The Friends of the Greenville Public Library will be holding their annual Holiday Silent Auction, "A Sweet Celebration for the Holidays" on Saturday, December 6th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Tickets are $5 per person and are available at the front desk of the Greenville Public Library. All proceeds from this event will benefit Library Programs, Museum Passes, and the Library Book Fund.
The 'sweet celebration' will feature delectable desserts from local establishments; they include Amy's Apples, Kountry Kitchen, Jaswell's Farm, LaSalle Bakery, Edible Arrangements, and Applebees.
Some of the items up for auction include: a Dave's Gift Basket, bracelets from AC Jewelers, Hair cut and manicure from Hair Sanity, oil change from Hurd Auto Mall, SodaStream Machine, Star Wars Rebels 900+ piece Lego set, RI Comic Con exclusive action figure & poster, Wine Gift Basket, Knitting Gift Basket, ice time at the Smithfield Ice Rink, gift certificates from Cardsmart, Faial Restaurant & Lounge, D.Carlo Trattoria, Greenville Inn, Carriage Lane, and so much more! Check the Library's Facebook page for the latest updates on new auction items
Sunday, December 14 there will be a free holiday concert in the Recital Room of the Library. The Renaissance V Brass Quintet will be presenting Christmas and holiday pieces. The group consists instrumentally of two trumpets, tuba, French horn and trombone. All members of the quintet are music educators and professional musicians. The music
being performed is a variety of many styles from Baroque and Renaissance to Ragtime, Marches and Swing, with everything in between including Contemporary and Sacred. A number of Christmas and holiday pieces will be performed, along with others.
Register on-line at: www.yourlibrary.ws then Calendar of Events and the date, Dec. 14.
Performers are: Al Testa Trumpet
Bob Izzo Trumpet
Gerry Heroux Horn
James Suchadolski Trombone
Colin Kane Tuba
Elsie Collins will be displaying her handmade hat collection. Elsie has over 40 years of professional apparel design and dressmaking experience. She learned to sew at the age of 10, with her mother who was a master seamstress. Elsie was the designer for the play "Triangle" for Hope High School. This play was selected to perform at the Fringe Festival, Edinburg, Scotland 2012. She is also RISCA Grant Award Recipient. Elsie sells her work online at www.orsinimedici1951.etsy.com
Stop by the Welcome Desk at the library to see her full biography.