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Plenty of Thanksgiving Options In Rhode Island's...

Whether you are traveling to visit friends or relatives or inviting them to come to you, Rhode Island's Blackstone Valley offers plenty of options to help you prepare for Thanksgiving!

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·     Through December 24- Fall/Holiday Carriage Rides, Liberty Farm. Burrillville. MORE INFO

 

·     Friday, November 11 @ 5:30 - 8:00 pm - Riverzedge Arts - Sights & Sounds of the Mighty Blackstone River, Millrace Kitchen, Woonsocket MORE INFO

 

·     Saturday, November 12 @ 9 am - 3 pm - NS Holiday Shoppe at the Historic Forestdale School, North Smithfield. MORE INFO

 

·     Sunday, November 13 @ 1:00 - 3:30 pm - Hunt House Museum Open House Hunt House Museum, East Providence. MORE INFO

 

·     Sunday, November 13 @ 2 - 4 pm - Music at the Farm - David Bernhat and Elias Dagher, Grace Note Farm, Pascoag. MORE INFO.

 

·     Thursday, November 17 through December 18 - Sense and Sensibility - Burbage Theatre, Pawtucket. MORE INFO

 

·     Sunday, November 20 @ 1 - 4 pm - Smith Appleby Museum Open House Smith Appleby House, Smithfield. MORE INFO

 

·     Wednesday, November 23 @ 5 - 8 pm - Friendsgiving @ RI Spirits, Pawtucket. MORE INFO

 

·     Thursday, November 24 @ 9:30 am - Annual Rhode Island Family Turkey Trot, Pawtucket City Hall, Pawtucket. MORE INFO

 

·     Friday, November 25 @ 9 am - 1 pm - Wolf Hill Hike, Blackstone Heritage Corridor Trail Ambassadors, Wolf Hill Forest Preserve, Smithfield. MORE INFO

 

·     Saturday, November 26 @ 12 - 5 pm - Chriskindlmarket (Christmas Market), German American Cultural Society, Pawtucket. MORE INFO

 

·     Saturday, November 26 @ 7 pm - Kevin Doyle's Roscommon Soles Thanksgiving Holiday Concert - "Health to the Ladies," Blackstone River Theatre, Cumberland. MORE INFO

 

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Holiday Shopping Done Early!

 

Shop Small

Saturday, November 26th

Here are just a few ideas to support small businesses in some of our quaint shops.

 

·     Brown & Hopkins Country Store, Chepachet - Rhode Island's oldest country store has two floors of Holiday & home decor, cozy knits and penny candy for the stocking.

 

·     Geri's Bluffing Boutique, Woonsocket - Celebrating its first anniversary features African apparel, gifts and accessories.

 

·     Hope Artiste Village, Pawtucket - An old mill filled with an eclectic mix of artisans and entrepreneurs.

 

·     Vintage Feather Finds, East Providence - For those on your list yearning for nostalgia, find the eclectic vintage gift.

·     Grey Tree Boutique, Cumberland (pictured above) - For a boutique holiday shopping experience, visit Grey Tree Boutique for holiday decor, clothing, and awe-inspiring gifts for everyone on your list!

 

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