Where Will You WOO? - Week of October 26, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Thursday, October 26th
22nd Annual Meeting of Worcester Women’s History Project
Worcester Historical Museum
30 Elm Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Join the Worcester Women’s History Project for their 22nd Annual Meeting followed by a panel discussion with State Senator Harriette L. Chandler, State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump, Women in Action, Inc. President Chantel Bethea, and Central MA YWCA's Director for Gender & Racial Equity Maritza Cruz. The moderator will be Attorney Fredie Kay, President of Women's Suffrage Celebration Coalition of Massachusetts. During this free event open to the public, light refreshments will be served.
Friday, October 27th
Great Pumpkin Nights
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA 01604
Enjoy an all-ages Halloween spectacular with more than 3,000 professionally carved pumpkins lit up in stunning displays, take a train ride on the Explorer Express Train presented by the Worcester Railers (additional ticket required), plus, enjoy traditional trick-or-treating, entertainment, and more! The striking pumpkin displays of dinosaurs, safari animals, and beautifully carved jack-o'-lanterns will captivate you as you stroll the EcoTarium's gorgeous grounds. Friendly Halloween costumes are encouraged! Bring a flashlight to light your way at night and be sure to dress for the weather. This event takes place rain or shine.
Saturday, October 28th
Fall Fest on the Common
Worcester Common Oval
455 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
The City of Worcester welcomes fall in full swing at this year's Fall Fest on the Common! Expect an afternoon full of performances, animals, crafters, games, and treats for everyone. We welcome dress up and costumes of all sorts. Entertainment include: Crocodile River Music's African Jazz Trio, Gigueres Dance, Pie Eating Contest (sponsored by Table Talk Pies), live animal presentation from Animal Adventures, Southeast Asian Coalition's Worcester Youth Nian Dancers (WYND Lion Dance Team) and Hit the Bus. Bundle up and join the family fun- Admission is free.
Sunday, October 29th
Worcester Chamber Music Society A Very Open Rehearsal
Address will be sent upon reservation
A VOR is a fascinating opportunity to watch WCMS at work, and see how a piece of music is shaped and polished. They are performed in private homes and include dinner and wine following the rehearsal. It is truly an engaging and enlightening experience. Proceeds fund WCMS Neighborhood Strings and other community programs.
Reserve by email: [email protected]
Reserve by phone: 508-217-4450 Ext 1
Monday, October 30th
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 31th
Burncoat Branch-Worcester Public Library
526 Burncoat Street
Worcester, MA 01606
Make the library a stop on your trick-or-treating route. Show off your costume and go on a quick monster hunt to earn candy. Children of all ages welcome on this free fun adventure!
Wednesday, November 1st
Bounty: Thanksgivings Traditions
Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA 01566
Experience the traditions of an early 19th-century New England Thanksgiving at Old Sturbridge Village. Learn about 1830s dining etiquette and watch the men of the Village compete in a post-dinner target shoot. Smell the scents of roasted turkey and pies warming by the fire. Learn about Native American food traditions and customs and hear the minister talk about the true meaning of Thanksgiving in the Village's historic Center Meetinghouse. Learn how preparations were made for this holiday meal.
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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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