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Where Will You WOO? -  Week of Nov. 17, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016

 

Where will you WOO during the week of November 17? 

 

Thursday November 17

KAHBAHBLOOOM: The Art and Storytelling of Ed Emberley

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - Saturday, September 9, 2017 

Worcester Art Museum 

55 Salisbury Street

Worcester, MA 01609

Opening this fall at the Worcester Art Museum, KAHBAHBLOOOM: The Art and Storytelling of Ed Emberley is the first comprehensive retrospective for artist Ed Emberley, among the most prolific and respected illustrators of children's literature of the last 60 years. The author of classic books such as the Caldecott Honored One Wide River To Cross (1965), the Caldecott Medal-winning Drummer Hoff (1967), and the bestselling Go Away, Big Green Monster (1992), Emberley also developed one of the bestselling series of teaching books for young artists, beginning with Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Animals (1970). KAHBAHBLOOOM is being curated by artist, writer, and historian Caleb Neelon, in partnership with the Museum's Audience Engagement Division.

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Friday November 18

Opeing Reception for "Off the Grid" Call and Response with the Fitchburg Art Museum

Friday, November 18, 2016

6:00 PM-8:00 PM 

ArtsWorcester 

660 Main Street

Worcester, MA 01610

You are invited to the opening reception of "Off The Grid" the fifth "call and response" exhibit in collaboration with the Fitchburg Art Museum. In the fall of 2016, ten abstracted artworks from the FAM's collection will be displayed at ArtsWorcester. The art gallery then asks artists to bring us a work either in response to a specific loaned piece, or inspired by the exhibit's theme.

Gallery hours are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 12PM to 4 PM, and, as always, by appointment. 

Free parking is available in the lots belonging to the Freemasons, at Ionic and Beacon Street.

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Saturday, November 19

Worcester Men of Song Barbershop Quartet "Down Memory Lane"

Saturday, November 19, 2016

7:30 PM-9:30 PM 

Mechanics Hall 

321 Main Street

Worcester, MA 01608

The Worcester Men of Song is a Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Our Chapter was founded in 1949 and has been performing throughout the Worcester County area continuously for the past sixty years.

The chorus and quartets visit area communities presenting the four-part, close harmony "a Capella" style of singing called barbershop. Barbershop is uniquely American, tracing its roots back to the early 1800’s ... most probably originating in barbershops. (Honestly!) The Men of Song chorus travels the "Northeastern District" twice a year competing with other choruses from throughout New England, northern New York and Canadian maritime province area.

 It has often been said that "the Men of Song open the Worcester area Christmas Season each year with their Annual Show at Mechanics Hall."

Cost: $22.00

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Sunday,  November 20

Turtle Travels 

Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, September 17, 2016 - May 7, 2017 

EcoTarium 

222 Harrington Way

Worcester, MA 01604

Turtles take amazing journeys and they need your help along the way. Have you ever spied a Swiss Army Turtle? Or tracked a turtle with radio telemetry? Wander through a life-size board game and see firsthand what it's like to travel through a turtles terrain. This fun-filled, interactive exhibit provides a turtle's eye-view of life in the slow lane. 

Cost: Free with EcoTarium admission ($15 adults, $10 children 2-18, seniors 65+ and students with ID); Free for EcoTarium Members and children under 2 

Woo Pass: $2 off admission for up to four people

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Monday, November 21

Woven Power: Ritual Textiles of Sarawak and West Kalimantan

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, August 31, 2016 - December 14, 2016

10:00 AM-5:00 PM 

College of the Holy Cross: Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery 

1 College Street

Worcester, MA 01610

Pua kumbu are magnificent, intricately dyed, hand-loomed cotton ikat textiles once woven in profusion in longhouses in Malaysia’s Sarawak and in nearby Kalimantan, Indonesia. These ceremonial blankets were once religious objects par excellence for the Iban and the related Dayak women who wove them. Pua kumbu and the closely connected kain kebat ceremonial skirts were designed to be extraordinarily beautiful to attract the attention of the gods, to invite them to longhouse rituals, called gawai festivals. 

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Tuesday, November 22

Discovering Paper

Tuesdays, October 25, 2016 - December 6, 2016

4:00 PM-6:00 PM 

Worcester Center for Crafts 

25 Sagamore Road

Worcester, MA 01605

The ancient Egyptians make paper - now its your turn! Make paper from pulp and other materials, explore marbling, try your hand at making a journal, and perhaps even go 3-D with paper!

