Where Will You WOO? - Week of April 20

Thursday, April 20, 2017
GoLocalWorcester Lifestyle Team

Where will you WOO during the week of April 20?


Thursday April 20

Screen Print T-Shirt April Vacation Workshop 

9:30 AM-3:00 PM 

Worcester Center for Crafts
25 Sagamore Road
Worcester, MA 01605

Learn design principles and screen printing techniques and print your own t-shirt. All day workshop. 12-12:30 supervised lunch - Bring your own lunch!

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Friday, April 21

Salisbury Cultural District Spring Mini-Festival Night #2

8:00 PM-10:30 PM Tuckerman Hall
10 Tuckerman Street
Worcester, MA 01609

Please join us for a free pre-concert lecture in Tuckerman Hall at 7pm, free to all ticket holders.

Masters of violin Pamela Frank and Christian Tetzlaff will headline our second of four performances in this year's Bach Festival held in several venues throughout Worcester's Salisbury Cultural District. Their program will include sonatas by LeClair, De Beriot, and Prokofiev, as well as J. S. Bach's Two Part Inventions.

Subscribers returning, ticket sales start 6/18. Single ticket sales from MusicWorcester.org start on or before July 1.

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Saturday, April 22

The Music Man Presented by Assumption College

7:30 PM-9:30 PM 

Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts 

2 Southbridge St.

Worcester, MA 01608


Meredith Willson’s The Music Man, is one of the most popular American musicals, and was inspired by Willson’s childhood growing up in Mason City, Iowa. The story follows con man, "Professor" Harold Hill, who convinces the parents of River City, Iowa, to buy instruments and uniforms for their children with the promise to train them. However, Harold is no musician and plans to skip town without giving any music lessons. Chaos ensues as Harold's credentials are questioned by Marian, the prim librarian and piano teacher, and he is called upon to prove himself to the citizens of River City.

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Sunday, April  23

Photography Composition and Critique

10:00 AM-4:00 PM 

Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505

Instructor: Steve McGrath

This workshop will cover composition techniques for improving all kinds of picture subjects including plants, animals, landscapes, people, kids and pets. After an introduction, students will have time to practice in the Garden and then learn from a constructive critique of student photos. 

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Monday, April 24

Summer Camp Registration

9:00 AM-5:00 PM 

Worcester JCC
633 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609

It’s time for Endless Summer Fun at Camp JCC! From incredible elective classes to sport specialties, campers will be kept engaged and enriched all summer long. The JCC's Summer Camps include Preschool Camp, Day Camp, Sports Camp, Travel and Swim Programs.

For over 60 years, Camp JCC provides individualized attention in a safe and caring environment. From indoor and outdoor pools, outdoor fields, playgrounds, and an art studio, children are provided with a camping experience that is rich in athletics, swimming, arts, and culture.

For more information, contact Sandy Scola at (508) 756-7109 x258 or sscola@worcesterjcc.org.

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Tuesday, April 25

"If I am Not for Myself Who Will Be for Me"

7:00 PM-9:00 PM 

American Antiquarian Society
185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609

This one-person play about George Washingtons slave Oney Judge Staines is written and performed by Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti, an award-winning artist who, for the past twenty years, has engaged audiences with performances giving voice to real-life accounts, struggles, self-determination, and triumphs of women. Her work is deeply researched and based on archival materials.

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Wednesday, April 26

MegaSlam 2017

5:30 PM-8:30 PM 

Worcester Public Library
Saxe Room
3 Salem Square
Worcester, MA 01608

Celebrate National Poetry Month as we host this raucous and fun poetry slam with poets competing from local organizations.

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  • Boston Calling 2018 

    Boston Calling, the first New England music festival of the season kicks off in downtown Boston on the weekend of May 25 to the 27.

    The festival features performances from Eminem, The Killers, Jack White and more. 

  • Providence Waterfire 

    One of the best parts about Spring and Summer is the return of Waterfire

    Providence WaterFire has grown to be an iconic Rhode Island event. Starting out in 1994 to celebrate it has grown to run continuously, once a month, from May-November and boasts over 80 blazing fires in the middle of the Providence River. 

  • Playing Golf at Harbor Lights

    Tee it up at Harbor Lights Country Club and dive right into golf season. 

    The Spring is a great time to get warmed up and get some swings in before the heart of the season hits in the summer.  

    Enjoy being back out on the course. Save the super serious golf for the summer. 

  • Going For Walks/Runs Outside Without Shivering on East Bay Bike Path

    You can go outside and go for a walk or a run without shivering the entire time. 

    Spring is a great time to exercise and the East Bay Bike Path is a great place to do it. 

  • Hiking at Purgatory Chasm in Massachusetts 

    The chasm is ¼ mile long and runs between giant granite rock, sometimes standing at 70 feet high! You do have to pay to park ($5 MA residents, $10 for you out-of-staters), but exploring the reservation is completely free. 

  • Easter Egg Hunts 

    Easter is a great holiday. It is always great to spend time with friends and family and of course for those with kids, it's a great day for Easter egg hunts in the backyard or around the neighborhood. 


