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Where Will You WOO? - Week of July 6, 2017

Thursday, July 06, 2017


Where will you WOO during the week of July 6? 


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

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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.

Library Resources
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.

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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.

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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
Food trucks
Live music

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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.

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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

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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
Birches Auditorium
Briarwood Circle

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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Sipping Del's Lemonade on a Hot Day 

While you can probably find Del's Lemonade somewhere during any month of the year, drinking it in the winter is just not the same as when it is a hot day in the midst of summer. 

As summer approaches, be sure to locate our nearest Del's Lemonade stand. 

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Providence, RI

Waterfire is back for the summer and it's an event and experience that must be had. 

Waterfire is Providence's signature event bringing in people from all over New England and the country to see it. 

A great night out for families and couples alike. 

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Visiting Southwick Zoo 

Mendon, Ma 

Can't wait to get back to the zoo and visit the animals at Southwick Zoo. Be sure to check out the new baby zebra that the zoo just welcomed. 

The Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Click here for more information. 

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Taking a Cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the M/S Mount Washington

New Hampshire

Lake Winnipesaukee offers some of the best scenery in all of New England and there is no better place to see it from then the M/S Mount Washington. 

Click here for more information.

PHOTO: Winnipesaukee.com

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The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival 

Burlington, Vermont

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. 

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Walking Along Narragansett Beach 

Narragansett, RI

Look forward to taking a stroll all the way from chair six to chair one as the waves crash along the shore.

Keep an eye out for sea glass as Narrow River or The Towers come into view.

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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. 

Click here for more information. 

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Providence, RI 

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.

Click here for more information. 

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Catching a Worcester Bravehearts Game 

Worcester, Ma 

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. 

Click here for more information.

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Newport Folk Festival 

Newport, RI

The Newport Folk Festival is set to be held from July 27-29 and will feature bands such as Wilco, Fleet Foxes, and The Avett Brothers. 

Don't miss out on one of the biggest concert events of the summer. 

Click here for more info

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Visiting Cape Playhouse Theatre 

Cape Cod

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.

Click here for more information

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Enjoying the South County Hot Air Balloon Fest 

Kingston, RI 

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. 

Click here for more information

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Participating in the Worcester World Cup 2018

Worcester, MA

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.

Click here for more information

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Newport Jazz Festival 

Newport, RI

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.

Click here for more information

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Seeing a Movie at the Rustic Drive-In

North Smithfield

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. 

Click here for more information

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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. 

Click here for more information

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Watching 4th of July Fireworks

The 4th of July, the holiday of the summer. 

It is never too early to start planning your day and figuring out exactly where you are going to watch a parade and fireworks this year. 

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Eating a Clam Cake From Flo’s

Portsmouth, Middletown

Be excited about heading to Flo's and taking a bite of a Flo’s clam cake and you’ll understand why they’ve been around since 1936.

Dip it in a side of tartar sauce or enjoy as is.

Click here for more information

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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

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Boston Calling 

Boston, Ma

Boston Calling, the first New England music festival of the season kicks off in downtown Boston on the weekend of May 25 to the 27.

The festival features a performance from Eminem and much more. 

Click here for more information

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Vermont Summer Festival 

Manchester, Vermont

The Vermont Summer celebration features everything from horses to shopping at onsite boutiques and plenty of places for food and drinks.

The celebration takes place from July 3 through August 12. 

Click here for more information 

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Playing Golf at Harbor Lights

Warwick, RI 

Harbor Lights in Warwick offers golfers a great place to tee it up this summer. 

Not to mention the amazing scenery and the great food at the Par + Tackle restaurant. 

Click here for more information 

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RI International Film Festival 

The Rhode Island International Film Festival will celebrate their 35th anniversary beginning on August 7 and going through August 12. 

The Festival features the best local films made with some of the best local talent. 

Click here for more information

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Catching a PawSox Game at McCoy 

Pawtucket, RI

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. 

Click here for more information

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Billy Joel at Fenway Park

Boston, MA

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. 

Click here for Tickets


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