Where Will You WOO? Week of August 24, 2017
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Thursday, August 24th
Let’s Dance-80’s Night
Worcester Common Oval
455 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Pay tribute to the classics- Bowie, Prince, MJ and many more!
Friday, August 25th
FIFA Fridays for Teens
Worcester Public Library
Children’s Program Room
3 Salem Square
Worcester, MA 01608
Fire up the library's Xbox One and join us for FIFA Fridays! We'll take turns duking it out on the soccer pitch in this popular video game.
Ages 13 to 17.
Saturday, August 26th
Canoeing Worcester’s Secret Places
Mass Audubon: Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary
414 Massasoit Road
Worcester, MA 01604
Join us for gentle canoe trips in and around Worcester - the perfect experience for novice paddlers and wildlife watchers. Water levels will determine our locations, but each will be chosen to provide a special experience as we explore quiet waters and nature found along the banks. Learn to identify wetland plants, dragonflies, and birds and experience the calmness of some charming areas in late summer. For more information and to register, call 508-753-6087.
Cost: $15 Mass Audubon Adult Members, $20 Adult Non-members Children free
Sunday, August 27th
5th Annual Worcester Caribbean American Carnival
50 Franklin Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Enjoy a carnival experience like no other with music, food, dancing and more!
Monday, August 28
BodyPump Group Exercise with Joe & Sharon
633 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
The original barbell class helps you achieve more than you could on your own! This class safely works every major muscle group by pairing heavy repetition with light barbells and adjustable weights. With encouragement, motivation, and great music, its the fastest way to get in lean, toned, and fit. All levels are welcome!
Contact Elaine Drawbridge at (508) 756-7109 or [email protected] for more details.
Cost: Membership may be required
Tuesday, August 29
Migration of the Common Nighthawk
Shoppes at Blackstone Valley
70 Worcester Providence Turnpike
Millbury, MA 01527
The fall migration of the common nighthawk through Massachusetts is a spectacular event. Nighthawks catch insects on the wing with their gaping mouths, often high in the air. During the fall migration they follow flying ants as they feed before embarking on their long trip south. Come witness the magic of nighthawk migration. This program will be held at The Shoppes at Blackstone Valley. Additional meeting instructions will be given at time of registration. For more information and to register, call 508-753-6087.
Cost: $6 Mass Audubon Adult Members, $8 Adult Non-members, $3 Child Members, $4 Child Non-members
Wednesday, August 30th
Garbrielle Thierry: The Musicality of the Water Lilies La Musicalite des Nympheas
College of the Holy Cross: Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross will present the paintings of French artist "Gabrielle Thierry in the exhibition Gabrielle Thierry: The Musicality of the Water Lilies/La Musicalité des Nymphs" from August 30 through October 7, 2017. An opening reception, with the artist in attendance, will take place from 5 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12th.
Thierry's series was inspired by her rediscovery of the Water Lilies landscapes of Claude Monet. With special permission to paint on site in the Musée de lOrangerie in Paris, she translated eight of Monets landscapes into colored musical scores. Her recent work has concentrated on visual representations of music, and strives to show interactions between color, form, notes, and musical compositions.
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Take a Wine Tour
Across New England
New England is home to some of the best wineries in the country from Newport Vineyards in Rhode Island to Westport Rivers Vineyards in Massachusetts.
You can hit them all on the Coastal Wine Trail.
The trail stretches from Cape Cod and the Islands through the South Coast of Massachusetts and Coastal Rhode Island and Coastal Connecticut.
Visit Worcester Art Museum
The Worcester Art Museum is offering free admission throughout the month of August, so take advantage.
“Free August” includes access for everyone to special exhibitions, the permanent galleries, and WAM’s August programming -- including Art + Market, tours, Art Carts, arms and armor demonstrations, and Nude Drawing in the Galleries.
