Where Will You WOO? Week of July 13, 2017
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Thursday, July 13
FREE Kids Admission in July
9:30 AM-5:00 PM
Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA 01566
Make the start of your summer truly historic with a day of family fun, and outdoor adventure at Old Sturbridge Village. Dont miss the sun or the savings this month only! Watch a blacksmith, shoemaker, potter, and tinner at work, meet the oxen, lambs, and two bull calves, take a horse-drawn ride around the countryside, tour the gardens, and so much more! See, hear, feel, smell, taste and experience early American history up-close and hands-on.
Visit Old Sturbridge Village in July and save BIG! Up to three kids FREE per accompanying paying adult throughout July 2017. The Village is open Wednesday-Sunday from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. Cannot be combined with other discounts.
Friday, July 14
Worcester Shakespeare Festival 2017
8:00 PM-9:30 PM
Alternatives Unlimited, Inc. & Whitin Mill Complex
50 Douglas Rd.
Whitinsville, MA 01588
11th Anniversary Season proudly presents
Antony & Cleopatra in repertory with Coriolanus
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sundays at 2:00 PM | July 14- August 20
Antony & Cleopatra - After tracking down and defeating the men who killed Julius Caesar, Mark Antony is one of the three most powerful men in the world. Cleopatra is the most powerful woman in Egypt. There love is legendary, but can it survive the pressures of Rome or will their passion tear the empire apart?
Coriolanus A people devastated by hunger, an enemy at the gates, a popular politician with nothing but contempt for the people hes supposed to represent. Tensions erupt in this tale of power, pride, and bloody, bloody revenge.
Tickets and full performance calendar online at WorcesterShakespeareCompany.org or at the door.
Adults $20, Seniors/Students $15, Children under 12 free. In case of inclement weather, the performance moves indoors.
Saturday, July 15
Art + Market with Dick's Market Garden
10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Worcester Art Museum
Salisbury Parking Lot
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Your produce needs are covered this summer with our perennial favorite, Dick's Market Garden. Starting this year in early June with strawberries, peas, greens, and early vegetables, the Market Garden then transitions to the cool weather flowers, apples, and gourds towards the fall. All of the items sold are locally grown (Lunenburg, MA). Enjoy the museum galleries before or after your market visit!
Market runs Saturdays, June 17, 2017 - October 21, 2017, and does not operate during anticipated lightning.
Sunday, July 16
Bill Gaither and the Gaither Vocal Band, Better Together Tour
3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
2 Southbridge St.
Worcester, MA 01608
A full evening of entertainment and meaningful music is a rare treat anytime, but when the occasion includes the best-loved voices in gospel music it’s a must-see celebration! If you attend just one musical event this year, Bill Gaither and the Gaither Vocal Band is one you can’t miss. It will leave you encouraged, grateful and most certainly smiling!
Monday, July 17
Intro to Jewelry
12:30 PM-3:30 PM
Worcester Center for Crafts
25 Sagamore Road
Worcester, MA 01605
Create your own rings, pendants, and bracelets while discovering the techniques and processes of metal working. Learn silver soldering, forming, wire work and more! The instructor will work with you to develop the skills you need to innovate and produce your own designs.
Tuesday, July 18
Children's Cooking Class
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505
Instructor: Alice Puccio
Learn about cooking fresh recipes from the garden.
If your child has a food allergy, you must inform the staff two weeks in advance of the class.
Pre-registration required, max 10
Wednesday, July 19
Canal District Music Series
6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Harding Street at Kelley Square
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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The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival
The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival takes place from June 1 to June 10 in downtown Burlington, Vermont.
This 10 day celebration features four stages with free live music from Leslie Odom Jr. and more. The festival also will feature local food and much more.
For more information, click here.
Taking a Cruise on a Windjammer
Head to Maine and sleep aboard a National Landmark, the Maine Windjammer Fleet.
Go on a three, four or six-day cruise and get closer than ever before to wildlife like whales, eagles, and porpoises while you see some of the best coastal scenery that North America has to offer.
After a successful first festival, the PVDFest returns to Providence for the third year and will take place from June 7 to June 10.
The festival will bring in art, music, performances and more from all over the United States and the world for the free outdoor festival.
Catching a Worcester Bravehearts Game
Year after year, the Worcester Bravehearts are one of the best baseball teams in New England.
They bring in some of the best college talent from across the region to compete for the Futures League Championship.
Don't miss a game.
Visiting Cape Playhouse Theatre
Taking 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.
Enjoying the South County Hot Air Balloon Fest
There is nothing quite like the Hot Air Ballon Fest. This is the place to enjoy glowing hot air balloons, crafts, music, food, fishing, carnival rides, fireworks, and more.
The festival will be held from July 20-22 on the URI athletic fields.
Participating in the Worcester World Cup 2018
The 2017 Worcester World Cup is set to take place from Friday, August 10 to Sunday, August 12.
The Worcester World Cup is more than a soccer tournament. It's a celebration of Worcester and a safe, friendly family event that people look forward to all year.
Newport Jazz Festival
The 2018 festival is set to take place from Friday, August 3 to Sunday, August 5.
The festival will show off over 50 individual jazz ensembles on four stages including performances at the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Fort Adams State Park.
Seeing a Movie at the Rustic Drive-In
Look forward to Calling up your friends, pack a picnic, and sit in your car as feature films are projected on giant outdoor screens.
The audio plays right through your radio, so be sure to turn the volume up high as you snack on your candy and popcorn.
Zip Lining in the Berkshires
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.
The Little League World Series
While the Little League World Series does not take place in New England, the series is arguably the marquee sporting event of the summer.
There will be a New England team in it this year and therefore, the Little League World Series is always something to look forward to
Catching a PawSox Game at McCoy
Nothing says summer time like sitting at McCoy Stadium and watching a Pawtucket Red Sox game.
While the PawSox are already in action, the weather is getting warmer and it will be much more comfortable to go out to a game.
Billy Joel at Fenway Park
For the 5th consecutive year, rock and roll legend Billy Joel will play Fenway Park.
Billy Joel released his first hit song, arguably still his biggest hit, Piano Man in 1973 and since then has become the 6th best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States.
Joel was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992 and then the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.
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