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The Valley Breeze & Observer 04-25-2019

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6 NORTH COUNTY APRIL 25-MAY 1, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER Antique appraisals at Foster Town House Saturday Spring Craft and Vendor Fair May 4 FOSTER – Antique appraisals by Bruneau and Company will be offered at the Foster Town House on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. One item appraisal is $5; three items for $10. Dewolfe and Wood Rare and Used Book Dealer will be at the event to purchase your old rare books, documents and postcards. GLOCESTER – Glocester Senior Center, 1210 Putnam Pike, will host a Spring Craft and Vendor Fair on Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shop from numerous area crafters, vendors, and artisans, along with the center's bake sale, plant sale, and sewing group tables. There will also be a penny social table. Admission is free. Lunch will be available for purchase. Organizers say nonperishable food donations for local food pan- tries would be appreciated. Scituate Lions Bingo fundraiser Sunday SCITUATE – A Scituate Lions Bingo Fundraiser will be held at the Scituate Senior Center, 1315 Chopmist Hill Road, on Sunday, April 28. Doors open at 1 p.m., games begin at 2 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Rhode Island Lions Children's Cancer Fund. Cost is $20 per package of 10 games/nine cards each. Participants must be 18 or older. There will be cash prizes. Canned food donations for the Scituate Food Pantry are also requested. FOSTER NEWS SCITUATE NEWS Glocester Earth Day Cleanup Saturday GLOCESTER – Glocester's 2nd annual Earth Day Cleanup will be held on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Locations include Town Pavilion, Transfer Station, Fogarty Elementary School, West Glocester Elementary School. Contact Pat Henry at 401-447- 8624 or Judy Colaluca at 401-486- 8414. GLOCESTER NEWS Smithfield Tree Day set for May 4 SMITHFIELD – The Smithfield Conservation Commission will hold its annual tree sale on Saturday, May 4, beginning at 9 a.m. at the front of McCabe School on Pleasant View Avenue. The sale will run until either the plants sell out or noon. No early birds. The cost will be $10 per pair and is for Smithfield residents only. The commission will be offering the following native plants: • Spiraea: This is a hardy flower- ing, native plant with leaves that are usually simple and short stalked, and are arranged in a spiraling alternate fashion. The many small flowers are clustered together in either dense panicles or umbrella-like corymbs or grape-like clusters. • White Turtlehead: A native spe- cies consisting of spike-like clusters of individual white flowers with a pink tinge resembling actual turtle heads. • Blazing Star: Another low main- tenance native perennial with vibrant purplish flowers growing on feather clusters on 2- to 4-foot-long erect stalks. AARP Driver Safety Program offered Monday Celebrate Screen-Free Week April 29-May 5 Friends of the Library collecting jewelry donations SMITHFIELD – East Smithfield Public Library, 50 Esmond St., will offer an AARP Driver Safety Program for drivers 50 and older on Monday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Participants will receive the new state driver's manual at no cost. The cost of the program is $20 for non-AARP members and $15 for members who show their AARP membership card. Cash, checks (pay- able to AARP), or money orders will be accepted. A short break will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring snacks and a beverage for the break. Call the library at 401-231-5150 to register. SMITHFIELD – East Smithfield Library is reminding its patrons that April 29 through May 5 is Screen- Free Week. The library encourages people to turn off the television and pick up favorite reading materials. Plan to unplug from digital enter- tainment and spend free time play- ing, reading, daydreaming, creating, exploring, and connecting with fam- ily and friends. Call the library at 401-231-5150. SMITHFIELD – The Friends of the East Smithfield Public Library group is currently accepting dona- tions of costume and fine jewelry for a future fundraiser. For more infor- mation, call 401-231-5150. got a news tip? Call Laura at 401-334-9555, ext. 145 or e-mail it to do you know? 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