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December 2019

8th Annual Art Palette Contest

December 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - February 21, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
Alternatives Unlimited, Inc., 50 Douglas Road
Whitinsville, MA United States
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$15
Art Palette Contest

Transform an ordinary wooden art palette into a work of art.  Entries will be on display in the Heritage Gallery from March 6 - April 24. Cash prizes will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in three age categories. All ages and abilities are welcome and encouraged to participate. Art palettes are available for purchase in the Heritage Gallery until February 21. Purchase yours now and get a head start on your creation.

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January 2020

Snowshoe Hike

January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Upton State Forest, 205 Westboro Road
Upton, 01568
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Snowshoe Hike

Bring your snowshoes and enjoy this easy pace winter hike through Upton State Forest.  Enjoy this winter wonderland as we snowshoe down to Dean Pond and follow Loop Road back.  This will be a 3.5 mile hike, some areas may be steep and more strenuous if icy.  If there is no snow on the ground, wear your hiking boots to walk the same path.  Be prepared for cold weather, dress in layers an avoid cotton clothing.  Appropriate footwear is required,…

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Canal Walk

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Blackstone River Greenway, 44 Hope Street
Millville, MA,
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Canal Walk

Join us on a guided walk along the Blackstone Canal.  Find out about the canal's historical and cultural significance and its role in the farm to factory transformation of the Blackstone Valley.  All walks end at start location.  If conditions permit, bring snowshoes and hiking poles.  All ages welcome.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more info, call the Blackstone River & Canal Heritage State Park at 508-278-7604.

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Valley Talks: Mischief Managed – A Cinematic Journey

January 26 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Museum of Work & Culture, 42 S. Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895 United States
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Valley Talks, a series of free historical lectures, continues on Sunday, Jan. 26, 1:30pm, at the Museum of Work & Culture. Rhode Island International Film Festival Executive Director George Marshall will present Mischief Managed: A Cinematic Journey. The talk will focus on how a small idea to bring foreign films to a Rhode Island audience transformed over a thirty-eight year journey, resulting in a non-profit arts organization with an international reputation. Since its inception, RIIFF has screened nearly 5,500 independent…

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February 2020

Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy’s Monthly Guided Hike

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Neutakonkanut Hill Killingly Ballfield, 120 Killingly St
Providence, RI 02909 United States
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Free
Guided Hike

NHC and the Providence Parks Department invite you to enjoy a guided hike on top of Neutaconkanut hill. The guided hike will take you to the top of the hill, the highest point in Providence. (Elevation: 296 feet above sea level.)  From the hilltop meadow and from several hiking trails are spectacular views of the City and nearly a quarter of the State. In all seasons, the beauty of this 88-acre woodland is a classroom-in-nature. The forested woodlands, with several…

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VIP Skills Workshop Series – Maple Sugaring

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Many hands are needed to continue the tradition of Maple Sugar Days returning March 7 and 8 to Blackstone River & Canal Heritage State Park. Please consider attending this volunteer training to learn the history of maple sugaring and a enjoy a hands-on demonstration on how to tap a tree. You’ll get a tour of the maple sugar shack and receive training for visitor interpretation which you can use when volunteering for the 2020 Maple Sugar Days. Please consider a…

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Volunteer “Show & Tell”

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
BHC Visitor Center Worcester, 3 Paul Clancy Way
Worcester, MA, MA 01607
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Volunteer Show and Tell

Have you ever wondered about going to Africa and seeing the amazing wildlife that lives there? Here is your chance to hear what it was like for one volunteer who not only viewed the animals, but had the opportunity to help care for them and learn more about them by monitoring and recording data on their eating habits, behavior, and habitat. Blackstone Heritage Corridor volunteer Barbara Merolli had the opportunity to do just that during the African winter (not so…

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Valley Talks: 60 Years of the Newport Folk Festival

February 9 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Museum of Work & Culture, 42 S. Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895 United States
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Valley Talks, a series of free historical lectures, continues on Sunday, Feb. 9, 1:30pm, at the Museum of Work & Culture. Former Providence Journal music critic Rick Massimo will present 60 Years of the Newport Folk Festival. The talk will illuminate how this iconic Rhode Island event, the musical world around it and the city of Newport have transformed since the festival’s founding in 1959. Massimo will explore these evolutions through music, photographs, and stories, most of which are encapsulated…

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“Ticket To Volunteer”

February 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
BHC VIP Office, 670 Linwood Ave.
Whitinsville, MA 01588
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Are you interested in volunteering? Have you been looking for an opportunity to get connected in your community throughout the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor?  We would love to show you how through the Volunteer-In Parks program.  Join us to learn how! Please RSVP to volunteer@blackstoneheritagecorridor.org or call 508-234-4242      

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SLATERSVILLE-In-Progress Tour: Screening #3

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Heritage Hall, 101 Greene Street
North Smithfield, 02896
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The director of the historical documentary series "SLATERSVILLE: America's First Mill Village," hosts the third in a series of special screenings. The segments shown will be works-in-progress. The film's director, Christian de Rezendes, will introduce each piece, and a Q&A will be held at the end. For more info visit www.firstmillvillage.com or call 401.651.1839. Dates and locations for additional screening events throughout 2020 will be provided.

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