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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.

May 2017

UNITEY Culinary & Musical Arts Series
Saturday, 5/27/2017 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
North High School Theater, 140 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA - FREE
For more information, e-mail lparham@uniteycdc.org or call 774-232-1025.

UNITEY Culinary & Musical Arts Series
Saturday, 5/27/2017 - Sunday, 5/28/2017 11:00 AM-2:00 PM, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
North High School Theater, 140 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA
For more information, e-mail lparham@uniteycdc.org.

UNITEY Culinary & Musical Arts Series
Saturdays, 5/27/2017 - 5/28/2017 11:00 AM-2:00 PM, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
North High School Theater, North High School , 140 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA - FREE
For more information, e-mail atl029@mail.harvard.edu or call 774-232-1025.

June 2017

African Community Education's 11th Annual ACE Festival
Saturday, 6/10/2017 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
Elm Park Community School Field, Corner West and John Street, Worcester, MA - Free
Join us for African Community Education's 11th Annual ACE Festival! The day will include African drumming, dancing, food, soccer, and kids activities. Come immerse yourself in different cultures and celebrate our incredible students!

Sponsored by: Worcester Arts Council, Massachusetts Cultural Council
For more information, e-mail marketing@acechildren.org or call 508-799-3653.

"Interludes" Art in the Park Worcester 2017
Sunday, 6/11/2017 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
Elm Park, Highland Street and Park Avenue, Worcester, MA - Free to the Public
8th biennial Art in the Park, Worcester exhibit opens! Featuring the works of 18 professional sculptors and students from the Worcester Public School; artist talks; Mobile Farmers Market; Drumming; One Love Cafe'; Pure Juz and more...
Sponsored by: Art in the Park Worcester; Greater Worcester Community Foundation; Worcester Arts Council
For more information, e-mail gd5hall@hotmail.com or call 508-341-3838.

World Refugee Day
Friday, 6/16/2017 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 73 Lancaster Street, Worcester, MA
Arts, food, music, crafts, dance, stories, kids activities and much, much more at this year's World Refugee Day!
For more information, e-mail info@ascentria.org.

Black Heritage Juneteenth Festival
Saturday, 6/17/2017 12:00 PM-8:00 PM
Institute Park, Worcester, 100 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA - Fee
The Black Heritage Juneteenth Festival 2017 will celebrate with music, fireworks, and personal expression the new dawn the new day in the lives of those enslaved who became freedman in Massachusetts and the nation June 1783 and June 1865, respectively. None of us are free until we are all free. MLK
Sponsored by: Worcester Arts Council; Stonesoup; Black Heritage Committee
For more information, e-mail gd5hall@hotmail.com or call 508-341-3838.

Make Music Day Worcester
Wednesday, 6/21/2017 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
Worcester Common Oval, 455 Main Street, Worcester, MA - Free
Make Music Day is an annual free, outdoor day of music held on the summer solstice, June 21.

Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music Day is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician  young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion will perform in city parks and other venues all over Worcester to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. Interactive programs, music lessons, and jam sessions will also be held to allow even the novice to participate in making music. All of it is free and open to the public.

Make Music Worcester invites all members of the Worcester community to join in the celebration of live music by performing, hosting musical acts, and attending the free concerts and programs. Please check out our website and sign up to perform on June 21.
Sponsored by: Worcester Arts Council, Mass Cultural Council, WICN
For more information, e-mail worcester@makemusicday.org.

July 2017

Family Art Journal with Artist C.J. Kennedy
Saturdays, 7/15/2017 - 7/29/2017 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Worcester Public Library, Saxe Room, 3 Salem Square, Worcester, MA - free
Taught by award-winning local artist C.J. Kennedy, this three-session workshop will teach you the steps to create a beautiful handmade scrapbook unique to your multi-generational family. Designed for families of 2-4 members. Bring 6-8 copies of photographs of memorable occasions to the first session. Recommended for ages 9+, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Register online at www.mywpl.org or call 508-799-1655 ext. 3.

This program is administered by the Worcester Arts Council, for the Local Cultural Council - an agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
For more information, e-mail wplref@mywpl.org or call 508-799-1655x3.

August 2017

3rd Annual Summer Gospel Fest
Saturday, 8/5/2017 1:00 PM-8:00 PM
Institute Park, Worcester, 100 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA - "Free" Admission. Food & Merchandise on Sale.
This event is orchestrated to bring diverse groups of artists, individuals, groups, cultures, race, and communities together to enjoy the melodious sound of gospel music, good food, free activities & giveaways, provide free services & resources, and more.
Sponsored by: Circle Of Nations Inc., Born To Win Ministries, Worcester Arts Council, & Massachusetts Cultural Council
For more information, e-mail info@spirituallyfabulous.com or call 508-981-6823.

Laura Ramsey & Groove Trane
Saturday, 8/5/2017 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Worcester Public Library, Saxe Room, 3 Salem Square, Worcester, MA - free
Come hear Berklee-trained performer and educator Laura Ramsey and her jazz quartet play from the great American songbook.
Laura Ramsey is an experienced teacher and performer with a long history of working in the primary/secondary education, using development skills cultivated at Berklee College of Music.

This program is administered by the Worcester Arts Council, for the Local Cultural Council - an agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
For more information, e-mail wplref@mywpl.org or call 508-799-1655x3.

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