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The North Providence Breeze 05-22-2019

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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6 CALENDAR MAY 22-28, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER LIVING EDITION Thursday May 23 "SEUSSICAL: THE MUSICAL" – presented by the Beacon Theatre Workshop May 23-26 at Beacon Charter School, Main Street, Woonsocket. Seating is limited, and tickets can be purchase in advance at beacon.booktix.com . PAWTUCKET ARTS COLLABORATIVE SPRING MEMBER EXHIBITION – A col- lection of art in all genres and mediums from the members of the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative. Free and open to the public Thursdays through June 20 and Fridays through June 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 1-5 p.m. through June 16. Contact Lin at membershippac@gmail.com. CHESS GAMES – at the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, every Thursday, 1-4 p.m. All welcome. Call Vic Blank at 401-263-3888 for infor- mation. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. NONDENOMINATIONAL BIBLE TALK – at North Scituate Library, 606 West Greenville Road. Free to all. 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. CUMBERLAND LIBRARY FRIENDS BOOKSTORE – offers used books, sorted and categorized, for sale. Books are $1 or less. Book donations are also accepted. 1464 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. Call Nancy at 401-334-3268 with questions. New hours:. 5 p.m. to 7:30 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://man- cinicenter.com . 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. 6:30 p.m. POETRY SLAM – The Attleboro Arts Museum, 86 Park St., Attleboro, Mass., will hold a head- to-head, live-judged Poetry Slam. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. An open mic will be held at 7 p.m. and the Poetry Slam begins at 7:15 p.m. The event is free of charge, although donations to the museum will be accepted. Reservations are requested but not required. Call the museum at 508-222-2644, ext. 10 or email office@attleboroarts- museum.org by Tuesday, May 21. 6:30 p.m. KIRK WHIPPLE & MARILYN MORALES – First Congregational Church UCC of North Attleborough, 675 Old Post Road, will welcome the husband and wife duo pianists/ composers. They will perform in an evening of music for one piano, four hands and doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $25 general, $20 Students and seniors, children 5 to 17 free. For more information call Ed Clavette at 508-212-4774 or visit www.old- townucc.orgfor more details. 7 p.m. ARTISTS CIRCLE FOR ADULTS – held every Thursday at the Woonsocket Harris Public Library, 303 Clinton St., 7:15 p.m. A non- instructional gathering. Bring your own supplies or a project you are working on and meet with fellow artists and get inspired. Call the library at 401-769-9044 for more information. 7:15 p.m. Friday May 24 SALSA DANCING – every Friday at the North Providence Mancini Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., North Providence. Learn all the latest dance moves. Call 401-231-0742. 1 p.m. Saturday May 25 INDOOR YARD SALE – open every Saturday, 8 a..m-1 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m-1 p.m., at the Woonsocket Cat Sanctuary, 266 Mendon Road, Woonsocket. New items every week. All proceeds benefit the cat sanctuary. Call 401-765-4174. (All day) "SEUSSICAL: THE MUSICAL" – presented by the Beacon Theatre Workshop May 23-26 at Beacon Charter School, Main Street, Woonsocket. Seating is limited, and tickets can be purchase in advance at beacon.booktix.com . (All day) BIRDING ON THE BLACKSTONE – Bird walk at the Cumberland Library/Monastery, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, 8-10 a.m. Register with Beth at veery@char- ter.net. In case of rain, the walk will be held the following morning. 8 a.m. CUMBERLAND LIBRARY FRIENDS BOOKSTORE – Friends Bookstore at the Cumberland Public Library offers used books, sorted and categorized, for sale. Books are $1 or less. Book dona- tions are also accepted. New hours:. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 1464 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. Call Nancy at 401-334-3268 with questions. 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. 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. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. AMERICAN-FRENCH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY – locat- ed at 78 Earle St., Woonsocket, is open Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 401-765-6141. 10 a.m. WOODLANDS AND WATERWAYS WALK – at Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park, 287 Oak St., Uxbridge, Mass. This walk will take you along the banks of the Blackstone Canal and through areas of field and woodland. Learn about how the canal and agricul- ture shaped the landscape to what it is today. About 2 miles. Call 508- 278-7604 for more information. 