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The North Providence Breeze 01-13-2021

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Thursday through Sunday. This Thursday, Jan. 14, the class is called Hand Picked, where participants can paint a bouquet of flowers in a mason jar. The class runs from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and costs $35. Reservations can be made at www.paintand- vino.com. Araujo said a group of three people can sit together, but if one person comes in, they will be seated a distance from other people. Included in a reservation is a seat, two complimentary beverages, including wine, beer or soda, and all the materials needed to make an amateur's mas- terpiece. The same items are includ- ed in a virtual reservation to be picked up before class. On the day of the class, a Zoom link will be emailed. All COVID-19 protocols are followed, including tem- peratures taken at the door, masks when participants aren't eating or drinking, and frequent sanitizing. This Friday, Jan. 15, the painting is Coastal Breeze on canvas. Family paint night is this Sunday, Jan. 17, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. with tickets costing $25 for fami- lies. On Jan. 21 is the Starlit Snowman with LED lights. There is also a couples' ses- sion on Jan. 29, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Each person paints their own canvas and they hang it as one. One paint- ing is a bottle of wine being poured, while the other is the glass receiving the wine. Paint and Vino now offers a third service of "paint party in a box." They ship nationwide and have also started shipping internation- ally. "The box turns into your easel to paint on, with instructions," Araujo said. There are pre-recorded instructions so painters can stop, pause and rewind, and watch it on their own time. "Art is very therapeu- tic; you can get lost and engrossed in it," she said. Call 401-680-0856 or email rachel@paintandvino.com for more. Another option, within COVID-19 limits, is to plan a party or get-together with Paint the Town Studios, a mobile paint studio. The owners, husband and wife John and Phyllis Iacona, used to have a storefront in Cranston, but in 2018, changed to a mobile busi- ness. The Iaconas bring the materials and instructor for all sorts of functions, and the customer chooses the portrait. As one would imagine, the pandemic has put a serious dent into bookings, said the Iaconas. They are still offer- ing paint parties, but follow state COVID-19 guidelines limiting the number of people per party and spacing everyone out with masks. Paint the Town Studios requires a $100 deposit to hold the date of the party, and then $30 per person on the day of the party. "It's a fun thing to do," Iacona said about parties. "Just don't take it too seri- ously. When you pay atten- tion to the instruction, the portraits come out great." Visit www.paintthetownstu- dios.com for more. The painting class offered at Paint and Vino on Thursday, Jan. 21, is STARLIT SNOWMAN on a canvas complete with LED lights. The class runs from 7 to 9:30 p.m., is $35 and can be done in person or virtually. PAINT From Page 12 Audubon hosts Animal Tracks and Signs Saturday SMITHFIELD – Audubon Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, 12 Sanderson Road, will offer the program Animal Tracks and Signs on Saturday, Jan. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. Learn how to iden- tify tracks and signs left by native mammals and birds. Explore track patterns, investigate artifacts, and try your hand at making plaster tracks to take home. Venture out on the trails to find evi- dence that wildlife has been there. Face masks and social distancing are required. Participants must bring their own masks. Although all are welcome, this class will be geared for families with chil- dren. Advance registration is required. The fee is $10/member adult, $5/member child; $14/non-member adult, $7/ non-member child. Open to ages 5 and up. Register through the events calendar at asri.org. RICCO offers virtual meetings CRANSTON – This com- ing spring, Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra will continue its weekly, virtual offerings for chorus and community members. In the new year, RICCO will focus on specific works, sing- ing selections together, and inviting guest artists to give us private live performances. All content is aimed at sing- ers and music appreciators alike, regardless of experi- ence or prior knowledge. RICCO will gather each Wednesday via Zoom for an hour of socializing and sing- ing, with the lecture series and guest performances commencing at 8 p.m. Subscriptions may be purchased via EventBrite. A detailed list of our spring offerings may be found there or on our website at ricco. org . Subscribers will receive a link to each session by email within one day of the event. VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER LIVING EDITION | JANUARY 13-19, 2020 ENTERTAINMENT 15 answers

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