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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 04-11-2019

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6 ENTERTAINMENT APRIL 11-17, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE LIVING EDITION In Rhode Island, the group's Ocean State counterpart, the Blackstone River Watershed Council/Friends of the Blackstone, will coordinate cleanup efforts on the river and at nearby Scott Pond in Lincoln. Keith Hainley, a Woonsocket resident and BRWC board member, said volunteers can meet either at the Scott Pond park- ing area on Lower Road or at the BRWC Environmental Education Center located at 100 New River Road. "Anybody can volunteer and we really appreciate it, because you can't make more hands," he said. "What I can do by myself is limit- ed, but what I can do with the help of other people is great." Like Plasse, Hainley said that in recent years, much of the lit- ter found along the river or in Scott Pond, which is fed by the Blackstone Canal, comes from town centers via storm drain. Local cleanup efforts such as Yellow Bag Day, sponsored by The Valley Breeze every year in Cumberland, are equally important to their work in the watershed, he said, because they clear away litter before it makes its way to the river. "We used to have people who would dump trash right on the river, but since there's more bike- ways and people on the river, that's done," he said. "But any time the river gets high and goes down, it leaves a lot of residue and it's all from storm drains. Plastic bottles, that kind of containers." In addition to the April 13 event, the BRWC hosts monthly cleanup events throughout the year, including some by boat, and Hainley said the organization is happy to help other community groups coordinate their own clean- ups. Residents can also support the group's efforts financially by becoming BRWC members. For more information about cleanup sites in Massachusetts or to register in advance, visit www. thebrwa.org or contact Maggie Plasse at maggie.plasse@gmail. com. For more information about cleanup sites in Rhode Island, con- tact Keith Hainley at dkhainley@ gmail.com. Sponsoring organiza- tions will provide supplies and coordinate trash pickup from the cleanup sites. CLEANUP From Page 3 Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., Cumberland, will present the ATWATER-DONNELLY TRIO on Saturday, April 13, at 8 p.m. Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly return with Cathy Clasper-Torch on fiddle, cello and vocals to present an engaging concert of traditional American and Celtic American folk songs, a cappella pieces, hymns, poetry, dance tunes, and original works. Atwater and Donnelly also explain song origins to give more relevance to the material. Admission is $16 in advance, and $18 on the day of the show. For reservations, call Blackstone River Theatre at 401-725-9272. Atwater-Donnelly Trio at BRT Saturday Audubon announces Camouflaged Egg Hunt SMITHFIELD – The Audubon Society of Rhode Island will hold its Camouflaged Egg Hunt at four loca- tions on Saturday, April 13. Check-in time is 9:30 a.m. The egg hunt will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. The program is open to children 3-10. The following locations are offered: Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope St., Bristol; Powder Mill Ledges, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield; Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge, 99 Pardon Joslin Road, Exeter; Caratunk Wildlife Refuge, 301 Brown Ave., Seekonk, Mass. Children, ages 3 to 10, hunt for brown eggs in a natural setting and quickly learn how well the eggs cam- ouflage. Prizes are awarded to all chil- dren, with grand prizes given to the finders of the "golden eggs." Participants should bring a bas- ket. The event is held rain or shine. Advance registration is required. The program fee is $5/member child; $7/nonmember child. Register online through the events calendar at www.asri.org . Sign up for beginner ukulele classes at BRT CUMBERLAND – As part of their Heritage Arts Studio initiative, Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., will offer a six-week session of classes in beginner ukulele with instructor Armand Aromin. Classes will be held Thursdays, April 18, 25, and May 9, 16, 23, 30, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. This group class needs a minimum of five students, with a maximum of eight. Fee is $90 per student per six-week session. This class is designed for the com- plete beginner. Students will learn about rhythm, chords, strum patterns, and how to accompany both songs and instrumental music. Students must bring a ukulele to class. Aromin is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, dancer, and violin maker and a member of the Providence-based duo The Vox Hunters. For class registration, email russell@ riverfolk.org or call 401-725-9272. KBVB hosts Tree Hugger Tuesday events PAWTUCKET – Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful will host a series of Tree Hugger Tuesday events, designed as a cleanup meet-up. These will be short after-work litter cleanups, fol- lowed by a meet-up at the hosting business or restaurant for a compli- mentary beverage or light snack. This program is geared toward adult volunteers. Volunteer safety is a main concern. KBVB will supply safety vests, gloves, trash bags and litter pickers for all volunteers. These cleanups will also be limited to 10-15 participants and will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m., most times on Tuesday nights. • Tuesday, April 16: Cleanup: Breakneck Hill Road, Lincoln. Meetup: The Lodge Pub & Eatery, 40 Breakneck Hill Road, Lincoln, for a beverage for all volunteers. • Thursday, April 25: Cleanup: Farnum Pike, Smithfield. Meet-up: The Last Resort, 325 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, for a wine, beer or soda. • Tuesday, April 30: Cleanup: Mendon Road/Martin Street, Cumberland. Meet-up: Davenport's Restaurant, 1070 Mendon Road, Cumberland, coffee and dessert for volunteers. • Tuesday, May 7: Cleanup: Downtown Pawtucket. Meet-up: The Guild, 461 Main St., Pawtucket, for a pint of beer or beverage. For more information, visit www. KeepBlackstoneValleyBeautiful.com . Oak Knoll will hold vacation camp and egg hunt ATTLEBORO, Mass. – Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary, 1417 Park St., announces the following April Programs. • Spring Vacation Camp: Monday- Friday, April 15-19, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Open to children 4 1/2 to 12. The cost is $265 for members and $330 for nonmembers for the week. Extended hours are available from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The cost is $20/day or $90 for the week for members and nonmembers. Register in advance at https:// tinyurl.com/ycw3tbtd . • Egg Hunt: Saturday, April 20. Three sessions offered: 10-11 a.m., noon to 1 p.m., and 2 to 3 p.m. The program is suitable for children 3 to 12. The cost is $8 per child for mem- bers and $10 for nonmembers. The program will begin with dying eggs with natural dyes, creating bird nests, visiting with some spring ani- mals, and learning about different types of eggs in the educational sta- tions before heading out for the annu- al egg hunt. Each registered child gets to take home two natural-dyed eggs and participate in one field egg hunt. Register in advance at https:// tinyurl.com/ycw3tbtd . Talk to Roger Bouchard or Jeff Gamache and plan your own show. One hour segments of radio time available for specialized talk or music segments. Programs can be Spanish, Italian or Greek. Programs can be jazz, blues, oldies or whatever. Use your imagination. Less expensive than you think. Your programs also stream on the internet at wnri.com Interested? Call and discuss the possibilities. 769-6925 News/Talk 1380/WNRI since 1954 WNRI/1380 Host your own Radio Show? Looking to Buy or Sell Your Home? Visit our website to find your perfectly matched local agent! AgentMatchRI.com

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