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The Valley Breeze & Observer 07-30-2020

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VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER LIVING EDITION | JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2020 ENTERTAINMENT 15 ranks. Nile (KiKi Layne) is a Marine serving in Afghanistan who gets her throat slit but then amaz- ingly wakes up in the med tent to realize she doesn't even have a scar. Andy tracks her down and implores her to come with her for her own safety. Nile is resistant at first and she and Andy take a few lethal hits at each other with Andy ultimately gain- ing the upper hand and proving her skill at fighting is immensely greater than Niles'. There are some interest- ing ideas at play here dur- ing this movie and yet there are some other things that just stumble and fall flat. The idea of immortality is a fascinating premise that has been done better by films like "Highlander" or even "Interview with the Vampire." Andy and her team are a compelling group but I just felt they never got fleshed out enough and that their past lives just got brushed over too quickly. Booker (Matthias Schoenaerts), Joe (Marwan Kenzari) and Nicky (Luca Marinelli) have been bouncing around for a couple hundred years but besides a few quick men- tions or quick glimpse at a photograph on a bulletin board, not much is told of their exploits. The bad guy here, Merrick, is a CEO of a pharmaceutical company who basically wants to har- vest the blood and DNA of these immortals for mon- etary gain. He's played by Harry Melling and comes off as a sniveling, weaselly character who is surround- ed by thugs on his payroll. I was fairly disappointed by this film and I think it just goes off the rails half- way through. The finale was the best part but the preceding 100 minutes were mediocre at best. The film is rated R. CHARLIZE THERON stars as an immortal mercenary in "The Old Guard" now playing on Netflix. GUARD From Page 11 Museum of Work and Culture offers Hands-on History virtual programs WOONSOCKET – As part of its Hands-on History: Summer Spotlight Rhode Island virtual sum- mer education series, The Museum of Work & Culture will present the program "I've Got No Strings" on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 9:30 a.m. In this puppetry program, participants will learn about the history of the artform, including finger, stick, and shadow pup- pets. A professional puppet master will make a guest appearance. Children will also be able to create their own puppets, using pro- vided materials. On Tuesday, Aug. 18, the program "Vaudeville & Variety" will be offered. Children will learn about the fascinating and diverse world of vaudeville and variety shows. Museum educators will guide stu- dents through the history of vaudeville in Rhode Island, including its biggest acts and performers. In the second half of the program, the children will put on their own variety show, in which each child can per- form and showcase their own unique talent. Families can register for programs by emailing mowc@rihs.org. 'Tales of the Slave Trade' walking tours back at Linden Place Aug. 15 BRISTOL – Linden Place Museum, 500 Hope St., will host a walking tour of Linden Place Mansion and downtown Bristol, focused specifically on Bristol's DeWolf Family and their involvement in the trans- atlantic slave trade on Saturday, Aug. 15, at 11 a.m. The walking tour begins at Linden Place, the Federal- style mansion built by architect Russell Warren for George DeWolf. The tour then continues through the center of historic Bristol and down to the waterfront on Thames Street, pointing out significant sites tied to Bristol's lengthy and profit- able involvement in the slave trade. The DeWolf family, Bristol's premier family in the 18th and early 19th centuries, was once one of the largest traders of slaves in New England. Learn how Bristol, New England and all of America were impacted by the slave trad- ing of DeWolf from museum educator, Robin Tremblay. The tour is $15 or $10 for Linden Place members. Reservations are required and the tour is limited to six people. Masks are required and social distancing rules will apply. For more information and reservations, call the Linden Place office at 401-253-0390 or visit www.lindenplace. org. Help weed garden at Norman Bird Sanctuary MIDDLETOWN – Norman Bird Sanctuary is looking for volunteers to help weed Mabel's Garden, includ- ing the gravel walkways. The formal garden next to the historic Paradise Farmhouse overlooks fields out to the ocean. No experience necessary and gardening gloves and tools are provided. Cool breezes and quiet calm guar- anteed. If interested, email Joseph McLaughlin, properties direc- tor, at jmclaughlin@norman- birdsanctuary.org. answers Do you know someone celebrating a September Birthday? The Valley Breeze Birthday Club for SEPTEMBER will be printed on September 3, 2020. Forms should be received by The Valley Breeze by Friday, August 27, 2020. Send in the name of someone with his or her September birth date and $2 per edition and we'll include them in the club. The check should be made payable to The Valley Breeze for use in the Breeze charities fund. Mail to: The Valley Breeze, 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Suite #204, Lincoln, RI 02865. Thank you! Greetings should be 10 words or less. Name: .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Date of Birth: ............................................................................................................................................ Age: .............................................................................. From: ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Contact Phone Number (for questions, not publication) ................................................................................................................................................. Edition (please check): Cumberland/Lincoln edition ($2) Pawtucket edition ($2) Observer edition ($2) North Smithfield/Blackstone/Woonsocket edition ($2) North Providence edition ($2)

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