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Upcoming Events

Gallery Openings & Exhibits

Bob Dylan: Fading Dreams and Passing Time

June 9 - August 25

Just Imagine

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

Painters’ Perspective

June 16 - July 28

Performances & Plays

Drinking Habits

June 9, 10, 16, 17 at 7:30 PM; June 18 at 2:00 PM

Worcester Shakespeare Festival 2017

Thursday, Friday & Saturdays at 8PM; Sunday at 2 PM / July 14 - August 20

Classes & Workshops

Zentangle Workshops

May 23 & 30 and June 13 & 27 at 6:30 pm

Sunshine Yoga Collaborative

Sundays at 7:30 AM

General Events

Free Summer Concert Series

Thursdays, June 30 - August 31, 6PM - 8PM

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

Mental health awareness event not dampened by weather
Winchendon Courier - May 2017
Rain forced the event indoors but the weather did not dampen the spirits of those who showed up for Alternatives' annual party hosted by Gardner-based Crystal House Clubhouse. Read more

ValleyCAST Celebrates Mason Award Winners
The Blackstone Valley Tribune - May 2017
In the spirit of their mission to build a creative, inclusive and prosperous community of culture in the Blackstone Valley, ValleyCast, a subsidiary of Aletrnatives, held an award ceremony to honor recipients of the sixth annual Priscilla B. Mason Arts & Culture award. Read more

Calling anglers of all ages and abilities!
Alternatives - April 2017
Family Fun Fishing Day returns to River Bend Farm State Park in Uxbridge Saturday, May 20 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (rain date May 21). Free to attend, this inclusive catch- and-release event welcomes young and old, experienced anglers and first-time fishers alike. Read more

Pair from Leominster, Clinton spreading random rocks of kindness
Sentinel & Enterprise - April 2017
Over the last few months small, brightly colored rocks have been discreetly positioned all over Leominster, creating something of a citywide Easter egg hunt. Read more

FOUR STARS! Good people makes for excellent comedy/drama in Northbridge
Worcester Telegram & Gazette - May 2017
“Good People” is about the nature of fate, the perilous divide between poverty and comfort, whether we have the capacity to make choices, or if they’re beyond our reach. It’s a topic that seems as timely as ever in this remarkable production. Read more

We Have a Great Neighbor
Alternatives - April 2017
The staff at our Leominster Mental Health Services Office was delighted when six racks of new clothing appeared in their conference room. Read more

Call to Action: Funding for supported employment threatened
Alternatives - April 2017
The time for feedback to the MA. Department of Mental Health about the proposal to remove Supported Employment from the CBFS model is now. After a decade of training for and developing Supported Employment, the Dept. of Mental Health proposes to eliminate the most effective aspects of employment service (job placement and follow-along support) from the CBFS teams. Read more

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

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