Where Will You WOO? - Week of October 5, 2017
Thursday, October 05, 2017
GoLocalWorcester Lifestyle Team
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (978) 598-5000 x115 with questions or to VOLUNTEER to help staff the sale.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.