GO! kickoff event set for Aug. 29

GO! kickoff event set for Aug. 29

Volunteer photographers with the Blackstone Heritage Corridor Photography Ambassadors will present their first ever gallery show at the Museum of Work & Culture, 42 South Main St., Woonsocket, throughout September. A free, opening reception will be held on Thursday, Aug. 29, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

WHITINSVILLE, Mass. – Go explore historic mill villages, go paddle under the full moon, go to an apple festival, and go explore the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor.

With more than 100 events to choose from, Blackstone Heritage Corridor presents its 5th annual GO! program this September, highlighting the Blackstone River Valley as a destination for family fun and exploration. This year’s GO! offers guided walks and paddles, bike and museum tours, festivals and many more family-friendly events.

A special GO! kickoff event will take place Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Museum of Work & Culture, 42 South Main St., Woonsocket, unveiling a gallery show featuring the stunning work of 10 volunteers from the Blackstone Heritage Corridor Photography Ambassadors. A free reception is being held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. where the museum’s gallery will debut 80 photos highlighting the historic, natural, cultural and recreational resources within the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor. The show will remain on display through Sept. 30, with free admission to the gallery during museum hours. Photos will be available for sale with proceeds benefiting the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor.

New this year to the GO! program is a series of adaptive kayaking events being offered at Wallum Lake at Douglas State Forest, Douglas, Mass. In partnership with All Out Adventures, Blackstone Heritage Corridor is offering four adaptive kayaking events, made possible with funding provided by National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region. Dates include: Tuesday, Aug. 27; Tuesday, Sept. 10; Saturday, Sept. 14; and Tuesday, Sept. 17. This 1.5-hour program is free and open to people with disabilities accompanied by a guest. Space is limited and pre-registration is required at AllOutAdventures.org or 413-584-2052.

For a full listing of Blackstone Heritage Corridor’s GO! 2019 program, visit BlackstoneHeritageCorridor.org. Printed 48-page guide books will be available at BHC’s visitor centers (for a list visit BlackstoneHeritageCorridor.org/explore/visitorcenters), at one of the many visitor information kiosks throughout the National Heritage Corridor or at BHC’s office at 670 Linwood Ave., Whitinsville, Mass. Follow Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc. on Facebook for news and updates on GO! and more.

GO! 2019 is sponsored by UniBank and Navigant Credit Union.