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The Valley Breeze & Observer 06-13-2019

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VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER LIVING EDITION | JUNE 12-18, 2019 CALENDAR OF EVENTS 9 is Gone Night's People Gather to Sing is by Ricardo Pitts-Wiley and Robert Schleeter. To purchase tickets visit, trinityrep.com. 7:30 p.m. MICHAEL BRADLEY SINGS THE CROONERS – in the Stadium Theatre's Marquee Room, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket. Tickets are $26. Visit www. stadiumtheatre.com . 8 p.m. LIL ED AND THE BLUES IMPERIALS – will perform at Chan's, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. Tickets in advance are $25 and at the door, $30. With The Big Sound Of Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, the band continues to bring their blistering Chicago blues to "Ed Heads" new and old. 8 p.m. "LOVE AND OTHER FABLES" – A musi- cal comedy presented at Theatre by the Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road, Wakefield, May 29-June 16. For tickets, www.theatrebythe- sea.com . 8 p.m. Saturday June 15 BIRDING ON THE BLACKSTONE – Bird Walk at Blackstone Gateway Park at the new Visitor Center, 15 McKeon Road, Worcester, Mass., 8-10 a.m. Register with Beth at veery@charter.net. If it is raining at the time of the walk, the walk will be held the follow- ing morning. Binoculars are suggested but not essential. 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 donations 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. 39TH FESTIVAL OF HISTORIC HOUSES – presented by the Providence Preservation Society in the East Side's Paterson Park Neighborhood. Self-guided private house tours will take place Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., while Sunday, June 16, will feature guided walking tours of the neighborhood and its green spaces. For tickets, visit provi- dencehousetour.com . 10 a.m. BURRILLVILLE FAMILY FUN FAIR – returns for the 28th year at the Stillwater Mill Center adjacent to the Jesse Smith Library on Tinkham Lane. The rain date will be June 22. The Burrillville Parks and Recreation Department is working in col- laboration with the Burrillville Farmer's Market and Jesse Smith Library. Anyone interested in assisting or participating in this event or any program offered by the Parks & Recreation Department, contact the department at 401-568-9470 or email at Parksandrec@Burrillville.org. 10 a.m. VETERANS MEMORIAL MUSEUM – is open every Saturday and Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also open for tours by appointment. The museum is located at 78 Earle St., Woonsocket. Call 401-222-9025. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. SUMMER SOLSTICE FESTIVAL – by Blackstone River Theatre, at Diamond Hill Park, Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Four stages of Celtic and world music, plus Irish step dance, face painting and craft and food vendors. Featured acts include Atwater-Donnelly Trio, The Hanneke Cassel Band, Kevin Crawford, Cillian Valleley, Patrick Doocey, Eastern Medicine Singers, The Gnomes, HighTime, La Croisée D'Antan, Bonnie & Dan Milner, Partington & Sweeney, Roscommon Soles featuring Kevin Doyle with Sheila Falls, Josh Kane, Owen Marshall, M.L. Partington, Torrin Ryan, session tent with Bob Drouin, Tir Na Nog Irish Dance, The Vox Hunters. Admission $15 adults, $12 seniors, $5 children, free for children younger than 5. Rain date Sunday, June 16. Visit www.river- folk.org . 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. BORDERS FARM PRESENTS THE PROVIDENCE BRIGADE BAND – 31 North Road, Foster. Docents will provide house tours of the 1840 Phillips Farmhouse from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.. At 11 a.m., a draft horse demonstration will be presented. At 1:30 p.m., Foster Scout Troop 101 will conduct a flag retirement ceremony. The Providence Brigade Band begins their perfor- mance at 2 p.m. For more information, visit the Borders Farm website at www.borders- farm.org. 11 a.m. AIR VENTURES FLYING SCHOOL – will host its Flight School, located at North Central State Airport, 300 Jenckes Hill Road in Smithfield, from noon to 5 p.m. The event will feature $40 intro flights, free food and drinks, games and prizes, and a simulator station for children and adults. For more information, call 401-216-9359. SUMMER READING KICKOFF – at East Smithfield Public Library, 50 Esmond St. Children up to the age of 12 are encouraged to visit the library and sign up for summer reading. Refreshments will be served. Sign- ups will also continue through Friday, June 28. For more information, call 401-231-5150, ext. 3. Noon to 2 p.m. 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. RELAY FOR LIFE OF NORTHERN RHODE ISLAND – at the Smithfield High School track, 90 Pleasant View Ave., Smithfield. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society. This is a family event with fundraisers for all ages. There will be face painting, games, bingo, music and more. Visit www.relayfor- life.org/northernri or email northernrirelay@ yahoo.com. 2 to 11 p.m. CINEMA UNDER THE STARS – Scituate Youth Drama will present Cinema Under the Stars with a presentation of the movie "Grease" at the Hope Pond Field on Ryefield Road, Scituate. Parking lot opens at 6 p.m. Cost is $10 per car. Full concession will be offered. The grill opens at 6 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs. GILLETTE STADIUM MONSTER JAM – at Gillette Stadium, 1 Patriot Place, Foxboro, Mass. Adrenaline-charged, high-flying, four-wheel excitement for the entire family. