5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester - August 30

 by TWIW StaffAugust 30, 2021

In today’s daily 5 Things You Need to Know feature, ThisWeekinWorcester.com explores five important items and stories that Worcester and Central Massachusetts residents should keep a close eye on.

These five things can cover a whole range of subjects and issues that we feel are pertinent to understanding what’s going on in the city and the cities and towns surrounding Worcester.

In today’s edition - Monday, August 30 - the Friendly House after school program starts next week, Worcester Emergency Communications is hiring, Volturno is hosting Pasta for a Cure this week, Downtown Worcester BID is having a community meeting next month and a television show based in Worcester is renewed for a second season.

Friendly House After School Program Starts Next Week

The Friendly House's after school program for K to 6 students starts Tuesday, Sept. 7.

The program runs Monday to Friday from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM and offers homework help, arts and crafts, recreation and more.

The cost of the program is $200 per month. Snack and dinner are provided each day.

To register, click here.

Worcester Emergency Communications is Hiring

Worcester Emergency Communications is hiring a full-time regional dispatcher.

The application deadline is Friday, Sept. 24.

To apply, click here.


Volturno Hosting 'Pasta for a Cure' Event for UMass Cancer Walk

To help raise money for the UMass Cancer Walk, Volturno Pizza on Shrewsbury Street is hosting an event, "Pasta for a Cure," this week. Fifty percent of all proceeds from the event will go to the UMass Cancer Walk.

The virtual event is being held Thursday, Sept. 2 from 6 PM to 7:30 PM. Tickets are $60.

Tickets are $60 each and include:

  • A pasta kit --  a ball of pasta dough, handmade tagliatelle pasta, with housemade ragu, and a bottle of wine (each kit has four servings)
  • A virtual lesson with Volturno's owner, Greg Califano, who will instruct you while making tagliatelle, a classic pasta shape from North and Central Italy.
  • You will also learn how to cook, sauce, and plate the pasta the way the staff at Volturno does it.

To purchase a ticket, click here. You will have to pick up the pasta class kit on Tuesday, Aug 31 or Wednesday, Sept. 1.


Downtown Worcester BID Hosting Community Meeting

The Downtown Worcester Business Improvement District (BID) is hosting their next community meeting on Friday, Sept. 9 at 9 AM on the 19th floor of Mercantile Center.

The meeting will present updates on the Rapid Recovery Plans for downtown Worcester and a planning facilitator from global design firm Stantec will discuss project ideas generated from BID surveys, interviews and their May community meeting.

To RSVP, click here.


AMC Green Lights Second Season of 'Kevin Can F**k Himself'

AMC has renewed its series "Kevin Can F**k Himself" for a second season, according to Deadline.

Though it wasn't filmed here, the sitcom is based in Worcester and was the network's top show this summer and the network's biggest new series launch in its history.

The second season will be eight episodes and is expected in 2022. The entire first season is now available on AMC.com and on AMC on-demand.

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