its 27th Annual Meeting in 2015. We are happy to announce that back after last year's great success is the lunch time Clinical Case Competition Session. We are soliciting interesting clinical cases from residents and fellows. Three of these clinical cases will be selected for presentation during the lunch time lecture on Saturday, March 21, 2015. The "best" case will be determined and awarded based on the oral presentations. Please forward the submission application to any interested residents and fellows. Do NOT submit the clinical case using the online abstract submission. All clinical cases must be submitted by e-mail to the ESPR Meeting Coordinator for consideration. The link providing all of the case competition details is provided below for your reference.
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Local Weekend Events

November 7-9: 
Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr. 
“Be our guest” and step into the enchanted world of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR. Featuring songs from the Academy Award-winning animated feature. Audiences will be transported to the heart of a quaint French town, where Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman, yearns for something more than her provincial life. When her father Maurice becomes lost in the woods on the way to present his latest invention at a local fair, he seeks shelter in an old castle but is soon taken captive by the master of the house, a horrible Beast. Belle surrenders her freedom to save his life and, by taming the Beast, teaches him the meaning of love. http://www.stadiumtheatre.com/Event/402


November 8
Waterfire
WaterFire is a multi-sensory experience that has drawn hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city. This series of bonfires installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence entices with aromatic wood smoke, flickering firelight and enchanting music.  Sponsored by: Bank of America and thanks to the generous support of the Textron Charitable Trust
http://waterfire.org/


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Restaurant of the Week:
Aspire Seasonal Kitchen 
311 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903
401-521-3333 Come celebrate your passion for Jazz! Every Friday night A-Bar transforms into the hottest Jazz venue around! Join Joe, the boys and their ever-changing roster of special guests (Greg Abate, Duke Robillard, Dan Moretti, Tish Adams, to name a few...) Excellent food and perfect cocktails in a beautiful, relaxing atmosphere. Complimentary valet parking. Jazz moves to the courtyard on warmer evenings; under the stars...

Pediatric Residency Newsletter: Week of 11/3-11/7

Pediatric Residency Events: Week of 11/3 - 11/7

*All conferences are in Hasbro 151 unless otherwise noted.

Monday Nov 3
**We will be filming our recruitment video today***
8am: Intern report- Leela Sarathy, PGY3 in the resident library 
8am: Senior report- Discussion of interesting cases from the past week with the wards senior and urgent care residents. All are welcome. 
12pm: QI and Patient Safety - Dr. Ivona Sediva

Tuesday Nov 4
8am: Immunodeficiencies - Dr. Anthony Hayward
** In PDR 1-2-3 (in the cafeteria)
12pm: Katz Chats for interns in the resident library 

Wednesday Nov 58am: The Child's Brain in Four Dimensions - Dr. Talli Baram, Siravo Lecturer
** In George Auditorium 
12pm: No conference, enjoy your lunch! 

Thursday Nov 6
8am: EBM presentations by ward senior residents
** In PDR 4-5 (in the cafeteria)
12pm: Primary Care Micropractice Meeting in designated locations

Friday Nov 7 
8:30am: Grand Rounds 
12pm: RIC meeting in Collis Conference Room 

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Announcements:
This years resident/faculty holiday party has been cancelled, as Lifespan will no longer be funding this event. 

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Local Weekend Events

October 30 & 31: 
Special Screening of "Halloween", Providence Place 
“Halloween” is one of the of the greatest horror films of all time. Oct. 30, 7:30pm & Oct. 31, 11:30pm For showtimes, visit  http://www.showcasecinemas.com/movie/halloween-1978

Now - November 2nd 
Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, Roger Williams Park Zoo The acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular presented by Citizens Bank will return to Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence with shows running nightly from October 2nd through November 2nd. This highly anticipated annual event, created by artists and craftsmen of Passion for Pumpkins, features a breathtaking display of 5,000 illuminated jack-o-lanterns, with over 125 of them artistically carved and displayed in scenes to play out the annual theme.

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Restaurant of the Week:
Pane E Vino 
365 Atwells Avenue, Providence RI 

**Monday night is 50% off all wine, by the glass or bottle!