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Match Activity Calendar of Events
June 2016
Activity of the Month

2016 Grecian Festival
























Opah Time! 3-days of fun, food, music, dancing, art and culture, kids fest, Greek Pastry, Cathedral Tours, Agora Bazaar shopping and more!
  • Friday-6/3=5pm-12am,
  • Saturday-6/4=11am-12am,
  • Sunday-6/5=12pm-10pm
The Grecian Festival has been a highlight of Worcester and Central Massachusetts for the last 40 years. It has become the finest and the largest festival of New England, with attendance exceeding 20,000 people. During the festival the Greek Community recognizes and celebrates our forefathers, Greek Immigrants who came to Worcester to work and create a new life. Its also a time to join in the festivities of our Hellenic Heritage. Cost: $2 

Friday-Sunday, June 3-5 at Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral 
102 Russell Street, Worcester, MA 01609 
 
Meow: A Cat-Inspired Exhibition
Come to the WAM to check out this one-of-a-kind, multi-faceted project. This exhibition explores the feline as an iconic element of art, and has: a self-guided "cat walk" through the Museum; an interactive installation featuring live cats; a community art show; and special art classes. Cost: Free with Museum admission

Saturday, May 21 - Sunday, September 4
at Worcester Art Museum
 
55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609  
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
Teen Yoga
Join a fun, fast paced series of 6 yoga classes specifically designed to meet the unique emotional and developmental needs of teens and adolescents. The curriculum targets Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) competencies, including stress management, self-appreciation, confidence, compassion, and relationship skills.
Cost: $15/Class; $80/6 Week Series
Wednesdays, 3:30 PM-4:30 PM, May 4 - June 8 at Pathways to Wellness
Sakura Yoga Studio 2nd Floor, 50 Elm Street, Worcester, MA 01609 
Worcester Inter-Tribal Indian Center's Annual Powwow
The Worcester Inter-Tribal Indian Center is having it's 35th annual Native American Heritage Powwow! Take part in a Native American style cultural festival, where the traditions and values of native people are shared and celebrated. Experience Native music, drumming, singing, dancing, traditional regalia, food, art, craft vendors, raffles, and storytelling. Entry into the Powwow is free, but there is a $5 fee to park. 
Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, June 4-5 at Treasure Valley Scout Reservation 
394 Pleasantdale Road, Rutland, MA 01543 

Outdoor Market Days at the Green Room
Come shop at the Outdoor Market with local farmers, artists, crafters, vendors, and food trucks!  
Saturday-Sunday, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM, June 4-5 at Green Room Billard Club
535 Quaker Highway, Uxbridge, MA 01569 
Market in the Park
Located in Clinton's beautiful and historic Central park, you will find fresh produce grown by local farmers, artisanal crafts and gifts, local musicians, interactive art and other community organizations. This event will be coinciding with the town's annual Sidewalk Sales Day right around the corner on High Street, as well as the Town-Wide Yard Sale!
Saturday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, June 11 at Central Park, Clinton MA
242 Church Street, Clinton, MA 01510 
TouchTomorrow
A festival of science, technology, and robots at WPI. Pilot a space rover, get inside WPI's research labs, and interact with robots! Admission is free and open to the public. Rain or shine. *STEM activity 
Saturday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, June 11 at WPI Quad
100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609 
Understanding Karma: Actions and their Effects
In this free talk, Kyle Davis will speak on the topic of understanding Karma. In every day parlance, karma is often understood to mean what goes around comes around. But karma is vastly more complicated, also involving the entire web of individual, family, group, and national karma, as well as myriad other levels that we can not fully comprehend because of past and future lives, because of karma working out over immeasurable expanses of time, because of the true nature of the mind, and because of the lack of true existence of phenomena, including the self.
Thursday, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM, June 16 at Worcester Friends Meeting House
901 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01602 
Broad Meadow Brook's 25th Anniversary Celebration
Join in this free celebration, featuring food, fun, music, presentations, and guided trail walks. It will also include the dedication of the new Barbara Elliott Fargo Education Center, a net-zero energy building that will greatly increase the sanctuary's capacity for educational programs in the coming years.  
Saturday, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM, June 18 at Mass Audubon: Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, 414 Massasoit Avenue, Worcester, MA 01604 
MASSive Comic Con
Comics and Pop Culture for the Masses! Check out a wide assortment of comic book and collectible vendors and artists, special guest artists and celebrities, interactive panels, kids con, after hours events, cosplay groups, movie cars and more! Kids 10 and under get in FREE with paid adult admission (limit 1 child per paid adult). Tickets are on sale now at the DCU Center Box Office, Ticketmaster, and by phone at 800-745-3000. 
Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, June 25-26 at DCU Center
50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA 01608
MASSive Comic Con
Comics and Pop Culture for the Masses! Check out a wide assortment of comic book and collectible vendors and artists, special guest artists and celebrities, interactive panels, kids con, after hours events, cosplay groups, movie cars and more!
Kids 10 and under get in FREE with paid adult admission (limit 1 child per paid adult). Tickets are on sale now at the DCU Center Box Office, Ticketmaster, and by phone at 800-745-3000. 
Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, June 25-26 at DCU Center 
50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA 01608

