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Upcoming Events

Gallery Openings & Exhibits

A Collection of Images

Opening Reception: October 13, 4:30 - 7:30 PM

The Unchained Brain

October 20 - December 29

Performances & Plays

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

October 13, 14, 20 & 21 at 7:30 PM; October 22 at 2:00 PM

Fridays with Friends

Friday, October 27, 7:30 PM

Classes & Workshops

General Events

Valley Bag Toss

Saturday, September 23 at Noon

Take Down the Wall Cafe

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

Recent News

Whitinsville gallery welcomes work by Jon Sarkin
The Blackstone Valley Tribune - October 2017
After a brain hemorrhage and stroke that nearly killed him in 1988, Sarkin began to draw as part of his recovery and now making art is as much a part of his life as breathing. See his work in an exhibit coming to Alternatives' Whitin Mill. Read more

Cornhole for a Cause: 4th Annual Valley Bag Toss
The Blackstone Valley XPress - September 2017
Save the afternoon of Saturday, September 23, for a fun and laugh-filled afternoon, trying your hand at tossing the bags, cheering on other teams, enjoying the music, food and beverages, all while wearing a big smile. Read more

Art & music makers: not your average craft fair
Blackstone Valley Tribune - August 2017
s part of its vital mission to promote cultural activities in the Blackstone Valley, ValleyCAST will once again be hosting its annual Art & Music Makers Festival on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Alternative’s Whitin Mill. Read more

Artists create new partnership
Blackstone Valley Tribune - August 2017
The BVAA has a new collaboration with Alternatives at the Community Gallery, 5 S. Main St., Uxbridge. We aim to provide an inclusive environment for the arts, open to all local residents in the Blackstone Valley area. Read more

Family Fun Fishing Day sees record numbers of anglers and fun for all
Alternatives - June 2017
Fishing for fun and for prizes along the Blackstone River and Canal. Read more

QCC enters Blackstone Valley
Worcester Business Journal - June 2017
After a 20-year wait, Quinsigamond Community College is expanding into the Blackstone Valley with two initiatives. Read more

What a day! Valley Friendship Tour 2017
The Blackstone Valley XPress - June 2017
“A perfect day for running, walking,” could be heard all morning during Saturday’s Annual Valley Friendship Tour at Alternatives in Whitinsville. Read more

Alternatives Celebrates 40 Years
Upton-Mendon Town Crier - May 2017
When Dennis Rice first began his journey at Alternatives Unlimited Inc., now located in Whitinsville, he likely had no idea four decades after it was established, the nonprofit organization would go on to become a leading provider of services and programs for adults with developmental or psychiatric disabilities. Read more

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