5 Great Ways to Spend Your Weekend at Home in Worcester

by | Apr 25, 2020 | Entertainment, Events, Headlines

The days may be blurring together while you are staying in place, but good news – it’s the weekend! 

Find some new and exciting opportunities that are happening in Worcester. ThisWeekinWorcester.com has a list of virtual and take-out options you have that will make your weekend spectacular. 

People of all ages can enjoy what Worcester has to offer this week. Order kits full of fun to be delivered to your home, join a virtual pajama party, or listen to a poetry reading! 


You can order more than food online! 

Claytime located on 124 Boston Turnpike in Shrewsbury, MA has closed, but will continue to take online orders and deliver pottery to your door.

 You will have your choice of vases, bowls, dishes, banks, mugs, and animal statues on their website and, upon ordering, you will receive your selected piece of pottery and painting supplies!  You can also order words on wood to give someone in your life a special message!  


Make staying at home so much sweeter! 

You and your family will be screaming for ice cream as you order a family ice cream making kit from Friendly’s! These sundae kits can be ordered and picked up at the Auburn Friendly’s location, which is on 697 Southbridge St.

The kit comes with a carton of your choice of ice cream, three toppings, whipped cream, and some cones and cups. Each kit is $29.99. 


You’re invited to Worcester Animal Rescue League’s annual kitten shower! 

This shower is a virtual celebration to welcome kitten season and the kittens who will be born soon. During the shower, you will learn about becoming a foster parent to cats, you will meet some cats and kittens who are ready for adoption, you can participate in raffles, and you can help the animals by donating necessary shelter supplies. 


Your children will be enthusiastic for an eventful pajama party this Saturday! 

From 6:30 PM  to 7:30 PM, Burlap Bee Design is holding a virtual art class pajama party. Jenna Bailey, the host of the event, will begin this child-friendly party by reading the story Maybe Something Beautiful by Isabel Campboy and Theresa Howell to inspire everyone to make something beautiful. After the reading, the children will make art with any resources they have in the same style as the story. All participants must register for the event. 

The event is free and registration will give you a secure and private Zoom code! 


Snap your fingers in applause for a virtual poetry reading! 

If you have finished every book in your bookshelf and you’re looking for more literature, you’re in luck! This Saturday at 7 PM Bedlam Book Cafe and Worcester County Poetry Association are scheduling the second event in their virtual poetry reading series called Zoom into Poetry

Worcester’s poet laureate, Juan Matos, and Domincan-American poet and translator will join together for a bilingual reading of their poems. Make sure to RSVP at [email protected] for the Zoom meeting information! 

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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.