Where Will You WOO? - Week of April 20
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Thursday April 20
Screen Print T-Shirt April Vacation Workshop
9:30 AM-3:00 PM
Worcester Center for Crafts
25 Sagamore Road
Worcester, MA 01605
Learn design principles and screen printing techniques and print your own t-shirt. All day workshop. 12-12:30 supervised lunch - Bring your own lunch!
Friday, April 21
Salisbury Cultural District Spring Mini-Festival Night #2
8:00 PM-10:30 PM Tuckerman Hall
10 Tuckerman Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Please join us for a free pre-concert lecture in Tuckerman Hall at 7pm, free to all ticket holders.
Masters of violin Pamela Frank and Christian Tetzlaff will headline our second of four performances in this year's Bach Festival held in several venues throughout Worcester's Salisbury Cultural District. Their program will include sonatas by LeClair, De Beriot, and Prokofiev, as well as J. S. Bach's Two Part Inventions.
Subscribers returning, ticket sales start 6/18. Single ticket sales from MusicWorcester.org start on or before July 1.
Saturday, April 22
The Music Man Presented by Assumption College
7:30 PM-9:30 PM
Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
2 Southbridge St.
Worcester, MA 01608
Meredith Willson’s The Music Man, is one of the most popular American musicals, and was inspired by Willson’s childhood growing up in Mason City, Iowa. The story follows con man, "Professor" Harold Hill, who convinces the parents of River City, Iowa, to buy instruments and uniforms for their children with the promise to train them. However, Harold is no musician and plans to skip town without giving any music lessons. Chaos ensues as Harold's credentials are questioned by Marian, the prim librarian and piano teacher, and he is called upon to prove himself to the citizens of River City.
Sunday, April 23
Photography Composition and Critique
10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505
Instructor: Steve McGrath
This workshop will cover composition techniques for improving all kinds of picture subjects including plants, animals, landscapes, people, kids and pets. After an introduction, students will have time to practice in the Garden and then learn from a constructive critique of student photos.
Monday, April 24
Summer Camp Registration
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
633 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
It’s time for Endless Summer Fun at Camp JCC! From incredible elective classes to sport specialties, campers will be kept engaged and enriched all summer long. The JCC's Summer Camps include Preschool Camp, Day Camp, Sports Camp, Travel and Swim Programs.
For over 60 years, Camp JCC provides individualized attention in a safe and caring environment. From indoor and outdoor pools, outdoor fields, playgrounds, and an art studio, children are provided with a camping experience that is rich in athletics, swimming, arts, and culture.
For more information, contact Sandy Scola at (508) 756-7109 x258 or [email protected].
Tuesday, April 25
"If I am Not for Myself Who Will Be for Me"
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
American Antiquarian Society
185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
This one-person play about George Washingtons slave Oney Judge Staines is written and performed by Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti, an award-winning artist who, for the past twenty years, has engaged audiences with performances giving voice to real-life accounts, struggles, self-determination, and triumphs of women. Her work is deeply researched and based on archival materials.
Wednesday, April 26
5:30 PM-8:30 PM
Worcester Public Library
3 Salem Square
Worcester, MA 01608
Celebrate National Poetry Month as we host this raucous and fun poetry slam with poets competing from local organizations.
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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.
- See Les Miserables With Your Woo Card
- Attend a Butterfly Festival With Your Woo Card
- Experience Redcoats & Rebels at Old Sturbridge Village With Your Woo Card
- Celebrate the Fourth of July with Your Woo Card
- Take a Ride on a Canal District Wagon Tour With Your WOO Card
- Go on a Butterfly Walk With Your WOO Card
- Relive The 80’s at Mechanics Hall With Your Woo Card
- Attend stART on the Street with Your Woo Card
- See Last Comic Standing Live Tour at The Hanover Theatre With Your Woo Card
- See ELF the Musical On Stage at The Hanover Theatre with Your WOO Card
- See the Seven Hills Symphony Fall Concert with Your WOO Card
- Celebrate Thanksgiving Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village with Your WOO Card
- See the Worcester PopUp Holiday Shop with Your WOO Card
- See Christmas by Candlelight at Old Sturbridge Village with Your WOO Card
- Hike to Holy Name Wind Turbine With Your Woo Card
- See Halloween Band Bash at the Worcester PopUp With Your Woo Card
- Attend Apple Days at Old Sturbridge Village With Your Woo Card
- See Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus With Your WOO Card
- Make Your Own Halloween Mask at Worcester Center for Crafts with Your Woo Card
- See the Great Pumpkin Fest at the Ecotarium with Your Woo Card
- See A Christmas Carol at The Hanover Theatre with Your WOO Card
- Attend Arts Rock! Music & Circus Extravaganza With Your Woo Card
- See Ellis Paul at Mechanics Hall With Your Woo Card
- See Flamenco Dancing with Edmy Ortiz at the Worcester PopUp with Your Woo Card
- Experience the Worcester Revolution with Your Woo Card