8:00 am to 6:00 pm
The Manville Firefighters Association will collect gifts from families of the district at the Station, 112 Old Main St., Lincoln, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Santa will deliver the gifts via firetruck to the children's homes on Sunday, Dec. 22. Call 401-762-4170.
8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Every Saturday, at the Woonsocket Cat Sanctuary, 266 Mendon Road, Woonsocket. Proceeds benefit the Woonsocket Cat Sanctuary.Call 401-765-4174.
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
at St. Michael Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 74 Harris Ave., Woonsocket. Homemade Christmas cookies. Your pick, $8.50 per pound; pre-orders of five pound minimum. Call 401-765-1410 or 401-762-3939.
at the Hayden Center at Cumberland Public Library, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, open every Saturday 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Used books, CDs and DVDs for sale. Also open Thursdays 5:30-7:30 p.m. Donations welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of the Cumberland Public Library.
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Saylesville Friends Meetinghouse, 374 Great Road, Lincoln, RI [Map]
Every third Saturday of the month. Exchange your used books for something new to read. Free event. Also, VHS tapes, magazines, LP records.
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Children who attend anytime between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. will receive a gingerbread man and all the ingredients they need to decorate. Afterwards, everyone is encouraged to tour the historic 1696 colonial farmhouse and learn more about Colonial-era life in Rhode Island. There is a $5 donation for adults. Children admitted free. No reservations are needed. Smith-Appleby House Museum, 220 Stillwater Road, Smithfield. Visit www.smithapplebyhouse.org or call 401-231-7363.
90-minute train excursion to the North Pole with Santa and Mrs. Claus includes a reading of “The Polar Express,” sing-alongs, cookies and hot cocoa, and a special souvenir gift. Meet Frosty, Rudolf, the conductor and the engineer. The train departs One Depot Square in Woonsocket at 4 and 7 p.m. on Fridays; 1, 4 and 7 p.m. on Saturdays; and 1 and 4 p.m. on Sundays, through Dec. 22. Call the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council at 401-724-2200 for tickets, or visit www.tourblackstone.com .
by Cumberland-Lincoln Community Chorus, 3 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 47 East St., Wrentham, Mass. Free admission; goodwill offerings accepted.
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
St. Joseph Veterans Association, 99 Louise St., Woonsocket, RI [Map]
Every Saturday, 3-5 p.m. Free lunch with purchase of tickets. Prime rib, steaks, chicken and more.
at Mercy Ecology at New Dawn, 75 Wrentham Road, Cumberland, 6-8 p.m. Celebrate the return of light through music, reflection and the lighting of the fire outside, weather permitting. Celebrate our Earth and human community with refreshments. Admission is a free-will donation and a nut free potluck dessert contribution. Register by Thursday, Dec. 19. Call 401-333-1341, email email@example.com.
presented by the State Ballet of Rhode Island presents its annual holiday concert at Roberts Hall on the Rhode Island College campus, Providence. Tickets are $30 for adults; $20 for senior citizens, and college and high school students; $16 for children 12 and under. Call the RIC box office at 401-456-8144. A Tea Time in the Toy Shop with a backstage tour for children at noon. Reservations are required. Tickets are $15 per person. Call 401-334-2560.
8:00 pm to 10:30 pm
This month's theme is Ding-a-ling. Come with bells on. East Smithfield Neighborhood Center, 7 Esmond St., Smithfield. Fee: $7 per person. Call Louise at 401-724-7295 for more information.
Ezeekial Bates Masonic Lodge, 71 North Main St., Attleboro, Mass. [Map]
Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m., from Dec. 6 through Dec. 22.Tickets cost $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and students. Reservations are recommended.
For information: Visit www.attleborocommunitytheatre.com or call 508-226-8100.