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Saturday, August 23, 2014

8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Woonsocket Cat Sanctuary, 266 Mendon Road, Woonsocket, RI [Map]
to benefit the Woonsocket Cat Sanctuary, every Saturday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine. Call 401-765-4174 for information.
9:00 am
Celebration of new trails and maps sponsored by the Smithfield Land Trust, at the Conservation Center on Waterview Drive. Join a guided hike on the newly marked trails.
9:00 am
offered by the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council. Enjoy at guided 20-mile roundtrip through the Blackstone Valley, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tickets $20. Departs the Blackstone River State Park Visitor Center, Route 295 North, Lincoln. Call the BVTC at 401-724-2200, or visit .
9:30 am to 11:30 am
meets in the Hayden Center of the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, 9:30-11:30 a.m., for those who wish to improve their speaking, listening and leadership skills and confidence. Email or call 401-467-1896.
9:30 am
open every Thursday 5:30-7:30 p.m., and Saturdays 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in the Hayden Center of Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road. Donated second-hand books for $1 or less, plus puzzles, CDs and limited DVDs. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cumberland Public Library. Proceeds benefit library programs.
10:00 am
hosted by the Glocester Land Trust at Sprague Farm Conservation Area, Sprague Hill Road, Glocester.
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Various vendors of homemade and handcrafted items, crafts, art, photography, new retail items, repurposed and recycled art pieces and crafts, food, live entertainment. Starts in the parking lot of 42-68 So. Main Street, Woonsocket, and runs down the sidewalk behind the Museum of Work & Culture. Email .
10:00 am
Goddard State Park, 1095 Ives Road, Warwick [Map]
One-mile walk with family, friends and dogs to support the Rhode Island SPCA. Vendors, raffles, contests, canine agility demonstrations, state police dog demonstrations, and more. Visit or call 401-438-8150.
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sprague Farm Town Forest, Glocester [Map]
The Glocester Land Trust will host a free cookout and scavenger hunt at the Sprague Farm Town Forest, located across from 162 Pine Orchard Road. At noon the free cookout begins with hamburgers, hotdogs, watermelon, chips, soft drinks, and more. You do not have to participate in the scavenger hunt to enjoy the cookout. If you wish to participate, email Rain date is Sunday, Aug. 24. Check the website for last minute announcements.
For information: Call Roy Najecki at 401-647-3631 for more information.
11:00 am
Hosted by the North Smithfield Land Trust at 431 Rocky Hill Road, North Smithfield.
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Mowry Gardens, 374 Farnum Pike, Smithfield [Map]
Revive the Roots is hosting outdoor summer reading every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The group offers free crafts, storytelling, and reading in the forest. Bring your own book or borrow one from the group’s library of donated books from Books are Wings.
For information: For more information, visit .
12:00 pm
Burgers, hot dogs with all the fixings will be available for sale. Event will also include games, raffles and more. St Joseph Veterans Association, 99 Louise St, Woonsocket. Call 401-762-9652.
12:00 pm
Join the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council for a paddle across Stump Pond in Smithfield. Have a picnic and hike at Mowry Conservation Area, then paddle back along the east side of the reservoir. Cost $40 includes a canoe or kayak, or $20 if you bring your own boat. To register, email or call Erik Talley at or 401-481-1376.
7:00 pm
Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket [Map]
60-piece community orchestra, performs at the Stadium Theatre in Woonsocket. Tickets $11, $16, $21; children under 12 get in free. Call the box office at 401-762-4545 or visit .
7:30 pm
Fire burns in more than 80 braziers on the Providence River and Waterplace Park in downtown Providence, while entertainment and music happens all around. Tonight's fires are lit at 7:35 p.m. and continue until just past midnight. Visit
11:00 pm
431 Rocky Hill Road, North Smithfield [Map]
The North Smithfield Land Trust will celebrate Land Trust Days, a statewide event, with the opening of a trail, marking the first public unveiling of their new property consisting of 22 acres recently donated and cleared by Nationalgrid. The event will include a scavenger hunt along the trail for children. Prizes will be awarded. Land trust members will be on hand to serve as guides and provide information. The event is free. Participants are advised to bring sunscreen and insect repellent. Parking is available on the street and in front of the Nationalgrid corridor. All children must be accompanied by an adult.