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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 11-26-2019

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PAWTUCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | NOVEMBER 26-DECEMBER 3, 2019 PAWTUCKET / CALENDAR OF EVENTS 21 Next week: Meet the faces of Christmas Our annual Christmas in the Valley section will be hitting newsstands next week, and we're really excited about how it came out. In this year's edition, we've focused on some of the people who have delivered Christmas as we know it to the Blackstone Valley area for many years, giving credit to the faces that make Christmas so special in these parts. Get a full rundown of the events and experiences these volun- teers put on. Christmas in the Valley is one of our two main holiday editions, fol- lowing up on our popular Gift Guide. Our great advertisers make these edi- tions possible, so we hope you'll con- sider shopping with local merchants this year. As you prepare to share Thanksgiving with your family, we want to wish you all peace and bless- ings this holiday season. As always, thank you for reading. - Ethan Shorey Editor, The Valley Breeze Joys of Christmas Cabaret at Park Place Church Dec. 7 PAWTUCKET – Park Place Congregational Church, 71 Park Place, will present the Joys of Christmas Cabaret on Saturday, Dec. 7. Doors open at 6 p.m.; buffet begins at 6:30 p.m.; show begins at 7:15 p.m. The show will feature Cindy Boulay, Kristine Gervais, Bill McMillan, Darlene McMillan, Ethel Martel; Crystal Masters; Carlene Neves, Wayne Patenaude with Jane Dean-Burkhart on piano and Karen Mellor on percussion. The cost is a donation of $20 per person. Reservations are being taken until Thursday, Dec. 5. Call the church office at 401-726-2800 or email office@ppucc.necoxmail.com . Paws & Claus pet photos at Slater Park Sunday PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Dog Park Committee will presents its annual Paws & Claus pet photos with Santa event on Sunday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Daggett Farm in Slater Park, 451 Newport Ave. The event is open to all "fur babies." New this year, for a $5 dona- tion visitors have the opportunity to take their own photos with their cell phone or camera. However, visitors will also have the option of having the printed photo from the photogra- pher. For a $7 dollar donation, visi- tors can add a magnetic acrylic frame. Bring an unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots collection bin and receive a raffle ticket to win prizes. Raffle tickets will also be available for purchase. HOLIDAY EVENTS got a news tip? Call Ethan at 401-334-9555, ext. 130 or e-mail it to ethan@valleybreeze.com Mayor's Holiday Dinner set for next Wednesday PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald Grebien invites the Pawtucket community to attend the annual Mayor's Holiday Dinner next Wednesday, Dec. 4, from noon to 1:30 p.m., at the Holy Family Parish Hall, 195 Walcott St. The long-standing tradition is free and open to all city residents and is sponsored by the donations of food, money, and volunteer help from area businesses and individuals. The dinner has always enjoyed the company of "celebrity guests" that serve as waitstaff for the day. Transportation to and from the holiday dinner will be provided with a continuous shuttle begin- ning at 11:30 a.m. from the fol- lowing locations: Leon Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main St.; Fogarty Manor parking lot, 214 Roosevelt Ave.; Kennedy Manor parking lot, 175 Broad St.; St. Germain Manor parking lot, 401 Mineral Spring Ave.; Slater Hill House parking lot, 8 George St.; Towers East parking lot, 75 East Ave. Pawtucket Soup Kitchen hosts Thanksgiving Day Dinner PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Soup Kitchen will be hosting its annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner this Thursday, Nov. 28, from noon to 1 p.m. The dinner will be held at the soup kitchen, which is located at 195 Walcott St. The building is accessible to the handicapped. Through Mayor Donald Grebien and the city, shuttle service will be available from the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center on Roosevelt Avenue to the soup kitchen from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. "In the spirit of Thanksgiving and all it represents, we hope that anyone in need of a Thanksgiving dinner will join us to celebrate the holiday," said Director Adrienne Marchetti. Bone Builders Tuesdays at Leon Mathieu Center PAWTUCKET – The BoneBuilders of RI classes at Leon Mathieu Senior Center, 420 Main St., will be led by Susan Bayley, a master trainer, and take place every Tuesday at 10 a.m. This program is open to senior members 55 and older. BoneBuilders is an innova- tive community-based program designed to promote bone health and overall well-being for both men and women. For more information about this program, how to become a member or other services provided by the Senior Center, call 401-728-7582. thank you for supporting our Valley Breeze advertisers. They make this free newspaper possible! Tuesday November 26 EVENING BINGO – every Tuesday