Enjoy Seventeen Saturdays of Summer Fun

Enjoy Seventeen Saturdays of Summer Fun

Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park will host a series of free hands-on, family-friendly Saturday programs June through September. Most programs will run from 10 a.m. to noon.

WHITINSVILLE, Mass. – Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park announces a series of hands-on, family-friendly Saturday programs June through September.

Together with partners and volunteers, park staff will host activities with a focus on having fun while learning about the history, culture, or natural life within the Blackstone River Valley. Seventeen Saturdays programs run from 10 a.m. to noon, unless noted otherwise. All events are free and open to the public.

The Saturday events will focus on topics such as gardening for the birds, how to keep a nature journal, forestry, and responsible fishing. Upcoming cultural programs will highlight the industrial story of the Blackstone River Valley, the history of local innovation, and the arts scene today.

Many events in this series are designed around the Healthy Parks/Healthy People initiative of the National Park Service.

The mission of the initiative is to empower people to use parks to lead healthier, happier, and more fulfilled lives while connecting to park resources. From hikes to nature journaling sessions, each of the 17 programs presents a new opportunity to learn about the Blackstone River Valley and your national park.

For more information about the Seventeen Saturdays of Summer program. visit www.nps.gov/blrv/planyourvisit/calendar and type in Saturday, or contact Ranger Kevin Klyberg Kevin_Klyberg@Nps.gov .