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Match Activity Calendar of Events
April 2016
Activity of the Month

Family Farm Fest

Celebrate Spring with the arrival of baby animals, including cattle, lambs, goats, chicks, bunnies, and piglets! Meet the Village's cuddly newborns up-close and experience the responsibilities of raising farm animals in 1830. Additionally, you can compete in the Farm Yard Games, check out antique tractors, and listen to the Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band. Cost of admission: $28 adults, $14 youths.

Saturday, April 16 - Sunday, April 24  
9:30 AM-4:00 PM at Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge MA 01566
 
Canal District Farmer's 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  
First Saturday of the Month Volunteer Days at Broad Meadow Brook
Help care for the sanctuary and enjoy a few hours of fresh air and fun! Together with Audubon staff, put up signs and markers, look for wildlife tracks, pick up branches, fill bird feeders, and tend the gardens.
Saturday, April 2, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Mass Audubon: Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, 414 Massasoit Avenue, Worcester, MA 01604 
Worcester Pro Hockey Fan Fest
Stop by the DCU for ice skating, live entertainment, interactive games, and great food! This free event will also feature team name and crest unveiling.
Sunday, April 3, 1:00 - 4:00 PM at DCU Center
50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA 01608  
Mechanics Hall Concert for Kids: Intro to Chamber Music
Geared toward grades 3-6, this introduction provides students and understanding of classical music, orchestral instruments, and concert behavior. The focus piece will be "Peter & the Wolf." Admission is free, but reservations are required.
Monday, April 4, 9:30-10:40 AM, 11:30 AM-12:40 PM at Mechanics Hall
321 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608 
Worcester Organ Concert: William Ness Performing
The "Worcester Organ," located in Mechanics Hall since 1864, is the oldest unaltered four-keyboard pipe organ in the Western Hemisphere still at home at it's installation site. This free concert series celebrates the career of William Ness, a long-time concert artists, church musician, and educator.
Wednesday, April 6, 12:00 - 1:00 PM at Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St, Worcester, MA 01608 
AIA Lecture: How Castles Work
In this free talk, Dr. Matthew Johnson will focus not just on the military role of castles, but on how they work in a social and symbolic sense, in both practice and political economy. He will give examples from his own research on castles in South-East England.
Wednesday, April 6, 6:00 - 7:00 PM at Worcester Art Museum, Conference Room
55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609 
Original Sewing and Quilt Expo
Get inspired withthree full days of fashion shows, workshops, quilt displays, trunk shows, and stage presentations! General Admission is $8 in advance or $15 at the door.
Thursday, April 7-Saturday April 9, at DCU Center
50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA 01608 
Stop Motion Animation & Dissect an Egg
Learn about the inside of an egg and how to animate a video! RSVP to jessica.haggett@bbbscm.org - space is limited! *STEM ACTIVITY
Saturday, April 9, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at S.E.T. School of Metrowest
100 Waverly Street, Ashland, MA 01721
B.R.A.I.N. Day
Boston University's Mind and Brain Society presents: Bringing Recognition and Interest to Neuroscience Day! Use arts & crafts, robots, and more to learn about brains. RSVP to jessica.haggett@bbbscm.org. *STEM ACTIVITY
Sunday, April 10, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM at George Sherman Union, 2nd Floor
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
3rd Annual Central MA Science Festival
Come celebrate STEAM (Science, Technology,Engineering, Arts and Math) at this hands-on event! This free festival aims to make science more accessible and fun for people of all ages, and includes demonstrations, exhibitions, and workshops. *STEM ACTIVITY
Saturday, April 16, at Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster
365 Lindell
Avenue, Leominst er, MA 01453

Star Wars Day
Star Wars fans of all ages are invited to dress as their favorite Star Wars character for a day of fun at the WAM! Free with Museum admission.
Saturday, April 16, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM at Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609

Cambridge Science Festival: Science on State Street
Engage in exciting science and engineering explorations on a university campus! Activities include hands-on experiences in biology, chemistry, physics, food science, robotics and engineering, an HD planetarium, and presentations and performances exploring the interaction between science and the arts. Free admission. *STEM ACTIVITY
Saturday, April 23, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM at Framingham State University 
100 State Street, Framingham, MA 01701 
Arbor Day Tour of Farandnear Pinetum
Celebrate Arbor Day by going on a free tour of the Conifer tree collection in the Pinetum at Farandnear.
Friday, April 29, 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM at Farandnear Pinetum
156 Center Road, Shirley, MA 01464 
Please check event websites for the most recent updated info prior to attending. If you have suggestions for future events to include in our upcoming calendars, let us know by emailing stefanie.gough@bbbscm.org 
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