5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester - May 13

 by Tom MarinoMay 13, 2022

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, May 13 - join in on the Worcester Public Library mini golf fundraiser, Worcester residents can get a rain barrel at a discount, the Burncoat Dance Department presents "An Evening in Wonderland," Fallon Health and the Worcester Red Sox are teaming up for the ‘Strike Out Hunger’ campaign, and apply for ChamberFest summer music camp.

Worcester Public Library Mini Golf Fundraiser

The Worcester Public Library Foundation will host its inaugural Tee Off for WPL! fundraising event at the WPL Main Branch at 3 Salem Sq.

The weekend will offer an adults (21+) only Mini Golf After Dark event on Friday, May 20 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM and a Family Fun Day Mini Golf on Saturday, May 21 from 10 AM to 2 PM.

In addition to mini golf, Friday’s Mini Golf After Dark will offer a diverse selection of food from the Worcester Regional Food Hub, adult beverages from Redemption Rock and Decanted Wine Trucks, and live music by Matt&Marty Acoustic Mayhem. Saturday’s Family Fun Day will offer mini golf, yard games, food trucks and fun for all ages.

Tickets for Friday’s Mini Golf After Dark are $50 per person and include mini golf, food by Worcester Regional Food Hub, and one complimentary beer or wine drink ticket to Redemption Rock Brewery or Decanted Wine Trucks. Tickets for Saturday’s Family Fun Day are $5 per golfer, children 5 and under are free. Registration information is available online at  wplfoundation.org or by contacting [email protected] or (508) 799-1656.

Get a Rain Barrel at a Discount

The City of Worcester is partnering with he Great American Rain Barrel Company to provide rain barrels at its annual discounted price at our annual bulk order pick-up event

Orders are accepted here through June 14.

Burncoat Dance Department Presents "An Evening in Wonderland"

On May 19, at 7 PM, the Burncoat Dance Department presents "An Evening in Wonderland."

Tickets are on-sale now and available here.

WooSox and Fallon Health Announce "Strike Out Hunger" Campaign

Fallon Health and the Worcester Red Sox are teaming up through two newly announced initiatives to the ‘Strike Out Hunger’ campaign.

‘Strike Out Hunger,’ is sponsored by Fallon and raised $50,000 for the Worcester County Food Bank during the WooSox inaugural season in 2021. In 2022, Fallon will again donate $50 dollars for every home game strikeout thrown by the WooSox with a guaranteed season commitment of $50,000. At the end of year two, Fallon’s total contribution will have reached  at least $100,000.

New for 2022, Fallon is also announcing two new initiatives that will engage WooSox fans in combating food insecurity:

  • Food drives: Held on Fallon Family Funday Sundays, fans can donate non-perishable food items in the specially marked Fallon Health bins located at Fallon Health Square.
  • ‘K cards’: Handed out at the Fallon table in Fallon Health Square at Gate A—the premier entrance to Polar Park— fans are encouraged to hold up the educational cards during the game to celebrate Woo Sox strikeouts.

The Worcester Chamber Music Society Chamberfest Music Camp

The Worcester Chamber Music Society is offering its Chamberfest summer music camp for winds, strings, and piano, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Worcester.

ChamberFest is an intensive chamber music experience that offers ensemble coaching, a composition track, private lessons, daily practice help, and wide-ranging musical workshops. Extracurricular activities like soccer and ultimate frisbee, as well as practice time/quiet time, also make up part of the day. ChamberFest is open to strings, woodwinds, and piano, ages 12-
adult, who play at an intermediate-advanced level.

New this year is a composition track, in which participants will spend part of each day exploring compositional techniques with award-winning composer Mark Berger. The week will conclude with readings of student compositions by ChamberFest faculty.

For more information or to apply, visit the Worcester Chamber Music Society website.

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