Where Will You WOO? - Week of August 3, 2017
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Thursday, August 3rd
Out to Lunch-Family Day
11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Worcester Common Oval
455 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Fueled by their passion to explore beyond the edges of traditional musical boundaries and their diverse ethnic and musical backgrounds, the Alchemystics blend reggae, politically infused hip-hop, gritty soul, hard-driving rock, and pulsing Jamaican, Cuban and Trinidadian rhythms into an utterly unique and distinctively original new sound. The result is modern-day roots music with global appeal - an alchemy of ancient musical traditions; intricate, intelligent wordplay; elementally raw soul; irresistible hooks; deep, driving rhythms; and old-school vocal harmonies - fired by the Alchemystic's unique blend of intensity, passion, and sheer artistic chemistry into a powerful, contemporary, and unmistakable sound.
Coco's Tropical Ice
Figs & Pigs
Stillman Quality Meats
REC Mobile Market
City of Worcester, Office of Human Rights and Disabilities
The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
Worcester Public Library
Friday, August 4th
Neighborhood Nature on the Water at Green Hill Park in Worcester
2:00 PM-5:00 PM
Green Hill Park
Green Hill Parkway
Join the fun in our canoes and learn about the wildlife that depend upon this park. We provide canoes, paddles, personal flotation vests, and basic canoeing instruction. You provide the enthusiasm and interest!
This is a free program.
Swimming skills are required. An adult must accompany all participants under 18 years.
Program may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Please call 508-753-6087 to check program status.
Saturday, August 5th
Alexander Nevsky directed by Sergei Eisenstein
1:30 PM-4:00 PM
Museum of Russian Icons
203 Union St.
Clinton, MA 01510
Pre-registration is suggested. Call 978.598.5000 x121
1938, USSR, 110 min., Russian with English subtitles.
A cinematic epic about one of Russia's greatest historical heroes by one of its most renowned filmmakers. Eisenstein drew on history, Russian folk narratives, and the techniques of Walt Disney to create this broadly painted epic of Russian resilience. The story of Teutonic knights vanquished by Prince Alexander Nevsky's tactical brilliance resonated deeply with a Soviet Union concerned with the rise of Nazi Germany, and became a cinematographic manifesto of the Russian national ideal. Widely imitated-most notably by Laurence Olivier's Battle of Agincourt re-creation for Henry V-the "Battle on the Ice" scene remains one of the most famous audio-visual experiments in film history, perfectly blending action with the rousing score by Sergei Prokofiev.
Prof. John Michalczyk, Co-Director of Film Studies at Boston College, will give a short talk to introduce the film, and lead an audience discussion.
Sunday, August 6th
Seele Musicale Chamber Music Ensemble Concert
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505
Baroque music for voice, strings, recorder and flute. Space is limited, pre-registration required.
Monday, August 7th
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Worcester Public Library
3 Salem Square
Worcester, MA 01608
Test your building and design skills with a weekly challenge using some common household items!
For ages 8 - 12.
Tuesday, August 8th
Art - Exhibit
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, July 21, 2017 - September 2, 2017
10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Worcester Center for Crafts
25 Sagamore Road
Worcester, MA 01605
A Collection of Works by:
Jessica Lyn Burhans
Curated by Michelle May
Wednesday, August 9th
Canal District Music Series
6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Harding Street at Kelley Square
Worcester, MA 01604
The 2017 Canal District Music Series will once again offer free concerts on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer -- outdoors in the inimitable, carnival atmosphere of Kelley Square. Bring your lawn chairs, partake of delicious fare from our food trucks, and enjoy world class entertainment from the likes of We and the Dawg, Eric Paslay, the Alchemistics, the Cocker Rocks, the Matthew Sanchez Orchestra, and Toni Lynn Washington. There's no better ambiance in Worcester; and it's free! In case of rain, the events will move indoors to the White Room of the adjacent Crompton Building.
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Go Karting at R1 Indoor Karting Entertainment Center
The R1 Indoor Karting Entertainment Center recently opened in Lincoln showcasing fast electric karts with top technology.
