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Catch Sesame Street Live With Your WOO Card

Thursday, January 16, 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.

Friday, January 17-Sunday, January 19th

Sesame Street Live: Can’t Stop Singing at The Hanover Theatre
2 Southbridge Street, Worcester
Swipe your WOO Card at the box office for WOO points
When Elmo gets his furry fingers on Abby Cadabby's magic wand, there's something in the air - and Sesame Street becomes a nonstop, all-singing, all-dancing musical montage!


Saturday, January 18th & Sunday, January 19th

Members Weekend at the EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way, Worcester
$2 off adult admission & $1 off planetarium show with WOO Card
New England premiere showing of new planetarium show – Back to the Moon for Good, Google Lunar XPRIZE show, narrated by Tim Allen, chronicles teams around the world competing for the largest incentivized prize in history, by landing a robotic spacecraft on the Moon for the first time in more than 40 years.


Saturday, January 18th & Sunday, January 19th

Public Skating at Worcester Common Oval
455 Main Street, Worcester
Swipe your WOO Card at the skate shack for WOO points
Enjoy some uncommonly cool fun ice skating on historic Worcester Common! Admission just $2 to skate, $3 skate rentals available. ($25 refundable deposit required)


Sunday, January 19th

What is Beekeeping all about? Lecture at Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive, Boylston
$2 off adult garden admission with WOO Card
Mary Duane, past president of the Worcester County Beekeepers Association
will lead a talk about the critical role honeybees play in our ecosystem, including your vegetable garden, and will explain management of honeybee colonies through the seasons in Central Massachusetts. Learn what you can do to help to protect the honeybee, including becoming a beekeeper.


Sunday, January 19th

Community Sing-a-long at Trinity Lutheran Church
73 Lancaster Street, Worcester
Swipe your WOO Card for WOO points
Join the Salisbury Singers for a community sing-a-long in honor of Martin Luther King Weekend, celebrating traditional African-American spirituals including "Deep River," "Swing Low Sweet Chariot, "Were You There.”


Weekends in Worcester…www.WorcesterMass.org/Culture


Related Slideshow: Post-Holiday Activities

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Ice Skating

Celebrate the beauty of the winter season and head out to do some ice skating. Every Thursday until February, take a trip to the Worcester Common Oval from 12:00-2:00 pm for a $2 lunchtime skate. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, head to the indoor Buffone Skating Arena on Friday night for their Lights out DJ Skate from 8:10 pm.

Buffone: 284 Lake Avenue, Worcester, MA. (508) 798-3674.

Worcester Common Oval: 455 Main Street, Worcester, MA. (508) 929-0777.

Photo: Mass Office of Travel & Tourism/Flickr

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Winter Farmer's Market

Head to the Crompton Collective on Green Street for a winter-style farmer’s market. The market is spread out over 8,000 square feet and includes fresh produce, coffee, beautiful antiques, handmade items, and so much more. If you haven’t checked it out yet, definitely do!

138 Green Street, Worcester, MA. (508) 753-7303. 

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Woodland Magic

Escape the sometimes dreary days of winter with a trip to Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston. Up until January 5 (excluding New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day) check out Holly Days: Woodland Magic at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Even after the holidays have passed this great exhibit is still a must-see, featuring thousands of colorful lights and lots of woodland themed, nature inspired ornaments.

11 French Drive, Boylston, MA. (508) 869-6111.

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What says winter more than a good old fashioned sledding session? Worcester and surrounding areas are blessed with several great hills to slide down—so much so that they have become family traditions. Try Worcester’s Green Hill Park for fun free sledding, or Ski Ward in Shrewsbury for a steeper tubing experience.

Green Hill: 50 Skyline Drive, Worcester, MA. (508) 799-1190.

Ski Ward: 1000 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA. (508) 842-6346.

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Escape the chill of winter and enjoy some candlepin bowling, which was invented in 1880 in Worcester. Try your hand at this true New England spin on a family classic at Colonial Bowling Center on Mill Street or Bayberry Bowling Center in Spencer.

Colonial Bowling: 248 Mill Street, Worcester, MA.

Bayberry Bowling: 326 Main Street, Spencer, MA. (508) 885-4876.

Photo: Lisa Clarke/Flickr

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Salisbury Mansion

Enjoy some wintertime peace today or tomorrow as you experience the Worcester treasure that is Salisbury Mansion by candlelight as part of their Home for the Holidays exhibit. From 4:30-6:30 pm, you and your family are invited to the mansion to see period rooms decked out in holiday cheer reminiscent of the 1860s-1960s for a chance to see the evolution of holiday celebrations at the mansion throughout the decades. 

30 Elm Street, Worcester, MA. (508) 753-8278.

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Ring in the new year whilst not forgetting years gone by with the Worcester Historical Museum. Their current exhibit, Worcester in the 1960s, celebrates a decade of radical change in Worcester’s history. Learn about civil unrest, urban renewal, fashion, peace protests, and more that were so much a part of Worcester in the ‘60s.

 30 Elm Street, Worcester, MA. (508) 753-8278.

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Indoor Games

Check out The Sprinkler Factory’s latest exhibit: Indoor Games! Every Saturday until January 28, head down for free hot chocolate and a look at some great local art. The theme, Indoor Games, pays homage to indoor creativity that erupts during the cold winter months when the outdoors is all but off-limits.

38 Harlow Street, Worcester, MA.

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Get out of the house and enjoy a great theatrical performance at the Hanover Theatre. January 2-5, Sister Act will be making an appearance to be remembered. Use your WOO Card for a 10% discount!

2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA. (877) 571-SHOW.

Photo: Mass office of Travel & Tourism/flickr

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Winter Sports

Pack your snow shoes or cross country skis, grab a friend, and hop onto one of the sections of the 104-mile long Mass Central Rail Trail, with presence in 24 local communities. The Rail Trail is built atop an old railroad line that was destroyed by a hurricane in 1938, and today serves as an all season recreational hub.


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