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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 02-06-2019

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22 CALENDAR / ENTERTAINMENT FEBRUARY 6-12, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | PAWTUCKET EDITION "REFLECTIONS: GROWING UP A BLACK MAN IN AMERICA" – presented by Mixed Magic Theatre at Community College of R.I. Liston Campus, 1 Hilton St., Providence. The free event which uses stories, poetry and music to highlight the terrain that African- American men must navigate in their daily lives. Visit www.ccri.edu . 1 p.m. THE LINCOLN GARDEN CLUB – will be holding its monthly meeting at the Chapel Street Congregational church hall, 185 Chapel St. A garden movie will be featured, followed by a social hour with refresh- ments. New Members are always welcome. Contact Kathryn Lawrence at 401-241- 8425. 1 p.m. Thursday February 14 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 offerings: furniture, family clothing, shoes, jewelry, seasonal decorations, craft supplies and books. 1643 Lonsdale Ave., Lincoln. 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. Friday February 15 "MACBETH" – at Trinity Rep. Runs through March 3. Tickets are on sale now by phone at 401-351-4242, online at www.trinityrep. com, or in person at the theater's box office at 201 Washington St., Providence. "SISTER ACT" – presented at the Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Admission is $21, $26, and $31. Tickets are available at the Stadium Theatre Box Office or by calling 401-762-4545 and online at www. stadiumtheatre.com . 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. "MIRRORS" – presented by Festival Ballet Providence at The Vets, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets, visit thevetsri.com or call 401-421-2787. Saturday February 16 HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL – Rhode Island residents can safely dispose of their household hazardous waste from 8 a.m. to noon at Resource Recovery, 65 Shun Pike in Johnston. To help reduce time spent in line, appointments should be made in advance. Visit www.ecodepotri.org or call 401-942- 1430 ext. 241. CUMBERLAND LIBRARY FRIENDS BOOKSTORE – Friends Bookstore at the Cumberland Public Library offers used books, sorted and categorized, for sale. Books are $1 or less. Book donations are also accepted. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 1464 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. Call Nancy at 401-334-3268 with questions. 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. WINTERTIME FARMERS MARKET – at Hope Artiste Village, 999 Main St, Pawtucket. Features over 80 vendors sell- ing their locally-grown products, including produce; seafood, meats, poultry, and eggs; artisanal cheeses, breads, gluten-free, pre- pared foods, flowers, plants, wreaths and more. Visit www.farmfresh.org . 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. VETERANS MEMORIAL MUSEUM – is open every Saturday and Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also open for tours by appointment. The museum is located at 78 Earle St., Woonsocket. Call 401-222-9025. 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 offerings: furniture, family clothing, shoes, jewelry, seasonal decorations, craft supplies and books. 1643 Lonsdale Ave., Lincoln. RISE CABARET FUNDRAISER – Rhode Island Stage Ensemble will hold its fourth semi-annual cabaret fundraiser "Love on the Rise" at the Rise Playhouse, 142 Clinton St., Woonsocket. Tickets are $25 each or two for $40 and will be available at the door or in advance at www.ristage. org . 6 p.m. From preceding page Art Connection-RI to hold annual fundraiser April 3 PAWTUCKET – Art Connection- RI, the state-wide nonprofit dedicated to transforming community service nonprofit organizations through the placement of original artwork, announces its eighth annual fundrais- er on Wednesday, April 3, 5:30 p.m., at Slater Mill, 67 Roosevelt Ave. The event is open to the public. Since their founding in 2011, AC-RI has placed over 1000 original pieces of art in 73 different service agencies throughout the state. Art Connection Founder, Wendy Ingram, is quite proud of this accom- plishment, but also said the work is not done yet. "We are delighted to have placed this many artworks at community service agencies throughout Rhode Island, but we can only continue to provide these free, permanent donations with the help from our community. This year we partnered up with Friends Way in Warwick, the Leon Mathieu Senior Center in Pawtucket, and Boys and Girls Club of Newport County, just to name a few." Each year AC-RI recognizes indi- viduals or organizations for their outstanding achievements in Art in Rhode Island. This year, the Featured Artist/Donor Award will go to Sarah and Tom "Abbott" Gleason. "Tom was a talented artist who painted everything from European landscapes to bright abstract shapes," said Jim Scott, AC-RI board presi- dent. "After his passing from compli- cations with Parkinson's disease, his wife Sarah has generously given over 20 of his beautiful artworks to our art placement program." Mastering the ceremonies again this year will be special guest Alison Bologna, founder and director of Shri Yoga in Pawtucket, and award- winning journalist. New to the event will be the mul- titalented Brett Davey who will facilitate the live art auction, featuring original artwork from Flying Shuttles Studios, Pawtucket's award-winning art program that supports the creative endeavors of artists and weavers with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Also at the event will be music from the Brooks DeBossu Jazz duo and a silent auction featuring items from businesses and organiza- tion throughout the state, as well as food donated from area restaurants and a cash bar. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets at https://www.brownpaper- tickets.com/event/4062103 . Yacouba Diabate, Chris Monti bring West African music to Blackstone River Theatre CUMBERLAND – Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., will present a split concert of West African music featuring Yacouba Diabate and the Chris Monti Trio on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m. Yacouba Diabate is a master kora player born in Burkina Faso, West Africa. His family, the Griot family, is well-known as musicians and as a young adult, Yacouba studied the kora in Mali with renown kora mas- ter, Toumani Diabate. Yacouba has brought his music to France, Italy, Germany, Spain, and Belgium as well as the United States. Yacouba also makes and sells tradi- tional African string and percussion instruments in addition to teaching instrumental music to youth and adults. Yacouba has performed for several world leaders at the United Nations in New York City. Chris Monti is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player whose original songs are influenced by and country blues as well as music from West Africa, Egypt and India. The Chris Monti Trio features bassist Theo Regan and drummer Matt McLaren and they play West African Music and West African-inspired songs. Chris and Matt learned many of these songs playing in the Double Decker Dance Band from band leader, singer, guitarist, Joe Paye, of Liberia. You'll hear Soka, Highlife, and Soukous beats. Monti has toured the East Coast, open- ing for country-blues artist Paul Geremia, and has also played with Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars. Admission is $15. For reser- vations, call Blackstone River Theatre at 401-725-9272. answers

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