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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 07-11-2019

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 / ENTERTAINMENT JULY 11-17, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE LIVING EDITION the war was," Gray said, with arti- facts from Britain, Japan, Canada, Germany, and more. The center also has a theater that seats 35 and a library with more than 500 WWII-related books, Gray said. The collection can take a couple of hours to go through, he said. With lots of multimedia platforms, "it's not like a regular museum," Gray said. "'Museum' sounds old and dusty. This isn't old and dusty." Every visitor receives one of the foundation's documentary films so they can continue their education after they leave, he said. Some locals, including veterans from Woonsocket and Smithfield, have been featured in Gray's films, which range in length from 60 to 90 minutes and have been narrated by Bill Belichick, Dan Aykroyd, Tom Selleck, Gary Sinise, Matthew Broderick, and others. The docu- mentaries air on public television stations in the U.S. and around the world. Between the artifacts, theater, library, and a sound system which plays radio and news broadcasts from the war, Gray said he wanted to give students an experience they don't typically have in school. Since opening in January, 500 stu- dents – mostly from Rhode Island – and a couple hun- dred members of the public, including vet- erans from different wars and conflicts, have visited the cen- ter, Gray said. "We anticipate that it will grow now," he said. "The student turnout has been really, really good." Finding a space for the center had been in the works for five years, Gray said. The center is in phase one right now, but Gray said he hopes to expand it in the future and add more days and times for the public to visit. He's waiting to see what the demand will be first, he said. Aside from Gray and a director of operations, the center is run by vol- unteers, he said, adding that veterans will help answer questions during large group tours. Gray said he's interested in feed- back from the public. The foundation also plans to start a podcast, produced live from the center, and has purchased handheld audio tour guides for visitors as they walk around the center, he said. Admission is $15 for adults, and free for children 12 and younger. There is no cost for school groups or WWII veterans to visit the center. For more information, call 401- 644-8244 or visit www.wwiifounda- and click on the "Education Center" link. GRAY Visitors to the WORLD WAR II FOUNDATION GLOBAL EDUCATION CENTER can see a Pearl Harbor display including a section of the USS Arizona battleship. The center is located at 344 Main St., South Kingstown. EDUCATION From Page One Place your classified ad online at Thursday July 11 CREATING CONNECTIONS WITH THE AUTISM PROJECT – at the Woonsocket Harris Public Library, 303 Clinton St. Program was developed to assist concerned families and professionals to access screen- ing, evaluation, and appropriate services for children, youth, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder or related developmen- tal disabilities. Register with Linda Brunetti at or 401-785- 2666, ext. 76045. 10 a.m. to noon. SPACE SHIP CRAFTS – using household items including include foam dishes, plastic cups, straws and gemstones. Each vessel will also contain an alien to drive it. This will take place at the Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road. 11 a.m. MEDITATION GROUP – meets every Thursday at the Lincoln Senior Center, 150 Jenckes Hill Road, Lincoln. Call 401-753- 7000. 1 p.m. 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 information. 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. BLACKSTONE PARKS CONSERVANCY SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – at the Trolley Shelter on Blackstone Boulevard, Providence, across from the entrance of Swan Point Cemetery, 585 Blackstone Blvd. Entertainment will feature Miss Wensday. Free jazz concert. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair. The rain date is Thursday, July 18. 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. DAGGETT FARM SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – at Slater Memorial Park, 426 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, Thursdays at 6 p.m. This week: Throwback to the 60s. 6 p.m. SUMMER FITNESS CLASSES – at the Cumberland Senior Center, 1464 Diamond Hill Road,90-minute class three times a week. All levels are welcome. Contact Kelly Brophy for more information at 508-802- 1647. 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. ANNIKA CHAMBERS – performs at Chan's, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Call 401- 765-1900 or visit www.chanseggrollsand- . 8 p.m. Friday July 12 "SINGING IN THE RAIN" – on stage at Theatre By the Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road, South Kingstown. Performances continue through July 13. Call the box office at 401- 782-8587. LEGO CLUB – at the Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road, returns for the summer. Kids who love to build are invited to come in and make what they'd like. 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