Museum of Work and Culture
42 South Main Street, Woonsocket
Children’s Baking Workshop
Cupcake Decorating with Gingersnaps Bakery
Don’t wait to sign up (this event sells out fast) for this family activity which is being held during April vacation on Wednesday, April 12 from 11 am to 2 pm. This year’s event will focus on Earth Day and feature a ‘potted plant cupcake’ decorating demonstration with Gingersnaps Bakery chef and owner, Kayla Morris. Participants will also enjoy an interactive Earth Day matching game, baking bingo, and a guided tour of the museum’s new exhibit Flowing Through Time: Nature, Industry and Communities of the Blackstone River led by museum educators. Each baker will receive a chef’s hat, apron, recipe card, pre-printed activity materials, as well as a cupcake and all the necessary decorating supplies from Gingersnaps Bakery. Tickets are $22 and provide entry to one child participant and a parent or guardian. Space is limited and early registration is strongly encouraged. Tickets are available for purchase at rihs.org.
Have you been participating in the Poutine Indulgence event this month? You’ve got until the end of March to sample poutine from ten participating restaurants. Here are the details:
The Museum of Work and Culture is hosting the seventh annual Poutine Indulgence competition throughout the month of March as part of its Francophonie events celebrating French culture in Rhode Island. Ticket holders can travel to ten participating restaurants around Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts to sample the poutine. Then, vote for your favorite on the museum’s website between March 20 and April 1. The winner will be announced during the annual Salute to Spring event on Sunday, April 2. Newcomers this year include Black Sheep of Providence, Black restaurant in Woonsocket and Savini’s Pomodoro in Woonsocket, all putting out their best poutine. They’ll face some stiff competition, though. Adeline’s Speakeasy Kitchen Bar in Cumberland returns this year after claiming the title three years running through 2021, and Friskie Fries in Johnston and Providence is always a fan favorite. Ciro’s Tavern in Woonsocket, KG Kitchen Bar in Providence, Poutine Peddlers in Taunton, Mass., Red’s Kitchen in Seekonk, Mass., and Ming’s Sando Bar in Pawtucket are also returning to the competition this year. Poutine passports are available for purchase on the Rhode Island Historical Society website. Passports are $15 per person and include samples at ten restaurants, either takeout or dine-in. The competition lasts through the month of March, and voting will take place between March 20 and April 1.