CWW: Kids Crafternoons at Worcester Historical Museum

This doesn’t start until next Wednesday, but I wanted to give folks a chance to register in case they were interested.

The Worcester Historical Museum will have three craft sessions on upcoming Wednesday mornings; cost is only $2 per child, free for adults and members.

Details from their website:

This Summer, be inspired to craft a project of your own based on artifacts from the collection of Worcester Historical Museum, in Kids Crafternoons.  Sessions are 10:00 AM-11:30 AM and are appropriate for ages 4-12.  Advanced registration is required.

For more information, e-mail or call 508-753-8278.

Each session is limited to 25 children.  Adults must attend with a child. Seating is first-come-first-served, and the doors open at 10:00 AM.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Our first Kids Crafternoons will focus on Norton pottery. Come and decorate terracotta pots inspired by Norton pottery.  This pottery was known as the Tupperware of the 19th century and was used to store dry and preserved foods.  Make a little tissue paper flower to go inside.

Wednesday, August 8 10:00 AM-11:30 AM, at Salisbury Mansion

Our second Kids Crafternoons will take inspiration from the wallpaper at Salisbury Mansion.  Mrs. Salisbury traveled seven hours (multiple times) to pick out the wallpaper found in her home. Now we have found another use for it – decoupage! Covering boxes with fun wallpaper prints. Take them home and use them for your own special treasures.

Wednesday, August 15 10:00 AM-11:30 AM, Worcester Historical Museum auditorium

Our third Kids Crafternoons will be inspired by the great stained-glass window in Worcester Historical Museum’s auditorium.  As summer comes to an end, capture the sun while you still can by painting sun catchers inspired by our auditorium stained glass window.

Movie Extras Wanted

Passing this along…

Moody Independent is seeking volunteer non-union extras, as well as volunteer production assistants for their upcoming movie, “Orchard House.”

The film, a modern take on the classic “Little Women,” will be directed by John Stimpson, and will shoot in Worcester, MA from July 26 -August 15th.

Regarding extras, producers are looking for children to play trick-or-treaters, Halloween party goers in their twenties and thirties, bar/theatre patrons, 20s – 50s, and coffee shop patrons.

If interested in being an extra or a production assistant, please e-mail them. Please write your name, “extra,” and age range in the subject line if interested in being an extra, and attach a recent photo of yourself.  If interested in being a production assistant, please put your name and “production assistant” in the subject line.

Note: Moody produced Sexting in Suburbia, which had a few scenes filmed at Hope Cemetery.  The cemetery looked great in that movie, and I had the most embarrassing moment of my career as a cemetery commissioner when I had to explain the plot to other commissioners.

CWW: Free Fun Fridays, Week 3

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

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

Reagle Music Theatre [NOTE: This is an afternoon performance (2:00 p.m.) of Bye, Bye Birdie starring Tony Award Nominee Anita Gillette. This venue has a 1,000-seat capacity – no reservations accepted. Tickets will be distributed the day of the performance at the theatre, on a first-come first-serve basis(limit of four per person), between 8:00am and 2:00pm. The theatre is located at Waltham High School, 617 Lexington Street, Waltham. Unfortunately, children under 5 are not permitted in the theatre.]

CWW: Free Concerts at Institute Park

The Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra will be holding two free concerts at Institute Park for the next two Saturdays at 7pm (with rain dates on Sunday).

Saturday, July 16
Program: “Salute to Disney.” Alton Baggett will conduct; soloists will be Scott Wilson and Karen Hastie-Wilson. Works to be performed will include selections from Beauty and the Beast, Hercules, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Pirates of the Caribbean, Prince of Egypt, and Pocahontas, among others. Concert announcer will be Bobbie Chase.

Saturday, July 23
Program: The “Classics to Broadway” concert features classic symphonic repertoire and highlights from some of the latest Broadway shows and will include music by Beethoven, Berlioz, Gershwin, Handel, and Rodgers.

They will also perform a concert at the dedication of the Pappas Recreation Complex in Auburn on Friday, July 27, at 7:00 P.M.