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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 11-19-2020

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26 ENTERTAINMENT NOVEMBER 19-25, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE LIVING EDITION BRT offers online concert with Newfoundland singer-songwriter Matthew Byrne CUMBERLAND – On March 8, Blackstone River Theatre presented its last concert before the COVID-19 shutdown – Canada's Matthew Byrne. The theater has remained closed and organizers and patrons have missed the very thing that defines Blackstone River Theatre – live performance and the interaction between artist and audience, say organizers. Executive Director Russell Gusetti said it seemed only fitting that BRT's first online concert offering would bring their organization back to that Sunday in March. Working with the artist's management team, Blackstone River Theatre will present award- winning traditional singer and gui- tarist Matthew Byrne for a special YouTube live-streamed performance on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. Interested viewers should visit www. riverfolk.org or tickets are available through Byrne's website at https:// www.matthewbyrne.net/livestreams/ nov22 . Ticket-holders will receive an exclusive link to the livestream. Tickets are $20 CAD, which equals $15 U.S. This show is part of a very unique digital "tour" that Byrne is doing through the last week of November where he'll be performing for audi- ences from California to the U.K. Blackstone River Theatre will be his only New England-sponsored concert, though people worldwide can view the livestream. To make the show as personal as possible, Gusetti is encouraging fans to send requests and questions for Byrne ahead of time, to russell@riverfolk.org to make this per- formance as unique and interactive as possible. Blackstone River Theatre will present award-winning traditional singer and guitarist MATTHEW BYRNE for a special YouTube live-streamed performance on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. BV Historical Society presents Memories of World War II Saturday LINCOLN – The Blackstone Valley Historical Society will present the pro- gram Memories of World War II on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 2 to 4 p.m., in the downstairs hall at North Gate, 1873 Old Louisquisset Pike. Historian Kevin Heskins will take visitors back to the days of World War II, bringing examples of his col- lection. Having spent over a decade in search of World War II memorabilia from all over the world, he has uniforms belonging to armies from all major countries, including Spanish, German, Japanese, and American soldiers. In addition, he also has varied weapons used by them: swords, rifles and bay- onets, plus gas masks, hel- mets, map cases, and many other memorabilia from this period. All guests are asked to wear masks and social dis- tance. The Blackstone Valley Historical Society is dedi- cated to the history and antiquities of the Northern Rhode Island communities of Pawtucket, Central Falls, Lincoln, Cumberland, North Smithfield and Woonsocket. All interested persons are invited to join the organiza- tion. Church of Holy Cross will host Polish Kitchen Saturday CENTRAL FALLS – The Ladies Adoration Society of the Church of the Holy Cross, corner of High and Clay streets, will host a Polish Kitchen on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Authentic homemade Polish foods will be available for sale: cold, take-out only. Foods include cabbage and cheese pierogi, stuffed cab- bage and kielbasa sandwich- es. Pre-order recommended at Button9744@gmail.com . Walk-ins, come early.

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