For decades, car lovers would converge on Green Hill Park to admire classic automobiles at the summer car show. The founders of Cars of Summer Super Show continue this tradition with their yearly event, drawing car enthusiasts from all corners.
Every year, the organizers put out a call for cars built before 1991, as well as custom and specialty vehicles and hulking muscle cars. So when visitors stroll the fields, they come face to face with such famous names as Ford Fairlane and Karmann Ghia, and maybe even touch a vintage Rolls. Meanwhile, a live car auction puts glistening rides on the block to find them new homes or just teach them how to count in increments of five.
At the flea market, visitors browse automobile memorabilia and other crafts, car-related or not along with Saturday night city cruise. Live bands get guests dancing, and a food court keeps them fueled for the long day ahead.
For the Kids
When kids realize that these cars don't talk, their attention might get stolen by the petting zoo, where they can snuggle up with farm animals, monster truck rides, climbing rock wall, bounce houses, and costume characters. They can also find something to do in the kids' area or cajole Mom and Dad into cooling off with a canoe ride.
Ballroom instructor Jared Vigneault—recipient of the Top Teacher award at the 2012 Massachusetts DanceSport Challenge—draws from multiple dance degrees and eight years of ballroom experience as he works to infect his pupils with dance fever at Poise, Style & Motion. Along with a diverse cast of experienced instructors, he works to help students of all ages and abilities gracefully twirl across the dance floor through private and group lessons, social parties, and performances. They prepare their students to confidently cut a rug at dance clubs, weddings, competitions, and important business meetings with instruction in several styles. Their instruction range from the fast-paced footwork of swing and the merengue to the more stoic arts of the tango and waltz.
To whip bodies into dance-athon shape, Poise, Style & Motion's instructors blend their fancy-footwork training with aerobics during their Latin-dance-inspired fitness classes. They also help dancers improve their endurance and pump up core muscles with modified merengue, samba, swing, and paso-doble dance steps.
Small plates have become more and more ubiquitous in all types of American restaurants, but Bocado Tapas Wine Bar stays true to the dining style's Spanish roots, using recipes and ingredients traditionally found in Mediterranean kitchens.
As Bocado's menu explains, some of their tapas are very simple, and some are decidedly more sophisticated. The frias, or cold dishes, include everything from marinated olives to raw tuna with lemon-basil crema, sweet-potato chips, and chili avocado. The calientes, or hot dishes, are equally diverse, counting both pork meatballs and piquillo peppers stuffed with veal, mahon cheese, basil, and pine nuts among them. To try a little bit of everything, order the Bocado Experience, a meal for up to eight people that includes a choice of charcuterie, tapas, paella, and desserts, with the option to add sangria.
Besides sangria, the restaurant serves a lengthy list of exclusively Spanish wines. Most are available by the pour, glass, or bottle, which means guests never have to sip them from a big vat in the back.
Arthur Murray has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and The Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, The Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Clients who arrive to lessons partnerless will be paired up with other classmates as the instructors assess their current skill level and make recommendations on the most appropriate program. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.
Head to Lucky Dog Music Hall in Worcester and take a culinary trip to the Far East, where fine Chinese cuisine is readily available.
This place will leave you feeling satisfied no matter what kind of dietary needs you have.
Don't forget to complement your meal with a drink from Lucky Dog Music Hall's full menu of beer, wine, and cocktails.
Don't be shy — step out on the bar dance floor and soak up the sound of live music.
The bar's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere.
Those hoping to avoid the weekend rush will do best visiting the bar during the week.
Lucky Dog Music Hall is close to multiple parking options and public transportation.
A parking garage is located just steps away from Lucky Dog Music Hall.
Prices are reasonable, with a typical meal running under $30.
When it comes to authentic and traditional Chinese cuisine, Lucky Dog Music Hall has you covered.
In the early 1900s, Green Hills Golf Course looked quite different. Back then it was the site of Andrew Green's sprawling family estate, complete with 549 acres and an enormous mansion. The city of Worcester purchased the estate from Green's family after his death in 1903, and in 1925, it hired Massachusetts Open champion and PGA founding member Willie Ogg to transform the land into a municipal golf course.
Since then, the course has gone through numerous transformations, including a complete redesign by renowned course architect William F. Mitchell after devastating floods in the late 1960s and another revamping in 2013. It has played host to various New England PGA and USGA events over the years.
Golfers still flock to the course for its well-maintained greens and fairways and challenging hills. In the fall, golfers are treated to views of beautiful fiery foliage, a.k.a. New England's most famous sight after Bill Belichik's short-sleeved hoodies.