Friday, September 4, 2015

Blackstone Valley: GO! and September News and Events

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For a complete and detailed listing of events, see our event calendar

Get Ready...Get Set...GO! 

Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc. is promoting a series of events and experiences throughout the Valley during the month of September!

Join us for a kickoff celebration at the Little Red Shop Museum, followed by a Hopedale Walkabout on Thursday, September 3, 2015 from 5-6:30 p.m. 

Location: Little Red Shop Museum
                 12 Hopedale Street
                  Hopedale, MA

For full listing of GO! activities, click 

Greenway Challenge - Registration ends soon!
                                       Volunteers Needed!

On Saturday, September 26, the Blackstone Heritage Corridor's 15th annual Greenway Challenge takes off from Purgatory Chasm in Sutton, MA. The finish line is at Lincoln Woods in Lincoln, RI, followed by a finish line celebration.  (Rain date October 3rd.)

Registration ends soon!  Click here to view our special Greenway Challenge website and sign up your team!

Volunteers are needed throughout the course at the different transition sites. Be part of the "amazing race" that winds through the Blackstone Valley by supporting the event as a volunteer! Make new friends, see new places, and be a VIP for a day.

For more information, contact Barbara Dixon at

GO! To The Uxbridge Antique Fire Museum
Roy Henry and William Martin, both volunteers from the Uxbridge Antique Fire Museum, partnered up to host the first event in Blackstone Heritage Corridor's GO! program on September 1st, offering free tours of the museum. 

Tucked away on Depot Street, across from the former Bernat Mill, is where the museum artfully displays all of its memorabilia, some dating back to          the 1800's. 

Originally located in the boiler room of Bernat Mill, the museum had to move due to a fire in 2006 and mill owners at Capron Corp. donated and renovated space at the Bernat Garage across the street in 2009. 

Today it proudly houses a 1940 Seagrave fire truck and is considered the crown jewel of the museum.Future projects include the restoration of a 1927 Stewart Pumper and an antique alarm box display. The museum will be open every Tuesday throughout September from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and by appointment on other days. For more information, please call 508-278-2014.

For a full calendar of GO! events, click here

Paddle Club's Big Finish for 15th Season! 

Congratulations to the Blackstone Valley Paddle Club on finishing their 15th season. Thank you to the volunteers who have kept this club active for so many years and for supporting the on-the-water exploration of the Blackstone Valley!

There is one more chance to paddle in September! Join Paddle Club volunteers Cheryl Thompson and Julie Riendeau as they lead a leisurely paddle from the Blackstone Gorge to the Millville Lock and        back on Sunday, September 20th. 

This trip is part of the Blackstone Heritage Corridor's GO! program and is a free event. Bring your own kayak or canoe, paddles and life jackets. On this trip you will pass under the historic Triad Bridge and enjoy a close-up look at the remains of the Millville Lock. 

Meet at the Blackstone Gorge at the end of County Street in Blackstone. The trip is 5 miles and will last 2-3 hours. For more information, call 401-647-5887.
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For a complete and detailed listing of events, see our event calendar.

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