In an effort to connect the community with locally owned and run businesses in northern Newport County, the vendors and EFC North worship campus at Patriots Plaza in Portsmouth will be opening their doors this Saturday, August 25 from 9am to noon for a family friendly Open House. This casual event will give folks an opportunity to view and experience the many family-centric services offered at the plaza, including math tutoring, salon, dance, sewing, knitting, accessories and personal gift items, as well as contemporary worship. Along with raffles, giveaways, tours and the introduction of the many new program and services available, hot coffee, fresh baked donuts, juice and popcorn will be served.

What: Patriots Plaza Open House
When: Saturday, August 25; 9am to noon (photos available any time)
Where: 14 Potomac Road, Portsmouth (Corner of East Main Rd and Potomac Rd)

Participants include:

  • Alves & Company, 401-683-4827
  • EFC North Campus Church, 401-293-5170,
  • Mathnasium, 401-683-6284,
  • Stage Door Dance, 401-683-5299,
  • Steph’s Salon & Spa, 401-293-5537, www.stefssalonandspacom
  • The Stitchery, 401-556-5543,

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