Where Will You WOO? Week of May 4, 2017
Thursday, May 04, 2017
Thursday, May 4
Jane Week: Worcester's Economic Revitalization: Past, Present and Future
5:30 PM-6:30 PM
Worcester City Hall
Meet at the front entrance of City Hall
455 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Get a view of the citys vision for Worcesters economic revitalization with a special focus on Union Station, City Square and Mercantile Center. This walk will end at the pop-up parklet on North Main Street.
Led by Heather Gould, Assistant Chief Development Officer, City of Worcester
Friday, May 5
ArtsWorcester Biennial 2017 - Opening Reception
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
660 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610
Join us for the opening of the "Seventeenth ArtsWorcester Biennial" on Friday, May 5, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, at 660 Main Street.
The opening reception is free and open to all. Free parking for this event is available in the lots belonging to the Freemasons, at Ionic and Beacon Street.
The juror of this prestigious event is Samantha Cataldo, Contemporary Arts Curator at the Currier Museum of Art. In addition to a $1,000 cash prize, this year’s winner of the Sally R. Bishop Prize for Best In Show will have an installation in the galleries at the Worcester Art Museum in the 2017-18 season. Prize winners will be announced at the opening.
After the opening, gallery hours take place Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 12:00 to 4:00 PM, and by appointment, through June 2, 2017.
Saturday, May 6
EVENT: Pottery Invitational
5:30 PM-8:30 PM
Worcester Center for Crafts
25 Sagamore Road
Worcester, MA 01605
The Worcester Center for Crafts Pottery Invitational is a nationally recognized, 2½ -day exhibit that brings pottery to the people. Juried by guest curators who represent new and exciting ideas in production pottery, the Invitational provides an opportunity for everyone from pottery aficionados to the casually interested to meet 19 American ceramic artists standing in the gallery next to a display of their work.
Just like daylight savings time, the Pottery Invitational illuminates. See a shape that you find enchanting? Ask the potter how the shape was made. Fall in love with a particular decoration on a pot? Tell the potter and learn the intricacies of their craft. At the Pottery Invitational, best of all, everything on view is for sale.
Sunday, May 7
20th Annual Two Nations Powwow
10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Auburn Sportsmam's Club
50 Elm Street
Auburn, MA 01501
This is the 20th Annual Two Nations Powwow. At this Native American style cultural festival you will be able to experience everything from native music and drumming, to dancing, traditional regalia, a teepee village, food, arts & crafts vendors, storytelling, cultural activities and teachings, and much, much more. Entry into this family friendly event is free, and open to the public.
This is our 5th year partnering with the Auburn Sportsman's Club, (50 Elm Street, off Rt 20) to put on this great event. We're happy and grateful for the club's continued sponsorship and support. We invite everyone to come on down and join us in celebrating our heritage and experiencing Native American culture and community. You'll have a great time enjoying the outdoors and getting a little taste of how things use to be; as well as how we live our traditions today.
While entry into the Powwow is free of charge, there is a $5.00 fee, per carload, to park at the Sportsman's Club, well worth the experience. Please come and enjoy! Thank you and Aquene!
Monday, May 8
Teen Night @ArtsWorcester: Spring 2017
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
660 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610
You and your friends are invited to explore your local art gallery. Come view the Seventeenth ArtsWorcester Biennial and hear from local artists. Show us your artwork by using #AWTeenNight on Twitter and Instagram. At 6:00 pm, local artists will talk briefly about their artwork. Share your art on Twitter: @ArtsWorcester #AWTeenNight.
Since 1985, the ArtsWorcester Biennial has exhibited the regions best visual art, with an extraordinary range of works by leading and emerging artists. The juror of this year Biennial is Samantha Cataldo, Contemporary Arts Curator at the Currier Museum of Art. Teens are invited to come view the selected artworks that were chosen out of a pool of over three hundred submissions.
In addition to a $1,000 cash prize, this year’s winner of the Sally R. Bishop Prize for Best In Show will have an installation in the galleries at the Worcester Art Museum in the 2017-18 season, with work selected by one staff member from the museum and the Executive Director of ArtsWorcester in concert with the artist. Prize winners will be announced at the opening, May 5 (free and open to all).
No RSVP needed!
This event is free and open to all teens. Enjoy art, music, and refreshments.
Tuesday, May 9
Business Plan Basics
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Worcester Public Library
Third Floor Computer Lab
3 Salem Square
Worcester, MA 01608
This workshop provides an overview of writing a business plan. Topics include: why you need to write a business plan, an overview of each section of a business plan, research and writing tips, and resources for help and support. A sample business plan template will be provided to get you started. Presented by the Center for Women & Enterprise.
Wednesday, May 10
Gallery Tours: Reading Between the Lines
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Museum of Russian Icons
203 Union St.
Clinton, MA 01510
Exhibition curator Laura Garrity Arguitt will explore the different forms of symbolism used by iconographers to convey a complex story or message.
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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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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