Where will you WOO? Week of November 9, 2017
Thursday, November 09, 2017
Thursday, November 9
Discover Art: Dots for Tots
Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Discover colors, squiggles, and dots as you and your preschooler create paintings inspired by our Impressionism collection. Build your preschooler's confidence and learn new ways to create images. This class requires one adult per child enrolled, please no additional siblings or infants.
Friday, November 10
Glassblowing Apothecary Jars
Worcester Center for Crafts
Hot Glass Studio
25 Sagamore Road
Worcester, MA 01605
Get a taste of the ancient art of glassblowing in this fun one-night course. In one evening, you will learn about the history and process behind creating beautiful blown glass at the New Street Glass Studio. After learning the safety and studio etiquette rules, students will watch a brief demonstration of this 2000-year-old art before diving in and making their very own apothecary jar from glass gathered out of a 2100-degree furnace. Students will choose their own colors and instructors will guide the class through the steps from gathering to applying colors, from blowing a bubble to shaping their own apothecary jar. No experience is necessary and all materials are included.
Saturday, November 11th
A Student Recital Honoring Veterans
Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester
203 Pakachoag Street
Auburn, MA 01501
Pakachoag Music School invites veterans and community members to join student musicians, faculty and families for a student recital. We'll feature a few special patriotic selections, including a violin quartet arrangement of America the Beautiful, as well as traditional student selections, from beginners to more advanced. Refreshments will follow the program.
Sunday, November 12th
The Britten War Requiem-The Choruses of Central MA
321 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
After years of planning, The Choruses of Central Massachusetts and Music Worcester are thrilled to present a choral collaboration the likes of which Worcester has never seen to perform Benjamin Britten's War Requiem at historic Mechanics Hall. Under the direction of Chris Shepard, The Worcester Chorus of Music Worcester will join forces with The Salisbury Singers, Master Singers of Worcester, Sounds of Stow, and the Worcester Children's Chorus for this presentation.
Monday, November 13th
Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox
Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
2 Southbridge Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox has spent the past few years amassing more than 690 million YouTube views and 2.6 million subscribers, performing on Good Morning America, topping iTunes and Billboard charts and playing hundreds of shows to packed-house crowds around the world. The group reimagines top hits from artists like Miley Cyrus and Radiohead through old era interpretations.
Bradlee, the mastermind behind the group, has turned Postmodern Jukebox into a juggernaut by building an incredible grassroots movement around the act .
Tuesday, November 14th
Make! With Technocopia: Vinyl Sticker Edition
Roosevelt Branch-Worcester Public Library
1006 Grafton Street
Worcester, MA 01604
Have you ever wondered what a makerspace is? Are you fascinated with the idea of a FabLab? Join us for a maker fair and vinyl sticker workshop with Travis from Technocopia to discover the wonders of DIY technology! We'll learn about all the different tools in a makerspace, including 3D printers, laser cutters and vinyl sticker machines. Then we'll get to make stickers of our own! We'll also make our own buttons and 3D doodle designs.
Wednesday, November 15th
Preschool and Toddler Wednesdays
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA 01604
Wednesday is Preschool and Toddler day at the EcoTarium! Kids ages 4 and under enjoy a story, make crafts, and meet an animal. Each week features a different theme and surprise animal visitor. The program includes a simple snack (apple juice and animal crackers for kids, coffee and tea for grownups). Bring your friends and explore the museum afterwards!
Tickets are first come, first served at the Tickets and Information Desk. The story and animal circle is held at 10:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Drop-in craft time continues from 10:30 a.m. through 11:30 a.m.
Preschool and Toddler Wednesday programs are not held during the February, April, and December school vacation weeks (Worcester Public Schools schedule).
Cost: Free with EcoTarium admission ($18 adults, $14 children 2-18, seniors 65+ and students with ID); Free for EcoTarium Members and children under 2
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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
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
Caffe Espresso Trattoria has been open for more than 20 years as a family owned and operated restaurant. Trattoria offfers authentic Italian home cooking.
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.
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.
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.
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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