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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

Family 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. For children of all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult.
Sponsored by: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
For more information, e-mail registrar@towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111x124.

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.

WEC'Appella! Worcester's Premier A Cappella Competition
Saturday, 4/8/2017 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
Mechanics Hall, 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA - $30, $35
High Schools
Quadrivium, Burncoat HS
Madrigals, Doherty HS
Bearitones, Abby Kelley Foster HS
Harmonies, South HS

Colleges
Hound Sound, Assumption College
Clark Bars, Clark University
Fools on the Hill, College of the Holy Cross
Sound Logic, WPI
Common Time, Anna Maria College
Sponsored by: Worcester Education Collaborative
For more information, e-mail info@mechanicshall.org or call 508-752-0888.

II Latin American Book Fair of Worcester / II Feria Latinoamericana del Libro
Sundays, Saturdays, 4/8/2017 - 4/9/2017 11:00 AM-7:30 PM
Woodland Academy, 2nd floor, Gym Area, Worcester, MA - FREE
Dominican Cultural House of Worcester invited all of you to participate in the stage production of the novel "Mariposas" written by Julia Alvarez which will be presented in Spanish. The theatre prduction will be held on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at 6:00 pm during our Latin American Book Fair in Woodland Academy .
Sponsored by: MassHumanities, Worcester Arts Council, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Worcester Public Schools, and more.
For more information, e-mail casaculturaldominicana1@gmail.com or call 508-847-1953.

Rainbow Lunch Club
Wednesday, 4/12/2017 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester, 90 Holden Street, Worcester, MA - $2.50 suggested donation for those age 60+; the fee for younger individuals is $5.50
The Rainbow Lunch Club offers LGBTIQA seniors age 60+ a nutritious meal and an opportunity to socialize with friends. On April 12th Musician Richard Hennessy comes to entertain us thanks to a grant from the Worcester Arts Council. Richard Hennessy has been playing in and around Worcester for over 50 years, including many local festivals, fairs and town commons. Advance reservations for lunch are required; music program begins at 12:30. Please call or email by the previous Wednesday: (508)756-1545 ext.404 or wlen@eswa.org All are Welcome: LGBTIQA 60 years old and older; younger partners, friends, and allies!
Sponsored by: Worcester LGBT Elder Network, This program is sponsored in part by the Worcester Arts Council a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency
For more information, e-mail wlen@eswa.org or call 508-756-1545.

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.

June 2017

"Interludes" Art in the Park Worcester 2017
Saturday, 6/10/2017 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! Music; sculptures; artist talks; interactive activities..
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.

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.

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.

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