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Where Will You WOO? - Week of October 20, 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016

 

Where will you WOO during the week of October 20, 2016?

Thursday October 20

Science from Scientists Presents: Science Thrills Live!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

2:15 PM-3:00 PM, 3:30 PM-4:15 PM 

EcoTarium 

222 Harrington Way

Worcester, MA 01604

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Science From Scientists Presents: Science Thrills Live! -- A live show by actual scientists held throughout the day that will excite and amaze the whole family.

The interactive show features exciting science demonstrations and accompanying explanations of such experiments such as elephant toothpaste, Madgeburg hemispheres, a bed of nails, and visual illusions. Audience members will learn all about the science of polymers, the physics of vacuums, pressure and force, and more!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

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Friday October 21

Cultural Calendar

Friday, October 21, 2016 - Saturday, October 22, 2016

10:00 AM-4:00 PM 

Worcester Public Library 

Saxe Room

3 Salem Square

Worcester, MA 01608

Fiction, non-fiction, biographies and childrens books.

Proceeds support programs at the Worcester Public Library. 

For more info please contact the Food for Thought Café and Bookstore at 508-799-1686

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Saturday, October 22

Great Pumpkin Fest

Saturday, October 22, 2016

2:00 PM-9:00 PM 

EcoTarium 

222 Harrington Way

Worcester, MA 01604

Join us for an afternoon and evening of family-friendly Halloween fun! More than a thousand carved pumpkins will be lit up and on display, plus enjoy trick-or-treating, exciting entertainment, and more!

 -Creative displays of more than 1,000 carved pumpkins, lit after dark

 -Spooktacular science programs and "Creature Features"

 -Full access to museum exhibits and grounds

 -Free digital planetarium shows (limited seating)

 -Trick-or-treating (while supplies last)

 -Entertainment and fun for all ages!

Cost: $16, EcoTarium members $12. Children under 2 FREE. 

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Saturday, October 22

SOLOMON POND MALL HOSTS BOO BASH WITH TRICK-OR-TREATING, GAMES AND MORE

10 a.m.-11 a.m.: Activities and arts and crafts

11 a.m.-Noon: Trick-or-treating (while supplies last)

Solomon Pond Mall kicks off the festive season before the big night! All of the little ghouls, goblins, werewolves and princesses are invited to attend the mall’s Halloween Boo Bash in their spookiest costumes for activities including witch ring toss, pumpkin balloon toss, and a healthy “witch’s hand” snack craft… and no Halloween event could be complete without trick-or-treating! Select stores will participate and a list of stores will be provided to families, with treats handed out while supplies last.

Sunday,  October 23

Murdered to Death

Sundays, October 16, 2016 - October 23, 2016

2:00 PM-4:00 PM 

Calliope Productions Inc 

150 Main Street

Boylston, MA 01505

This whodunnit is a wickedly hilarious spoof of all of the best Agatha Christie traditions. A comedy by Peter Gordon.

Cost: $20 regular, $17 student/senior

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Monday, October 24

Rethinking 'East vs. West': Challenging Assumptions

Monday, October 24, 2016

7:30 PM-9:00 PM 

Seelos Theatre, College of the Holy Cross 

Worcester, MA 01610

This panel discussion features Holy Cross faculty and Boston-based composer, scholar and musician Mehmet Ali Sanlikol whose chamber opera, 'Othello in the Seraglio' will be performed at the College of the Holy Cross on October 27 & 28, 2016.

 Panelists: Faisal Baluch, Political Science

 Sahar Bazzaz, History

 Ed Isser, Theatre

 Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, composer and founder of Dünya ensemble and moderated by Cynthia Hooper, History

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Tuesday, October 25

Worcester's Ethnic Mosaic: Los Alter Boys

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

7:00 PM-8:00 PM 

Worcester Public Library 

 Saxe Room

3 Salem Square

Worcester, MA 01608

Los Alter Boys is a Latin American Group that has been bringing some of the best sounds to the New England area. The band brings all types of flavor with their diverse cultural background. On guitar, lead vocals and founder of the group is Giancarlos Buscaglia; on Puerto Rican cuatro Wilson Vera; on percussion David Rivera; and on percussion and lead vocal Manolo Mairena.

