Off The Block

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 11:45am

Newport Seal and Lighthouse Tours
Embark on a two hour tour aboard one of our education vessels as we cruise through historic Newport Harbor and take in 360° views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and the Newport Bridge. This includes a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse. Save the Bay members, seniors, children aged 3-12, $32; non-members, $42; reservations recommended. Saturday, Mar. 4, and Sunday, Mar. 5, Bowen's Wharf, Newport. For more information and tour times call (401) 203-7325 or visit

Pawtucket St. Patrick's Day Parade
The city kicks off its celebration of Irish heritage in Rhode Island and the Blackstone Valley with this always-festive and colorful parade, which steps off from McCoy Stadium at Division Street, turns right onto South Bend Street, then continues down Walcott Street to Main Street, and ends at City Hall on Roosevelt Avenue. Parade reception follows at the Pawtucket Armory Arts Center. Sunday, Mar. 5, Begins at 12 noon. For more information call (401) 728-0500 or visit

Explore Prudence Island
Come explore the incredibly rich diversity of wildlife, ecosystems, and history on Prudence Island. The walking trails are fairly easy to moderate terrain. This is one of the most beautiful times of year to visit Prudence Island! Members: $8/adult, $4/child; Non-members: $12/adult, $8/child; $10 ferry ticket not included. Bring a lunch. Pre-registration is required. Saturday, Mar. 11, from 9:45 a.m. to 4:45 a.m. Bristol Ferry Landing, Thames Street, Bristol. For more information call (401) 949-5454 or visit

Valley Talks
Our annual free lecture series returns with a special focus on local history and RIHS's yet to be revealed theme for 2017. Presenters discuss local historic and cultural perspectives. Free. Sunday, Mar. 12, begins at 1:30 p.m. Museum of Work and Culture, Market Square, Woonsocket. For more information call (401) 769-9675 or visit