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September 2019

New Century/New Materials

September 6 @ 8:30 am - October 24 @ 4:30 pm
Spaulding Aldrich Heritage Gallery, 50 Douglas Road
Whitinsville, MA 01588 United States
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New Century/New Materials

New Century/New Materials:  A Survey of Current Art Trends Presented by visiting curator, Sabato Visconti   Opening Reception on Friday, September 6, 5:30-7:30 PM Free screening of short film works in the Singh Performance Center immediately following the reception. A survey of innovative artistic practices centered on emerging trends in science and technology.  This exhibit will bring artwork from New England and around the world that examines the role of science and technology in a changing society.  New Century/New Materials…

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BVAA Annual Fall Members Show

September 13 @ 9:00 am - October 18 @ 3:30 pm
Alternatives’ Community Gallery in Uxbridge, 5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569 United States
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Blackstone Valley Art Association's 62nd Annual Fall Members Show! Opening Reception on Friday, September 13, 5:00-7:00 PM    This exhibit features work from members in all media with varied styles and skill levels. Exhibit ends October 18.   The BVAA is a local non-profit organization that has been promoting the arts in the Valley since 1956. They meet for hands on demonstrations and workshops on the third Tuesday of every month starting at 6:30 PM, unless otherwise indicated. They also…

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Blackstone: What’s in a Name?

September 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitor Center at Worcester, 3 Paul Clancy Way (GPS use 115 McKeon Road)
Worcester, MA 01607 United States
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Blackstone

Do you know how the Blackstone River valley got its name? Join BHC's Val Stegemoen, who has a passion for the history of the Blackstone Valley and its stories, as he presents a travelogue of the Blackstone River Valley. Come early or stay later for short walks around the Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitor Center.

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Glacial Geology Hike

September 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Purgatory Chasm, 210 Purgatory Rd
Sutton, MA 01590 United States
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geology hike

Discover our glacial past with a moderately challenging 1-mile round-trip geology hike to Little Purgatory.  Explore evidence of the ice that blanketed this park more than 10,000 years ago! Suitable for glacial geologists ages 10 and above. Begins inside the Visitor Center.  NOTE: Purgatory Chasm State Reservation in Sutton, MA, charges parking fees as follows: $5.00 per day for Massachusetts vehicles; $10.00 per day for non-Massachusetts vehicles. Discount MASSPARKS passes and Senior MASSPARKS passes are available at Park Headquarters and…

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Mowry Commons Historic Garden Tour

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mowry Commons, 374 Farnum Pike
Smithfield,
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Mowry Commons

Experience a guided tour of Revive the Roots' headquarters, Mowry Commons, located in Smithfield, RI.  This 18 acre farm includes the community gardens, forest gardens, outdoor community kitchen, wooded trails, the historic Mary Mowry House and sheep!  Asian pears will be in season and guests are welcome to pick a pear! Mowry Commons is open to the public year-round from dawn til dusk.

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Woodland Adventures & EnviroScape

September 19 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Taft Park, 17 Marywood Street
Uxbridge,
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enviroscape

Unplug, leave toys and clean-up behind and join Roots in Nature for child-driven, nature-based play!  We will start off learning about how pollution on land affects our water with a hands-on EnviroScape model.   Then we'll venture off to explore and play in the woods.  Outdoor play offers so many benefits to the health and development of a young child.

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GO! For a Bike Ride – Ten Mile River Greenway

September 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kimberly Ann Rock Athletic Fields, 215 Ferris Avenue
East Providence, RI United States
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Ten Mile River Greenway

Join BHC Bikeway Ambassadors for an afternoon bike ride along the Ten Mile River Greenway. Enjoy a scenic ride through Slater Memorial Park to the Doreen Tomlinson Memorial Athletic Field, Pawtucket, RI.  Ride is 6.5 miles, round trip.  Helmets required.

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Gallery Night Providence

September 19 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Regency Plaza Apartments, 1 Regency Plaza
Providence,
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Gallery Night Providence

Gallery Night Providence happens on the third Thursday of the month (March - November), when the city's hottest "art spots" open their doors for a visual arts party.  Each gallery offers a unique art experience with changing exhibitions featuring local, national, and international artists.  Watch glassblowers at work, discover folk art from around the world, and chat with painters and photographers. Guided trolley tours leave The Regency Apartments, Providence, every 30 minutes, 5:30-7:00. Each tour visits 3-4 galleries and runs…

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A Talk on King Philip’s War

September 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitor Center at Worcester, 3 Paul Clancy Way (GPS use 115 McKeon Road)
Worcester, MA 01607 United States
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A Talk on King Phillip's War

Calling all history buffs for A Talk on King Philip's War!  Join BHC's Frank Cortesa for a presentation on one of the least known wars fought in North America that had a major impact on the ongoing relationship between European settlers and Native American peoples.  The first part of the discussion will provide an overview of the King Philip's War in the New England Colonies.  The second part will explore the war and its impact in the Blackstone Valley with…

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Bird Walk at Chase Farm

September 21 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Chase Farm, 667 Great Rd.
Lincoln,
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Bird Walk at Chase Farm

Join interpretive birders and VIPs Beth and Paul Milke for an early morning bird walk at Chase Farm. Here you will explore this beautiful, historic property located next to the Hearthside House Museum, a blacksmith shop and a one-room schoolhouse. Birds you might see here include Red Wing Blackbirds, Baltimore Orioles, a variety of Warblers and Sparrows. You might even see a Green Heron fishing at the pond. RSVP to BlackstoneBirdsMA@gmail.com.

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