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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 09-11-2019

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4 PAWTUCKET SEPTEMBER 11-17, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | PAWTUCKET EDITION Arts Festival returns for second big weekend PAWTUCKET – After the weath- er cooperated better than organizers expected for opening weekend of the Pawtucket Arts Festival, par- ticularly for last Saturday's Rhode Island Chinese Dragon Boat Races & Taiwan Day Festival at Festival Pier, the festival returns this week with plenty more offerings. Organizers were estimating more than 4,000 people in attendance at the boat races and festival as part of the city's signature September event. Downtown LIVE, featuring music over on Main Street, and PAF at Payne at Payne Park in Woodlawn, also had strong attendance. This year's condensed Pawtucket Arts Festival runs through this Sunday, Sept. 15. This Thursday, Sept. 12, an arts studio crawl takes place, starting at Mad Dog Café, 65 Blackstone Ave., where a tour guide will take visi- tors around studios at 80 Fountain St. The tour, running every half hour from 6 to 9 p.m., ends at R.I. Spirits, also at 65 Blackstone Ave. A grand reopening of the rehabbed Looff Carousel at Slater Park will be held this Friday, Sept. 13, from 6 to 7 p.m. Other events take place through Thursday around the city including galleries, interactive crafting, exhib- its and live performances. See a full lineup at www.pawtucketartsfestival. org . This Saturday, Sept. 14, is the Slater Park Fall Festival at Slater Memorial Park, which features an open-air arts marketplace, starting at 11 a.m., with more than 100 craft- ers and artisans. The festival also features fun, food and entertainment for the whole family, including face painting, crafts and entertainment for the kids. At 5:30 p.m. Saturday, the Pawtucket Teachers' Alliance pres- ents the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra for its annual perfor- mance with fireworks to follow at dusk, courtesy of Bristol County Savings Bank. The Fall Festival returns to Slater Park this Sunday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Pawtucket Film Festival, cel- ebrating 20 years, will host a spe- cial outdoor presentation of Buster Keaton's silent classic "Steamboat Bill Junior," performed with silent film accompanist Jeff Rapsis, in Slater Park on Sept. 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. Yard sale at Woodlawn Catholic Regional School Saturday PAWTUCKET – Woodlawn Catholic Regional School, 61 Hope St., will hold an indoor yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 14, from noon to 2 p.m. The items to be sold include desk top computers, file cabinets, cafeteria tables, book cases, children's desks and chairs, holiday decorations, lots and lots of books and more. IN BRIEF Dance event Step This Way set for Sunday at Slater Park PAWTUCKET – As part of the 21st annual Pawtucket Arts Festival, the Samaritans of Rhode Island will present the fall festival performance Step This Way on Sunday, Sept. 15, from noon to 2:30 p.m., at Slater Memorial Park, Newport Ave. The event will feature perfor- mances from various genres includ- ing Latin, African, hip hop, Cape Verdean, zumba and visual art forms. Audience participation will be encouraged. The program will be led by salsa performers JJ Latin Dance and zumba instructors Fatima Khiara and Sonia Andrade and more. The event is free and open to all ages. Visit www.pawtucketartsfestival. org . OSCIL will offer Deaf Awareness Month event PAWTUCKET – The Ocean State Center for Independent Living, 175 Main St., will be hosting the Free Lunch & Learn Workshop "Self- advocacy: How You Can Be More Assertive to Request an ASL and CDI Interpreter" on Thursday, Sept. 26, from noon to 3 p.m. Learn how to be proactive in ask- ing for American Sign Language and Certified Deaf interpreters. We will practice role playing and learn how to request ASL interpreters and CDIs in emergency rooms/hospitals/doctor's offices, schools and employment set- tings. To register contact Margaret Molloy at 401-244-7792 or send an email to or call OSCIL at 401-738-1013. Seating is limited. ABOUT US The Valley Breeze is a locally owned newspaper Office location: 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite #204, Lincoln, RI 02865 Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Closed weekends and holidays. Call us: 401-334-9555 Fax: 401-334-9994 Online: READER SERVICES DO YOU HAVE A STORY IDEA? 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