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The North Providence Breeze 06-13-2018

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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6 CALENDAR JUNE 13-19, 2018 | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER LIVING EDITION • Simple can be best: If you don't want to go over- board with food choices, pack finger-food snack items like your favorite cheese, bread or crackers, dips, fruit and drinks. You don't need a three-course meal. You're trying to have simple fun. • How to pack: Pack food in sealable plastic containers to avoid spill- age. Keep food in the middle layer of the pic- nic basket. Make serving easier by packing foods as you would serve them, portioned into individual sizes. • Homemade drinks such as tea or lemonade should be in sealable contain- ers or screw caps. Freeze beverages and double use them as ice packs. (Leave a space at the top for a drink to expand in the freezer). Do not freeze glass bottles. • Extras to pack: The top layer of the basket should contain all utensils, includ- ing plates, forks, spoons and napkins. Don't forget a serving spoon or knife if needed. Purchase recycla- ble plasticware and avoid doing dishes. • Don't forget the blan- ket: If you don't want to dirty a favorite quilt you can always use a vinyl- backed tablecloth as the under layer. Bring some bug spray just in case. • Don't forget dessert: Brownies, cookies, fruit tarts or some fresh sea- sonal fruits add a happy ending to a relaxing day. Remember the whole point is to relax and have fun. Lay back, look up at the clouds and breathe! Thursday June 14 ZUMBA – at the Salvatore Mancini Resource and Activity Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., North Providence. Open to members only. Memberships: age 55+; North Providence Residents - $10 per year and non-residents - $15 per year . Call 401-231-0742. 5:30 p.m. MEDITATION GROUP – meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the North Providence Union Free Library, 1810 Mineral Spring Ave. Call 401-353-5600. Friday June 15 "AIN'T MISBEHAVIN" – pre- sented at Theatre By The Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road, Wakefield. For tickets, visit www.theatrebythesea. com or call 401-782-8587. NEWPORT SECRET GARDEN TOUR – Spring tour of the pri- vate gardens of some of historic Newport's properties. Friday, June 15; Saturday, June 16; Sunday, June 17; from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Check in is at 32 Washington St., Newport, and you will be given a program with a map and directions to each of the gardens. Visit www. for tickets. SALSA DANCE AEROBICS – Learn to dance the salsa, swing, merengue, samba and bachata, at the Salvatore Mancini Resource and Activity Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., North Providence. No partner or experience required. Call 401- 231-0742. 1 p.m. THE BEARDOGZ – The alternative/ folk band from Northern Rhode Island will perform original music along with some catchy covers in the Stadium Theatre Marquee Room, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket. Tickets are $26. Visit or call 401-762-4545. 8 p.m. Saturday June 16 FREE SOIL TESTING – by URI Master Gardeners at the Monastery, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. Gardeners can bring one cup of dry soil from each area of garden or lawn, in separate cups, to test the pH levels and texture. For more information, call Terri Melvin at 401-658-3342. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. "STUFF THE TRUCK" – clothing collection drive by the Blackstone River Watershed Council/Friends of the Blackstone. Donate gently used clothing, shoes, accessories, bed- ding, towels, curtains and throw pillows. Items can be placed in 33-gallon trash bags and brought to the environmental center at 100 New River Road, in Lincoln, where someone will be on hand to collect the items. Also on Saturday, June 23. For more information, call Judy Hadley at 401-633-2283. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. NORTH SCITUATE FARMERS MARKET – at the Village Green, Scituate Art Festival Grounds, West Greenville Road and Silk Lane, North Scituate. Fresh pro- duce, vendors and crafters. Visit . 9 a.m. to noon. COMMUNITY YARD SALE – hosted by the The Friends of the East Smithfield library are hosting a fundraising community yard sale in the library parking lot at 50 Esmond St., Smithfield. There will be plenty of gently-used books for sale along with numerous items from multi families. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EMBASSY OF CHRIST CHURCH FOOD PANTRY – open every third Saturday of the month at the church, 649 Woonasquatucket Ave., North Providence. 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. HISTORICAL WOONSOCKET WALKING TOUR – The Museum of Work & Culture offers walk- ing tours of historic Woonsocket each Saturday at 10 a.m. through Aug. 25. Guides will lead groups along the banks of the Blackstone and Main Street. Tours are $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. The tours are free for children under 10 with a paid adult admission. All participants will also receive complimentary admission to the museum. Groups are limited to 15. Pre-registration is suggested. Call 401-769-9675. GENEALOGY SEARCH – Discover your family history at the American French Genealogical Society, 78 Earle Street, Woonsocket. