More fun stuff to do with kids!

Paulie’s NOLA Blues & Jazz Festival

September 27, 2008
2:00 – 9:30 P.M.
224 1/2 Chandler Street,Worcester, MA

Web site for more information

A kid-friendly, pet-friendly day of music and food. The site says they’ll have “New Orleans Cajun & Creole Food, Cafe Du Monde Chicory Coffee & beignets, Harpoon Brewery & Abita Refreshments & LIVE New Orleans Blues & Jazz Music”

I haven’t been out to this one personally but it sounds like fun. Maybe I’ll make it out there on Saturday.

Craftmania: A Family Fun Day

Worcester Center for Crafts

Contact for more information:
Kate Rafey, Coordinator of Youth Services @ Worcester Center for Crafts

Saturday Oct 11, 2008
at 10:00 AM

Worcester Center for Crafts
25 Sagamore Road
Worcester, Massachusetts|22 01605
United States

FREE studio-wide, hands-on, crafts event for families with children of all ages. Families will be allowed to travel from studio to studio and experience different media by creating artwork. You even get to keep what you make.

Kids will get what they are calling a “passport” to document their travels. “Travelers” who complete 3 activities will get a balloon!

Sample “Craft & Carry” activities include:
Mask making, clay animals, photograms, and metal bookmarks.

There will also be demonstrations, entertainment, refreshments and a raffle for a free class at the Craft Center.
Worcester Center for Crafts web site for more information.

Blackstone Canalfest

Postponed from Saturday, September 5 to Saturday, November 1
11am – 6pm

Harding Street between Temple and Winter Streets
Admission is FREE

This is the 3rd annual Canalfest, celebrating the historic canal district in Worcester. The festival features food vendors, crafts, street performers, kids activities and hore-drawn wagon rides through the area. They’ve got some great music lined up as well including the New England Gospel Choir, Jason James and the Bay State Houserockers, Manolo Mairena and Curubande, and the New England Soul Revue.

Blackstone Canalfest web site for more information.

Higgins Armory Museum

Live Arms and Armor Presentation

Sunday, September 7, 2008
2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Higgins Armory Museum
100 Barber Avenue
Worcester, MA 01606-2444

Free with museum Admission

We’ve gone to these demonstrations. They are very informative and a lot of fun. This is not an ordinary “museum presentation”. The presenters deliver their information with humor and lots of action making this a very fun learning experience. It’s probably best for children that are at least 7 or 8 years old. Younger ones might not catch the humor and could get impatient. That’s just not fun for anyone 🙁

Higgins Armory Museum web site.

Pet Rock Festival

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester.

Tickets for the event are: $12 adults, $5 kids 12 and under.

The Pet Rock Festival is an annual fund raising event, organized by Charlene Arsenault and her team, that supports animal welfare organizations in Worcester and surrounding areas. It’s also an opportunity for animal lovers and these organizations to network with each other.
Pet Rock Festival web site for more information.

stART On The Street
Sunday September 21, 2008, 11am – 5pm
Park Avenue, between Highland and Pleasant Streets, Worcester, MA
Rain date: Sunday September 28, 2008
stART On The Street

The Annual stART On The Street arts festival is coming!
According to the stART site they attract “over 20,000 attendees, 250+ artists and crafters, 20+ performers, youth activities, food court and more.” I’ve seen it myself; this is the place to be if you love art of all kinds. It’s a great family event and it’s FREE!

stART On The Street web site for more information.

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