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WOO Card now accepted at:
All Points Limousine
American Antiquarian Society
Artist Group of the Sprinkler Factory
Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
CoCo Beni Confections
Courtyard by Marriott
Courtyard by Marriott Worcester
Flying Rhino Cafe & Watering Hole
The Hanover Theatre
Higgins Armory Museum
Hilton Garden Inn
Joy of Music Program
Fine Wine & Spirits
Camera & Supply
Le Limo Limousine Service
Lucky Dog Music Hall
Museum of Russian Icons
Old Sturbridge Village
Oliver Wight Tavern at OSV
Packachoag Community Music School of Greater Worcester
Perfect Game Sports Grill & Bar
Residence Inn by Marriott
Ristorante Via Alto 27
Seven Hills Symphony
Smiling Circle Yoga & Massage Therapy Studio
stART on the Street
The People's Kitchen of the Citizen Restaurant
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
25 on the Common
at Grafton Inn
Wachusett Meadow Sanctuary
Wooberry Frozen Yogurt
Worcester Academy of Music
Worcester Arts Council
Worcester Airport Limo
Worcester Art Museum
Worcester Chamber Music Society
Worcester Center for Crafts
Worcester Film Works
Worcester Historical Museum
Worcester Public Library
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In addition to the special discounts you'll receive, each time you use your WOO Card you also earn points which make you eligible to win fantastic WOO prizes!
Take a Hike!
Win a guided tour for you and three friends at Mass Audubon Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary with Executive Director Deb Cary! Learn the history of land conservation in the City, while enjoying an exploration of the beautiful sanctuary in the City!
Ride in Style
Win a $25 gift card to Worcester Airport Limousine, offering both business and leisure travelers shuttle, private and chartered service throughout the Northeast.
Win a $40 gift card to Ceres Bistro - serene, sophisticated and inspired by the Goddess of the Harvest, Ceres Bistro at the Beechwood Hotel celebrates the seasons and delivers only the freshest ingredients to your table.
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Exclusive WOO Card happening...
A Night of Discovery
Wednesday, June 6th
5 -7 p.m.
222 Harrington Way, Worcester
Enjoy a night of discovery and fun to kick off the summer season!
Get to know a variety of WOO venues, explore new EcoTarium exhibits, and enjoy a complimentary planetarium show,
and cash bar. All ages welcome!
FREE admission for
WOO Card holders
Bring a Friend - WOO Cards will be available for purchase for just $15!
Advance RSVP requested by June 4th
Get more INFO here.
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Also now available at the Box Offices of
and the DCU Center, as well as at the Office of the Worcester City Clerk, Worcester City Hall.
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Who's feeling hot, hot, hot? Grab your WOO Card and get ready for a summer filled with the coolest happenings around! From outdoor festivals, outdoor concerts, outdoor movies, not to mention some of the greatest summer fare to be had -frozen yogurt, cupcakes, margaritas anyone- where will you WOO first?! With sixty Worcester area arts and culture destinations, restaurants, hotels, retailers and other hospitality minded businesses now participating in the WOO Card program- summer 2012 promises to bring even more great discounts and special offers so get ready to Save, Swipe, Win, WOO!!
Don't forget, each time you use your WOO Card you accumulate WOO points. Reach certain thresholds and you'll automatically be awarded special WOO prizes including restaurant gift cards, complimentary admissions & tickets!
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Where will you WOO?
It's the horticultural happening of the year! Don't miss Tower Hill Botanic Garden's Annual Plant Sale - Sprouts! this Saturday, June 2nd 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Browse and buy from a great selection of perennials, herbs & everlastings, shrubs & trees, native plants, houseplants, annuals, vegetables and more! Special admission Preview Party and Sale starts at 8:30 a.m., THBG members admission at 10 a.m., general public admission at 12 noon just $5. Grab your WOO Card to swipe for Double WOO points and kick your garden into gear!
From carriages to chrome, from hooves to hubcaps- celebrate 2nd Annual Antique Car Rally and 1st ever Antique Horse-Drawn Carriage Rally at Old Sturbridge Village on Saturday & Sunday, June 2nd & 3rd. Each rally is set for 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. with a grand procession sure to be a highlight of both events (cars at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, carriages at 2 p.m. on Sunday). Nearly 100 antique cards and carriages will be on display during the weekend. OSV offers free second day admission within 10 days, so pay to attend the Antique Car Rally on Saturday and attend the Antique Carriage Rally on Sunday for FREE! WOO Card holders save $5 off adult daytime admission.
Worcester's Canal District, Green Street between Temple and Madison Streets, will be THE place to be on Sunday, June 3rd from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. as stART on the Street takes over the neighborhood- bringing over 150 area artists and crafters showing and selling their handmade wares, live music, food vendors and so much more! Sure to be stART's most "urban" festival yet, there will be something to see in each alley and parking lot along the street! Admission is FREE! Donations happily accepted. WOO Card holders can swipe for Double WOO points.
