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Calendar of Events

The Worcester Arts Council is proud to support a variety of cultural happenings through its grant allocations each year. This calendar provides a snapshot of the activity supported with funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Ongoing Events

Storytime in the Conservatories
Fridays, 1/20/2017 - 3/31/2017 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston, MA - Free with Admission
Join us every Friday morning in the conservatories to hear stories about plants, the seasons and the natural world around us. All ages; children must be accompanied by adult.
Sponsored by: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
For more information, e-mail registrar@towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111x124.

March 2017

Adult classes in Drawing
Wednesdays, 3/1/2017 - 3/29/2017 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Willard House & Clock Museum, 11 Willard St, North Grafton, MA - members $135 non-members $150
For more information, e-mail beverly@willardhouse.org or call 508-839-3500.

A Night of Eclectic Music From Jazz and Americana to Blues
Saturday, 3/11/2017 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
First Unitarian Church, 90 Main Street, Worcester, MA - $20/Door $25/for a CD of Jazzed Up Trio
This great fundraiser brings together a mix of straight up jazz (Jazzed Up Trio & Jean Mancini Gough) and the eclectic Americana style of Lydia & Phil. If you cannot attend and still wish to make a donation, contact: Mount Carmel Preservation, c/o Commerce Bank, PO 15020 Worcester, MA 01615-9954 - Atten: Kelly Jacobson


For more information, e-mail clbalou_25@yahoo.com.

A NIGHT OF ECLECTIC MUSIC: JAZZ, AMERICANA & BLUES
Saturday, 3/11/2017 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse / 1st U. Church of Worcester, 90 Main Street, Worcester, MA - $20
A NIGHT OF ECLECTIC MUSIC: JAZZ, AMERICANA & BLUES
(Our Lady of Mount Carmel Preservation Society Fundraiser)
Featuring: Jazzed Up Trio, Jean Gough and Lydia & Phil
Saturday, March 11, 2017, 7:30  9:30 p.m. $20 donation; doors open at 7:00 p.m.
$20.00 donation; first 15 persons donating $25 per ticket receive a JAZZED UP Trio CD 
Refreshments will be available for a nominal fee.

John Henry's Hammers Coffeehouse, 90 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608 is pleased to host this special fundraiser evening event. Performers include: Jazzed Up Trio - Mauro DePasquale (piano) Phil Madison (acoustic bass) and Ed Conley (drums) with Jean Gough (jazz vocalist); Lydia & Phil (singer/songwriters Lydia Fortune & Phil Nigro)
 
Jazzed Up Trio: Mauro DePasquale is an award winning artist, in music and television. Not only has he been the recipient of several community awards for his work in the past, he was more recently chosen as the most outstanding Italian American and Grand Marshal of the Columbus Day Parade 2017. Accompanying Mauro is Phil Madison, a well-seasoned, solid acoustic bassist and the in the pocket smooth drumming and percussion styling of Ed Conely. In the last four years Jazzed Up has served as "House Band" various locations including Luciano's at Union Station, Byblos, Coral Seafood and the summer series at Wayside Inn. Also, as lead vocalist, Jean Mancini Gough is a well-established Worcester jazz vocalist who has "The technique and stamina of an opera singer and the freedom and daring of a jazzer." This is just one of the descriptions of vocalist, Jean Mancini Gough. Her smooth and sultry, yet commanding style has made her a favorite of audiences around New England. She has appeared extensively as a jazz and classical stylist, crossing genres with technical and stylistic ease. Jean performs either as soloist with piano or guitar accompaniment, or with the ensemble.

Lydia & Phil: Given their individual musically eclectic backgrounds, they cover a wide range of early and contemporary music as well as penning their own original compositions. They are best defined within the musical category Americana which allows space to present various forms of musical interpretations. Past performance highlights include opening for Roger Salloom and Charles Neville (Neville Brothers) in Western Ma and for Dr. Maya Angelou at the Hanover Theatre, in Worcester, MA in 2012. Lydias style draws heavily from years of singing early folk, pre-gospel African-American songs, blues and jazz and Phil draws from his experience with early roots/Delta blues styling and contemporary folk tunes. They frequent local and regional folk venues and appear often at the John Henrys Hammer Open Mic which Lydia hosts every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. The duo has been twice nominated for top 100th honorable mention in the Great American Songwriting Contest of 2014 & 2015.

Note: Those who cannot attend are welcome to make donations to Mount Carmel Preservation, c/o Commerce Bank, PO 15020 Worcester, MA 01615-9954 - Atten: Kelly Jacobson

For more information, e-mail mauro@wccatv.org.

A NIGHT OF ECLECTIC MUSIC: JAZZ, AMERICANA & BLUES
Saturday, 3/11/2017 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse / 1st U. Church of Worcester, 90 Main Street, Worcester, MA - $20
A NIGHT OF ECLECTIC MUSIC: JAZZ, AMERICANA & BLUES
(Our Lady of Mount Carmel Preservation Society Fundraiser)
Featuring: Jazzed Up Trio, Jean Gough and Lydia & Phil
Saturday, March 11, 2017, 7:30  9:30 p.m. $20 donation; doors open at 7:00 p.m.
$20.00 donation; first 15 persons donating $25 per ticket receive a JAZZED UP Trio CD 
Refreshments will be available for a nominal fee.

