The First Parish Unitarian Universalist in Northborough will once again have their Memorial Day Fair, a great book (and plant) sale, from 10am-3pm. Great prices and selection. And the strawberry shortcake can’t be beat!
This year, the Boylston Public Library will not be holding a book sale due to renovations. This is usually one of my favorite sales of the year, so I’ll look forward to going again next year!
And Savers will have a sale on Memorial Day from 9am-9pm on the usual: clothing, shoes, accessories, and bed & bath.
1. The Worcester Historical Museum will be hosting a Civil War Book Discussion Group every other Saturday beginning this Saturday, May 18. Free loaned copies of the readings will be available, but pre-registration is required. More details on their website.
2. Habitat ReStore - Spring Fling Part 2, 11 Distributor Road (at Gold Star Boulevard), 10am-4pm. Music, great deals, food, and other vendors. More details here.
3. REC Spring Garden Festival & Plant Sale, 63 Oread Street, 10am-4pm. Music, Zumba, kids’ activities, gardening workshops (including a workshop on urban beekeeping!), and more.
4. DPW Household Hazardous Waste Day – Saturday, May 18, 2013 & Saturday, June 22, 2013 – 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM – By Appointment Only – Proof of Residency Required – Call (508) 929-1300 for an appointment.
Not dirt cheap, but also quite good: Star Wars Day at Higgins Armory.
The movie of my life, Silkwood, will be playing at the Worcester Public Library main branch from 2-4pm.
And to put on your calendar:
TouchTomorrow at WPI – June 8
Free Fun Fridays 2013
And you can always get a more complete view of the free & cheap events of Worcester on this Google Calendar.
The Shrewsbury Public Library book sale is usually quite good in both selection and prices. It will be held in the large meeting room (upstairs) the following days/times:
Friday May 17: 10am-4pm
Saturday May 18: 9am-4pm
Sunday May 19: 1pm-4pm
Details below; as always, WCMS concerts are highly recommended.
THOMAS H. KEIL MEMORIAL CONCERT
Sunday, May 12, 2013
7:30 PM (7:00 pre-concert talk)
350 Main Street, Worcester
FREE ADMISSION – no reservations necessary
Join us as we honor and celebrate Tom Keil.
The program will include a selection of Tom’s favorite music featuring Schubert’s Cello Quintet
Tracy Kraus, flute; Krista Buckland Reisner, violin; Rohan Gregory, violin; Peter Sulski, viola; David Russell, cello; Ariana Falk, cello; William Ness, piano
With Guest Jan Müller-Szeraws, cello
image: Mechanics Hall, a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic licensed image from svadilfari’s photostream.
The Worcester Public Library is going to host Tanglewood Marionettes’ production of Arabian Nights on Tuesday, April 16 at 1pm and 3pm.
Tickets for the show are required and available FREE at the Children’s Room Desk, starting Monday (April 1st) until they are gone.
I cannot recommend Tanglewood Marionettes enough. If there is a child in your life between the ages of 4 and 10, and you’re looking for something to do during April vacation week — get over to the main branch and pick up tickets, because they go fast!
The program is sponsored by the Friends of WPL. Among other things, the Friends provide museum passes to the public. If you attend the marionette show, or if you use the museum passes, consider joining the Friends so that they can continue to offer these kinds of programs in the future.
(I know what you’re thinking — now that I am on the board of the Friends, I’m contractually obligated to plug them at every opportunity. And you’re right!)
There are also many other events going on at the Worcester Public Library during April vacation week — I’ll put up a post listing them when we get a bit closer!
Worcester Art Museum will be holding a Family Day from 11:00am-2:30pm on Sunday. This is always so much fun, kids’ admission is free, and adult admission is free, too, if you print out this flyer. Full schedule on their website.
The United States Air Force Band of Liberty will be playing a farewell concert this Sunday at 3:00pm at Mechanics Hall.
The concert is free, but tickets are required . You can reserve them at the Mechanics Hall box office.
I highly recommend this concert. Here’s a taste of what the band is like:
And Brown Bag concerts return next Wednesday…
Broad Meadow Brook hosts a Nature Day Camp every summer. This Saturday, March 9, they’re offering discounts when you register in person (from 11:30am to 3:30pm). The discount is $20 off a two-week session and $10 off a one-week session. (Equally as important is that they will occupy your kids with activities while you fill out the paperwork.)
It’s worth it to become a MassAudubon member if you’re not already, as there are major discounts for members. Here’s a link to a brochure about their camp.
(Image: A Sunday Kind of Love, a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic licensed image from Whit Andrews’ photostream.)
Sunday, March 3
Mechanics Hall, Worcester Massachusetts
WCMS brings a virtual zoo to Worcester as they present Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals in a new chamber arrangement by Mark Berger. A perennial favorite for children of all ages, Saint-Saens animals come to life in a magical way that can only be achieved through music. Visit the “Art Gallery” where there will be a display inspired by the music, created by the students at the Worcester Arts Magnet School.
Receive a $2.00 discount coupon at the door for admission to the ECOTARIUM. Bring a new or gently used book to be donated to Reliant Medical Group Foundation’s Reach Out and Read program and be entered into a drawing to win a free family membership to the ECOTARIUM.
Reception treats by CocoBeni Confections.
WCMS is committed to educating audiences of all ages. Our family concerts offer an opportunity for families with young children to experience the beauty and excitement of classical music together. We strive to make these concerts accessible to families who would not otherwise have the opportunity to attend.
(Image: DSC_2202, a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic licensed image from Travis Nobles’ photostream.
This is a reschedule from February 9 — note that this is in the afternoon, not evening; as always, WCMS concerts are highly recommended.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
3:00 PM (2:30PM pre concert talk)
Razzo Hall/Traina Center for the Arts
92 Downing Street, Worcester
COPLAND Threnody I & II
JOHNSTON String Quartet No. 4 “Amazing Grace”
MOZART Divertimento in Eb, K. 563
Tracy Kraus, flute; Krista Buckland Reisner and Rohan Gregory, violin
Peter Sulski, viola and Joshua Gordon, cello
With guest Geoffrey Burleson, piano
(Image: Aaron Copland drawing, a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic licensed image from Richard Hurd’s photostream.)
If you’re interested in more free & cheap events, you can look on this calendar.