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Where Will You WOO? - Week of March 23, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

 

Just Desserts

Where will you WOO during the week of March 23? 

Thursday, March 23 

Summer Programs at Pakachoag Music School

Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester

203 Pakachoag Street
Auburn, MA 01501

Summer Programs at Pakachoag Music School Registration for summer programs open now!
Programs include:
*Music and Movement Samplers
*Musical Theater
*Private Lessons
*Fiddle Band
*Suzuki Violin and Cello
For complete information visit us at pakmusic.org, email [email protected], or call 508-791-8159.

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Friday, March 24 

"Just Desserts" by Leslie Graff

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

ArtsWorcester presents "Just Desserts" by Leslie Graff. This exhibition is on view March 1 - June 28, 2017. After the opening, the gallery is by appointment only. Please call or e-mail the gallery to make an appointment.

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Saturday, March 25 

Tower Hill Library Book Group: Gardening Classics

1:30 PM-3:00 PM

Tower Hill Botanic Garden 
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505

Our 2017 theme is Gardening Classics and well start with one of the best (which also happens to be by Worcester native Alice Morse Earle) Old Time Gardens Newly Set Forth. To register and receive the complete list of titles contact Kathy Bell ([email protected] or 508-869-6111 x116). Spaces are limited.

Cost: Free with Admission

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Sunday, March 26

Coloring Isnt Just for Kids

5:00 PM-7:00 PM

Mass Audubon: Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary 
414 Massasoit Road
Worcester, MA 01604
 

Come to the sanctuary after-hours and enjoy the peaceful calm while creating your own works of art. Instruction in the use of colored pencils and color theory will be provided by the instructor. Copies and instruction in recreating works by such famous artists as John James Audubon will be available, or bring your own designs to color. Materials list provided upon registration. For more information and to register, call 508.753.6087.

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Monday, March 27

Mary Cassatt

Worcester Art Museum 
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
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Mary Cassatt's 1901 pastel "Simone in a White Bonnet," on loan from a private collection, will be on view at the Worcester Art Museum as part of a small, focused installation. As this work reveals, the medium of pastel was exceptionally well suited to Cassatt's Impressionist predilections for indistinct outlines and luminous color. Paired with "Reine Lefebvre Holding a Nude Baby"-the Museum's celebrated Cassatt from the same period-this installation highlights the artist's mastery of different mediums, as she shifted between oil painting and pastel toward the end of her career.

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Tuesday, March 28

Scientific Americans: The Art of Science in the New Nation

6:00 PM-9:00 PM

American Antiquarian Society 
185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
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Guest Scholar: Gregory Nobles

As much as we talk about citizen science today, the notion has been around since the founding of the nation. In the century following the American Revolution, long before scientist became a profession pursued by people in academic and corporate laboratories, science seemed to be almost everywhere in American society, and almost everyonegentlemen of science but ordinary people as wellcould take part in scientific inquiry. This workshop seeks to recapture the spirit of that time when science seemed accessible in so many ways. By looking creatively at the wide range of visual resources available at the American Antiquarian Societyscientific texts and images, of course, but illustrated newspapers and magazines, cookbooks, seed catalogs, childrens books, prints, and ephemeraworkshops participants will develop a fresh understanding of the many ways Americans encountered science in their everyday lives and, by doing so, may become better aware of our own engagement with science in the current day.

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Wednesday, March 29

Facing the World: Modernization and Splendor in Meiji Japan

Worcester Art Museum 
Japanese Gallery 
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
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During the Meiji (enlightened rule) period (1868 -1912) when power was restored back to the emperor from the samurai class, Japan underwent rapid modernization that established a thriving industrial sector and a powerful national army and navy. Though the Meiji period is best known for dramatic domestic reforms, its modernization also involved presenting the nation on the international stage through the beauty of its arts. Facing the World features magnificent lacquerware that represented Japan at international expositions in Paris and San Francisco as well as prints reflecting Japan's accelerated growth at home and abroad.

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Related Slideshow: 25 Things to Look Forward to This Spring in New England - 2018

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Boston Calling 2018 

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 performances from Eminem, The Killers, Jack White and more. 

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Providence Waterfire 

One of the best parts about Spring and Summer is the return of Waterfire

Providence WaterFire has grown to be an iconic Rhode Island event. Starting out in 1994 to celebrate it has grown to run continuously, once a month, from May-November and boasts over 80 blazing fires in the middle of the Providence River. 

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Playing Golf at Harbor Lights

Tee it up at Harbor Lights Country Club and dive right into golf season. 

The Spring is a great time to get warmed up and get some swings in before the heart of the season hits in the summer.  

Enjoy being back out on the course. Save the super serious golf for the summer. 

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Going For Walks/Runs Outside Without Shivering on East Bay Bike Path

You can go outside and go for a walk or a run without shivering the entire time. 

Spring is a great time to exercise and the East Bay Bike Path is a great place to do it. 

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Hiking at Purgatory Chasm in Massachusetts 

The chasm is ¼ mile long and runs between giant granite rock, sometimes standing at 70 feet high! You do have to pay to park ($5 MA residents, $10 for you out-of-staters), but exploring the reservation is completely free. 

