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10 Great Things to do in Worcester This Weekend - August 24, 2018

Friday, August 24, 2018

 

Check out the live caterpillar show at Tower HIll Botanic Garden

There is plenty going on around Worcester to keep you busy this weekend. From festivals to museums and sporting events, there are events for all ages. 

This weekend’s events include author Judy Ferrara at Barnes & Noble, a live caterpillar show at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, and the Worcester Caribbean American Carnival.

To help you figure out which event to go to and when, GoLocalWorcester has put together a complete guide of what to do and when in the slideshow below. 

See the Great Things to do in Worcester This Weekend in the Slideshow Below

 

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August 24

Free Fun Friday at the Museum of Russian Icons

The Museum will open an hour early, at 10 a.m., on this special day.

We’ll have docent-led tours, crafts and Russian games, a sale in the Museum Store, Russian snacks for sale, and tons of fun! 

The event begins at 10 a.m. 

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August 24

Free Fun Friday at the Worcester Historical Museum

Worcester has many remarkable people living in its neighborhoods.  Hear the stories of how various cultural groups came to Worcester and prospered.  And learn some of the unique and beautiful traditions from each that makes up the fabric of Worcester. 

Guests can also work their way through our maze of Worcester, try their hand at quilting, make a family coat-of-arms, and visit our selfie station. 

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August 25

Fourth Saturday Open Mic featuring Judy Ferrara at Barnes & Noble

The Fourth Saturday Open Mic will next meet at Barnes & Noble on Lincoln Street in Worcester.

Open mic at 7 pm, featured poets to follow.

This month Judith Ferrara will be the feature. Writer and visual artist Judith Ferrara is the recipient of the 2018 Stanley Kunitz Medal presented by the Worcester County Poetry Association which is awarded to a person who exemplifies Kunitz's life-long commitment to poets and poetry.

Her poetry and essays have been published in three collections and have been included in journals such as The Worcester Review.

The event begins at 7 p.m. 

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PHOTO: Worcester County Poetry Association

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August 25

Live Caterpillar Show at Tower Hill Botanic Garden

 The Caterpillar Lab returns to Tower Hill during Pollinator Palooza. Rare, beautiful, and sometimes strange looking caterpillars are itching for you to visit.

Caterpillar expert Sam Jaffe and his staff will be on hand to answer all your questions and help you get up close and personal with these soon-to-be pollinators. 

The event begins at 10 a.m. 

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August 25

Charlotte's Web Experience at Old Sturbridge Village

This production is a reinvented version of the story, set in a timeless New England era that honors the 1830s but with a modern license to breathe fresh air into the story. 

In addition to the performance, tour the Village for a “Charlotte’s Web Summer” where you can visit their adorable piglets, see costumed historians re-constructing the Allen Piggery, weaving and spinning yarn, blacksmithing, farming, making tin objects, and demonstrating other aspects of 19th-century life, and special exhibits.

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August 25

Olympic Fencing Instruction

You have seen it in the Olympics and now even at colleges across the country. 

Here is an opportunity to try it for yourself. 

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August 26

Worcester Caribbean American Carnival 

Join in for the 6th Annual Worcester Caribbean American Carnival on Sunday, August 26, 2018.

The day will kick off with "Brunch on the Commons" from 9AM - 1PM, followed by the parade starting in front of Worcester City Hall at 1:30PM. The parade travels down Main Street taking a left on Salisbury Street then ending at Institute Park. Institute Park will have vendors from 12-7PM.

Performances at Institute Park will kick off at the conclusion of the parade and continue until 7PM. 

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August 26

Yoga at the Sprinkler Factory

The Sunday morning class is a Hatha Yoga inspired class. It is accessible for students new to Yoga, while the more seasoned Yogi may find the slower, meditative pace to be the challenge.

Please bring your mats, towels, water bottle and props-if needed.

The session begins at 9:30 a.m. 

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August 26

Karaoke at Partner's Pub 

Wrap up your weekend by belting out your favorite tunes at Partner's Pub on Sunday night. 

Karaoke goes from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. 

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August 26

Sunday Public Tour at Worcester Art Museum 

Take a tour of the Worcester Art Museum and check out all the incredible works of art that it houses. 

The tour begins in the Lancaster Welcome Center and is FREE with museum admission. 

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