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The Valley Breeze & Observer 11-28-2018

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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38 CHRISTMAS IN THE VALLEY 2018 NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 5, 2018 | THE VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER Winter Wonderland in Slater Memorial Park, Armistice Boulevard, Pawtucket, 4-8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 1-2, and 8-9. More than 500 illuminated, decorated trees. Heated entertainment tent with performers from local school groups, dance studios, and choral groups. Visit with Santa, enjoy hay- rides, train rides, a talking snowman, face painting, children's craft tables, a food court, and 25-cent rides on the Looff Carousal. Visit www.winterwon- derlandpawtucket.com . Smithfield's "All-Lit-Up" Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting starts at 4 p.m. from the Smithfield Senior Center at Deerfield Park, pro- ceeds down Route 116, to the Village Green across from the fire station in Greenville, where the Christmas tree will be lit. Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy musical performances. Visit https://tinyurl.com/y72wq3ky . American Girl Doll Christmas Party at the historic Hearthside House mansion on Great Road in Lincoln, features story time, refresh- ments, sing-along, and a visit with Santa. For girls 5-10 years old and their parents who are members of Hearthside. Limited seating at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Advance tickets only. Visit www.hearthsidehouse.org . Arnold Mills Community House Holiday Gift Shop, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., corner of Hillside and Abbott Run Valley roads, Cumberland. Shop for locally made arts and crafts from area artisans, along with seasonal items, knits, jew- elry, baked goods, original artwork and more. Also, Sunday, Dec. 2. Visit www.amchri.org . "The Nutcracker," presented by Franklin Performing Arts Company, 7:30 p.m., at Franklin High School, 218 Oak St., Franklin, Mass. Also, Sunday at 2 p.m. A holiday classic featuring a professional orchestra, spe- cial guest artists and more than 100 area dancers. For tickets, call 508-528- 3370 or visit www.fpaconline.com . Newport Historical Society's annual Holiday Open House – Visit the 1739 Colony House on Washington Square from 3-5 p.m. Hear hymns performed by costumed interpreters that were once sung in colonial Newport. A handout with lyrics will be provided, audience par- ticipation is encouraged. Admission is free, donations are welcome. Christmas in Newport's official open- ing and tree lighting ceremony in Washington Square follows. Holiday Victorian Tea at the historic Proctor Mansion Inn, 36 Common St., Wrentham, Mass., 2-4 p.m. Entertainment by the Victorian Christmas Carolers. Tickets $45. Call 608-259-5160 or visit www.proctor- mansioninn.com . Sunday, Dec. 2 Cumberland-Lincoln Community Chorus Holiday Concert at Georgiaville Baptist Church, 100 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, 3 p.m. Free admission; goodwill offer- ing. www.clccmusic.org . An Old-Fashioned Christmas by Candlelight at the historic Hearthside House mansion, 677 Great Road, Lincoln, 2-6 p.m. Also Dec. 8-9, 2-6 p.m. Visit with Santa, listen to seasonal sounds on the harp (piano on Sunday), and take a self-guided tour of the festively decorated man- sion. Adults $10, youth and members $5, free for younger than 10. Pullen's Corner Schoolhouse will be open 1-5 p.m., Dec. 2, 9; and 3-6 p.m. Dec. 8. Call 401-726-0597 or visit www. hearthsidehouse.org . Christmas Open House at the historic Smith Appleby House Museum, 220 Stillwater Road, Smithfield, 1-4 p.m. Visit with Santa and enjoy hot cocoa and Christmas cookie decorating in the barn and see the more than 300-year-old farm house decorated for the holidays. Admission $5 adults, children admit- ted free. No reservations needed. Call 401-231-7363 or visit www.smithapple- byhouse.org . Lessons and Carols, an evening of choreographed performances of song, music, dance and prayer, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Mount Saint Charles Academy, 800 Logee St., Woonsocket. The Donny & Marie Holiday Tour at Foxwoods Casino, Grand Theater. 6 p.m. Tickets $79 to $109. Christmas Cookie Stroll at Wright's Dairy Farm, 200 Woonsocket Hill Road, North Smithfield, noon-3 p.m. Get a behind the scenes look at the bakery. Tables of fresh-baked Christmas cookies setup to create a Christmas cookie box (for purchase, by the pound). Also, Christmas music, hot chocolate, holiday gifts and more. Christmas Tree Lighting at Cumberland Fire Department, Station 5, 50 Arnold Mills Road, Cumberland, 6 p.m. Santa will be there to greet the kids. There will be refreshments and fire trucks. Santa will have small gifts for the kids. Holiday on the Common in North Smithfield, at the Congregational Church, 25 Green St., Slatersville, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tree lighting ceremony and visits with Santa, as well as crafts, carol- ing, cookies and hot chocolate. North Smithfield High School Jazz Band will also