For 8-11 year olds

Cost: $200

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Wednesday,  November 23

Brown Bag Concert: Matt Savage with Mark Zaleski

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

12:00 PM-1:00 PM 

Mechanics Hall 

321 Main Street

Worcester, MA 01608

Matt Savage is only 24 years old but his fifteen-year professional career as a jazz musician, bandleader, composer and teacher is impressive. He is also a Brown Bag veteran. His new album, "Matt Savage: Piano Voyages" was released in October. Savage has toured worldwide at Jazz Festivals and has performed at The Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Birdland, Scullers, and many other highly regarded jazz venues. Boylston native and Brown Bag veteran Mark Zaleski is an internationally touring musician who has distinguished himself as a dynamic soloist, multi-instrumentalist and band leader. He has performed with Dave Brubeck, Christian McBride, Ian Anderson, Connie Francis, Mahmoud Ahmed, Joan Rivers and Jethro Tull! Bring your own "brown bag" lunch or buy one at the Hall while they last!

Cost: Free Admission

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Related Slideshow: 25 Things You Must do This Fall in New England - 2017

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Walk/Jog/Hike Through the Bird Sanctuary

Worcester, MA 

There are some great walking and hiking paths behind the Audubon Society on Massasoit Road in Worcester to visit this fall.

Want to be at peace and escape the city without really leaving the city? Take a brisk walk through the Bird Sanctuary. If you don't feel better by the time you leave there...then turn around and go back in.

The bird sanctuary is located on 414 Massasoit Road in Worcester

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Pumpkin Picking at Jaswell's Farm

Smithfield, RI

The fall season is all about pumpkins. Pumpkin beer, pumpkin pie and most of all pumpkin picking.

Pumpkin picking is a timeless event for families, especially those with young kids who will love to just run around and grab whichever pumpkin looks good to them.

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Attend the Vermont International Film Festival 

Burlington, Vermont

The 2017 Vermont International Film Festival takes place from October 20 to October 29. 

The festival will feature more than 70 films from all over the world as well as panels and discussions. 

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Fall Exhibits at the Boston Children's Museum 

Boston, MA 

The Boston Children's Museum has two special exhibits to celebrate the fall season. 

The first is a dinosaur exhibit titled "Explor-a-saurus," and there is also a "Bubbles" exhibit and a "construction zone."

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on a daily basis. 

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Leaf Peeping in The Berkshires

Berkshires, MA

Arguably the coolest thing about the fall season is the changing of the leaves. You will want to go up to the Berkshires and stroll through a park or just down a street and take note of all the colors, it's a must do fall activity.

How many colors can you see?

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Attend the Freeport Fall Festival 

Freeport, Maine

The festival will feature more than 130 artists showing off their work ranging from photography oil, watercolor, mixed media and much more.

The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Enjoy a Glass of Wine at Newport Vineyards

Newport, RI 

Hello grape season! 

It may be getting colder, but for wine lovers, this is the best time of year because it's grape season.

There are many great Vineyards around New England but Newport Vineyards is among the best. 

Enjoy the wine.

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Coppal House Farm

Lee, NH

Not one, not two, but three corn mazes all in one spot. 

The famous triple maze at Coppal House Farm in New Hampshire is fun for all ages!

This year's theme is honey bees for all three mazes.

Built in the mid-1700s, Coppal Farm has horse-drawn carriage rides, pumpkin picking, and tons of other activities on its 78-acre farm.

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Drink a Glass or Two or Three of Apple Cider

Across New England

Nothing says fall like drinking nice warm glass of apple cider, or maybe multiple warm glasses of apple cider.

Head over to your local market and buy some, or maybe you know how to make your own or have your own recipe. Either way, drinking apple cider is something to look forward too.

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Last Golf Rounds of the Year at Harbor Lights 

Warwick, RI 

While it may not be summer anymore and you may need an extra shirt or light jacket, there is still time to get some end of season swings in at your local golf course.

The fall season presents some of the best golfing weather that we have all year in New England.

Hit them straight.

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Take a Trip up Mount Mansfield 

Stowe, Vermont

Visit Vermont and take a gondola up Mount Mansfield. Once you get to the top, look back at the spectacular view. There are not to many views like it. 

For travelers, be sure to bring a jacket.

