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Upcoming Events

Gallery Openings & Exhibits

The 5th Annual Art Palette Contest

Opening Reception March 10 from 4:30 - 7:30 PM.

Just Imagine

Opening Reception April 7 from 4 - 7:00 PM. Exhibit continues through May 26 in the Uxbridge Community Gallery.

Performances & Plays

400 Kilometers

March 24, 25, 31 & April 1 at 7:30 PM, March 26 at 2 PM

Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series

Friday, April 7 at 7:30 PM

Anything Goes

April 28 and 29 at 7 PM, April 30 at 2 PMApril 28 and 29 at 7 PM, April 30 at 2 PMApril 28 and 29 at 7 PM, April 30 at 2 PM

Classes & Workshops

Green Jobs Academy

March 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19 and 26March 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19 and 26

Zentangle Workshops

February 28, March 7, 21, and 28, and April 11 at 6:30 pm

Sunshine Yoga Collaborative

Sundays at 7:30 AM

General Events

The 6th Annual Priscilla Mason Award

Nominations due April 19! Award Ceremony is May 4!

SpringVIBE

April 22, 7 - 11:00 PM

The 32nd Annual Valley Friendship Tour

June 3, 2017

Take Down the Wall Cafe

3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Recent News

Collaboration leads to free tree and trail care workshops in Worcester
Alternatives - March 2017
Does your green thumb need a little practice? If so, you’re in luck because this spring Alternatives is teaming up with the Worcester Tree Initiative and the Massachusetts Audubon Society to offer free and inclusive, tree and trail care workshops. Read more

Four Stars!: Exquisite ‘Wit’ at Pilgrim Soul
Worcester Telegram & Gazette - March 2017
Margaret Edson's Pulitzer-Prize winning "WIT," like its unforgettable central character, Dr. Vivian Bearing (Ellen Elsasser), is in love with language. Read more

Annual free family fishing day scheduled
Blackstone Valley Tribune - March 2017
This year’s Family Fun Fishing Day, scheduled for Saturday, May 20 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (rain date May 21) promises to be another popular event. Read more

Passion Play Works
The New Uxbridge Times - January 2017
Most artists are passionate about their work, so what makes these three special? Their passion starts with the hunt for materials. From scrap metal to found objects, they are avid collectors and sometimes live for decades with objects that eventually evolve into magnificent, artistic creations. Read more

Milford Advisory Council presents donation to Milford Public Schools
Milford Town Crier - December 2016
Members of Alternatives’ Greater Milford Advisory Council recently presented a donation to the Milford Public Schools thanks to proceeds raised at the Council’s 4th Annual Milford Fall Family Fun Day. Read more

Local Artist Donates Sculpture to Alternatives
Blackstone Valley Tribune - December 2016
This fall, visitors to Alternatives’ Heritage Gallery at the Whitin Mill enjoyed an art exhibit that was uniquely hands-on. Read more

Alternatives honors WCC with Community Building Award
Blackstone Valley Tribune - December 2016
Each year, at the organization’s annual Thank You Reception, Alternatives recognizes an individual or organization that has used their talents and resources to strengthen the community with the UniBank Community Building Award. Read more

Alternatives and Dennis Rice flying high at 40
Yankee Xpress - December 2016
It is quite obvious what Alternatives, a certain spectacular winged creature that is seen regularly in the Blackstone Valley and Dennis H. Rice have in common. They all soar. Read more

Alternatives Colleagues Help Put Out Garage Fire
Milford Town Crier - November 2016
What seemed like a typical work day for Jen Rosati and Alexis Morin was anything but on the morning of November 15. And thanks to the two colleagues’ quick thinking, a local resident still has a home to live in. Read more

Living, working and learning together: Rice celebrates four decades at Alternatives
Blackstone Valley Tribune - November 2016
Forty years ago, Dennis Rice began a crusade to provide critical skills and support to individuals with developmental and psychiatric disabilities. Read more