Off The Block

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 11:45am


24 Hour Play Festival
The Contemporary Theater Company's signature event is in it’s 13th year! The whole show is written, rehearsed, and performed in a single day! A full-length play is created with the hard work and creativity of over 50 artists in one day. Come see the amazing and surprising results. 8 p.m. Jan. 13, The Contemporary Theater, 327 Main Street, Wakefield. For more information call 401-218-0282 or visit

Knitting Weekend and Fiber Art Marketplace
A weekend of knitting classes, fiber art exhibition, lecture, and networking for the Fiber Art Community. The Fiber Art Market is free and open to the public, where twenty carefully selected fiber art vendors from across the North East will showcase and sell their yarns, fiber art tools, ready-to-wear-works, and more. Jan. 19, through 21, Slater Mill Historic Site, 67 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket.    For more information call (401) 725-8638 or visit

Uncovering the History of Slavery in Warren
Although the town of Warren in the eighteenth century was surrounded by the slave centers of Newport, Bristol, and Providence, its small size has made it a footnote in what has been written about slavery and the slave trade. Building on the work of historians Joanne Pope-Melish, Ruth Wallis Hendron, Christy Clark-Pujara and Marjory O'Toole, Patricia Mues and Sarah Weed use primary sources including wills, inventories, town meeting records, and censuses to identify the enslaved of Warren. Members, free; non-members, $5; reservations recommended. Wednesday, Jan. 24, begins at 7 p.m. Linden Place, 500 Hope Street, Warren. For more information call (401) 253-0390 or visit

Rhode Island Shipwrecks
Charlotte Taylor, an archaeologist at the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission, will be in the library to discuss her book. Rhode Island has more shipwrecks per square mile than any other state. In her book, Taylor has captured dramatic images of many nineteenth and twentieth Century disasters. She also works closely with the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project, a nonprofit organization that is studying the Revolutionary War fleet that once visited Narragansett Bay. Free and open to all; registration requested. Jan. 30, begins at 6 p.m. Harmony Library, 195 Putnam Pike,Glocester .For more information call (401) 949-2850 or visit