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The North Providence Breeze 05-15-2019

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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VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER LIVING EDITION | MAY 15-21, 2019 CALENDAR 7 on that and expand a little bit more." Talking with the zookeepers, people can learn about the major factors that lead a species to become endangered, including habitat loss or destruction and climate change, French said. When animals' habitats become fragmented (when people clear land to build a highway, for example), they are put at risk and their popula- tions keep shrinking, French said. Some animals, including African elephants and rhinoceroses, have been over-hunted by poachers, he said. Bald eagles "suffered for a long time" due to poisoning from DDT in the environment, which "affected their ability to lay healthy eggs," he said. Extinction and the threat of extinc- tion has a chain effect, French said. If a prey species' numbers go down, predators who rely on that prey for sustenance start to experience decreasing populations, too. "There are lots of pressures on all sorts of animal populations," French said. "There are lots of different ways that we create problems for other species." "Here at the zoo, we want to do everything we can to slow the deg- radation of the environment that we live in," French said. "Not just slow the loss of valuable species, but in many cases turn that loss around and help regrow healthy populations." The repercussions eventually impact humans, too, he said. The best ways to help these species is to "try to be a little more conscious of the things we do," French said. A rain date for Endangered Species Day will be held on Sunday, May 19, at the same time. Activities are free with zoo admission. For more information, visit www. . From preceding page Thursday May 16 NONDENOMINATIONAL BIBLE TALK – at North Scituate Library, 606 West Greenville Road. Free to all. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. STUDENT ART SHOW – at Ponaganset Hight School, 137 Anan Wade Road, North Scituate. View more than 300 works of art, see students displayed as "Living Art," have your face painted, participate in raffle drawings for a variety of themed baskets, and shop student-made jewelry, bookmarks and original paintings. This year's theme is "Starry Night." 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. ZUMBA CLASS – offered at the North Providence Mancini Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd. Classes open to the public; $5 drop- in fee; free to North Providence Mancini Members. Call 401-231-0742 or visit https:// . 5:30 p.m. MEDITATION GROUP – meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the North Providence Union Free Library, 1810 Mineral Spring Ave. Call 401-353-5600. MIKE ZITO BAND – with special guest Jeremiah Johnson perform at Chan's, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Call 401-765- 1900 or visit . 8 p.m. Friday May 17 PHS 3RD ANNUAL OLD FASHIONED NEW ENGLAND CLAMBAKE – at Ponaganset High School, 137 Anan Wade Road, North Scituate. Tickets are $30 per person, and must be purchased in advance by May 1. Proceeds will be used to support Wreaths Across America programming. For tickets, call 401-338-6015 or 401-710-7500. 6:30 p.m. "ALL SHOOK UP" – This new musical com- edy is based on the book by Joe DiPietro presented by The Community Players, 350 Division St., Pawtucket. Visit http://www.the- . May 10-19. 7:30 p.m. VERDANT VIBES SPRING FESTIVAL – with the Luminarium Dance Company and Diary of Clouds at the Southside Cultural Center, 393 Broad St., Providence. A pro- gram combining acoustic and electronic music, movement, and visual art. Admission is $10-$20 at the door. Visit verdantvibes. com . 8 p.m. THE MIDTOWN MEN – reunites the stars from the original Broadway cast of "Jersey Boys" at the Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket. Tickets: $29-$65. Visit . 8 p.m. Saturday May 18 125TH ANNUAL MAY BREAKFAST – at North Scituate Baptist Church, 619 West Greenville Road, Scituate. The family-style menu includes eggs, ham, bacon, sausage, R.I. johnnycakes, and beverages. For more infor- mation, call 401-647-3238. 8 a.m. ANNUAL PLANT SALE – put on by The Blackstone Valley Garden Club, the Apple Blossom Garden Club and URI Master Gardeners at the Cumberland Monastery, 1464 Diamond Hill Road. Choose from a wide selection of healthy perennials and annuals ready to bloom in your garden. Event will be held rain or shine. 9 a.m. PLANT SALE – at Georgiaville Baptist Church, 100 Farnum Pike, Smithfield. will host its annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 18, from 9 to 11 a.m. Annuals and perennials will be available for purchase. Arrive early for the best selection. For more information, call 401-232-5925. PLANT SWAP – at East Smithfield Public Library, 50 Esmond St., Smithfield and will be sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Good six divisions of perennials, well-rooted cuttings of perennials, bulbs, shrubs, herbs and house-plants are all suitable. Free garden books and plant pots will also be available while they last. 9 a.m. ZUMBA WITH FRAN – offered at the North Providence Pool and Fitness Center, 1810 Mineral Spring Ave. Classes are sponsored by Golden Crest Nursing Center and are free for N.P. Pool and Fitness Center and N.P. Mancini Center members. $5 drop-in fee for non members. Call 401-353-7007. