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February 23

*The Rhode Island Food Strategy: Context and How It Relates to You, A Newport Eats Talk, Newport

February 24

*Colonial Candlemaking , Smithfield

February 25

*Savoring Federal Hill: An Insider's Culinary Tour, Providence

*23rd Annual Woonsocket Mardi Gras, Woonsocket

*25th Annual Cajun and Zydeco Mardi Gras Ball, Cranston

February 26

*Valley Talks, Woonsocket

March 1

*Cultural Connections Meet and Greet, Newport

*Governor Stephen Hopkins House Tours, Providence

*Streets of South Kingstown: The Meanings Behind the Monikers, Kingston, South Kingstown

March 4-5

*Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours, Newport

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February 23rd in Rhode Island history*

1784

*Prompted in part by the heroic service of blacks in the Revolutionary struggle, the Rhode Island Legislature passes the Negro Emancipation Act. It provides for the gradual abolition of slavery—all children born of slaves after March 1, 1784, will be freed at the age of twenty-one for boys and eighteen for girls.

1943

*Registration day for food ration books.

2006

*A Rhode Island jury becomes the first in the country to find major paint companies liable for creating a public nuisance by selling lead-based paints.

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