Where Will You WOO? - Week of July 27, 2017
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Thursday, July 27
Escape Room for Teens: The Room of Requirement
2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Worcester Public Library
3 Salem Square
Worcester, MA 01608
Test your sleuthing mettle with these dramatic games of deduction. We'll lock you in, and you'll have 45 minutes to follow the clues and find the final key. Do you have what it takes to escape the room? Ages 13-17.
Friday, July 28
Friday Farmers Market
11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Worcester Common Oval
455 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Introducing the new Friday Farmers' Market on the Worcester Common! Stop by the Oval between 11am-2pm and pick up your produce, goods, and other needs for your weekend!
Stillman Quality Meats, LLC-Meat & poultry, eggs, meat pies, stock, and sauce, bone broth, and cut flowers Douglas Orchard & Farm-produce, fruit, honey, creamed honey, eggs, beeswax candles, artisan soaps, honey sticks, gifts (June 9th, June 16th, June 23rd, June 30th, July 7th, July 14th, July 21st, July 28th, August 4th, August 11th, August 25th, September 1st, September 8th, September 15th, September 22nd) Sweet Pumpkins Farm-Produce, herbs, flowers, goat's milk lotion and soaps, eggs, maple syrups, honey (June 16th, June 30th, July 14th, July 28th, August 11th, August 25th, September 8th, September 22nd) REC Mobile Market-honey, jam, bread, cheese, fresh produce Jeremiah's Inn
Saturday, July 29
YSP Teen presents Guys and Dolls
2:00 PM-4:00 PM, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
2 Southbridge St.
Worcester, MA 01608
Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they've been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.
Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950. It received nearly unanimous positive reviews from critics and won a bevy of awards, including Tony Awards, Drama Desks and Oliviers.
Sunday, July 30
Cabinet Making in Early 19th Century New England
9:30 AM-5:00 PM
Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA 01566
This summer, Old Sturbridge Village is proud to announce our new exhibit, Planed, Grained, & Dovetailed: Cabinetmaking in Rural New England, a new exhibition highlights rarely-seen objects and primary source materials from the Village's collections. Centered on three main themes - form, process, and people - the exhibition examines the tools, products, and livelihoods of rural cabinetmakers in the early 19th century. Visitors will gain a deeper insight into how these objects were designed, fashioned, and used in the period, and how they inform our understanding of modern-day craftsmanship.
The exhibition illustrates the wide range of objects shaped by the hands of rural cabinetmakers including clock cases, sofas, sideboards, and coffins. Delicate inlay, figured veneers, intricate carvings, and grain-painted surfaces, represent the diversity of decorative processes practiced by a New England cabinetmaker to adorn his work.
Monday, July 31
Video Maker's Clubhouse Summer Program
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Worcester Community Cable Access (WCCA TV - Channel 13)
415 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Come join WCCA TV at the Video Maker's Clubhouse. We're looking for youth ages 13-18 to join our club where they can work on fun video and television projects while learning valuable new skills. Youth learn how to plan, set-up, and create video projects in a professional television studio production environment while having an enjoyable project-based summer program before the school year starts. Scholarship(s) available. Those without scholarship(s) would pay $650 if they register early (by July 1st) for the entire summer program. There are weekly rates available as well. You can choose how many as well as which weeks to attend. Sign up now before the spots are all filled!! Call 508-755-1880 or e-mail [email protected].
Tuesday, August 1
Wizarding Science Days
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA 01604
Consider yourself enrolled at EcoTarium: School of Science-craft and Magical Inquiry! Use science to feel like a wizard as you attend 'classes' such as Potions, Astronomy, and Herbology! Between classes, visit with owls and explore the forbidden forest! Non-magic folk welcome. Wand and robes encouraged but not required.
Wednesday, August 2
Summer Concert- Opera and Operetta Delights (Greater Worcester Opera)
7:30 PM-9:30 PM
Briarwood Community Center
Join GWO for their 14th Annual Summer Concert Series. Enjoy a comfortable and air-conditioned atmosphere, while experiencing engaging performances by some of the areas finest singers, accompanied by Olga Rogach and narrated by Rick Kimball. The music is exquisite, the price reasonable and the refreshments complimentary- it's a great way to support the arts while having a wonderful time! Concerts include Classic Broadway, and Songbook Standards (July 12), Contemporary Broadway Favorites (July 19), Gilbert and Sullivan Extravaganza (July 26), and Opera and Operetta Delights (August 2).
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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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