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Southwick’s Zoo to Host Summer Solstice

Tuesday, June 03, 2014


Southwick's Zoo will present Summer Solstice on June 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

EARTH Limited

This after-hours event is put on by EARTH Limited, which is a non-profit educational and conservation organization based at Southwick’s Zoo.

The admission fee is $35 for adults and $25 for children, or $15 for adults and $10 for children for those who have EARTH memberships. All of the proceeds from admission prices will be donated to helping EARTH Limited further their cause of protecting animal habitats and educating the public about how they can help conserve our natural resources.

Mechanical rides, food, and drink

The ticket prices include unlimited rides on the SkyFari Sky Ride, the Woodland Express train, and all mechanical rides. For an added fee, food and drinks are provided. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy an evening viewing the zoo habitats.

Tickets to the summer solstice event are available for purchase at the Earth Center inside of Southwick’s Zoo. Visit http://www.earthltd.orgto learn more about this grassroots organization.




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Paulie's New Orleans Jazz & Blues Festival

Canal District

Worcester, MA

Friday-Sunday, June 20-22

6:00 PM

The 7th annual Paulie's New Orleans Jazz & Blues Festival is as authentic a New Orleans music festival as you will find in the Northeast. The festical features New Orleans bands, food, and refreshments.

Great music acts from New Orleans in 2014, and great local acts too:

Buckwheat Zydeco
Marcia Ball
George Porter, Jr. & The Runnin' Pardners
Glen David Andrews
Eric Lindell & The Sunliners
Big Al Carson & The Blues Makers
Little Freddie King Blues Band
Billy Iuso & Restless Natives
Big Chief Juan Pardo & The Golden Commanches
Funky Dawgz
Honey Island Swamp Band
Roomful of Blues
The Bobby Paltauf Band
Mem Shannon & The Membership

Special Guests:
Jimmy Carpenter
Big Jon Short
Mem Shannon
Marc Stone

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Ghost The Musical

The Hanover Theater
2 Southbridge St.
Worcester, MA 01608

June 5 - June 8

06/05 7:30 PM
06/06 8:00 PM
06/07 2:00 PM
06/07 8:00 PM
06/08 1:00 PM
06/08 6:30 PM

Relive the iconic and magical moments from the Oscar-winning movie "Ghost" in a brand-new Broadway musical. GHOST THE MUSICAL breathes glorious new life into a timeless love story. The musical features an original pop score from multiple Grammy Award-winners Dave Stewart, one half of the 80s pop duo the Eurythmics, and Glen Ballard, co-writer with Alanis Morissette on the multi-platinum album Jagged Little Pill, among many other notable credits and collaborations. The musical’s tale of everlasting love is thrilling entertainment for audiences of all ages

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Food Truck Festivals of New England

Worcester Food Truck Festival

Elm Park

Saturday, June 21

11AM - 4PM

Food Truck Festivals of New England is back to Worcester for our 3rd year at Elm Park! C'mon down and experience New England's food trucks in your own neighborhood! Check out our food truck line up so far!

The Cookie Monstah
Batch Ice Cream
Whoo(pie) Wagon
Plouf Plouf Gastronomie
Bon Me
The Happy Taco
The Latin Spoon
Frozen Hoagies
Gabi’s Smoke Shack
Trolley Dogs
Mei Mei Street Kitchen
Sweet Tomatoes
Roxy’s Grilled Cheese
Compliments Food Truck
M & M BBQ Ribs
Boston’s Baddest Burger
Away Café
Jamaica Mi Hungry
The Dining Car

Truck list is subject to change.

Tickets will also be available at the gate for $5 cash only. ATMs will be on site.

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Tony Soul Project Liz Diamonds Sunday Rockin Jam

Liz's DiamondGrill
1 Menfi Way
Hopedale, MA

Sunday, June 1

3-7 PM

The Blues Jam is back at Liz's DiamondGrill. Great food and drinks as always and then add some awesome live music how can you go wrong on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The patio area is open so you can soak up the sun as you take it all in. Tony Soul Project puts on a seriously good time.

Come and sing, play, dance, have a drink, some fine food, and free popcorn. It's a rock & roll party We provide a full PA, bass rig, drums. Guitarists bring your own amp, No Cover

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REC Spring Garden Festival & Plant Sale

YouthGROW Oread Street Farm
63 Oread Street
Worcester, MA 01610

Saturday, May 17
10:00 AM-4:00 PM

On Saturday May 17th between 10:00-4:00, the Regional Environmental Council (REC) will kick off the growing season by hosting their annual Spring Garden Festival & Plant Sale. The event will be held at the REC YouthGROW farm on 63 Oread street Worcester, MA 01610.

This year, the REC Food Justice staff are growing over 15,000 organic vegetable seedlings at the Holy Cross greenhousemore than theyve ever grown before!

There will be over 30 different types of organic vegetable seedlings for sale, and in most cases, customers will be able to choose from up to four different varieties of a particular plant.

