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Pawtucket HAPPENINGS 7/23/19: Fun, News, Events & More!

Starting on July 14th through September 6th, Gallery 175 will be showcasing artwork by three talented landscape artists, Marjorie Ball, Grace Bentley-Scheck and Kathy Weber. Enjoy the beautiful scenes of Rhode Island in art form!
Open Daily 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Blackstone Valley Visitor Center
175 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Get ready for one of Shakespeare’s famous masterpieces presented by The Burbage Theatre Co. A play about the dividing of a great Roman empire due to the killing of one of the greatest rulers of the ancient world, Julius Caesar. Playingnow through August 11th.
Tickets are FREE to the public!
Visit this permanent collection of American artist/sculptor Donald GEROLA. Enjoy the outstanding interior space with a sculpture garden outside offering a unique experience for all art lovers and newcomers.
Open every Tuesday – Sunday | 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Enjoy a day of yoga and celebration to benefit Shri Service Corps. Stay for one class, or the entire day!
Saturday, September 28th
8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
1 Depot Square
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Have you visited Pawtucket’s first riverside cocktail spot? This lovely garden area is the perfect place to have a delicious drink while taking in the incredible views around you! Check it out!
Fridays | 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturdays | 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sundays | 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
59 Blackstone Ave
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Rhode Island Small Business Seminars and Training
Business Plan Basics
This FREE workshop includes everything you will need to know when creating a business plan. You will learn an overview of each section of a business plan, writing and research tips, and you will have several resources for help and support along the way. Don’t miss out!
Tuesday, July 23rd
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Center for Women and Enterprise
132 George M. Cohan Blvd.
Providence, RI
Steps to Start a Business
If you are considering starting a business or in the early stages of launching one, this FREE workshop is perfect for you! It will outline everything you need to know from developing your business idea to determining the financing needs. You will leave the session with all the tools and tips that will help you get started quickly.
Wednesday, July 31st
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Center for Women and Enterprise
132 George M. Cohan Blvd.
Providence, RI
Small Business Federal Contracting Certifications
The U.S. federal government spends approximately 700 billion dollars in federal contracting yearly. Learn all about how Small Business Certifications can give your small business the leg up in federal contracting. In this workshop, you will go over the small business certifications that are available including:
  • 8(a) Business Development Program
  • HUBZone certification
  • Woman-Owned small business certification
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned small business certification
Thursday, August 1st
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Woonsocket Public Library
303 Clinton Street
Woonsocket, RI
Sign up to be apart of the 20th annual dragon boat races! These races use the fiberglass Taiwanese-style dragon boats gifted from the Republic of China and incorporate the skill of flag-catching in each race. Each team (max of 26 people) will race in both a «big boat» race & a «small boat» race. Don’t miss out on a large cash prize!
To learn more about the rules and requirements of these races, click here.
September 7, 2019
Doors Open RI provides behind-the-scenes access to the most unique places throughoutPawtucket. This follows in the footsteps of 50+ cities around the world developing citywide open house festivals, such as London, Toronto, New York City and Baltimore. Doors Open RI Director, Caroline Stevens, previously managed Open House Chicago, now the largest open house festival in the country experienced by over 100,000 people annually. Enjoy unlocking the doors to Rhode Island’s best-kept secrets!
September 28, 2019
All aboard! Join in for a wonderful train excursion through the Blackstone Valley! Enjoy a 2-hour train ride from Woonsocket, RI through Worcester, MA on your way to Putnam, CT for an afternoon filled with fun! Your trip will board at 9:00 AM and you will arrive back home at 4:30 PM.
Putnam is well-known for their antiquing and crafts, farmer’s market, and has many dining options. Plus, you’ll be there right at primetime for their popular annual Great Pumpkin Festival! Tickets are on sale now!
October 19, 2019
At the Pawtucket Foundation, our goal is to foster a vision of the community’s with fun and informative events for everyone. Visit to learn more!
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