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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 10-31-2019

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 OCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 6, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE LIVING EDITION Blackstone River Theatre will present MILE TWELVE on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m., at the theater, 549 Broad St., Cumberland. Admission is $16 in advance and $20 day of show. For reservations or information, call Blackstone River Theatre at 401- 725-9272 or visit Bluegrass at Blackstone River Theatre with Mile Twelve on Saturday CUMBERLAND – Blackstone River Theatre will present an eve- ning of traditional and contem- porary bluegrass music featuring Mile Twelve on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m., at the Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St. Although their sound is rooted in traditional bluegrass, Mile Twelve surveys a broader landscape on their newest album, "City on a Hill." All five band members bring their own influences and observations into the music, resulting in a project that feels contemporary, thoughtfully crafted, and relevant. The album title alludes to the ide- alized imagery of a shining city on a hill – a historical phrase that has often been applied to Boston, where the band got its start. Organizers say the Mile Twelve lineup offers five of the most prom- ising young musicians in blue- grass: David Benedict (mandolin), Catherine "BB" Bowness (banjo), Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Evan Murphy (guitar, lead vocals), and Nate Sabat (bass, lead vocals). All are credited as songwriters because everyone in the band helped shape the material throughout the writ- ing and arranging process. "City on a Hill" follows multiple IBMA Momentum Awards, presented by the International Bluegrass Music Association to emerging bluegrass artists. Mile Twelve won the band category in 2017. The following year, Keith-Hynes and Benedict secured IBMA Momentum Awards in instru- mental categories, while the band earned two major IBMA Award nominations for "Emerging Artist" and "Instrumental Performance of the Year in 2018." To see a video performance of the band, visit watch?v=ARoXwWSdzMU . Admission is $16 in advance and $20 on the day of the show. For reservations or information, call Blackstone River Theatre at 401-725- 9272 or visit . Audubon Eastern Massachusetts Coastal Birding Trip Nov. 7 SMITHFIELD – Hop aboard the Audubon van for a day explor- ing beautiful birding spots from Westport to Fairhaven, Mass., on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The van departs from Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield. Ocean shores, inland ponds, forests and marshes are all on the itinerary. Exact plans will depend on what birds are being reported as the day draws near; possible spots include Acoaxet, Allen's Pond, Gooseberry Neck and Egypt Lane ponds, among others. Bring a lunch and water, and dress for the weather, including walking on the beach. This event is for adults. The fee is $50 for members and $65 for non-members. Register through the events calendar at asri. org. Bird and wildlife carving exposition this weekend BRISTOL – The Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope St., will host a Bird and Wildlife Carving Exposition on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2-3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Award-winning wildlife artists from throughout New England are returning to Audubon this autumn. Unique handcarved bird and wild- life pieces will be on display and for sale. Meet the artists, shop the carvings, observe demonstrations and enjoy the natural beauty of the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium in fall. The fee is $5 per person and this event is open to all ages. Register online and view a com- plete listing of programs through the events calendar at www.asri. org . Rocker John Waite, Jeffrey Gaines perform at the Stadium Theatre WOONSOCKET – Rock icon John Waite and special guest Jeffrey Gaines will perform at the Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m. Waite and his band will per- form hits from his 40-year career as a solo artist and his time as lead singer of The Babys and Bad English. Waite's hits include "Missing You," "Isn't It Time," and "When I See You Smile." Gaines will open the show. Tickets are $29, $39, $49, $59, with a meet-and-greet upgrade for $90. Tickets are available at the Stadium Theatre Box Office or by calling 401-762-4545 and online at . R.I. Philharmonic Youth Orchestras will perform Sunday EAST PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestras will present their first concert of the season on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m., at Roberts Hall, Rhode Island College, 600 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Providence. The orchestra will perform Beethoven's "Symphony No. 5, First Movement," and Mozart's "Magic Flute Overture." The concert features the top- level Symphony Orchestra con- ducted by Music Director Alexey Shabalin, Repertory Orchestra under the direction of Vincent Mattera, and String Orchestra with Irina Naryshkova. Tickets are $12 for adults, $7 for students, 18 and under, and senior citizens. Tickets are available through the RIC box office at https://tinyurl. com/yxkybnmo or call 401-456- 8144. Compare us to other leading companies today! to find out why comparing us to the competition is like comparing apples to oranges. Call 401-942-5000 — A TOTAL ENERGY COMPANY— ® ACCREDITED BUSINESS A+

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