Wicked Rhody: (12/8 - 12/10/17) Rhode Island 's Podcast About Life and Events in Providence, Newport and the Ocean State!

Wicked Rhody podcast hosts Mary and Ben discuss Rhode Island life, ideas, events, and stuff to do for the week of December 8th.

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Performances December 8,9,15 & 16 @ 7:30 PM (Fridays & Saturdays)
Sundays December 10 & 17 at 2:00 PM
The RISE Playhouse in Woonsocket
The grandkids want to hear “A Christmas Carol” one more time – but Grandma gave the book away years ago. What’s a grandma to do? Improvise, of course.
Mix a foggy memory with the vivid imagination of a lively senior citizen, and you’ve got “A CHRISTMAS CARMELLA.”

The storyteller is none other than Carmella Zucchero Foccaccia – also known as the mother-in-law of Ant’ny Claus. With her grandchildren Sonny and Holly at her feet, Carmella concocts a wondrous tale, bringing characters to life in a mishmash that’s more Monty Python than Dickens.
Throwing her heart and soul into the telling, Carmella also manages to throw herself into the story, as all three spirits and the ghost of Jake Marli (yeah, that’s how it’s spelled, what’s it to ya?).

“A CHRISTMAS CARMELLA” builds on a character with whom audiences have become familiar over the years with Frank O’Donnell’s “Ant’ny Claus series, while taking Carmella and Christmas to a whole new level.

This production completes three circles.

First, we’re returning to the RISE Playhouse, the place that birthed the “Ant’ny Claus” series when the space was Theatre Works. S

Second, this is most likely the end of the run for the series, at least with Frank O’Donnell at the helm.

Third, we’re marking the retirement of Woonsocket staple, Mark Anderson. After more than 30 years in the performing arts in the region, Mark will be hanging up his theater masks by reprising one of his favorite roles – Scrugini. Mark has been involved in all seven “Ant’ny” productions, as director, actor, set-builder and more

Wicked Fun in the 401 

Boat Rides With Santa
Sunday at 10 AM - 2:30 PM
Climb aboard for a 30-minute holiday boat ride with Santa! He'll be listening to your Christmas wishes as we cruise throughout Waterplace Park, Riverwalk & the Providence River. Complimentary holiday treats & cocoa will be served to keep you toasty warm. Take all the FREE pictures with Santa as you wish! These rides depart from the gondola docks at 1 Citizens Plaza in downtown Providence, just a 5 minute walk from the Providence Place Mall. This is one of our favorite days of the season, don't miss out on the holiday cheer! Merry Christmas to all!
Warren, RI - The Central Fire Co. will be hosting its annual Breakfast with Santa this Sunday, December 10, from 7:00am-11:30am at the Warren Fire Department Headquarters (adjacent to the police station).
There will be continuous seating from those times.
Adults: $12/person
Children: $6/person
Come enjoy a buffet style breakfast spread and take pictures with Santa! You may purchase tickets from any Central Fire Co. member, or tickets may be purchased at the door.

Art Providence holiday show
Saturday at 10 AM - 6 PM
Rhode Island Convention Center
Celebrating fine art, craft and design through the work of over over 200 artists from New England and beyond, this show replaces the prestigious RISD Holiday Sale after its successful 20-year run. Whether you're a holiday shopper, interior designer or art collector, there's something here for you.

Art Providence Holiday Show presented by Delin Design and Red Dot Merch Co will be held Saturday, December 9 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sunday, December 10 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Rhode Island Convention Center in downtown Providence. Tickets are $8 for Saturday OR Sunday (single day) or get a weekend pass for $10 (two days).

Children age 16 and under get in free and can make their own masterpiece in a special crafting area just for kids!

VIP Preview Night is Friday, December 8, 2017 and includes two beverages, hors d' oeuvres, a special gift and a first look at the artists' works. Tickets to VIP Preview Night are $100 per person.
For more on participating artists and the show: http://www.artprovidenceshow.com/

US MARINES TOY DRIVES with Cardi’s Furniture & Mattresses
Thursday, December 7 - South Attleboro - 8a to 12p
Cat Country 98.1 & Santa Claus // Santa George
Saturday, December 9 - 9am to Noon -
Kristin Lessard from B101 will be broadcasting from West Warwick
Rob Anthony from Coast 93.3 will be in South Attleboro
Scarpetti from 94 HJY will be in Swansea
Boxes in all showrooms - All throughout RI, MA & Yes Now New Hampshire!

Wicked Tasty

RI Community Food Bank - Holiday Open House
Bring a food donation and learn all about the work of the Food Bank at this family friendly event. All are welcome!
Tour the Food Bank (with a special “Seek and Find” picture game for the kids!)
Enjoy live music by the VoX: Voices of Christmas from 11-11:30 am.
Take a photo with “Paws,” mascot of the Pawtucket Red Sox.
Sample recipes from our Community Cooking nutrition education program and participate in a nutrition project.
Free holiday refreshments will be served!! Sponsored by Santander Bank US
Border Line
The Connecticut Trolley Museum presents Winterfest 2017 and “The Tunnel of Lights” (Started on) Friday, November 24th. A new addition this is year to the trolley ride is a tree light show synchronized with music. Winterfest will be open from 5PM until 9PM on Nov 24th-26th, Dec. 1st -3rd, Dec. 8th-10th, Dec 15th-17th and Dec 22nd- 23rd. Santa will be onsite until he heads back to the North Pole after closing on Dec. 23rd. The event will also be held Dec. 26th -30th from 5PM-9PM for School Vacation Break.

Join hundreds of others and start a family tradition of coming for a trolley ride during the holiday season. Whether you ride a closed car or brave the cold to ride the open "electric sleigh", we promise you a good time and one that you'll remember for years. Join your motormen in singing traditional Christmas carols as the trolley makes its way through the "Tunnel of Lights". When you return, head inside the Visitors Center which has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland complete with model trains, decorations galore and you can even buy a delicious cup of hot cocoa to sip as you enjoy the entertainment.

Additionally, meet and pose for a picture with Santa inside one of the historic trolleys, Santa will also have a gift for each child. Admission prices are $12 for Adults, $11 for Seniors (62+), Children (ages 4-12) $10, children (3 & under) $3 and Museum Members receive half off admission. For more information visitwww.ct-trolley.org or call 860-627-6540.

The Connecticut Trolley Museum is located at 58 North Road (Rt. 140) and is a short 15 minutes north of Hartford or a short 15 minutes south of Springfield.

Christmas at the Lighthouse - A Winter Wonderland Lighthouse Tour!
December 9 & 10 - Edgartown (Martha’s Vineyard)
Sit back and enjoy a guided over-sand vehicle ride along the barrier beach to the remote Cape Poge Lighthouse (while keeping your eyes peeled for signs of snowy owls)!
Enjoy a warm drink in the festively decorated Cape Poge Light, climb the lighthouse’s spiral staircase and discover intriguing stories of the keepers of the light.
Spaces are limited and pre-registration is required.
Pick-up from the Chappy side of the ferry available for those who pre-register.
Member Adult: $28; Member Child: $16; Nonmember Adult: $35; Nonmember Child: $20

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