Thursday Five: Money Management, Job Training, School's Out, Tax Filing Help

Enjoy the rest of the winter vacation week, and check out these things to know:


Money Management Training - The More for Your Money Program is offering FREE workshops to help individuals in areas such astracking spending, creating a budget, learning to save, opening and managing a checking account,understanding credit and credit scores and more. The next 4-week workshop series will be heldat Family Resources Community Action, 65 Main St. Woonsocket, RI beginning Wednesday, March 13 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. Participants can also receive individualized financial coaching.For more information or to register for the training, contact Monah Rhodes at 401-235-6081 ormrhodes@famresri.org.

For more information about other FRCA financial stability, employment & training, career advancementand other programs to support and strengthen individuals, call 401-766-0900 or visit www.famresri.org

Job training - looking for a new career? Attend an information session on CCF's job training programs held every Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Chaplin Perez Community Center 37 Center St. E-mail Heidi Collins at hcollins@ccfcenter.org with any questions.

School's out: Winter recess is this week, so watch out on the roads today. There won't be buses to look out for this morning, but kids might be out and about exercising their free time.

Free Tax Services Connecting for Children & Families (CCF) is reopening its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site in Woonsocket.  The VITA program provides free tax preparation for families with income less than $50,000.  The tax preparers are trained and certified by IRS to do federal and state taxreturns.  This free service is available Mondays – Fridays 9:30 AM to 2:30 p.m. and Thursday 5 to 8 p.m. at the Hope Street Family Center at 46 Hope Street, Woonsocket. Call Zoya at (401) 766-3384 for an appointment or more information.   

Porketa - Tickets are now on sale for the Woonsocket Rotary Porketa 

Monday, March 11, 6 p.m., at the Elks Hall, 368 Social St. They'll put you back $20, and you'llneed to find a rotary member to buy them


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