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Where Will You WOO - Week of November 3, 2016

Thursday, November 03, 2016

 

Where will you WOO during the week of November 3, 2016? 

Thursday October 27

Take a Break Thursdays

Thursdays, September 1, 2016 - May 25, 2017

3:00 PM-5:00 PM 

Worcester Public Library 

Saxe Room

3 Salem Square

Worcester, MA 01608

Join us for knitting, crafting, coloring and more! 16+

Knit along with us as we work on a themed project, or feel free to bring something you are working on already! Knitters of all skill levels and other needlecraft enthusiasts are welcome to join us. Bring your own supplies.Check online calendar for supplies needed to knit along.

 If you would like to learn how to knit please bring size 7 or 8 straight knitting needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn.

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Friday November 4

The Worcester Chorus Sings The Beatles Songbook!

8:00 PM-10:00 PM

Worcester Area Mission Society 
known as WamsWorks - performance hall
6 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609

The Worcester Chorus of Music Worcester performs their first concert of the 2016-2017 and brings a light-hearted program for the enjoyment of the entire family! Listen to hits from The Beatles as you've never heard them before - with Chris Shepard leading The Worcester Chorus of Music Worcester in an inventive new Beatles choral program this November! Tickets on sale from MusicWorcester.org starting on or before July 1.

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Saturday November 5 

 

"The Pace of Nature" by Allison Coelho Picone

12:00 PM-4:00 PM

ArtsWorcester 
660 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610
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In her mixed-media paintings, Picone works to unite aesthetics, science, and spirituality. She is particularly influenced by artists who take on light as a subject of inquiry itself, such as Turner and Monet. Picone begins by collaging water- and digitally-manipulated photos onto a canvas, and then applies acrylic paint, pencil and ink to elucidate the underlying image.

While she originally painted in a more representative style, she now uses various mediums and techniques to explore the peaceful and restorative power yielded by nature. This series, The Pace of Nature, speaks to the innate goodness of all living things.

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Sunday November 6 

Blood and Honey

Worcester Art Museum 
Photojournalism gallery in "Knights!"
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
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Amid the numerous photographs of the conflict in Yugoslavia, Ron Haviv's work stands out as a unique record of the conflict, from its beginnings in 1991 to the hostilities in Macedonia. From the front-line trenches to the refugees behind them, his images capture both the urgency and tragedy of war. Blood and Honey is an enduring testament to the horrors that the Serbs, Croats, Bosnians, and Kosovar Albanians perpetrated against each other as a result of ancient enmities and modern political manipulation. 

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Monday November 7 

Woven Power: Ritual Textiles of Sarawak and West Kalimantan

10:00 AM-5:00 PM

College of the Holy Cross: Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery 
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610
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Gallery hours: M-F 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat noon - 5 p.m.; closed Columbus Day October 10th and Thanksgiving November 24-27

Pua kumbu are magnificent, intricately dyed, hand-loomed cotton ikat textiles once woven in profusion in longhouses in Malaysias 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 8 

Jeppson Idea Lab: Renoir's The Jewish Wedding

Worcester Art Museum 
Jeppson Idea Lab
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
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This Idea Lab presentation gives insight into the recent conservation of The Jewish Wedding by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919). In 1875, Renoir was commissioned to paint a replica of Eugène Delacroix's 1839 The Jewish Wedding in Morocco, today in the Musée du Louvre in Paris. Although faithful to Delacroix's original, Renoir adapted his Impressionist manner to the painting, creating a novel work of art, wholly distinct in its brushwork, palette, and use of light. Renoir's work, obscured by a 70-year-old discolored varnish, has now been restored by Andrew W. Mellon Fellow Maja Rinck, a transformation that resulted in the recovery of its original tonality, revealing a major Impressionist painting.

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Wednesday November 9 

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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Wearing Comfy Sweaters while visiting the Mass Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary 

Lincoln, MA 

Listen to the sounds of birds chirping, see the rabits hopping around happily and so much more when you visit the Mass Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary.

You may need a little sweater but you will not regret the walk, or seeing the wildlife. 

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Grape Season at Newport Vineyards 

Newport, RI 

For wine lovers, this is one of the best times of the year because it's grape season.

There are many great Vineyards around New England but Newport Vineyards tops the list and fall is one of the best times to visit, even if you may need a sweater. 

Enjoy the wine.

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Fall Ferry Ride to Block Island 

Block Island, RI 

Start the fall off by sailing away on a ferry to Block Island for the day. 

Enjoy the beach, outdoor dining, gift shops or just the views.  

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Last Chance for Outdoor Dining at Caffe Expresso Trattoria 

Worcester, MA

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

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International Oktoberfest at Alex & Ani Center 

Providence, RI

International Oktoberfest will take pace at the Alex & Ani Center in Providence on Saturday, September 24 and 25. 

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

One of the main events of the fall season in all of New England. 

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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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Holy Cross Football is Back 

Worcester, MA 

 After a 6-5 season in 2015, the Holy Cross Crusaders football team returns to action and looking for a Patriot League title with a veteran team. 

Grab your best Holy Cross sweater and head over to Fitton Field. 

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Bragging Rights on the Line in Final Tennis Matches

Still owe someone a rematch? or maybe just a match in general.

There is still plenty of great weather left to get the match in and the winner of the match takes home bragging rights which they hold for the entire winter. 

Game on! 

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Start of Apple Picking Season at Pippen Orchards

Cranston, RI 

There are not to many better fall family activities then to spend a day picking some apples.

Be sure to make the most out of the start of the fall season when you pick Pippin Orchards apples.

Then bring the apples home to make apple pie, apple sauce, or enjoy as they are.

Happy picking! 

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Fall Lineup of Beers 

Whether it's Octoberfest from Sam Adams or a pumpkin beer from Harpoon or 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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The Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston

Norton, MA 

The best golfers in the world are all in Boston for the second leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs this Labor Day Weekend.

Defending champion Rickie Fowler will look to repeat while superstars Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Jason Day look to take his title. 

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Learning at Plimoth Plantation

Plimoth, 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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Last Golf Rounds of the Season at Harbor Lights 

Warwick, Rhode Island 

Golfers don't put away those clubs just yet. The summer may be nearly over but the fall offers some of the best golf weather of the entire season. 

Take advantage of it at the beautiful Harbor Lights golf course in Warwick. 

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Cozy Sweaters at Waterfire 

Providence, Rhode Island 

The evenings do get a bit cooler, however, they are still some of the best nights of the season and the fires are still burning bright in Providence.

Grab your nicest, coziest sweater and head down for an evening of fun, romance and much more.  

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The New England Patriots 

Foxboro, MA

Every fall for the last 15-16 years, the New England Patriots have entered the season with a chance to win the Super Bowl, in a lot of cases, even favored to win it.

That's pretty cool and is a big reason why fall is the best season in New England. 

Although, the first four games of this season may be tricky. 

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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 llike it. 

For travelers, be sure to bring a jacket.

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Last Chances 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 arrival of fall and sit outside at the Boat House Restaurant. 

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Star of Pumpkin Picking at Jaswell's Farm

Rhode Island 

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.

The fall season is all about pumpkins and pumpkin picking is one of the best fall activities going. 

 

PHOTO: Flickr/Glenn Fleischman

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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 starts on September 3 and goes until October 23 

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Visit Animals at the Zoo One Last Time

It's almost that time of year when the local Zoo's close up shop for the winter. Take the family to see the animals one last time.

The Zoo makes for a great fall day for the entire family.

 
 

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