It's all here!
April 2nd - April 5th, 2020
It's all here!
April 2nd - April 5th, 2020
Thursday, April 2
Thursday
April 2
12pm - 9pm
12p - 9p

Friday, April 3
Friday
April 3
12pm - 9pm
12p - 9p

Saturday, April 4
Saturday
April 4
10am - 9pm
10a - 9p

Sunday, April 5
Sunday
April 5
10am - 5pm
10a - 5p

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RIBA Home Show Sponsor – RI Kitchen & Bath

Friday, April 6th

Butterfly Presentation
Michelle Mensinger
Friday: 2:00pm – 2:45pm
Michelle Mensinger will present a power point presentation on “BUTTERFLIES OF NEW ENGLAND AND THEIR HOST PLANTS”. The presentation will include beautiful photos of adult butterflies, caterpillars, and the plants that host their larvae. The program will also include photos of butterfly gardens. Attendees will learn which plants they should add to their gardens to attract these flying jewels.
Designer Tips for Your Forever Home
Prudence Stoddard | RI Kitchen & Bath
Friday: 3:00pm – 3:45pm
The homes we love often require modifications to be make every day living more accommodating as we age. Just like other aspects of retirement, this requires planning! RI Kitchen & Bath’s award-winning designers will discuss the improvements you can make NOW to make your home safer and more convenient for when the time comes. We’ll share creative ways to combine function, style, and features that are safe AND attractive!
What Cheer Flower Farm
Shelby Doggett | What Cheer Flower Farm
Friday: 6:00pm – 6:45pm

Shelby Doggett, Executive Director of What Cheer Flower farm will talk about their endeavor to share flowers with those in need and how the farm works in order to achieve this goal; What Cheer Flower Farm is a 501c3 nonprofit founded in 2017 with the purpose of growing, rescuing and giving flowers away to those in need. In 2019 alone, they donated 44,500 flowers to people who deserve more joy in their life.

“Flowers bring a deep sense of solace and joy. Flowers are healing. Giving someone a bouquet acknowledges their worth. It says, “You matter. You deserve beauty. You are cared for.”

Saturday, April 7th

Student Design Demonstration
Floriculture Students working with Elaine Dichiara
Saturday: 11:00am – 11:45am
Join a relaxed forum with an experienced designer working live with novice designers. Learn alongside our volunteers as designers Blakely Szosz and Elaine Dichiara use different types of mechanics and various approaches to floral design that you can use at home. Hand tied bouquets, the incorporation of dried materials, and other current floraculture trends will be discussed as alternatives to the use of floral foam.
Designer Trends for Your Kitchen & Bath
Kingsley Catalucci & Billie Senzek | RI Kitchen & Bath
Saturday: 12:00pm – 12:45pm
Thinking of a kitchen or bath remodel? This creative workshop, hosted by RI Kitchen & Bath’s award-winning designers will highlight the latest in kitchen and bath layouts, interior design styles, and material options. Learn the latest in finishes, colors and design, not to mention technology. Bring your questions and be prepared to be inspired!
Opening the Garden in Spring
Lee Menard | URI Master Gardener
Saturday: 12:00pm – 12:45pm
Our gardens resemble us in a number of ways. Just as we have routines – as the seasons pass, so do our gardens. Learn how we are related and you’ll be “Springing into Gardening,” before you know it!
Student Floral Demonstration
Floriculture Students working with Blakely Szosz
Saturday: 2:00pm – 2:45pm
Join a relaxed forum with an experienced designer working live with novice designers. Learn alongside our volunteers as designers Blakely Szosz and Elaine Dichiara use different types of mechanics and various approaches to floral design that you can use at home. Hand tied bouquets, the incorporation of dried materials, and other current floraculture trends will be discussed as alternatives to the use of floral foam.
Container Gardening
Richard Suls & Stephanie Serino | URI Master Gardeners
Saturday: 3:00pm – 3:45pm
Get the most out of your space and brighten up your deck, patio or yard. Learn techniques for successful container gardening – Explore growing herbs, annuals and vegetables in containers. Learn what plants work best in the sun or shade. Come have fun, think creative.

Sunday, April 8th

Techniques on Designing without the Use of Floral Foam
Judy Gray
Sunday: 12:00pm – 12:45pm
Because of the concerns over floral foam, many florists and designers are taking an important stand against its use and are utilizing other, safer, methods.
How to Create Your Dream Kitchen
Erika Pearson & Stephanie McShane
Sunday: 1:00pm – 1:45pm
Your kitchen is the soul of your home; therefore, careful planning is required to ensure your new kitchen will be both beautiful and highly functional. From creating an efficient workspace, to maximizing storage, selecting the right countertop, and more, learn the top secrets from RI Kitchen & Bath’s award-winning designers on how simple changes can make a big (and unexpected) impact!
SHOW TIMES
Thursday, April 7 12pm - 9pm
Friday, April 8 12pm - 9pm
Saturday, April 9 10am - 9pm
Sunday, April 10 10am - 5pm
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