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. FREE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENT – at Seven Cedars Farmers Market, 7 John Mowry Road, Smithfield. For more information on acceptable items, visit www. or email indiecy- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. BURRILLVILLE FAMILY FUN FAIR – at the Stillwater Mill Center, adjacent to the Jesse Smith Library, Burrillville. Farmers market, musical entertainment, kids' games, class demonstrations, food, free giveaways, raffles, informational booths, Animal Affair Traveling Petting Zoo, Marshall from "Paw Patrol," face painting, pie-eating contest. For more information, call 401-568-9470 or visit www.bur- or the Burrillville Parks & Recreation Department Facebook page. Rain date is June 23. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. OPEN HOUSE – Travel back 150 years to get a glimpse of Lincoln's early education and house of wor- ship when two historic sites along Great Road, Lincoln, open their doors between 10 a.m. and noon. Recommended visits are ½ hour each. Admission is free, but dona- tions are welcomed. The Pullen's Corner Schoolhouse is located next to the new Visitors Center at Chase Farm Park, 671 Great Road. The Saylesville Friends Meetinghouse is located at 374 Great Road. VETERANS MEMORIAL MUSEUM – is open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 78 Earle St., Woonsocket. Admission is free for veterans and students. Call 401- 222-9025. RAPTOR PHOTO SHOOT WITH AUDUBON – at the Audubon Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield. Bring your camera and take advantage of this special opportunity to get up close with a great horned owl, an American kestrel, a red-tailed hawk, and a barred owl. Space is limited. Fee: $65/member; $75/non-member. Ages: teen to adult. Register online through the events calendar at 10 a.m. to noon. SUMMER SOLSTICE FESTIVAL – hosted by Blackstone River Theatre, at Diamond Hill Park, Diamond Hill Road (Route 114), Cumberland. Four stages of Celtic and world music, plus Irish step dance, face painting and craft and food vendors. Admission $15 adults, $12 seniors, $5 children, free for children younger than 5. Rain date Sunday, June 17. Visit . 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. TALES OF THE SLAVE TRADE WALKING TOUR – the guided tours begin at Linden Place, 500 Hope St., Bristol, and 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 profitable involvement in the slave trade. The tour is $20, $15 for Linden Place members, and includes a complimentary drink at the DeWolf Tavern. Reservations are required and the tour is limited to 15 people. Call 401-253-0390. 11 a.m. RENAISSANCE V BRASS QUINTET – at Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike. The group plays a variety of music ranging from the 15th century up to today. Register by calling 401- 949-3630 or by visiting the event calendar at . 3 p.m. THE OCEAN STATE SUMMER POPS ORCHESTRA – will per- form at St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center, 84 Cumberland St., Woonsocket. The show features a 60-piece orchestra, chorus, and local guest artists. Tickets are $15; free for ages under 12. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at . 7 p.m. PROVIDENCE MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA – will present its annual spring concert at Park Place Congregational United Church, 71 Park Place, Pawtucket. The concert will feature original works from Japan, Spain, Greece, and the USA played on a family of plucked string instruments including the man- dolin, mandola, mandocello, bass, and classical guitar. Tickets will be available at the door. The sug- gested donation is $15/$10 seniors and students; free for children. Visit . 7:30 p.m. ELECTRIC YOUTH 2018 – per- forms at The Black Box, 15 West Central St., Franklin, Mass. Backed by an eight-piece band, Electric Youth delivers high-energy music, featuring pop, classic rock, Broadway and country hits. Tickets are $26. Visit www.theblackboxon- . 7:30 p.m. DARYL SHERMAN WITH HOUSTON PERSON – at Chan's, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Call 401-765-1900 or visit www.chanseggrollsandjazz. com . 8 p.m. Sunday June 17 NATURE AND HERITAGE RIVERBOAT TOURS – aboard the Blackstone Valley Explorer begin for the season, at 1 and 2 p.m. departing from Central Falls Landing, 20 Madeira Ave., in Central Falls. Hear stories of the workers, residents and early settlers of the Blackstone River Valley, and as the 45-minute tours wind along the waters and thick foliaged riverbanks. Visit www. or call the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council at 401-724-2200. Monday June 18 HAPPY NOTES CHORUS – Singing group open to all seniors and meets every Monday at the Salvatore Mancini Resource and Activity Center, 2 Atlantic Blvd., North Providence, at 10 a.m. Call 401- 231-0742 or email sunsense401@ SENIOR RESOURCES FAIR – at the Woonsocket Senior Center, 84 Social St., Woonsocket. Seniors, adults with disabilities and care- PICNIC From Page 5

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