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Where Will You WOO? - Week of October 5, 2017

Thursday, October 05, 2017


Where will you WOO during the week of October 5?

Thursday, October 5th

Museum Benefit Used Books & More Sale

Museum of Russian Icons

203 Union St.
Clinton, MA 01510

Get your Rus on and support the Museum by buying new and gently used books, DVDs, CDs and more related to Russian culture and history. Please check our website for a detailed list of items to donate. Contact Mila at [email protected] or (978) 598-5000 x115 with questions or to VOLUNTEER to help staff the sale.

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Friday, October 6th 

"Evil Dead the Musical"

8:00 PM-10:00 PM

Worcester County Light Opera Company
The Grandview Playhouse
21 Grandview Ave.
Worcester, MA 01603

This hilarious stage show features elements from the classic cult horror films "Evil Dead 1," "Evil Dead 2" and "Army of Darkness" combined into one night of blood-spattering, zany, zombie fun. The show tells the story of five college students who go to a cabin for a weekend of fun and accidentally unleash evil forces that turn them into demons. This interactive show is full of surprises and lots of laughs.

Cost: Splatter Zone $25, General $22, Seniors/Students $18

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Saturday, October 7th

Family Fun Overnight: To Infinity and Beyond

 7:00 PM-8:00 AM

222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA 01604

Zip around the solar system in our planetarium, explore Mars, and build and land your own probe on the red planet! Explore the constellations and, weather permitting, take a look through a telescope! Choose from a variety of astronomy activities to suit your family or group. Enjoy a planetarium show before going to sleep among the exhibits, then wake up to breakfast and our sunrise wildlife tour!

This special overnight program will run with a minimum of 28 guests. Register by Friday, September 22, 2017

Cost: Nonmembers: $50 per person Members: $45 per person

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Sunday, October 8th 

Manhattan Short Film Festival

7:30 PM-10:00 PM

Preservation Worcester Park View Room
230 Park Avenue
Worcester, MA 01609

Preservation Worcester is excited to present the only Central Massachusetts showing of the 20th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival. Join us from September 28 to October 8, 2017 when over 100,000 film lovers in over 250 cities around the world gather in Cinemas, Museums, Universities and Cultural Centers for one purpose…to view and vote on the Finalist’s Films in this year's Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival. Every film finalist is eligible to enter the 2018 Oscar competition. The celebrity guest host for this final evening of the film festival is Niki Luparelli, of Worcester's premier Chanteuse and Comedienne.

Net proceeds support Preservation Worcester's mission.

Cost: Advance: $15 pp plus service charge. $25 pp at the door.

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Monday, October 9th 

Apple and Ag Days

9:30 AM-5:00 PM

Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA 01566

Celebrate the harvest and the beautiful New England autumn at the peak of fall color. Join our costumed interpreters as they harvest apples, potatoes, carrots, and beets. They will also conduct garden and root cellar tours and discuss food preparation, thresh and winnow grain, and shell corn and beans. Learn how food makes its way from the farm to the dining room table. Meet our oxen and see multiple teams demonstrate plowing and field preparation. Learn more about heritage breed animals and talk with breeders. Throughout the day, our interpreters will be cooking and preserving apples and operating the ox-powered Cider Mill.

Cost: Adults $28.00 Seniors (55 and over) $26.00 College Student (with valid college ID) $14 Youths (4-17) $14.00 Children age 3 and under Admitted Free

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Tuesday, October 10th   

Poets Who Are Artists Artists Who Are Poets

10:00 AM-12:00 PM, 4:30 PM-6:30 PM, 4:30 PM-6:30 PM

Assumption College: Switzer Building
2nd floor
500 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609

View this dynamic free exhibit showcasing both art and poetry. The repetoire includes works by Michel Duncan Merle, Sandy Kocher, Joan Erickson, Barbara Roberts, Dorissa M. Carter, and Sotirios Sam E. Lalos.

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Wednesday, October 11th 

Teen Night @ArtsWorcester: Fall 2017

6:00 PM-7:30 PM

660 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610

All teens and their families are invited to ArtsWorcester for Teen Night. Join young art enthusiasts, explore new exhibitions, and meet artists. Bring or borrow a sketchbook and share artwork online using #AWTeenNight. Hear artists talk about their work at 6:15 PM & 6:45 PM. Ask them your questions!

Enjoy art, music, and snacks.

No RSVP, just show up! Ask your teacher if you can get extra credit!

This event is free and open to all teens and their families.

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Related Slideshow: 20 Things to Look Forward to This Fall in New England - 2017

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The Changing of the Leaves

One of the cool things about the fall season is the leaves on the trees and the colors that they change too.

According to smokeymountain.com, prime foliage season in New England is late September into early October.

Look forward to an enjoyable walk around the neighborhood and see how many different colors you can pick out, or just enjoy the beauty.

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Pumpkin Picking

The fall season signifies the return of 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.