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY: ART AND ANIMALS – at Roger Williams Park Zoo, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence. Artwork and photographs of wildlife from 12 to 15 artists from Rhode Island and across New England, will be exhibited around the zoo. Zookeepers will be available to speak with visitors about the endangered ani- mals, including actions people can take to help them survive. For more information, visit . 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. VETERANS MEMORIAL MUSEUM – is open every Saturday and Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also open for tours by appoint- ment. The museum is located at 78 Earle St., Woonsocket. Call 401-222-9025. VISIT THE HOT POTATO SCHOOLHOUSE – at 671 Great Road, Lincoln. Step back in time as you enter the one-room schoolhouse at Chase Farm Park to when Lincoln was first formed as a town in 1871. Also opened will be Friends Meetinghouse, 471 Great Road, Lincoln one of the oldest and continuously operating houses in New England. 10 a.m. to noon. SPRING FLING VENDOR FAIR – hosted by the Chapel Street Congregational Church, 185 Chapel St., Lincoln. There will be a raffle and refreshments. Local vendors are selling candles, books, jewelry, plants, Mary Kay and Avon as well as handmade home items, art and more. Proceeds to support the Gardiner Youth Fund. 10 a.m. AMERICAN-FRENCH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY – located at 78 Earle St., Woonsocket, is open Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 401-765-6141. HIGH-LOW-JACK CARD GAME – at the Chepachet Grange, 28 Chopmist Hill Road, Glocester. There will be a penny social, prizes and refreshments. All are welcome. The building is handicapped-accessible. Call 401- 568-2011. 1 p.m. THE NATIONAL BREWERS LEAGUE – will host its New England Conference #1 Kickoff event from 3 to 7:45 p.m. at Hodgson Rotary Park at Old Slater Mill on Roosevelt Avenue in Pawtucket. Patrons can sample and vote for their favorite beer. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at www.nationalbrewers- . CHICKEN PARM DINNER – at North Foster Baptist Church, 81 East Killingly Road, Foster. Adults - $14. Children ages 5-10 are $7, and children younger than age 5 attend free. Call 401-647-5805 for reservations. Take-out din- ners will also be available. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ROAST BEEF SUPPER – at Moosup Valley Grange, 81 Moosup Valley Road, Foster. Seatings at 5 and 6:30 p.m. The dinner will be served family-style. Cost is $15 for adults and $7 for children ages 6-12. For reserva- tions, call 401-397-7069 or 401-392-0439. 5 p.m. BEER AND WINE TASTING – held by Scituate Foster Little League at the Glocester Country Club, 121 Wentworth Ave, Chepachet. Tickets are $35 and all proceeds will benefit the League. For tickets contact Erin Pannone at 401-741-1147 or They will also be available at the Gorham Field Concession Stand, through any SFLL board member and also at the door the night of the event. 6 p.m. FOLDED DREAMS BY ANGELA BOWEN – at Mixed Magic Theatre, 560 Mineral Spring Ave., Pawtucket. Angela Bowen's semi autobiographical play explores the conflict between dreams, art, ambition and reality. A pay-what-you-can event. Visit 7:30 p.m. CLCC SPRING CONCERT – presents "Once More With Feeling– a decade with Judith Lynn Stillman," at the American French Genealogical Society, 78 Earle St., Woonsocket. The program includes selections from Stillman's 10 years as the director of CLCC. Tickets are $15 per person. For more information, call 609-800-2522 or visit www.clccmusic,org . 7:30 p.m. PROVIDENCE SINGERS – present "The Heart of the Singer," at Immaculate Conception Church, 237 Garden Hills Drive, See SATURDAY, Page 8 table for dinner" and "You need to feed the dog now." The fewer the number of words contained in an instruction, the more authoritative it sounds. The reader might be amazed at the number of parents who've told me that simply learning how to properly give instructions and com- municate decisions (in both cases, use the fewest words possible and answer "Why?" or "Why not?" with "Because I said so") has completely turned their kids' behavior around. I call it "Leadership Speech" or "Alpha Speech" because it communi- cates to the child in question that the adult is in charge, and a child's natu- ral reaction to the proper delivery of authority is obedience. Now, you've obviously got some lost ground to make up for, but you can do this. Keep in mind that there's nothing "wrong" with your son. If there was a big problem, his teachers would be begging you to medicate him. In my next column, I'll describe a rehabilitative method I call "Kicking the Child Out of the Garden of Eden." You're going to need to do something to get your son's attention and convince him that life as he has known it with Momma is over. What I have in mind should turn the trick. Stay tuned! Family psychologist John Rosemond:, PARENTING From Page 3 ACROSS 1. Maintains posses- sion of 4. Other side 10. Comedienne Gasteyer 11. Lawn buildup 12. Southeast 14. Negative 15. Greek temple pillar 16. Blue 18. Pointless 22. Complete 23. Supervisor 24. Where kids bathe 26. Radio frequency 27. Cruel Roman emperor 28. Young woman (French) 30. Within 31. Civil Service Commission 34. Sarongs 36. Father 37. It grows on heads 39. A Spanish river 40. Boundary 41. Contains music 42. Causes to feel sorrow 48. Used to restrain 50. Fictional kids character 51. 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