Beatles For Sale the Tribute
Back by popular demand! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to hear all your favorite Beatle hits and enjoy this free outdoor live concert!  
   
Sunday, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM, June 26 at Southbridge Town Common 

Thursday, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM, June 30 at Ellsworth McAfee Park
Route 135, Northborough, MA 01532
 
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!  
Thursdays, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM, June 23 - August 25 at Worcester Common Oval
455 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608
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, June 10 at College of the Holy Cross
Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field, 1 College Street, Worcester, MA 01610
Neighborhood Nature at Elm Park
Drop in anytime for free activities, crafts, stories, and nature walks. Take a break from the playground to learn about the plants and animals that can be found in Worcester through hands-on projects and games.  
Wednesdays, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM, June 22-29 at Elm Park, Worcester, MA 
Fridays, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM, June 24 - July 1 at Elm Park, Worcester, MA
Worcester Bravehearts Home Game
Friday, 6/3: vs. Wachusett Dirt Dawgs *post game fireworks show
Saturday, 6/4: vs. Martha's Vineyard Sharks
Thursday, 6/16: vs. Brockton Rox 
Friday, 6/17: vs. Bristol Blues *post game fireworks show
Saturday, 6/25: vs. Torrington Titans
Sunday, 6/26: vs. Nashua Silver Knights *superhero and princess day 
Wednesday, 6/29: vs. North Shore Navigators
Thursday, 6/30: vs. Bristol Blues 
Cost: $5 Kids, $7 Adults
7:05 PM-10:00 PM, June 3, 4, 17, 25, 29, 30
6:30 PM-9:30 PM, June 16 
5:05 PM-8:00 PM, June 26 
at College of the Holy Cross: Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field  
1 College Street, Worcester, MA 01610   
X-Wing Gaming Night
Come join Tim and company every Tuesday evening for a free night of Star Wars themed 'X Wing' board gaming combat! You take the role of squad leader in command of merciless Imperial Pilots or daring Rebel Pilots in ship to ship space combat.  
Tuesdays, 7:00 PM-11:30 PM, May 3 - June 28 t Wycked Java
108 Water Street, Worcester, MA 01604 
Kripalu Yoga
Whether you are curious about yoga and would like to begin to develop a practice, or already practice yoga and would like to deepen your practice, join us at Enlightened Interventions to explore yoga through breathwork, meditation and movement. This journey will explore the connection between mind, body and spirit as we breathe, relax, feel, watch and allow our inner self to be our personal guide. For more information, please contact Enlightened Interventions.
Cost: First class free! $12 drop-in fee 
Saturdays, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM at Union Street Yoga
51 Union Street, Worcester, MA 01608 
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
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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