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Easter Egg Hunts 

Easter is a great holiday. It is always great to spend time with friends and family and of course for those with kids, it's a great day for Easter egg hunts in the backyard or around the neighborhood. 

 

PHOTO: Ross Mayfield/flickr

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April Fools Day 

Time to start planning out what pranks and tricks you are going to pull off on April 1. 

April Fools Day is always an exciting day because you never know what is going to happen. 

While you are planning your pranks, beware of any that may be played on you. 

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Playing Tennis 

Time to break those rackets out and hit outdoor courts because Tennis season is here. 

No need to go hard right away, ease into the season. 

Have a great Tennis season. 

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Planting Flowers 

Get the gardening tools ready because gardening season is just about here. 

Head to your local garden shop, find the best flowers you can and plant away. 

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Lower Heating Bills

As winter will come to a close New Englanders could look forward to spending less money on heating bills.

Although the bitter cold is hitting New England hard, and also therefore hitting their wallets hard, this brutal cold streak will soon come to an end and we'll be able to turn down our thermostats save some cash.

photo credit: Images Money/Flickr

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Fishing Season

Get your rods and reels ready because with the approach of warmer weather comes the return of fishing seasons. While some New England states allow for fishing year round, many New England states have opening days for trout fishing that begin in early April. Although there is still a plentiful amount of snow on the ground, fishing season is right around the corner.

photo credit: Grand River Conservation Authority/Flickr

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Sun Dresses

Sun dresses. Sun Dresses. Sun Dresses. With the approach of spring, it means that sundresses are almost back! Sundresses are a fun way to show off how hard you've been working to keep the weight off all winter long.

photo credit: jessejamesjake vintage

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Boston Marathon

The 121st running of the Boston Marathon takes place on Patriots' Day. Catch the annual Red Sox early Patriots Day game, then head down to Boylston St to cheer on the runners.

It's a Boston and New England tradition.

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Bicycling on the Central Mass Rail Trail 

Once the streets are clear of ice and snow and the temperatures rise, one of the most fun things to do in New England is to jump on a bike and go for a nice long ride. There are plenty of bike paths to explore at your leisure, and many cities like Providence, Boston, and Worcester are beginning to make city streets much more bike friendly.

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Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover 

The Volvo Ocean Race is a 45,000 nautical mile sailing race that takes its teams around the world, across four oceans, touching six continents and 12 Host Cities. 

The Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover will be a chance for visitors to view the world’s top sailors and race boats during the 12-day event in Newport.

The Newport Stopover will take place from May 8 to the 20.

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Goodbye Snow 

While this winter was not all that bad as far as snow is concerned, it will be nice to know it is gone for awhile and there is no need to worry about it. 

Well... we can only hope. 

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Boating

One ritual of the spring that many New Englanders are looking forward to is getting the boat back in the water. After the brutal winter we've had, boaters are chomping at the bit to get back on the water and enjoy our awesome waterfronts and bays.

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Walking the Newport Cliff Walk

The Cliff Walk is one of Newport’s most famous attractions is its gilded age mansions lining the coast. Entry to the mansions will cost a fee, but with the Cliff Walk, you can enjoy views of the mansions with amazing views of the water all for free.

The 3.5 mile long path runs behind the mansions on the eastern shore of Newport. It is a National Recreation Trail – the first in New England! The majority of the walk is easy, but be sure to wear good shoes; the sand can make the path slippery. 

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Road Trip!

Say goodbye to the black ice, the five foot snow drifts, and (hopefully) the potholes. As the ice melts and we reclaim our streets from the snow, we're looking forward to rolling down our windows and going for a cruise.

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Outdoor Dining at Boat House Restaurant in Newport 

Newport Restaurant Group made this a must-visit spot several years ago and now the expected accolades have followed.

The views of Mount Hope Bay are unparalleled.

Enjoy a nice glass of wine with some lobster fritters that had sweet corn and a chipotle mayo and followed that with pan-roasted George’s Bank scallops with a delightful spring pea risotto, pea greens from Allen Farm and a citrus emulsion.

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Spring Vacation on Block Island 

Get away from the hustle and bustle of the world and take a spring vacation to Block Island and enjoy all they have to offer. 

Maybe a spa? a swim? Some shopping? there are plenty of options. 

If Block Island doesn't do it for you, Newport is also a great place to take a break.

Or maybe do both. 

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Visiting Arcadia National Park in Maine

People have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history. Awed by its beauty and diversity, early 20th-century visionaries donated the land that became Acadia National Park.

The park is home to many plants and animals, and the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast.

Visit Acadia and hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads, or relax and enjoy the scenery.

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Newport Craft Beer Festival at Newport Storm Brewery

The 7th annual Newport Craft Beer Festival is set for Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28 at Newport Storm Brewery. 

The event will bring in brewers from as far away as California and as close as Newport. 

It is a 21+ celebration. 

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No More Winter Coats 

It is time to shed those big bulky winter coats. 

Instead, grab a vest or a sweater and put those coats deep in a closet.

Good riddance. 

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Summer is Next 

A reason to look forward to Spring? 

Because summer is next and soon we will all be sitting by the pool with a summer cocktail. 

 
 

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