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The North Providence Breeze 01-08-2020

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12 NORTH PROVIDENCE / THE VALLEY JANUARY 8-14, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION C.A.P.S. offering bus trip to Foxwoods NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Cougar Alumni, Parents & Students group is sponsoring a bus trip fun- draiser to Foxwoods Casino on Saturday, Feb. 29. The cost is $35 per person and includes a voucher for a free buffet or a $10 food voucher for a restaurant, and $15 free slot play. The bus will depart from Detailed Destinations, 11 Waterman Ave., at 3 p.m., and returns at 11 p.m. Those interested can contact Sherri Bonaminio at 401-301-7389 or email nphscaps@gmail.com for payment information. The trip is open to those 21 and older. Proceeds will benefit NPHS students. Centredale School announces December Feinstein Jr. Scholars NORTH PROVIDENCE – The following students have been named Feinstein Jr. Scholars for December at the Centredale School: Daniella Fallon, Isabella Wilson, Sophia Bellisle, Liliana Pese, Sofia Geib-Ayala, Isabella Ryan, Ava Gabriele, Eric Ethier, Jayden Racine, Cameron Van Orden, Schnaika Cyrius, and Kendal Pontarelli. Happy Notes will perform at the Mancini Center Thursday NORTH PROVIDENCE – The North Providence Mancini Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., is accepting 2020 membership renewals. The fee is $10 for North Providence resi- dents and $15 for non-residents. Memberships are valid from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. A new membership application must be completed each year in order to participate in any pro- grams. Members must be 55 years or older. Membership applications are available at mancinicenter.com and at the center's reception desk. The center is hosting the follow- ing programs: • Happy Notes chorus will be holding its Holiday Concert on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 1 p.m. The concert was rescheduled from Dec. 17 due to inclement weather. • Representatives of Spinnaker Asset Management will present the discussion "Let's Talk Finance" on Monday, Jan. 13, at 10 a.m. • The center presents movies twice a month. Movies are provid- ed by the North Providence Union Free Library. Showing Monday, Jan. 13, at 1 p.m., is "New Year's Eve." • Golden Crest will be provid- ing free 15 minute hand reflexol- ogy appointments with certified reflexologist Theresa Pennacchia on Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call the reception desk at 401-231-0742 to schedule an appointment. • The center will hold a New Year Celebration on Thursday, Jan. 16, beginning at noon. Entertainment will be provided by Joe Vono. The cost is $3 per person and includes lunch. Tickets must be purchased by Monday, Jan. 13. • The center will offer the follow- ing programs beginning Tuesday, Jan. 21: The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Class which features gentle joint exercise developed for people with arthritis will be held Jan. 21 at 1 p.m. The Silver Sneakers Circuit Training Class combines fun with fitness to increase cardiovascular and muscular endurance will be held Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. For more information, call 401- 231-0742. IN BRIEF Blackstone Valley Prevention Coalition announces grants CENTRAL FALLS – The Blackstone Valley Prevention Coalition held a press conference at Central Falls City Hall on Oct. 30 to announce six local organiza- tions that were awarded Opioid Solutions Grants. Local organizations that were selected to receive funding are: • Community Care Alliance and the Woonsocket Fire Department will develop the Safe Station model in Woonsocket, which allows access to treatment and recovery sup- ports at the Fire Station 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Community Care Alliance will get Naloxone in the hands of high risk individuals or those who work with them and provide education regarding harm reduction strate- gies through the Serenity Center, Community Support Program and street outreach workers. • North Smithfield Middle School Health and Physical Education will implement a program for middle school students, grades 5 through 8 called "Fitness, not Fixes." The department will focus on evidence- based prevention programs and Life Skill development at the Middle School level and incorpo- rate fitness, games and workout activities on a weekly basis. • Boys and Girls Club of Northern RI will incorporate Boys and Girls Club of America cur- riculum to include Smart Girls and Boys2Men. The programs will be held in 3 locations: Woonsocket Clubhouse, in partnership with the Woonsocket Public Schools, and Cumberland-Lincoln Clubhouse targeting students from the ages of 7 through the mid-teen years, and in Burrillville they will part- ner with the Burrillville Police Department and Burrillville Parks and Recreation to promote pro- gramming for youth ages 11-18 being held at the Skate Night at the June Rockwell Levy Rink. • Also, to provide additional means of support to individuals and families in the Blackstone Valley region, limited resources for wellness and recovery support activities will be made available to individuals who have overdosed, are in recovery, or are family mem- bers of either. These supports may include memberships to the YMCA or Boys and Girls Clubs, resources for support groups and other com- munity programs. Applications are available through funded grantees, as well as the BVPC. For more information, please call the BVPC at 401-301-2894. Arnolds Mills Community House will hold class registration Saturday CUMBERLAND – The Arnolds Mills Community House will hold in- person registration for the following classes on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Knitted Hats: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Learn to knit hats. Registration fee: $7. • Beginner Knitting: Thursdays, Jan. 16 and 30, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Registration fee: $14. • UFO: Work on unfinished proj- ects with a help of an instructor. Offered on Saturdays, Jan. 18 and Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration fee is $10 per class. There will be a potluck lunch. • Intermediate Tatting/Tatted Heart: Thursday, Jan. 23, 6:30-9:30 p.m. This class is a continuation of the introduc- tion class. Registration fee: $7. • No-sew Valentine Heart: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Registration fee: $7; materials: $7. • Knitting for Charity: Wednesdays, Jan. 29 and Feb. 12, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Knit or crochet hats for newborn babies. All hats will be donated to a local hospital. • Heartstrings Mini Wall Quilt: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 6:30-10 p.m. Registration fee: $7; pattern fee: $3. • Valentine's Day Gnome: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 6:30-10 p.m. Registration fee: $7; materials: $15. • Cake Decorating Class: Saturday, Feb. 8, 9 a.m.-noon. Christine Doucette, 2017 winner of "Cake Wars" will demonstrate decorating tech- niques. Registration fee: $20. • Stars Table Runner: Thursday, Feb. 13, 6:30-10 p.m. Registration fee: $7. • Beginner Crochet: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Registration fee: $7. • Knit/Crochet Help Class: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Registration fee: $7. • Woodland Birds Felt Table Mat: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 6:30-10 p.m. Registration fee: $7. For more information, visit amchri. org . Do you like to read The Valley Breeze? Then please shop with our advertisers, and tell them 'I saw it in The Breeze!' 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