CWW: Free Family Concert on Sunday

Worcester Chamber Music Society will be presenting their annual FREE family concert on Sunday, March 1, at Mechanics Hall from 3-4pm.

My kids and I have been going since the first year they presented, and it is always EXCELLENT and popular — so get there early for seats!

From their website:

The stories of the vain Emperor, who is tricked into wearing no clothes, and Katy the bulldozer, who makes it possible for the townspeople to do their jobs are told through music, art and narration in this delightful concert sure to please all!

Join us for our fourth annual Free Family Concert! Bring a new or gently used book to donate to the Reliant Medical Group Foundation’s REACH OUT AND READ program. All books are distributed to pediatric sites throughout Central Massachusetts. Book donors will automatically be entered into a raffle to win a free family pass to the EcoTarium!

Don’t miss the incredible art display created by students from Burgess Elementary School in Sturbridge.

Program
JACOBY The Emperor’s New Clothes
BRADSHAW Katy and The Big Snow

Tracy Kraus, flute; Krista Buckland Reisner, violin; Joshua Gordon, cello
William Ness, piano; Rohan Gregory, narrator
With guests John Page, conductor; William Kirkley, clarinet; Robert Schulz, marimba, and a percussion ensemble from the Burncoat High School

CWW: Worcester Chamber Music Society at Clark on Saturday

Worcester Chamber Music Society Presents LA VORÁGINE on Saturday, February 21 from 7-9pm at Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University. More info below or on the Clark Arts website.

Pre-concert talk @ 7:00 pm by Ramon Borges-Mendez, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of International Development, Community, and Environment at Clark University

Concert Start @ 7:30pm

Genocide and mas violence in Latin America are explored through expressions of cultural identity in musical works from Cuba, Mexico, Argentina, Peru and Brazil that speak to the resilience and joy of the human spirit. Music by Capillas, Garrido-Lecca, Carrillo, Brouwer, Jofre, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla. With guest artist JP Jofre, bandoneon.

Hailed as a group with imagination, style and chops, the Worcester Chamber Music Society took the Worcester, Massachusetts scene by storm with its initial concert in 2005. It has become a recognized cultural presence within the Greater Worcester area by presenting sold-out concerts to captivated audiences, receiving consistent critical acclaim, building new young audiences, and training rising musicians through both its Neighborhood Strings and Summer Festival programs.

This concert and residency is presented with the generous support of the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Traina Chamber Music Fund, Department of Visual & Performing Arts/Music.

Free Admission to Worcester Historical Museum – January 24

Not sure how I missed this — but there’s free admission to both WHM and the Salisbury Mansion on Saturday:

Celebrate the 140th anniversary of the founding of Worcester Historical Museum on Saturday, 24 January with FREE admission from 10 to 4 at 30 Elm Street and 1 to 4 at Salisbury Mansion.

Activities for historians of all ages from 10 to 3 include a scavenger hunt, valentine-making workshop, birthday cupcakes, a time capsule…and more!

CWW: Holy Cross Seelos Film Series

Free and open to the public…Holy Cross has posted the Seelos film series schedule for the spring. As per usual, the artsy movies Nicole likes to see are in the Wednesday afternoon and evening slots.

For parents, take especial note of:
“The LEGO Movie”
Fri., Feb. 13 and Sat., Feb. 14: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG. Starring Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, and Alison Brie. An ordinary Lego construction worker is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant.

“Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb”
Fri., April 17 and Sat., April 18: Showing at 7 p.m. Rated PG. Starring Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, and Owen Wilson. Larry unites favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.

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.)