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Blackstone Valley: January Things to Do

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Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor

Happy New Year!
January Things to do 

in the Blackstone River Valley 

National Heritage Corridor

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

Coffee with Charlene

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Join Charlene Perkins Cutler for her monthly coffee hour.  
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

This month's topic:  WATER POWERED!
Location:  BirchTree Bread Company
                  138 Green Street, Worcester, MA
For more information, click here

Grant writing workshop

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Blackstone Heritage Corridor offers a variety of opportunities for funding assistance to our partners.  Join Executive Director Charlene Perkins Cutler as she provides guidance to developing successful grant applications.

Time:        4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Blackstone Heritage Corridor offices
                 1 Depot Square, Woonsocket, RI 02895

For more information, click here

Save the Dates!

We are looking ahead to some great activities and opportunities.  Mark your calendars, and look for more information in upcoming newsletters.

Late January (date TBD)  Celebration of the designation of
                                           Blackstone River Valley
                                           National Historical Park
                                           with U.S. Senator Jack Reed

February 17(Tuesday) -   Coffee with Charlene

March 17     (Tuesday)  -  Coffee with Charlene 

March 19     (Thursday) -  Blackstone Heritage Corridor 
                                           Annual Dinner 

Find us Here!

Are you planning to attend these events?  Look for us!

March   7 (Saturday) - Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce 
                                      Home & Business Expo
                                      Northbridge High School

March 14 (Saturday) - Land & Water Conservation Summit
                                      University of Rhode Island

March 21 (Saturday) - Mass Land Conservation Conference
                                      Worcester Technical High School 

Partner Events in January

January   1 - First Day Hike at 
                      Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park
Visitors will enjoy a trek along the Lady Carrington Towpath. Hike highlights may include winter wildlife along the waterway, fields and forest while featuring the historic canal from farm to factory.   Meet at River Bend Farm Visitor Center, 287 Oak Street, Uxbridge, MA.

For more information, go to the BRWA web page:

January 15 - You're the Expert at the EcoTarium (EcoTarium)
You're the Expert is a live show, podcast, and new public radio program on WBUR that uses comedy to make academic research more accessible and exciting. Through games, sketches, and hilariously misguided guesses, a panel of hilarious comedians will try to get to the bottom of what a distinguished scientist does all day. 

For more information, go to the EcoTarium web page:

January 21 - BRWC/FOB Board Meeting
Monthly Board meeting of the Blackstone River Watershed Council/Friends of the Blackstone.

For more information, go to the BRWC/FOB web page:

January 22 - BRWA Board Meeting
Monthly Board meeting of the Blackstone River Watershed Association

For more information, go to the BRWA web page:

January 24 - Superbowl of Birding
Winter is a wonderful time to bird in northeastern Massachusetts and southeastern New Hampshire. In celebration of this season, the Joppa Flats is hosting the Superbowl of Birding XII (Snow date: Sunday, January 25).

For more information, go to the Mass Audubon web page:

January 25 - Wingmasters Presents:  North American Birds of Prey

Come see live birds of prey up close on Sunday, January 25 in this indoor presentation that will introduce you to different types of raptors including eagles, hawks, falcons, and owls.

For more information, go to the Mass Audubon web page:

January 25 - BRWA Annual Winter Hike
Join the BRWA for their annual winter hike at Hassanamesit Woods, a property of the Grafton Land Trust. This 200-acre parcel has a history tied to the Nipmuc Indians, and archaeological studies are underway to uncover and preserve the land's rich cultural heritage. The ecology of the area is characterized by both upland and wetland areas, supporting a rich diversity of plants and animals. The land here drains to the nearby Quinsigamond River, shortly before emptying into the Blackstone River.

Meet at the gated end of Salisbury Street, which is located off of Keith Hill Rd in Grafton, MA near Rt 122.

For more information, go to the BRWA web page:

Your event could be featured here!

Include a description of the event, the event date/time, and other information shown on our event listing form.  

Would you like to include a picture?  Be sure to send it along with the form!

Call for Event Listings!

Is your organization hosting fun, informative, adventurous, or educational activities?  We would love to help you get the word out!

Click below for a copy of our submission form

We will try to include all events and activities.  Simply start by providing some basic information about your event, and we will take it from there!
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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.

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