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Match Activity Calendar of Events
May 2016
Activity of the Month

Records & Burpee Children's Zoo

Come take a camel & pony ride, and see baby goats & sheep, petting animals, lemurs, yak, monkey, coatis, parrots & more! Free admission.  
 
Wednesdays-Sundays, May 4-May 8 
at Klem's Field, 117 W. Main Street, Spencer, MA 01562

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  
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
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  
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
Studio Art Senior Thesis Exhibit
This annual exhibition showcases the work of graduating studio art majors who have undertaken senior thesis projects. The exhibit is free and open to the public, and will be open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm.
Wednesday, April 27 - Sunday, May 22 at Schiltkamp Gallery, Clark University
92 Downing Street, Worcester, MA 01610 
Exhibition: Pottery Invitational
Worcester Center for Crafts invites you to view their pottery exhibition. This show is free and open to the public. 
Sundays, Mondays, & Tuesdays, 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM, May 1-July 24
at Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Road, Worcester, MA 01605
Escape the Room Challenge
You are invited to try and escape our locked room where only the savviest, most observant puzzle masters and crafty code-breakers will be successful in escaping with the evidence we need to solve a mind-boggling mystery. Thanks to a generous donation from the Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library, this Escape Room game will be 100% FREE! The only catch is you have to register, and space is limited.

Further Info:
  • Register with Daniel Barbour at 508-842-0081 ext. 5.
  • Choose a group: Teens Only, Families, or Adults Only
  • Each session lasts 1 hour and can accommodate 8 people (if your group is not that large, you will be paired with another group).
Info on dates and times here.

Clark University Student Recital
Listen to the achievements of Clark's best and most devoted music students as they perform works they have been studying all semester. The music will range from classical sonatas to modern compositions, classic songs, and jazz standards. Free and open to the public.
Sunday, 3:00-4:30 PM, May 1, Clark University, Razzo Hall 
92 Downing Street, Worcester, MA 01610
Worcester State University's Spring Student Recital
Enjoy the instrumental and vocal talents of Worcester State students who study music under WSU's Visual and Performing Arts Department. Free and open to the public.
Monday, 7:00-9:30 PM, May 2, Worcester State University: Sullivan Auditorium 
486 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA 01602
Holy Cross Spring Dance Concert
The annual collaboration of Holy Cross' dance instructors presents an exciting range of original pieces by students and faculty, and interpolations from the classical and modern repertory. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, 7:00-8:00 PM, 9:00-10:00 PM, May 4, at College of the Holy Cross O'Kane Hall 
Fenwick Theatre, 1 College St., Worcester, MA 01610 
WSU 2016 Student Thesis Art Exhibit
Graduating seniors from Worcester State present their thesis work, a culmination of their growth and experience as visual and performing arts majors. Free and open to the public.
Tuesdays-Fridays, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM, through May 13
at The Gallery, Ghosh Center, Worcester State University
486 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA 01602
Terra Firma and The Gulf:
Member's Exhibitions

View the artwork in Terra Firma that takes up the theme of our natural resources and humanity's impact on them.
And check out The Gulf, an exhibit of large-scale photographs by Camilo Ramirez, that explore the intertwining of history, industry, and natural resources. As part of ArtWeek Boston, Ramirez will give an artist talk at 5:45 PM, immediately before the opening. Free and open to the public.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 12:00-4:00 PM, May 6-27 ArtsWorcester, Aurora Gallery 
660 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610
Gamelan Gita Sari
A delightful evening of Balinese music and dance featuring Professor I Nyoman Windha's and Professor I Gusti Agung Warsiki's students and guest artists. These events always play to standing-room-only crowds, so make sure you come early. Free admission.
Friday, 8:00-9:30 PM, May 6 at College of the Holy Cross Brooks Concert Hall 
1 College St., Worcester, MA 01610 
Girl Scout Journey to WOW (Wonders of Water)
Take part in hands-on, STEM-based activities that bring alive the Wonders of Water. Visit a wetland to discover what lives in and around it. Scoop pond water and use magnifiers to identify tiny swimming creatures. Explore the water cycle and find out what you can do to conserve water. Open to troops and girls with an adult. Cost: $7
*STEM ACTIVITY
Saturday, 1:00-3:00 PM, May 7 at Mass Audubon: Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary
113 Goodnow road, Princeton, MA 01541 
Young Artists Showcase: Worcester Youth Orchestra Honors String Quartet and Woodwind Quartet
Listen to talented youth perform in these musical groups!
Cost: Free with Goodwill donation
Saturday, 4:00-6:00 PM, May 7 at First Unitarian Church
90 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608
Meow Opening Party
Join other cat and art enthusiasts at this "paw-some" celebration, and take the Cat Walk through the galleries. Entertainment includes the Boston Lyric Opera, Grand Beatbox Battle Champion Gene Shinozaiki, Ballet Arts Worcester, Brother Zack & Sister Helen, YAMA, costumed performers, stories from Feline History, food trucks, and more!
Cash bar and valet parking available.
Cost: $10 Member, $20 Nonmember, $5 youth and students.

Friday, 8:00-11:00 PM, May 20 at Worcester Art Museum 
55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609  
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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