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Upcoming Events

Gallery Openings & Exhibits

New Work by Nick Hollibaugh

September 9 - October 28

Alternatives Turns 40!

November 18 - December 30

Blackstone Valley Art Association’s 59th Annual Fall Juried Art Show

October 7 - 28

Tapestry Art Show

November 11 - December 23

The Art of Jerry & Sarah Dresser

August 12 - September 30

Performances & Plays

Curtain’s Up!

Thursday Nights, September 29 - October 27

To the Table!

October 7, 8, 14 15 at 7:30 PM, October 9 and 16 at 5 PM, October 8 and 15 at 2 PM

The Power of People and Places

Friday, October 21 at 7:30 PM

Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth

November 18, 19, 25, 26 at 7:30PM, November 20 at 2PMNovember 18, 19, 25, 26 at 7:30PM, November 20 at 2PM

Classes & Workshops

Curtain’s Up!

Thursday Nights, September 29 - October 27

Zentangle Workshops

October 18 & 25, November 1, 8 & 22 at 6:30 pm

Sunshine Yoga Collaborative

Sundays at 7:30 AM beginning September 18

General Events

Valley Bag Toss

Saturday, September 24, 1PM

The Art & Music Makers Festival

Saturday, October 1, 10AM - 3PM

The Milford Fall Family Fun Day

Saturday, October 15

Take Down the Wall Cafe

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

Community Conversation Series with Alternatives

October, November 2016

Recent News

Art & Music Makers Festival
Blackstone Valley XPress - September 2016
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Valley Bag Toss in third year
Blackstone Valley XPress - September 2016
Looking for something a little different, want to laugh and just have a good time, looking for something to do with a date and prove you know how to play sports? Here’s your chance! Read more

Pilgrim’s ‘Big Meal’ a feast for the heart
Worcester Telegram & Gazette - September 2016
Dan LeFranc’s “The Big Meal” is a brazenly ambitious, tumultuous, multigenerational snapshot of how fleetingly life goes by. Read more

ValleyCAST announces Art & Music Makers Festival
The New Uxbridge Times - September 2016
It's not your average craft fair! Read more

Uxbridge Lions in Growing Mode, Partnering with Alternatives
Blackstone Valley Tribune - August 2016
The Uxbridge Lions Club is enjoying a growth spurt adding five new members since its Charter Celebration last September. And that is not all that’s growing. Read more

Valley Friendship Tour 2016 a great day for fun and friendship
The Blackstone Valley XPress - June 2016
Bikers and walkers for the Valley Friendship Tour in Whitinsville on Saturday, June 4, were greeted by a perfect day for being outdoors and taking in the sights and sounds of summer. Read more

Mason Award Celebrates Leadership in Arts, Culture and Science
The Blackstone Valley Tribune - June 2016
ValleyCAST (Blackstone Valley Culture, Arts, Science Together) recently celebrated the accomplishments of this year’s Priscilla B. Mason Arts & Culture Award recipients at a ceremony at Alternatives’ Whitin Mill. Read more

Keeping Families Intact, and In Home
The Winchendon Courier - April 2016
Adult Family Care may be based in Gardner, but the agency, which strives to help keep people at home and out of nursing homes and assisted living facilities, has clients throughout the region. Read more

Partnership in Progress: BVT Renovations on the Carriage House are Coming Along
Blackstone Valley Regional Technical High School - March 2016
In response to Governor Charlie Baker’s goal of expanding employment opportunities for populations facing chronic unemployment, Blackstone Valley Tech and Lowe’s Home Improvement Store of Milford recently broke ground on a renovation project benefiting Alternatives. Read more

How We Created a Community for People of All Abilities
The Huffington Post - October 2015
Fifteen years ago, we took a hard look at ourselves and concluded that for all the success we had enjoyed, we hadn't really tackled the most difficult challenge of all: Truly integrating the people we serve with their neighbors and fellow citizens, whose cooperation, generosity and acceptance are essential to our success. Read more