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Attend stART on the Street with Your Woo Card

Thursday, September 18, 2014


The weekend is fast approaching, and GoLocalWorcester brings you the best places to use your WOO Card around town for discounts and WOO Points.

Help your friends and family get in on the act as well. WOO Cards make great gifts! Share discounts and special offers at more than sixty area cultural destinations, restaurants, hotels, retailers, transportation providers and more! Best of all–WOO Cards NEVER expire!

Use the coupon code 'GLW' to save $5 off the online purchase of a WOO Card today. Click here to purchase your own.

Sunday, September 21st  

stART on the Street Festival

Park Avenue , Worcester

Swipe your WOO Card at the WOO booth for Double WOO points

Hundreds of local artists and crafters will take over Worcester’s Park Avenue between Pleasant and Highland Streets. Multiple stages of live music, kids’ activities, food, street performers, interactive features and more!


Saturdays & Sundays beginning September 20th – October 13th  

Celebration of Fall Harvest Season at Tower Hill Botanic Garden

11 French Drive, Boylston

$2 off adult garden admission with WOO Card

Enjoy specially themed weekends each featuring heirloom apples, locally made products, children’s activities, and of course, breathtaking views of nearby Mt. Wachusett and the reservoir.


Saturday, September 20th

Worcester Chamber Music Society’s Wunderkind! - Tom Keil Memorial Concert

First Baptist Church, 111 Park Avenue, Worcester

Swipe your WOO Card for Double WOO points

Violist Marcus Thompson joins WCMS musicians for a program of musical “wunderkinds” featuring the works of Mozart, Medelssohn and Glazunov - three very different but equally prodigious musical talents.


Sunday, September 21st

Stanley Kunitz Open House

4 Woodford Street, Worcester

Free admission

The Worcester County Poetry Association will host docent led tours through the boyhood hoe of US Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz with a special open mic reading at 3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, September 23rd

Worcester Arts Council Grant Writing Workshop

Worcester City Hall, 455 Main Street, Worcester

Swipe your WOO Card for WOO points

Grant Writing Workshop for all individuals/organizations interested in applying for funds through the Worcester Arts Council's LCC grant program. Great opportunity to meet members of the Council who will be reviewing applications and ask questions to ensure your submit a strong proposal.


Weekends in Worcester…www.WorcesterMass.org/Culture


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