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Tussock Jumper wine representative Marc Oliveira pours a taste for Kimberly Olson-Hraba at last year's Moonlit Wine, Beer and Food Tasting. (Staff file photo)

New Hope's sixth annual Moonlit Wine, Beer and Food Tasting will be held Saturday night, Jan. 25, at Briggs Garden and Home, 295 Kelley Blvd., North Attleboro. All proceeds will benefit the services of New Hope, which helps families and women affected by domestic and sexual violence. Tickets are $50 each and include a chance to sample food and drink from lots of area restaurants. Call 508-226-4015 or go to Pictured: Tussock Jumper wine representative Marc Oliveira pours a sample at last year's tasting. (Staff file photo)

Laugh it up in Wrentham

The Plainville Police Association will be holding its annual Holiday Comedy Show on Saturday night, Jan. 25, at Lake Pearl Luciano's in Wrentham. Doors open at 8. The show will feature the Boston Comedy All Stars and there will be a cash bar and concessions available. Admission is $15 and tickets will be available at the door the night of the show. Tickets will also be given away complimentary with a donation to the association's fundraising campaign.

Art meets fiction

Author B.A. Shapiro will give a presentation and lead a discussion of her novel "The Art Forger" from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Attleboro Arts Museum, 86 Park St., Attleboro. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the museum's Art Lovers Book Club Series. Shapiro will be available for a book signing after and copies of "The Art Forger" are available in the museum's gift shop ($11 plus tax) while supplies last. Reservations are requested by Jan. 24. Call 508-222-2644 x10 or email

Comedy at Corinne's

A Night of Laughs is set for Friday, Jan. 24, starting at 7 p.m., at Corinne's Banquet Hall, 1593 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. The event will benefit the Attleboro Badgers Baseball 12U Open Division team. John Morris, Mike Hanley and Twin River resident comedian Frank O'Donnell are the featured acts, and there will be a full dinner, DJ, raffles. Tickets are $30 and must be purchased in advance. (, Kim Alessandro at 508-878-9071, Billie Jo Jackson at 401-316-2559)

Climate change sleuthing

Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, 108 North St., Norfolk, is inviting you to become a "citizen scientist" and join the nationwide effort to understand the impact of climate change. Stony Brook is holding a free class on phenology (the timing of seasonal biological activities) from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19. Data collected will be submitted to the USA National Phenology Network. Pre-register by calling 508-528-3140, emailing, faxing to 508-553-3864, or stopping by.

Country strong

Cash & Cline, a tribute to Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline, is set for 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at The Stadium Theatre in Woonsocket. The show features Terry Lee Goffee as Cash and Josie Waverly as Patsy. Admission is $21, $26 and $31. (401-762-4545,

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