5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – June 25, 2019

5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – June 25, 2019

Hulafrog Lists 21 Places to Get Ice Cream in Worcester

Hulafrog — the local entertainment and activity website for parents — has compiled a master list of ice cream shops in Worcester and in the surrounding areas.

The list — named Hula Hot List: 21 Spots to Chill with a Sweet Treat in Worcester and Beyond — starts with Berry Fusion Frozen Yogurt on Pleasant St. in Worcester and ends with WooBerry Ice Cream on Highland St. 

See the full list of where to find ice cream in Worcester here.


Polar Beverage Tasting Happening at AC Hotel Today

Polar Beverages will at the AC Hotel by Marriot in downtown Worcester this afternoon offering samples of their favorite seltzer flavors.

Stop by to sample a taste of summer or to try their new Arctic Summer Hard Seltzer. The event runs from 5 PM to 7 PM.

Bring your business card for a chance to win a bucket of Polar/AC Swag.


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City of Worcester to Kickoff Dementia Friendly Initiative Today

The City of Worcester will celebrate the kickoff of Dementia Friendly Worcester (DFW) — a new community initiative that brings diverse sectors of the community together to increase awareness and education, to make the city more inclusive and supportive of people living with dementia.

The event takes place from 2 PM to 4 PM at the Worcester Senior Center.

City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr. will make the opening remarks and will be followed by guest speakers — including Alice Bonner, former secretary of Elder Affairs and a special proclamation presented by Mayor Joseph M. Petty. 

Attendees can enjoy vendors, refrehments and pre-register for the Dementia Friends educational session that will immediately follow the Kickoff from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM. 


Worcester Public Library to Launch Book Club on Wednesday

The Worcester Public Library will host a new monthly book group where readers can recommend books, and discuss different genres. The first meeting will be Wednesday, June 26 from 7:15 PM to 8:30 PM. During the first group readers are invited to recommend a memoir or biography of someone famous.

Each month will cover a different genre. At each meeting, a librarian will introduce and mention prominent books of the genre, and then everyone will get a chance to talk about their book, discuss what they liked about it, and why they’d recommend it. Patrons can register at mywpl.org.

Upcoming Genres: Books about outer space [July 24] and bestselling mysteries [August 28].


Star of “Real Housewives of New York” to Perform at Hanover Theatre

Luann de Lesseps, star of TV’s “The Real Housewives of New York City,” brings her cabaret show Countess Luann and Friends to The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts on Friday, October 11 at 8 PM. 

Tickets go on sale to members on Thursday, June 27 and to the general public on Friday, June 28 at 10 AM.

Tickets to Countess Luann and Friends start at $45 with limited VIP meet and greet packages available. 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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    Patrick Sargent is the founder and lead reporter for ThisWeekinWorcester.com. He was born and raised on Grafton Hill and is a graduate of Holy Name high school and Worcester State University. Over the past two years, he worked as a contributing reporter for the Worcester Sun. Previous to that, over the course of several years, he had stints with GoLocalWorcester, Worcester Magazine, the Leominster Champion and Fitchburg Pride. He is the owner of Sargent Media, LLC and can be contacted at [email protected] or 774-232-1223.