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The North Providence Breeze 12-12-2018

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VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER LIVING EDITION | DECEMBER 12-18, 2018 CALENDAR 9 Philharmonic Orchestra and Providence Singers at The Vets, 1 Ave. of the Arts, Providence. For tickets, visit http://riphil.org/ . 7 p.m. JORDAN RUDESS AND JUDITH LYNN STILLMAN – perform An Evening of Music for Two Pianos. They will be play- ing the greats: Mozart, Brahms, and more in Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts, 600 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Providence. For tickets, visit https://tinyurl. com/yc8ozsgh . 7:30 p.m. SUGAR RAY & THE BLUETONES – will per- form at Chan's, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Call 401-765-1900 or visit www.chan- seggrollsandjazz.com . 8 p.m. Sunday December 16 HERITAGE ASSOCIATION HOLIDAY SHOP – The North Smithfield Heritage Association will host a holiday shop at its headquarters, the Forestdale Schoolhouse, 190 School St., North Smithfield. Gifts include this year's featured Christmas ornament, historical afghans, old town maps, ceramic tiles depict- ing historical spots in town, history of North Smithfield books, Forestdale tea towels, pick- ets of memories plaques and more. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 190 School Street, North Smithfield. ANNUAL BAKE SALE – at St. John The Baptist Romanian Orthodox Church, 501 East School St., Woonsocket. Event features traditional, homemade desserts and pastries prepared by the ladies auxiliary group. 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. SMITH-APPLEBY HOUSE TOURS – Enjoy the warmth of the open fire and smell of roasting chestnuts on its flame. The house will be decorated for the holidays, and come see their teddy bear tree. 220 Stillwater Road, Smithfield. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. FREE CHRISTMAS CONCERT – presented by the choir and orchestra of the First Baptist Church in America at the church, 75 North Main St., Providence. The program will include works by Buxtehude, Kunhau, and Handel and community carol singing is also on the agenda. Seasonal refreshments will follow. 2 p.m. CHRISTMAS CONCERT – at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 8 Daniels St., Woonsocket. The event will feature the adult choir, with special guests the Providence Youth Guitar Ensemble. Free and open to the public. Visit www.stcharlesborromeo.com . 3 p.m. CUMBERLAND LINCOLN COMMUNITY CHORUS – will perform at Trinity Episcopal Chruch, 47 East St., Wrentham, Mass. at 3 p.m. MIXED MAGIC FUNDRAISER – at the Woodman Family Community Performing Arts Center, 250 Lloyd Ave., Providence. The evening will include a special concert perfor- mance of "The Songs from Celebrations: An African Odyssey," a musical by Mixed Magic's Ricardo Pitts-Wiley. Reserve $10 tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com . To make a donation to Mixed Magic's restoration, visit www.mmtri.org . 7 p.m. BLUE CHRISTMAS – Service of Comfort, Hope & Rest at Wesley United Methodist Church, 55 Woodland St., Lincoln, 7 p.m. This service offers a peaceful space to be yourself, acknowledge difficult emotions and realize that, especially at this time, you are not alone. Monday December 17 HAPPY NOTES CHORUS – Singing group open to all seniors and meets every Monday at the North Providence Mancini Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., North Providence., at 10 a.m. Call 401-231-0742 or email sunsense401@ msn.com. 10 a.m. DOCUMENTARY SERIES – continues at the Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road. A documentary will be shown charting the extensive production of MGM's Civil War drama starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. It is rated NR and lasts 2 hours 4 minutes. Call the Library at 401-333-2422, for more information. 10 a.m. ADULT HOLIDAY CRAFT – at the Woonsocket Harris Public Library, 303 Clinton St. Free craft session for adults ages 18 years and older, 2:30-4 p.m. The library will be recycling old books into holiday art. All supplies are provided. This is a drop-in session; no registration is needed. There will be light refreshments. Call 401-769-9044. 2:30 p.m. SWINGING SQUARES CHRISTMAS PARTY – at Oaklawn Grange, 24 Searle Ave., Cranston. Bring a favorite pot luck dish. Optional gift exchange ($5 to$10 value) ladies bring lady's gift, gentlemen bring man's gift. Dinner followed by dancing with Bob Butler caller. Visit: www.swingingsquares or call Daphne at 401-728-9029. 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. BEGINNER LINE DANCING CLASSES – at Trinity Episcopal Church, 247 Danielson Pike, North Scituate. $7 per class. For more infor- mation, call 401-300-6593. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday December 18 TAI CHI – at the North Providence Mancini Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., North Providence, every Tuesday at 9 a.m. A gentle, easy form of exercise. Call 401-231-0742. BEGINNER LINE DANCING LESSONS – meets every Tuesday at the Glocester Senior Center, 1210 Putnam Pike, Chepachet. Call 401-710-9860. 12:45 p.m. EVENING BINGO – every Tuesday at the North Providence Mancini Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., North Providence. Doors open at 5 p.m. Bingo starts at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 and specials are $1 each; progressive jackpot. Call 401-231-0742. Wednesday December 19 TRASH OR TREASURE SHOP – now open at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 490 Broadway, Pawtucket. Items include books, pictures, picture frames, gently-used clothing and shoes, household items and soft domestic goods, toys, games and some sporting equipment. The shop is open every Wednesday and Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to noon. MCCABE AND LAPERCHE SCHOOLS 4TH GRADE CHOIR AT THE STATEHOUSE – The state's annual holiday concert series featur- ing Rhode Island students, sponsored by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Free and open to the public. Visit www.arts. ri.gov/holiday. Rhode Island Statehouse, Providence. 