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The North Providence Breeze 02-13-2019

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22 CALENDAR / ENTERTAINMENT FEBRUARY 13-19, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | PAWTUCKET EDITION Wednesday February 13 FREE WEDNESDAY MORNING BIRD WALKS – Audubon offers free bird walks with naturalist Laura Carberry. Each week a new birding destination will be chosen. Visit www.asri.org or the Facebook page for the location. Ages: 14+. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 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. "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. INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION QUILT GUILD – will meet at the Smithfield Avenue Congregational Church, 514 Smithfield Ave, in Pawtucket. The meeting will begin 6:45 p.m. and is open to the public. New members are always welcome. Thursday February 14 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. 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ZUMBA CLASS – at the North Providence Mancini Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., North Providence. Call 401-231-0742 or visit https://mancinicenter.com . 5:30 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 . "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. "RISE TO BLACK: GREAT SCENES FROM BLACK THEATRE" – presented at Mixed Magic Theatre, 560 Mineral Spring Ave., Pawtucket. Tickets are $10 and can be pur- chased at www.mmtri.org . 7:30 p.m. JOHNNY HOY & THE BLUEFISH – perform at Chan's, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. $13 in advanced and $15 at the door. Call 401-765- 1900 or visit www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com . 8 p.m. KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND – at Twin River Casino, 100 Twin River Road, Lincoln. Tickets start at $65. Visit www.twinriver. com . 8 p.m. Saturday February 16 RESOURCE RECOVERY – invites Rhode Island residents to safely dispose of their household hazardous waste from 8 a.m. to noon at Resource Recovery located at 65 Shun Pike in Johnston. This Eco-Depot is available to Rhode Island residents only. To help reduce time spent in line, appointments should be made in advance. Visit www. ecodepotri.org or call 401-942-1430 ext. 241. CELEBRATING WITH LATINO AUTHORS: A BOOK CLUB FOR KIDS – at the Pawtucket Library, 13 Summer St. The group will discuss "Stella Díaz Has Something to Say," by Angela Dominguez. Recommended for grades 3-5. Registration is required. For more information, call 401-725-3714, ext. 208 or email mcotto@pawtucketlibrary.org . 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 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 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. 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. ANNUAL AUTHOR EXPO – at the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road. Fifty authors have signed up to participate in the authors' expo. Meet the authors, learn more about writing and pub- lishing and purchase some of their works. No registration is required, and attendees can stop by at any point during the three-hour event. Contact Aaron Coutu at 401-333- 2552, ext. 2, or acoutu@cumberlandlibrary. org. 1 p.m. WATER AND FIRE RIVER WALK – Take an easy walk to the bank of the Blackstone River, gather around a campfire, and enjoy hot chocolate while discussing water quality and sharing stories of the river's recovery. All ages welcome. Easy walk to river approx. 1 mile round trip. Bring snowshoes if condi- tions permit. Meet at Blackstone River & Canal Heritage State Park Visitor Center, 287 Oak St., Uxbridge, Mass. To register, call 508-278-7604 or email blackstone.heri- tage@state.ma.us. 1 p.m. ANIMAL MAGNETISM EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION – at the Attleboro Arts Museum, 86 Park St., Attleboro, Mass. The reception is free and open to all. The event will include live music will be per- formed by students of the Attleboro High School choral and instrumental programs, representatives from the Friends of the Attleboro Animal Shelter, and a visit from local animal ambassadors. For reservations, call 508-222-2644, ext. 10 or email office@ attleboroartsmuseum.org. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 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. The concert will bring together some of the area's finest performers to sing about love in all its messy, maddening glory. 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. CORY PESATURO AND MARI BLACK – perform at Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., Cumberland. Admission is $16 in advance and $20 on the day of the show. For reservations call 401-725-9272 or visit www.riverfolk.org for information. 8 p.m. SWINGING SQUARES BEGINNER'S BALL – Mainstream level at Oaklawn Grange, 24, Searle Ave., Cranston. $7 per person admis- sion. Bob Butler caller, Harriett Clarke cuer. Information at swingingsquares.com or call Daphne at 401-728-9029. 8 p.m. DJ EDDIE THE FIXER'S VALENTINE BASH – at the Knights of Columbus Dillon Counci,l 1675 Douglas Ave., North Providence. 8 p.m.-midnight. Old school and freestyle disco. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Call 401-265-7179 for tickets and tables. Roses to the first 50 ladies. Sunday February 17 CANAL WALK – a guided walk down the canal towpath, learn about the canal's his- torical and cultural significance and its role in the farm to factory transformation of the Blackstone Valley. Meet at the River Bend Visitor Center, 287 Oak St., Uxbridge, Mass. All ages welcome. Approximately 2 miles. To register, call 508-278-7604 or email black- stone.heritage@state.ma.us. 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday February 18 ZUMBA CLASSES – offered Mondays at the Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., Cumberland. $5 per class; pay as you go. Instructor April Hilliker teaches from a raised stage so students can easily follow her moves. Visit www.riverfolk.org . 6:30 p.m. SWINGING SQUARES WORKSHOP CLASS – mainstream and plus levels at Oaklawn Grange, 24, Searle Ave., Cranston. $6 per person admission. Bob Butler caller. Information at swingingsquares.com or call Daphne at 401-728-9029. 7 p.m. Tuesday February 19 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. 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 jack- pot. Call 401-231-0742. Wednesday February 20 FREE WEDNESDAY MORNING BIRD WALKS – Audubon offers free bird walks with naturalist Laura Carberry. Each week a new birding destination will be chosen. Visit Cory Pesaturo and Mari Black join forces at BRT CUMBERLAND – Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., will present Cory Pesaturo and Mari Black on Saturday, February 16, at 8 p.m. Fiddler Mari Black and accordion champion Cory Pesaturo team up to present a dynamic exploration of improvisation-driven music from around the globe. Audiences will hear the duo spin together a musical journey featuring rhythmic jazz tunes, fiery klezmer horas, passionate tangos, playful American rags, driving Celtic reels, and much more. Three-time world accordion cham- pion and Cumberland native Cory Pesaturo is on the forefront of the accordion world, pushing the bound- aries of what is possible on the accor- dion. Pesaturo is the only person to ever win a world championship on acoustic, digital and jazz accor- dion, and the only accordion gradu- ate of the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. In 2017, Cory became a Guinness World Record Holder, as RedBull flew him to Austria to break the Marathon Accordion Record, in which he played for over 32 hours. Cory's main contri- bution is his visionary thinking of how the accordion should be used, played, taught, and presented in modern music. This vision led him to give two TED talks, develop his own electric accordion, and make the first ever skinned accordion which includes a symmetric lighting system attached to the keys. Called "One of the brightest fid- dlers around today" by WGBH radio host Brian O'Donovan, multistyle violinist and champion fiddler Mari Black has been delighting audiences around the world with her energetic playing, stage presence, and virtuosic fiddling. Black made her entrance onto the international stage when she became Scotland's Glenfiddich Fiddle Champion, two-time U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, and two- time Canadian Maritime Fiddle cham- MARI BLACK, left, and CORY PESATURO will perform at Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., Cumberland, on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. For reservations call Blackstone River Theatre at 401-725-9272. See BRT, Page 28 See CALENDAR, Page 28

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