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Where Will You WOO? - Week of April 13

Thursday, April 13, 2017

 

Where will you WOO during the week of April 13? 

 

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. 

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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 

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Saturday, April 15

Star Wars Community Day

10:00 AM-5:00 PM 

Worcester Art Museum
Museum Wide
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

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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!
 

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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.

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Tuesday, April 18

Typewriter Poetry

4:00 PM-5:00 PM 

Worcester Public Library
teen room
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.

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Wednesday, April 19

Lifeguard Training

9:00 AM-5:00 PM 

Worcester JCC
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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Related Slideshow: 25 Things to Look Forward to This Spring in New England - 2017

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Boston Calling 2017 

Boston Calling, the first New England music festival of the season kicks off in downtown Boston on the weekend of May 26 to the 28.

The festival features performances from Chance the Rapper, Mumford & Sons and many more. 

Click here for more information. 

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Providence Waterfire 

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. 

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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. 

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Going For Walks/Runs Outside Without Shivering on East Bay Bike Path

You can go outside and go for a walk or a run without shivering the entire time. 

Spring is a great time to exercise and the East Bay Bike Path is a great place to do it. 

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Hiking at Purgatory Chasm in Massachusetts 

The chasm is ¼ mile long and runs between giant granite rock, sometimes standing at 70 feet high! You do have to pay to park ($5 MA residents, $6 for you out-of-staters), but exploring the reservation is completely free. 

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Easter Egg Hunts 

Easter is a great holiday. It is always great to spend time with friends and family and of course for those with kids, it's a great day for Easter egg hunts in the backyard or around the neighborhood. 

 

PHOTO: Ross Mayfield/flickr

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April Fools Day 

Time to start planning out what pranks and tricks you are going to pull off on April 1. 

April Fools Day is always an exciting day because you never know what is going to happen. 

While you are planning your pranks, beware of any that may be played on you. 

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Playing Tennis 

Time to break those rackets out and hit outdoor courts because Tennis season is here. 

No need to go hard right away, ease into the season. 

Have a great Tennis season. 

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Planting Flowers 

Get the gardening tools ready because gardening season is just about here. 

Head to your local garden shop, find the best flowers you can and plant away. 

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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

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Fishing Season

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

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Sun Dresses

Sun dresses. Sun Dresses. Sun Dresses. With the approach of spring, it means that sundresses are almost back! Sundresses are a fun way to show off how hard you've been working to keep the weight off all winter long.

photo credit: jessejamesjake vintage

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Boston Marathon

The 121st running of the Boston Marathon takes place on Patriots' Day. Catch the annual Red Sox early Patriots Day game, then head down to Boylston St to cheer on the runners.

It's a Boston and New England tradition.

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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.

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Newport Restaurant Week 

Newport's Spring Restaurant week features more than 50 restaurants serving three-course meals at great prices. 

Restaurants include The Mooring, The Black Pearl, Brix at Newport Vineyards and many more.  

Newport Restaurant week begins on March 27 and goes until April 7 

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Goodbye Snow 

While this winter was not all that bad as far as snow is concerned, it will be nice to know it is gone for awhile and there is no need to worry about it. 

Well... we can only hope. 

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Boating

One ritual of the spring that many New Englanders are looking forward to is getting the boat back in the water. After the brutal winter we've had, boaters are chomping at the bit to get back on the water and enjoy our awesome waterfronts and bays.

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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. 

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Road Trip!

Say goodbye to the black ice, the five foot snow drifts, and (hopefully) the potholes. As the ice melts and we reclaim our streets from the snow, we're looking forward to rolling down our windows and going for a cruise.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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Newport Craft Beer Festival 

The 5th annual Newport Craft Beer Festival is set for Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 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. 

Click here for more information. 

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No More Winter Coats 

It is time to shed those big bulky winter coats. 

Instead, grab a vest or a sweater and put those coats deep in a closet.

Good riddance. 

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Summer is Next 

A reason to look forward to Spring? 

Because summer is next and soon we will all be sitting by the pool with a summer cocktail. 

 
 

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