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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

(All day)
Twin River Event Center, 100 Twin River Road, Lincoln [Map]
The theme of this year’s event is “Making a Difference,” illustrating how many people make an impact on Rhode Island’s tourism industry. Gov. Chafee will present the Rhode Island “Making a Difference” Award to Central Falls native and Academy Award-nominated actress Viola Davis.
9:00 am to 11:30 am
420 Main St., Pawtucket, RI [Map]
The free fair at the Leon Mathieu Senior Center will provide seniors with information on a variety of health topics from proper nutrition to therapeutic massage, and healthy aging tips.
For information: 401-728-7582.
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Salvatore Mancini Resource & Activity Center, Two Atlantic Boulevard, North Providence, RI [Map]
For information: Call 401-231-0742
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Lincoln Public Library, 145 Old River Road, Lincoln [Map]
Make a unique handprint flower and listen to Mother's Day stories. The program is open to children ages 3-8.
For information: Call the Children's Desk at 401-333-2422, ext. 14, or stop in to register.
10:30 am
North Smithfield Public Library, 20 Main St., Slatersville [Map]
Learn to use the address bar, the search bar and the status bar; become familiar with the navigation buttons; use multiple tabs and set preferences. Go home with links to practice tutorials that will help you build your skills.
For information: Call 401-767-2780
10:30 am
50 Esmond Street, Smithfield,RI 02917 [Map]
The library will present toddler storytime programs for children aged 2-31/2 on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 10:30-11:00 a.m. A parent/caregiver must participate in the program. Registration is required.
For information: 401-231-5150
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Salvatore Mancini Resource & Activity Center, Two Atlantic Blvd., North Providence, RI [Map]
The mission of this support group is to inspire confidence, build skills and empower the visually impaired to become fully integrated, equal members of society.
For information: Call 401-231-0742
10:30 am
Pawtucket Public Library, 13 Summer St., Pawtucket [Map]
Children 2 and 3 years old with an adult caregiver are invited to the library to share stories, songs, finger rhymes, and a craft. Siblings are welcome. Registration is encouraged but not required.
For information: Maria Cotto at 401-725-3714, ext. 209 or mcotto@pawtucketlibrary.org
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Salvatore Mancini Resource & Activity Center, Two Atlantic Boulevard, North Providence, RI [Map]
The mission of this support group is to inspire confidence, build skills and empower the visually impaired to become fully integrated, equal members of society.
For information: 401-231-0742
10:30 am to 11:30 am
Salvatore Mancini Resource & Activity Center, Two Atlantic Boulevard, North Providence, RI [Map]
Jackie Silva, certified Pedorthist from Lifeline Wellness, has extensive training and education in providing footwear for people with diabetes.  Please stop by to learn more.
For information: 401-231-0742
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Salvatore Mancini Resource & Activity Center, Two Atlantic Boulevard, North Providence, RI [Map]
Hatha Yoga, relaxation breathing techniques, relives stress, improves flexibility and slows aging process. $2 per class members/$3 per class non-members.
For information: Call 401-231-0742
3:00 pm
11 Winter St. Manville, RI [Map]
All are welcome to explore how the lessons in the Bible relate to our everyday lives. Administered by the Rev. Bruce Bates of the Blackstone Valley Church of Christ.
For information: joe@thegen​esisproject​ri.org
3:15 pm
Steere Farm Elementary, 915 Steere Farm Road, Pascoag [Map]
Creative Children's Art Classes from 3 to 4:30 p.m. starting Wednesday April 24 to May 22. Cost: $45 for the 5-week session and includes all materials. Learn to draw and paint animals, birds plants and more. Explore and have fun with paint, pastel, clay, and other creative mediums. Children from all communities welcome.
For information: Call 568-0748 to register
3:30 pm
50 Esmond Street, Smithfield,RI 02917 [Map]
Wednesdays, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Art in the Afternoon continues at the East Smithfield Public Library. Grade School children are invited to enjoy a free literature-based art program. We will be using many different methods and materials in the creation of various art projects and crafts. Join us for some fun as we explore projection and technological art. Registration is not required.
For information: 401-231-5150
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Cumberland Public Librarym 1464 Diamond Hill Road Cumberland [Map]
A four-week workshop taught by local artist and writer Mimi Chrzanowski. Each student will leave the class with a self-published zine of their work. Students must bring a sketchbook and black ballpoint pens. All other materials will be supplied by the library. Ages 14 and up are welcome. Register online at cumberlandlibrary.org or contact the Reference Desk at 401-333-2552, ext. 2. For information: www.cumberlandlibrary.org or contact: jenn@cumberlandlibrary.org
6:00 pm
LaCucina, 266 Putnam Pike, Smithfield [Map]
Learn to make chicken marsala, then enjoy it as a meal with potato and vegetable. Cost $19.50 plus tax and gratuity. For more information and reservations, visit www.blackstoneculinaria.com or call the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council at 401-724-2200.
6:30 pm
4097 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland [Map]
Offered by the Cumberland Recreation Department. Class includes simple aerobic moves, stretching, hand held weights, resisance strengthening, and end with full body stretching and relaxation breathing. Adults 18 and older. Pay for full session or drop in fee. May 8-July 31.
For information: Call 401-334-9996 or Germaine 401-333-4526
6:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Cumberland Public Library Children's Room, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland [Map]
Stories and songs for children ages 4-6, who are encouraged to wear pajamas. No registration necessary.
For information: Call the Children's Room at 401-333-2552, ext. 3.
6:30 pm
North Smithfield Public Library, 20 Main Street, Slatersville [Map]
Make a special present to give on Mother's Day. All ages welcome. No registration required.
For information: Call 401-767-2780