Briarwood Retirement Community Announces Free Events for March
Monday, February 13, 2017
The events begin on Sunday, March 5 with the Eugene McCarthy gallery opening and concluded on Friday, March 31 with a Women Artists exhibit.
The Briarwood Continuing Care Retirement Community is located at 65 Briarwood Circle in Worcester.
See the Schedule of Events Below
Sunday, March 5, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (Gallery at Briarwood)
The Gallery at Briarwood will host an Opening Reception for artist B. Eugene McCarthy’s exhibit, “Travels: New England and Beyond.” Light refreshments will be served in the Gallery. The exhbit continues through Thursday, May 4.
Tuesday, March 7, 2:00 p.m.
Pianist Bruce Pratt, Jr. 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.
Saturday, March 11, 2:00 p.m.
Get ready for St. Patty’s Day, and enjoy a little bit o’ the Irish with Colleen Buckhart and her enormously talented Irish Step Dancers from the Jazziak Dance School.
Wednesday, March 22, 2:00 p.m.
Join James A. Welu, Director Emeritus, Worcester Art Museum, for “Frans Post: Bringing Home the New World.”
Dutch painter Frans Post (1612-1680) was the first European-trained artist to paint landscapes in the New World. This illustrated lecture explores the wealth of information these paintings provide, both about the land that inspired them and those who acquired them.
Saturday, March 25, 1:30 p.m.
The Jazziak Dance Team will wow you with their incredible jazz dance performance. Really, you won’t want to miss them! They are the talk of Briarwood every year they perform!
Tuesday, March 28, 2:00 p.m.
Join Freeport, Maine’s Michael Perry for a scenic armchair journey up to the Mount Washington Valley in New Hampshire. Along the way we will explore three great Notches: Evans, Pinkham, and Crawford.
Friday, March 31, 2:00 p.m.
Marylou Hannon of Art Matters presents Women Artists, Part I. Women artists, capable of the art of creation as well as the creation of art, have historically proved threatening to the dominant male establishment. There are many examples of how she has flourished and failed, been celebrated or crushed, but in almost every instance, needing to be better than their male competitors to be taken seriously.
Join us for a look and a discussion about the women who have defied convention to make art from the Renaissance through the 19th century.
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Ice Skating at Newport Skating Center
Whether you are skating on a pond or at one of the many ice rinks across the region like the Newport Skating Center in the heart of Newport.
The skating center provides a full schedule of activities to carry you through the winter including #CARRYLIGHT Friday Nights where guest can show us ways they ignite light and hope in the world with a video campaign, Family Fun Nights, Skates with Santa a Learn to Skate camp and much more.
Snowmobile at the Tall Timber Lodge
Pittsburg, New Hampshire
For snowmobiling enthusiasts, Pittsburg, New Hampshire might be the snowmobiling capital of New England with more than 200 trails, all filled with great adventures.
The Tall Timber Lodge offers a variety of packages that include rentals, dinners, lodging and much more. If you need a break from the trails, the lodge also consists of a spa.
PHOTO: Paul Williams
Dog Sled Tours at New England Dog Sledding
Mason Township, Maine
Embrace the call of the wind and go up to New England Dog Sledding for dog sled tours. Tours are pulled by trained and "friendly" Alaskan Husky sled dogs and are offered throughout the Bethel, Maine, and North Conway,New Hampshire areas.
If that is not enough, you can also enjoy skijoring, which is nordic skiing pulled by a dog. Participants can bring their own skis or rent them.
PHOTO: NPS/ JACOB W. FRANK/ Flickr
Get Out of the Cold and Into the Water at CoCo Key Boston
Get out of the cold and into the water at CoCo Key's 65,000 sq. ft. indoor water park in Danvers.
The park includes multiple water slides, tube rides, pools and so much more to take your mind off of winter, at least for a little while.
For those who might need a break from the water, there is an arcade with games for all ages.
PHOTO: Coco Key Facebook
Sled Down Neutaconkanut Hill
Neutaconkanut Hill has some of the best slopes for sledding in the state.
Bundle up, hold on, and enjoy the ride.
In addition to the sledding slopes, snowshoeing and cross country skiing is offered at this legendary Providence slope.
For more great places to sled, check out GoLocalProv's latest list.
Ice Climbing With Adventure Spirit
For the adventurous out there, Adventure Spirit in Vermont is your place for ice climbing. Choose from climbing at Bolton Quarry, Bristol Cliffs or even Smuggler's Notch to be lead by one of their experienced instructors.
Be prepared to spend your day strenuously climbing some of nature's frozen streams and flow offs. They also offer alpine climbing and outdoor rock climbing for those who wish to fully test their limits.
PHOTO: Adventure Spirit
Providence Restaurant Weeks will take place from January 15 to January 28, 2017, with more than 100 restaurants participating. Enjoy three-course lunches at $14.95 and three-course dinners at $29.95 or $34.95, as well as two-for-one specials.
