Pawtucket Times



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.

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 401762-4545 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 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

The Bellingham Women of Today will welcome Santa for their 30th year of Muffins with Santa on Saturday, December 17th from 9:00 – 11:30 at St. Blaise Church Hall, 1158 S. Main St., Bellingham. Admission fee is $ 5 per child with a maximum charge of $15 per family. Children can meet Santa, give him their Christmas wish list while you are welcome to take your phone or camera photos. We will offer muffins, bagels, juice, milk and coffee. Food and beverage items are 1.00 - $ 2.00 each. There will be free crafts and coloring pages for kids as well as raffle baskets and holiday items for sale. All proceeds will benefit local BWOT charities.

Santa and his elves are so busy preparing for Christmas the Bellingham Women of Today will be helping him send personaliz­ed letters to anyone on your list. They are a great gift for children, seniors, college students and anyone young at heart. The cost is $ 2 for each letter or three for $ 5. We will be taking requests at Muffins with Santa, December 17th, 9: 00 to 11: 30 at St. Blaise Church Hall in Bellingham or send the name and address of child/ children along with your name and phone number, payment, and any informatio­n you would like added to the letter, to BWOT, PO Box 405, Bellingham, MA 02019 before December 15th.

. Julien Ayotte, Northern Rhode Island’s award- winning and best- selling author of seven novels, has just released his eighth book, Spitting Images: A Harry Esten Mystery. He will be taking pre- orders at the upcoming Small Business Saturday Shop RI event held on Saturday, November 26 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick from 9am-4pm. The event is free to the public, and so is the parking. Over 120 local vendors will be showcasing their wares. On the following Saturday, December 3 at the same location from 10am-5pm, the Associatio­n of Rhode Island Authors will be holding their Annual Author Expo. Over 100 local authors will be on hand. Admittance and parking are free to the public.

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