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Fruitlands Museum
  Fruitlands Museum
Win a pair of passes to explore the Fruitlands Museum, featuring the Fruitlands Farmhouse, Shaker Office, Native American Gallery, and Art Gallery, along with 3 miles of trails traversing 210 acres of forest, swamp and meadows.
Fiddler on the Roof
 Fiddler on the Roof at The Hanover Theatre
Win a pair of tickets to opening night of the Tony Award winning musical Fiddler on the Roof, on stage at The Hanover Theatre
June 10 -12th.
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 May 18 - 31, 2011 
Explore Abby's Family Farm 


The Worcester Women's History Project invites you to meet the historic family of Abby Kelley Foster as portrayed by the Lydick family while touring the house and grounds of Liberty Farm, 116  Mower Street, Worcester, a National Historic Landmark on Thursday May 19th from 5-8 p.m. Additionally, learn about the Underground Railroad with Park Ranger Chuck Arning and hear 'Mum Bett', a female slave, tell how she won her freedom. Try your hand writing with a quill pen, stitching a quilt square and playing with 19th century toys. Enjoy light refreshments and Liberty music. Suggested donation $5, children admitted free. Rain date will be Friday, May 20th.

This event is in preparation for upcoming celebration on October 1, 2011 when Abby Kelley Foster is being inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame and on October 22nd, into the National Abolition Hall of Fame.
stART on the Street Spring EditionHave a Spring Fling!

Spring has sprung! stART on the Street Spring Edition that is... enjoy a spring fling on Sunday, May 22nd from 12 noon - 5 p.m. on North Main Street, Worcester, with over 125 artists and crafters from all over New England, live music, kids activities, a farmers market, specialty food vendors, local organizations and food from local restaurants and caterers. Celebrate the end of winter at this amazing arts fair. Admission is FREE. WOO Card subscribers can swipe for Double WOO points. WOO Card will be available for purchase at the Worcester Cultural Coaliton's table. Public WOO Card
The Last Stand at WHMThe last stand
Bestselling author Nathaniel Philbrick will be at the Worcester Historical Museum on Thursday, May 19th at 7:30 p.m. for a discussion about Custer, Sitting Bull and the Battle of Little Bighorn. Philbrick sets a bold new context for this pivotal moment in American history which claimed the life of Worcester's own Frederick Staples, son of the founder of the Worcester Historical Museum. Admission to the lecture is free with Museum admission. WOO Card subscribers get BOGO admission and swipe for Double WOO points. Copies of Philbrick's books will be available for purchase. Public WOO Card
 Tree Canopy at EcoTarium

Zip on Down


The EcoTarium's, 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, popular Tree Canopy Walkway opens next weekend on Saturday, May 28 and will be open Saturdays and Sundays until June 26. Kids and adults, come experience what it's like to walk at the tops of the trees-- or be a treetop scientist! Explore firsthand what's living up there and investigate the different kinds of trees that make up EcoTarium's forest. End your adventure by zipping to the forest floor in our comfy (and secure) chair harness. Timed tickets are sold for each 1/2 hr between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Opens for daily access on June 28. Tree Canopy admission is $10 plus museum admission. WOO Card subscribers get $2 off adult admission.

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In this issue...
Explore Abby's Family Farm
Have a Spring Fling
The Last Stands
Zip on Down
Wool Days
The Southern Cross
Sprouts have Sprung
With Pipes & Voices
Lead, Inspire, Motivate
20 in 20
Exploring Sanctity

This editon brought to you by

Fred Harris Daniels Foundation
George I. Alden Trust

Coming Up in Culture

May 18th - A Tribute to the  American Musical at The Hanover Theatre Public WOO Card
May 18th - Preservation Worcester presents lecture about Worcester's role in the history of American building at the Printers Building, Portland Street
May 18th - Joy of Music Program Chamber Orchestra Spring Gala at Mechanics Hall Public WOO Card
May 19th - Third Thursdays LIVE at Worcester Art Museum featuring music by The Bee's Knees & artist talk with WALL at WAM artist Charline von Heyl Public WOO Card
May 19th - Artists Reception for J. Ann Eldrige at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, limited edition prints capturing the natural magic of New England Public WOO Card
May 20th - The Beast Comes East, live MMA action at the DCU Center Public WOO Card
May 22nd - Joy of Music Program piano recital featuring Priscilla Kjorlaug Public WOO Card
Thru May 23rd - Worcester Center for Crafts Artists in Residence exhibition Salient Point on view Public WOO Card
May 24th - Igniting the War at American Antiquarian Society, exploring impact of Uncle Tom's Cabin on the Civil War Public WOO Card
May 26th - Worcester Women's History Oral History Project workshop at the Worcester Historical Museum
May 28th - Worcester Arts Council pARTy FUNdraiser to benefit Art in the Park 2011 at Beatnik's
June 3rd - Worcester Chamber Music Society's final concert of the season, at Briarwood Retirement Community Public WOO Card
June 4th - Salisbury Mansion will host a Yard Sale Public WOO Card
June 9th - the legendary Natalie Cole performs at The Hanover Theatre Public WOO Card 

