Where Will You WOO? - Week of December 22, 2016
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Thursday December 22
Top Notch Toddlers
11:00 AM-11:45 AM
Worcester Public Library
3 Salem Square
Worcester, MA 01608
Toddlers and parents will participate in a 45 minutes program of reading, activities such as games and music, making crafts and socializing. Top Notch Toddlers will not run during School vacation weeks. For ages 2 and 3.Storytimes will be canceled due to weather conditions if Worcester Public Schools closed early or classes are canceled due to inclement weather.
Friday December 23
Arts on the Green "Caroling on the Common"
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury
On the Common in front of the Church
19 Church Road
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
A favorite holiday tradition in Shrewsbury, this annual carol sing with the Worcester Brass Consort and hot chocolate takes place on the town common regardless of the weather. In the event of extreme winter conditions, this event is moved into the FCC fellowship hall. This event is made possible by Heald & Chiampa Funeral Home, Scizzors Hair Salon and Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union.
Saturday, December 24
Zip Tour: Del Sarto: Saint John the Baptist
12:00 PM-12:30 PM
Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Zip tours are fast paced views of one artist or work of art, and last only 20 minutes. Free with Museum admission; Admission free for all the first Saturday of each month between 10am-12noon. Tour begins in the Lancaster Welcome Center.
Sunday, December 25
Beechwood Hotel Sunday Brunch
10:30 AM-2:00 PM
363 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605
Cost: $27.95 for Adults, $12.50 for Children 5-12, Children under 5 are free
Monday, December 26
Worcester JCC Swim Club Developmental Level: Mon and Wed
4:30 PM-5:30 PM
Heated Indoor Pool
633 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Developmental Level will build on skills learned in the JCC instructional program, including the improvement of four racing strokes through technique correction, while introducing proper form for flip turns, racing dives and various drills in a noncompetitive way.
Tuesday, December 27
Holiday Vacation: Science for Wizards
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA 01604
Consider yourself enrolled at EcoTarium: School of Science-craft and Magical Inquiry!
Explore the science behind the magic in classes such as Astronomy, Herbology, and Care of Magnificent Creatures. Use science to feel like a wizard in Charms and witness the power of chemistry in Potions! Between classes, visit with owls and explore the forbidden forest! Non-magic folk welcome. Wand and robes are encouraged but not required.
Wednesday, December 28
Discovering Nature as a Preschooler: Winter 2016 Wednesday
9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Mass Audubon: Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary
414 Massasoit Road
Worcester, MA 01604
This 10-week series of nature classes is designed for young children ages 4 to 5 unaccompanied by a parent. Each week we will explore nature through self discovery, games, activities, stories and crafts. Children will be guided through their hands-on inquiry based explorations with one (or more) of our trained natural history guides. Join other children as we learn and play together and foster a lifelong love of nature in a safe, caring environment. For more information and to register, call 508-753-6087. No classes from Dec. 14 to Jan. 4. See full schedule on website.
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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
PHOTO: Matt Keef/Flickr
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