Briarwood Community Center Announces November & December Events
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
All events are free and open to the public. They will take place in the Loring Auditorium.
Programs are subject to change due to weather and other circumstances.
See the Programs Below
Friday, Nov. 3, 2:00 p.m.
Briarwood resident and world traveler, Ellie Snellgrove, presents her PowerPoint travelogue of her trip to South Africa.
Sunday, Nov. 5, 2:00-4:00 p.m. (Gallery)
Join photographer, Susan Sedgwick, for the Opening Reception of her exhibit, “Bits and Pieces: From the Camera of Susan Sedgwick”, Nov. 5 through Jan. 4. Music will be provided by guitarist, Peter Clemente.
Monday, Nov. 6, 2:00 p.m.
Join the Director Emeritus of the Worcester Art Museum, James Welu, as he shares some of the many humorous moments of his more than four decades at the Worcester Art Museum.
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2:00 p.m.
Join Alexxia Bell and Natasha Nowick, the founders of the Turtle Rescue League, to discuss Turtles. Learn about the 10 species of turtles in Massachusetts, what the turtle rescue league is doing to save them, and how you can help save Turtles as well.
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2:00 p.m.
Nutritionist Judy Palken returns to Briarwood to prepare us for the months ahead with Healthy Holiday Eating.
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2:00 p.m.
Marylou Hannon and Art Matters present Surrealism. Some artists can portray images that challenge our sense of reality and expand the limits of imagination. The Surrealist painters started it all: they drew inspiration from the subconscious and irrational mind, producing work that was dark, humorous, frightening and poetic. Join us as we pay our respects to the wild and thoroughly original works of the Surrealists.
Friday, Dec. 1, 7:00 p.m.
Founded in 1947, the Worcester Youth Orchestras (WYO) have maintained a presence in Central Massachusetts, offering musical training and orchestral experiences for aspiring young musicians. The orchestras' membership draws from over 32 communities in Massachusetts, as well as New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Now in its 68th Season, WYO continues to maintain a strong presence in Central Massachusetts, enriching the lives of its students and the many communities that it serves.
This special performance will include classical and holiday selections.
Saturday, Dec. 2nd. 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
"Sip & Stir" Cookbook Tasting - come and sample some of the goodies from the recipes submitted by Briarwood residents, staff and friends! $12 each. Great gift idea for a wonderful cause, providing music and audio equipment for Briarwood and Knollwood residents.
Sunday, Dec. 3, 7:00 p.m.
Join Russell Killough-Miller, DMA, Barre Congregational Church and Founding Ex. Director, Maplewind Arts
for a Messiah Sing. As Russell says, Handel with Care!!
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2:00 p.m.
Cabaret singer Valerie Sneade and pianist Jim Rice present An Old-Fashioned Christmas. This show is a pleasant surprise as Valerie puts her unique twist on traditional Christmas songs and carols. The old standards and seasonal favorites will be sprinkled with a few songs you’ve probably never heard before. And the crowd never fails to crack up at Valerie’s “audience participation” version of The 12 Days of Christmas … or her frustrating attempts to correctly pronounce the lyrics to a Hanukkah song.
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 7:00 p.m.
The First Baptist Bell Ringers, under the direction of Sarah Sams, will bring their delightful performance to Briarwood. This is a wonderful way to ring in the Christmas season!
Friday, Dec. 8, 2:00 p.m.
Pianist Mackenzie Melemed returns to Briarwood! Since 2000, this twenty-one-year-old pianist has performed over 600 concerts for audiences around the world. Melemed is both a four-year undergraduate and first-year master student at the Juilliard School, studying with Robert McDonald. Mr. Melemed presents an exciting combination of standard repertoire and underplayed masterworks, featuring the lesser-known works of composers like Beethoven, Medtner, and Rautavaara.
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2:00 p.m.
James A. Welu, Director Emeritus of the Worcester Art Museum, Twelfth Night: A Netherlandish Tradition
Twelfth Night, the festive celebration marking the end of the Christmas season, has long been a favorite feast day in the Low Countries. There during the 17th century both Dutch and Flemish painters captured some of the most memorable images of this popular family celebration. This illustrated lecture explores the best of these works to learn about the excitement of the event and some of the age-old themes associated with family life.
Thursday, Dec. 14, 3:00 p.m.
Join music director Michael Lapomardo and the talented Shrewsbury High School students and they present their Annual Holiday Program. You’ll surely get into the holiday spirit with these talented young vocalists
Monday, Dec. 18, 11:00 a.m.
Join Harriet Forman and the Norrback Holiday Concert. This will truly get you in the spirit. Please make sure you attend and support this talented group of young students.
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2:00 p.m.
Marylou Hannon of Art Matters, an art education and awareness program, will present Animals and Pets.
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 7:00 p.m.
The Worcester Men of Song is a Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, founded in 1949. They have been performing throughout the Worcester County area continuously for the past sixty years. Don’t miss these talented gentlemen!
Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2:00 p.m.
Pianist Bobby Gadoury is that rare combination of naturally gifted, classically educated and trained musician. The combination makes for a stunning performance by a very warm and personable performer. A regular at Nuovo Restaurant in Worcester and Grill 37 in Pomfret, Connecticut, Gadoury’s repertoire includes classical, Sinatra, Billy Joel and all the music you love!
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There are some great walking and hiking paths behind the Audubon Society on Massasoit Road in Worcester to visit this fall.
Want to be at peace and escape the city without really leaving the city? Take a brisk walk through the Bird Sanctuary. If you don't feel better by the time you leave there...then turn around and go back in.
The bird sanctuary is located on 414 Massasoit Road in Worcester
The fall season is all about pumpkins. Pumpkin beer, pumpkin pie and most of all pumpkin picking.
Pumpkin picking is a timeless event for families, especially those with young kids who will love to just run around and grab whichever pumpkin looks good to them.
The Boston Children's Museum has two special exhibits to celebrate the fall season.
The first is a dinosaur exhibit titled "Explor-a-saurus," and there is also a "Bubbles" exhibit and a "construction zone."
The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on a daily basis.
Arguably the coolest thing about the fall season is the changing of the leaves. You will want to go up to the Berkshires and stroll through a park or just down a street and take note of all the colors, it's a must do fall activity.
How many colors can you see?
Not one, not two, but three corn mazes all in one spot.
The famous triple maze at Coppal House Farm in New Hampshire is fun for all ages!
This year's theme is honey bees for all three mazes.
Built in the mid-1700s, Coppal Farm has horse-drawn carriage rides, pumpkin picking, and tons of other activities on its 78-acre farm.
Across New England
Nothing says fall like drinking nice warm glass of apple cider, or maybe multiple warm glasses of apple cider.
Head over to your local market and buy some, or maybe you know how to make your own or have your own recipe. Either way, drinking apple cider is something to look forward too.
While it may not be summer anymore and you may need an extra shirt or light jacket, there is still time to get some end of season swings in at your local golf course.
The fall season presents some of the best golfing weather that we have all year in New England.
Hit them straight.
Across Southern New England
The Coastal Wine Trail is a nonprofit group of 14 wineries that are spread throughout Southeastern New England.
Vineyards on the trail include Preston Ridge Vineyard in Preston Connecticut, Travessia Winery in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery in Westport, Massachusetts and Coastal Vineyards in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts.
The heart of the trail is less than three hours from New York City and 90 minutes from Bosto
Check out five attractions at the super spooky Factory of Terror! Clown College, Zella's Hideaway, Zombie Alley, 3D Nightmare and the 13th Haunt all in one place.
This indoor haunted house offers a frightening and spooky experience with realistic, detailed rooms featuring cutting edge special effects and horror creatures at every turn!
Enter at your own risk!
The views of Mount Hope Bay are unparalleled. Enjoy some wine with a snack or three while watching the sunset. The chef is known for a well-balanced menu of seasonal treats that uses locally sourced seafood in creative ways.
Celebrate the fall season and eat outdoors one last time.
The fall season is Plimoth Plantation's busiest time of year and it is a great time to bring the family.
Visit the Wampanoag Homesite, the 17th-Century English Village, Nye Barn, Craft Center, Plimoth Bread Company, Mayflower II, and the Plimoth Grist Mill!
A great way to learn and have fun at the same time.
The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is a one of a kind fall event taking place at Roger Williams Park Zoo and runs from October 6 - November 6, 2016 and tickets are only sold online.
The display features more than 125 carved pumpkins, featuring designs such as the laughing tree and several others.
New to this year’s spectacular, Friday – Sunday nights now feature timed ticket entry starting at 5:30 p.m. These tickets will only be sold online.
Caffe Espresso Trattoria has been open for more than 20 years as a family owned and operated restaurant. Trattoria offfers authentic Italian home cooking.
Put on a comfy sweater and take a fall run or bike ride down this 14.5 mile long path that stretches from India Point Park in Providence to Independence Park in Bristol.
The path connects many towns while providing waterside views nearly the entire way.
Dive into history at King Richard's Faire, New England's oldest and largest Renaissance Festival and most beloved annual fall event. Dress up, play games and learn alot at a faire that is a great fall event for the entire family.
The faire ends on October 23.
Block Island, RI
As the fall season rolls on, trips to Block Island are winding down.
But at the moment, there is still great weather ahead and great opportunities to get on the ferry and head over to Block Island for the day, or maybe even multiple days.
A fall trip to Block Island is something ou must do this fall.
New Canaan, CT
Construction began on the Glass House in 1949 by architect Philip Johnson and is now a National Trust Historic Site.
The house is on 49 acres of land which holds 13 other structures and features a collection of 20th century painting and sculpture.
The foliage surrounding the house makes the fall season a great time to go visit.
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