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Google Seminar Series!
Next Class is on
Tuesday, July 26th
Topic: Marketing Mythbusters

When & Where
Tuesday, July 26th | 5:30pm - 7:30pm | Chamber Conference Room
FREE for members and non-members.


Envision Digital Group will be addressing Major Marketing Myths, giving you the
lowdown on all of those rumors swirling around and the truth behind those
marketing falsehoods.

Any of these descriptions sound familiar?
* I think it's impossible to keep up with all of the marketing changes
* SEO evolves too fast- my old optimization tactics work just fine
* I'm losing out on leads and I don't understand why
* I don't know how to prioritize my company's marketing strategy
* There are marketing myths? Wait, what's the false information?
Feel like you might relate to a few of these? This is the seminar for you! We've got your answers!
Our business experts will be going over:
* The latest SEO practices
* The best way to keep your marketing methods fresh
* What you need to update
* What you need to prioritize for your business's marketing strategy
*and just generally giving you the real deal about the marketing world today!

With all the changes that are going on, constantly, in marketing, it can be hard to keep up with everything.
Luckily, we've got the industry experts, with all the facts, and they're telling you everything you need to
know to keep your marketing strategy fresh.

Registration is easy!
Visit Blackstonevalley.org, call 508.234.9090 or send a message to administrator@blackstonevalley.org
to reserve your seat.
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Beach parties, concerts and cruises all weekend at Indian Ranch

Indian Ranch has a lot going on this summer.
Check out there schedule of events here!




Jackie Collins in a Tribute to Diana Ross at the Stadium Theatre

The glamorous Miss Collins has been entertaining audiences for the past three decades in Boston, New York and Provincetown. Enjoy live renditions of Diana Ross and Supremes' classics including "I'm Coming Out," "Baby Love," and "Stop! In the Name of Love." Adult content. A Marquee Room event.

Friday, July 22nd at 8 PM
Stadium Theatre's Marquee Room, located at 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket RI. Admission is $21. Tickets are available at the Stadium Theatre Box Office or by calling 401-762-4545 and online at www.stadiumtheatre.com

Fieldstone Global Resources

Southwick's Zoo

See what's happening this month at Southwick's Zoo.

Stadium Theatre to Seek Volunteers at Ice Cream Social Event on August 18
The Stadium Theatre is accepting applications for its Volunteer Program, which is open to anyone eighteen or older who is friendly, dependable and good with people.
Anyone interested in volunteering at the Stadium Theatre is invited to an Ice Cream Social on August 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Marquee room at the theatre. We will be discussing the exciting new season, volunteer opportunities, and the future for the theatre.

For more information, contact Jennifer Medeiros, Patron Services Manager, at 401-762-4545 ext. 6 or Jennifer@stadiumtheatre.com

BIS Joins Lineup for Export Compliance Update
Wednesday, July 20 - Cambridge, MA
with special guest speaker:
Timothy Mooney
Senior Export Regulatory Policy Analyst
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
A+ Firearms Training -- Handgun Training Track Series #6
#6. Holster Purchase: Selecting the proper holster can be very time-consuming and expensive. There are many different types of holsters to meet your type of carry and many more of each type to fit your body style. One could fill a good sized book explaining the attributes of each.
The very first thing you need to do is determine your particular type of carry. Will you carry on your hip or the small of the back? Or maybe you will utilize the appendix carry. Possibly what works for you is off-body carry. Every holster decision you make is going to be a trade-off of at least comfort and speed of access.
Visit several well-stocked gun shops and try various holsters for your type of carry. Ask if you can return it if it doesn't work out. Some places will do that. Purchase the one that works best for you, and be prepared to buy another if you simply can't live with that one. It may be a little uncomfortable, but it shouldn't be painful.
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Bolton Fair Offering Discount Admission Tickets Through July 31; Fair to Be Held August 12 to 14, Lancaster, MA


Tickets can be obtained by going to www.boltonfair.org/tickets.html and making your selection. These tickets are on sale until July 31st and enable the fairgoer to print their tickets at home.

Bolton Fair President Rose Darden says, "The Bolton Fair continues to be a great value for families to enjoy a day at the fair. Many new and exciting events this year include a demolition derby, the monster truck show, the hypnotist/magician, hot dog pig races and the lumberjack show. These are all included in the price of admission."
A fairgoer can enjoy all that the Bolton Fair has to offer during the entire weekend with a multi-day pass. These passes and regular price admission tickets will continue to be available on the website through the fair weekend.


The entire Exhibitor's Guide is available at www.boltonfair.org.
BHC Announces 2017 Calendar Photo Contest
"Show us the beauty of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor through your eyes," Charlene Perkins Cutler, Executive Director at Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc. (BHC) asks area photographers in announcing its 2017 Calendar Photo Contest. "The National Heritage Corridor has much to offer a photographer looking for stunning subject matter in its region of 25 communities stretching from Leicester, MA, to Providence, RI.

BHC's 2nd Annual GO! program this September

Read the full press release with details here.


Job Opening At The Rockdale Youth Center

Part-time Youth Outreach Associate Needed!