Who'd have thought that a bunch of 13th century poems discovered in a Benedictine monastery in Bavaria would have such lasting power? Even though written in medieval Latin and middle high German, you're sure to recognize this choral works because the O Fortuna section has been used in countless movies, television, and commercial productions. Music Worcester invites you to experience it for yourself as they host the Worcester Chorus for a performance of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, on Sunday, June 3rd at 4 p.m. at Mechanics Hall. Led by artistic director Christopher Shepard, the chorus will perform the work with special guest soloists, the Worcester Children's Chorus, two pianos and a larger battery of percussion. Prepare to be entertained! Tickets available online, by calling the box office at 508 754-3231, or through a special Wow WOO Package. WOO Card holders save 10% off two tickets and swipe for Double WOO points.
Can the answers to life's questions be found in the collections of the American Antiquarian Society? What can history answer and what can it only ask? Find out on Tuesday, June 5th at 7:30 p.m. when AAS hosts an illustrated lecture with Pulitzer Prize finalist and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore, as she uncovers the history of ideas about life and death by taking a surprising look at the history of board games. Admission is FREE. WOO Card holders can swipe for Double WOO points.
It's sure to be a senior spectacular when the Worcester Chamber Music Society performs its Senior Outreach Concert at the Willows at Worcester on Thursday, June 7th at 7:30 p.m. Performance to feature Krista Buckland Reisner and Rohan Gregory, violins; Peter Sulski and Mark Berger, violas; David Russell, cello; Ian Watson, piano, playing a program of Dvorak String Quintet in Eb Major and Ravel Piano Quartet No. 2. Tickets available online or at the door. WOO Card holders can swipe for Double WOO points.
| Feeling blue? The Hanover Theatre has got the cure! A healthy dose of The Blue Man Group will leave you feeling euphoric! Escape the ordinary and surround yourself in an explosion of comedy, music and technology The Blue Man Group brings its high-octane theatrical experience to downtown Worcester for five shows, Friday, June 8th - Sunday, June 10th. Tickets available online or by calling the box office at 877 571-SHOW. WOO Card holders can save 10% off. Click the BMG logo to see a sneak peek of this indescribable, not to be missed experience!
The Worcester Historical Museum in conjunction with the College of the Holy Cross will host a frat party on Thursday, June 7th, or rather a discussion with author Diane Brady who's book Fraternity has been widely acclaimed, earning national praise for its story of Rev. John E. Brooks, then a professor of theology at Holy Cross who following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. drove up and down the East Coast searching for African-American high school recruits, young men he felt had the potential to success if given an opportunity. Among the 20 students he recruited were future Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas, Pulitzer Prize winner Edward P. Jones and nationally noted defense attorney Theodore Wells. The talk is free with museum admission. After the discussion both Ms. Brady and Fr. Brooks will be available to sign copies of the book. WOO Card holders get one free adult admission with one paid.
It's the same, yet new! Get ready for Live at Sunset, an exciting new summer music series at the EcoTarium! Building on the success of their long running Jazz at Sunset summer music program, Live at Sunset
will take place outside on the Sundial Plaza for six weeks starting Friday, June 15th and running through July 27th
(no concert week of July 4th) featuring a wider variety of musical styles. The series kicks off with the 18-piece big band sound of Dan Gabel and the Abletones
on Friday, June 15th
! Rounding out the series for the month of June will be the swinging blues and R&B sounds of Roomful of Blues
on Friday, June 22nd
and the indie pop vocals of Lake Street Dive
on Friday, June 29th
. WOO Card holders save $3 off tickets. Start your weekend off right, all summer long - get your tickets
The Museum of Russian Icons invites you to explore an enchanting new exhibit this summer - Palekh Icons: The Enchantment of Russian Painting featuring eighteen works from the private collection of Berlin art dealer and restorer Thomas Monius augmented with eight Palekh icons from the museum's own collection. Exhibition components from the Monius collection include large and average-sized icons from the 18th and 19th century, some with unusual motifs. The exhibition opens on June 14th and runs through September 1st. WOO Card holders swipe your WOO Card for WOO points. Catch hunky Harrison Ford live on Worcester Common this summer! Well, okay maybe not so live but certainly bigger than life as the hero in Worcester Film Works first of three Summer Movies on the Common with a feature presentation of Raiders of the Lost Ark on Thursday, June 21st. Enjoy pre-movie music and entertainment beginning at 5 p.m. with film showing at sunset. Admission is FREE. WOO Card holders can get a free small popcorn and swipe for WOO points. Subsequent movies will include Jaws on July 19th and Princess Bride on August 16th. So grab a blanket, lawnchairs and some friends and we'll see you on the Common! If you haven't yet been to the Worcester Art Museum to see Ron Rosenstock's exhibit Hymn to the Earth time is running out. Why not enjoy a special tour of the exhibit as part of WAM's Third Thursday After Hours on Thursday, June 21st. A renowned landscape photographer and charismatic teacher Rosenstock divides his time between Massachusetts and Ireland. This solo exhibition presents evocative black-and-white views selected from forty years of his work, and representing subjects from around the globe. After Hours will also feature live music by Jubilee Gardens and a cash bar. Admission just $14. Creative Babysitting available for children ages 5 and up for additional fee. WOO Card holders can swipe for WOO points.
