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Where Will You WOO? - Week of June 22, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

 

Where will you WOO during the week of June 22?

 

Thursday, June 22

Out to Lunch - #MakeArtEverywhere

11:00 AM-2:00 PM 

Worcester Common Oval
455 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608

Returning for its 8th season, the Out to Lunch Concert Series and Farmers Market brings live bands, outdoor performers, artisans, nonprofits, food, farms, and fun! Created by the Worcester Cultural Coalition, the #MakeArtEverywhere campaign promotes the encouragement and ability to use your creative license in all situations with no limitations. This hashtag, along with the City of Worcester's #Worcester100 campaign, are only 2 of the many interactions of Out to Lunch this summer.

Kicking off the first week is Blue Light Bandits! Blue Light Bandits is a four piece groove band from New England. BLB was awarded "Best Up & Coming Act" at the 2016 Worcester Music Awards and has performed as opening support for artists including KC and the Sunshine Band, Badfish, New Politics, and The 5th Dimension.

Food Vendors:
Dogfather
Press'n It
Talyta's Café
Big T's
Bittersweet Homestead
Figs & Pigs

Farmers
REC Mobile Market
Schultz Farm
Stillman Quality Meats
Sweet Pumpkin Farms

Vendors:
EV's Whimsies
Red's
Maria Eke

This summer brings many food vendors, new and returning artisans, kids activities, and memories to share! Join us as we go Out to Lunch!

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Friday, June 23

City Hall Brawl: Amateur Boxing

Friday, June 23, 2017
6:00 PM-8:00 PM 

Worcester Common Oval
455 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608

Come out to join the Worcester Police Athletic League and the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester for an evening of boxing!

Bring water, friends and your game face to the Worcester Common Oval to learn some moves from Worcester's P.D. on Friday, June 23rd at 6:00 pm

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Saturday, June 24

A Midsummer ArtRaiser 2017

6:00 PM-10:00 PM 

Sprinkler Factory
38 Harlow Street
Worcester, MA 01605

Celebrating the SUN and ALL of its artful creations...

A Midsummer ArtRaiser 

Saturday
June 24th
6-10pm
2017
- Silent auction of donated original art
- Hors d'oeuvres / cash bar
- Music by Future Tropicale Sound System
- Pagan Fashion Show + Piñata Ritual

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Sunday, June 25

Affairs of the Heart & Honor: A Musical Duel of Tenors & Baritones

5:00 PM-7:00 PM 

Mechanics Hall
321 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608

TENORS:
Adam Klein, USA (Metropolitan Opera)
Alejandro Olmedo, Mexico (Winner of Placido Domingo's International Competition)
Juan del Bosca, Mexico (Palacio de Bellas Artes)

BARITONES:
David Gvinianidze, Georgia (Batumi Opera)
Vago Ohanyan, Armenia (New York City Opera)
Petr Sokolov, Russia (Moscow Stanislavsky Musical Theater)

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Monday, June 26

Urban Gardening 101

Monday, June 26, 2017
2:30 PM-3:30 PM 

Worcester Public Library
Saxe Room
3 Salem Square
Worcester, MA 01608

Join staff of the Regional Environmental Council (REC) who'll be presenting on the basics of starting your own garden. You'll learn about the many urban gardens and farming projects happening in the city. There will be room for discussion and questions after the presentation.
The REC is a grassroots environmental justice organization located in Worcester, Massachusetts - New England's second largest city. Founded in 1971, REC has been dedicated to building healthy, sustainable and just communities in Worcester and beyond for more than 40 years.

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Tuesday, June 27

Worcester JCC Senior Lunch Program

12:00 PM-1:00 PM 

Bet Shalom Apartments
475 Chandler St
Worcester, MA 01602


Don’t feel like cooking? Open to any adult 60+, join the Worcester JCC for Lunch Out a delicious, home style, kosher lunch every Tuesday and Thursday at 12 noon at Bet Shalom Apartments. With a suggested donation of $3.50, this weekly lunch is full of good company in a homey environment. Please register by 12 noon the day before, by calling Nancy Greenberg at (508) 756-7109 x232 or Sue Granoff at (508) 756-7109 x273.

These lunches are provided through a partnership with the JCC, Jewish Healthcare Center, and Elder Services of Worcester Area. 

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Wednesday, June 28

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

6:00 PM-7:00 PM 

Worcester Public Library
Saxe Room
3 Salem Square
Worcester, MA 01608

For centuries, we've known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Presented by the Alzheimer's Association.

Registration is required.
Please call 508-799-1655 ext. 3 or visit mywpl.org to register.

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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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Waterfire 

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.

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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 

Maine

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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PVDFest 

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. 

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