DESCRIPTION:
Youth Outreach Associate responsible for the safety and well-being of all youth attending the RYC, and for assisting them with homework, offering academic support when needed.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist youngsters ages 8 through 14 with academic work by checking agendas, helping with homework, and communicating with parents and visitors; Facilitate and engage youth in appropriate recreational activities; Assist with the daily/weekly/monthly cleaning, organization, maintenance of the building, all to insure a safe and healthy environment; Assist Director with event planning, fundraising, program development and implementation of same.
REQUIREMENTS:
Needed part-time weekdays after school at our Rockdale Youth Center. Hours: Hours are 20 per week, after school, limited (short) weekend hours during the school year Variable hours each week during the summer months.
*Must be energetic, mature, resourceful and excellent with problem-solving, time management and leadership abilities
*Must have experience working with children
*Must be able to lift 30lbs
*Must be able to work in a responsible and professional manner
*Must be able to work independently
*Must be available for scheduling flexibility.
To be considered for this position, please submit a completed Employment Application and Resume to the attention of Monique Boucher-Adams, Director of Outreach at the Whitin Community Center Member Services Desk or by email to Monique.Boucher@OurGym.org. Thank you.


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NEW! Kidding Around Yoga with Nichole


Kidding Around Yoga with Nichole
at the Gerry Gaudette Pavilion in Whitin Park
At Kidding Around Yoga your child will learn creative instruction in meditation, breathing practices, mindfulness, relaxation, poses that will help strengthen and improve balance, games & activities as well as stress management. Kidding Around Yoga uses their own music that gets children to move and stretch, in a way that is fun and exciting. With so many benefits of yoga your child will learn to implement these skills in their daily lives and as they grow. Pre-registration is required. Please bring yoga mat, if you have one. Space is limited.

Kids aged 3-5
Mondays 5:30pm-6:05pm
July 18th - August 8th
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Kids aged 6-8
Mondays 6:15pm-7:00pm
July 18th - August 8th
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MEMBERS: $20per session NON-MEMBERS: $30per session

For more information or to register your child for Kidding Around Yoga, please see our Member Services Desk.


Alternatives' August Events -
FREE Summer Concert Series


The Art of Jerry & Sarah Dresser
Opening Reception: Friday, August 12
4:00-7:00 PM

FREE Summer Concert Series
Thursday Evenings, July 6-September 1, from 6:00-8:00 PM
Alternatives' Community Plaza at the Whitin Mill
50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville, MA 01588
August 4: Claflin Hill Symphony Summer Winds
August 11: Far From Eden
August 18: Michelle Canning Band
August 25: TBD
Don't forget your lawn chairs!
Refreshments are available through Uxbridge First Holiday Night!
Concerts move indoors in the event of rain.
Worcester Shakespeare Festival 2016
10th Anniversary Season proudly presents
As You Like It in repertory with King Lear
July 15-August 21
Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sundays at 2:00 PM
Tickets and full performance calendar online at WorcesterShakespeareCompany.org or at the door. Adults $20, Seniors/Students $15, Children under 12 free. In case of inclement weather, the performance moves indoors.
Location: Alternatives' Community Plaza
The Whitin Mill, 50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville, MA 01588



Blackstone Heritage Corridor: Day of Service



Auditions Announced for New England's Got Talent 2016 at the Stadium Theatre

The Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre is holding auditions on August 28th from 10am - 3pm at The Stadium Theatre, 28 Monument Square, Woonsocket, RI.
Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 2pm
The Stadium is seeking individuals and group singers, dancers, comedians, musicians or special unique talents. Over $1,000 in prizes will be awarded! Competitors will be seen and judged by industry professionals.
Auditions are open to all ages.
Categories: Vocal, Dance, Music, Unique
Soloists - 3 minutes performance time max
Groups - 3.5 minutes performance time max
Maximum set up time - 4 minutes
Please note: New England's Got Talent is a family oriented show and all acts must dress appropriately and contain appropriate subject matter.
Contestants who submit applications and fees prior to August 28, 2016 will receive a scheduled audition time.
Pre-Registration Audition Fee: Solo $15 - Groups $10 per person
Walk-in Registration Fee: Solo $20 - Groups $15 per person
For more information email Lisa Surrette at lisa@stadiumtheatre.com
The Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre offers outstanding local, regional and nationally renowned live entertainment in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. For more information on upcoming events go to www.stadiumtheatre.com

Daniels Farmstead, Farmers' Market open!

Hope to see you at the Farmers' Market! Music provided every Sunday by a grant from the Blackstone & Mendon Cultural Councils. New this year: we accept WIC counpons (green) and elder coupons (red), both are $2.50 in value and only good for fresh, locally produced and unprocessed fruits, vegetables, and fresh cut herbs. Elders may also buy unprocessed honey with their coupons.

Exclusive: Christmas In July Promotion
Chalkware Santas and Father Christmases are what first come to mind when thinking about Vaillancourt Folk Art chalkware! Designed by Judi Vaillancourt, the Vaillancourt Chalkware collection has been made famous world-wide because of the utmost level of detail, quality, and hand-painted workmnship.






Farm to Cocktail Hospitality Networking Event



Our Misson

To preserve and enhance the economic vitality of the Blackstone Valley by addressing the needs and concerns of businesses and providing leadership, support and resources in connection with issues which impact commerce and the quality of life in the Valley.

 
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