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Where Will You WOO? - Week of August 3, 2017

Thursday, August 03, 2017

 

Where will you WOO during the week of August 3? 

 

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.

Food Vendors:
Sabor Latino
Talyta's Café
Bittersweet Homestead
Captain Ron's
Press'n It
Coco's Tropical Ice
Figs & Pigs

Farmers:
Stillman Quality Meats
REC Mobile Market
Schultz Farm

Vendors:
Maria Eke
EV's Whimsies

Non Profits:
City of Worcester, Office of Human Rights and Disabilities
WCCA TV
The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
WRTA
Worcester Public Library
Everyday Miracles

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Monday, August 7th 

Building Challenges

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.

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Tuesday, August 8th 

Exhibition: spärk

Art - Exhibit

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, July 21, 2017 - September 2, 2017

10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Worcester Center for Crafts

Krikorian Gallery

25 Sagamore Road

Worcester, MA 01605

 

 

A Collection of Works by:

Jessica Lyn Burhans

Tara Sellios

Michelle May

Curated by Michelle May

Cost: FREE

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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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Hit the Water With Adventure Watersports 

Jamestown, RI 

Adventure Watersports in Jamestown offers people the opportunity to jet-ski, kayak or boat. 

Enjoy the water on a hot day. 

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Go Karting at R1 Indoor Karting Entertainment Center

Lincoln, RI 

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.

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Free Admission at Old Sturbridge Village 

Sturbridge, MA

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.
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Boston Fire Museum 

Boston, Massachusetts 

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

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Visit the Newport Tennis Hall of Fame 

Newport, RI 

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

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Check Out the New Space Exhibit at Boston Museum of Science 

Boston, MA

Check out the super cool Boston Museum of Science and their brand new space exhibit. 

You are guaranteed to be in the museum al day and likely never get bored. 

 

PHOTO: Boston Museum of Science

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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. 

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Visit the Newport Car Museum 

Newport, RI 

Cool off and check out the many galleries at the Newport Car Museum. 

Galleries include the "American Muscle Gallery," the "Ford/Shelby" Gallery, a "Fin Car Callery" and a "Corvette Gallery." 

 

PHOTO: Newport Car Museum 

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U.S. Navy Submarine Force Museum and USS Nautilus 

Groten, Connecticut 

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.  

PHOTO: Facebook

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Vermont Teddy Bear Factory

Shelburne, Vermont

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. 

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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. 

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Fruitlands Museum 

Harvard, Massachusetts 

The Fruitlands Museum offers four galleries of New England history set on 200 acres of land with 2.5 miles of walking trails woven into it for folks to enjoy the scenery. 

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Free Tour of Lake Champlain Chocolates 

Burlington, Vermont

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. 

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Visit Acadia National Park

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 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 

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Eat Ice Cream at Brickleys 

Rhode Island

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.

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Zip Line in the Berkshires 

Berkshires, MA

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. 

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Mini Golf at Mulligan's Island 

Cranston, RI 

You have to get at least one round of mini golf in before the summer ends. 

Get over to Mulligan's Island in Cranston with friends and family for a little friendly competition. 

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Visit Mark Twain's House, Maybe Take a Writing Class

Hartford, CT

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. 

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Stay Over Night at Rose Island Lighthouse 

Newport, RI 

Not a hotel, not an inn but a lighthouse.

You can stay overnight or for an entire week at the Rose Island Lighthouse located at 365 Thames Street in Newport. 

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Visit the Oldest State Capitol Building Still Being Used 

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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