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Week 8: Outdoors with the Friar family

Week of Monday, May 18

Shake off the cabin fever and get outside! The weather is warming up and summer is in the air. This week’s Friar T.I.E.S. content is designed to help you embrace your inner outdoorsman and help you stay healthy and happy. Follow along and you may get that energy boost you’ve been needing. 

Listen up: Going Yard with Chris Lambton ’99 
Live Now | Monday, May 18

In this pre-recorded episode of the Providence College Podcast, professional landscaper, media personality, and lifestyle expert Chris Lambton ’99 discusses the joys of reality show and “real life” landscaping, creating sustainable yards, and advice he gives to people eager to revamp their property. Lambton can be seen in the HGTV show “Going Yard” and on the DIY Network shows “Lawn and Order” and “Yard Crashers.”   

Growing Your Own Food: A Primer for Success
7 p.m. ET | Tuesday, May 19 

Michael Veracka ’79, an associate professor of urban horticulture and design at Farmingdale State College, will discuss the nuts and bolts of how to create a small garden designed to produce healthy, fresh, and affordable food. Veracka, whose teaching interests and design focus on sustainable design, edible landscaping, and the adaptive reuse of urban spaces, will discuss site selection for your garden, proper soil husbandry, seed starting techniques, tips for sourcing plants, and scheduling advice to keep your garden producing all season long.

Please note: This video session will be recorded for archival and promotional purposes. Please disable your video/audio if you would like to participate but would prefer to be excluded from the recording.  

A Hoppy Hour Q&A with Rhode Island’s Brewers 
5 p.m. ET | Thursday, May 21 

Cate Latz ’13 & ’17G, the Instagrammer behind the popular account One Latz Beer, will host a Q&A with friends in the craft beer industry complete with tips on how to enjoy your beer to the fullest this summer. Bring your favorite beverage to this casual 21+ meet-up.

Guests include:    

  • Jeremy Duffy ’93, owner of The Guild  
  • Matt Gray ’02, owner of Ragged Island Brewing  
  • Paul Endes, Jr. ’08, visual artist and designer, Beer on Earth 
  • Kevin Ryan, co-founder and CEO of Service Brewing Co.  

Please note: This video session will be recorded for archival and promotional purposes. Please disable your video/audio if you would like to participate but would prefer to be excluded from the recording.  

#FriarFriday: Share your PC Curb Appeal 
All day | Friday, May 22 

Do you have a PC flag decorating your backyard? Have you been passing the time playing games on your PC cornhole set? Is your whole house black and white? Share it! Your #FriarFriday challenge this week is to show off how your Friar pride has invaded your home. Share a photo, tag  @pc_alumni on Twitter or @provcollege_alumni on Instagram, and we may feature your posts on our accounts.   

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Set Sail with Providence College

Learn more about the College’s sailing team with this pre-recorded video that is sure to leave you calling for the sea.

Have a healthy summer with Jak Wawrzyniak ’15 & ’17G

Have a healthy summer with Jak

Jak Wawrzyniak ’15 & ’17G wowed the alumni community with his insightful workout tips and nutrition advice on the PC Alumni Instagram story. Watch the full takeover and learn how you can make this summer the healthiest one yet.   

All about summer treats

Friars must have a sweet tooth because there are two summer treats with a PC connection. Learn more about Amanda Klane ’08, founder of Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt, and David Cass ’04, owner of Tricycle Ice Cream.