Where Will You WOO? - Week of September 7, 2017
Thursday, September 07, 2017
GoLocalWorcester Lifestyle Team
Where will you WOO during the week of September 7?
Thursday, September 7th
Paint Night on the Plaza
Thursday, September 7th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Worcester Common Oval
455 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Join us for a super fun night of painting! We are bringing in a professional who will take your art skills from preschool to Picasso in just 2 hours! Check online for ticket and reservation information!
Friday, September 8th
Postcards from Heaven with Spirit Medium Maureen Hancock
321 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Back by popular demand! Internationally renowned Spirit Medium Maureen Hancock returns to Mechanics Hall for the first time in 2 years! Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the most unique family reunion ever witnessed as Maureen delivers "Postcards from Heaven." Join Maureen Hancock for the most unique family reunion ever witnessed. "Postcards from Heaven" will leave you with hope, and the knowledge that our loved ones in Heaven are still with us. Doors open at 6 p.m. for seating Event is 7-9 p.m. VIP and Gen. tickets available!
Saturday, September 9th
Fall Youth, Teen, and Family Special Open House
Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
See what WAM is all about! Come to our special Saturday afternoon Open House and learn about all the exciting fall programs for youth, teens, and families. View our studios, talk with instructors about your child’s interests, and create a unique work of art to take home. This event is free and open to students of all levels and abilities.
Sunday, September 10th
Carnivorous Plan Show
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505
Presented by the New England Carnivorous Plant Society, this show offers plant lovers and all those who enjoy something different an opportunity to get up close to hundreds of carnivorous plants. See unique, strange, and intriguing carnivorous plants native to New England and others from as far away as Africa, South America, and Australia! This event is free admission and there will be vendors available to those who would like to purchase a unique plant of their own!
Monday, September 11th
BodyPump Group Exercise with Joe & Sharon
633 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
The original barbell class helps you achieve more than you could on your own! This class safely works every major muscle group by pairing heavy repetition with light barbells and adjustable weights with encouragement, motivation, and great music!
Tuesday, September 12th
Crowdfunding: Alternative Funding for Your Business
Worcester Public Library
3 Salem Square
Worcester, MA 01608
Are you looking for an alternative way to finance your startup? This session, presented by Jerry Johnson and the Center for Women and Enterprise, will teach you how to use your personal and professional networks to gain capital to start your business. This class will cover what Crowdfunding is, its advantages and limitations, the various online Crowdfunding platforms, how to best plan a Crowdfunding campaign, and keys to a successful and popular Crowdfunding campaign.
Wednesday, September 13th
Gabrielle Thierry: The Musicality of the Water Lilies La Musiicalite des Nympheas Opening Reception
College of the Holy Cross: Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610
Enjoy an opening reception for the French Artist, Gabrielle Thierry, whose exhibit the Musicality of the Water Lilies La Musicalite des Nympheas translates Claude Monet’s work. The artists will be in attendance for the reception.
Pumpkin Picking at Jaswell's Farm
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.
Leaf Peeping at Green Mountain National Forest
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.
West Springfield, MA
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 14 to September 30.
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.
The Phantom Gourmet Food Festival is an event to look forward too and it will be held on September 22 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.
The New England Patriots Return
The NFL returns and that means that the New England Patriots are back.
The Patriots have won two of the last four Super Bowls and are among the favorites to win another one this season.
The Patriots kick off their season on Sunday, September 9 at 1 p.m. against the Houston Texans.
Apple Picking at Burtt's Apple Orchard
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.
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 6 through October 8.
Fall Boat Ride to Block Island
Block Island, RI
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 From Pippin Orchard
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 continues into the fall.
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.
Celebrating Halloween at Factory of Terror
Who isn't looking forward to celebrating the Halloween season at the Factory of Terror in Worcester?
The Factory of Terror consists of five different attractions including Dracula's HIdeaway, Phobia Mayhem, Zombie Alley and much more.
Fall Golf at Harbor Lights
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 will hold their 28th annual Octoberfest from September 28 through September 29.
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.
Elton John's Farewell Tour at TD Garden
Rock n' Roll legend Elton John is bringing his farewell tour to Boston's TD Garden on October 6.
Don't miss out on the opportunity to see one of the greatest of all time sing songs such as "Bennie & the Jets," "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," and more.
PHOTO: David Shankbone/wikipedia
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 1 through October 21.
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 4 to November 4.