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Where Will You WOO?  Week of August 31, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017

 

Militia Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village

Where will you WOO during the week of August 31? 

 

Thursday, August 31st 

Take a Break Thursdays

3:00pm-5:00pm

Worcester Public Library

Saxe Room

3 Salem Square

Worcester, MA 01608

Join us for crafting and more hands-on creative fun during the last Take a Break Thursday of the summer! Make one of our projects or feel free to bring something you’re working on already! For ages 16 and up.

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Friday, September 1st

Let’s Dance-Country Night

5:30pm-8:00pm

Worcester Common Oval

455 Main Street

Worcester, MA 01608

Rescheduled from it's previous July 27th date, Let's Dance-Country Night will be Friday, September 1st!

Lessons start at 5:30pm
Quick performance at 6:30pm
Free dance follows after

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Saturday, September 2nd

Tour of the Month: Reusable Universes: Shih Chieh Huang

 2:00pm-3:00pm

Worcester Art Museum

55 Salisbury Street

Worcester, MA 01609

Join us as we explore and experience Reusable Universes: Shih Chieh Huang. This exhibition features the work of Shih Chieh Huang, who combines his longstanding fascination with technology and the materials of modern life to transform mundane manufactured objects into novel and remarkably complex sculptural forms.

Tour begins in the Lancaster Welcome Center.

Cost: Free with Museum admission.

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Sunday, September 3rd

Sunday Garden Tour

2:00pm-3:30pm

Tower Hill Botanic Garden

11 French Drive

Boylston, MA 01505

Meet at the Master Plan in the Morgan Reception Gateway to explore the garden highlights during a docent-led tour.

Cost: Free with Admission

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Monday, September 4th

Militia Weekend

9:30am-5:00pm

Old Sturbridge Village

1 Old Sturbridge Village Road

Sturbridge, MA 01566

In the 1830s, all male American citizens from 18 to 30 were active members of their local militia companies. Labor Day weekend will feature all the sights and sounds of the training days that these companies took part in at least twice a year. The days events at Old Sturbridge Village will include everything from cannon and musket demonstrations, to martial music and sham battles, and even live firing of muskets at targets. Come join us for what was one of the most storied events of the year for New Englanders in the 1830s.

Cost: Adults $28.00 Seniors (55 and over) $26.00 College Student (with valid college ID) $14 Youths (4-17) $14.00 Children age 3 and under Admitted Free

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Tuesday, September 5th

Pickleball at the Worcester JCC

 11:00am-12:30pm

Worcester JCC

633 Salisbury Street

Worcester, MA 01609

An incredibly fun paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels, Pickleball combines elements of tennis, badminton, and Ping-Pong. Pickleball is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 AM to 12:30 PM to adults 18 years or older. Free to members, and a $5 drop-in fee for non-members.

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Wednesday, September 6th 

Preschool and Toddler Wednesdays

10:30am-11:00am

EcoTarium

222 Harrington Way

Worcester, MA 01604

Wednesday is Preschool and Toddler day at the EcoTarium! Kids ages 4 and under enjoy a story, make crafts, and meet an animal. Each week features a different theme and surprise animal visitor. The program includes a simple snack (apple juice and animal crackers for kids, coffee and tea for grownups). Bring your friends and explore the museum afterwards!

Cost: Free with EcoTarium admission ($18 adults, $14 children 2-18, seniors 65+ and students with ID); Free for EcoTarium Members and children under 2

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Smithfield, RI

The fall season signifies the return of pumpkins. Pumpkin beer, pumpkin pie and most of all pumpkin picking.

Pumpkin picking is a timeless event for families, especially those with young kids who will love to just run around and grab whichever pumpkin looks good to them.

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Leaf Peeping at Green Mountain National Forest 

Stowe, Vermont

One of the cool things about the fall season is the leaves on the trees and the colors that they change too.

According to smokeymountain.com, prime foliage season in New England is late September into early October.

Look forward to an enjoyable walk around the neighborhood and see how many different colors you can pick out, or just enjoy the beauty.

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The Big E 

West Springfield, MA

The Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts features a circus spectacular, Mardi Gras parade, agricultural competitions, arts & crafts, food contests, live music, and midway. 

The Big runs from September 14 to September 30. 

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Great Pumpkin Nights at the EcoTarium

Worcester, MA

The Great Pumpkin Festival at the EcoTarium in Worcester is a must attend this fall in New England. 

