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Where Will You WOO?  Week of May 11, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

 

Ecotarium

Where will you WOO during the week of May 11? 

 

Thursday, May 11

Works from the 2017 Visual Arts Studio Concentration Seminar

10:00 AM-5:00 PM 

College of the Holy Cross: Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610

HOURS: M - F 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat Noon - 5 p.m., closed Sat, May 20
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross will show the work of graduating senior visual arts majors in Re: Visual Arts Studio Concentration Seminar Exhibition, which will be on view from Thursday, April 27 through graduation day, Friday, May 26. Participating students are Aiden Duffy, Katie Evans, Emily Mutkoski, John Silveira, Allison Thiel, Mary Welsh, and Kei Ving Wong.

Visual Arts students who have participated in the year-long Senior Concentration Seminar, a course that is the capstone experience for the Studio Art major, earn their place in the gallery by developing a body of work over the course of both the fall and spring semesters. 

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Friday, May 12

Game Play

EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA 01604

Enjoy tabletop games that feature STEAM-based learning, including favorites like: UNO, Skipbo, Spot it, Checkers, Dominoes, Rack-o, Tangoes, Chutes and Ladders, and Rummikub. And engage in games with giant pieces! Our giant game sets include Connect Four, Jenga, Mancala, Hopscotch, and Chess.

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Saturday, May 13

Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend

2:00 PM-4:00 PM 

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

No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special - so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! Join the fun and make a memory with your friends and family!

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Sunday, May 14

Crafty Art & Upcycling

5:00 PM-7:00 PM 

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

Feed your artistic soul while having fun creating decorative crafts in the relaxing setting of a wildlife sanctuary. Have a bunch of buttons to get rid of? Turn them into works of art! Are old magazines cluttering your house? Turn them into an artistic, rolled-paper bowl. Having a garden party and need rustic looking lights? Create your own from found materials. This is a great chance to give yourself some "me" time while meeting other like-minded, crafty people and reusing household items. No artistic experience necessary. For more information and to register, call 508-753-6087

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Monday, May 15

John O'Reilly: A Studio Odyssey

Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609

Lauded by The New York Times as one of our greatest living artists of mysterious, erudite, and confounding photomontages, John OReilly creates intricate assemblages that fuse together art history, literature, and autobiography. Nationally celebrated, OReilly is a Worcester-based artist whose composite artworks investigate eroticism and violence, often through the inclusion of self-portraiture.

This exhibition examines the close affinity OReilly has with the literary works of Jean Genet, Constantine Cavafy, and Henry James. The presentation is a visual journey through these identifications as they reflect time, freedom, and order. It also explores the way he uses art historical references to enhance the depth of his self-expression.

Related event: Opening reception with the Artist; Thursday, May 18, 5-8pm. Free with Museum admission.

Generous support for John O'Reilly: A Studio Odyssey has been provided in part by the following: Stephen J. Javaras and Robert A. Collins; Marlene and David Persky; Louis Wiley, Jr.; the Douglas Cox and Edward Osowski Fund for Photography; James E. Hogan III; and through a media partnership with Worcester Magazine.

Image: Two as Three, 1988, Polaroid montage, Courtesy of the Artist

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Tuesday, May 16

Worcester Children's Chorus 2017-2018 Season Auditions

5:00 PM-7:00 PM 

Assumption College
Kennedy Hall, room #105
500 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609

The Worcester Children's Chorus seeks singers Grade 3 - 12 to join one of our four ensembles for the 2017 - 2018 choir seasons. Auditions are by appointment only.

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Wednesday, May 17

Joy of Music Spring Gala ~ JOMP Youth Orchestra

Music / Singing - Performance 

7:00 PM-9:00 PM 

Mechanics Hall
Great Hall
321 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608

JOMP Youth Orchestra will perform their spring program (tba). Tim Terranella, conductor & Regie Pineda, Assistant Conductor. Jazz will also be part of the program.

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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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