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July 2019

Ride of Discovery – Guided ride with a NPS Ranger

July 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
295 Visitors Center – Lincoln, Interstate 295
Lincoln, RI United States
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Guided Ride

Ride of Discovery - Guided Ride with a National Park Service Ranger, 295 VC South to Lonsdale, RI  Meetup Time:       6:15 pm Depart:                 6:30 PM Meetup Location: Blackstone River State Park Visitor Center, I-295 Northbound in Lincoln, RI Follow into the parking lot on right. Ride Leader: NPS Ranger with the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park Join volunteers of the Blackstone Bikeway Ambassadors on their weekly “Ride of Discovery.” Guest interpretive ride leader a NPS Ranger with Blackstone…

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Skills Workshop Series – Exploring MedlinePlus

July 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
BHC office, 670 Linwood Ave
Whitinsville, MA 01588 United States
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MedlinePlus

Blackstone Heritage Corridor has received a generous grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region to bring a series of adaptive kayaking events to the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor.  In addition, the grant includes training on how to use MedlinePlus, an online repository of health information. Join us in learning how to navigate this helpful tool. We will learn about MedlinePlus, the consumer health resource developed by the National Institutes of Health. Unlike many…

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Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series – LUTHER “GUITAR JUNIOR” JOHNSON

July 19 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
River Island Art Park, 95 Bernon St
Woonsocket, RI 02895 United States
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LUTHER "GUITAR JUNIOR" JOHNSON

GRAMMY-winning guitarist LUTHER "GUITAR JUNIOR" JOHNSON is undeniable blues rock royalty. Hailing from the Chicago blues music scene, Johnson is widely known for developing the ‘West Side’ guitar style and has shared the stage with Muddy Waters, The Rolling Stones, and Eric Clapton among others. The Brian James Quartet combines jazz, rock, and funk to deliver a high energy performance at 6pm. The Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series runs from June 14 to August 23 on Friday nights at River…

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Paddle in the Blackstone Watershed – Bowdish Lake – Glocester RI

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come paddle with the Blackstone Valley Paddle Club on Bowdish Lake in Glocster RI.  The put-in is at the George Washington Camping Area, 2185 Putnam Pike (Rt 44) Chepachet, RI.  Trip is suitable for all boats and abilities.  This will be a casual paddle around the lake with some very scenic views.  There will be an optional stop at the swimming beach for a quick dip if the weather is warm and you are so inclined.  Please tell the attendant…

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“Ride of Discovery” Lonsdale to Slater Mill Historic Site

July 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
John Street Bikeway Parking Area, 121 John Street
Lincoln, RI,
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"Ride of Discovery"

Join volunteers of the Blackstone Bikeway Ambassadors on their weekly interpretive "Ride of Discovery"! Our volunteer ride leader Mark Dennen will share his passion for history and cycling knowledge as he weaves a story along the way. The scenic and educational tour will begin at the old Lonsdale Drive-In, ride over the boardwalk and continue onto the marked bike pathway along city streets. Highlight stops include: Valley Falls Heritage Park Pierce Park Chocolateville Slater Mill Historic Site Difficulty: Moderate, a…

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Rain Garden Planting – Volunteer Day

July 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 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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volunteer day

Do you love gardening?  We are looking for people to attend this volunteer day and help plant a rain garden at the Blackstone Heritage Corridor  Visitor Center in Worcester!  Many hands are needed to help convert two bioretention swales into rain gardens with an assortment of carefully chosen native plants.  These plants will both help manage stormwater runoff and provide habitat for pollinators and birds.  Volunteers are needed to help spread compost, plant and spread mulch. Full-day and half-day volunteer shifts…

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Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series – DOOBIE POWELL

July 26 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
River Island Art Park, 95 Bernon St
Woonsocket, RI 02895 United States
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DOOBIE POWELL

Doobie Powell translates the uplifting messages of gospel music to move and inspire all audiences regardless of faith or background. The Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series runs from June 14 to August 23 on Friday nights at River Island Art Park in Woonsocket from 5pm-9pm. Concerts are FREE and open to the public, featuring kids activities, local food trucks, an on-site bar, and more. Bring a friend and something to sit on! Visit https://concerts.levittamp.org/woonsocket for more information.

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96th Annual Nipmuc Nation Powwow

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$4
Nipmuc Nation Powwow

Join us for our 96th Annual Nipmuc Nation Powwow with Native American drumming, singing, dancing! Save the date & spread the word! All are welcome. SUNDAY, JULY 28 HASSANAMESIT RESERVATION 80 Brigham Hill Rd, Grafton, MA GATES OPEN AT 10 GRAND ENTRY AT 12 ALL DANCERS WELCOME  INVITED DRUMS: BLACKSTONE VALLEY SINGERS IRON RIVER Native Crafts & Food for sale! Powwow T-shirts for sale! Free Children's Crafting! Donations: Adults: $4 Children: $2 No Pets, No Drugs, No Alcohol. ALL VENDORS…

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Paddle in the Blackstone Watershed – Providence River

July 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Providence River

Come paddle with the Blackstone Valley Paddle Club on the Providence River.  The put-in is at Bold Point Park at the south end of Waterfront Drive in East Providence,  N 41 48 928   W 071 23. 431 . This trip is suitable for all boats.   From Bold Point we will paddle northwest past pass century old pier pilings, across a narrow part of the harbor.  On the open water below the hurricane barrier there may be some chop, especially with…

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“Ride of Discovery” – Ten Mile River Greenway

July 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Slater Memorial Park next to the Loof Carousel, 825 Armistice Blvd.
Pawtucket, 02861
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“Ride of Discovery”

Join volunteers of the Blackstone Bikeway Ambassadors on their weekly “Ride of Discovery” along the Ten Mile River Greenway. Please join us for a meet & greet for "Corridor Chats" prior to the ride from 4:30 - 6:30 PM. Light refreshments will be served. Depart from Slater Memorial Park at the parking lot by the carousel. We will head through Slater Park to Kimberly Rock Athletic Field, East Providence, RI. Taking in the sights of Turner Reservoir. On the return…

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