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The Valley Breeze & Observer 04-25-2019

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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2 ENTERTAINMENT APRIL 24-30, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER LIVING EDITION Irish fiddler Kevin Burke performs at Blackstone River Theatre Saturday CUMBERLAND – Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., will present Irish fiddler Kevin Burke on Saturday, April 27, at 8 p.m. Kevin Burke's fiddle playing has been at the forefront of traditional music since the 1970s. He has earned international acclaim in both Europe and America as a solo performer, a teacher, and as a member of some of folk music's foremost groups. In 1976, Burke became a member of the Irish traditional music group The Bothy Band. In the mid-1980s, Burke was a founding member of two groups – Open House and Patrick Street, whose recordings and performances were greeted with great acclaim both in Europe and the U.S., according to event organizers. In the mid-1990s Burke was a founding member of yet another traditional group – The Celtic Fiddle Festival, this time with Johnny Cunningham from Scotland and Christian Lemaitre from Brittany. Although Burke has spent much of his life playing in a group context, he has never lost his love for solo fiddle music – the "naked fiddle" as he him- self sometimes puts it. His new live solo release is called "An Evening with Kevin Burke." He has been the recipient of several awards including Ireland's Traditional Musician of the Year, 2016, and a National Heritage Fellowship, the USA's highest honor for excellence in the folk and tradi- tional arts. Admission is $18 in advance and $20 on the day of the show. For res- ervations, call 401-725-9272. Blackstone River Theatre will present Irish fiddler KEVIN BURKE on Saturday, April 27, at 8 p.m. For reservations call Blackstone River Theatre at 401-725- 9272. Get tickets now for Hearthside's 'Downton Abbey' Tea LINCOLN – Hearthside Museum, 677 Great Road, will host an Afternoon Tea – Downton Style on Saturday, May 11. Seatings are available at 12:30 or 3:30 p.m. Costumed docents, both portray- ing upstairs family and downstairs staff, stand ready, all decked out in their Edwardian attire, to welcome guests to Hearthside's "Downton Abbey," with elegant tables set with china, linen, lace, fresh flowers, tea sandwiches and sweets, and freshly brewed tea. The program features a fashion review covering the period of the show, 1912-1925, trivia games, raffles, and more. Tickets are $35 and must be pur- chased in advance. Email info@ or call 401-726- 0597. For more information, visit . Candleberry Chapel seeks vendors for fair ATTLEBORO, Mass. – Candleberry Chapel, 381 South Main St., is having their Spring Fair on Saturday, June 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and are looking for vendors. Contact Marcia at 401-334-2683 or R.I. Post Card Club meets April 28 NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Post Card Club holds its next meeting and sale on Sunday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Knights of Columbus, 15 Bassett St. Post cards of all descriptions including town views and holiday greetings along with other historical books, photos and paper items will be available for sale. This month, check out the antique Mother's Day and Memorial Day postcards. The meeting and sale is open to the public and there is no admis- sion charge. Swamp Meadow presents 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' FOSTER – Swamp Meadow Community Theatre will present "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27, at 7 p.m.; Sunday, April 28, at 2 p.m.; Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, May 5, at 2 p.m. The show will be held at Captain Isaac Paine School, 160 Foster Center Road. For more information, visit www. or call 888-493- 7110. Swing Into Spring cat show set for May 4-5 in Cumberland CUMBERLAND – The Cat Fanciers' Federation, in conjunction with the non- profit club Purrfect Feline Friends, will hold its annual Swing Into Spring all-breed cat show on Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., each day, at the St. Joseph Parish Hall, 1303 Mendon Road. The Purrfect Feline Friends Club is a Rhode Island branch of the Cat Fanciers' Federation which features household pets, particularly those that have been rescued or have an unknown back- ground. Many breeds of felines will be shown and will compete for "purrfection" in four different rings. Categories include Championship, Grand and Master Grand Championship, a kitten divi- sion, and Household Pet. See judging of purebred cats and household pets, vote for your favorite cat in show, visit the pet-themed vendor booths and enter the raffle to win a prize. Breakfast and lunch items will also be available for pur- chase in the show hall. Local rescue group Massachusetts Feline Intervention Alliance will be on hand selling gifts for cats and cat lovers to raise funds for rescued cats. Admission is $5 for adults, children 6-12, $3 for seniors 65 and up and veterans with ID, and free for children under 6 with a paid adult. For more information, con- tact show managers at 401- 954-2267 or 401-333-1984. The Cat Fanciers' Federation, in conjunction with the nonprofit club Purrfect Feline Friends, will hold its annual SWING INTO SPRING ALL BREED CAT SHOW on Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the Saint Joseph Parish Hall, 1303 Mendon Road, Cumberland.

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