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5 Weekend Musts: Cars of Summer + More

Friday, July 05, 2013


Car fanatics rejoice! The Cars of Summer Classic Car Show returns this weekend.

Now that the 4th of July is over, it’s safe to say you’ve seen your fair share of fireworks, festivals, and parades for the week–so if you’re in need of some unique post-Independence Day events that branch out beyond red, white, and blue, look no further. Experience something new this weekend with a classic car show, innovative student play, farmer’s market, art tours and activities, and a huge gaming competition!

Cars of Summer, Worcester

Friday-Sunday  The Cars of Summer Classic Car Show returns to Worcester this weekend at the beautiful setting of Green Hill Park, with hot rods, street rods, antique, classic, retro, exotic, and specialty cars on display. Serious car enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy these models along with the live antique auto auction and car corral, but don’t forget to bring the whole family–this car show has something for everyone, with a DJ and live bands, “kid zone” entertainment, a food court, hot air balloon rides, raffles, and of course, Green Hill Park itself! Make sure to check out the park’s 18 hole golf course, ponds, zoo, handball courts, and playground while you admire some seriously stunning cars.

7am – 7pm. Green Hill Park, Green Hill Parkway. $10 one-day spectator pass. Children under 12, free with paid adult admission. Visit www.carsofsummer.com for more info, or call 508-832-7007.

“Outside the Wire”, Fitchburg

Saturday  Come see this play featuring Fitchburg State students and alumni before it heads for a prestigious national theater festival in Washington D.C. later this month! In Outside the Wire, Jimi Stanton and recent Fitchburg State graduate Daniel Marcum explore the profound ways in which returning soldiers and their families are affected by war, in tribute to Stanton’s brother, Army Staff Sgt. David Stanton. Check out rising Fitchburg theater talent as they portray some hard-hitting social issues inspired by the return of Stanton’s brother to the U.S. after deployments to Iran and Afghanistan, and the way that his homecoming greatly impacted the entire family;

7:30pm-9:30pm. Fitchburg State University, Weston Auditorium, 353 North St. General admission $15; free for veterans. Contact [email protected] with any questions.

StarCityGames.com Open Series, Worcester

Do you believe in magic? Don't miss the StarCityGames.com Open Games series this weekend.

Saturday-Sunday  Calling all gamers! You don’t want to miss the StarCityGames.com Open Series, the largest independent Magic: The Gathering tournament series in the world. For those unfamiliar with Magic: The Gathering, this collectible card game was introduced in 1993 by Wizards of the Coasts, and is currently the largest gaming brand in the US, with around 12 million players. Any and all players are welcome to enter and compete in these open series for more than $1,000,000 in cash prizes. The top 64 players from each night will win big, but everyone will receive some rewards for each Open they register for–your entry gets you a free set of StarCityGames.com Open Series exclusive tokens, a free deckbox, and free voucher for an entire month of StarCityGames.com Premium. Stop by the series and visit special guests Jaclyn Foglia and Lindsay Burley to check out Foglia’s custom-painted card alterations and Burley’s unique 3D cards and tokens. If you love gaming, this one is definitely for you!

Saturday 8am-11 pm, Sunday 8am-11:30pm. DCU Center, 50 Foster St. $40 entry. For more info, please see their website.

REC Community Farmer’s Market, Worcester

Saturday  A great summer weekend wouldn’t be complete without a trip to your local farmer’s market! Support your community by buying fresh, local fruits and vegetables–you’ll definitely get inspired to make a creative, healthy, and delicious dinner with all the incredible ingredients you find! Browse the crafts vendors, enjoy live music and art, and entertain the little ones with free kid’s activities. This farmer’s market is sponsored by the Hungry Free and Healthy Project, The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts, Telegram & Gazette, YMCA, Bay State Savings Bank, Mass to Motion, and others.

10am–2pm. YMCA Central Branch Family Park, 104 Murray Ave. Visit www.Recworcester.org for more info.

Free Summer at the WAM, Worcester

Saturday  As part of the Worcester Art Museum’s “Free Summer” free and fun activities, this Saturday will offer a special free celebration as the EcoTarium visits the WAM! For a star, hop on a “zip tour” at noon with a talented museum docent for a fast-paced view of the incredible Georgia O’Keeffe legacy. Families will love spending together on a 10:30 am discovery tour of the museum galleries, with fun facts and stories provided by a docent for 30 minutes. Follow your tour by making art with each other from 11-11:30 am, with materials provided by the museum. Who said only kids get to play?

10am-5pm. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St. Full schedule of events can be found here.


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