Holiday News Bites: Junior League of Rhode Island, The Grange for Southside Community Land Trust, Easy Entertaining Inc.

by David Dadekian
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Junior League of Rhode Island

Shop with a Cause this Holiday Season with the Junior League of Rhode Island, Inc.’s Online Charity Auction
2nd Annual Holiday Auction at to Benefit Local Charities

The Junior League of RI, Inc. (JLRI), is pleased to announce the return of its online charity auction this holiday season, taking place Friday, November 29th through Friday, December 13th. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the JLRI and the work it does in the community, including its current focus of empowering young adults who are aging out of the Foster Care System in Rhode Island. For more information, please visit

Hosted on, a charitable e-commerce company that connects fundraisers, cause-conscious shoppers and socially responsible businesses, this unique holiday shopping experience will give participants the opportunity to bid on unique gifts and experiences, such as spa treatments, boat cruises, and an African safari, all for a great cause!

The JLRI will host a holiday auction social with live bidding and “buy it now” opportunities for last minute shoppers on Thursday, December 12th from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Jacky’s Waterplace in Providence, featuring complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

The Grange Presents An Evening of Thanks and Giving to benefit Southside Community Land Trust

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Easy Entertaining Inc.

Easy Entertaining Inc. Launches One Stop Shop for All Your Holiday Needs!

Easy Entertaining has launched a glamorous holiday center for all your party needs. The team has put together three all-new menus and a new venue rental package for the holidays. Easy Entertaining has assembled the perfect locavore menus featuring pick up platters, passed apps and plated dinners. “We are thrilled to help our fantastic clients celebrate – locavore style. We have a wide variety of menus to choose from this year. From an elegant cocktail soiree to simple gourmet pick-up menus – we have you covered! I couldn’t be more excited.” Said Katie Roberts, owner & Chef at Easy Entertaining Inc.

Easy Entertaining’s Plated Holiday Soiree menu starts with a locavore station featuring assorted grilled pizzas, homespun pickled vegetables, and homespun chicken pate with sweet onion jam topper. Entreés include Rosemary & Balsamic grilled Baffoni Farm chicken breast, pumpkin risotto, New England Fisherman’s Stew, 100% Angus Blackbird Farms roast beef, espresso & cocoa rubbed sustainable pork loin, and Homespun Tuscan ragu with Blackbird beef & pork. The meal ends with a selection of desserts.

If you just need platters for your guests, choose from the “Local to You Winter Holiday” Menu with platters, petite bites, wraps & sandwiches, select entrees & sides along with breakfast items to cater or supplement your next soiree.

If your holiday party needs more of a “Gatsby” feel, Easy Entertaining’s “Holiday Cheer Sustainable Cocktail Soirees” menu features hot and cold local appetizers that include their signature Homemade Potato Chip Bar, Homespun Medi Chicken Meatballs, and Petit Chicken Tacos, just to name a few. Add a raw bar to your holiday party with Matunick oysters, or local littlenecks. Add on one of our live action stations where guests can fix their own Tacos, enjoy southern delights, or savor warm creamy risottos. (Packages are recommended and Bar services is available.)

All of these menus are available to be used at either your home or Easy Entertaining’s unique 2400 square foot venue, located in the heart of Providence’s west side featuring original hard wood floors and private parking with accommodations for up to 90 guests. For more information about Easy Entertaining’s Holiday Center go to their website at!holiday-central/c22pc or call 401.437.6090 or email

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