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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 08-07-2019

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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PAWTUCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | AUGUST 7-13, 2019 CALENDAR 13 Wednesday August 7 CURSIVE WRITING PROGRAM – at East Smithfield Public Library, 50 Esmond St. This is a six-week program taught by a retired elementary school teacher, designed for chil- dren in 3rd grade or older. To register or for more information, call the library at 401-231- 5150. 10 a.m. RIDES OF DISCOVERY – Ride along the Blackstone River Greenway from Blackstone to Uxbridge, Mass., and enjoy interpreta- tion along the way. Meet at the Blackstone River Greenway parking area, 93 Canal St., Blackstone. Helmets are required. Visit https://blackstoneheritagecorridor.org . 6:30 p.m. RWP POPS CONCERT – featuring the R.I. Philharmonic Orchestra, at the Temple to Music in Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence. Free and open to the public. The rain date is Aug. 8. 7 p.m. STARGAZING AT CHASE FARM – An eve- ning of stargazing at Chase Farm Park, 671 Great Road, Lincoln. Members of Skyscrapers, an organization of astronomy enthusiasts, provide the guided tour of the night sky. Reservations are recommended. Cost is $5/per person; free for ages 5 and under. Contact info@hearthsidehouse.org or call 401-726-0597. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. THE NICK MOSS BAND – featuring Dennis Gruenling performs at Chan's, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door. Visit www.chanseggrollsand- jazz.com . 8 p.m. Thursday August 8 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. 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. SOUNDS OF THE 60S: FROM THE BLUES TO THE BEATLES – A free live performance with 10 Providence teens and professional musicians, Thursday and Friday, 5 p.m., at Prospect Terrace, 54 Congdon St., Providence. Bring a blanket and picnic. Visit www.stag- esoffreedom.org . NETWORKING AT NIGHT – event at Twin River Casino Hotel, 100 Twin River Road North Entrance, hosted by the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce. Meet three new business professionals. Enjoy food and drinks and tour the hotel. For members the event costs $10 and for non-members $30. For more information or to register visit https://tinyurl.com/y3jet9tz. 5 p.m. DAGGETT FARM SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – at Slater Memorial Park, 426 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, Thursdays at 6 p.m. This week: Hipshot Band. BURBAGE & BARD SUMMER SHAKESPEARE – The Burbage Theatre Company will present "Julius Caesar" at Isle Brewers Guild, 461 Main St., Pawtucket. The performance is free for everyone. Email info@burbagetheatre.org or call 401-484- 0355. 7 p.m. Friday August 9 "NEWSIES" – presented at Theatre by the Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road, Wakefield. For tickets, visit www.theatrebythesea.com . BLOCK PARTY – on Block Island for mem- bers of the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce. All members of all Chambers of Commerce are invited to a cookout at Champlin's Hotel, Marina & Resort on Block Island. Pre-registration is recommended. Make ferry reservations through the Chamber and receive free treats and coupons for the Island. When registering put "NRI Chamber" under Chamber Affiliation. To register or for more information, visit http://www.chamber- blockparty.com. 1 p.m. SARAH BORGES AND SIDY MAIGA – per- form at the Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series, at River Island Park, 95 Bernon St., Woonsocket. Concerts are free. Enjoy local food trucks, an on-site bar, kids activities, and more. Visit https://concerts.levittamp. org/woonsocket for more information. 5 p.m. FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS – every Friday through Sept. 27, at Carousel Village in Roger Williams Park, Providence. Experience the array of foods and sweets from a variety of vendors, take a ride on the historic carousel, ride the Carousel Express train and enjoy pony rides, weather permitting. Free admis- sion. Starts at 5 p.m. visit www.rwpzoo.org . 