The Museum of Work and Culture presented a short play about the holidays in Woonsocket during the Great Depression at the Holiday Stroll.
At the Museum of Work and Culture, three showings of "The Holidays at Finlay's Corner" drew full house crowds of 30 people during the Holiday Stroll Dec. 6. The play, according to playwright Ray Bacon, is about three immigrant workers during the Great Depression, a Irishman, French Canadian and Italian. "What they do is talk about the labor conditions in 1931," Bacon said, as well as their respective Christmas traditions.
Lists of gifts and needs for local children will be in bank's lobby starting Nov. 25
Bank RI's holiday charity Giving Tree is back, and Therese Curtin, Executive Director of the nonprofit Connecting for Children and Families, said she's glad to have the help. For the past 14 years, the bank has used the Giving Tree program to bring local children in need to the attention of those who can provide it for a happier holiday. Curtin said her agency, located at 46 Hope St., offers child care, educational programs, health initiatives, and social services to local families, and has had BankRI's assistance for the last two years. "We were very excited when we were approached by the branch manager, Liane Presley" for the 2011 holiday season, she said. All 17 BankRI branches will display a Holiday Giving Tree starting Nov. 25. Local …