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On Saturday, December 10 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., the Blackstone Library will be hosting its 8th Annual In-Person Cookie Walk fundraiser. For $9 per pound, choose from a wide variety of homemade cookies. A selection of specialty treats will also be available for purchase. Come early for the best selection. Children must be accompanie­d by an adult. Cash and checks preferred, but credit cards will be accepted. The library cannot guarantee an allergen-free environmen­t. Persons with food allergies are responsibl­e for self-monitoring food served/used at the library. Ingredient lists for each item will be available upon request. All proceeds from the cookie walk will help fund library events, programs and purchases not covered by the library’s operating budget. If you would like further informatio­n about this event, please contact Ellen Goudreau at or call 508-883-1931.

Our Saviour’s Parish, 500 Smithfield Road, Woonsocket will be having it’s Monthly Free Lunch this coming Saturday, November 19th. All are welcome to Drive Thru and get a Free Lunch from 11:am-12;30 pm. Call 401-7623072 for more informatio­n.

Ornament is southern New England’s premiere rock orchestra and specialize­s as a tribute to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Ornament will perform on Friday, November 25th at 8:00 PM. The show will be held at The Stadium Theatre, located at 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket Rhode Island. Admission is $21, $26, $31, $36. Tickets are available at the Stadium Theatre Box Office or by calling 401-762-4545 and online at www. stadiumthe­

The Blackstone River as Never Seen Before, November 20th, 2:00 P.M. North Gate Toll House, 1873 Old Louisquiss­et Pike (Route 246), Lincoln. The Blackstone River is the reason we are all here. It has been a lifeline to persons through the centuries, from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution to a beautiful part of our heritage. As time has gone by, there have been a lot of changes to the River, brought on mainly by humans, who used it as a dumping ground for hundreds of years. But, now, it is returning to its original beauty, and John Marsland will show the River throughout the course of a year. In Kittacuck Speaks, he will take us on a tour of the majestic Blackstone River through the seasons, showing it as it has never been seen before: from above. Kittacuck Speaks is a product of the Friends of the Blackstone, together with the RI Rivers Council. The name translates to “the great tidal river.” It is truly a magnificen­t part of all of us.

The 2022 RIMEA ED DREW MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHI­P CONCERT will take place on Sunday, November 20th at 2 pm. This special concert will feature the musical talents of a variety of retired Rhode Island music educators as they work to raise funds to provide scholarshi­ps for graduating music education majors from our state’s colleges and universiti­es. The Scholarshi­p Concerts were started by noted music educator Ed Drew, back in the 1990s, as a way for retired music educators to not only give back to their profession, but to nurture future music educators yet to be. In addition to this November’s event, there are plans for another in the Spring. This November 20th concert will take place in the Carter Center Sage Hall at the Rhode Island Philharmon­ic Music School, 667 Waterman Avenue, East Providence. A suggested donation of $10 will be gratefully accepted at the door. For more informatio­n contact RIMEA Executive Director David Neves as

• The Woonsocket Historical Society is pleased to announce a walking tour of the Main Street area. Bob Bellerose, local historian, will conduct one on November 19 at 10:00 am. The tour will meet at the front of the Museum of Work & Culture. Bob will walk you to the Woonsocket Falls, pointing out the trench system that brought water to the mills on Main Street, continue along Main Street highlighti­ng the different buildings and architectu­re. The tour continues on the Court Street Bridge, parts of Front and Bernon Streets before ending at the Woonsocket Historical Society. The historical society is located behind the Museum of Work & Culture. The tour should last 1 ½ hours. Please wear comfortabl­e shoes. This is a free tour. Please join us in what will be an informativ­e tour. Please call 595-3062 with inquiries.

The Blackstone Valley Polar Express Train Ride trips run on weekend evenings from November 11th - December 23rd with shows at 3:30 PM and 6:30 PM from the historic Blackstone Valley Train Depot in downtown Woonsocket. Put on your pajamas for this trip which includes a 90-minute excursion on a real-life train filled with a reading of the classic children’s story, sing-a-longs, hot chocolate, a delicious Polar Express cookie, games, and a special visit from Santa to deliver the first gift of Christmas to every child! During the journey passengers will view the North Pole that includes a giant 35’ Christmas tree, gorgeous decoration­s, and “elves” to welcome the train’s arrival, performed by children from The Dance Step. After returning from the trip, families can stay for a photo with Santa in the historic Blackstone Valley Train Depot. For more informatio­n and tickets visit www.blackstone­valleypola­ or call 401-495-1213

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