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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 11-27-2019

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VALLEY BREEZE LIVING EDITION | NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 4, 2019 ENTERTAINMENT 3 BRT Homecoming Concert is Saturday CUMBERLAND – Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., will present its 20th annual Homecoming Concert and Silent Auction fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature Atwater- Donnelly, Allysen Callery, Cathy Clasper-Torch and Shelley Katsh, Yacouba Diabate, Eastern Medicine Singers, Andrew McIntosh & Kyle Forsthoff, Partington & Sweeney, and Kim Trusty. At 6:30 p.m. and during intermis- sion, Blackstone River Theatre will also hold a silent auction featuring CDs, jewelry, original artwork, Christmas items and gift certificates. All of the proceeds from both the concert and the silent auction will go to support Blackstone River Theatre's programming and operat- ing expenses. Says BRT Executive Director Russell Gusetti, "This is not only BRT's one big fundraiser for the year, but it also serves as an excellent sampler as audiences get to see eight different acts in one evening, all who will be performing concerts in the coming months." Having celebrated its 20th anni- versary in September, Blackstone River Theatre has now presented more than 2,700 concerts, festivals, dances, arts classes and commu- nity events in front of more than 126,000 people. Blackstone River Theatre received the 2019 "Best of" Award from Rhode Island Monthly for "Best Folk Venue." Featured performers, who are all donating their time, include Atwater-Donnelly who will perform Appalachian, original and Celtic- inspired folk music and clogging. Kim Trusty will play a set of her jazz and blues-based original music and Blackstone River Theatre welcomes the return of Yacouba Diabate, a master kora player from Burkina Faso, West Africa, now living in Rhode Island. Allysen Callery is an American folksinger from Bristol. Andrew McIntosh and Kyle Forsthoff, both of Fellswater, will play a set of Scottish music on pipes and percussion and the Eastern Medicine Singers, led by Daryl "Black Eagle" Jamieson, will perform Algonquin and other Native American drum and vocal music. The duo Partington & Sweeney sees guitarist and five- string banjo player Ed Sweeney playing folk music along with vocal- ist Mary Lee Partington. Cathy Clasper-Torch, on fiddle and cello, will be joined by accordion player Shelley Katsh. Admission is $20. The silent auc- tion begins at 6:30 p.m. and contin- ues at intermission. For reservations, call 401-725-9272 or visit www.riv- erfolk.org for more information. Kora master YACOUBA DIABATE will be one of eight performers at the 20th annual Homecoming Concert at Blackstone River Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 p.m. Open house and Santa's Workshop at MoWC Dec. 7 WOONSOCKET – The Rhode Island Historical Society invites the community to visit the Museum of Work & Culture on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 1 to 5 p.m., for the organization's annual Holiday Open House, offered as part of Woonsocket's Main Street Holiday Stroll. The day will feature a variety of holiday-themed activities for adults and children alike. At 10:30 a.m., visitors can join Anne Jalette as she leads a tabletop boxwood tree decorating activity. Pre-registration is required for this activity, and trees and all decorations will be provided for an advance fee of $25 for RIHS members or $30 for non-members. Space is limited to 20 participants. Individuals can register at shopmowc.com. Beginning at 1 p.m., the public is welcome to take part in an afternoon of free activities. This includes decorat- ing cookies from Wright's Dairy Farm & Bakery, helping Santa's elves build and test toys in their workshop, writ- ing letters to Santa, playing with his- toric toys, and participating in holiday storytime. There will also be a perfor- mance of holiday songs by Spencer Soucy and Friends at 2:30 p.m. In addition, guests may tour the MoWC, which will be decked in its holiday finest, while enjoying cookies provided by Seven Stars Bakery. Dining Guide Steak • Seafood • PaSta 74 South Main St., Woonsocket, RI 401-235-9026 Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday Noon-8 p.m. The The The The The Tavern at Open for Lunch Over 20 Craft Beers on Rotating Tap Friday SpecialS Every Friday 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Eat-in or Take-Out Fish & Chips $9.99 Baked Haddock Dinner $9.99 Fried Bay Scallop Dinner $10.99 Fried Shrimp Platter $10.99 WWW.RIVERFALLSRI.COM 74 South Main St., Woonsocket, RI 401-235-9026 Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Reserve for the Holidays! We can still accommodate table reservations or larger celebrations with family and friends LET US DO THE COOKING! See our catering menu online www.RiverFallsRI.com/catering-menu Gift Certificates Available DAILY LUNCH & DINNER SPECIALS

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