Catch a Movie at the Rustic Drive-In
North Smithfield, RI
Call up your friends, pack a picnic, and sit in your car as feature films are projected along giant outdoor screens.
The audio plays right through your radio, so be sure to turn the volume up high as you snack on your candy and popcorn.
Visit Ben & Jerry's Factory Tour
Take a 30 minute tour of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream factory in Vermont and see where your favorite flavors of ice cream are made. It is ice cream season after all.
The factory is open year round and admission is just $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and kids 12 and under are FREE.
Participate in the Worcester World Cup 2017
The 2017 Worcester World Cup is set to take place from Friday, August 11 to Sunday, August 13.
The Worcester World Cup is more than a soccer tournament. It's a celebration of Worcester and a safe, friendly family event that people look forward to all year.
Ride a Hot Air Balloon at Great Falls Balloon Festival
Get up to Maine and hop into a hot air balloon during the Great Falls Balloon Festival.
Visitors will have the chance to take a balloon ride high above the ground and watch the sun rise or set.
The festival takes place from August 19 to August 21.
Catch a Show at Cape Playhouse Theatre
Take a ride to Cape Cod and visit the oldest summer theatre in the country, Cape Playhouse. Cape Playhouse was first opened in 1927 by Raymond Moore.
The theatre has been home to some of the biggest stars to ever grace a stage like Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart amongst others.
Providence WaterFire has grown to be an iconic Rhode Island event.
Starting out in 1994 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of First Night Providence, 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.
WaterFire is a not-for-profit organization that aims to creatively transform Providence – and they do! Each event is accompanied with music by artists from around the world, varies food stands and art stands to browse as you stroll along the river.
Zip Line in the Berkshires
Need some extra excitement to close out the summer? Head to the Berkshires and get yourself on a zip line, maybe even do a canopy tour.
There are three different tour options, starting with the base area tour which lasts an hour or the Mountain Top or Valley Jump tour which takes three hours. Both of those are sure to shoot some adrenaline into your day.
Walk The Freedom Trail
The Freedom Trail is a two and a half mile walking tour that connects 16 significant Boston landmarks.
Interior access to the Freedom Trail's sites is also free, except for the Paul Revere House, the Old South Meeting House and the Old State House.
The Freedom Trail is a great way to get exercise, explore Boston and learn about history, all at the same time.
If you buy tickets online they are discounted at $12 for adults, $10 for students and $6.50 for kids ages 6-12.
See Billy Joel at Fenway Park
The must see concert of the summer, Billy Joel at Fenway Park on August 30.
Billy Joel released his first hit song, arguably still his biggest hit, Piano Man in 1973 an since has become the 6th best selling recording artist and the third best selling solo artist in the United States.
Joel was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992 and then the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.
Seeing Joel would be a great way to cap off the summer.
Walk 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.
PHOTO: Connie Ma/flickr
Visit Acadia National Park
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 park entrance fee is FREE from August 25th to the 28th.
Besides that, admission is $12 while those 15 and under are FREE of charge.
Play Golf at Harbor Lights
Last weeks of summer, be sure to get those final rounds of the season in at Harbor Lights.
Harbor Lights in Warwick offers golfers a great place to tee it up.
Not to mention the amazing scenery and the great food at the Par + Tackle restaurant.
Go to Royalston Falls
If you want a little bit of late summer adventure, hike to Royalston Falls in Royalston, MA.
The hike itself isn’t too long, but it can be challenging. It leads you to a remote gorge created by prehistoric glacial meltwater and 45 foot plunging waterfall within a half-hidden ravine. If you’re up for the adventure, the destination is far worth the trek.
Walk, Run or Bike the Blackstone River Bikeway
Runs from Worcester to Providence
The idea behind the Blackstone River Bikeway was to create a bike path running 48 miles, from Worcester to Providence along the National Heritage Corridor. It links the Blackstone River and the Blackstone Canal connect with the East Bay Bike Path in Rhode Island.
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