5 p.m. CUMBERLANDFEST – This annual summer- time event features live music, an inflatable obstacle course, bingo, amusement rides, vendors, arts, crafts, food, and more at Diamond Hill Park, 4097 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. BURBAGE & BARD SUMMER SHAKESPEARE – The Burbage Theatre Company will present "Julius Caesar" at Rose Larisa Memorial Park, 701 Bullocks Point Ave., Riverside. The performance is free for everyone. Email info@burbagetheatre.org or call 401-484-0355. 7 p.m. R&B HERITAGE MONTH FESTIVAL – hosted by the Rhode Island Rhythm & Blues Preservation Society at the Cape Verdean Progressive Center, 329 Grosvenor Ave., East Providence. RI Ladies Sing the Blues will perform, featuring Becky Bass and Michelle Cruz. Also performing will be Paul Williams and the R&B Preservation Hall Band. There will be a raffle, snacks and a cash bar/ kitchen. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. For advance tickets, call 401- 461-0012 or email rirbps@gmail.com. Visit www.bluespreservationsociety.org for more information. 7:30 p.m. BRUCE IN THE USA – a Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band tribute at the Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket. Tickets are $21-$31 and are available at the Stadium Theatre Box Office or by calling 401-762-4545 and online at www.stadi- umtheatre.com . 8 p.m. JOHN FOGARTY – performs at Bold Point Park, 555 Waterfront Drive, East Providence. Tickets are $40-$225. Visit https://water- frontconcerts.com/event/john-fogerty- bpp-2019 . Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 8 p.m. Saturday August 10 NORTH SCITUATE FARMERS MARKET – at the Village Green, Scituate Art Festival grounds, at West Greenville Road and Silk Lane. WIC and senior coupons are accepted. For more information, visit www.farmfreshri. org . 9 a.m. to noon. 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. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 1464 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. Call Nancy at 401-334-3268 with questions. CHRIST CHURCH THRIFT SHOP – at 1643 Lonsdale Ave, Lincoln, (entrance on John Street). Summer hours: Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon. Departments include furniture, house- hold items, family clothing, special occasion apparel, baby and toddler essentials, shoes, jewelry, seasonal decorations, craft supplies, and books. 9 a.m. to noon. ULTIMATE LIGHTHOUSE TOUR – See 19 active and inactive Rhode Island historic lighthouses, while taking in breathtaking views of the Newport Pell, Bridge, Gaspee Point, Prudence Island and other spots along the way. Meet at 100 Save The Bay Drive, Providence. The cost is $95 for Save The Bay and U.S. Lighthouse Society members, seniors and children aged 3-12; $105 for non-members. For tickets, visit http://www. savebay.org/lighthouse-ultimateay.org . 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. THE SATURDAY BRUNCH – Bunch Toastmasters club will hold its next meeting at the Cumberland Public Library, Hayden Center, 1464 Diamond Hill Road.The public is welcome to come and see how Toastmasters can help you develop your public speaking and leadership skills. For more information, e-mail sbbtm31@gmail.com or call 508-293- 1488. 9:15 a.m. GUIDED CANOE TRIPS ON THE BLACKSTONE – Two one-hour trips at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at the Friends of the Blackstone River Environmental Center, 100 New River Road, Lincoln. Cost is $20 per person. Must have two people per canoe. All instruction and supplies included. Children 5 and up must be accompanied by an adult. Call Bob Charpentier 401-688-4416. HAND-WEAVING DROP-INS – offered at Trad Arts Studio at Old Slater Mill, 67 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket. Drop in between 10 a.m. and noon. Parking is free in the lot next to the mill. Email info@slatermill.org, or call 401-725-8638 ext.106. 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 appoint- ment. The museum is located at 78 Earle St., Woonsocket. Call 401-222-9025. THE LOOFF: EAST PROVIDENCE ARTS FESTIVAL – at Crescent Park, 700 Bullocks Point Ave., Riverside. Free admission. Free parking, with shuttle service from Oldham School. 110 artists, artisans, makers, authors, and community partners participating. Visit www.eastprovidencearts.org . 