Where Will You WOO? Week of October 19, 2017
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Thursday, October 19th
Gallery Talk and Tour: Glitz and Glitter
Museum of Russian Icons
203 Union St.
Clinton, MA 01510
Dive beneath the shiny exteriors to learn more about the various covers and adornments used in Russian iconography. The tour and discussion will be led by Registrar Laura Garrity-Arquitt.
Friday, October 20th
Halloween Hike at Boo Meadow Brook
Mass Audubon: Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary
414 Massasoit Road
Worcester, MA 01604
At sundown, Broad Meadow Brook transforms into a magical, slightly haunted forest. Meet our resident spirits, primarily native wildlife, during a gentle guided tour through the woods on trails lit by softly glowing luminaria. Encounter old favorites and new characters on your walk as you learn about some of the creatures of New England and their many fascinating habits. (In case of rain, the program and activities will be held indoors in our beautiful program room.) Come prepared to be inside and outside. Small groups leave about every 10 to 15 minutes beginning at 6:30 pm. For more information and to register, call 508-753-6087
Saturday, October 21st
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505
Presented by the Boston Chapter of Ikebana International, enjoy floral arrangements and demonstrations of the Japanese Ohara, Ikenobo, and Sogetsu Flower Arranging Schools and visit potter vendors for unique containers and vases.
Sunday, October 22nd
Gi. Shaham, violin recital with Akira Eguchi, piano
321 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Gil Shaham is one of the foremost violinists of our time; his flawless technique combined with his inimitable warmth and generosity of spirit has solidified his renown as an American master. The Grammy Award-winner, also named Musical America’s Instrumentalist of the Year, is sought after throughout the world for concerto appearances with leading orchestras and conductors, and regularly gives recitals and appears with ensembles on the world’s great concert stages and at the most prestigious festivals. Program: Kreisler Preludium and Allegro, Prokofiev - 5 Melodies, Op. 35, Franck - Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano, Bach - Partita No. 3 in E Major for Solo Violin, Saint-Saens - Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Dorman – Nigunim
Monday, October 23rd
Intuitive Painting Workshop
Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Be spontaneous! Intuitive painting is a tool for beginners as well as advanced painters. Play is encouraged. The goal is not to make paintings for exhibition or to learn specific techniques. Rather, the goal is to allow yourself to be inside color, paint and process while locating the inner core of your creative self. No prerequisite. All abilities welcome
Tuesday, October 24th
MA Department of Revenue Small Business Workshop
Worcester Public Library
3 Salem Square
Worcester, MA 01608
Brian Lynch of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue will present this workshop which is perfect for those looking to start or grow their own creative, consulting, and other small businesses. This workshop is designed to educate new business owners of the responsibilities regarding personal income tax, sales, meals and payroll taxes. Registration, filing and remittance of these taxes through DOR’s online application Mass Tax Connect will be discussed.
Register online at or call 508-799-1655 ext. 3.
Wednesday, October 25th
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. 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!
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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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