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The North Kingstown Education Foundation is hoping to spread holiday cheer this season with a town-wide holiday decorating contest and luminary event.

Light Up NK, the first annual event by the group founded earlier this year, consists of a home decorating contest from Dec. 11 through Christmas Eve, as well as a luminary event on Dec. 23 and 24 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Patrons to the contest will be provided with a map and list of house numbers of participating houses to do a tour around town and vote for their favorite to receive Best in Show, with the winner receiving a $100 cash prize. On the commercial side, the best participating Business Storefront Display will receive a pizza party for up to 10 employees.

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Westerly musician Will Evans has been keeping himself busy over the past few months. He’s been livestreaming from home and performing socially-distanced shows all over New England. He’s also recently released a new song and took part in a local video series. On top of that, he has a new EP coming out next month. During this age of COVID-19, it’s important to keep the creative juices flowing, and Evans has definitely been maintaining them.

We recently had a talk about the adjustments he’s had to make during this crazy year, taking an influence from a certain style of music, making a couple of hikers dance during a video shoot and what he hopes people can take from his next record.

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The annual Small Works Holiday Sale is back on at the Wickford Art Association, with works under 14 inches and $300 from 41 different member artists up for sale during normal gallery hours through Dec. 20, with an additional day of shopping on Dec. 22.

“It has come together really lovely,” WAA Gallery Director Catherine Gagnon said. “A lot of patrons and artists alike have indicated that they really feel the quality of the artwork this year is really top notch, in some senses better than years past, and I think that that’s reflective of so many of the artists having a lot of time to develop their portfolios and a lot of work, given all of the closures that have happened throughout the year and limitations on other activities.”