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Where Will You WOO? - Week of December 21, 2017

Thursday, December 21, 2017

 

Where Will You WOO during the week of December 21, 2017

 

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Knitting Circle

Worcester Public Library

Knit along with us on a themed project, knit for charity, or feel free to bring something you are working on already! Knitters of all skill levels and other needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join us. December’s knitting theme is holiday projects!

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Christmas by Candlelight

Old Sturbridge Village

Christmas by Candlelight is an evening filled with New England holiday traditions, live musical performances, storytelling, sleigh rides, festive foods, a roaring bonfire, and strolls around the decorated Village Common. At North Pole Village families will find Santa, Mrs. Claus’s Bake Shop, a magical talking Christmas tree, and an expanded train display featuring some trains from the movie Joy. You do not want to miss the nightly tree lighting and ever-popular gingerbread house contest!

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

10th Anniversary Production of A Christmas Carol

Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

Celebrate the holiday season with New England’s largest production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The seasonal story of love, redemption, and magic includes an array of spectacles and flying stunts.

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

Exhibition: The Cup Show

Worcester Center for Craft

Before the holidays are in full swing, stop by the Craft Center to enjoy The Cup Show exhibition.

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Monday, December 25, 2017

BodyPump Group Exercise with Joe and Sharon

Worcester JCC

Schedule a little fitness into your holiday festivities with this group workout class that safely works every major muscle group by pairing heavy repetition with light and adjustable weights. With encouragement, motivation, and great music, it’s a fantastic way to get fit!

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Migration + Memory: Jewish Artists of the Russian and Soviet Empires

Museum of Russian Icons

Enjoy an exhibition featuring approximately 100 works from Jewish artists born, trained, or active in the Russian and Soviet Empires of the 20th century.  Themes of migration and memory, central to the Jewish experience of this period, speak to a legacy of opportunity and suffering, inclusion and alienation, and hope and loss. Created by almost 50 artists, this collection of paintings, drawings, prints, books, and three-dimensional objects, tells an important story.

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Paintastic!

Worcester Art Museum

Learn about painting techniques in the Museum, then use watercolors and tempera paints to build your painting skills and capture color and form in your art.

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Winter Break Drop-In Crafts

Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Join us for a winter-themed craft to celebrate the holiday break and get  your creative energies flowing!

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Related Slideshow: 15 Ways to Get Into the Holiday Spirit in Central MA - 2017

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Give to Those in Need 

From giving trees at churches to Why Me Inc. as well as many other great organizations, there are plenty of families in the community that could use your help to put a present or two under the tree for a child who might not otherwise get one.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE 50 WAYS TO GIVE 

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10th Anniversary Production of A Christmas Carol at Hanover Theatre 

Get to Hanover Theatre to see the 10th Anniversary production of A Christmas Carol on opening night. 

Jeremy Lawrence plays Scrooge for the sixth year in a row, having guest starred on TVs The Blacklist and Shades of Blue, as well as worked with directors Brian De Palma, Rob Howard and Stephen Daldry. Lawrence is also known for his portrayal of playwright Tennessee Williams.

The show starts at 7 p.m. 

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Visit Stowe Farm and Buy a Christmas Tree.

The Christmas season can't begin without a Christmas tree. 

Start your Christmas tree shopping now by visiting Stowe Farm in Millbury and get into the holiday spirit. 

 

PHOTO: Flickr

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Go Ice Skating at Worcester Common Oval 

The Worcester Common Oval is a cool place to go ice skating, right in the heart of Worcester. 

If that's not enough for you, skate on the old-fashioned way, on a frozen pond. 

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Christmas by Candlelight at Old Sturbridge Village 

Christmas by Candlelight at Old Sturbridge Village is an evening filled with New England holiday traditions, live musical performances, storytelling, sleigh rides, festive foods, a roaring bonfire, and strolls around the decorated Village Common.

At the North Pole Village families will find Santa, Mrs. Claus Bake Shop, a magical talking Christmas tree, and an expanded train display featuring some trains from the movie Joy.

The event goes from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Click here for more information 

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Imagine John Lennon Christmas Festival at That's Entertainment 

Multiple bands and solo performers singing Lennon, Beatles and Christmas Carol's. 

Any bands, singers, musicians, artists, elves or Santa's helpers that would like to participate are welcome. 

Festival times are as follows: 

1:00 AM-6:00 AM, 2:00 AM-7:00 AM, 3:00 AM-8:00 AM, 4:00 AM-9:00 AM, 1:00 PM-6:00 PM

Click here for more information 

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The Muppet Christmas Carol at the Worcester Common Oval Ice Skating Rink

 Layer up in your most comfortable winter attire and pack some seasonal snacks for this outdoor film screening on City Hall Plaza. 

Admission for skating is just $10 and includes skate rentals. Receive a $5.00 discount if you bring your own skates. Kids 6 and under skate free. Admission for the movie is free. 

Click here for more information 

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Give Money to Salvation Army

Throw some money in the Salvation Army kettle. Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings. The person who stands outside ringing the bell is often there for long hours.

Even if it's just some change, smile at them and wish them a happy holiday.  

 

PHOTO: j_lai/ Flickr
 

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Secretly Pay it Forward

Standing in line at a local coffee shop waiting to order can be a long wait at times.

Make the day of the person behind you by paying for their coffee. It will put a huge smile on their face, and on your face as well.

But shhh don't tell them. 

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Call Long Lost Friends or Family Members

On the phone -- not a Facebook post, not a text. Let them hear your voice. Find a way to reconnect on a personal basis.

Find out how they're doing.  Make plans to catch up in person. But whatever you do, remember, texting doesn't count!

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Spend Time With an Elderly Relative

The actual day when the family is around can be hectic. Before then, go have a cup of tea, bring some cookies, and find out what holiday traditions they enjoyed. 

Give the gift of time.

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Start Thinking About Your New Year's Resolutions

Don't wait until December 31 to promise you'll drink less and work out more.

Take stock of your life, figure out what's important to you, and what you want to accomplish in the New Year and start jotting stuff down. 

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You Must Watch Home Alone

While it may not be your traditional Christmas movie, it certainly brings home the holiday spirit.

Home Alone is an all-time classic that simply must be watched. 

Enjoy!

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A Festivus for the Rest of Us

You must watch the Festivus episode of Seinfeld, it is one of the most famous episodes of the entire series. 

Laughter is the best medicine, after all. 

When you finish the episode, be sure to celebrate Festivus on December 23.

Happy Festivus! 

 

PHOTO: Matt Keef/Flickr

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Get Those Decorations up

Get those decorations up early this year and go all out, go to the extreme with the decorating. 

Why not be the talk of the neighborhood?

Add to the holiday cheer.  

 

PHOTO: Romeo Banias/Flickr

 
 

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