Pawtucket Times

business section in the downstairs hall beginning at 1:30, with the main speaker upstairs at 2:00 P.M.

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• A Spring Fling fundraiser for St. Joseph Veterans Associatio­n will be held May 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 99 Louise St., Woonsocket. Shopping with local crafters, vendors, raffles, 50/50 and roll-up game. For more informatio­n call Tammy at 401-516-0821.

• Learn the History of Slater Park’s Looff Carousel at North Gate, 1873 Old Louisquiss­et Pike, Lincoln, Sunday, May 15, 2 P.M. Join Donna Houle, co-founder of the Friends of the Looff Carousel, as she introduces the history of this beautiful part of Pawtucket’s Slater Park, from its introducti­on into the Park, its slow climb into disrepair, and its renaissanc­e to its present glory. As this is the Annual Meeting of the Blackstone Valley Historical Society, there will be a short • The Town of Blackstone’s Memorial Day Committee is pleased to announce the return of our annual Memorial Day Celebratio­n on Sunday, May 29th. As always, our event will kick off with our Memorial Day Parade, which this year will step off from the Town Common at 1:00pm. The Parade will proceed down Main St. on to St. Paul St. and conclude with a Ceremony in front of Blackstone’s Municipal Center. Following the Ceremony, our Celebratio­n will shift to Roosevelt Park located behind the Municipal Center. Within the Park, you can find an array of amusement rides, arts & craft vendors, food vendors, and a stage with musical entertainm­ent from 2:00pm to 9:30pm. Our Celebratio­n will conclude at 9:30pm with a beautiful firework display; the largest display in the Blackstone Valley for Memorial Day. The Memorial Day Committee is currently looking for volunteers to assisted the Committee on the day of our event. Please email the Committee at Blackstone­MemorialDa­y@ gmail.com if you are interested in volunteeri­ng. We will have a volunteer meeting in May for all of those interested. If you are interested in being in our parade or are interest in being a vendor in Roosevelt Park, please email the Committee at Blackstone­MemorialDa­y@gmail and we will send you an applicatio­n. Applicatio­ns can also be found at the Municipal Center and on the Town of Blackstone’s website.

• Free Legal Clinic to be Held at the Leon Mathieu Senior Center on May 20th, 2022 from 1-3 p.m. The Legal Clinic regarding Elder Law topics is designed to provide six 20 minute individual appointmen­ts with Attorney Philip W. Gasbarro, a member of the Legal Informatio­n and Referral Service for the Elderly During such sessions seniors can confidenti­ally receive legal guidance for free. One can schedule an appointmen­t by calling 728-7582 or visiting the Center’s 2nd floor office. This program is free and open to adults 55 and older.

• HISTORY WALK – WOONSOCKET RESERVOIR #1 AND CROOKFALL BROOK, May 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am. Visit Woonsocket Reservoir #1 & Historic Pump House, Woonsocket Reservoir #2 and Mill Site, Spring Brook. Meet at Aldi’s parking lot (Dowling Village). Organized by North Smithfield Heritage Associatio­n.

• Indie rockers BUILT TO SPILL will play at The Met in Pawtucket, May 15 @ 7: 30 pm - 10: 00 pm Tickets: $ 30.

• MJ LIVE – A MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE, May 20 @ 8: 00 pm. Bally’s Twin River Event Center

• KICKIN’ IT 2022, May 21 @ 10: 00 am - 4: 00 pm Pierce Memorial Field in East Providence; Grab your friends and family for a kick ball tournament to benefit the Historic Charles I. D. Looff Carousel at Crescent Park! Teams of 10 players will compete for cash prizes! Food will be available for purchase and we will have raffle baskets and a 50/ 50 raffle! Visit https:// www. crescentpa­rkcarousel.org/ kickball for more informatio­n.

• DRINK IN THE HISTORY FEATURING RHODE ISLAND SPIRITS, May 26 @ 6: 00 pm - 8: 00 pm Join the Rhode Island Historical Society and Rhode Island Spirits, creators of Rhodium brand gin, on Thursday, May 26th at 6 pm for the continuati­on of Drink in the History, a yearlong series pairing RI beverages with history talks. The program will be hosted at Rhode Island Spirits Distillery & Tasting Room where owners Kara Larson and Cathy Plourde will offer a behind- the- scenes look at the Rhode Island Spirits brand. Guests will be treated to both a mini- flight tasting of their craft- made liquor and a classic Tom Collins cocktail. Light, local culinary fare will also be offered. In addition, participan­ts will be treated to a talk by the founder of the Providence Jewelry Museum Peter DiCristofa­ro who will offer insights into Rhodium’s namesake industry by showcasing Rhode Island’s history within the jewelry industry. Original pieces will also be on display. Tickets are $ 35 for RIHS members and $ 40 for non- members and can be purchased at rihs.org.

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