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. CUMBERLANDFEST – This annual summer- time event features live music, an inflatable obstacle course, bingo, amusement rides, ven- dors, arts, crafts, food, beer garden from 1 to 9 p.m., and more at Diamond Hill Park, 4097 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. The James Montgomery performs at 8 p.m. Fireworks display at 10 p.m. Noon to 11 p.m. CRANKING & SHANKING FEST – presented by The Mighty Mighty Boss Tones at The Met Couryard, 1005 Main St. In addition to The Boss Tones the show will feature an appearance by The Amazing Royal Crowns plus Voodoo Glow Skulls, and Buck-0-Nine. Tickets are $37.50 and are available at www. themetri.com. Doors open at 5 p.m. The event will also and will feature local craft beer and food vendors. 6 p.m. BURBAGE & BARD SUMMER SHAKESPEARE – The Burbage Theatre Company will present "Julius Caesar" at Slater Park, Newport Avenue, Pawtucket. The performance is free for everyone. Email info@burbagetheatre.org or call 401-484- 0355. 6 p.m. THE LESTERS – perform a one night only concert at Woodlawn Baptist Church, 337 Lonsdale Ave., Pawtucket. Just Us 4 will open. The concert is free and will be held in the main church. CDs and other materials will be available. For more information, call 401- 724-6390. 6:30 p.m. RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS – Bill Medley and Bucky Heard, will perform at the Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket. Ticket prices range from $36, $46, $56, and $66 depending on seating. Tickets are avail- able at the Stadium Theatre Box Office or by calling 401-762-4545 and online at www. stadiumtheatre.com . 8 p.m. Sunday August 11 LINCOLN JOHNNY LIGHTNING RACE CLUB – Race Hot Wheels, Matchbox and Johnny Lightning cars at the MacColl YMCA Program Center, 26 Breakneck Hill Road, Lincoln. Doors open at 8:30 a.m., racing starts around 10:30 a.m. Also race Hot Wheels Monster Trucks to help raise money for A Wish Come True. There are also vendor tables with Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Johnny Lightnings and other die cast cars to buy, sell, and trade. There are also raffle prizes and door prizes. Call Jeremy Morin at 401-248-1625 or visit www.ljlrc.com . SUNDAY FUNDAYS – hosted by the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park at the Blackstone River State Park, around the Blackstone River State Park Visitor Center, I-295 North, Lincoln. Program runs through Aug. 25. This week's topic: The Blackstone Valley Goes to War. Learn how the Blackstone Valley contributed to the war effort and meet World War II Veterans and hear their stories. Visit www.nps.gov/blrv . 10 a.m. DANIELS FARMSTEAD FARMERS MARKET AND TOURS – Fresh vegetables are growing in the Daniels Garden. Other vendors will be on hand offering locally grown fruits and veg- etables and more. The grill will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Entertainment will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Contact Justine Brewer at justine @ southwickszoo.com or 1-508-726-2042. CUMBERLANDFEST – The annual summer- time event features live music, an inflatable obstacle course, bingo, amusement rides, ven- dors, arts, crafts, food, beer garden from 1 to 9 p.m., and more at Diamond Hill Park, 4097 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. Cumberland High School Band performs at 12:30 p.m. Noon to 10 p.m. FOURTH ANNUAL DUFFLE BAG BASH – held by Adoption Rhode Island at the Matunuck Community Center, 619 Matunuck Beach Road, Matunuck. The admission for kids is a free duffle bag and for adults it's a donation of a duffle bag and/or a $25 gift card. Guests are asked to pre-register at www.dufflebagbash.eventbrite.com, though walk-ins are welcomed. No pets. Anyone See CALENDAR, Page 21 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 $40! The ad will be in more than 8,000 papers. Deadline: Fridays at 3 p.m. Call 401-334-9555. Dial 0 for details. Prepayment is required. Adve•ise your Volunteer Organization's Fund-raiser on Calendar Pages Call Carol at 860-385-4059 or Amy at 1-800-677-2773 (Toll Free) host.asse.com or email info@asse.com

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