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Six Weekend Events To Check Out

Saturday, July 28, 2012


If the weekend forecast has you sticking closer to home, but you’re looking for something to do, check out these weekend activities that need no advance planning.


Beadmaking Workshop for Beginners

New Street Glass Studio
35B New Street, Worcester

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn the fundamentals of lampwork glass beadmaking in this three hour session for beginners. Registration includes three hours of demonstration, instruction and hands on torch time. No experience necessary, all materials included. Please wear natural fibers and bring a water bottle to class.

Cost: $60.00 per student

Legally Blonde - The Musical 

Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
2 Southbridge Street, Worcester
Saturday 2:00 pm, 7:00 pm; Sunday 2:00 pm

The Hanover Theatre’s Youth Summer Program takes to the stage with the popular Broadway show Legally Blonde – The Musical.

For the fourth year in a row, students from all over Central Mass have been working hard on their singing, dancing and learning their lines for the show’s three performances.

If you’re an Elle Woods fan, or if you just want to enjoy at performance at the Hanover for a fraction of the usual rate, then this weekend’s performances are sure to please.

Cost: $10

Wine Tasting 

KJ Baaron's Fine Wine & Spirits
220 Summer Street, Worcester
6:00 pm -8:00 pm 

A weekly event, KJ Baaron's opens several bottles of wine, for customers to sample.  The choices vary each week, so it's always a good idea to stop by and discover a new favorite wine.   

Cost: Free


107th Birthday Party in the Garden for Poet Stanley Kunitz

Stanley Kunitz House, In the Garden under Stanley's Pear Tree
4 Woodford Street, Worcester
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

Carol Stockmal, owner of Stanley Kunitz’s childhood home, will open her garden to the community to remember and celebrate the would-be 107th birthday of the late Poet Laureate. Kunitz forged a close bond with the Stockmals as he reconnected to his Worcester roots later in his life; the pear tree in the yard is mentioned in Kunitz’s poem “My Mother’s Pears.”

Members of the Stanley Kunitz Poetry Society & Worcester County Poetry Association will read from favorite Kunitz poems as well as other works inspired by the former U.S. Poet Laureate.

Cost: free




Guided Garden Tour

Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive, Boylston
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Enjoy a guided tour of this magnificent garden, with seasonal highlights including summer annuals, the vegetable garden, and a Systematic Garden overview. Learn about the Worcester County Horticultural Society, which owns and operates Tower Hill Botanic Garden and about the Garden's future goals.  Meet at the Master Plan in the Morgan Reception Gateway.  

Cost: Included with regular admission: $12 Adults, $9 Seniors, $7 Youth, Children under 6 free

Dedicatory Concert for Drs. Arthur and Martha Pappas Recreation Complex and Ampitheatre

Drs. Arthur and Martha Pappas Recreation Complex and Amphitheatre
203 Pakachoag Street, Auburn
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Myron Romanul, will perform the dedicatory concert at the Pappas Center in Auburn, which was completed earlier this summer. Soloists will be Michael Calmes and Jane Shivick will perform a program of classical and Broadway selections
Cost: free


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