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Where Will You WOO? - Week of June 8, 2017

Thursday, June 08, 2017

 

Where will you WOO during the week of June 8? 

 

Thursday, June 8

Riverdance The 20th Anniversary World Tour

7:30 PM-9:30 PM 

Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
2 Southbridge St
Worcester, MA 01608

The show is quite simply incredible. A phenomenon of historic proportions

 THE WASHINGTON TIMES

As for the flaws? Well, there simply aren’t any. Here’s to another 20 years!

THE EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS

The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland - in rock, music, theatre and film - nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance.

Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour is composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, and comes directly to North America from a sold out run across Europe and Asia.

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Friday, June 9

The Pirates of Penzance- presented by Greater Worcester Opera

7:30 PM-9:30 PM 

Cultural Center at Eagle Hill
Kresge Theater
242 Old Petersham Rd, MA 01031

Join us for a fully staged concert version of Gilbert & Sullivan's rollicking tale of pirates, constables, wards and generals... costumed and dramatically performed, sung by GWO's fabulous artists!

7 (seven) performance dates include:
June 9 (7:30 PM) @ Eagle Hill Cultural Center, Hardwick
June 10 (7:30 PM) & 11 (2:00 PM) @ New Players Theatre Guild, Fitchburg
June 16 (7:30 PM) @ Southgate in Shrewsbury
June 23 (7:30 PM), 24 (7:30 PM) and 25 (2:00 PM) @ Briarwood Community Center, Worcester

Stage director- Richard Monroe
Music director- Aldo Fabrizi

Our Cast:
Pirate King-Kyle Carlson (cover Stuart Cabral)
General Stanley-Ben Morse
Frederic-Matthew Hennek
Mabel-Lydian DeVere Yard (cover Lisa Tierney)
Ruth-Angela Jajko
Sergeant of Police-Frank Walker
Edith-Elaine Crane
Kate-Carolyn Schwartz
Isabel-Lisa Tierney
Samuel-Brad Amidon

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Saturday, June 10

Touch Tomorrow

10:00 AM-4:00 PM 

WPI: Quad
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609

WPI TouchTomorrow
A family-friendly festival featuring hands-on experiments, research lab activities, and interactive exhibits for all ages

Register now!
touchtomorrow.wpi.edu
FREE
Rain or Shine

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Sunday, June 11

"Interludes" Art in the Park Worcester 2017

3:00 PM-6:00 PM 

Elm Park
Highland Street and Park Avenue

8th biennial Art in the Park, Worcester exhibit opens! Featuring the works of 18 professional sculptors and students from the Worcester Public School; artist talks; Mobile Farmers Market; Drumming; One Love Cafe'; Pure Juz and more... 

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Monday, June 12

Stickwork: Patrick Dougherty

Arts Transcending Borders at College of the Holy Cross
Lawn by Linden Lane (Main Campus Entrance
1 College St.
Worcester, MA 01610

Arts Transcending Borders (ATB), in association with the Cantor Art Gallery, the Environmental Studies Program and the Department of Visual Arts, welcomes 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, he will be creating a Stickwork sculpture with the help of volunteers on the lawn by Linden Lane. 

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Tuesday, June 13

Construction Club at Tatnuck Branch Library

3:30 PM-5:30 PM 

Worcester Public Library Tatnuck Branch
1083 Pleasant Street
Worcester, MA 01602

Do you like Legos? What about Lincoln Logs?
Or an amazing marble maze?
Come use your imagination to make your own creations.
Bring a friend! Supports STEM
(Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)!
All ages welcome.

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Wednesday, June 14

Wall-mounted Clay Bud Vase

6:00 PM-8:30 PM 

Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505

Instructor: Becky O’Brien
Students will create their own piece of pottery starting with a raw piece of clay. The clay slab will be molded into a one of a kind bud vase for the wall by the students and designed using texture either by adding clay or sgraffito (scratching/scraping away). Once the sculptural component is complete, the students will then paint their piece using underglazes. The pieces are then brought back to the artist's studio where they are bisque fired, clear glazed and then fired again. Upon completion, the pieces can either be picked up at Tower Hill or the artist studio in West Boylston. The ceramic process can take between 4-6 weeks, sometimes much less. 

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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.

PHOTO: Winnipesaukee.com

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The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival 

Burlington, Vermont

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. 

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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 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.

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 28-30 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 21-23 on the URI athletic fields. 

Click here for more information

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Participating in the Worcester World Cup 2017

Worcester, MA

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.

Click here for more information

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Newport Jazz Festival 

Newport, RI

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.

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 26 to the 28. The festival features performances from Chance the Rapper, Weezer, Mumford & Sons and more. 

Click here for more information

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Vermont Summer Celebration 

Dorset, 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 August 8 to 13.

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 8 and going through 13. 

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 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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