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, June 17 - the Worcester Public Library summer hours start next week, an off-duty Westborough firefighter saves a life in Boston, Auburn has a new chief of police, the Hanover Repository is holding auditions and join Friday Night Bikes and Classic Cars tonight.
On Tuesday, June 21, the Worcester Public Library’s Burncoat, Goddard, Roosevelt and Tatnuck Magnet branches will have updated hours during the 2022 summer vacation.
See the summer schedules here:
All locations of the Worcester Public Library are open to the public.
Hours for the Main Library, Frances Perkins Branch and Great Brook Valley Branch remain unchanged, and can be found at mywpl.org/locations-hours.
Westborough Firefighter and paramedic and Holy Name alumni Bailey Correia was off-duty with two Foxborough firefighters in Boston when they witnessed a man suffer from cardiac arrest while playing volleyball.
Correia and his two peers initiated CPR and later used an Automated External Defibrillator until EMS arrived and transported the man to a Boston Hospital, where he recovered.
The Auburn Police Department conducting the swearing-in of its new Chief, Todd Lemon.
Lemon's law enforcement career spans 35 years, including 27 years with the Auburn Police Department. Lemon was appointed the Provisional Police Chief in February, after the retirement of Chief Andrew Sluckis Jr.
A new initiative of The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts, The Hanover Theatre Repertory (THT Rep) creates dynamic theatrical events made in and for Worcester with a focus on classics, modern classics, and classics-inspired works. Learn more here.
THT Rep’s Equity Principal Auditions (EPAs) for professional and professional-track actors Shakespeare’s Macbeth, an all-female staged reading of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and a party-performance called The Marvelous Party will be held June 24 and 25, 2022. Sign up here.
On June 27, 2022, auditions will be held for Worc At Play, a no-cost actor training and performance program created by THT Rep’s artistic director, Livy Scanlon. “The goal of Worc At Play is to cultivate local talent, to give folks the tools they need to perform alongside professionals, and to make that training available at no cost.”
The first class of Worc At Play actor trainees studied with Scanlon for several months before appearing in ensemble roles in THT Rep’s production of Julius Caesar, which performed last summer on the Worcester Common. The 2022 class of Worc At Play trainees will undergo an intensive class schedule with Scanlon in July and join the cast of Macbeth.
Worc At Play auditions are open to all residents of greater Worcester age 18+. All skill levels are welcome to audition. Click here for full details, including sign up.
Join Friday Night Bikes and Classic Cars at Vernon Hill American Legion Post 435, at 267 Providence Street from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM.
Friday Night Bikes and Classic Cars is at Post 435 every Friday until September 16.