eNewsletter: November 9th, 2017



Blackstone River Bikeway 

Update - November 2017lley







"Tending to Grace" 


Nov. 10th -12th & Nov. 17th - 19th


Captain Issac Paine Auditorium

150 Foster Center Rd. 

Foster, RI












Nov. 10th @ 8 PM


Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Center

28 Monument Square

Woonsocket, RI 









Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers' Market


November - April, 

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM 


Hope Artiste Village 

1005 Main St

Pawtucket, RI












Nov. 11th @ 8 PM 


Blackstone River Theatre 

549 Broad Street 

Cumberland, RI










Commander Cody


Nov. 11th @ 8 PM


Chan's Fine Oriental Dining

267 Main Street 

Woonsocket, RI














Abstractions in Black and White


Through December 29th

10 AM - 4 PM


Gallery 175

175 Main Street

Pawtucket, RI





Blackstone Valley Tourism Council Upcoming Events.



America Recycles Day in RI



As part of an on-going effort to promote recycling right in the Ocean State, Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation and Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful, Rhode Island's affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, are teaming up to test recycling knowledge in our state. 


Rhode Island residents are invited to take a brief 15-question online survey. The results, which will be released on America Recycles Day (November 15), will help guide public outreach strategies and educational programs.


Click below to take the survey and for a chance at some wonderful prizes!







Blackstone Valley

Polar Express

Weekends, Nov. 17th - Dec. 23rd


Blackstone Valley 

Train Depot

1 Depot Square

Woonsocket, RI



Step into the enchanted world of THE POLAR EXPRESS Train Ride in Blackstone Valley as the conductor shouts, "All Aboard!" 

Inspired by Chris Van Allsburg's Christmas classic, this family favorite becomes reality during a 3-hour event that includes a 90-minute excursion on a real-life train with storytelling, sing-a-longs, games, delicious cookies, hot chocolate served in a collectible souvenir mug, and a special visit from Santa where he personally delivers the first gift of Christmas to every child.







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