    PHOTO: Ross Mayfield/flickr

  • April Fools Day 

    Time to start planning out what pranks and tricks you are going to pull off on April 1. 

    April Fools Day is always an exciting day because you never know what is going to happen. 

    While you are planning your pranks, beware of any that may be played on you. 

  • Playing Tennis 

    Time to break those rackets out and hit outdoor courts because Tennis season is here. 

    No need to go hard right away, ease into the season. 

    Have a great Tennis season. 

  • Planting Flowers 

    Get the gardening tools ready because gardening season is just about here. 

    Head to your local garden shop, find the best flowers you can and plant away. 

  • Lower Heating Bills

    As winter will come to a close New Englanders could look forward to spending less money on heating bills.

    Although the bitter cold is hitting New England hard, and also therefore hitting their wallets hard, this brutal cold streak will soon come to an end and we'll be able to turn down our thermostats save some cash.

    photo credit: Images Money/Flickr

  • Fishing Season

    Get your rods and reels ready because with the approach of warmer weather comes the return of fishing seasons. While some New England states allow for fishing year round, many New England states have opening days for trout fishing that begin in early April. Although there is still a plentiful amount of snow on the ground, fishing season is right around the corner.

    photo credit: Grand River Conservation Authority/Flickr

  • Sun Dresses

    Sun dresses. Sun Dresses. Sun Dresses. With the approach of spring, it means that sundresses are almost back! Sundresses are a fun way to show off how hard you've been working to keep the weight off all winter long.

    photo credit: jessejamesjake vintage

  • Boston Marathon

    The 121st running of the Boston Marathon takes place on Patriots' Day. Catch the annual Red Sox early Patriots Day game, then head down to Boylston St to cheer on the runners.

    It's a Boston and New England tradition.

  • Bicycling on the Central Mass Rail Trail 

    Once the streets are clear of ice and snow and the temperatures rise, one of the most fun things to do in New England is to jump on a bike and go for a nice long ride. There are plenty of bike paths to explore at your leisure, and many cities like Providence, Boston, and Worcester are beginning to make city streets much more bike friendly.

  • Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover 

    The Volvo Ocean Race is a 45,000 nautical mile sailing race that takes its teams around the world, across four oceans, touching six continents and 12 Host Cities. 

    The Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover will be a chance for visitors to view the world’s top sailors and race boats during the 12-day event in Newport.

    The Newport Stopover will take place from May 8 to the 20.

  • Goodbye Snow 

    While this winter was not all that bad as far as snow is concerned, it will be nice to know it is gone for awhile and there is no need to worry about it. 

    Well... we can only hope. 

  • Boating

    One ritual of the spring that many New Englanders are looking forward to is getting the boat back in the water. After the brutal winter we've had, boaters are chomping at the bit to get back on the water and enjoy our awesome waterfronts and bays.

  • Walking the Newport Cliff Walk

    The Cliff Walk is one of Newport’s most famous attractions is its gilded age mansions lining the coast. Entry to the mansions will cost a fee, but with the Cliff Walk, you can enjoy views of the mansions with amazing views of the water all for free.

    The 3.5 mile long path runs behind the mansions on the eastern shore of Newport. It is a National Recreation Trail – the first in New England! The majority of the walk is easy, but be sure to wear good shoes; the sand can make the path slippery. 

  • Road Trip!

    Say goodbye to the black ice, the five foot snow drifts, and (hopefully) the potholes. As the ice melts and we reclaim our streets from the snow, we're looking forward to rolling down our windows and going for a cruise.

  • Outdoor Dining at Boat House Restaurant in Newport 

    Newport Restaurant Group made this a must-visit spot several years ago and now the expected accolades have followed.

    The views of Mount Hope Bay are unparalleled.

    Enjoy a nice glass of wine with some lobster fritters that had sweet corn and a chipotle mayo and followed that with pan-roasted George’s Bank scallops with a delightful spring pea risotto, pea greens from Allen Farm and a citrus emulsion.

  • Spring Vacation on Block Island 

    Get away from the hustle and bustle of the world and take a spring vacation to Block Island and enjoy all they have to offer. 

    Maybe a spa? a swim? Some shopping? there are plenty of options. 

    If Block Island doesn't do it for you, Newport is also a great place to take a break.

    Or maybe do both. 

  • Visiting Arcadia National Park in Maine

    People have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history. Awed by its beauty and diversity, early 20th-century visionaries donated the land that became Acadia National Park.

    The park is home to many plants and animals, and the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast.

    Visit Acadia and hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads, or relax and enjoy the scenery.

  • Newport Craft Beer Festival at Newport Storm Brewery

    The 7th annual Newport Craft Beer Festival is set for Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28 at Newport Storm Brewery. 

    The event will bring in brewers from as far away as California and as close as Newport. 

    It is a 21+ celebration. 

  • No More Winter Coats 

    It is time to shed those big bulky winter coats. 

    Instead, grab a vest or a sweater and put those coats deep in a closet.

    Good riddance. 



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