7/8/22 3..2..1 Blastoff! We Launched a New Website


🚀 3..2..1..Blastoff! We’ve launched a new website in multiple languages

Friday, July 8, 2022

We Have A New Website!
Choose to View it in English, Spanish, or Portuguese

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new website. In the upper right corner of the home page, you can now select to
view the entire website it in English, Portuguese or Spanish
. This is just one of our efforts to make our information and programs more inclusive and accessible to more people than ever before! Please let us know what you think of it. Email comments to Kim at

Website in spanish
Next Wednesday, July 13, 4:30 p.m.
Live From the Loading Dock with Newport Classical

Don’t forget to bring your lawn chair or blanket. It’s free-of-charge and everyone is welcome.

Join us on
Wednesday, July 13, at 4:30 p.m
. for our Live From the Loading Dock concert featuring
Newport Classical
They will be performing some favorite music from the movies.
Enjoy some good food during the concert too! We will be serving sausage, pepper & onion sandwiches, hotdogs, and veggie burgers.

It’s MLK’s 100th Birthday!
Save the Date for Our Centennial Celebration

Summer Camp Highlights
Week 2: July 5-8

camper with crab
It’s marine biology week and campers explored the beaches at Fort Adams. This camper captured an Asian Shore Crab!

Dance with Revka
So much joy! Each week campers get to dance with

Above, campers are spreading joy by greeting neighbors that pass by Cardine’s park.
Below, campers are exploring Newport’s urban forest in Miantonomi Park with the
Newport Tree Conservancy

Miantonomi Park
One Week ‘Til Summer Fitness Challenge!

Summer Fitness Challenge
Summer Fitness Challenge
with Dr. Matt Sweeney
This one-hour class is a six week series offered Mondays beginning July 18.
Whether you are an avid athlete, you’ve never worked out, or you fall somewhere in between, this class is for you.
Come get fit for the summer! This class will utilize concepts of strength, conditioning, fat burning, and muscle gain. You will work hard but you will also have a lot of fun.
This is a six week commitment. Please
register online
. If you have questions, please call Mel at 401-846-4828 ext.124 or email

MLK Friends Dinner
A Feast To Remember

Chicken Parm

Don Fitzpatrick
If you missed the last MLK Friends Dinner, you missed a feast to remember. Local chef, Don Fitzpatrick made a delicious meal of chicken parmesan, salad, rolls, and chocolate chip cookies.

chocolate chip cookie
Community members
Mark your calendars now for the next MLK Friends dinner. It is the
last Wednesday of every month at 5:30 p.m.
Dine in with us or get take out while supplies last. Please use the Edward Street Entrance.

Attention Babysitters and Soon-to-be-Babysitters
This Class is for You!

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

LEAD Open House

LEAD Open House
In the Pantry
Cereal and Canned Proteins Needed

Canned Protein
Canned proteins including SPAM, tuna, chicken, beef, etc. are in demand. Cereal is still very much needed to supplement breakfast foods while school is out. Any and all varieties of canned protein and cereal are accepted.

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