Off The Block

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 11:45am

Valley Talks
Our annual free lecture series returns with a special focus on local history and R.I. Historical Society’s yet-to-be-revealed theme for 2017. Presenters discuss local historic and cultural perspectives. Jan. 8 and Jan 22, begins at 1:30 p.m. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square, Woonsocket. For more information call (401) 769-9675 or visit

Newport Seal Tours
Embark on a one-hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360-degree views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3 to 12, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. Jan. 7 and 8, and Jan. 14 to 16, Bowen’s Wharf, Newport. For more information call (401) 203-7325 or visit

Knitting Weekend and Fiber Art Marketplace
It’s a celebration of all things knitting, with some of the finest yarn producers, spinners, dyers, and micro-farmers in New England. The Rhode Island Hook and Needle Guild will host their annual sale of home-based goods, and on-site demonstrations of spinning, weaving, and knitting will help adorn Slater Mill’s historic space with live practice. Jan 20 to 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Slater Mill Historic Site, 67 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket. For more information call (401) 725-8638 or visit