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased at www.monsterjam.com . 7 p.m. NIGHT'S PEOPLE – presented by the Mixed Magic Theatre at Trinity Rep, 201 Washington St., in Providence. When the Sun is Gone Night's People Gather to Sing is by Ricardo Pitts-Wiley and Robert Schleeter. To purchase tickets visit, trinityrep.com. 7:30 p.m. SARAH POTENZA – will perform two shows at Chan's, 267 Main St. in Woonsocket, at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for the 8 p.m. show, $15 for the 10 p.m. show and $25 for both shows. Purchase at /www.chanseg- grollsandjazz.com/calendar.htm . 8 p.m. Sunday June 16 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-min- ute tours wind along the waters and thick foliaged riverbanks. Visit www.rivertour- blackstone.com or call the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council at 401-724-2200. (All day) WATCH A BLACKSMITH AT WORK – The traditions of turn-of-the-century blacksmith- ing 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. and noon. For more information, www.hearthsidehouse.org, or call 401-726-0597. CANAL WALK – at Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park. Meet at the River Bend Farm Visitor Center, 287 Oak St, Uxbridge, Mass. A guided walk along the Blackstone Canal. Find out about the canal's historical and cultural significance and its role in the farm to factory transformation of the Blackstone Valley. All walks end at start loca- tion. All ages welcome. Call 508-278-7604. 1 p.m. Monday June 17 SWINGING SQUARES WORKSHOP CLASS – Plus levels at Oaklawn Grange, 24, Searle Ave., Cranston. Admission is $6 per person. Bob Butler caller. Visit swingingsquares.com or call Jim at 508-654-6719. 7 p.m. Tuesday June 18 KNITTING AND CROCHET GROUP – The Needlers meets at the Union Free Public Library and Cultural Center, 1810 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence. Call 401-353- 5600. 10 a.m. BEGINNER LINE DANCING LESSONS – meets every Tuesday at the Glocester Senior Center, 1210 Putnam Pike, Chepachet. Call 401-710-9860. 12:45 p.m. EVENING BINGO – every Tuesday at the North Providence Mancini Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., North Providence. Doors open at 5 p.m. Bingo starts at 6 p.m. Over $1,500 in cash prizes. Admission is $10 and specials are $1 each. Call 401-231-0742. 6 p.m. Wednesday June 19 EGGS & ISSUES BREAKFAST – featuring Education Commissioner Angélica Infante- Green at Kirkbrae Country Club, 197 Old River Road, Lincoln, sponsored by NRI Chamber of Commerce. $20 members, $40 non-members. To register visit, https://tinyurl.com/y4ky- 4wxc. 7:45 a.m. MOVIE MATINEE WEDNESDAY – meets every Wednesday at the Union Free Public Library and Cultural Center, 1810 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence. These newly released films are intended for adult audienc- es and are free and open to the public. Bring a friend and a snack. Call 401-353-5600. 11 a.m. MEDITATION GROUP – meets at 1 pm at the Smithfield Senior Center, 1 William J Hawkins Jr. Trail. Call 401-949-4590. 1 p.m. KNIT AND CROCHET GROUP – meets at Union Free Public Library, 1810 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence. 401-353-5600. 7 p.m. From preceding page Do you know someone celebrating a July Birthday? The Valley Breeze Birthday Club for JULY will be printed on June 27, 2019. Forms should be received by The Valley Breeze by Friday, June 21, 2019. Send in the name of someone with his or her July birth date and $2 per edition and we'll include them in the club. The check should be made payable to The Valley Breeze for use in the Breeze charities fund. Mail to: The Valley Breeze, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite #204, Lincoln, RI 02865. Thank you! Greetings should be 10 words or less. Name: .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Date of Birth: ............................................................................................................................................ Age: .............................................................................. From: ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Contact Phone Number (for questions, not publication) ................................................................................................................................................. Edition (please check): Cumberland/Lincoln edition ($2) Pawtucket edition ($2) Observer edition ($2) North Smithfield/Blackstone/Woonsocket edition ($2) North Providence edition ($2) answers Are you a Church, Scout Group, Spos Team or School hosting a Pancake Breakfast, Cra Fair, Pasta Dinner or any other type of fund-raiser this season? You can buy an ad of this size for only $50! The ad will be in more than 18,000 papers. Deadline: Fridays at 3 p.m. Call 401-334-9555. Dial 0 for details. Prepayment is required. Adve•ise your Volunteer Organization's Fundraiser on Calendar Pages in the Fellowship Hall Saturday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. RAIN OR SHINE Darlington Congregational Church 85 Central Ave., Pawtucket EVERYTHING MUST GO!!!!!! Make an offer, take it with you. All sales money will go to Darlington Congregational Church, accepting cash or checks. Craft books, cook books, quilt shelves, collectible, milk glass, pewter, various figurines, many miscellaneous items. Refreshments will be served.

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