John Henry's Hammers Coffeehouse, 90 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608 is pleased to host this special fundraiser evening event. Performers include: Jazzed Up Trio - Mauro DePasquale (piano) Phil Madison (acoustic bass) and Ed Conley (drums) with Jean Gough (jazz vocalist); Lydia & Phil (singer/songwriters Lydia Fortune & Phil Nigro)
 
Jazzed Up Trio: Mauro DePasquale is an award winning artist, in music and television. Not only has he been the recipient of several community awards for his work in the past, he was more recently chosen as the most outstanding Italian American and Grand Marshal of the Columbus Day Parade 2017. Accompanying Mauro is Phil Madison, a well-seasoned, solid acoustic bassist and the in the pocket smooth drumming and percussion styling of Ed Conely. In the last four years Jazzed Up has served as "House Band" various locations including Luciano's at Union Station, Byblos, Coral Seafood and the summer series at Wayside Inn. Also, as lead vocalist, Jean Mancini Gough is a well-established Worcester jazz vocalist who has "The technique and stamina of an opera singer and the freedom and daring of a jazzer." This is just one of the descriptions of vocalist, Jean Mancini Gough. Her smooth and sultry, yet commanding style has made her a favorite of audiences around New England. She has appeared extensively as a jazz and classical stylist, crossing genres with technical and stylistic ease. Jean performs either as soloist with piano or guitar accompaniment, or with the ensemble.

Lydia & Phil: Given their individual musically eclectic backgrounds, they cover a wide range of early and contemporary music as well as penning their own original compositions. They are best defined within the musical category Americana which allows space to present various forms of musical interpretations. Past performance highlights include opening for Roger Salloom and Charles Neville (Neville Brothers) in Western Ma and for Dr. Maya Angelou at the Hanover Theatre, in Worcester, MA in 2012. Lydias style draws heavily from years of singing early folk, pre-gospel African-American songs, blues and jazz and Phil draws from his experience with early roots/Delta blues styling and contemporary folk tunes. They frequent local and regional folk venues and appear often at the John Henrys Hammer Open Mic which Lydia hosts every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. The duo has been twice nominated for top 100th honorable mention in the Great American Songwriting Contest of 2014 & 2015.

Note: Those who cannot attend are welcome to make donations to Mount Carmel Preservation, c/o Commerce Bank, PO 15020 Worcester, MA 01615-9954 - Atten: Kelly Jacobson
For more information, e-mail mauro@wccatv.org.

Worcester Arts Council 2017 Grant Reception
Thursday, 3/23/2017 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
GAR Hall, Bull Mansion, Second Floor, 55 Pearl Street, Worcester, MA - Free
The Worcester Arts Council invites the community to our annual Grant Reception, honoring our 2017 grant recipients and fellows. Come and enjoy live music, networking, and appetizers at the historic Bull Mansion. Free and open to the public. Cash bar available.
Sponsored by: Worcester Arts Council
For more information, e-mail FloresL@worcesterma.gov.

April 2017

The Most Dangerous Woman by Ted Eiland
Friday, 4/7/2017 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Worcester Historical Museum, Fletcher Auditorium, 30 Elm Street, Worcester, MA - $20/Adults, $17/Seniors, Students & Members
The Most Dangerous Woman
by Ted Eiland April 7 & 8, 2017
Worcester Historical Museum

Mary Harris "Mother" Jones was an Irish-American schoolteacher who became a prominent labor and community organizer. She was called "the most dangerous woman in America" for her success in organizing mine workers, and a Children's March to the home president Theodore Roosevelt. Mother Jones magazine, established in 1970, is named for her. This one-hour tour de force stars Robbin Joyce as Mother. Riveting and mind-boggling - this is a story for all ages.

For more information, e-mail guertin7@charter.net.

May 2017

Odd Fellows Home of MA. 2nd Worcester Black Tie Gala
Saturday, 5/13/2017 6:00 PM-11:00 PM
Beechwood Hotel, 363 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA - Tickets $75.00
On Saturday, May 13, 2017, the Board of Directors of the Odd Fellows Home will be hosting The 2nd Worcester Black Tie Gala at the Beechwood Hotel, 363 Plantation St., Worcester, MA 01605 from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm. There will be a silent auction, wine tasting, dinner, dancing.

There will be a special presentation of the Odd Fellows Home Salute to Achievement Award to Dr. Gail E. Carberry, President of Quinsigamond Community College for her service, support and generosity throughout this community.

The Odd Fellows Home is a not-for-profit, skilled nursing and rehabilitative facility located in Worcester that has been a staple of the community for over 119 years! It offers a broad range of skilled care and therapeutic services designed to promote independence, optimize mobility and enhance the quality of life for our residents. Dedicated to the basic tenets of Friendship, Love and Truth, the staff extends compassionate care in a comfortable environment! Our residents range from those who receive long and short term care, long and short term rehabilitation including those who may need hospice.

Tickets to the event are $75.00 each and tables of 8 &10 are available upon request. There is an option to purchase advertisement space for our Program Book. All checks are to be made payable to the Odd Fellows Home. Please respond with ticket (s) request, sponsorship opportunities by May 1, 2017.

Please review the enclosed form and let us know how you will help! In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Nancy Cyr at 508-853-6687 x 124 or ncyr@oddfellowshome.com.

Sponsored by: Board of Directors of the Odd fellows Home of MA.
For more information, e-mail ncyr@oddfellowshome.com or call 508-853-6687x124.

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