Off The Block

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 11:45am

Trunk Show
There is a Trunk Show Open House on Monday, Nov. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Grand Rose Ballroom at the Clarion Inn to benefit Save the Bay. Featuring Island Mist along with other selected local artists. There will be a silen auction, raffle, and cash bar. Clarion Inn, 940 Fall River Ave., Seekonk, Ma. RSVP Johanna Ross at (401) 864-5563 or

Frosty Dew Observatory
The Frosty Drew Observatory is open every Friday night. During the months closest to the winter solstice the observatory opens at 6 p.m. and remain open until the weather crashes our sky or visitors stop arriving. Usually around 11 p.m. but sometimes much later. Frosty Drew Observatory, 61 Park Ln., Charlestown. For more information call (401)364-9508 or visit

Blackstone Valley Polar Express
Welcome aboard a ninety-minute magical train journey from Woonsocket to the North Pole! Children of all ages will be delighted with the reading of the book The Polar Express, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Clause, a holiday sing-a-long, and a special Holiday remembrance while enjoying hot chocolate and cookies. Saturday, Nov. 19 and Sunday, Nov. 20, at 1 p.m. and 4p.m. Woonsocket Station, One Depot Square, Woonsocket. For more information call (401) 724-2200 or visit

Santa Hustle 5K and Half Marathon
Grab a group and make plans to participate in the FIRST EVER Santa Hustle 5K and Half Marathon in Newport on Sunday, Nov. 20, at Easton's Beach at 7 a.m. Holiday cheer will abound as participants will don Santa hats and beards (provided with registration). Cookie and candy stations, along with holiday music and cheer, will fill the course along Newport's beautiful lake front. For more information call (312) 719-2332 or visit