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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 11-06-2019

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PAWTUCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | NOVEMBER 6-12, 2019 PAWTUCKET / ENTERTAINMENT 17 TARAN MCFEETERS, 20 months, son of Pawtucket residents Tyler and Julie McFeeters, takes a stroll past the Looff Carousel at Slater Park on Sunday. BankRI awards grants to nonprofit organizations PROVIDENCE – Two Blackstone Valley nonprofits whose work focuses on providing local, under-served youth with access to the perform- ing arts and developing the skills that help them succeed in the class- room and in life have been awarded charitable grants by Bank Rhode Island: The Empowerment Factory in Pawtucket and The Stadium Theatre in Woonsocket. The Empowerment Factory has been awarded $1,500 in support of advancing its Social Emotional Learning curriculum, which the orga- nization brings into area schools and after-school programs. The grant will help fund its Creative Squad Social Emotional Learning and Literacy Program curriculum through purchas- ing books, materials, and specialized workbooks. The program serves elementary-age youth, the majority of who live in low-income households, at several schools, including Baldwin and Fallon Eelementary schools. The program focuses on develop- ing creativity, self-esteem, and civic pride through hands-on activities and teaching vital soft skills. The Stadium Theatre received $3,000 to fund its Imagination Series and offer access to shows for youth who otherwise may never experience the joys of a live performance. One of its flagship community programs, Imagination Series provides live, daytime performances for youth who attend Woonsocket's Title 1 schools, offering an opportunity to develop an appreciation for the arts. The series features 10 shows for the 2019-2020 season and is geared toward students in kindergarten through grade 12. BankRI's support will provide admis- sion scholarships for 300 local kids. Calvacade of Bands dance set for Tuesday PROVIDENCE – The Providence Federation of Musicians, AFM Local 198-457, will present a Cavalcade of Bands Dance Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 6 to 10 p.m., at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, 60 Rhode Place, Cranston. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Cash or check only; no credit or debit cards. Call the Musician' Union at 401-780-6887 for information or table reservations. Cash bar and ample free parking available. Blackstone River Theatre will present YOUNG RUST: THE ULTIMATE NEIL YOUNG TRIBUTE EXPERIENCE on Friday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m., at the Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., Cumberland. Tickets are $15. Call 401-725-9272 for reservations. This show will showcase Young's acoustic material. Fall craft fairs and bazaars Friday-Sunday, Nov. 8-10 St. Matthew Trinity Church, 690 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, will hold its Christmas bazaar will be held Friday, Nov. 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Angelcat Haven Feline Rescue will hold its 13th annual Holiday Craft Fair 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. Local crafters and vendors, raffles, baked goods and other refreshments at the cafe. There is a $1 entrance fee. All proceeds benefit rescued cats. St. Theresa Church, 18 Baltic St., Attleboro, Mass., will hold its Christmas in the Village Bazaar, Friday, Nov. 8, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Meat raffle, bakery, children's games, raffles, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Grandma's Attic, crafters and more. Arnold Mills United Methodist Church, 690 Nate Whipple Highway, Cumberland, will host its Holiday Fair Saturday, Nov. 9, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mum's Donuts food truck will be serving fresh donuts and coffee from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be served starting at 11:30 a.m., featuring Mickey G's clam shack. Knit goods, holiday decorations and orna- ments, teacher gifts, pet items and stocking stuffers, timeless treasures room, garden shop. Call 401-333-5203. St. Basil the Great Church, 15 Skyview Drive, Lincoln, will hold its Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The kitchen will be open until 2 p.m. on Sunday, followed by raffles. Features Arabic food and pastry and Syrian string cheese, raffles, penny social, silent auction, Kid's Corner, candy, crafts, jewelry, and more. See BAZAARS, Page 22

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