6 Great Ways to Stay Busy at Home this Weekend in Worcester

by | Apr 4, 2020 | Events, Entertainment, Headlines

WORCESTER – You might be feeling bored while social distancing. 

Many businesses are closed and you may feel like there is nothing to do on the weekend – BUT there are still fun events going on in Worcester! 

There’s virtual activities to keep you busy all weekend long and you do not even need to leave your house!

ThisWeekinWorcester.com has put together a list of social distance-friendly activities to check out this weekend! 

Get connected with the community with virtual open mic nights, schedule arts and crafts for the whole family, and cook a delicious meal – all while staying in your pajamas! 


Make family fun in the kitchen! 

Supper time will be super with Northeast Pizza’s pizza making kits. These kits will give you all the ingredients you will need to assemble your own cheese or pepperoni pizza! Cook up some delicious entertainment your whole family will love! These kits can be found at their Leicester location. Northeast Pizza is offering 25% off all online orders until April 6. 

The Worcester, Barre, and West Brookfield restaurants are temporarily closed.


Walk for a cause! Walk MS is still moving forward to hold events to raise money for MS research.

Of course, each walk will be virtual. 

You can still support the health of your local community by registering, fundraising, and walking for this cause in order to raise awareness for this disease. Walk MS is asking you to get creative by posting pictures of yourself in your Walk MS gear, walking safely- six feet apart from others- or on your treadmill at home! 


The EcoTarium may be closed due to social distancing, but their social media has never been more active! 

Your kids can participate in arts and crafts with the EcoTarium’s Eco at Home and Science at Home activities!

Create a flying squirrel kite that actually flies, make your own constellation, and enjoy many more educational and hands-on projects that are available on the EcoTarium’s Facebook Page. 


You don’t have to book this story time! 

You can’t look at the actual bookshelves in the Worcester Public Library, but they are sharing all kinds of educational resources for your kids on their website. Enjoy a series of story times with songs to entertain and teach your kids in their virtual visits section!

The libraries are also posting challenges, tutorials, and crafts filled with educational fun. 


Join in on karaoke night from the comfort of your couch! 

Rascals is continuing their Sunday open mic nights despite self-isolating. They are holding their own virtual open mic this Sunday from 3 PM to 6 PM, hosted by local musician, Danielle DeLucia. 

People who are interested in participating can register on their Facebook event page to reserve a 20 minute time slot. 


Get all your energy out by exercising! 

Life Skills Martial Arts, which is located in Millbury, is streaming free online martial arts classes. This Saturday at 11AM, tune in and join the class at Skills Martial Arts to learn a new hobby. 

Stretch your legs, wear your most comfortable clothes, and get ready for martial arts mastery!


Lead photo credit: EcoTarium/Facebook

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Heather Cameron is a graduate of Worcester State University with a Bachelor's degree in English and Education and a Master's degree in English. She is an adaptable writer and has worked with multiple genres including literary analyses, book critiques, ethnographies, how-to-guides, and an extensive Master's thesis that focused on the field of journalism. She is excited to contribute to a news source that concentrates on a city that holds many wonderful memories for her.