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Where Will You WOO?  Week of April 6, 2017

Thursday, April 06, 2017

 

Citizen classes

Where will you WOO during the week of April 6? 

 

Thursday April 6

Budding Scientists: Science of Sound

10:15 AM-10:45 AM, 11:00 AM-11:30 AM 

EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA 01604

Curious little explorers conduct simple, safe, science and nature experiments in the EcoTarium's Budding Scientists program. Held on the first Thursday of every month, you and your child will learn basic scientific principles while having fun with hands-on activities. There are two identical sessions each month. Please pick up a ticket for your session at the Tickets and Information Desk when you arrive at the museum. Limited to first 10 adult-child pairs per session.

Budding Scientists is designed for families and their children aged 4-6. This month, Budding Scientists will explore the science of sound. We will play with materials to discover how sounds are made and how these materials can affect how fast sounds can travel. We will also experiment with a variety of ways to change the pitch and volume of sounds.

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Friday, April 7

A Concert with Chester Brezniak & Friends

7:30 PM-9:00 PM 

Clark University: Traina Center for the Arts
Razzo Hall, 92 Downing Street Worcester, MA
92 Downing Street
Worcester, MA 01610

An evening of eclectic chamber music with Chester Brezniak, Clarinetist; Pascale Delache-Feldman, Double-Bassist; Yukiko Takagi, Pianist; Pieter Struyk, Percussionist. Program includes works by Giovanni Bottesini, Libby Larsen, Paul Hindemith, Morton Gould, David Hollinden, Claude Debussy.

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Saturday, April 8

2nd Annual WEC'appella

7:30 PM-9:30 PM 

Mechanics Hall
321 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608

WEC'appella, Worcester's premier a cappella competition, pits five high school and five college groups in a sing-off for a truly gaudy trophy and bragging rights as best a cappella group in the city. 

Presented by the Worcester Education Collaborative (WEC), WEC'appella features the following groups: Burncoat High School's Quadrivium; Doherty High School's Madrigals; Abby Kelley Foster's Bearitones; South High's Harmonies; and Worcester Academy's Hillpoppas.

College competitors include: Anna Maria's Common Time; Assumption's Hound Sound; Clark University's Clark Bars; Holy Cross' Fools on the Hill; and WPI's Sound Logic.
WEC'appella is a fundraiser for Worcester Education Collaborative, (WEC), a non-profit that advocates for excellence in public education.

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Sunday, April  9

Spring Concert Series - Duo Orfeo

3:00 PM-4:00 PM 

Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505

Playing on both classical and electric guitars, Duo Orfeo are emerging as distinctive voices in the classical music world.

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Monday, April 10

Maker Mondays with the Learning Hub

4:00 PM-5:00 PM 

Worcester Public Library
3 Salem Square

Worcester, MA 01608

Put on a lab coat and enter the Maker Lab! Join Giselle from The Learning Hub and create new things and discover the world around you.
Ages 9-12.

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Tuesday, April 11

"Equal Rights May Be Self-Evident, But Have They Been Realized?" by Richard D. Brown

7:00 PM-9:00 PM 

American Antiquarian Society
185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609

Despite our countrys founding statement that all men are created equal,the early Republic struggled with social inequality. Although Americans paid homage to the ideal of equal rights, this ideal came up against entrenched social and political practices. In this talk based upon his latest book, Self-Evident Truths: Contesting Equal Rights from the Revolution to the Civil War, Brown will discuss how the ideal was tested in struggles over race and ethnicity, religious freedom, gender and social class, voting rights and citizenship. He shows how high principles fared in criminal trials and divorce cases when minorities, women, and people from different social classes faced judgment. His talk explores the ways revolutionary political ideas penetrated popular thinking and everyday practice from the Revolution through the Civil War.

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Wednesday, April 12

Free Citizenship Classes

Wednesdays, February 22, 2017 - May 31, 2017
5:30 PM-7:00 PM 

Worcester Public Library
Banx Room
3 Salem Square
Worcester, MA 01608

This drop-in class will provide help with citizenship questions, practicing the citizenship interview, and learning about the U.S. government, U.S. history, and
the rights and responsibilities of being a U.S. citizen.


Must be 18 or older and be able to speak and understand English

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Boston Calling 2018 

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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 

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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. 

 

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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 

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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.

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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.

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Boston Marathon

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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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Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover 

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Goodbye Snow 

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Boating

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Walking the Newport Cliff Walk

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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 at Newport Storm Brewery

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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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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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