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WHITINSVILLE – The Northbridge Police Department to hold a FREE Rape Aggression Defense program.

Learn the basics of self-defense from a nationally recognized program in a female-only environment. This program will be taught by members of the Northbridge Police Department in an easy going educational atmosphere. This program is suitable for all women and skill levels with no previous experience required.

The RAD program consists of four classes that will be offered on consecutive Mondays during the month of June – June 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th from 6:30-9:30pm. The first class, June 4th, will be held at the Northbridge Police Department. The following three classes will be held at the Whitin Community Center.

This program is FREE and open to women ages 12 and older, regardless of residency. You must pre-register for this program at the Whitin Community Center, 60 Main St., Whitinsville, MA or by calling 508-234-8184.

The Whitin Community Center is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) community-based organization serving the Blackstone Valley since 1922. The Whitin Community Center is committed to enhancing the health and well-being of individuals and families and building a strong community in the Blackstone Valley. We offer social, recreational, educational, and outreach programs that bring community members of all ages and backgrounds together. The Whitin Community Center is the Blackstone Valley’s most complete family and recreation center with two swimming pools, a gym, a fitness center, aerobics studio, Spin/TRX studio, child care programs, summer camps, and a seven-acre park. For more information, visit:

About the Chamber

The mission of the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce is to promote the economic vitality of the Blackstone Valley and meet the needs of the Chamber’s business members, while providing leadership on issues which impact the economy and quality of life in the Valley. The Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce serves the eleven towns in the Massachusetts BV Region: Blackstone, Douglas, Grafton, Hopedale, Mendon, Millbury, Millville, Northbridge, Sutton, Upton and Uxbridge. For more information on the Chamber please contact or call 508 234 9090 X101.

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