Where Will You WOO? - Week of July 6, 2017
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Thursday, July 6
Worcester Chamber Music Society's Miracle to Majesty
8:00 PM-9:30 PM
Clark University: Traina Center for the Arts
92 Downing Street
Worcester, MA 01610
Thursday, July 6 | 8:00 PM
Razzo Hall, Clark University
92 Downing St., Worcester
Pre-concert talk 7:30 PM
CHOPIN Nocturne Op. 55 No. 2
MOZART Quintet for oboe and strings in C Major K. 406
DEBUSSY Sonata for Cello and Piano
BRAHMS Piano Quintet
With guest musicians: Demetrios Karamintzas, oboe; and Omar Chen Guey, violin
Friday, July 7
Summer Computer Classes
9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Worcester Public Library
3rd Floor Computer Lab
3 Salem Square
Worcester, MA 01608
Basic knowledge of computers and a valid email address is required to participate in these sessions.
Microsoft Office & Keyboarding
Fridays, June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
An introductory course in the basics of Microsoft Word (week 1), Publisher (week 2), PowerPoint (week 3), Excel (week 4), and touch type keyboarding (week 5). Learn to create documents, brochures, presentation slides, spreadsheets, and keyboard typing.
Fridays, July 7, 14, 21 & 28 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Learn about job seeking resources at the library (week 1), the library website, catalog, your account and how to place holds (week 2), eBooks and ereaders: download eBooks and eaudio using Overdrive and Commonwealth eBook catalog (week 3), and introduction to genealogy (week 4).
Digital Literacy Basics
Fridays, August 4, 11 & 18 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Top ten user-friendly websites (week 1), computer and Internet privacy(week 2), and fake news & information literacy (week 3).
Register online at mywpl.org or call 508-799-1655 x3.
Saturday, July 8
Shatta Wale Live in Concert
8:00 PM-11:59 PM
Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
2 Southbridge St.
Worcester, MA 01608
Recently awarded the Peoples Choice Award winner at the 2017 Ghana Music Honors, Shatta Wale is a Ghanaian-born producer and reggae-dancehall musician. He is best known for his biggest breakthrough hit song "Dancehall King" which led to winning the Artiste of the Year at the 2014 edition of the Ghana Music Awards.
Tickets are $40, with VIP seats available for $80. Contact the box office at 877.571.SHOW (7469) for more information. Tickets are also available at Anokye Krom Restaurant and Worcester area African markets and barber shops.
Sunday, July 9
Botanical Tattoo Weekend
10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505
Tower Hill will offer something for everyone at its first Botanical Tattoo Weekend. Spend the day watching live tattoo demos, trying your hand at botanical drawing, listening to live music, sampling local food trucks, and shopping at unique artisan booths. Find your next tattoo! See the latest trends in botanical tattoo design in the pop-up art exhibit, connect with regional tattoo artists, try a henna tattoo or botanical face painting, and get a custom Tower Hill temporary tattoo from the shop. Please contact Kirsten Swartz at [email protected] or call 508.869.6111 x101 if you are interested in displaying botanical tattoo related products at a table during the weekend.
Pop-up art exhibit featuring photos of botanical tattoos, tattoo designs, and art by botanical tattoo artists from across the country and around the world.
Collaborative art project- drawing botanical tattoos on Floras arms
Plein air botanical sketching or watercolor art demos
Live tattooing demos
Vendors, including local tattoo artists, natural tattoo care products, related jewelry and clothing
Custom Tower Hill botanical temporary tattoos
Botanical henna tattoos
Botanical face painting
Botanical coloring and crafts
Monday, July 10
This Is My Story
12:30 PM-3:30 PM
Worcester Center for Crafts
25 Sagamore Road
Worcester, MA 01605
Explore designing with paint, metals, found objects, natural elements and more to illustrate your own stories. Use new skills to bring your creations into the third dimension.
Tuesday, July 11
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA 01604
Everyone loves bubbles, and our seasonal outdoor exhibit gives kids (and grownups) of all ages a chance to make loads and loads of sudsy bubbles in all shapes and sizes. Experiment with how they are formed, the colors they produce, and their amazing properties. And while you're having fun making all those bubbles, you'll learn about such things as surface tension, evaporation and light reflection.
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
Wednesday, July 12
Summer Concert- Classic Broadway and Songbook Standards (Greater Worcester Opera)
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
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).
Related Slideshow: 25 Things to Look Forward to in New England This Summer - 2017
The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival
The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival takes place from June 2 to June 11 in downtown Burlington, Vermont.
This 10 day celebration features four stages with free live music from Arrested Development 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 1-4.
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 21-23 on the URI athletic fields.
Participating in the Worcester World Cup 2017
The 2017 Worcester World Cup is set to take place from Friday, August 11 to Sunday, August 13.
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 2017 festival is set to take place from Friday, August 4 to Sunday, August 6.
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 fourth 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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