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Homeschooling Resources- National Poultry Day

One of our favorite resources was always DLTK-kids for educational crafts. They have a whole page of links for chicken coloring pages and crafts. Follow the link here. If you are looking for chick specific crafts, click this link here.

Crafty Morning has SO many cute crafts on her site using egg cartons, popsicle sticks and paint. Follow the link here to get to her site.

If you want to learn more about the life cycle of a chicken, KidsSoup has a great page with diagrams and videos. You can follow that link here. We also had a day by day posting on one of our chick hatches, you can find those posts in the history of the feed.

Good luck to all you mama’s and papa’s who are now doubling down as teachers!!

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Top 5 Local Playgrounds

  1. Wilbur McMahon School

28 Commons Little Compton, RI
Fenced in from the parking lot
Multiple jungle gyms, some taller slides for the older kiddos
Baby and big kid swings, basketball court and walking track adjacent

2. Town Farm, Main Road Tiverton RI
Two seperate playground spaces on either end of the walking track.
Track surrounds baseball, softball and soccer fields
Tennis courts

3. Westport Town Playground, Main Road, Westport Mass
Fenced in playground with multiple play areas, swings and huge sand area.
Lots of swings and open area within the fence for safe tag, ball games, etc

4. Braga Park,  Kay St, Newport
Cute little park. Huge open space great for soccer or kickball. Two basketball courts and a ball field as well. The bonus- right on the water!

5. Linden Park, 141 West Main Road, Middletown
Very handicapped accessible. This park was built outside a school that is now closed. The great playground stayed, thankfully as it was pretty new and pretty big.

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Top 5 Local Coffee Shops

  1. Coastal Roasters 1791 Main Road Tiverton RI

Donald roasts the beans right there in the shop, so even driving by can be heavenly. Lots of outdoor seating overlooking the water. Huge menu of coffee and tea drinks.

2. Gray’s Daily Grind “ “Free Range Coffee”  638 Adamsville Rd Westport, MA

This shop is within walking distance of our Samuel Church Estate. Good selection of coffee, smoothies and pastries. Gifts, artisanal pantry items and local books are also available.

3. The Art Cafe 7 South of the Commons Road Little Compton RI

Cute little coffee shop and art gallery. Big open yard with plenty of space to sit outside, safe for the kiddos to play. Delish savory treats also available.

4. The Beehive Cafe 10 Franklin St Bristol RI

Much more than coffee, they have a great breakfast and lunch menu.

5. Thrive Coffee House 706 Park Ave Portsmouth RI

Beautiful little spot overlooking the water in Portsmouth. Tea, coffee, sandwiches for breakfast and lunch are available as well. Kiddo friendly area for play.

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Top 5 Local Sandwich Shops

  1. Simmons Cafe & Market 78 Crandall Road Little Compton, RI

Breakfast,  lunch and dinner. freshly made with local organic ingredients. Homemade daily soups and salads. Daily dinner entrees ready for pick up. Or choose to eat in with local beer or wine. Walking distance from our Samuel Church Estate.

2. Black Goose Cafe 2160 Main Road Tiverton, RI

Breakfast sandwiches until 11:30 includes bagels and lox and a french toast souffle. Huge lunch menu with wraps, panini’s, spanakopita, salads and a variety of homemade soups.

3. Partners Village Store & Kitchen 865 Main Road Westport, MA

Shopping & eating together here at Partner’s. Large selection of hot and cold sandwiches, wraps, paninis, soups and salads. Lobster rolls! Breakfast sandwiches and wraps are also available.

4. Anna D Cafe 954 East Main Road Portsmouth RI

Good selection of sandwiches, BLT’s, lobster rolls, desserts, and cocktails Open for breakfast and lunch
Also serving over 50 flavors of ice cream

5. Provender 3883 Main Road Tiverton RI

Over 30 years here in Tiverton Four Corners, serving unusual sandwiches and gigantic cookies. Beautiful wrap around porch to enjoy your sandwich and watch the world go by.

