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The North Providence Breeze 11-07-2018

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NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | NOVEMBER 7-13, 2018 NORTH PROVIDENCE 17 Annual Bazaar at Our Saviour's Parish, 500 Smithfield Road, Woonsocket, Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Polish food will be available for eat in or take out. A silent auction will include a 2013 Tom Brady alternate signed jersey. Also, gourmet pastries, children's games, Christmas gifts, and raffles. Family Festival and Craft Show at Immaculate Conception School, 235 Garden Hills Drive, Cranston, Friday, 5-9 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday night bingo, penny social, wine pull, cash raffle, food, straw pull, Immaculate Conception Bake Shoppe, more than 20 vendors and Saturday kids crafts. Harvest Bazaar at Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Centre, 262 Poplar Street, Woonsocket, Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Gift wares, large raffles, bake sale, Chinese auction, refresh- ments, and more. All proceeds ben- efit Haven of Grace and Woonsocket Senior Center. Christmas Bazaar at St. Eugene Church, 1251 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Baked goods table, penny social, door prizes, gift baskets, white elephant table, crafts, money tree, straw game, music, pictures with Santa, face paint- ing, raffles and more. Food available for purchase. Holiday Bazaar and Indoor Yard Sale hosted by the Burrillville Historical & Preservation Society at the Bridgeton School, 16 Laurel Hill Ave., Pascoag, Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Crafts, holiday gifts, penny social, bake sale with fresh baked apple pies and more, book sale. 61st Annual Snowflake Bazaar at Sts. John & Paul Parish, 341 South Main St., Coventry, Saturday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., and Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Gifts, jewelry, knitted articles, religious items, sports memorabilia and more, Straw Draw game, wine prizes, lotteries, a penny social, raffles and cake bingo. Photos with Santa, arts and crafts, and games in Twinkle Town. Santa's Snack Shop kitchen is open for breakfast and lunch. Credit cards are now accepted this year. Holiday Craft Bazaar at St. Matthew Trinity Lutheran Church, 690 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, Friday, 4-8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. A bake sale will be held Saturday morn- ing. Parking is plentiful on the First and Liberty Street sides. The church is fully handicapped accessible. Call 401-723-5632. Wednesday, Nov. 14 Holiday Craft Bazaar at the Leon Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main St., Pawtucket, Wednesday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Crafts, bake sale, gift raffles and more. Call 401-728-7582. BAZAARS From Page 13 for supporting our North Providence Breeze advertisers. They make this free newspaper possible! thank you PROVIDENCE – Paul Mecurio calls it "over-political correctness," and he says people in general, and comedians especially, need to push back on it. "There's no nuance of thought anymore," says the New York- based comedian/actor and North Providence native, who will bring his one-man "Paul Mecurio's Permission to Speak" tour to the Comedy Connection in Providence this weekend. Everyone today has a voice because of social media, and many people misuse it simply to exert power and control, inserting them- selves into situations that don't involve them just for attention, says Mecurio. "They've figured out that they can start to create controversy that's not there," he told The Breeze. People today have such reflexive reactions to certain words, he added. Sometimes saying someone is Italian is just saying someone's Italian. Sometimes saying a Chinese man was born in China is nothing more. What he's found is that many of the people getting offended by jokes at a comedy club are those under 30, said Mecurio. He can tell when someone attends one of his shows just to hijack it with feigned offense, he said, and he'll tell them to leave or shut up. Mecurio, whose mom Tina Mecurio owns Kam's Furniture on Mineral Spring Avenue, has been in the movie, "Chuck," has a pod- cast filled with famous names, and has made multiple appearances on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert." Paul Mecurio's Permission to Speak is an immersive show, star- ring the audience and award-win- ning Mecurio. Everyone has a story and in this unscripted, audience interactive experience. Mecurio randomly selects certain audi- ence members, improvises with them on stage and through simple conversation "draws out amaz- ing, funny and eye-opening stories about people's lives and what they think without feeling boxed in by contrived political correctness." Mecurio can guarantee this is a show the audience has never seen before. Mecurio has three shows this weekend, one Friday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m., and two more on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 and 10 p.m. General admission, $20. Visit www. ricomedyconnection.com for more. NP native Mecurio takes tour to Comedy Connection By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com MECURIO Place your classified ad online at valleybreeze.adperfect.com We want your Holiday Drawings! Send or drop off entries to: HOLIDAY DRAWINGS c/o The Valley Breeze Newspapers, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite #204, Lincoln, RI 02865. fill our pages with your drawings this holiday season. Please draw your best Christmas Holiday season picture and send it to us. We'll select drawings to be published in our newspapers between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Thousands of local people will get to see your beautiful work – with the little artist's name included, of course! Any young artist, age 4 through 12, may enter. Send us a clean drawing on a sheet of 8.5"X11" plain white paper. Make it colorful! It may be religious or non-religious. All drawings are welcome. Please include your age, name, and complete address with telephone number on the back of your drawing. PLEASE HURRY! You must send us your drawing (or drop it off to our office) by Friday, November 23, 2018 at 5 p.m. All drawings become the property of The Valley Breeze Newspapers and entry grants us permission to use in our newspapers. Children from the towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, North Smithfield, Woonsocket, Blackstone, Smithfield, Scituate, Foster, Glocester, North Providence and Pawtucket are eligible to enter. THANK YOU! Hey Kids...please help

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