perform. Monday, Dec. 3 Vienna Boys Choir Holiday Celebration, 7:30 p.m., at McVinney Auditorium, Providence. The angelic-voiced musicians of the Vienna Boys Choir celebrate the magic of the holiday season with a program of Austrian folk songs, clas- sical masterpieces, Christmas hymns, and holiday carols. Tickets are $69- $89 at www.mcvinneyauditorium.org or by calling 401-278-4588. Tuesday, Dec. 4 Trim your own beautiful tabletop boxwood tree during a "class/party" at St. Ann Arts & Cultural Center. Presented twice by Ann Jalette from Vose True Value Hardware, at 1 and again at 6 p.m. Light buffet included. Tickets are $45 (or $50 if you want lights on your tree!) Wednesday, Dec. 5 "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – The Musical" will be presented at the VETS, Providence, at 7 p.m. Tickets $32 to $62 each. Thursday, Dec. 6 Cherish The Ladies – A Celtic Christmas Celebration, at the Blackstone River Theatre. 8 p.m. Tickets $35 in advance; $38 at the door. Beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step danc- ing – Celtic style! Candlelight Shopping and Festival of Lights in the historic village of Chepachet, along Main Street, Route 44, Glocester, 5-9 p.m. Participating merchants offer holi- day goods and refreshments, enjoy strolling carolers, bell-ringers and entertainment along the decorated sidewalks, and more. Also, Thursdays, Dec. 13 and 20. Photo-op with Santa Dec. 20 at Masonic Hall. Visit www. candlelightshopping.com . Darlene Love Holiday Show, at the Greenwich Odeum, East Greenwich, 8 p.m. Tickets $60 to $78. Friday, Dec. 7 The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops, at the Stadium Theatre, 8 p.m. Joined by a chorus and soloists. Presented by The Valley Breeze. Tickets $26, $31 and $36. Lunasa – Christmas from Ireland with special guest Ashley Davis. at the Blackstone River Theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets $30 in advance; $35 at the door. Mannheim Steamroller Christmas at PPAC, Providence. Tickets $37 to $77 each. 18th annual North Scituate Village Candlelight Stroll sponsored by the Scituate Business Association, Friday, 3-9 p.m, Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., throughout the historic Scituate Village. Tree lighting, trolley rides, Victorian carol- ers, living nativity, a special storyteller Friday evening at the library, break- fast with Santa on Saturday, crafters' wares at North Scituate Community House, local church bazaars, holiday shopping and more. Showing of the film "Spirit of Christmas" at the Proctor Mansion, 36 Common St., Wrentham, Mass., Fridays, Dec. 7, 28 and Jan. 11. This Lifetime network movie was filmed primarily at the Proctor Mansion. Cash bar will be available and com- plimentary popcorn offered. There is no charge for this event but RSVP is required by calling 877-384-1861. Visit www.proctormansioninn.com . "It's A Wonderful Life" presented by Rhode Island Stage Ensemble at The RISE Playhouse, 142 Clinton St., Woonsocket. Fridays and Saturdays, Dec. 7-8, 14-15, at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, Dec. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. Available at the door at in advance at www.ristage.org . Saturday, Dec. 8 Art Providence Holiday Show at the Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, Saturday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m.- 5p.m. Art, craft and design show featuring nearly 200 local and national artists. Visit www.ArtProvidenceShow.com . 4th Annual Cookie Walk Fundraiser at the Blackstone Public Library, 86 Main St., Blackstone, Mass., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Take a stroll among tables of homemade cookies and select from a wide variety available to purchase for $7 per pound. Library will provide the cookie containers. Come early for best selection, or place an order in advance. Cash or check only. Proceeds go to programming and events at the library. Call Ellen at 508- 883-1931 for information or to donate cookies. Winter Wonderland in Slater Memorial Park, Armistice Boulevard, Pawtucket, 4-8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. More than 500 illuminated, decorated trees. Heated entertainment tent with perform- ers from local school groups, dance studios, and choral groups. Visit with Santa, enjoy hayrides, train rides, a talking snowman, face painting, chil- dren's craft tables, a food court, and 25-cent rides on the Looff Carousal. Visit www.winterwonderlandpawtuck- et.com for a full schedule of events. Annual Christmas Cookie Sale at Georgiaville Baptist Church, 100 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, 9 a.m. until it's sold out. Proceeds benefit Sunday School programs and activi- ties. For more information call 401- 486-4775. "Humbug!," presented by Franklin Performing Arts Company, From preceding page Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., Cumberland, will present CHERISH THE LADIES – A CELTIC CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m. Tickets $35 in advance; $38 at the door. Call 401-725- 9272. Visit www.riverfolk. org . Continues on next page

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