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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 08-08-2019

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VALLEY BREEZE LIVING EDITION | AUGUST 8-14, 2019 ENTERTAINMENT / CALENDAR 7 leafy foliage, to the beautiful yellow blossom to an edible food ready to eat is an exciting process to watch. I have fully enjoyed witnessing their project and family involvement. Yesterday, the boys came running out from the garden with the first two cucumbers, and gave one to me. The joy on their faces was priceless. There is nothing more delicious than fresh locally grown summer pro- duce, but it's even more grand when you grow it with your own two hands. What I liked about this week's recipe is the use of basil (of which we have plenty) with the tomatoes and zucchini. It could be a nice lunch served with a garden salad, or serve it as an appetizer. I had to cook it for the full 50 minutes, and I decided it definitely needed some fresh cracked black pep- per too. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family did. PRODUCE From Page 4 Thursday August 8 MORNING NATURE WALK – at the Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park, 287 Oak St., Uxbridge, Mass. Take a morning walk around the field paths and along the river. Leashed dogs welcome. About 1 mile. All ages welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 508- 278-7604. 9 a.m. AUTISM SPECIALIST – at Woonsocket Harris Public Library, 303 Clinton St., Woonsocket. Family Resource Specialist Linda Brunetti from the Autism Project provides information for parents of children with ASD every Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon. Contact Linda at Linda.Brunetti@lifes- pan.org or call 401-785-2666 ext. 76045 to verify her attendance. Takes place in the Children's Program Room. 10 a.m. to noon. 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. 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 profes- sional musicians, Thursday and Friday, 5 p.m., at Prospect Terrace, 54 Congdon St., Providence. Bring a blanket and picnic. Visit www.stagesoffreedom.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. COSMIC JUGGLING & VARIETY SHOW – by Michael Menes at the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, when he'll swing Chinese meteors, juggles the rings of Saturn and takes everyone on a journey out of this world with his Flying Saucers. This event is for children ages 3-10 and tickets are 50 cents per person. Visit www.cum- berlandlibrary.org or contact the Children's Room at 333-2552, ext. 3. 6 p.m. STONE WALLS OF RHODE ISLAND – at Historic Grange 39, 706 Hartford Pike, North Scituate. Presented by Rhode Island state archaeologist Timothy Ives and the Scituate Preservation Society. This program is an illustrated, one-hour presentation on the his- tory and character of stone walls across the state. For more information, call 401-828- 5355. 6:30 p.m. ZUMBA FITNESS CLASSES ALL LEVELS – at the Cumberland Senior Center, 1464 Diamond Hill Road. Beginners welcome. Bottled water Included. $5 per class but Cumberland residents pay $3 per class until Sept. 1. Call Kelley Brophy at 508-802-1647. 7 p.m. 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. 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. See FRIDAY, Page 10 'Hobbs & Shaw' entertains with blood-pumping action HHH The "Fast and Furious" films have been a colossal success worldwide and brought in a ton of money. I'm not sure personally how entertain- ing they truly are since it requires suspension of belief in a tremendous way. The earlier films were grounded somewhat in reality but as they have gone on, they've become slightly more unrealistic with cars driving through and into adjacent high-rise buildings among other daredevil and ridiculous acts. Dwayne Johnson who joined the franchise a few films back teams up with Jason Statham here in this new spinoff, "Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw." This film brings the two together as they are forced to face off against Idris Elba's character, Brixton, who is a sort of genetically enhanced human. Johnson's Luke Hobbs and Statham's Deckard Shaw form an uneasy and unwanted alliance to face down this seemingly unstoppable super soldier. The two men spend a great amount of time bickering, constantly insulting each other and throwing one liner cracks at each other. Inserting the stunning Vanessa Kirby (Hattie) only adds to the over- all enjoyment of this film. Listen, this isn't a horrible film but there are some stunt sequences that are so over-the-top, so beyond the realm of possibility that you find yourself sitting in the theater rolling your eyes. One cannot dismiss the charisma and effusive personality of Johnson. He is simply everywhere. He is for the lack of other options, the biggest "action hero" in the American cinema. Though, I person- ally would still take Keanu Reeves' "John Wick." Statham has played a hard-as- nails, ultra-violent assassin in such films as "The Transporter" and "The Mechanic." Honestly, there's not that much acting going on here and the plot is about as predictable as it can get; this film exists to give adrenaline junkies what they want, a big dose of explosions, carnage and gunfights. I will say, though, these guys are in fact pretty funny together and the concept of "family" that has always been bandied about in the previous "Fast and Furious" films is endorsed here in a huge way, especially with the inclusion of Hobbs' extended family who play a key role in the movie. One of the slightly noticeable dif- ferences between the two men, that you may or may not pick up on, is that Statham has a much more per- sonal fighting style. His character prefers a more up close and per- sonal hands-on fighting style while Johnson's Hobbs is more brutish and comical in his methods of taking down a combatant. Director David Leitch is no strang- er to high-impact, blood-pumping action films. He was co-director on "John Wick" and then was behind the lens for "Atomic Blonde" and "Deadpool 2," so this is a guy who knows how to maximize the carnage and amp up the stunt choreography. This film also seems a bit of a departure from the films it has been spun off from, which, honestly, have really gone far beyond the original concept and have strayed into bizarre storylines. This film "Hobbs & Shaw" has its own flavor even if it does seem like a James Bond rip-off. It still entertains and that's the gist of it. The film is rated PG-13. Film Unfiltered TOM BURKE DWAYNE JOHNSON, left, teams up with JASON STATHAM in the action- packed film "Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw." ACROSS 1. Crackle & Pop's friend 5. Having wings 10. Small, rounded fruit 12. Cobb and tossed are two 14. Not sensible 16. One of the six noble gases 18. Helps little firms 19. A way to approve 20. Triangular bones 22. Plead 23. Longs 25. Covers with turf 26. Peyton's little brother 27. Partner to cheese 28. Famed patriot Adams 30. Tear 31. One-billionth of a second (abbr.) 33. Dog 35. Electronic com- munication 37. Marked 38. Informed upon (slang) 40. Actor Damon 41. Black, long-tailed cuckoo 42. A type of corro- sion (abbr.) 44. Sportscaster Patrick 45. Witch 48. Neatly, carefully store 50. Indicates silence 52. Computer giant 53. Sea eagles 55. Moved quickly 56. Small island (British) 57. Prosecutor 58. A type of monk 63. Pictures or sculptures of the Virgin Mary 65. Area of muddy ground 66. Saddle horses 67. Fasting in Islam DOWN 1. Engine additive 2. ATM company 3. Satisfaction 4. Park lunch 5. Remarks to the audience 6. Resinous sub- stance 7. Expression of sorrow or pity 8. Rhythmic patterns 9. "Westworld" actress Harris 10. Published false statement 11. Ability to be resourceful 13. Small, herringlike fish 15. 2,000 lbs. 17. Scraped 18. One point east of due south 21. Books of the New Testament 23. Political action committee 24. Resembles a pouch 27. Genus of badgers 29. Daniel Francois __, South African P.M. 32. Pull up a chair 34. Egg of a louse 35. Removed 36. Catches poachers 39. Fall back 40. Sports equipment 43. Stroke gently 44. Jeans and jackets 46. Firs genus 47. Greenwich Time 49. "Wings" actor 51. Dishonorable man 54. Stiff, hairlike structure 59. Snag 60. Portuguese river 61. Defunct aero- space company 62. 007's creator 64. Farm state Answers to this week's crossword puzzle can be found on page 11.

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