Visit the Worcester Cultural Coalition's online calendar often for more information about these and many, many other cultural happenings!
Wool Days at OSVWool Days

It'll be annual haircut day for the sheep at Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, during Wool Days throughout Memorial Day Weekend, May 28th - 30th. Farmers will shear the sheep and OSV costumed historians will demonstrate the entire wool textile process, from scouring and carding the wool to spinning, dyeing, knitting and weaving the handspun wool yarn. Also enjoy sheep herding demonstrations, knitting for American soldiers, hands on wool dyeing, and more. OSV is open daily 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. WOO Card subscribers get 25% off adult daytime admission. Public WOO Card
Music Worcester hosts The Worcester ChorusThe Southern Cross
Celebrate that great constellation of stars visible from the southern hemisphere along with The Worcester Chorus when Music Worcester hosts its final choral concert of the season on Friday, June 3rd at 8p.m. at the First Unitarian Church, 90 Main Street, Worcester. The 100+ voices of the chorus will perform The Southern Cross, music from South Africa, Argentina and Australia, including the American premiere of several Australian choral works commissioned especially for The Worcester Chorus. Tickets available in advance online or at the door. WOO Card subscribers can save $3 off tickets at the door and swipe for Double WOO points. Public WOO Card
Plant Sale at Tower HillSprouts have sprung
A surefire sign that the warmer weather has arrived for good - Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston, will host it's annual plant sale on Saturday, June 4th from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Browse and buy rare and unusual plants of all kinds - woody trees and shrubs, groundcovers, perennials, annuals, vegetables and more. This year the sale will also feature specialty nurseries and purveyors of garden ornaments and accessories. It's a great opportunity to tour the Garden's grounds, including the newest features - the Winter Garden and the Limonaia. Admission $5 per car load. WOO Card subscribers can swipe for WOO points. Public WOO Card
With Pipes & Voices
The Master Singers of Worcester will join forces, or should we say will join voices, with the Salisbury Singers along with an organ and brass ensemble to perform the festive Mass Op. 130 by Joseph Jongen on Sunday, June 5th at 4 p.m. at St. Paul's Cathedral, 38 High Street, Worcester. Program will also include romantic choral gems by Bruckner, Parry and others. Tickets available in advance online, will also be available at the door. WOO Card subscribers can swipe for Double WOO points. Public WOO Card
Worcester Women's ConferenceLead, inspire, motivate
The Worcester Cultural Coalition and WOO Card are pleased to be participating in the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce's upcoming Worcester Women's Conference on Friday, June 3rd from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the DCU Center. The conference will offer women an opportunity to gather, learn, and address the issues that are important to both their personal lives and professional careers. Keynote speakers include former WCBS radio anchor Mary Ellen Geist, former Austrian Ambassador Swanee Hunt, and motivational speaker Colette Carlson. Conference registration now open online.WOO Card holders can swipe for Double WOO points. WOO Cards will be available for purchase. Public WOO Card
20 in 20 - Power Bird
Join Mass Audubon Broad Meadow Brook each Wednesday in May for a lunchtime 'power bird' as they host a brief walk through Newton Hill to look for warblers, thrushes and tanagers as well as all the breeding species that become active this time of year. Can you see 20 species in 20 minutes? Wear walking shoes and get some fresh air on your lunch break. Participation is FREE. WOO Card holders can swipe for Double WOO points. Public WOO Card
Museum of Russian IconsExploring Sanctity
The Museum of Russian Icons, 203 Union Street, Clinton, is now showing an exhibition of twenty-four icons from the museum collection that illustrate the unique and iconoclastic journeys of ordinary people to religious sanctity, Exploring Sanctity: Paths to Sainthood Unveiled. The exhibition emphasizes the wide ranging paths to sainthood and the diverse backgrounds of the saints portrayed. As many of the saints in the exhibition are female, it also explores the role of women in the early Orthodox Church. The Museum is now open late on Thursday evenings until 7 p.m. with free docent tours at 6 p.m. Exploring Sanctity on exhibit through September 3rd. WOO Card subscribers can swipe for Double WOO points. Public WOO Card




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