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Coastal Wine Trail 

Across Southern New England

The Coastal Wine Trail is a nonprofit group of 14 wineries that are spread throughout Southeastern New England. 

Vineyards on the trail include Preston Ridge Vineyard in Preston Connecticut, Travessia Winery in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery in Westport, Massachusetts and Coastal Vineyards in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts. 

The heart of the trail is less than three hours from New York City and 90 minutes from Bosto

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Visit the Factory of Terror  

Worcester, MA

Check out five attractions at the super spooky Factory of Terror! Clown College, Zella's Hideaway, Zombie Alley, 3D Nightmare and the 13th Haunt all in one place.

This indoor haunted house offers a frightening and spooky experience with realistic, detailed rooms featuring cutting edge special effects and horror creatures at every turn!

Enter at your own risk!

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Last Chance for Al Fresco Dining at Boat House Restaurant 

Tiverton, RI

The views of Mount Hope Bay are unparalleled. Enjoy some wine with a snack or three while watching the sunset.  The chef is known for a well-balanced menu of seasonal treats that uses locally sourced seafood in creative ways.

Celebrate the fall season and eat outdoors one last time. 

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Drink a Fall Beer Before They Go Away 

Across New England

The fall selection of beers is unmatched. 

Whether it's Octoberfest from Sam Adams or a pumpkin pie beer from Newport Storm, it's time to get out to your local bar or store and pick up some of the great fall beers on tap or in stock.

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Learning at Plimoth Plantation

Plymouth, MA

The fall season is Plimoth Plantation's busiest time of year and it is a great time to bring the family.

Visit the Wampanoag Homesite, the 17th-Century English Village, Nye Barn, Craft Center, Plimoth Bread Company, Mayflower II, and the Plimoth Grist Mill!

A great way to learn and have fun at the same time.

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Visit the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo

Providence, RI 

The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is a one of a kind fall event taking place at Roger Williams Park Zoo and runs from October 6 - November 6, 2016 and tickets are only sold online.

The display features more than 125 carved pumpkins, featuring designs such as the laughing tree and several others. 

New to this year’s spectacular, Friday – Sunday nights now feature timed ticket entry starting at 5:30 p.m. These tickets will only be sold online.

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Last Chance for Outdoor Dining at Caffe Expresso Trattoria 

Worcester, MA

Caffe Espresso Trattoria has been open for more than 20 years as a family owned and operated restaurant. Trattoria offfers authentic Italian home cooking.

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International Oktoberfest at Bold Point Park 

East Providence, RI 

International Oktoberfest will take place over Columbus Day weekend at Bold Point Park. 

The festival will include seasonal beer, German cuisine, and live music. 

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Ride or Run the East Bay Bike Path 

Barrington, RI 

Put on a comfy sweater and take a fall run or bike ride down this 14.5 mile long path that stretches from India Point Park in Providence to Independence Park in Bristol.

The path connects many towns while providing waterside views nearly the entire way.

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Attend King Richard's Faire 

Carver, Massachusetts

Dive into history at King Richard's Faire, New England's oldest and largest Renaissance Festival and most beloved annual fall event. Dress up, play games and learn alot at a faire that is a great fall event for the entire family.

The faire ends on October 23. 

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Take a Fall Trip to Block Island

Block Island, RI

As the fall season rolls on, trips to Block Island are winding down.

But at the moment, there is still great weather ahead and great opportunities to get on the ferry and head over to Block Island for the day, or maybe even multiple days.

A fall trip to Block Island is something ou must do this fall.

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Westerly Fall Restaurant Week

Westerly, RI 

Restaurants will offer a three course price fixed meal at $15 for lunch and $25 for dinner. 

Participating restaurants include Venice Restaurant and Lounge, Pleasant View Inn, Amigos and more. 

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Book a Weekend Getaway to Twin Farms

Bernard, Vermont 

Take a break, getaway from the daily grind of life and go on a weekend getaway to Twin Farms in Vermont. 

While you are there, there are great opportunities for hiking, biking and just relaxing. 

You will not regret this trip. 

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Visit Connecticut's Glass House 

New Canaan, CT 

Construction began on the Glass House in 1949 by architect Philip Johnson and is now a National Trust Historic Site. 

The house is on 49 acres of land which holds 13 other structures and features a collection of 20th century painting and sculpture. 

The foliage surrounding the house makes the fall season a great time to go visit. 

 
 

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