Where Will You WOO? - Week of October 12, 2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017
GoLocalWorcester Lifestyle Team
Where will you WOO during the week of October 12?
Thursday, October 12th
Migration and Memory Exhibit Opening Reception and Talk
Museum of Russian Icons
203 Union St.
Clinton, MA 01510
The 20th century has been called by some the Jewish Century in light of the especially significant transformations and upheavals it brought to people who were either ethnically or religiously Jewish, or, after the founding of Israel, members of a Jewish nation. Curator Anna Winestein speaks about the creative legacy and expressive responses of art-makers of Jewish heritage who were variously connected with the Russian and Soviet empires. The talk will cover select artists from the Torchilin Collection as well as other figures of note who taught, influenced or inspired them. It will also touch on the complicated impact of the October Revolution of 1917 on Jewish artistic expression.
Friday, October 13th
Star Wars Reads Party
Burncoat Branch-Worcester Public Library
526 Burncoat Street
Worcester, MA 01606
Do you have the force? Start by making a Star Wars craft, then play Blast the Storm Trooper! Take a picture with our giant Kylo Ren cardboard stand-up and other Star Wars photo props. Enjoy edible ewoks, other galactic snacks, and party favors. Ages 6 and up, and their families.
Saturday, October 14th
The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes
Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
2 Southbridge St.
Worcester, MA 01608
Enjoy a screening of The Princess Bride followed by a behind-the-scenes look at the film with the heroic Wesley (actor Cary Elwes). Ticket packages vary and a VIP meet and greet Cary Elwes tick package is also available.
Sunday, October 15th
Fall Fest Weekends 2017- Auntumn Spirits
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505
Bring the kids in costumes and explore our Fairy House walks. Adults can enjoy brews and spirits while learning about the connections between plants and brewing as we revel in the witching hour soon to come. Enjoy Say Cheese food truck!
Monday, October 16th
Try Oil Pastels Workshop
Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Explore the elements of drawing with color. Learn pointers for working with the material, blending, and using color through a series of exercises. There are no prerequisites as people of all abilities are welcome and supplies will be provided.
Tuesday, October 17th
Cie Herve Koubi: Barbarian Nights
Robert R. Jay Performing Arts Center
378 Main Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Drawing creative strength from his Algerian roots and Mediterranean culture, French-Algerian choreographer Hervé Koubi has assembled an exceptional all-male company of Algerian and West African dancers versatile in contemporary, street, and urban dance, capoeira, and martial arts. Following their astounding debut in 2015, the company has since made regular appearances with sold-out performances across the US. Arts Transcending Borders welcomes the return of the company with Barbarian Nights, or the first mornings of the world (Les Nuits Barbares, ou les premiers matins du monde), inviting the audience to revel in Koubi’s daydream about our common heritage on the shores of the Mediterranean.
Wednesday, October 18th
A.I.R Brown Bag Lunch #2
Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
Worcester Center for Crafts
25 Sagamore Road
Worcester, MA 01605
Meet the new 2017-2018 Artists-in-Residence and see their inspiring work. Bring your own lunch to this fun free event!
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 2017 Vermont International Film Festival takes place from October 20 to October 29.
The festival will feature more than 70 films from all over the world as well as panels and discussions.
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?
The festival will feature more than 130 artists showing off their work ranging from photography oil, watercolor, mixed media and much more.
The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hello grape season!
It may be getting colder, but for wine lovers, this is the best time of year because it's grape season.
There are many great Vineyards around New England but Newport Vineyards is among the best.
Enjoy the wine.
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.
Visit Vermont and take a gondola up Mount Mansfield. Once you get to the top, look back at the spectacular view. There are not to many views like it.
For travelers, be sure to bring a jacket.
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.
Across New England
The fall selection of beers is unmatched.
Whether it's Octoberfest from Sam Adams or a pumpkin pie beer from Newport Storm, it's time to get out to your local bar or store and pick up some of the great fall beers on tap or in stock.
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.
East Providence, RI
International Oktoberfest will take place over Columbus Day weekend at Bold Point Park.
The festival will include seasonal beer, German cuisine, and live music.
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.
Restaurants will offer a three course price fixed meal at $15 for lunch and $25 for dinner.
Participating restaurants include Venice Restaurant and Lounge, Pleasant View Inn, Amigos and more.
Take a break, getaway from the daily grind of life and go on a weekend getaway to Twin Farms in Vermont.
While you are there, there are great opportunities for hiking, biking and just relaxing.
You will not regret this trip.
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.