 The event is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be provided by The Friends of the Worcester Public Library

 This program is administered by the Worcester Arts Council, for the Local Cultural Council - an agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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Wednesday,  October 26

Go Figure: Art About Mankind and Mind - Closing Reception

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

6:00 PM-9:00 PM 

Sprinkler Factory 

38 Harlow Street

Worcester, MA 01605

Closing Reception with TED-Style Talks: Wednesday, October 26, 6-9 p.m.

Opposites Attract in Worcester Exhibit of Art and Science

J. D. Sage and Kevin Burns, two Worcester-area artists who are also scientists, are joining forces for an exhibit about the human figure and how humans figure things out  to be held at the Sprinkler Factory Gallery in October.

Go Figure: Art About Mankind and Mind marks the second time that Sage, 85, and Burns, 58, have collaborated to celebrate their shared interests in natural forms and mathematical formulas. The duo has been planning Go Figure since their first show together, 11 years ago, at the ages of 74 and 47.

Sage, who specializes in Applied Geology, is a retired professor of Civil Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Burns is a principal engineer in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence at the MITRE Corporation. 

All events are open to the public and free of charge, at the Sprinkler Factory Gallery on 38 Harlow Street in Worcester.

Go Figure is supported in part by a grant from the Worcester Arts Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Massage at Butter Day Spa

255 Hope Street, Providence RI 

Need to relax and refresh after a busy summer? 

Spoil yourself with one of Butter's luxuriously therapeutic services and reinvigorate yourself.

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Mystic Aquarium

Mystic, CT

For something completely different, Mystic Aquarium is a fun destination for a day trip that includes playing with starfish, a Sea Lion Show, seeing penguins and so much more. 

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White Mountain Hotel & Resort 

North Conway, New Hampshire 

For the leaf peepers, the best time to visit the White Mountains is right at the beginning of October, as that is when the fall foliage is at its peak. 

The hotel provides great rooms with amazing mountain and cliff views. 

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Cliffside Inn

Newport, RI

This Bed & Breakfast is located right in the historic district of Newport, Rhode Island. Each room is unique and complete with amenities like imported linens, spa showers and fireplaces. It’s just steps away from the Newport Cliff Walk, providing excellent views of the Atlantic.  Don’t miss the seasonal gourmet breakfast!

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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 Boston. 

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Boston Museum of Science 

Boston Ma

Check out the super cool Boston Museum of Science and their brand new lightning exhibit. 

Plus, don't miss out on their upcoming Da Vinci exhibit and of course their Imax films. 

You're guaranteed to be in the museum all day and likely never get bored. 

All exhibits are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

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Tour Sam Adams Brewery

Boston, Massachusetts 

Need your fix of Sam Adams Oktoberfest? 

Take a FREE tour of Sam Adams Brewery, and see where some of the best beer is made. Learn about the history of Sam Adams beer, how it's made, experience the entire craft brew process, and of course, try some samples.

The tour departs every 45 minutes and lasts about an hour.

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Explore Block Island

Block Island, RI

It may be October but it is not too late to get over to Block Island and explore all that it has to offer. 

To make it easier to get around, rent a bike 

Block Island features 17 miles of pristine beaches, protected by lighthouses and spectacular bluffs, and surrounded by rolling roads and winding paths.

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Visit Newport Vineyards

Middletown RI

Newport Vineyards is in prime wine making season, making the fall one of the best times of year to go visit. 

Taste some great wine, and then grab lunch or dinner at Brix restaurant. 

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Boston Segway Tour

Boston, MA

What is cooler than riding a segway around the city of Boston? It is hard to think of something.

A one hour tour cost $60, while a two hour tour will cost you $90, but you will see Boston in a different way then ever before. 

Boston Segway tours is located at 364 Boylston street.

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Made INN Vermont

Burlington, VT

If you’re a couple that digs the art scene, a trip to Burlington, VT to spend a nice weekend at Made INN Vermont may be right up your alley. A self-proclaimed “urban-chic, historic” B&B, their rooms have one wall painted with black chalkboard paint (and come with colored chalk) so you can add your own personal decorations.They also come with rotating vintage toys, vinyl albums, and vintage art for guests to enjoy.

Each morning guests are treated to a gourmet, cooked-to-order Vermont breakfast that supports local farms and producers. On top of all of this, they boast views of downtown Burlington, Lake Champlain, and the Adirondack Mountain

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The Porches Inn

North Adams, Massachusetts

What was once a series of dilapidated Victorian-era row houses, is now one of the most innovative and romantic hotels in the Berkshires.