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Top 5 Local Public Golf Courses

Top 5 Public Golf Courses

  1. Newport National Golf Club 324 Mitchell’s Lane Middletown, RI 401-848-9690 ewport National which started out as a 200-acre landscape nursery is now deemed the “Number One Public Access Course in New England,” by New England Golf Monthly. Legendary golf architect Arthur Hills designed the challenging 7,244 yard Orchard Course. The 18-hole links-style course sports sloping fairways, marshes, and strategically placed bunkers. The dramatic setting boasts views of the Atlantic Ocean and Sakonnet Passage, while challenging golfers with steady winds coming off the Narragansett Bay. Newport National is reminiscent of courses in Ireland and the legendary Scottish links. Golfweek Magazine placed the course in the “Top Twenty New Courses in America” soon after it was completed.
  2. Green Valley Country Club  371 Union St Portsmouth, RI 401-847-9543 The Green Valley Country Club is an 18 hole championship course, located in picturesque Portsmouth, RI. Known as Newport’s finest semi-private country club, it is open to the public.
  3. Whaling City Golf Course 581 Hathaway Rd New Bedford, Ma 508-996-9393 Whaling City Golf Course is a 6780 yard 18 hole championship course; with several remaining Donald Ross designed holes. Originally called New Bedford Public Links; the course was built by Buster and Stanley Brown in 1947. The course has undergone major transformations and been redesigned over the years as civilization progressed; making alterations as route 140 and 195 were built. The land continues to be assessed for other uses; but as the golfers who have played her for 50+ years will attest, it will survive. Public welcome; league times available; outings welcome.
  4. Triggs Memorial Golf Course 1533 Chalkstone Ave Providence, RI 401-521-8460 A Donald Ross designed course, located minutes from downtown Providence.
  5. Windmill Hill Golf Course 35 Schoolhouse Road Warren, RI 401-245-1463 9 par three golf holes ranging in length from 116 yards to 218 yards
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Top 5 April Vacation Ideas

  1. Thursday, April 18th at 10:30 am at the Brownell Library, 44 Commons Little Compton All ages welcome! Hands-on presentation about Dominique chickens and eggs from Casey Farm. There will be a slide show presentation and many types of eggs to view, afterwards kids will get an opportunity to touch a Dominique chicken and hold baby chicks!
  2. Adamsville Stables Horse Camp April 15-19 9am-3pm Camp session includes: feeding & general care, how to tack up a horse, grooming and braiding, riding games and a trail ride. Daily or weekly sessions available.
  3. Virtual Reality at the Brownell Library ongoing through April 22. Monday-Friday 2pm-4:30pm, Saturdays 10am-3pm. Ages 12 & older
  4. Newport Daffodil Days April 13-21, over 1 million daffodils in bloom! April 16 2-3pm at Green Animals a special tour of the estate highlighting over 11,000 blooms. Saturday April 20th Driving Miss Daffodil Classic Car Parade and Display
  5. Food Truck Friday at the Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village starting at 5pm. Over 15 local food trucks, live music, carousel rides, bounce house and carousel train.

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Top 5 April Artist Events!

  1. The Art of the Daffodil “Adult Watercolor Workshop”
    Saturday April 27th 1:30 p.m. – 2:30p.m.
    Registration Encouraged! $12 Advance & $15 Drop In
    Four Corners Art Center  3852 Main Road Tiverton, RI
    Explore the beauty of daffodils through the medium of watercolors. Observe artist Juliette Casselman’s watercolor demonstration and draw and paint your own flower. Materials provided.
    Visit FourCornersArts.org to Register
  2. Tiverton Four Corners Daffodil Days Art & Artisan Fair
    April 27, 2019 10am-4pm
    The Meeting House  3850 Main Road Tiverton, RI
  3. Adult Nautical Paint Night at Cutie Curls. Friday April 26 6pm-7:30pm
    Use paint and different materials including sand and shells to create a 3D painting. Drinks and light snack will be available. Cost will be $35 per person 
    Cutie Curls 3952 Main Road Tiverton, RI 02878

  4. Wake + Create at the Newport Art Museum  76 Bellevue Ave Newport, RI 02840 
    Saturday April 13th 10:30 am
    Engaging family-oriented programming designed to inspire young minds and satisfy the curiosity of every member of the family. Each Wake + Create is uniquely curated based on a theme, includes a Guided Close Looking Tour of works in the galleries, followed by engaging art making activities geared for ages 6-10, their families and caregivers. Wake + Create is generously supported by the Hartfield Foundation. Tickets are free with the cost of admission.
  5. Still Life in Pastel with Michele Poirier-Mozzone
    Portsmouth Arts Guild 2679 East Main Road Portsmouth, RI 02871
    Sunday April 13th 9:30am-4:30pm Tuition: $100/ $90 members


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Top 5 April Fun for the Kids!

