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5 Weekend Musts: Medieval Hunting Animals Day + More

Friday, August 02, 2013

 

This weekend will be a blast for all you animal lovers out there. Get started now!

It is not every day you get the chance to have a picnic with your favorite fuzzy friend or celebrate medieval hunting animals. And that’s just a few great events happening in Central Mass this weekend. So take the chance to explore some unique summer fun!

Medieval Hunting Animals Day, Worcester

Saturday  Hounds, and raptors, and ferrets! Oh, my! For the last time, Higgins is inviting animal ambassadors and their humans to Medieval Hunting Animals Day. It will be a celebration of the great role their ancestors played in history and honor the companionship of the animals today. Enjoy a majestic birds-of-prey presentation, play with all shapes and sizes of dogs, and attempt to hold and play with a ferret! Join the fun on August 3. 10:00am- 4:00pm. 100 Barber Avenue. Most programs free with general admission. To learn more visit their website: http://higgins.org/medieval-hunting-animals-0

Patricia A. Glodis and Snooky: A Heartwarming Worcester Dog Story, Worcester

Sunday  Patricia A. Glodis brings her heartwarming true story of the puppy Snooky. This dog was determined to find its proper home in the 40’s and 50’s in Worcester’s own Quinsigamond Village. Filled with all sorts of local historical facts, the story draws the reader into Snooky’s adventures with his family while painting a picture of the simple joys in life. With playful illustrations by Massachusetts artist Amy M. Archambault and photos from Patricia’s own family album, Snooky is a pleasure to look at, as well as read. Don’t miss the chance to go to Annie’s Book Stop On August 3rd. 65 James Street. 1:00pm-4:00am. Free. For more info E-mail [email protected]

Teddy Bear Picnic, Boylston

Sunday  Do not miss the first ever Teddy Bear Picnic! Children are invited to bring their favorite Teddy Bear or stuffed animal. Enjoy the beautiful grounds of Tower hill and reserve a box lunch or bring your own! There will also be crafts, games, and special snacks. Be sure to make the 2pm Teddy Bear Parade. Head to Tower Hill Botanic Garden on August 4th. 11 French Drive. 11:00am-3:00pm. $12 Adult, $9 Senior, $7 Youth (6-18), Members and Children under six free. For more information call 508-869-6111x124 or email [email protected].

Caterpillars of Lake Wampanoag, Gardner

Sunday  Come explore a little known sanctuary with naturalist photographer and caterpillar expert Samuel Jaffe. Lake Wampanoag has countless butterflies, mantis, and beetles. If you enjoy the outdoors, the beaver pond is the perfect getaway to surround yourself with dragonflies. In a hidden world, Wampanoag hosts a diverse group of caterpillars. Discover a secret world of bizarre insects and learn how to look for these well-hidden creatures. The New England woods will never look the same. Go to Lake Wampanoag on August 4th. Camp Collier Rd. 10:00am-2:00pm. Ages 10 and older$12 Mass Audubon Adult Members, $17 Adult Non-members, $6 Child Members, $8 Child Non-members. For more information and to register, call 508-753-6087 or email [email protected]

Benefit show for "Broken Tail Rescue", Worcester

Saturday Come watch some great live bands for a great cause. Broken Tail Rescue is a MA non-profit organization dedicated to saving animals in danger of being euthanized. They hope to give these pets homes as well as educating the community on pet ownership. Headlining band is Flock of A-hole, along with Quadraplane, and The Funky Pets. There will be many raffle prizes including a trip to Vegas! Come to Lucky Dog Music Hall on August 3rd. 8 Green Street. 7:30pm-2:00am. $10 donation. Check the event out on Facebook.

 

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