Jaswell's Farm or Barden Family Orchard are great places to get started.

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The Big E 

The Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts features a circus spectacular, Mardi Gras parade, agricultural competitions, arts & crafts, food contests, live music, and midway. 

The Big runs from September 15 to October 1. 

Click here for more information

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Great Pumpkin Festival 

The Great Pumpkin Festival at the EcoTarium in Worcester is a must attend this fall in New England. 

The event features more than 1000 carved pumpkins, live entertainment, family fun with trick-or-treating, displays and more.

Click here for more information

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Sam Adams Octoberfest Beer

One of the fun things about the changing of seasons is the changing of beer flavors and with fall comes Sam Adams Octoberfest.

The Oktoberfest idea was born in 1810 when Munich celebrated the Crown Prince's wedding with a 16-day party with a special beer.

Sam Adams builds off of that idea with a beer that is perfect for the season.

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Phantom Gourmet Food Festival

The Phantom Gourmet Food Festival is an event to look forward too and it will be held on September 12 from 12- 4 p.m. on two streets next to Fenway Park.

Tickets are $40 in advance and online and will go up to $50 at the event.

The ticket includes sampling 100 of Phantom's foods from hot dogs and pizza to pulled pork and more. Beer and wine will be served on the street.

Get more information here.

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The New England Patriots Return

The NFL returns and that means the defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots are back. 

The Patriots have won two of the last three Super Bowls and are heavily favored to win another this season. 

The Patriots kick off their season on Thursday, September 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs. 

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Apple Picking

A great fall family event, especially those with young kids, is apple picking.

Nothing more fun than grabbing the nicest looking apple that you can find, giving it a quick wash off and then biting into it. Delicious.

Farm Fresh Rhode Island and Phantom Farm are two great places to go and pick yourself some apples in Rhode Island.

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Columbus Day Festival on Federal Hill

Filled with great music and even better food, the Columbus Day Festival is a fall event to look forward to every season.

The feast will take place from October 7 through October 9. 

Click here for more information.

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Fall Boat Ride to Block Island

Though the summer weather is winding down, there is still great weather coming and great opportunities to get on the ferry and head over to Block Island for the day, or maybe even multiple days.

Fall trips to Block Island are something to look forward too.

Click here for more information.

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Wearing Fleece

For those nights, or days, where it's just a bit cooler out, there is nothing more comfortable than throwing on a fleece jacket and settling in for a fun day ahead.

The arrival of fall means it's time to start breaking those jackets out.

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Drinking Apple Cider

Can't you already taste it? The sweet taste of apple cider returns with the fall season.

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.

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Attend Waterfire in Providence

Summer may be nearing the end, but Waterfire 

Waterfire is the premiere event in Providence and if you haven't gotten to one yet during the summer or fall season, now is the time to plan.

Waterfire is a great night out with different vendors, music and other entertainment lining the city streets while the river is lit up by the fire. For a really romantic and fun night, hop on a gondola ride.

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The Return of Your Favorite TV Shows

One of the down sides of summer is that there is very little to watch on TV as far as new shows go. Thank goodness for Netflix and or HBO on demand.

However, the return of the fall season means the return of all the popular TV shows like Gotham, Game of Thrones, Arrow and several others.

Look forward to having something to watch at night after a long day at work.

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Who's not looking forward to Halloween? Not looking forward to dressing up as your favorite character or as just a very spooky looking person and going out and collecting candy to last you days, months and longer.

Who isn't looking to forward to decorating their houses to make it the creepiest house on the block.

Halloween is great for kids and adults alike and is certainly something to look forward to.

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Great Golf Weather Remaining

The end of Summer does not mean the end of golf season.

The fall is a great time of year for golfing at Harbor Lights or any of the courses across the state.  

The fall offers some of the best golfing weather of the year, not too hot and not too cold. 

Golf season has not left.

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Harpoon Brewery Oktoberfest in Boston

Harpoon Brewery will hold their 27th annual Octoberfest from September 29 through September 30. 

The event will feature Harpoon brews, bratwursts, chicken dancing and German chocolate cake eating contests as well as Oompah music.

Harpoon Brewery is located at 306 Northern Ave in Boston.

Click here for more information or for tickets.

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Roger Waters at TD Garden 

One of the musical highlights of the fall season is rock n' roll legend Roger Waters coming to Boston's TD Garden. 

The former Pink Floyd star will play two shows in Boston, the first on Wednesday, September 27 and the second on Thursday, September 28. 

Click here for more information 

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King Richards Faire 

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 a lot at a fair that is a great fall event for the entire family.

The Fair runs from September 2 through October 22. 

Click here for more information 

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Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo

What better way to spend a fall evening than strolling through Roger Williams Park Zoo and viewing some cool Jack-O-Lanterns. 

The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park is a Rhode Island and New England Fall staple featuring thousands of illuminated pumpkins from October 5 to November 5 with admission from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. 

Click here for more information 


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