Where Will You WOO? - Week of April 13
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Thursday April 13
Preschool Story Hour: Robin of Hickory Street
10:00 AM -11:00 AM
Mass Audubon: Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary
414 Massasoit Road
Worcester, MA 01604
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If you are between the ages of 3 and 5, bring your favorite adult for a thematic hour of a story, an activity, and a naturalist-led walk. Choose from the third Wednesday, Thursday, or Saturday of each month. Please dress for the weather and be prepared to go outside. For more information and to register, call 508.753.6087.
Friday, April 14
Prokofiev's Cinderella, full staged and performed by the Russian National Ballet Theatre
8:00 PM-10:30 PM
Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
2 Southbridge St.
Worcester, MA 01608
Music Worcester presents the annual Russian ballet production in Hanover Theatre. One of the most famous of all stories, this Cinderella production or the Russian National Ballet Theatre features Prokofiev's endearing setting of the fairy tale.
The Russian National Ballet Theatre was founded in Moscow during the transitional period of Perestroika in the late 1980s, when many of the great dancers and choreographers of the Soviet Union's ballet institutions were exercising their new-found creative freedom by starting new, vibrant companies dedicated not only to the timeless tradition of classical Russian Ballet but to invigorate this tradition as the Russians began to accept new developments in the dance from around the world.
Subscription tickets for returning Music Worcester series buyers start 6/18. Single Ticket sales from MusicWorcester.org
Saturday, April 15
Star Wars Community Day
10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character and join Jedi Knights and Imperial Stormtroopers for a day of "Force-full" fun! While here, visit the museum's galleries to see the inspiration for the fantasy armor. Create Star Wars-inspired art; Compare a Stormtrooper's armor to that of a Gothic knight; watch a light saber battle; see if you have what it takes to be a Jedi checking out a light saber class; and much more.
Sponsored by Saint-Gobain
Sunday, April 16
Family Farm Fest
9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA 01566
Young and old are invited to celebrate spring with the arrival of baby animals and the prepping of our fields at Old Sturbridge Village. Meet the Villages cuddly, heritage breed newborns up-close and experience first-hand the responsibilities of raising animals on a farm in 1830. At the Freeman Farm, families will learn about 19th century agriculture practices and tools, as well as learn how they are applicable to today’s farmers and even backyard gardeners. Kids will even have a chance to try their hand at seasonal chores!
Monday, April 17
Porcelain: From Thrown to Glazed
6:30 PM-9:30 PM
Worcester Center for Crafts
Wheel throwing Studio
25 Sagamore Road
Worcester, MA 01605
Learn the tips and tricks associated with this historic "white" clay body often associated with purity and riches. From throwing, to decorating, to glazing, your instructor will lend his expertise to basic as well as advanced techniques that help you take advantage of the differences this clay offers. This workshop will allow students to advance and hone their throwing skills as well as experience a new glaze pallet revealed by the whiteness of vitreous porcelain. Works made during week one will be glazed during week two, and when fired students may pick up their finished works.
Tuesday, April 18
4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Worcester Public Library
3 Salem Square
Worcester, MA 01608
Join us in celebrating National Poetry Month! Youll have the chance to create poetical masterpieces on an old-school typewriter. Dont want to write a poem? You can type up a favorite poem instead. Make use of the creative aesthetic of these cool vintage visuals to give your writing a whole new spin!
For ages 13 to 17.
Wednesday, April 19
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
633 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Must be at least 16 years of age and pass a swim test, which includes a 500 yard continuous swim with combination of front crawl and breaststroke, a 20 yard swim with a surface dive to retrieve a 10 lb. brick in 10 feet of water then swim back 20 yards in 1 min, 40 sec. Course includes First Aid and CPR/AED certification. In the vent that a person does not pass the pre-test on the first day of class, NO REFUND will be given. Member $375, Non-Member $425. Contact Aquatics Director, Kelly Sampson at (508) 756-7109 x235 or email [email protected] for more information.
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One of the best parts about Spring and Summer is the return of Waterfire
Providence WaterFire has grown to be an iconic Rhode Island event. Starting out in 1994 to celebrate it has grown to run continuously, once a month, from May-November and boasts over 80 blazing fires in the middle of the Providence River.
Playing Golf at Harbor Lights
Tee it up at Harbor Lights Country Club and dive right into golf season.
The Spring is a great time to get warmed up and get some swings in before the heart of the season hits in the summer.
Enjoy being back out on the course. Save the super serious golf for the summer.
Lower Heating Bills
As winter will come to a close New Englanders could look forward to spending less money on heating bills.
Although the bitter cold is hitting New England hard, and also therefore hitting their wallets hard, this brutal cold streak will soon come to an end and we'll be able to turn down our thermostats save some cash.
photo credit: Images Money/Flickr
Get your rods and reels ready because with the approach of warmer weather comes the return of fishing seasons. While some New England states allow for fishing year round, many New England states have opening days for trout fishing that begin in early April. Although there is still a plentiful amount of snow on the ground, fishing season is right around the corner.
photo credit: Grand River Conservation Authority/Flickr
Bicycling on the Central Mass Rail Trail
Once the streets are clear of ice and snow and the temperatures rise, one of the most fun things to do in New England is to jump on a bike and go for a nice long ride. There are plenty of bike paths to explore at your leisure, and many cities like Providence, Boston, and Worcester are beginning to make city streets much more bike friendly.
The Volvo Ocean Race is a 45,000 nautical mile sailing race that takes its teams around the world, across four oceans, touching six continents and 12 Host Cities.
The Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover will be a chance for visitors to view the world’s top sailors and race boats during the 12-day event in Newport.
The Newport Stopover will take place from May 8 to the 20.
Walking the Newport Cliff Walk
The Cliff Walk is one of Newport’s most famous attractions is its gilded age mansions lining the coast. Entry to the mansions will cost a fee, but with the Cliff Walk, you can enjoy views of the mansions with amazing views of the water all for free.
The 3.5 mile long path runs behind the mansions on the eastern shore of Newport. It is a National Recreation Trail – the first in New England! The majority of the walk is easy, but be sure to wear good shoes; the sand can make the path slippery.
Outdoor Dining at Boat House Restaurant in Newport
Newport Restaurant Group made this a must-visit spot several years ago and now the expected accolades have followed.
The views of Mount Hope Bay are unparalleled.
Enjoy a nice glass of wine with some lobster fritters that had sweet corn and a chipotle mayo and followed that with pan-roasted George’s Bank scallops with a delightful spring pea risotto, pea greens from Allen Farm and a citrus emulsion.
Spring Vacation on Block Island
Get away from the hustle and bustle of the world and take a spring vacation to Block Island and enjoy all they have to offer.
Maybe a spa? a swim? Some shopping? there are plenty of options.
If Block Island doesn't do it for you, Newport is also a great place to take a break.
Or maybe do both.
Visiting Arcadia National Park in Maine
People have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history. Awed by its beauty and diversity, early 20th-century visionaries donated the land that became Acadia National Park.
The park is home to many plants and animals, and the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast.
Visit Acadia and hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads, or relax and enjoy the scenery.
The 7th annual Newport Craft Beer Festival is set for Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28 at Newport Storm Brewery.
The event will bring in brewers from as far away as California and as close as Newport.
It is a 21+ celebration.
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