10 a.m. WATCH A BLACKSMITH AT WORK – The traditions of turn- of-the-century blacksmithing can be experienced with a trip to the Hannaway Blacksmith Shop on 671 Great Road, Lincoln. Step inside this historic shop and watch the blacksmith at work as he fires up the forge to heat the metal and then craft his hand-forged piece with hammer and anvil. Stop in anytime between 8 a.m.- noon. For more information, www.hearthside- house.org, or call 401-726-0597. 6:15 p.m. NITRO CIRCUS: YOU GOT THIS – at McCoy Stadium, 1 Columbus Ave., Pawtucket, 7 p.m. Features at star-studded cast of top-tier international athletes. For tickets, visit pawsox.com or NitroCircus. com. 7 p.m. Sunday May 26 NATURE AND HERITAGE RIVERBOAT TOURS – aboard the Blackstone Valley Explorer begin for the season, at 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m., departing from Festival Pier, 100 Tim Healey Way, Pawtucket. Hear stories of the workers, residents and early settlers of the Blackstone River Valley, and as the 45-minute tours wind along the waters and thick foliaged riverbanks. Visit www.rivertourblackstone.com or call the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council at 401-724-2200. R.I. POST CARD CLUB – cel- ebrates its 61st birthday at its meeting and sale at the Knights of Columbus, 15 Bassett St., North Providence. Post cards of all descriptions including town views and holiday greetings along with other historical books and paper items will be available for sale. A potluck buffet will be served at noon. Guests and club members are requested to bring along their favorite dish. The meeting and sale is open to the public and there is no admission charge. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. BLACKSTONE'S MEMORIAL DAY PARADE – forms at noon at the JFK/AF Maloney Complex at 200 Lincoln St. and steps off at 1 p.m. Following the parade at the Town Municipal Center from 2 to 9:30 p.m. will be a vendor fair including food and arts/crafts, live entertainment, and amusement rides for children in Roosevelt Park. Admission is free. 1 p.m. CUMBERLAND WIDOW SUPPORT GROUP – Held every Sunday at 2 p.m. at Chapel Hill Senior Living, 10 Old Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. Call 774-266- 7923 for more information. 2 p.m. Monday May 27 MEMORIAL DAY FOSTER MEMORIAL DAY WREATH LAYING AND PARADE – Beginning at 8:45 a.m., the parade kicks off from Foster Center and North Roads and proceeds to the town memorial located at the Eddy Building on South Killingly Road. If it rains, the parade will be cancelled and the observance will take place at the Foster Center Fire Station at 9 a.m. 8:45 a.m. SCITUATE MEMORIAL DAY PARADE – American Legion Post 19 invites the public to its Memorial Day parade and exer- cises, starting at Berkander Field in North Scituate. In the event of rain, ceremonies will be held in the Community House. 10 a.m. GLOCESTER MEMORIAL DAY PARADE – Hosted by the Gloucester Light Infantry. The parade starts at the Chepachet Meeting House, 1213 Putnam Pike, and marches through Chepachet, stopping at different war memori- als to place wreaths. The parade continues to Acote Hill Cemetery, 1049 Putnam Pike, for a memorial ceremony where an Iraq War vet- eran will speak. Ponaganset High School's band will perform. 10:30 a.m. THE NORTH SMITHFIELD MEMORIAL DAY PARADE – will step off from Slatersville Plaza at 10:30 a.m. Immediately follow- ing 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. 10:30 a.m. MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE – hosted by the City of Woonsocket and the United Veterans Council at United Veterans Council Park on Davison Street. 10:30 a.m. Davison Street, Woonsocket. MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE – Veterans' Memorial, Deerfield Park, Smithfield. Hosted by American Legion Balfour-Cole Post 64, Smithfield Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2929 and its Auxiliary. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m., with a parade of colors featuring the honor guards from the Smithfield Police Department and the Smithfield Fire Department. Donations of new socks and underwear are requested and will be distributed to homeless veterans around the state. 10:30 a.m. LINCOLN'S MEMORIAL DAY PARADE – , held rain or shine, starts at 11 a.m. and will kick off at Keefe Funeral Home, 5 Higginson Ave. Following the parade will be a celebration with food trucks and The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management announces that STATE BEACHES will officially be open daily from Saturday, May 25 – the traditional start of the summer outdoor recreation season – until Labor Day. To purchase season parking passes, visit www.riparks.com. Continues on next page

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