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In today’s edition - Monday, October 4 - it's Domestic Violence Awareness Month at YWCA, a McDonald's in Worcester is hosting a vaccine clinic today, voting is open for the Redemption Rock Brewing Co. 2022 Taproom Dogs calendar, the city's Division of Youth Opportunities is looking for youth media members, and the Worcester Railers raised more than $33,000 to benefit former Junior Railer Jake Thibeault.
Throughout the month of October, YWCA Central Massachusetts is hosting several in-person and virtual events centered around educating the community, supporting survivors, and honoring those lost to domestic violence.
“In the wake of this pandemic, as we see both the rate and intensity of domestic violence-related incidents increase, we are reaffirmed in how our services are essential in our community,” YWCA Executive Director, Deborah Hall, said. “DVAM allows us to shine a light on this growing issue, take stock in the needs of those we serve, and continue to do the work.”
The schedule of events are as follows:
For an in-depth description of each event, registration information, and to learn more about ways to support YWCA’s Domestic Violence Services, please visit ywcacm.org/dvam.
Anyone area resident that wants to get the COVID-19 vaccine can do so at McDonald's on Shrewsbury Street today -- Monday, Oct. 4 -- from 11 AM to 1 PM.
Everyone that receives the vaccine at the clinic will receive a free crispy chicken sandwich. Residents can choose between the Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
The McDonald's is located at 465 Shrewsbury St.
Online voting for Redemption Rock Brewing Co.'s 2022 Taproom Calendar is now open.
The brewery received 175 submissions. Of those, only 12 are selected for the calendar. Voters must select 12 dogs when voting. To keep things fair, the voting site automatically randomizes the order of the dogs.
Voting is open now through October 30. When the calendars go on sale, a portion of the proceeds go to NEADS World Class Service Dogs.
The city of Worcester's Division of Youth Opportunities is looking for high school students who want to tell their stories and be part of the Youth Media Team.
Applicants must be in high school, be available to work 10 to 12 hours per week and have an interest in digital media and storytelling.
For more details, check out the flyer below: