Off The Block

Fri, 01/20/2017 - 11:45am

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

Rhode Island's Shellfish Heritage
Join author, shellfisherman, and fisheries activist Sarah Schumann as she reads from and talks about her book. NHS members and active duty military with ID, $1; non-members, $5; reservations recommended. Thursday, Jan. 26, begins at 5:30 p.m. Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro St., Newport. For more information call (401) 846-0813 or visit

Preserving Your Family History
Genealogical expert Maureen Taylor, the "Photo Detective," will teach budget-friendly photo preservation basics from storage to labeling and everything in-between. Free; registration not required. Saturday, Jan. 28, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. She will then discuss how to write a family memoir from 2 to 4 p.m. on the same date. Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., Newport. For more information call (401) 847-8720 or visit