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Sisters transform industrial past into modern furnishings
PAWTUCKET - Sisters and business partners Kathy Scanlon McGovern, of Lincoln, and Beth Scanlon Melfi, of Swansea, Mass., are Rhode Island's very own "American Pickers," spending their weekends... more

Twelve-acre hilltop retreat in Diamond Hill

43 Green Meadow Lane, Cumberland
CUMBERLAND - This contemporary house of nearly 6,000 square feet is perched high on a hill at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. A long, winding driveway works its way up to the 12-plus-acre property... more

Open house at new Trad Arts Studio this Sunday

PAWTUCKET - Slater Mill, 67 Roosevelt Ave., will hold an open house for its new Trad Arts Studio, an expanded fiber, textile and maker arts initiative, on Sunday, Sept. 28, from noon to 4 p.m. There... more

Learn the art of Celtic stone carving

CUMBERLAND - As part of their Heritage Arts Studio initiative, Blackstone River Theatre will offer a two-day class in Celtic relief stone carving in limestone for beginners with instructor Laura... more

New Dawn offers fall nature programs

CUMBERLAND - New Dawn Earth Center, 75 Wrentham Road, announces the following programs. Skulls and Scares for Halloween: Tues., Oct. 28, 3:30-5 p.m. Students in grades 1-5 invited to see and touch... more

Get out and enjoy nature this fall with the Audubon

SMITHFIELD - The Audubon Society of Rhode Island is offering the following fall programs. Unless noted, registration is required for all programs. Register online at A complete listing... more

Learn about historical monuments at Swan Point

PROVIDENCE - Swan Point Cemetery, 585 Blackstone Blvd. on the city's East Side, is offering a presentation and walking tour exploring historic monuments on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m. Ronald Onorato... more

Art Festival along Thayer Street this Sunday

PROVIDENCE - Festival Fete announces the first Thayer Street Art Festival, on Sunday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. along Thayer Street on the city's East Side. The art festival will feature 100... more

Victorian Tea at Proctor Mansion on Oct. 4

WRENTHAM, Mass. - The historic Proctor Mansion Inn, 36 Common St., is holding an Autumn Victorian Tea on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 1 to 3 p.m. Enjoy assorted hot teas and hot mulled cider, assorted... more

Rent a canal boat for a cruise on the Blackstone River

PAWTUCKET - The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council's British-built canal boat Samuel Slater is offering fall foliage tours along the Blackstone River in Central Falls, Cumberland and Lincoln. The... more

Colonial Dinner Show at the Valentine Whitman House

LINCOLN - The Friends of Whitman House will host a Colonial Dinner Show on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 5 p.m. The bi-annual event, held at the 1694 Historic homestead, is accepting reservations until Sept.... more

Two-day Oktoberfest at the German Club

PAWTUCKET - The German American Cultural Society's annual Oktoberfest happens this weekend, Saturday, Sept. 27, and Sunday, Sept. 28, at the German American Club, 78 Carter Ave. On Saturday, the... more

An 'Un-Wedding Wedding' at Park Place

PAWTUCKET - Park Place Congregational Church is holding "The Un-Wedding Wedding," a night of entertainment disguised as a wedding reception, on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 6:30 p.m. Meal choices are... more

Contest seeks photos of Blackstone Valley

WOONSOCKET - The Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor is searching for special images that capture the spirit and beauty of the region to illustrate its 2015 calendar. A photo contest... more