Friends of Worcester Public Library book sale today and tomorrow

Today, November 14, and tomorrow, Saturday, November 15, from 10am-4pm in the Saxe Room at the main branch of Worcester Public Library, the Friends of WPL will hold our Fall book sale.

Friendly reminder –

When you pay (incredibly low) yearly dues to the Friends, or make book donations, or purchase from the Food for Thought Cafe and Bookstore, or buy bags full of books at our book sales, you support the Friends’ many programs, including museum passes and the Give and Take bookcase at Union Station.

So please support the Friends as much as you can.  If you come on Saturday between 2-4pm, I’ll be working the sale.

 

WPL Sundae Sunday – October 19

The main branch of the Worcester Public Library will once again celebrate Sunday openings by holding Sundae Sunday on Sunday, October 19 beginning at 1:30pm.

Ice cream sundaes will be served, music will be played, and balloon animals will be shaped.

(Mr. Balloon is amazing; I recommend getting there early for a ticket if someone in your life wants a balloon animal.)

(Image: Hand Painted Cherry / Cherries Ice Cream Sundae Glasses, a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic licensed photo from SLV‘s photostream.)

CWW: Wachusett Dam open – October 12

Via Coulter Press….The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) announces the opening of the top of Wachusett Dam in Clinton for the public to walk across on the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If you can get there, I recommend visiting.  It’s not the Hoover Dam, but it’s still pretty impressive.

(Image: Wachusett Dam, a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic licensed photo from Matt Chan’s photostream.)

CWW: Geller Jazz Nightclub at Clark Tonight!

information via Clark Arts:

Tonight from 8pm-10pm at Higgins University Center, The Grind

Rising star saxophonist, composer and bandleader Sharel Cassity is quickly Making waves on the New York and international jazz scenes with her sophisticated and soulful style of playing. She has two albums out and a third on the way as a leader, and has appeared at venues such as the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Blue Note Jazz Club, the Iridium, the Newport Jazz Festival and Dizzys Club Coca Cola. Besides performing with her own band, Sharel is currently a sideman with some of the most renowned jazz artists today including Jimmy Heath, Nicholas Payton, Joe Chambers, Orrin Evans, the Dizzy Gillespie All Stars, Darcy James Argue and Diva. So, join us for an evening of exciting jazz, sweetened with an ice cream sundae bar!

PERFORMANCE IS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF THE ESTATE OF SELMA B. GELLER.

Also in upcoming music –

Worcester Chamber Music Society will have its first Worcester concert of the season on Saturday, September 20 at 7:30 PM at the First Baptist Church. If you cannot afford the tickets, there are a limited number of passes available through the Friends of Worcester Public Library, with thanks to the generosity of the Keil family.

And for lovers of chamber music — there will be a concert on Friday, September 26, from 7:30 PM-9:00 PM at Clark’s Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall. More info here.

CWW: Big Dipper & Juneteenth Festivals on Saturday

2014 Big Dipper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival
Saturday, June 28, 10:30 am to 5:30 pm
Elm Park, Worcester
$5 for ages 10 and up
$1 for ages 4 – 9
FREE for 3 and under

The ice cream is such a good deal and there are a lot of activities for the kids.  Highly recommended, especially if you believe in feeding children the occasional all-ice-cream lunch.

Also on Saturday: the Juneteenth Festival at Institute Park, from 1-7pm.

(Photo: Scoops, a Creative Common Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic licensed image from LA Wad’s photostream.)

CWW: Free Fun Fridays, Week 1

Every year, the Highland Street Foundation offers free admission at different museums and cultural venues on Fridays in the summer.

This Friday is the first Free Fun Friday, and offers admission to the following venues:

Worcester Art Museum
Tanglewood (registration info on the website)
Franklin Park Zoo
Cape Cod Maritime Museum
Sports Museum Boston
MassMoCAMIT Museum

Also of note:

Next Wednesday, July 2, the deCordova Museum will have free admission!

Discovery Museums in Acton are free every Friday evening in the summer.

And if you need more tips on saving on museums, please visit my page (and send me suggestions as needed).