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The Valley Breeze & Observer 09-05-2019

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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2 ENTERTAINMENT SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER LIVING EDITION Hand-weaving classes offered at Hearthside House this fall LINCOLN – Lincoln's Hearthside House Museum announces it will offer its first class- es in hand-weaving this fall. The workshop will be held in the same spot on the third floor of the his- toric house where the Talbot weav- ers of the Hearthside Looms once crafted their nationally renowned textiles in the early part of the 20th century. The eight-week course provides an introduction to weaving on a hand loom, but takes on a bit of a unique twist in that it will be taught through the story of the Talbot weavers, surrounded by the origi- nal antique equipment that they once worked on. The class is being taught by Dana Signe K. Munroe. Students will weave sample patterns for their pattern books and a main project of a table runner in the pat- tern of their choosing from those historically woven at Hearthside by the Talbots. The course is limited to six students and classes will be held weekly for eight weeks on Saturday mornings beginning Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to noon. The fee for the course is $250. Registrations must be made by Sept. 10. For more information and to reg- ister, contact the museum at 401- 726-0597 or email info@hearthside- house.org. 32nd annual Apple Festival set for Sept. 14-15 LINCOLN – The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce and The Washington Trust Company will present the 32nd annual Apple Festival on Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Johnston Memorial Park. Free parking is available at Johnston High School, 345 Cherry Hill Road, Johnston, with compli- mentary shuttle service courtesy of The Children's Workshop. Admission is free. With over 100 vendors in Artisan Row, festival-goers will have the opportunity to shop at a variety of vendor booths offering everything from seasonal home décor to unique gift items. The festival will feature food including sausage and peppers, GottaQ BBQ, clam cakes and chow- der, Poppy's gourmet kettle corn and Poppy's waffles, hot dogs, burgers, pizza, homemade ice cream, and the festival favorite, fresh apple cider doughnuts. There will be live local entertain- ment all weekend onstage, sponsored by IHOP-Lincoln. The Johnston High School Band and Chorus will kick off the festival on Saturday. Featured artists include Christiana Rodi, Side by Each, students from the School of Rock, Poor Man's Gibson and more. Enter the signature annual pie baking contest. Pies will be judged by Mario Hilario and Cooking with Class Chef Frank Terranova and the master bakers from Johnson & Wales University. The first-place prize is a $250 gift card to Stop and Shop. There is no fee to enter. For more information, or an entry form, con- tact lpalagi@nrichamber.com . Harmony Heritage Chorus welcomes female singers on Tuesday PAWTUCKET – Harmony Heritage Chorus, the Pawtucket chapter of Harmony, Incorporated, an international organization of female a cappella singers specializing in the barber- shop harmony style, will host a New Singers Night on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 50 Park Place. Female singers of all ages and musical backgrounds are encouraged to attend the event, which will take place at 7 p.m. New singers attending will learn how the different voice parts blend to make that unique barbershop sound, will enjoy vocal demonstra- tions by both the chorus and quartets, and will have an opportunity for singing on the risers with the chorus. Parking for this event will be on street and in the munici- pal lot on Park Place, both a short walk from the church. For more information, visit www.harmonyheritage. org or call Barbara-Ann MacIntosh at 401-560-0073 or email joyhi@cox.net . The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce and The Washington Trust Company will present the 32ND ANNUAL APPLE FESTIVAL on Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Johnston Memorial Park. Crafters sought for annual Angelcat Haven holiday fair PLAINVILLE, Mass. – Angelcat Haven Feline Rescue is seeking vendors and crafters for its 13th annual Holiday Craft Fair to be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the North Attleboro Elk's Lodge, 52 Bulfinch St., North Attleboro, Mass. Spaces are available for $40, or $30 if you provide your own table. For more information, email gail@ angelcathaven.com, or visit www. angelcathaven.com to download a registration form for the event. BV Tourism Council will hold annual awards celebration Sept. 26 PAWTUCKET – Russell Gusetti, executive director of the Blackstone River Theatre, and Bruce Tillinghast, a pres- ervationist and former res- taurateur, both of Pawtucket, will be recognized for the mark they've made on the Blackstone Valley through the years as this year's induct- ees to the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council's William Blackstone Society. They will be honored at the council's 34th annual Awards Celebration on Thursday, Sept. 26, at noon at the Twin River Event Center, 100 Twin River Road, Lincoln. Tickets are $55. To register, visit https://tinyurl.com/yymtwrqs . Piecemakers Quilting Group presents Summer Challenge SEEKONK, Mass. – The public is invited to attend The Piecemakers Quilting Group's annual Summer Challenge Big Reveal and Open House on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 5 p.m., at the Seekonk Congregational Church, 600 Fall River Ave. The theme this year is baby quilts. Attendees are invited to vote for their favorite quilt. The event is free. Refreshments will be avail- able.

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