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Match Activity Calendar of Events
July 2016
Activity of the Month

WooTown WakeFest Watersports Competition

Wootown Wakefest is an Amateur to Pro level contest of Wakeboarding, Wakeskating, and Wakesurfing. 

July 15th is Wakeboarding day! Practice, free ride, or experience it for the first time for only $25. Demo gear and boats available. 

July 16th is a full on competition! Twenty vendors, raffles, cornhole tournaments, and giveaways. Live music and various food trucks will be on site. 

July 17th will be surfing fun for all for only $25! Whether you know how to surf or it's your first time, you'll have a blast. Demo gear and boats will be available again. This day will be one of five US regional qualifying events for Junior Men's Pro-riders. 

Learn or practice riding, enjoy the perfect vantage point for spectating, and watch some pro talent!

Registration is open, click the link on our website so you won't miss out on great fun!
Cost: Free to spectators

Friday-Sunday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, July 15-17 at DCR's Quinsigamond State Park (Lake Park), 
Intersection of Hamilton Street and Lake Avenue, Worcester, MA 01604
Woo Challenge
Join in the 4+ mile urban obstacle course through the streets and parks of Worcester! Climb walls, crawl through tunnels, and scale through the hills of Institute Park while running through downtown Worcester. Featuring 10+ exciting obstacles and a kids obstacle course right on the Worcester Common. Celebrate your victory at the festival on the Common after crossing the finish line! Cost: $10-45.
Saturday, 8:00 AM-3:00 PM, July 2 at Worcester City Common & Plaza
Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608
Worcester County Food Bank Tour
Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB) invites you to take a tour of their facility! Learn about hunger in Worcester County, what WCFB is doing to help our neighbors struggling with hunger, and see how the facility works. Tours will take place once a month on the 1st Thursday of the month, alternating monthly between a 3:00 PM tour and a 6:00 PM tour. Tours last between 35-60 minutes. 
Thursday, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM, July 7 at Worcester County Food Bank
474 Boston Turnpike Road
Join us for a hands-on introduction to ruby-throated hummingbirds - the only hummingbird species found in Massachusetts! Includes short hikes to some of our monitoring sites. For more information and to register, call (978) 464-2712. Cost: $14 Adult Non-members, $7 Child Nonmembers.
Sunday, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM, July 10 at Mass Audubon: Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary
113 Goodnow Road, Princeton, MA 01541
FCBL All-Star Game
Come watch the FCBL All-Star Game, hosted by the Worcester Bravehearts!
Wednesday, July 13 at College of the Holy Cross: Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field
1 College Street, Worcester, MA 01610
Butterfly Walk at Broad Meadow Brook
Come learn about the natural history of many different butterflies, from monarchs to mulberry wings, and explore their habitats on the sanctuary. For more information and to register, call (508) 753-6087. Cost: $8 Adult Non-members, $5 Child Non-members. 
Saturday, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, July 16 
at Mass Audubon: Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary
414 Massasoit Road, Worcester, MA 01604 
Garden Sprouts Summer 2016
What special fruits are growing in the Youth Garden? You may be surprised! Stop by and see for yourself! Cost: Member $5, Non-member $10 per class. 
Tuesday, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM, July 19 at Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive, Boylston, MA 01505
Seussical, the Musical
Enjoy the musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Cost: $20 Regular, $17 Students/Seniors
Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30 PM-9:30 PM, July 20-23 at Calliope Productions Inc.
150 Main Street, Boylston, MA 01505
Exhibition: Hot Night in the City
Check out the sizzling side of craft - hot demonstrations in glass, clay, and metals, as well as food. Celebrate summer in the city at our annual free block party!
Friday, 5:30 PM-7:30 PM, July 22 at Worcester Center for Crafts
25 Sagamore Road, Worcester, MA 01605 
Boston Mini Maker Faire
Bring your Little to explore Boston's first official Maker Faire! Part science fair, part county fair, it's a gathering of creative tech enthusiasts, designers, educators, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, artists, crafters, and more! Be inspired to think creatively and innovatively, and connect with people and projects in your local community! *STEM ACTIVITY
Saturday, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, July 23 at Boston Children's Museum
308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
Moonlight Hike and Campfire
Walk through the beautiful landscapes and trails at Wachusett Meadow by moonlight. Listen for owls or coyotes, glimpse the beavers on the pond, and walk among lighting bugs in the meadows. After the hike, enjoy s'mores around the campfire. For more information and to register, call (978) 464-2712. Cost: $14 Adult Non-members, $7 Child Non-members.
Saturday, 7:00 PM-9:30 PM, July 23 at Mass Audubon: Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, 113 Goodnow Road, Princeton, MA 01541
Connecting with Nature:
Identification & Uses of Local Plants
We have 2,000 local plant species, each holding surprises and secrets to discover! Plants that make delicious edibles, are useful for crafting, have striking fragrances, and are historically and culturally important. Explore these plant connections and get closer to our green world!  For more information and to register, call (508) 753-6087.
Cost: $13 Adult Non-members. 
Sunday, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM, July 24 at Mass Audubon: Broad Meadow Brooks Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, 414 Massasoit Road, Worcester, MA 01604
James and the Giant Peach (Jr.)
A musical by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Cost: $10.
Wednesday-Friday, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM, July 27-29 
at Calliope Productions Inc.,  150 Main Street, Boylston, MA 01505
Sites Open for Free Each Friday
Recurring Events
Out to Lunch Summer Concert Series & Farmers Market
This free 10-week concert series brings music, local food and produce and art to the downtown area every Thursday. Each week will provide a new band performance and different farmers, crafters and vendors. Check in each week and see who's coming! Cost: Free.
  • July 7th-Jazzed Up
  • July 14th-Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers
  • July 21st-Rice: An American Band
  • July 28th-Blue Light Bandits
Thursdays, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM, June 23 - August 25 at Worcester Common Oval
455 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608
Tree Canopy Walkway
Enjoy a treetop adventure on a series of platforms and rope bridges suspended high in the trees! Explore life in the canopy just as scientists do in the forest, and then zip-line down to the ground. Cost: $10 (plus museum admission).
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM & 1:00 PM-4:00 pm; Sundays 12:30 PM-4:00 PM
July 1-August 14 at EcoTarium, 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604  
Free Film Friday
Come join the Bravehearts for a free event suitable for all families. A different G-rated movie will be shown each Friday night that the team is on the road. 
Friday, 7:30 PM-9:30 PM at College of the Holy Cross
Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field, 1 College Street, Worcester, MA 01610
Yoga in the Park
De-stress this summer for free and enjoy learning yoga poses and being mindful of your health and body right behind City Hall! Open to all ages; bring yoga mat or towel.
Saturdays, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM, July 1-30 at Worcester Common Oval
455 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608
Escape Games
We put you and your teammates into a room to solve a mystery before the time runs out! Each of our games propels you into a different story line. Your team will work together to search for clues and reveal the hidden objects to help you solve the puzzle mystery. Can you escape?
Cost: $20 per person 
Monday-Sunday, 12:00 PM- 11:00 PM at The People's Kitchen
Live Action Escapes - 3rd Floor, 1 Exchange Place, Worcester, MA 01608
KLUTZ Amazingly Immature
Embrace your inner zany genius! In the EcoTarium's exciting summer exhibit, " KLUTZĀ® Amazingly Immature," test your immature skills with Tablecloth Trickery, Immature Inventions, Quarter Snatching, Card Throwing, and more, all while exploring how these immature actions can actually teach you about science, engineering, math, and literacy. Cost: Free with EcoTarium admission.
Tuesdays-Sundays, July 1-September 11 at the
222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA
Take a Break Thursdays
Be a kid again and have some fun! Join us for upcycling, origami, coloring, duct tape projects, and a variety of imaginative paper crafts. For ages 16 and up. We provide the supplies, you provide the creativity!

