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Saturday, September 8, 2018

(All day)
hosted by the The Audubon Society of Rhode Island Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope St., Bristol. Eagles, owls, hawks and falcons will be featured in live flight demonstrations, educational programs and activities for bird enthusiasts of all ages. For more information, visit www.asri.org.
(All day)
open every Saturday, 8 am-1pm and Sunday, 10 a.m-1 p.m., at the Woonsocket Cat Sanctuary, 266 Mendon Road, Woonsocket. New items every week. All proceeds benefit the cat sanctuary. Call 401-765-4174.
8:00 am to 1:30 pm
Boy Scouts of Troop 1 Manville will hold a giant yard sale, with 30-plus families, at St. James Church, 33 Division St., Lincoln. The sale, in the hall behind the church, will offer treasures including furniture, clothes, toys, sporting goods, electronics, books, movies, tools, household goods, pet care items, and more.
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
at Park Place Church, 71 Park Place, Pawtucket. $5 bag sale of summer clothes, shoes, purses and $5 bag of books. Other regular thrift shop items include linens, household items, artwork and estate sale items.
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
at the Festival Pier, Pawtucket. The event is free to attend, and parking and shuttles are located at Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, 175 Main St., Pawtucket. Teams compete for prizes in Eastern Regional Dragon Boat Association sanctioned rowing contests. Along with the Dragon Boat Races, Festival Pier will offer the family-friendly Taiwan Day Festival showcasing Asian culture.
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
at Borders Farm, 31 North Road, Foster. The event will include a bluegrass concert with Saddle Up the Chicken, a yard and barn sale, and guided farmhouse and walking tours. The public is welcome to bring a picnic, blanket and/or lawn chairs and spread out under the shady trees. Visit the Borders Farm website at www.bordersfarm.org .
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
1464 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland [Map]
Friends Bookstore at the Cumberland Public Library offers used books, sorted and categorized, for sale. Books are $1 or less. Book donations are also accepted. New hours:
For information: Call Nancy at 401-334-3268 with questions.
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
now open at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 490 Broadway, Pawtucket. Items include books, pictures, picture frames, gently-used clothing and shoes, household items and soft domestic goods, toys, games and some sporting equipment. The shop is open every Wednesday and Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to noon.
9:00 am
at St. Teresa of the Child Jesus Church Thrift Shop, located in the convent behind the church, 358 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. Every Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon. Features clothing, books, household items and more. Some items are half price.
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
at the Village Green, Scituate Art Festival Grounds, West Greenville Road and Silk Lane, North Scituate. Fresh produce, vendors and crafters. Visit www.farmfreshri.org .
9:15 am
Toastmasters group meets at Cumberland Public Library's Hayden Center, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, and invites the public to attend and hone their public speaking and leadership skills. For more information, contact sbbtmpr@gmail.com or sbbt.31@gmail.com.
12:00 pm
at Little Rhody Vasa Park, 10 Boswell Trail, Foster. A Nordic festival sponsored by Rhode Island District #3, Vasa Order of America. The park opens at noon. This event is open to the public. There will be music by Susan McLeod, food, vendors, children’s games and raffles. A ham dinner will be held at 5 p.m. Cost is $15 for adults and $7 for children ages 6-12. For dinner reservations, contact Marsha Niemi at 401-301-6703.
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
presented by The Woonsocket Historical Society, 42 South Main St., Garden Level, Woonsocket, behind the Museum of Work & Culture. Open every Wednesday and Saturday, noon-3 p.m. Artifacts from past businesses associated with the city of Woonsocket on display. Call 401-356-0067.
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
hosted by the New England Electric Auto Association at the Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road. Dealers will show the latest hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric vehicles and will offer test drives. Car owners will be there to share their experiences. Light refreshments. Event is free. For more information, call Jesse Rudavsky at 617-890-9605 or visit www.neeaa.org .
1:00 pm
Members will be sharing their successes and problems and how they prepare their plants before they bring them back indoors. Rocky Hill Grange, 1340 South County Trail, Route 2, East Greenwich.
2:00 pm
at the Howland Barn, on Ryefield Road, in Hope. Election of officers and two additional members to sit on the Board of Directors for the coming year. Additionally, the Board of Directors will award the Ernest F. Gifford Award. All are welcome. Call 401-595-0135 or 401-678-9154.
2:00 pm to 11:00 pm
at 40 Fenwood Ave., Smithfield. Food and beverages will be available. Attendees must be over 21 with ID to purchase alcohol. No coolers, outside beverages or food will be allowed. Lawn chairs are welcome. Cost is $10 for adults and free for children younger than age 12. Parking is free. Doors open at 1:45 p.m. For more information, call 401-231-9771.
5:30 pm
at Bella Restaurant, 1992 Victory Highway, Glendale. Individuals receiving Athletic, Lifetime and Green Star Achievements will be inducted into the biennial Hall of Fame. Tickets, which include a dinner choice of chicken Francaise or baked scrod, are $35. For ticket reservations, contact Alyson LaGreca at shshalloffame@yahoo.com.
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 120 Nate Whipple Highway (Rt. 120), Cumberland, on the church grounds. Barbecue open to the public; ample parking available. Includes BBQ fare, vegetarian dishes, desserts (including a Palagi’s ice cream truck), non-alcoholic beverages, (adults are free to BYOB), a fire pit S'mores station, games for kids and adults, and live music. Tickets $15 per person; free for children under 12. In the event of rain, the barbecue will be moved indoors. To reserve tickets, call Emmanuel’s office at 401-658-1506 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.
8:00 pm
at the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse in the First Universalist Society Meetinghouse, 262 Chestnut St., Franklin, Mass. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35. Beverages and desserts will be available. Call 508-528-2541 or visit www.circlefolk.org/ to purchase tickets or for more information. 8 p.m.
8:00 pm
at Chan's, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Call 401-765-1900 or visit www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com .
8:00 pm
performs at Chan's, 267 Main St., Woonsocket. Tickets are $25 for the 8 p.m. show; $20 for the 10 p.m. show and $30 for both. Call 401-765-1900 or visit www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com .