  1. Treasure Island by Hamstead Theater
    Sunday April 28th 2:00 PM
    Four Corners Art Center 3852 Main Road Tiverton, RI
    Recommended Ages 5+ Children Free Suggested Adult Donation of $5.00
    For more information Visit FourCornersArts.org

  2. DIY Recycled Art Family Workshop
    Sunday April 28th 12:30 p.m.- 1:30p.m.
    Four Corners Art Center 3852 Main Road Tiverton, RI
    Create flowers and things that whirl and twirl from materials that end up in landfills.
    $5.00 Suggested Donation Materials provided.

  3. Casey Farm in the House! April 18, Brownell Library 
    Join us for a hands-on presentation about Dominique chickens and eggs!
    Casey Farm will present a slide show about their chickens and other birds, and have a full display of different eggs. They will also bring a Dominique chicken and baby chicks that kids will be allowed to hold!

  4. Brownell Library Story Time! 
    Every Monday 10:30, 5 & under, Stories & songs

    Drop-in Toddler & Preschool Playtime, Every Friday at 10:30am

  5. Saturday’s at Cutie Curls! 3952 Main Rd, Tiverton, RI 02878
    Saturday April 6th 10:30 AM– 12:00 PM 
    Cutie Curls is teaming up with Tiverton Coalition for a meet and greet with the Easter Bunny! Treats, coloring and a craft while supplies last. This event is free and open to the public. Pictures will be taken by the coalition. Donations to the Coalition would be greatly appreciated.
    Saturday April 20th 10:30am-11:30am Unicorn Paint Party, 1:30pm-3pm Dragon Paint Party
    Child will be able to make a magical Unicorn or Dragon painting on a 11 by 14 canvas, using paint, glitter, rhinestones and other materials. We will also have stencils for them to trace if needed. Cost per child is $25. Includes a special snack. 

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Top 5 Local Pizza Places

  1. A1 Pizza- 
    • Greek and Mediterranean and Italian style menu
    • open Tuesday- Sunday 11 AM- 8:30 PM (9 on Friday & Saturday) 
    • will deliver locally
    • indoor & outdoor seating
    • 20 S of Commons Rd, Little Compton, RI 02837  (401) 635-8353
    • accepts only cash or check, no credit cards
  2. Classic Pizza
    • pizza plus burgers, sandwiches and wraps
    • open Monday-Saturday 11 AM- 10 PM (11 on Friday & Saturday)
    • will deliver locally
    • indoor seating, beer & wine menu
    • 496 Main Rd, Tiverton, RI 02878  (401) 624-8488
  3. Sabitado’s Pizzeria
    •  thin crust pizza with fresh dough made in house; also serving savory grinders & fresh seafood
    • open Monday- Saturday 11 AM- 9 PM, Sunday 4 PM – 9 PM
    • will deliver to all of Tiverton with $20 order
    • indoor seating 
    • 1204 Fish Road, Tiverton, RI 02878  (401) 625-5243
  4. Famous Pizza
    • pizza & grinders
    • open 7 days 11 AM- 10 PM (11 PM on Friday & Saturday, 9:30 on Sunday)
    • will deliver locally
    • indoor seating
    • 433 Main Rd, Tiverton, RI 02878  (401) 624-8900
  5. Ten Cousins Brick Oven
    •  gourmet pizza made in our Italian wood-burning oven; also serves appetizers, salads, sandwiches, entrees and a full bar.
    • open week days 4 PM- 8 PM, Saturday & Sunday 12 PM- 9 PM, closed Tuesday 
    • featured in Phantom Gourmet! 
    • delivery through Door Dash
    • indoor and outdoor seating & lawn games! 
    • 977 Main Rd, Westport, MA 02790  (774) 264-9700

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Ghosts of Belcourt Castle Discussion at the Brownell Library Today!

Harle Tinney shares tales of the glitterati, ghosts, and high-society life during her time residing at Newport’s Belcourt Castle. Join us as she discusses her autobiographical book, The Ghosts of Belcourt Castle.

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