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Where Will You WOO? - Week of November 2, 2017

Thursday, November 02, 2017

 

Where will you WOO during the week of November 2? 

 

Thursday, November 2nd 

New Program Series: Russkie Posidelki

Thursday, November 2nd, 6:30PM-8:00PM

Museum of Russian Icons

203 Union St.

Clinton, MA 01510

We are excited to introduce a new series of programs based on the rural Slavic custom of posidelki, a traditional evening sit-round gathering when peasants enjoyed conversation, jokes, songs, food and handicrafts. Our posidelki series will focus on conversation: an informal, open discussion and exchange of ideas related to Russian traditions, culture, history, language, literature, and the arts. Anyone is welcome to share experiences, ask questions, or just come to listen and learn. The debut session on November 2nd is a special two-hour program that begins at 6:00pm and will feature tea, vodka, smoked salmon, and other zakuska. Hostess Mila Subbotina, the Museum’s Russian Community Liaison, will lead a conversation about Russian and American sayings, idioms, and other linguistic quirks, and will also invite ideas for shaping the posidelki series. All visitors receive free admission on the first Thursday of each month from 4:00-8:00pm.

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Friday, November 3rd 

Friends Fall Book Sale

10:00Am-4:00pm

Worcester Public Library

Saxe Room

3 Salem Square

Worcester, MA 01608

Every fall, the Friends of the Worcester Public Library host a book sale for adults, children, families, students, and book lovers. Hundreds of new and used books and media are available at steep discounts. The sale will feature all types of books, including fiction, non-fiction, biographies, children’s books, hard cover, trade books, paperbacks, and CDs. All proceeds support programs at the Worcester Public Library.

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Saturday, November 4th 

Fall Community Day: Diwali

10:00AM-4:00PM

Worcester Art Museum

55 Salisbury Street

Worcester, MA 01609

Celebrate this traditional Fall Hindu Festival with a full day of cultural programs. Enjoy performances, music, artmaking, food and more! The event is hosted in partnership with the Indian society of Worcester.

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Sunday, November 5th

Family Wild Rumpus Day

10:00AM-1:00PM    

Tower Hill Botanic Garden

11 French Drive

Boylston, MA 01505

Families are invited to join us for Wild Rumpus Day! Inspired by The Wild Rumpus: A Stickworks Sculpture, all youths 18 and under that come dressed in a Where the Wild Things Are themed costume will receive free admission for the day. The celebration will feature drop-in crafts from 10am-12:30pm and then a Wild Rumpus parade at 12:30pm. We will walk to the Stickworks Sculpture for a group reading of the book.

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Monday, November 6th 

Rethinking the Afropolitan: Photographs by Hector Mediavilla and Christopher Lopez

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

1 College Street

Worcester, MA 01610

Two concurrent exhibitions of photographs will be shown in the conjunction with the Holy Cross Conference Rethinking the Afropolitan: The Ethics of Black Atlantic Masculinities on Display. The exhibition includes photographs from Christopher Lopez’s Visualizing the Music of Ismael Rivera series, images that were taken on location in Puerto Rico and inspired by the music of one of the island’s most beloved musicians of the 20th Century, Ismael Rivera. Photographer Hector Mediavilla’s photographs capture the fascinating world of Congolese men known as Sapeurs, who use dress and performance to engage and counter the realities of political and economic hardship in postcolonial Africa.

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Tuesday, November 7th

“Second Revolutions: Thomas Jefferson and Haiti” by James Alexander Dun

7:00PM-9:00PM

American Antiquarian Society

185 Salisbury Street

Worcester, MA 01609

Jefferson’s defeat of John Adams in the election of 1800 represented a peaceful transfer of power and signaled the onset of a more unified polity. This lecture, based upon the book Dangerous Neighbors: Making the Haitian Revolution in Early America, examines how the Jeffersonian victory took place on more than one front. Other more radical agendas for change were quashed as well at that moment including that of Toussaint Louverture, leader of the nearly-independent French colony of Saint Dominque.

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Wednesday, November 8th 

Neighborly Newton: An Illustrated Talk

5:30PM-7:30PM

Preservation Worcester Park View room

230 Park Avenue

Worcester, MA 0160

Join Preservation Worcester docent, Chair of the Worcester Historical Commission, and Worcester resident, Andrew Shveda for this illustrated talk about the 1920's O'Connell Real Estate neighborhood know as Neighborly Newton. Discover a little-known community rich in history, from its developers to its architects and builders, down to past and present residents. This talk augments last June's tour of the neighborhood. This is the final talk in a series that highlights a real estate developer who, during the first half of the 20th century, built some of Worcester's most notable residential subdivisions.

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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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