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The Valley Breeze & Observer 01-02-2020

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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VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER LIVING EDITION | JANUARY 2-7, 2020 CALENDAR 7 Thursday January 2 CHESS GAMES – at the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, every Thursday, 1-4 p.m. All welcome. Call Vic Blank at 401-263-3888 for infor- mation. CUMBERLAND LIBRARY FRIENDS BOOKSTORE – offers used books, sorted and categorized, for sale. Books are $1 or less. Book donations are also accepted. 1464 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. Call Nancy at 401-334-3268 with questions. 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday January 3 R.I. BOAT SHOW – at the Rhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin St., Providence. Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Event features all types of watercraft. Many dealers and exhibitors offer boat show specials on their prod- ucts and services. Visit https:// riboatshow.com . "FADE" – presented at Trinity Rep, 201 Washington St., Providence. Runs through Jan. 5. Tickets start at $27. For more information, call the box office at 401-351-4242 or visit www.TrinityRep.com . 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. LIVE BAIT: TRUE STORIES FROM REAL PEOPLE – Take the theme "Drag" and come up on stage to tell a true-life story that fits the theme. Put your name in the fishbowl and when your name is called, come up and tell it. Or just sit back and listen to the stories fly. Hosted by Phil Goldman. Tickets $7, at the door only. Call 401-489- 2555. AS220 Main Stage, 115 Empire St., Providence. 7 p.m. HYPROV: IMPROV UNDER HYPNOSIS – Colin Mochrie and hypnotist Asad Mecci will pres- ent the show at the Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket. Admission is $36, $46, $52. 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 January 4 TRASH OR TREASURE SHOP – of the Church of the Good Shepherd, 490 Broadway, Pawtucket, has re- opened with fall/winter merchan- dise. 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. CUMBERLAND LIBRARY FRIENDS BOOKSTORE – Friends Bookstore at the Cumberland Public Library offers used books, sorted and categorized, for sale. Books are $1 or less. Book dona- tions are also accepted. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 1464 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. Call Nancy at 401-334-3268 with questions. CITIZENS BANK FREE FAMILY FUN DAY – at the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope St., Bristol. The center is open free to the public the first Saturday of every month. Join Audubon for crafts, nature stories, animal dis- coveries, hikes and more. No need to register. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. WINTER FARMERS MARKET – at Hope Artiste Village, 999 Main St, Pawtucket. Features over 80 vendors selling their locally-grown products, featuring an extensive variety of local farmers, fishers, and food producers. Visit www. farmfresh.org . 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ZUMBA WITH FRAN – offered at the North Providence Pool and Fitness Center, 1810 Mineral Spring Ave. Classes are sponsored by Golden Crest Nursing Center and are free for N.P. Pool and Fitness Center and N.P. Mancini Center members. $5 drop-in fee for non members. Call 401-353-7007. 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. VETERANS MEMORIAL MUSEUM – is open every Saturday and Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also open for tours by appoint- ment. The museum is located at 78 Earle St., Woonsocket. Call 401- 222-9025. WINTER WONDERLAND CAT SHOW – hosted by the Ragdoll Fanciers' Club, in conjunction with the Cat Fanciers' Federation at Diamond Hill Park, 4097 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. A variety of breeds will be represented, includ- ing ragdoll, Maine coon, Scottish fold, Persian, Himalayan, exotic shorthair, American shorthair, and Siamese, as well as many house- hold pet cats. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children and seniors, and free for children under 6. Call Ken Staples at 401-575-1138 or Diane Munroe at 401-261-4133. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. KIDLEIDOSCOPE STORY TIME – at Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park, 287 Oak St., Uxbridge, Mass. Meet in the River Bend Farm Visitor Center for a nature themed story time, followed by a short nature walk and a craft activity. Appropriate for ages 3-6, siblings are welcome, children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 508-278-7604 for more informa- tion. 11 a.m. READING NEW ENGLAND'S FORESTS – at Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park, 287 Oak St., Uxbridge, Mass. Learn about the historic stone walls and man-made features that make up local forests during a hike along the Blackstone Canal to Goat Hill Lock. Approximately 2.5 miles on an uneven path. Call 508-278-7604. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. SONGS IN THE ATTIC – David Clark will present the music of Billy Joel 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. CHERYL WHEELER – will pres- ent a concert at the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse located at Franklin's First Universalist Society Meetinghouse, 262 Chestnut St., Franklin, Mass. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Beverages and gourmet des- serts will be available. Admission is $30. Visit www.circlefolk.org to purchase tickets or for more infor- mation. Sunday January 5 THE ORIGINAL WEDDING EXPO – at the Twin River Casino Events Center, Admission is free with online registration or $10 at the door. Register online at www. originalweddingexpo.com. Children under 12 admitted free, and all ages are welcome. 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Audubon Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield, will host the event ANIMAL TRACKS AND SIGNS FOR FAMILIES on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. Learn how to identify different tracks and other signs of native mammals and birds. Explore track patterns and investigate artifacts, then make plaster tracks to take home. End the program with a walk on the trails to see what evidence can be found of wild things. Although all are welcome, this class will be geared for families with children. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy walking shoes. For ages 5 and up. Fee: $12 member adult/child pair; $6 each additional member; $16 non-member adult/child pair; $8 each additional non-member. Register online through the events calendar at www.asri.org . See SUNDAY, Page 8

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