Barns in the Cultivated Landscape Art by Woldemar and Kate Neufeld
November 7 - January 2
Spaulding R. Aldrich Heritage Gallery
Alternatives' Whitin Mill
50 Douglas Road
Friday November 7
5:00 - 8:00 pm
An exhibition on paintings and blockprints by brother and sister Woldemar (1909-2002) and Kate (1905-2004) Neufeld. Each in their unique style returned to the agricultural landscape throughout their careers.
Photography Exhibit Features Artistic Impressions of Hearthside & Great Road
Sunday, November 9
677 Great Rd
1:00 - 4:00 pm
David Cruz has taken thousands of images, both documenting activities as well as capturing the look and feel of the 200-year old house through artifacts, its architecture, and with docents in historical costume.
He has selected some of his best works to show in this special display of photography of Hearthside.
This Veterans Day, The Museum of Work & Culture will honor the sacrifices of past and present veterans by opening its doors free of charge to all veterans and their families, and to everyone who will bring a new unopened package of socks, t-shirts or underwear to be donated to the United Veterans Council.
The Museum event will start immediately following the dedication of the new City of Woonsocket Veterans Park which is scheduled for 9:00 am, rain or shine. The museum program will include a performance by musician and historian Rick Spencer who will present his repertoire of WWI songs. Refreshments will be served.
Don McLean galvanized a generation with his timeless hit American Pie, as each generation since its release has discovered, the poignant lyricism and unforgettable melody stirs deep emotion and empathy from all who encounter it, once it has visited it never leaves the heart of the listener, burying itself like a familiar comforting memory only to be reawaken on subsequent encounters.
A once in a lifetime song, from a once in a lifetime artist. This track along with the classic singles Vincent, Driedel, Everyday, The Legend of Andrew McCrew and numerous others confirmed McLean was a gifted storyteller with a talent that ascended his peers and rightfully earned him a place in the Song Writers Hall Of Fame.
Ajax - A Greek tragedy by Sophocles at Blackstone River Theatre
Thursday, November 20
Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad St
This free play, set during the Trojan War, will be followed by a community forum on veterans' issues and seeks to bring audiences face-to-face with the emotional scars faced by soldiers who must relive their experiences on the battlefield.
The goal is to bring together recent veterans, future soldiers (e.g., ROTC cadets), faculty, students, and the larger community in the region for conversations about how best to assist soldiers returning from multiple tours of duty. The performances are free and open to the public.
Step into the enchanted world of THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride as the conductor shouts, "All Aboard!" A family favorite becomes reality during this three hour event that includes a 90-minute train excursion, inspired by Chris Van Allsburg's Christmas classic.
The Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor is a unique cultural landscape of industrial history and immigration in the interconnected system of the Blackstone River watershed. An energetic nonprofit, the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Inc. partners with organizations, local communities and businesses, and residents to insure the long term vitality of the Corridor.