Where Will You WOO? - Week of June 15, 2017
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Thursday, June 15
Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
7:30 PM-10:00 PM
Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA 01566
This summer, Brian Clowdus, acclaimed director of the sold-out The Sleepy Hollow Experience, joins forces with Old Sturbridge Village to bring Mark Twains timeless tale of Huckleberry Finn to the shores of the Quinebaug River in this epic outdoor musical production.
The Tony Award-winning musical Big River will sweep audiences down the mighty Mississippi as the irrepressible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a runaway slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful and heartwarming, bringing to life your favorite characters from the novel, The Widow Douglas and her stern sister, Miss Watson; the uproarious King and Duke, who may or may not be as harmless as they seem; Huck's partner in crime, Tom Sawyer, and their rowdy gang of pals; Huck's drunken father, the sinister Pap Finn; the lovely Mary Jane Wilkes and her trusting family.
Propelled by an award-winning score from Roger Miller, the king of country music, this jaunty journey provides a brilliantly theatrical celebration of pure Americana.
Big River is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals.
Friday, June 16
Veterans Inc. 12th Annual Stand Down
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
69 Grove Street
Worcester, MA 01605
FREE FOR VETERANS
Friday, June 16th, 2017 - 9AM to 4PM
69 Grove St. Worcester, MA 01605
Open to homeless and in-need veterans & their families
Bring DD-214 or VA card as proof of veterans status
PERSONAL CARE ITEMS
AND MUCH MORE!
COUNSELING & SUBSTANCE ABUSE REFERRALS
EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING
HEALTH & WELLNESS SERVICES
To sponsor the 2017 event,
please contact (508) 791-1213 ext. 1162 or [email protected]
Saturday, June 17
Learn to Use the Potter's Wheel
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Worcester Center for Crafts
25 Sagamore Road
Worcester, MA 01605
Use the potter's wheel to throw pots, and bowls, and have fun while learning. You will be taught the basics of throwing, practice on the wheel under the instructor's guidance, and decorate and fire your successful "first works". *Limited to 10 students
Sunday, June 18
Sunday Afternoon Tour
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505
Meet at the Master Plan in the Morgan Reception Gateway.
Enjoy a guided tour of this magnificent garden, with seasonal highlights such as blooming of the Spring Gardens. Learn about the history of the Worcester County Horticultural Society that owns and operates Tower Hill Botanic Garden and about the Gardens future goals.
Monday, June 19
STICKWORK: Just Off the Beaten Track
9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Arts Transcending Borders at College of the Holy Cross
Linden Lane Lawn (Main Campus Entrance)
1 College St.
Worcester, MA 01610
In September 2016, Arts Transcending Borders (ATB), in association with the Cantor Art Gallery, Environmental Studies Program and the Department of Visual Arts, hosted environmental artist Patrick Dougherty as Fall 16 artist-in-residence at the College of the Holy Cross. For the past 30 years, Dougherty has combined elemental building techniques and a deep knowledge of nature to create his organic sculptures. As part of his residency, Dougherty created "Just Off the Beaten Track" with the help of over three hundred volunteers on the lawn by Linden Lane.
Norway maple and gray birch trees used in this installation were sourced responsibly from areas designated for clearing to create wildlife openings at Crow Hill and Cascades West conservation sites managed by the Greater Worcester Land Trust.
Arts Transcending Borders is supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Tuesday, June 20
Introduction to Finding Grants
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Worcester Public Library
3rd Floor Computer Lab
3 Salem Square
Worcester, MA 01608
There are many considerations to be made when seeking funding to support your non-profit organization. This workshop will provide an overview of the grant seeking process as outlined by the Foundation Center and will provide a look at how to use the Foundation Directory online database.
Register online at mywpl.org or call 508-799-1655 ext. 3 for more information.
Wednesday, June 21
Make Music Day Worcester
10:00 AM-8:00 PM
Worcester Common Oval
455 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Make Music Day is an annual free, outdoor day of music held on the summer solstice, June 21.
Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Day is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion will perform in city parks and other venues all over Worcester to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. Interactive programs, music lessons, and jam sessions will also be held to allow even the novice to participate in making music. All of it is free and open to the public.
Make Music Worcester invites all members of the Worcester community to join in the celebration of live music by performing, hosting musical acts, and attending the free concerts and programs. Please check out our website and sign up to perform on June 21.
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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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