Do you have moves like Jagger? Get yourself to the Lucky Dog Music Hall on Friday, June 22nd to join them in celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Rolling Stones surprise show at the then Sir Morgans Cover with a performance by The Blushing Brides, quite possibly THE best Stones tribute band. Advanced tickets available online. WOO Card holders can swipe for WOO points.
Art rocks and so will West Boylston's Goodale Park on Saturday, June 23rd when the West Boylston Arts Foundation's ARTS Rock! Summer Concert Series kicks off with a performance by Our Names Forever, opening for Draw the Line - the ONLY Steven Tyler endorsed Aerosmith tribute band. Admission $10 adult, $5 students (ages 13-21), free for under 12. WOO Card holders get 4 tickets for the price of 3 at the gate and swipe for WOO points.
It'll be a family reunion at The Hanover Theatre on Saturday, June 23rd when The Bands of Jimmy D'Angelo reunite - featuring the original members of The Joneses, DNZ, Mad Angel, Pretty Poison, August and Deep 6. Jimmy D'Angelo will be reunited with brother Joe D'Angelo (guitar/vocals), drummer Rob Zicaro and bass player Marty Norris for their first appearance together in over forty years! Very special guests for this show will be Farren Butcher, Inc. featuring guitar/vocalist Charlie Farren (Joe Perry Project & Farrenheit) and guitar/vocalist Jon Butcher (Johanna Wild & Jon Butcher Axis). Tickets available online or by calling the box office at 877 571-SHOW. WOO Card holders can swipe for Double WOO points.
Following the Jimmy D'Angelo show at The Hanover Theatre on Saturday, June 23rd, head on over to the Lucky Dog Music Hall for the Official Jimmy D'Angelo After Party! Bring your theatre tickets stub for free admission. Evening will feature performance by Hard #9 and Next Town Ov-ah, an incredible, funky, seven piece band. WOO Card holders pay just $5 cover charge.
Who's hungry? The Out to Lunch Concert Series is back, bigger and better than ever! Kick off your weekend early every Friday, starting June 29th and running through August 31st, with fantastic live music on historic Worcester Common. Grab some great local produce from the expanded Farmers Market, enjoy a bite from a diverse array of local food vendors and browse an artisan marketplace. Series kicks off with the Linda Dagnello Quintet on Friday, June 29th. Farmers market opens at 11 a.m., mainstage talent performs at 12 noon. Admission is FREE. WOO Card holders swipe for Double WOO points.
Upcoming in WOO
June 1st - Take it to the Curator at the Museum of Russian Icons, swipe for WOO points
June 1st - Funk trio Wall of Terror with special guests The Purps rock the Lucky Dog Music Hall, no cover with WOO Card
June 2nd - Saturday Morning Bird Walk for Adults
at MA Audubon Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center
& Wildlife Sanctuary, swipe for WOO points
June 2nd - Yard Sale at Salisbury Mansion to benefit the
Worcester Historical Museum, swipe WOO Card for WOO points
June 8th - Opening reception for Emerging Perspectives exhibition at Sprinkler Factory Gallery, swipe WOO Card for Double WOO points
June 8th - Sensational saxophonist Grace Kelly performs
at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, swipe for WOO points
June 9th - WAM Library Book Sale at Worcester Art Museum,
swipe for WOO points
June 9th - Muster Day at Old Sturbridge Village
featuring recreated early 19th century muster day,
Save $5 off adult daytime admission with WOO Card
June 16 - 17th - Music & Art Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village,
$5 off adult daytime admission with WOO Card
Ongoing weekends thru June 24th, daily thereafter -
Tree Canopy Walkway at the EcoTarium,
$2 off adult museum admission with WOO Card
Ongoing thru June 30th - The Unsinkable Ship exhibition
celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic,
at the Worcester Historical Museum
Ongoing thru July 14th - Vases of Spring: Annual Show & Sale
at the Worcester Center for Crafts, swipe WOO Card for
Double WOO points
Ongoing, Thursdays thru Sept 13th - Jazz Nights at Ceres Bistro, free appetizer with purchase of 2 entrees with WOO Card
Ongoing - Photographic Harmony Exhibition at the Worcester Academy of Music, swipe WOO Card for WOO points
Ongoing - Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body
at the EcoTarium, $2 off adult admision and $1 off planetarium
show with WOO Card
Visit the Worcester Cultural Coalition's online calendar often for more information about these and many, many other cultural happenings! Look for the for special WOO discounts and valuable WOO points!
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WOO Cards make great gifts for Dads, Grads, or the best teacher, coach or bus driver you've ever had!
Use the coupon code GRAD
to take $5 off the online purchase of a WO Card! Discount applicable to online WOO Card purchases only, cannot be combined with any other offer. Buy a WOO Card today at www.WOOCard.org
|Offer Expires: June 30, 2012|