5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – June 19, 2019

5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – June 19, 2019

The Big Dipper Ice Cream Festival Gets BIGGER DIPPER Name

The Big Dipper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival is now the BIGGER DIPPER.

The ice cream festival — which supports the Seven Hills Foundation —  will take place again this summer on Saturday, June 22 at Elm Park and will feature the fifth annual AbilityFEST, 10 ice cream vendors, music and tons of activities. 

The ice cream festival runs from 11 AM to 5 PM. The AbilityFEST 1-mile walk starts before the festival at 10:30 AM. 

The local ice cream vendors include: Coco’s Tropical Ice, Cool Licks, Dairy Queen, Froze-Zone, Friendly’s, Gibson’s Dairy, Hood, Janine’s Frosty, Robbie’s Place at Crystal Caves, and Turkey Hill.

The all-you-can-eat Ice Cream Festival, is just $5 and the AbilityFEST 1-Mile Walk and commemorative T-Shirt is just $5.

 

Worcester Public Library Updates Summer Hours for Four Branches

Effective today, Wednesday, June 19, the Worcester Public Library’s Burncoat, Goddard, Roosevelt, and Tatnuck Magnet Branches will have updated hours during the 2019 summer vacation.

The Burncoat Branch, located at 526 Burncoat Street, Worcester, will be open Tuesday through Friday from 9 AM to 12:30 PM and 2 to 5:30 PM, and on Saturday from 2:30 to 5:30 PM.

The Goddard Branch, located at 14 Richards Street, Worcester, will be open Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 12:30 PM and 2 to 5:30 PM, and on Saturday from 9 AM to 12 PM.

The Roosevelt Branch, located at 1006 Grafton Street, Worcester, will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 2 to 5:30 PM, Friday from 9 AM to 12:30 PM and 2 to 5:30 PM, and on Saturday from 2:30 to 5:30 PM.

The Tatnuck Magnet Branch, located at 1083 Pleasant Street, Worcester, will be open Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 12:30 PM and 2 to 5:30 PM, and on Saturday from 9 AM to 12 PM.

America’s Got Talent Finalist Catapult to Perform in Worcester

America’s Got Talent” finalist Catapult bring their new show,Mouzart & Magic Shadows, to The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts on Friday, September 20 at 8 PM.

Tickets go on sale right now to Hanover Theatre members and will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, June 25 at 10 AM.

Tickets to Catapult: Mouzart & Magic Shadows start at $22. Discounts are available for members and groups of 10 or more. Tickets are available online at TheHanoverTheatre.org, by phone at 877.571.SHOW (7469) or at The Hanover Theatre box office located at 2 Southbridge Street in downtown Worcester.

 

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“Movies on the Common” Returns to Downtown Worcester with Wreck-it-Ralph

On Thursday, June 27, Movies on the Common — a free family event open to all ages — returns to downtown Worcester with a screening of Wreck-It Ralph.

The Common opens for seating at 6:30 PM. Bring chairs and blankets. The movie will begin at dusk. The Common is located at 455 Main St. in Worcester behind City Hall. 

Wreck-It Ralph (2012) – PG A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives. Cast: John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch.

 

Rural Cemetery in Worcester to Host Death Cafe in August

On Friday, August 2, Rural Cemetery in Worcester will host the third Death Cafe from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. 

Rural Cemetery is located at 180 Grove St. 

From the organizer Kat Kimball: “Death Cafe is not a grief and bereavement gathering. Death Cafe is a place for people to come together to discuss what awaits us all… death. As talking about death is still fairly a taboo subject, this is a space for people to come together to discuss it openly and freely. Most importantly there will be cake. And coffee. And tea.”

To learn more visit deathcafe.com.

 

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