10:30 a.m. MEDITATION GROUP – meets every Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Smithfield Senior Center, 1 William J Hawkins Jr. Trail, Smithfield. Call 401-949-4590. STATEHOUSE NATIVITY LIGHTING – at the Rhode Island Statehouse, 82 Smith St., Providence, in the rotunda area. Father John A. Kiley, interfaith officer for the Diocese of Providence, will offer a prayer of blessing for the Nativity scene and those in attendance. 3 p.m. WRITERS' WORKSHOP – at the Woonsocket Harris Public Library, 303 Clinton St., Woonsocket. Offers networking opportunities, writing and research skills, and encouragement to new writers. Open to high school students and adults. Call 401-332- 8323 to reserve a spot or for more informa- tion. 4:30 p.m. Thursday December 20 ARTS & CRAFT CLASS – meets every Thursday morning from 10-11:30 a.m., at the North Providence Mancini Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., North Providence. Each class is a fresh new project. All participants are required to sign up at reception desk or by calling 401- 231-0742. Supplies not included. 10 a.m. CHRIST CHURCH THRIFT SHOP – Open Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Departments include special occasion apparel and baby and toddler essentials. Other offer- ings: furniture, family clothing, shoes, jewelry, seasonal decorations, craft supplies and books. 1643 Lonsdale Ave., Lincoln. 10 a.m. MEDITATION GROUP – meets every Thursday at the Lincoln Senior Center, 150 Jenckes Hill Road, Lincoln. Call 401-753- 7000. 1 p.m. CUMBERLAND LIBRARY FRIENDS BOOKSTORE – offers used books, sorted and categorized, for sale. Books are $1 or less. Book donations are also accepted. 1464 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. Call Nancy at 401-334-3268 with questions. New hours:. 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 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 holiday goods and refreshments, enjoy strolling carolers, bell-ringers and entertain- ment along the decorated sidewalks, and more. Visit www.candlelightshopping.com . MEDITATION GROUP – meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the North Providence Union Free Library, 1810 Mineral Spring Ave. Call 401-353-5600. A CHRISTMAS CELTIC SOJOURN – with Brian O'Donovan at the VETS, 1 Ave of the Arts, Providence. Tickets $54 to $74. Visit www.thevetsri.com . 7:30 p.m. Friday December 21 "THE NUTCRACKER" – presented by Festival Ballet Providence at PPAC, 220 Weybosset St., Providence. Also Dec. 22 and 23. Tickets $25 to $85. Visit www.ppacri. org . SALSA DANCING – every Friday at the North Providence Mancini Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., North Providence. Learn all the latest dance moves. Call 401-231-0742. 1 p.m. Saturday December 22 ANNUAL COOKIE WALK – at St. Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 74 Harris Ave., Woonsocket. Cookies: $9.50 per pound. Pre- order 5 pounds or more by calling 401-765- 1410 or 501-883-7176. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. WINTERTIME FARMERS MARKET – at Hope Artiste Village, 999 Main St, Pawtucket. Features over 80 vendors selling their locally-grown products, including pro- duce; seafood, meats, poultry, and eggs; arti- sanal cheeses, breads, gluten-free, prepared foods, flowers, plants, wreaths and more. Visit www.farmfresh.org . 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CANDLELIGHT SHOPPING – in the historic village of Chepachet, along Main Street, Route 44, Glocester. Participating merchants offer holiday goods and refreshments, enjoy strolling carolers, bell-ringers and entertain- ment along the decorated sidewalks, and more. Visit www.candlelightshopping.com . 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. CHRIST CHURCH THRIFT SHOP – Open Thursdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Departments include special occasion apparel and baby and toddler essentials. Other offer- ings: furniture, family clothing, shoes, jewelry, seasonal decorations, craft supplies and books. 1643 Lonsdale Ave., Lincoln. From preceding page Do you know someone celebrating a January Birthday? The Valley Breeze Birthday Club for JANUARY will be printed on January 3, 2019. Forms should be received by The Valley Breeze by Friday, December 28, 2018. Send in the name of someone with his or her January birth date and $2 per edition. and we'll include them in the club. The check should be made payable to The Valley Breeze for use in the Breeze charities fund. Mail to: The Valley Breeze, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite #204, Lincoln, RI 02865. Thank you! Greetings should be 10 words or less. Name: .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Date of Birth: ............................................................................................................................................ Age: .............................................................................. From: ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Contact Phone Number (for questions, not publication) ................................................................................................................................................. Edition (please check): Cumberland/Lincoln edition ($2) Pawtucket edition ($2) Observer edition ($2) North Smithfield/Blackstone/Woonsocket edition ($2) North Providence edition ($2) answers St. Michael Ukrainian Ohodox Church Christmas Cookie Walk 2018 Saturday, December 22 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. 74 Harris Avenue, Woonsocket $9.50 per pound Cookies, cakes, pies and more! Let us do your baking! Need to order 5 pounds or more? Call Eleanor at 508-883-7176 or Cindy at 401-765-1410

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