at the North Providence Mancini Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., North Providence. Doors open at 5 p.m. Bingo starts at 6 p.m. Over $1,500 in cash prizes. Admission is $10 and specials are $1 each. Call 401-231-0742. Wednesday November 27 TRASH OR TREASURE SHOP – of the Church of the Good Shepherd, 490 Broadway, Pawtucket, has re-opened with fall/winter merchandise. New and gently- used clothing and shoes for the family is available along with handbags, books, home goods, soft domestics, etc. The shop is open every Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon. BINGO – offered at The Forand Manor, 30 Washington St., Central Falls, every Wednesday and Friday nights. Kitchen opens at 3:30 p.m. Bingo starts at 5 p.m. Thursday November 28 RHODE ISLAND FAMILY TURKEY TROT – Youth fun run starts at 9:30 a.m. 5K starts 10 a.m. Start and finish at Pawtucket City Hall. Pick up race number and T-shirt start- ing at 8:30 a.m. at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, 175 Main St., Pawtucket. Refreshments will be available at the finish line. Visit https://familyturkeytrot.com . Friday November 29 "FESTIVAL OF TREES" – Open house and annual opening of Grace Country Store at at Grace Episcopal Church, 104 North Washington St., North Attleboro, Mass. Friday, 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. ANNUAL COAT DRIVE DISTRIBUTION – from the Helping Hands Club at Cumberland High School will be held at St. Patrick's Church, 301 Broad St., and the Boys & Girls Club in Cumberland, 1 James J McKee Way. Those in need can take home coats for themselves and their families for the winter. 8:30 a.m. THE CUMBERLAND LAND TRUST – is hosting a two-hour leisurely walk at Mercy Woods at 10 a.m. Meet at the intersection of Sumner Brown Road and Wrentham Road. For more information, visit www. RILandTrustDays.org . WARM HEARTS WARM COATS DAY – at the Salvation Army, 102 High St., Pawtucket. Those who need a coat and other warm items are encouraged to come on the day of the event. Books are Wings will distribute children's books. Donations are welcome. Call 401-369-1918. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. BINGO – offered at The Forand Manor, 30 Washington St., Central Falls, every Wednesday and Friday nights. Kitchen opens at 3:30 p.m. Bingo starts at 5 p.m. "RISE TO BLACK: FRIENDS AND PEOPLE WE KNOW" – presented by Mixed Magic Theatre, 560 Mineral Spring Ave., Pawtucket. Tickets are $10 and can be pur- chased at www.mmtri.org . 7 p.m. JAMES MONTGOMERY – perfoms at Chan's, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Visit www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com or call 401-765-1900. 8 p.m. ORNAMENT – performs the music of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket. Admission is $21, $26, $31. Tickets are available at the Stadium Theatre Box Office or by calling 401-762-4545 and online at www.stadiumtheatre.com . 8 p.m. Saturday November 30 "THE NUTCRACKER" – will be presented at the Stadium Theater, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, RI on Saturday, at 2 p.m. and See CALENDAR, Page 22 ACROSS 1. Vital part of a lock 5. Adherent of Zoroas- trianism 10. European river 14. Nonprofit public health group 15. Make law 16. Three-banded armadillo 17. Monetary unit 18. Sandwich-like dishes 19. Sicilian city 20. Finger millet 22. Of she 23. Bullfighting ma- neuvers 24. Lawyers 27. A place to relax 30. Often said after "Hee" 31. Supervises flying 32. Cheer of approval 35. Something spiders twirl 37. Aggressive dog 38. Long-legged gazelle 39. Mogul emperor 40. Baltic peninsula 41. Fencing sword 42. A reward (archaic) 43. Pigeon sound 44. Type of groove 45. Inquire too closely 46. Nine Inch Nails' debut (abbr.) 47. An often unwel- come guest 48. Something you can draw 49. Songs to one's lover 52. Eastern Cairo mosque 55. A partner to cheese 56. Absorption unit 60. A type of sandwich 61. Herbaceous plant 63. Chinese temple classification 64. Native person of central Volga 65. Excessive fluid accumulation in tissues 66. Some take them up 67. South American nation 68. Threaten per- sistently 69. Morningwear DOWN 1. German courtesy title 2. Samoan capital 3. A type of carpet 4. Upper bract of grass 5. Al Bundy's wife 6. In a careless way 7. More uncommon 8. Expressing contempt 9. Belonging to a thing 10. Adventure stories 11. Copycats 12. Farewell 13. Greek mythological builder 21. Colorless, volatile liquid 23. Monetary unit of Burma 25. Bar bill 26. Body part 27. Mischievous child 28. Popular card game 29. Building occupied by monks 32. Spiritual leader 33. Independent ruler 34. He wrote about the Gold Rush 36. Bundle of banknotes 37. Corporate honcho 38. Touch softly 40. Made by oneself 41. Satisfies 43. Subcompact Toyota crossover 44. Cool! 46. Popular vegetable 47. Flower cluster 49. Transylvanian city 50. Robert and Stephen are two 51. Philippine island 52. Canadian law enforcers 53. Wings 54. He played Perry Mason 57. Ballpoint pen 58. Metrical foot 59. It has nostrils 61. Confederate soldier 62. Take in solid food Answers to this week's crossword puzzle can be found on page 22.

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