The karts can go up to 45MPH but they are “smart” karts, so you work you way up to that speed.
R1 features a “Junior” track for ages 6-15 and an “Adult” track, both with four-speed levels. All karts are electric and powered by green technology.
Free Admission at Old Sturbridge Village
Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts is offering free admission for the entire month of August.
During the month, Old Sturbridge Village offers the following events:
- See the Charlotte's Web Experience - watch as live actors/musicians tell the classic E.B. White tale at the Village's own Freeman Farm.
- See Redcoats & Rebels, the largest Revolutionary War battle re-enactment in New England, on August 4-5.
- Meet costumed artisans, farmers, and historians who will make your visit come to life!
- Explore more than 40 historic homes, trade shops, meetinghouses, covered bridges, and barns.
- Ride a horse-drawn stagecoach through the countryside and explore the Quinebaug River by boat.
- Meet our family of heritage breed animals including cows, sheep, chickens, pigs, and oxen.
- Visit the new exhibition, Early New England Quilts: Repurposed, Refashioned, and Reused, and introduce kids to this practical art.
- Enjoy ice cream and homemade cookies at our famous bake shop.
Since 1983, the Boston Fire Museum has operated in the old firehouse on Congress street showing off the history of the Boston Fire Department. The Museum shows off antique fire equipment, fire alarm displays, photo displays, and artifacts.
Admission to the Museum is FREE.
PHOTO: Boston Fire Museum
Visit the Newport Tennis Hall of Fame
The Newport Tennis Hall of Fame offers plenty of cool exhibits for everyone to learn about the history of tennis.
Their newest exhibit titled "50 Years of Open Tennis" just opened and celebrates the anniversary of the Open Era.
PHOTO: Newport Tennis Hall of Fame
See a Show at Cape Playhouse in Cape Cod
Cape Cod, MA
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.
See a replica of the world's first submarine and learn about it through films before heading about the USS Nautilus for a free audio tour.
Nautilus was the first nuclear-powered submarine and the first vessel to travel 20,000 leagues under the sea. The ship is now open to the public year-round and is free.
Who doesn't love Teddy Bears? Assuming that you do, plan a trip to Vermont and take a tour of the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory and see how the bears are made.
Tours run seven days a week and children under 12 are FREE. The tours take about an hour and 15 minutes.
Spend Time at Biomes Marine Biology Center
North Kingstown, RI
Check out the cool Marine Biology Center in North Kingstown.
It is a great place for both adults and kids to enjoy.
"The Biomes Center is New England's only private marine education facility and the most hands-on aquarium in the region. We've been providing interactive marine biology programs for schools and families since 1989.
We specialize in teaching children and adults about the marine animals of Narragansett Bay and the Atlantic Ocean," writes Biomes on their website.
Chocolate lovers this is for you.
Take a free tour of Lake Champlain Chocolates and even get some free samples. What is better than that?
The tour takes approximately 30 minutes and is seated. There is no walking involved.
Tours run Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.but are limited to 35 people.
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
Eat Ice Cream at Brickleys
Brickley’s simply has to be one of the best ice cream shops in the state. Why else would anyone wait in the long lines that form on a hot summer afternoon?
This family-owned Mecca to all things creamy, sweet and delicious is a must-stop before the ride back home from the beach. This is old-fashioned ice cream at its best.
Looking for something new and exciting? 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 Moutain Top or Valley Jump tour which takes three hours. Both of those are sure to shoot some adrenaline into your day.
Visit Mark Twain's House, Maybe Take a Writing Class
Mark Twain is one of the greatest authors to ever pick up a pen and not only can you tour the house where he wrote famous works such as Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, you can take writing classes there.
Writing classes, in Mark Twain's house? How do you turn one of those down?
Classes are offered at various times throughout the day and week.
The New Hampshire State House, located in Concord is the oldest state capitol building in which legislature still meets in is original chambers.
The building was completed in 1819 with additions made in 1866 and 1910.
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