As part of the Massachusetts Museum of Modern Art (MassMoCA), The Porches Inn features unique designs and bold colors, while still paying homage to the generations of mill workers' families who once lived there.

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Glynn House Inn

Ashland, NH

Set directly in the middle of the White Mountains and Lake District of New Hampshire, this finely decorated 1896 Victorian house provides a desirable intimate and cozy getaway. With six bedrooms, five of which are pet friendly, as well as six custom suites that include double whirlpool baths, the Glynn House provides for couples who  are interested in romantic adventures or a laid back weekend.

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Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art 

North Adams, MA 

The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art features art exhibits such as "Here Comes the Sun,' "Free Roses" and so much more. 

The Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Monday. 

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Seal Peeping 

Cape Cod, MA 

Visit thousands of seals laying in the sun on Monomoy Island on a 90 minute tour led by ferry captain, Keith Lincoln. 

The tour also features a view of the Monomoy Lighthouse and a great chance of spotting sea ducks and maybe a white tailed deer on the beach. 

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The Cog Railway at Bretton Woods, Mt Washington

New Hampshire

Passengers experience a sense of adventure and history on the Mount Washington Cog Railway's 3-hour guided train tour to the highest peak in the Northeast.

With approximately one hour to spend at the 6,288 foot summit, visitors can take in the spectacular panoramic view, spanning the mountains and valleys of New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont, north into Canada, and east to the Atlantic Ocean.

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Old Sturbridge Village 

Sturbridge, MA 

Take a trip to Old Sturbridge Village as they celebrate the Harvest with the Dig-In: A Field-to-Table Festival taking place from October 8 to the 10.

Guests of the festival will help farmers with the harvest, meet heritage breed animals, including sheep, oxen and calves, learn how food is harvested, prepared, and served at the table. 

Guest farmers from the area will demonstrate well known New England recipes and much more. 

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Allagash Brewing Company

Portland, Maine

Allagash Brewing Company offers FREE beer tasting every day that they are open. Participants receive four, 3 oz samples of beer during the tastings.

The tastings do change every few days.

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Cranwell Resort & Spa

Lenox, MA

A beautiful brick estate in the Berkshires of Lenox, MA, the Cranwell Resort is great for luxury. As a guest there, you have the option of pre-ordering treats for your room like chocolate covered strawberries, locally brewed beers, and flowers – or maybe a pleasant surprise for your significant other. There are plenty of dining options that strive to use fresh and locally produced ingredients.

With options for golf, skiing, and ice skating, Cranwell is a great option for anyone and for pretty much any time of the season. 

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Foxwoods Resort & Casino

Mashantucket, CT

The 9 million sq. ft resort and casino gives you and your friends or significant other plenty to do on your getaway. Gamble, see a show, play golf (weather permtting) or just relax in the hotel and spa area.

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Fruitlands Museum Harvest Festival 

Harvard, Massachusetts 

Fruitlands Museum annual Harvest Festival begins on Saturday, October 8 and is free with museum admission. 

During the festival, participants will have the opportunity to learn about Native American gardening and how local Native peoples prepared for the winter long ago. 

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Vermont Teddy Bear Factory

Shelburne, Vermont

Who doesn't love Teddy Bears? Assuming that you do, plan a trip to Vermont and take a tour of the Vermont, Teddy Bear Factory and see how the bears are made.

Tours run seven days a week and children under 12 are FREE. The tours take about an hour and 15 minutes. 

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Tour Harpoon Brewery 

Boston, Massachusetts 

For just $5, you can take a tour of Harpoon Brewery, and see everything that goes into making beer. That $5 also includes beer tasting. 

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Daniel Webster Inn

Sandwich, Massachusetts

Pamper your mind, body, and soul at the Daniel Webster Inn and Spa.

Head over to the nearby Heritage Museum and Gardens for some wonderful exhibits.

One of the more popular attractions is the Carousel Gallery.

The working carousel was designed by Charles Looff in 1908. Rides are unlimited with the price of admission.

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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 

Springfield, Massachusetts 

A brand new Hall of Fame class, including Allen Iverson and Shaquille O'Neal, were just inducted into the Hall of Fame. 

Head over and check out their plaques, along with the rest of the legends that call the Hall of Fame their home. 

The Hall of Fame is open Wednesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

 
 

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