The event features more than 1000 carved pumpkins, live entertainment, family fun with trick-or-treating, displays and more.

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Sam Adams Octoberfest Beer

One of the fun things about the changing of seasons is the changing of beer flavors and with fall comes Sam Adams Octoberfest.

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Sam Adams builds off of that idea with a beer that is perfect for the season.

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Phantom Gourmet Food Festival

Boston, MA

The Phantom Gourmet Food Festival is an event to look forward too and it will be held on September 22 from 12- 4 p.m. on two streets next to Fenway Park.

Tickets are $40 in advance and online and will go up to $50 at the event.

The ticket includes sampling 100 of Phantom's foods from hot dogs and pizza to pulled pork and more. Beer and wine will be served on the street.

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The New England Patriots Return

Foxboro, MA

The NFL returns and that means that the New England Patriots are back.

The Patriots have won two of the last four Super Bowls and are among the favorites to win another one this season.

The Patriots kick off their season on Sunday, September 9 at 1 p.m. against the Houston Texans. 

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Apple Picking at Burtt's Apple Orchard

Cabot, Vermont

A great fall family event, especially those with young kids, is apple picking.

Nothing more fun than grabbing the nicest looking apple that you can find, giving it a quick wash off and then biting into it. Delicious.

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Columbus Day Festival on Federal Hill

Providence, RI

Filled with great music and even better food, the Columbus Day Festival is a fall event to look forward to every season.

The feast will take place from October 6 through October 8.  

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Fall Boat Ride to Block Island

Block Island, RI

Though the summer weather is winding down, there is still great weather coming and great opportunities to get on the ferry and head over to Block Island for the day, or maybe even multiple days.

Fall trips to Block Island are something to look forward too.

Click here for more information.

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Wearing Fleece

For those nights, or days, where it's just a bit cooler out, there is nothing more comfortable than throwing on a fleece jacket and settling in for a fun day ahead.

The arrival of fall means it's time to start breaking those jackets out.

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Drinking Apple Cider From Pippin Orchard 

Cranston, RI

Can't you already taste it? The sweet taste of apple cider returns with the fall season.

Head over to your local market and buy some, or maybe you know how to make your own or have your own recipe. Either way, drinking apple cider is something to look forward too.

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Attend Waterfire in Providence

Providence, RI

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Waterfire is a great night out with different vendors, music and other entertainment lining the city streets while the river is lit up by the fire. For a really romantic and fun night, hop on a gondola ride.

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The Return of Your Favorite TV Shows

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Look forward to having something to watch at night after a long day at work.

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Celebrating Halloween at Factory of Terror 

Worcester, MA

Who isn't looking forward to celebrating the Halloween season at the Factory of Terror in Worcester? 

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Fall Golf at Harbor Lights

Warwick, RI

The end of Summer does not mean the end of golf season.

The fall is a great time of year for golfing at Harbor Lights or any of the courses across the state.  

The fall offers some of the best-golfing weather of the year, not too hot and not too cold. 

Golf season has not left.

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Harpoon Brewery Oktoberfest in Boston

Boston, MA

Harpoon Brewery will hold their 28th annual Octoberfest from September 28 through September 29. 

The event will feature Harpoon brews, bratwursts, chicken dancing and German chocolate cake eating contests as well as Oompah music.

Harpoon Brewery is located at 306 Northern Ave in Boston.

Click here for more information or for tickets.

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Elton John's Farewell Tour at TD Garden 

Boston, MA

Rock n' Roll legend Elton John is bringing his farewell tour to Boston's TD Garden on October 6. 

Don't miss out on the opportunity to see one of the greatest of all time sing songs such as "Bennie & the Jets," "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," and more. 

Click here for tickets

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King Richards Faire 

Carver, MA

Dive into history at King Richard's Faire, New England's oldest and largest Renaissance Festival and most beloved annual fall event. Dress up, play games and learn a lot at a fair that is a great fall event for the entire family.

The Fair runs from September 1 through October 21. 

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Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo

Providence, RI

What better way to spend a fall evening than strolling through Roger Williams Park Zoo and viewing some cool Jack-O-Lanterns. 

The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park is a Rhode Island and New England Fall staple featuring thousands of illuminated pumpkins from October 4 to November 4. 

 
 

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