Belated CWW: Worcester Earn-A-Bike Kids Bike Sale on Saturday

Worcester Earn-A-Bike will be holding a kids bike sale Saturday, June 6, from 12-4pm.

All kids bikes (not including geared or BMX bikes) will be on sale for $5. A helmet will also be provided free of charge courtesy of Breakstone, White and Gluck, PC.

(Image: Kids Bikes, a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivs Generic 2.0 licensed image from Mark Faviell’s photostream.)

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CWW: Worcester Chamber Music Society Free Family Concert

Highly recommended — note that this was packed last year — so try to get there early!

Sergei Prokofiev PETER AND THE WOLF
Serena Creary  THOMAS AND HIS IMAGINATION

March 2, 2014, 3:00-4:00 PM Mechanics Hall, Worcester Massachusetts
Open admission, tickets and reservations are not required

A perennial favorite for children of all ages, Peter and the Wolf is a favorite introduction to classical music.  WCMS performs the Worcester premiere of local composer Serena Creary’s Thomas and His Imagination. Visit the “Art Gallery”  where there will be a display inspired by the music, created by the students at the Woodland Academy.

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 and Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts.

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.

Also this weekend in free classical music: piano master class with Simone Dinnerstein; more info here.

(Image: Peter and the Wolf, a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic licensed image from Dave Bleasdale’s photostream.)

Tickets for Tanglewood Marionettes available on Monday at the library

The Worcester Public Library is going to host Tanglewood Marionettes’ production of Sleeping Beauty on Monday, December 30 at 1pm and 3pm.

Tickets for the show are required and available FREE at the Children’s Room Desk, starting tomorrow, Monday, December 16 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 Christmas 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 and sponsor many children’s programs.  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.

Belated CWW: Worcester Earn-A-Bike Kids Bike Sale on Saturday

Worcester Earn-A-Bike will be holding a kids bike sale Saturday, June 1, from 12-4pm.

All kid-size bikes $5–ready to ride!

They’re at 34 Cambridge St. in the rear.  (Directions: turn right one block before Price Chopper if you are coming from Main St./Webster Sq.)

(Image: Kids Bikes, a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivs Generic 2.0 licensed image from Mark Faviell’s photostream.)

CWW: Tickets for Tanglewood Marionettes available on Monday at the library

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!

CWW: Worcester Chamber Music Society Free Family Concert

Sunday, March 3
3:00-4:00 PM
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.

CWW: February Vacation Week events

The Worcester Historical Museum will hold the grand opening of the Alden Family Gallery on Saturday, February 16, from 11am-3pm.  There will be free admission that day and during February vacation week (February 19-23).  More info here.

Events at the Worcester Public Library:

  • Wednesday, February 20 at 10:30am at FPBL – Winter Animals Sing-a-long and Storytime
  • Thursday, February 21 at 11am in the Saxe Room – Magic Greg McAdams Kids Show
  • Thursday, February 21 at 3:30pm in the Saxe Room – Tanglewood Marionettes, for those with free tickets.

Other free/cheap events of interest during February vacation week:

The skating rink on the Common will be open every day, with free skating on Wednesday, February 20 and a curling exhibition on Saturday, February 23rd.

AAAS Family Science Days, a free event geared towards kids in grades 6-12, will be at Boston’s Hynes Convention Center February 16 and 17 from 11am-5pm.  More info here.

Admission for kids 17 and under is free at the Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston during vacation week, and there will be programming specifically for kids.

And for the dinosaur- and Dinotopia-lovers, James Gurney will be giving a lecture at Kinnecutt Hall, Salisbury Labs 115, WPI, on Thursday, February 21 at 7:00pm:

Know of an event I missed? Leave it in the comments…