Where Will You WOO? Week of August 31, 2017
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Thursday, August 31st
Take a Break Thursdays
Worcester Public Library
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.
Friday, September 1st
Let’s Dance-Country Night
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
Saturday, September 2nd
Tour of the Month: Reusable Universes: Shih Chieh Huang
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.
Sunday, September 3rd
Sunday Garden Tour
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
Monday, September 4th
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
Tuesday, September 5th
Pickleball at the 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.
Wednesday, September 6th
Preschool and Toddler Wednesdays
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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Pumpkin Picking at Jaswell's Farm
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.
Leaf Peeping at Green Mountain National Forest
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.
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.
The Oktoberfest idea was born in 1810 when Munich celebrated the Crown Prince's wedding with a 16-day party with a special beer.
Sam Adams builds off of that idea with a beer that is perfect for the season.
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.
The New England Patriots Return
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.
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.
Drinking Apple Cider From Pippin Orchard
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.
Attend Waterfire in Providence
Summer may be nearing the end, but Waterfire continues into the fall.
Waterfire is the premiere event in Providence and if you haven't gotten to one yet during the summer or fall season, now is the time to plan.
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.
The Return of Your Favorite TV Shows
One of the down sides of summer is that there is very little to watch on TV as far as new shows go. Thank goodness for Netflix and or HBO on demand.
However, the return of the fall season means the return of all the popular TV shows like Gotham, Game of Thrones, Arrow and several others.
Look forward to having something to watch at night after a long day at work.
Celebrating Halloween at Factory of Terror
Who isn't looking forward to celebrating the Halloween season at the Factory of Terror in Worcester?
The Factory of Terror consists of five different attractions including Dracula's HIdeaway, Phobia Mayhem, Zombie Alley and much more.
Fall Golf at Harbor Lights
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.
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.
Elton John's Farewell Tour at TD Garden
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.
PHOTO: David Shankbone/wikipedia
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.
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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