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The North Providence Breeze 03-31-2021

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VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER LIVING EDITION | MARCH 31- APRIL 6, 2021 ENTERTAINMENT 13 Audubon announces April school vacation programs SMITHFIELD – The Audubon Society of Rhode Island Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, 12 Sanderson Road, announces the following April school vacation pro- grams. Kids get up-close with turtles, hawks, and frogs and head outside to explore wetlands, streams and more. All programs are designed with safety in mind. Face masks and social distancing are required. Participants must bring their own masks. Unless noted, advance registration is required for all programs. For more details and to register, visit the events calendar at or call 401-949-5454, ext. 3014. • Life Under a Log: Tuesday, April 20, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn what animals make their homes under the logs and rocks and bark. Dress for dirt and avoid any insect repellent or sunscreen on hands as we will be seeking and touching small creatures. The fee is: $5/member child; $7/ non-member child. Ages: 3 and up. • Drawing in Nature for Families: Tuesday, April 20, 2-3:30 p.m. Bring your favorite young artist, some colored pencils and pad of paper, and join Audubon for an afternoon of nature drawing. Take a slow walk on the trail with stops to sit and sketch the beautiful things found in nature. Fee: $5/member; $7/non-mem- ber. Ages: 5 and up. • "City Hawk: The Story of Pale Male," Wednesday, April 21, 11 a.m.-noon. Based on the true story of Pale Male, "City Hawk" brings New York City's favorite hawk to life in a story of family, persever- ance, and big-city living. After the story, meet a live red-tailed hawk. The fee is $5/member; $7 non- member. Open to ages: 3 and up. • Raptors Rock!: Wednesday, April 21, 2-3:30 p.m. Visitors will find out what makes a raptor a rap- tor and meet a couple of live ones. The fee is $10/member adult, $5/ member child; $14/non-member adult, $7/non-member child. Open to ages: 5 and up. • Totally Turtles!: Thursday, April 22, 11 a.m.-noon. Learn about these interesting creatures and meet some live turtles. The fee is $5/member child; $7/ non-member child. Open to ages 3 and up. • Earth Day Photo Scavenger Hunt: Thursday, April 22, 2-4 p.m. How many scavenger hunt items can you find and photograph out on the refuge within the time allot- ted? Easy items are one point. Harder ones are five or 10 points. Special prize for the most points, but all participants will get a nature treat bag. Bring a smartphone, tab- let, or a digital camera with a view screen to take photos with. The fee is $5/member adult; $5/ member child; $7/non-member adult; $7/non-member child. Open to ages 5 and up. • Froggy Fun: Friday, April 23, 11 a.m.-noon. Hear a froggy story. Sing a froggy song. Make a froggy craft. Meet a live frog, and learn all about these fun creatures. The fee is $5/member child; $7/ non-member child. Open to ages 3 and up. • Build Your Own Bird House: Friday, April 23, 2-3:30 p.m. Learn about bluebirds and other cavity nesters, when and where to place the nest box, and how to care for it. Each child registrant will get one kit to complete. All building materials are provided in each kit, but par- ticipants should bring safety glasses for each builder. The fee is $30/member child (bird house kit); $40/non-member child (bird house kit). Ages: 7 and up. • Meet a Live Raptor and Refuge Walk: Sunday, April 25, 1-3 p.m. Meet an Audubon Raptor Ambassador and take a walk with a naturalist through the fields and forest of Powder Mill Ledges to find raptors in the wild. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars. All ages welcome. The fee is $10/member adult, $5/ member child; $14/non-member adult, $7/non-member child. Open to ages 3 and up. The Audubon Society of R.I. Powder Mill Ledges, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield will offer the program TOTALLY TURTLES! on Thursday, April 22, 11 a.m.-noon. Learn about these inter- esting creatures and meet some live turtles. The fee is $5/member child; $7/non-member child. Open to ages 3 and up. Get your gardening questions answered SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The URI Master Gardeners have launched a new online question and answer program on Saturday, April 3, at 9:30 a.m., for people starting new gardens this season or wondering what went wrong last year. Bring your gardening questions and listen to some garden stories. Use the link gardener/radiohour/ and during the program just type in your ques- tions. Submissions sought for Congressional Art Competition WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. David Cicilline's office is now accepting submissions for the 2021 Congressional Art Competition in Rhode Island's First Congressional District. Cicilline's Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students who reside in the First District. Students or teachers interested in participating should register by contacting André Herrera by email at andre.herrera@mail. or by phone at 401-729- 5600. The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 30. Cicilline will convene a panel to award first-, second-, and third-place awards, and the overall winner of the competition will have their artwork displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The second-place awardee will have their piece displayed in the congressman's Washington office for one year, and the third-place award- ee will have their piece displayed in the congressman's Pawtucket office for one year. Enjoy a classical concert at Linden Place April 18 BRISTOL – Your Favorite Brass Quintet, the in-residence quintet at Salve Regina University, will per- form at the Linden Place gardens, 500 Hope St., on Sunday, April 18, at 2 p.m. Your Favorite Brass Quintet has been a part of the Rhode Island music scene since 2001, performing throughout Rhode Island and New England in public concerts, religious and public ceremonies. In 2007, Your Favorite Brass Quintet became the Brass Quintet in Residence at Salve Regina University. The quintet mem- bers enjoy playing a diverse reper- toire, from baroque, classical and more modern pieces for the brass quintet, to jazz standards, popular pieces and movie music. Mask wearing and social distancing are required to make this event safe and fun for all. In the case of rain, the concert will take place in the tent- ed courtyard at Linden Place. Tickets are $20 for non-members, $15 for Linden Place members and free for Colt Circle members. Reservations are required as space is very limited. To reserve tickets, call 401-253-0390 or visit to pur- chase online. Dining Guide Uncle Tony's Pizza & Pasta Family Style Restaurants — THIS WEEK'S SPECIALS — Wednesday – Sunday ® $ 15 95 BAKED SEAFOOD SCROD Comes with pasta, soup or salad and crusty Italian bread Daily Lunch Specials OPEN Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m. Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m. 46 Putnam Pike, Johnston, RI 231-8111 260 Newport Ave., East Providence, RI 438-4646 1455 Oaklawn Ave., Cranston, RI 463-7785 2207 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence, RI 401-349-0557 Join Us for Easter Dinner Sunday April 4th Offering a Special Easter Dinner Menu By Reservation Only. Seatings at 11 am • 1 pm • 3 pm • 5 pm Call today.

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