Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Blackstone Valley: Things to do in July

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Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor
July: Things to do in the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor

For a complete, detailed listing of events, see the event calendar

Ranger Walkabouts Continue Throughout the Summer

Thursday, July 10
Ranger Walkabout: Nine Men's Misery: King Philip's War & the Blackstone Valley
Cumberland Public Library
1464 Diamond Hill Road
Cumberland, RI
Start time: 6:30 pm
King Phillip's War (1675-76) was fought between the Nipmuc, Wampanoag and Narragansett Nations against the recently arrived English settlers. This war stretched across the Blackstone Valley, much of southeastern New England and up into New Hampshire. 
Join the National Park Service to learn about this conflict, and visit the earliest veterans' memorial established in the United States. This program includes a trail walk, please wear sturdy walking shoes. The walk will begin at the gazebo behind the Cumberland Public Library. 
Parking: Plenty of parking is available in the Cumberland Public Library parking lot, 1464 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, RI. 

Marking Mileage: Distance-Oriented Hikes Around Broad Meadow Brook Sanctuary

worcester ma

Tuesdays, July 1 - July 15
Mass Audubon: Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary 
414 Massasoit Avenue 
Worcester, MA 01604 
10:00 - 11:30 am

Looking to get some distance under your belt? Want some exercise with walking buddies? Need a kick to get started? 

Take a naturalist-led walk each week as we go progressively farther through the sanctuary. Start off the first week with an easy 2-mile walk, then work up to longer distances each week. For more information and to register, call 508-753-6087

Summer Concert Series at Alternatives

Thursdays, July 3 - September 4
50 Douglas Road
Whitinsville, MA
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Alternatives is kicking off the 2014 free Summer Concert Series with an Independence Day celebration and The Lovejoy Band! 

The show starts at 6 PM and will end in time for you to catch the fireworks on Linwood Street. Don't forget your lawn chairs. Refreshments are available.

Summer Programs at Willard House and
Clock Museum

Willard House and Clock Museum

Willard House and Clock Museum
11 Willard Street
Grafton, MA

Wednesdays: July 9, July 23, August 6 Once Upon a Summer Story Time
12:30 - 1:15 pm

Willard House and Clock Museum is partnering with the Grafton Public Library to offer children ages 3-6 a unique opportunity to enjoy special stories, tours of the museum and a craft. The program is free of charge. Space is limited and reservations can be made by contacting the museum at 508-839-3500. Participants are encouraged to come early and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the museum's grounds. 

Saturday, July 19

Music in the Barn
Start time: 6:00 pm

Blackstone Cuil and special guests - Spend a mid-summer's night enjoying the spirited melodies of this lively Celtic Band. Musicians from Grafton's Apple Tree Arts open this musical evening. For more information, contact the museum at 508-839-3500

Sunday, July 27
Iced Tea Social and Lawn Party
2:00 - 3:00 pm

Spend a quiet, relaxing summer afternoon with a tall glass of iced tea and period refreshments at an iced tea social. Guests will be served outside, weather permitting, or in one of the museum's galleries. Limited tours of the museum will be available. Admission to this special event is by reservation only. Please contact museum no later than July 20 at 508-839-3500 for cost information and reservations.

Free Summer Programs at Captain Wilbur
Kelly House

Free Kelly House Programs 2014

Pawtucket Parks & Recreation
Pawtucket Library Summer Programs

Pawtucket Summer Programs 2014

Plant Pull Party

Saturday, July 26, 9:00 am - Noon 
and/or August 10, 1 - 3:00 pm
Blackstone River Watershed Association
Rice City Pond
East Hartford Avenue
Uxbridge, MA
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Now that the man-made garbage has been hauled out, it's time to roll up sleeves and haul out Mother Nature's garbage! 

Join Blackstone River Watershed Association for their annual Pull the Plants Party to continue the battle against the invasive asian water chestnut outbreak in Rice City Pond! 

Exact dates for the party will be dependent on weather and plant growth.

Hearthside Pays Tribute to the 1904 World's Fair
World's Fair 1904Sunday, July 13

677 Great Road (Rt. 123)
Lincoln, RI
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

During the event, an extensive exhibit will be on display throughout the rooms at the 1810 Hearthside House, which will include photographic displays, interpretive panels, video presentation and memorabilia. 

Self-guided tours throughout Hearthside will be available throughout the day as well as a re-creation of the carnival-type atmosphere that was found at the 1904 World's Fair along "The Pike."  

Cogswell Tower Tour

Wednesday, July 23
Start time: 6:00 pm 

The tour of Cogwell Tower at Jenks Park in Central Falls is July 23 at 6:00 p.m. Meet at the arch on 580 Broad Street, Central Falls, RI. 

Downtown Sundown Concert Series

downtown sundown
Roger Williams National Memorial
282 North Main Street
Providence, RI
Saturday, July 12
  • Kayla Farnham
  • Heather Rose
  • Kristen and J
  • Rank Strangers
Saturday, July 26
  • Jesse and Jack Gauthier
  • Dan Lilley and Scatman
  • Lisa Markovich
  • Bethel Steele

Event Calendar

Check out the event calendar for a more complete, detailed listing of Blackstone Corridor Events:

We are glad to include Corridor-related news and events, both on our web site calendar and in our monthly newsletter, Corridor Currents.

Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor
About The Blackstone River Valley
National Heritage Corridor
Congress established the National Heritage Corridor in 1986 to restore and preserve the nationally significant heritage of the Blackstone River Valley, where the industrialization of America began. It has become a successful program of partnerships between federal, state and local government agencies, as well as nongovernment organizations, pooling their resources and pursuing a common agenda of preservation and revitalization. 

Ongoing Blackstone Corridor programs and projects include historic preservation, river cleanup, land conservation and stewardship, visitor centers, ranger walks, programs with schools, recreational programs and events, support for arts and cultural events, training for partners and volunteers and assistance to towns trying to preserve their heritage while also improving the local and regional economy.
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