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By: Rhode Island News
01:00 AM EDT on Sunday, March 28, 2010
Traditional Cambodian performance set
A traditional Cambodian oral performance by touring artists will be presented Saturday afternoon at the headquarters of the Socio-Economic Development Center for Southeast Asians, 270 Elmwood Ave., Providence.
Khmer oral tradition includes folklore and fables expressed through poems, chanting, and “smot,” which is an ancient form of funerary singing. The performance will take its inspiration from “O! Maha Mount Dangrek,” a collection of poetry by the late Venerable Ly Van, a Buddhist monk who survived the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. The title refers to the mountainous plateau between the Cambodia-Thailand border that refugees were forced to climb to escape the Khmer Rouge.
The event, which begins at 2 p.m., is free to the public.
Central Falls High football reunion
A reunion is being planned for the hundreds of football players, cheerleaders and coaches who were part of the Central Falls Lions team anytime between 1971 and 1986. The reunion will be held May 8 at the Madeira Club in Central Falls. Those who would like to attend should send a $20 check made out to the Central Falls Lions Reunion to Michelle Bryan at the Dexter Credit Union, 934 Dexter St., Central Falls 02863.
Those who have memorabilia, photos or video from that period should call one of the football reunion organizers: Bruce Ogni at 533-4459; John Burns, 486-1995 or Sue (Folan) Levasseur, 678-6314.
‘Privacy in the Digital Age’ discussion
“Privacy in the Digital Age” will be the topic of an open discussion Wednesday at the University of Rhode Island’s campus in Kingston. The 6 p.m. panel discussion, “Your Life is an Open (Face)book, ” will include Robert Ellis Smith, publisher of the Privacy Journal; Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch; and Jason Pina, new assistant vice president for student affairs at URI.
Sponsored by the URI library information literacy instructors, the panel will explore privacy rights guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment and the phenomenon of electronic surveillance, consumer loyalty cards, airport body scanners, social networks and other digital technologies.
The event will take place in Swan Hall auditorium at 60 Upper College Rd.
Nursing scholarships available
Students in Rhode Island schools of nursing, including degree, diploma and practical nursing programs, may apply for scholarships from the Nursing Foundation of Rhode Island. The scholarships, ranging from $500 to $1,000, will be awarded on the basis of financial need and grades. Preference is given to full-time students who are in the latter half of their studies.
The application deadline for practical nurse students is May 1; for RN students, June 1. For applications and details, visit
Workshop covers talking to children
Parents who need tips on how to talk to their children about sensitive topics, including sex, bullying, use of the Internet, and dating abuse, may be interested in a two-part workshop April 15 and 22 at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the Pawtucket Public Library, 13 Summer St.
Registration is required. Call Stephanie Marro at (401) 455-3890 or (401) 455-3880, ext. 252.
Those who participate in both workshops will receive a $25 gift card.
Compiled by Stephanie McKenna

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