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The North Providence Breeze 05-22-2019

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2 ENTERTAINMENT MAY 22-28, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER LIVING EDITION year's route, kicking off at Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Higginson Ave. The parade will go north to Walker Street and east to Chapel Street before merging onto Great Road and ending at Chase Farm. Following the parade will be a celebration with food trucks and live music, including the band Grow Your Own Band, at the newly built Visitor Center at Chase Farm, 669 Great Road, until 3 p.m. Admission is free. At the event, the parade committee will award the William Horlbogen Memorial award to a civic group and the SFC Carl Dumas Award for a com- mercial entry. Pawtucket remembers local veterans Honoring the 151st anni- versary of Memorial Day, the Pawtucket Veterans Council, Mayor Donald Grebien and other city offi- cials will host a ceremony on May 27 at 11 a.m. to remember Pawtucket resi- dents who died while in the Armed Services. The event, at Pawtucket's Memorial Park at the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and Exchange Street, is family- friendly and open to the public. For more information, contact John Gallo, presi- dent of Pawtucket Veterans Council, at 401-573-7057. NP introduces Ahlborg Memorial Day 5K before parade North Providence's 12th annual Memorial Day Parade on May 27 begins at 1 p.m. at North Providence High School's front lot. Marchers will head east on Mineral Spring Avenue and turn north onto Douglas Avenue, ending at Governor John A. Notte, Jr. Park for a celebration and wreath lay- ing ceremony. The Cumberland High School Clipper Band will perform and reveal their new uniforms during the parade. Preceding the parade is the inaugural North Providence Ahlborg Memorial Day 5K at noon, which starts at RE/ MAX Preferred offices, 1417 Douglas Ave. A Kids Fun Run begins at 11:30 a.m. For full race info, visit memorial5k.com . North Smithfield holds parade and Heritage Fair The North Smithfield Memorial Day parade will step off from Slatersville Plaza at 10:30 a.m. on May 27. After stopping at Town Hall for a traditional sol- emn remembrance program led by VFW members, the parade will continue to The Village Haven where food and refreshments will be provided for all participants, courtesy of the Narodowy family and Scott McGee. Immediately following the parade will be the North Smithfield Heritage Fair from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Heritage Hall, Kendall Dean School, and the Church Common in Slatersville. New this year, the event includes antiques, Touch- A-Truck, food and drinks, National Park Service walk- ing tours, Civil War re-enac- tors, and more. The event is sponsored by the North Smithfield Heritage Association in partnership with Slatersville Congregational Church UCC, North Smithfield School, Police, DPW, Emergency Management and Fire Departments, and Engage North Smithfield. 5K Run/Walk pre- cedes observance in Woonsocket Hosted by the city of Woonsocket and the United Veterans Council, a Memorial Day Observance will be held on May 27, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Veterans Council Park on Davison Street. Prior to the event will be the 6th annual George Nasuti Novans Pride 5K Run/Walk at 8:30 a.m. at The Gym LLC at 2168 Diamond Hill Road. Proceeds from the race – held in memory of Nasuti, a North Smithfield resident, coach, educator, adminis- trator, and athletic direc- tor in the city – benefit the Woonsocket Athletic Department. In addition to the race, there will be refreshments, local vendors, and music, as well as a fun run at 8 a.m. for children ages 5-9. The fee to participate is $20, $15 for children ages 10-17, and $5 for kids ages 5-9. Families or teams of three or more participants can receive a discount. Blackstone hosts parade and vendor fair May 26 Blackstone's Memorial Day parade will take place on Sunday, May 26. The parade forms at noon at the JFK/AF Maloney Complex at 200 Lincoln St. and steps off at 1 p.m. Taking a left onto Mendon Street, a left onto Main Street, and a right onto St. Paul Street, it concludes at the Town Municipal Center. Following the parade at the Municipal Center from 2 to 9:30 p.m. will be a ven- dor fair including food and arts/crafts, live entertain- ment, and amusement rides for the children in Roosevelt Park located behind the Municipal Center and a fire- works display at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free. Live entertainment includes music by BMR Jazz Band from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m., Slick Willy from 4 to 6:30 p.m., and Whiskey Knights from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Smithfield's Memorial Day ceremony is at Deerfield Park American Legion Balfour- Cole Post 64, Smithfield Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2929 and its Auxiliary will hold a joint memorial service at the Veterans' Memorial at Deerfield Park on May 27, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will include a parade of col- ors featuring the honor guards from the Smithfield Police Department and the Smithfield Fire Department. Together with the Smithfield Senior Center, in support of Operation Stand Down Rhode Island, donations of new socks and underwear will be collected and distributed to homeless veterans around the state. Scituate parade kicks off at Berkander Field American Legion Post 19 invites the public to its Memorial Day parade and exercises on May 27 at 10 a.m., starting at Berkander Field in North Scituate. In the event of rain, cer- emonies will be held in the Community House. Glocester parade winds through Chepachet Hosted by the Gloucester Light Infantry, a Memorial Day parade will take place on May 27 at 10:30 a.m. The parade starts at the Chepachet Meeting House, 1213 Putnam Pike, and marches through Chepachet, stopping at different war memorials to place wreaths. The parade continues to Acote Hill Cemetery, 1049 Putnam Pike, for a memo- rial ceremony where an Iraq War veteran will speak. Ponaganset High School's band will perform. Wreath laying and parade in Foster The town of Foster will observe Memorial Day with a parade and wreath laying on May 27. Beginning at 8:45 a.m., the parade kicks off from Foster Center and North Roads and proceeds to the town memorial locat- ed at the Eddy Building on South Killingly Road. If it rains, the parade will be cancelled and the obser- vance will take place at the Foster Center Fire Station at 9 a.m. MEMORIAL From Page One Students from area schools will perform with the R.I. Philharmonic Orchestra PROVIDENCE – Some 12,000 3rd-, 4th- and 5th- graders representing 102 schools will perform with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets, 1 Ave of the Arts, on Thursday, May 23, and Friday, May 24, between 9:30 a.m. and noon. The Link Up concerts mark the culmination of a school-year music educa- tion program throughout Southern New England. Joe Wilson, Jr. of Trinity Rep is the celebrity host. Each participating student received a quality soprano recorder and workbook as part of a 12-unit curricu- lum on basic music literacy through performance. In addition, the program pro- vides professional develop- ment for all participating teachers. For more information, visit www.ri-philharmonic.org . So many papers, so little investment. 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