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

 by Tom MarinoAugust 5, 2022
Last Updated August 5, 2022 7:33 AM

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 - Friday, August 5 - the Pan-Mass challenge brings bike riders across Worcester County this weekend, MassHire will host a CORI friendly job fair next week, presale for Disney on Ice is open, make an appointment with Worcester Public Schools for screening for new kindergarten students and enter to win a $30 gift certificate from Buck's Whiskey & Burger Bar.

Pan-Mass Challenge Brings Bikers Across Worcester County this Weekend

The Pan-Mass Challenge will send bike riders across Worcester County on Route 20 on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend. Both Uxbridge and Sturbridge police have issued traffic advisories.

To see the full map of the route, visit the Pan-Mass Challenge website.

CORI Friendly Job Fair

MassHire holds a CORI Friendly Job Fair on Aug. 11. Several employers and resource providers are expected to attend.

The job fair is at MassHire, located at 340 Main Street, Suite 400, in Worcester, from 11 AM to 2 PM.

Presale for Disney on Ice at the DCU Center

Disney’s "Frozen" and "Encanto" come to the DCU Center starting Oct. 27 for seven shows. The shows are:

  • Thursday, Oct. 27: 7 PM
  • Friday, Oct. 28: 7 PM
  • Saturday, Oct. 29: 11 AM, 3 PM, and 7 PM
  • Sunday, Oct. 30: 11 AM and 3 PM

Tickets go on-sale on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 10 AM.

Pre-sale is now open. Use code DVLP22. Get tickets here.

Worcester Public School Kindergarten Screening

Worcester Public Schools will be screening kindergarten children by appointment from Monday, Aug. 29 through Wednesday, Aug. 31.

Massachusetts State Law requires children entering Kindergarten participate in an individual screening process.

Schedule screening by contacting the child's school. For more information visit the Worcester Public School District website.

Enter to Win a $30 Gift Card at Buck's Whiskey & Burger Bar

Buck's Whiskey & Burger Bar is holding a drawing for a $30 gift card. To enter to win, head over to Buck's at 62 Green Street for lunch or dinner anytime before the drawing this weekend.

The winner will be announced on Sunday at 5 PM.

Buck's is open from 4 PM to 10 PM on Saturday and 12 PM to 5 PM on Sunday.

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