Restaurants include Chapel Grille, Capital Grille, Capriccio and many more.
Jump Around at Launch Trampoline Park
RI, MA or CT
Need to get some energy out? or get the energy out of your kids? Head to Launch Trampoline Park. They have a park in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.
With dodgeball, basketball, foam pits and more, indoor trampoline parks have something to offer people of all ages. Whether you want to bring a group of children for the day or sign up a group of adults for some "xtreme" dodgeball, trampoline parks can be a great change of pace and a fun way to try something new.
Indoor Rock Climbing
RI, MA or NH
Do you need a new challenge this winter? Try one of New England's indoor rock climbing gyms. Whether you choose Rock Spot Climbing in Rhode Island, Carabiner's in Massachusetts, or Vertical Dreams in New Hampshire, rock climbing is a fun and challenging way to get some exercise without running on treadmills.
Photo courtesy of Rock Spot Climbing
Merideth, New Hampshire
You have never seen hockey like this.
The 8th annual New England Pond Hockey Classic kicks off on February 2 with final team rosters due on January 20. Get your team together and head up to New Hampshire.
If you can't make it up, grab the skate and find your local pond and play hockey anyway. BE SAFE of course.
Curling at Ocean State Curling Club
You watch curling in the Olympics every year and you love it. So try it this winter.
The Ocean State Curling Club has your curling fix. Hosting events and tournaments or "bonspiels" at the Veteran’s Memorial Ice Rink in Cranston, RI, the Ocean State Curling Club is a "social club for anyone interested in recreational curling." The club also offers lessons for those who want to learn the sport.
Across New England
It's practically a tradition for a lot of people, but ice fishing is an interesting winter experience. Head out to the ponds and see what you can get.
But be safe, it takes 4-6 inches of ice to support a person and 8-10 inches to support a vehicle.
Photo courtesy of Dushan Hanuska/flickr
Get the House Organized
The weather isn't great, it's freezing outside. Winter presents a great opportunity to get the house organized. It's not the most fun thing in the world of course, but it will pay off and at the end of it, you will be glad you did it.
Here are some ways to get organized this winter.
Sing-a-Long with the Holiday Pops
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA
Held at Symphony Hall, Holiday Pops is a concert filled with food, sing-a-longs and a visit from the one and only Santa Claus!
Have some holiday cookies as the Boston Symphony Orchestra plays holiday classics for you and your family.
The seven kids afternoon shows include post-concert photos with Santa as well as special treats.
The concert runs until December 31.
First Night Hartford New Years Eve Celebration
Join First Night Hartford for its 28th year of celebration! The multi-venue event will include performances by aerialists, Circophony Youth Circus, the Connecticut Academy of Irish Music, and Crafts and tours at Bulter McCook House.
Don’t forget to stay for the fireworks starting promptly at 6 p.m. with a second showing at midnight to ring in the New Year!
Mount Washington, Bretton Woods New Hampshire
Soar down Mount Washington on a series of tree-top zip lines! The Canopy Tour is lead by one of Bretton Woods Adventure Guides as they describe the native fauna and flora. You'll descend over 1000 feet of elevation on this 3-hour tour. Each tour guide can take a group of up to 8, so grab some friends and zip down the mountain!
Cross Country Skiing
East Bay Bike Path, Bristol to Providence RI
Grab your poles and skis and head down to the East Bay Bike Path for some Cross Country Skiing. Of course, you can go cross-country skiing anywhere there is snow and some flat land, but the East Bay Bike Path stretches about 14 miles from Bristol to India Point Park in Providence.
Ride the Polar Express
Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Buy your ticket now for the Black Stone Valley Polar Express! Watch the popular book and film come to life before your eyes as you take a 90-minute train ride with Santa and the Conductor.
Rides will be available every Friday through Sunday with the final stop on Sunday, December 21. There will be light refreshments and cookies made available, children are encouraged to wear pajamas.
Take a Nature Walk at Squam Lakes
Holderness, New Hampshire
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness, NH offers a wide arrange of guided tours of live animal trails. A staff naturalist leads and teaches groups how certain animals are adapted to the winter climate in New Hampshire. The guided tours are run on weekends and can be a great way to experience and learn more about nature in New England.
Forget about winter by painting a picture of a tropical sunset at Paint and Vino, Rhode Island's first paint and wine studio. Bring children for family paint events and parties, or leave them at home to enjoy complimentary "adult beverages" as you paint.
Perfect for date night, girls night out or a fun Friday night, Paint and Vino's classes run for 2 1/2 to 3 hours and a spot must be reserved.
Photo: Yelp Inc./Flickr
Snow Tubing at Ski Ward
1000 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA
Sledding, skiing or snowboarding not for you? Grab a tube and enjoy the ride down one of the many hills at the Ski Ward.
Don't forget to take the whole family out to Slopeside Bar and Grill after a long day in the snow.
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