5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – June 10, 2019

5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – June 10, 2019

Algae Treatment to Begin at Indian Lake on Tuesday

On Tuesday, June 11, the application of aluminum sulfate — or alum –will occur at Worcester’s Indian Lake to control the growth of algae.

Alum removes phosphorus from the water to control toxins produced by the algae.

The City is advising people and pets to stay out of the water and to discontinue boat use.

The water will be safe to swim in on Wednesday, June 12.


“Worcester on the Moon” T-Shirt Painting Contest

ArtReach Studio says “You can’t get to the moon without Worcester.”

And in that spirit — and as part of the city-wide celebration “Worcester on the Moon & Beyond” — ArtReach is hosting a Pour Paint the Moon Galaxy T-shirt Painting Event on July 11 from 6:30 PM to 9 PM.

Participants will help celebrate Worcester’s connection to the historic anniversary of the moon landing with glow-in-the-dark pour painting techniques to create a galaxy moon shirt.

All supplies are included, including the shirts for just $15 per person. Register here.


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Jeremiah’s Inn 25th Annual Food Drive Starts Today

Beginning today, Monday, June 10 until Saturday, June 15, Jeremiah’s Inn will be holding their 25th Annual Summer Food Drive.

The food drive will take place from 9 AM to 6 PM in front of Shaw’s supermarket on Gold Star Blvd.

Jeremiah’s Inn is asking the local community to make non-perishable food donations which will aid people in South Worcester who struggle with hunger. Jeremiah’s Inn is also accepting monetary donations.

For more info, click here.


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City Offering a Free 4-Week Skate Camp

As part of Recreation Worcester, Worcester Community Skate Shop is offering a free four-week skateboarding program for youth ages 7 to 13.

The program will take place from July 16 to August 8 at a location to be announced.

Skateboards, helmets and wrist guards will be provided.

To sign up, click here.


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Worcester Public Library Summer Reading Program Starts Today

Worcester Public Library’s 2019 Summer Reading begins today, Monday, June 10.

This year’s theme is “Universe of Stories.” Free programs are being offered from now until Aug. 18 at the Main Libray and all of the library branches.

Those that participate in the WPL Summer Reading program are eligible for prizes. All ages are invited to sign up for summer reading at http://www.mywpl.org/ or at any library location.

“We hope families will explore the universe through reading this summer,” said Cynthia Bermudez, Youth Services Coordinator. “Librarians will be available at every branch to help kids, and adults, find their ‘just right’ books. With a great space-themed summer planned, we know families will enjoy the engaging activities on our calendar, so be sure to visit any of our locations for free, family fun!”

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