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The North Providence Breeze 06-24-2020

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 | JUNE 24-30, 2020 ENTERTAINMENT 15 a packet that will highlight some of the services that CCA and Thundermist offer. There is no age cutoff or res- idency restrictions, Randall said. "If you have chalk at your house already you can be a part of this," she said. The locations to pick up chalk include 1 Social St., the Woonsocket Shelter at 176 Sayles St., 181 Cumberland St., and St. James Episcopal Church at 24 Hamlet Ave. Randall said people can drive through the locations picking up their packets and chalk, or walk through. "We will be giving out random gift cards in a Willy Wonka theme," Randall said. "There will be golden tickets in some of the packets lead- ing to gift cards right away." As for the chalk draw- ings, that will also result in a competition with winners receiving gift cards. Randall said that from Friday until Sunday, June 28, participants can make chalk drawings wherever they are allowed to whether it be a sidewalk, a driveway or a parking lot. Randall said they will have parts of their parking lot taped off so there will be spaces to draw for people who do not have a space. They can start working on their masterpieces as soon as they get their chalk in spaces marked off at the pickup sta- tions. "Anyone can do it but we ask that the pictures be fami- ly-friendly," Randall said. Participants can create a work of art for themselves or be part of the contest. Randall and other staff- ers involved have created a hashtag to go along with each participant's work. If they want to share their work with the public, they should take a photo and upload it on social media with the hashtag #CCAartApart. "We are going to be pick- ing random pictures on Monday, June 29, to win a gift card," Randall said. "I don't know how many yet." CCA has a Facebook and Instagram page, but par- ticipants can use any social media platform. Once a pic- ture is selected, Randall said they will contact that winner. Randall said she was happy with the instant gratification she felt after the flash parade and hopes to get that feeling again with this event. She said with working in mental health, the progress is slow and you are not always sure if you are helping right away. She said she doesn't know what to expect for a turnout with this new event but she is hopeful. "As long as I can see one smiling person," she said she would be happy. "I want to make people feel not alone." For upcoming Community Care Alliance events, Randall said people can visit their Facebook page or their website at . There have been Zoom forums, with more planned, and upcoming virtual summer camps and virtual arts and crafts. As PIPBHC and Thundermist work together, Randall said that they are trying to fill the gaps in the health care system and make it easier on families. She said they are a one-stop concierge service to get organized. "We're all excited to be out in the community and see people face to face," she said. "We want to get people out and away from the com- puter screen." CHALK ART From Page 13 Hearthside House will hold outdoor tours this weekend LINCOLN – Hearthside House Museum, 677 Great Road, will hold outdoor tours on Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28, at 1 and 2 p.m. Costumed guides provide a tour which showcases the beauty of Hearthside's grounds and the unusual stone construction of this historic house. The tour takes place entirely outdoors and features interesting details and mysteries about its architecture along with the histories of some of the past owners over its 200 years. Hearthside has developed re-opening proto- cols to meet state regulations for the safety of visitors and volunteers alike. Advance registra- tion before visiting is essential. No more than six guests will be included in each tour group to allow for ample physical distancing. Face masks also must be worn and hand sanitizers are available during the tour. Although the museum will be closed to visitors, the gift shop will be open at the conclusion of each tour. Proceeds support the continued program- ming and care of the property. answers

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