7/15/22 Centennial Tickets On Sale Next Week!


🩺 A Free Wednesday Wellness Clinic

Friday, July 15, 2022

Centennial Celebration
Tickets On Sale Next Week!

 Centennial Celebration
Presented by
and the
Aramli Foundation
Thursday, September 8, 2022
5:30 – 9:30 pm
Fort Adams State Park
Food Stations from McGrath Clambakes and Catering
Dancing to renowned World Premier Band
Fire Pits | Lawn Games | Drinks (2 tix provided) | Ages 18+
Tickets: $100, $50, $0
Thanks to our generous sponsors, we are able to offer tiered ticket pricing for those who need it. Pay what you can.

This is a fun, casual-dress party on the North Lawn. 
It’s NOT a fundraiser. Please don’t let money stop you from attending.

Wellness Screening with Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice
Win a $100 gift card! Wednesday, July 20

Don’t miss this opportunity for a free health screening next Wednesday, July 20, from 9-11am.
All participants will be entered to win a $100 gift card to Stop & Shop!
This program is available the third Wednesday of every month.

Such a Fun Week at Summer Camp!
Week 3: July 11-15

Crab Hotel
Fort Adams Beach
Our campers had so much fun at Fort Adams Beach! They built a hotel for crabs, played in the sand, and explored for critters along the coast. Below, they are getting their dance moves on with
Revka Dance

Revka Dance
Tennis Hall of Fame
This week we received a special invitation to watch a tennis match and explore the museum at the
International Tennis Hall of Fame
. Sending a big thank you for this generous opportunity!
Below, there is a colorful assortment of dyed rice that was used to make sensory bags for a scavenger hunt.

Rice Dying
Attention Babysitters and Soon-to-be-Babysitters
Class Starts in One Week!

Safe Sitter Class July 2022
Safe Sitter Class
Join Lifespan at the MLK Community Center on
Friday, July 22 (or August 12), from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
, to learn the skills and information you need to safely take care of a child including feeding, diapering, dealing with injuries and emergencies, and more.
For more information or to register for the class, please contact:
Jeanette Nessett at 444-8088 or by email at

Just 5 Days Away
LEAD Open House
Help us Spread the Word!

LEAD Open House
In the Pantry
Beverages and Cooking Staples Needed

food pantry items
The food pantry could use beverage donations such as coffee, tea and juices. All sizes and varieties are welcome.
Other items of need include baking and cooking essentials such as flour, sugar, spices, cooking oils, and baking mixes.

Please bring your donations to the Loading Dock
Monday – Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Would you like to help but prefer to give a monetary donation? Just click below.

Year-Round Job Opportunities at MLK: Join Our Team!

We are now accepting applications for:
Lead Preschool Teacher
Preschool Assistant Teacher
Summer Camp Counselor 21+
If you or someone you know wants to join our team, please visit our website to learn more about each role and how to apply.

Online registration is open
for Zumba, “Toning in ’22,” Yoga, Lunch & Learn, and Sabores Latinos online! With this system, you can conveniently register, reschedule, and cancel appointments at your convenience. We suggest you make an account for easy account management (after you sign up, it will prompt you).
If you aren’t able to register online, you are always able to contact Mel
via email
or by phone to register: (401) 846-4828 x124.
Facebook Groups: 
Check out our two private Facebook groups: one group for 
Parents & Families of MLK Students
, and one group for 
MLK Community Center Volunteers

Please join the conversation! 
  • Breakfast:
     Mon – Fri,
    7:30 – 9:00 am
    . Grab & go, or dine-in. 
    (Edward St. entrance)
  • Food Pantry:
     Mon, Wed, Fri 10 am – 2 pm; Wed evenings 4 pm – 6 pm
  • Food 2 Friends
     delivery for homebound seniors. 
    Contact Jose
     for more info
  • Mobile Food Pantry
    delivers food
    to communities throughout Newport County.
  • Daily Bread
    : Bread and other baked goods available free of charge Mon – Fri at the Marcus Wheatland Blvd entrance, while supplies last
  • Produce to the People
    weekly vegetable distribution on Tuesdays at Newport Heights 11am-1pm; the MLK Center, Thursdays 10 am to 1 pm or while supplies last; Fridays at Oxbow Farms, Middletown 11am – 1pm
  • Grab & Go Lunch

    Every Tuesday and Thursday
     from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Free! Rotating menu
  • Preschool 
    for registered students. DHS accepted & generous scholarships available. 
    Contact Tanya by 
    or by phone: (401) 846-4828 x117. 
  • After School 
    program for registered elementary school students. DHS accepted & generous scholarships available. 
    Contact Jeanine by 
     or by phone: (401) 846-4828 x209
  • LEAD – Peer Group for LGBTQQ+ Youth
    : On 
    Wednesdays at 3 pm
    , LGBTQQ+ youth are invited to join the LEAD Youth Peer Group at the MLK 
    (L.E.A.D. = Love, Equity, Acceptance, and Dreams).
     No RSVP necessary. 
    Please contact Mel with any questions: 
    or call (401) 846-4828 x124.
  • Yoga Class
    : Yoga is offered at the Center every Tuesday and Friday at
    8:30 am

    All skill levels & all community members welcome! 
     or with Mel: 
     or call (401) 846-4828 x124
  • Toning in ’22 Fitness Class
    : Every Wednesday at 8:30 am, t
    his full-body workout aims to improve balance, bone health, flexibility, and strength of participants in a safe, welcoming, and fun environment. All skill-levels & all community members welcome. 
     or with Mel: 
     or call (401) 846-4828 x124
  • Zumba Fitness Class
    : Every Monday morning at 8:30 am. All skill levels & all community members welcome. 
     or with Mel: 
     or call (401) 846-4828 x124. 
  • Free, Safe, and Confidential HIV & Hep C Testing
    : Get 
    tested for HIV & Hep C at the MLK
     by appointment every 2nd and 3rd Thursday of the month from 12 – 2 pm.
    This program is held in a confidential, private setting, separated from other Center programming. Participants are welcome to enter through the Center’s Edward St entrance, where someone from 
     will meet you at your appointment time. 
    To make an appointment: Call or 
    email APRI
    : (401) 831-5522
  • Sabores Latinos
    Todos los lunes a las 5 de la tarde, los que hablan español están invitados a Sabores Latinos, el club de cocinar de MLK ofrecido en español. Los participantes exploran recetas de todo el mundo latino, cocinan junto al instructor y se llevan a casa una comida para compartir con sus familias. Todos los que hablan español están invitados a atender y compartir.
    (401) 846-4828. 
  • LivFit Cooking & Nutrition
    : Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5 pm. to approximately 6 pm. Participants explore healthy, low-cost recipes using ingredients commonly found in the food pantry. Participants cook alongside the instructor, take home a meal for their families, and learn a new recipe. 
    RSVPs required with Kristin via 
    or text 
    (401) 368-7614
  • Lunch & Learn
     Registered seniors can enjoy a hearty meal, socialization, and a fun activity or informative speaker every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 12 pm. 
     or via 

    or call (401) 846-4828
  • Dolly Parton’s 
    Imagination Library
    , presented by the Bazarsky Family Foundation in partnership with the MLK Community Center, puts books into the hands and hearts of children all across Newport County. They partner with local communities to mail a hand-selected, age-appropriate, high-quality book each month to registered children from birth to age five, 
    completely free of cost & regardless of family income. 
    Registration & more info
  • Food Pantry Donations:
     We accept donations of non-perishable food, fresh produce, household cleaning and personal care items at our loading dock Mon – Fri 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Please ring the bell upon arrival.

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