Schedule of Crafts:
July 7 & 14: Origami Crafts
July 21 & 28: Paper Silhouettes using Magazines
August 4 & 11: CD Cubes
August 18 & 25 Bottle Wine Chimes 

Thursdays, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM, July 7-August 25 at Worcester Public Library
Banx Room, 3 Salem Square, Worcester, MA 01608
Neighborhood Nature on the Water at Green Hill Park
Have fun in canoes and learn about the wildlife that depends upon this park! Canoes, paddles, personal flotation vests, and basic canoeing instruction are provided. You bring the enthusiasm and interest! Swimming skills required. Free for all!
Fridays, 2:00 PM-5:00 PM, July 15 - August 19 at Green Hill Park
50 Skyline Drive, Worcester, MA 01605
See for yourself the EcoTarium's beloved seasonal outdoor exhibit! "Bubbles!" gives kids and adults of all ages a chance to investigate the science behind the suds, and make loads and loads of sudsy bubbles in all shapes and sizes. Cost: Free with EcoTarium admission. 
Tuesdays-Sundays, July 1-October 2 at EcoTarium
222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604
Canal District Farmers Market
This market gives Massachusetts food vendors and farmers a place to come together and celebrate their work. Come out, support local businesses, and help grow the local food movement! 
Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Crompton Collective
138 Green Street, Worcester, MA 01604 
Natick Farmers Market
Stop by every Saturday to check out the local fresh food products and music of the Natick Farmers Market! 
Saturdays, 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM at Natick Farmers Market, Common Street Community Church, at the corner of South Main Street and Common Street, Natick, MA 01760  
Sunday Public Tour: Worcester Art Museum
Join a museum docent for an overview of the museum's collection. Free with museum admission; tour begins in Lancaster Lobby. 
Sundays, 1:00 - 2:00 PM at Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609  
Ron Sloan's Birch Tones
Grab lunch and listen to Ron Sloan and Peter HiFi Ward, with George Dellomo, play lunch crowd tunes. Free to the public.
Fridays, 12:00-2:00 PM at BirchTree Bread Co.
138 Green Street, Worcester, MA 01604
Volunteer Day at Broad Meadow Brook
Help care for the sanctuary and enjoy a few hours of fresh air, fun and fulfillment. Put up signs and markers, look for wildlife tracks, pick up branches, fill bird feeders, tend the gardens, and distribute program information. Ability to work without supervision required; carpentry skills welcome; nature lovers appreciated.
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM at Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, 414 Massasoit Avenue, Worcester, MA 01604
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