5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester - May 24

 by TWIW StaffMay 24, 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, May 24 - Art Reach is hosting a "All Out, All Art" variety show this weekend, WooSox tickets for June homestands go on sale today, a city-wide COVID-19 vaccination campaign will be presented at Monday's Board of Health meeting, there are two days of free COVID-19 testing this week and there's a Hazardous Waste Day scheduled for  next weekend.


Art Reach Hosting "All Out, All Art" at JMAC 

More than 1,000 pieces of art will be on display at Art Reach's free variety show "All Out, All Art" this weekend at the Jean McDonough Arts Center [JMAC].

The artwork on display is created by Worcester students enrolled in Art Reach programming.

The event is free and will take place Saturday, June 5 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets/reservations are available here.


Worcester Red Sox Tickets on Sale to Public Today

Single game sales for the Worcester Red Sox' two homestands  in June go on sale Monday morning at 10 a.m. at woosox.com and at the Polar Park Ticket Office.

With capacity restrictions being lifted on May 29 in Massachusetts, several thousand more tickets per game will now be available for the June homestands.

The WooSox will host two six-game homestands in June starting June 1 to June 6 against the Rochester Red Wings and returning to Polar Park on June 15 to face Lehigh Valley.


City-wide COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign to be Presented Tonight at BOH Meeting

On Monday at 6:30PM, the City of Worcester, The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts, and Meyers Primary Care Partners will announce the launch of a city-wide COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign .

The campaign -- "Get Vaccinated Worcester" -- will include 37 community partners.

The campaign aims to compliment and coordinate with the state and local vaccination distribution plans and aims to target communities of color and to reach those living or working in Worcester and  surrounding towns including Grafton, Holden, Leicester, Millbury, Shrewsbury, and West Boylston, which  participate in the Central Massachusetts Regional Health Alliance.  

To watch tonight's announcement, click here: https://cow.webex.com/cow/j.php?MTID=m22385169f56fd005cfaa91224f7767f3

Free COVID-19 Testing this Week in Worcester

The UMass Memorial Health COVID-19 Equity Task Force and the City of Worcester are offering free, walk-up COVID-19 testing this week.

The testing will take place indoors at Mercantile Center at 201 Commercial St. on the following days and times:

  • Monday, May 24, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 27 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

No appointments are necessary.


Household Hazardous Waste Day is Saturday, June 5

The next Household Hazardous Waste Day is scheduled for June 5.
You can schedule your appointment by calling DPW&P Customer Service at 508-929-1300 or online here.
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