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The Valley Breeze & Observer 10-18-2018

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VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER LIVING EDITION | OCTOBER 17-23, 2018 ENTERTAINMENT 3 BRT presents McManus and Toaspern Saturday CUMBERLAND – Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., will present guitarist Tony McManus with Julia Toaspern on Saturday, Oct. 20. McManus has come to be recog- nized throughout the world as the leading guitarist in Celtic music, according to event organizers, and has been named among Guitar Player Magazine's 50 Best Acoustic Guitarists of all time. Joining him will be Toaspern, a multi-talented musician from Berlin who combines classical training on violin and voice with a wide interest in genres such as jazz, baroque and traditional music. McManus and Toaspern's twin guitar treatment of traditional music is unique and each supports the other in exploring the harmonic pos- sibilities of these old, and not so old, tunes. Toaspern's violin can morph into a fiddle as she weaves from Italian madrigal to Scottish reel. As a singer, her songs go to the heart of love and loss, hope and survival and are inflected with musical influences from an eclectic experience of musi- cal life. Admission is $16 in advance and $20 on the day of the show. For reservations or information, call 401- 725-9272. Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., Cumberland, will present guitarist TONY MCMANUS with JULIA TOASPERN on Saturday, Oct. 20. Admission is $16 in advance and $20 on the day of the show. For reservations or information call Blackstone River Theatre at 401-725- 9272. MoWC will host sci-fi film festival Oct. 25 WOONSOCKET – The Museum of Work & Culture, 42 South Main St., will host a Flickers' Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Film Festival event on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. The museum will screen a collection of sci-fi and fan- tasy films from around the world, including: • "Gadhedo:" Directed by Jai Sharma of India. • "Hunting Season:" Directed by Shannon Kohli of Canada. • "Time Traveler:" Directed by Stephen Kenny of Ireland. • "Paleonaut:" Directed by Eric McEver of England. • "Funeral:" Directed by Leah Shore of the USA. • "Chose Mentale:" Directed by William Laboury of France. Admission is $10, and tick- ets are available online at squareup.com/store/mowc or at the door. Hauntings by Night – The Corpse that Drove a Hearse, and Other Macabre Tales LINCOLN – On Saturday, Oct. 20, the Blackstone Valley Historical Society will present author Jim Ignasher at North Gate, 1873 Louisquisset Pike, at 7 p.m. Truth can often be stranger than fiction, and New England certainly has its tales of the unusual and the bizarre. For example, a medi- cal student who brought to life the corpse of a beautiful woman and then married her. Or the group of people who made a living by being buried alive. These and other stories will be brought to life at North Gate by Ignasher swears these are not fiction, but historically documented cases, virtually forgotten until he again brings them to life. Ignasher became interested in history as a teenager, and began writing and giving talks on local history. He is very active in the Historical Society of Smithfield, writes a monthly column for Smithfield Times maga- zine, and keeps a web site called New England Aviation History, keeping alive little- know local stories of aeronau- tical stories. This event is for adults only. Visit www.bvhsri.org . Blackstone Culinaria to visit Tavern on Main Oct. 24 PAWTUCKET – The Blackstone Culinaria Food Tour will visit Tavern on Main, 1157 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. The event will include a meal of parmesan encrusted shrimp over risotto with pink vodka sauce and a salad. Following the meal, there will be a special presentation by author and paranormal expert Tom D'Agostino who will speak on the ghosts of the Tavern on Main. Advance reservations are required. Visit www. blackstoneculinaria.com for tickets. Celebrate International Observe the Moon Night at Seagrave Observatory SCITUATE – Seagrave Memorial Observatory, 47 Peeptoad Road, will celebrate International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. Organizers say observato- ries around the world will be viewing the moon, in its wax- ing gibbous phase. Seagrave Observatory will have its 1878 8-inch Clark refractor and its other tele- scopes open for the evening. Members of Skyscrapers Inc. will be available to interpret your observations. Visit www. theskyscrapers.org .

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