The festival portion will include a variety of free urban gardening workshops, live music, food, and a fun assortment of childrens activities.

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Diana Ross: The Greatest Hits Tour

The Hanover Theater
2 Southbridge St.
Worcester, MA 01608

Tuesday, June 17

8:00 PM

The one and only Diana Ross will be making summer nights red hot as she returns to The Hanover Theatre after a SOLD OUT 2011 show! The legendary icon will perform her greatest hits in a multi-city spectacular live show  as her  2014 “Greatest Hits Tour” opens in Worcester! Ms. Ross will be pulling out all the stops with breathtaking costumes and stage designs.

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3rd Annual American Iron Cruise Night

Solomon Pond Mall
601 Donald Lynch Blvd.
Marlborough, MA 01752

Saturday, May 17

3:00 PM-7:00 PM

The Mustang Club of New England presents American Iron Night at Solomon Pond Mall with a showing of all American made performance cars, classic cars and trucks. All are welcome!

Trophies will be given out in the following category, Best: Mustang, Ford, Chevy, GMs, Mopar, AMC and truck.

Entry fee to benefit Autism Speaks.

Participants are eligible to win door prizes and donations.

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Flight of the Imagination

222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA 01604

Sundays, June 1, 2014 - June 22, 2014
2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Do you dream of adventures in the sky? The EcoTarium and the AeroVenture Institute have partnered to offer "Flight of the Imagination."

This unique program is a scientific journey of the human discovery of flight and consists of four interactive Flight Briefings, culminating with a one-on-one experience of actual flight time in an airplane!

The first three briefings will be held at the EcoTarium and the final briefing will take place at the Worcester Regional Flight Academy.

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WOOphoria: Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

College of the Holy Cross: Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610

Friday, June 13, 2014
5:30 PM-8:00 PM

Meet & mingle with a variety of WOO venues! Meet the Worcester Bravehearts new mascot Jake! Have the opportunity to get player autographs! Enjoy concessions, raffles, prizes and more! Worcester Bravehearts will take on the Torrington Titans at 7 p.m. Stay for postgame fireworks!

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New Haven Symphony Orchestra

William Boughton, Conductor
Ilya Yakushev, Piano Soloist

Presented by Music Worcester

Mechanics Hall
321 Main St
Worcester, MA 01608

Saturday, May 17, 2014
8:00 PM

What better way to celebrate Music Worcester’s incredible history of bringing great orchestral repertoire to Worcester than with two hugely popular works by Rachmaninoff and Berlioz?

Ilya Yakushev, last heard in Worcester with Keith Lockhart, returns this time with the wonderful New Haven Symphony Orchestra, whose own virtuosity will be on display in the Berlioz.

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Snakes Alive!

Pince Crest Lodge
84 Bemis Road

Thursday, May 22

7:00 PM

Find out about the mythology and superstitions associated with these fascinating reptiles, why some are on the endangered species list, and which ones you are most likely to encounter in your backyard or on a hike. The Hubbardston Nature Club is hosting a free public presentation by Peter Mirick, Editor and Wildlife Biologist for the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.

His talk will cover information on the state’s 14 native snakes, provide anecdotal accounts of his experiences with them, and include live snakes to observe and handle.

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Taste of Local

Lanni Orchards Inc.
294 Chase Rd, Rt. 13
Lunenburg, Ma. 01462

Sat, May 17th  - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sun. May 18th - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sat, June 14th - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sun, June 15th - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Stop by and try before you buy, a great opportunity to sample everything local. Fresh baked pies, fresh baked bread, oils, vinegars, Italian cookies, Effie's biscuits and crackers, Dom's meat, Shaw Farm milk & ice cream and so much more!!! Special Father's Day raffle! Check out the website for special Taste of Local Coupons!!

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The Fox on the Fairway

Theater at the Mount
444 Green Street
Gardner, Massachusetts 01440

Friday-Saturday 8 PM, June 3-14

A tribute to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s, The Fox on the Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it’s a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers’ classics. A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair with… golf. 

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Strawberry Festival

Lanni Orchards Inc.
294 Chase Rd, Rt. 13
Lunenburg, Ma. 01462

Saturday and Sunday, June 21 & 22
8 AM to 6 PM

Pick your own strawberries (you can bring your own containers or we have one's for you). Make your own strawberry shortcake, hay rides, bouncy house, chocolate dipping fountain, food & so much more! Come spend the day picking strawberries having lunch and making your own strawberry shortcake for dessert! Please visit our website for special coupons just for the Strawberry Festival!

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Run or Dye

Run or Dye Worcester June 2014
Park Ave
Worcester , MA 01601

Saturday, June 21

9:00 AM

Run or Dye is the world's most colorful fun run! Participating in Run or Dye sends an important message: that you're all about living life in full color! At our colorful event, you'll get blasted with safe, eco-friendly, powdered dye...turning you into a technicolor canvas of fun. Plus, there's a huge party afterward, where you "Dye the Sky" with the free dye packet your receive. The result? Run or Dye is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you'll love.


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