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April 2008 Events Calendar

April 1-31

Discover Newport:
Daffodil Days at Blithewold

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
daffodillion.com
blithewold.org
discovernewport.org

Celebrate spring at this beautiful thirty-three-acre estate on Narragansett Bay with a spectacular display of more than 50,000 daffodils. Billiant yellow daffodils trumpet the arrival of spring as the sight of blooming flowers and budding trees help us forget winter as we look forward to summer fun.




April

JFK Library Presents: PEN Hemingway Awards

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.| Click here to register
617 514-1644 | jfklibrary.org

Patrick Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway's son, will present the PEN/Hemingway Award for best first published work of fiction by an American author. Novelist and biographer Roxana Robinson, President of the Authors Guild, will deliver the keynote address. The Kennedy Library is the major repository of Ernest Hemingway's works. The PEN New England Awards in Nonfiction, Poetry, and Fiction will also be presented at the ceremony. This program is presented in partnership with PEN New England. See the collection here.




April 15

One Boston Day

City of Boston and Beyond
onebostonday.org

Mayor Walsh announced that One Boston Day – held annually on April 15th to commemorate the Boston Marathon bombings – will become a permanent fixture of the City of Boston. "April 15 is a date that has come to stand for our city's deepest values, and we continue to be amazed by the spirit of the day, in the city, and around the world," Walsh said. "I am proud to sign this proclamation so that every April 15 we are inspired to come together to honor the bravery, the resolve and the unity of the city by reaching out, helping those in need, committing random acts of kindness."




April 17

JFK Library Presents:
Bright Star Touring Theatre - Upcycled Cinderella

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
10:30 - 11:30 am | Free | Children Ages 5 and Up
617 514-1644 | jfklibrary.org

Bright Star Theatre brings to life the story of Cinderella in a way that will surprise and delight visitors of all ages. Using household items, recycled objects and physical comedy, performers create hilarious characters, inventive settings and lively scenes that activate the imagination and encourage teamwork, friendship and creativity in everyday life. 



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