5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester - October 3

 by Tom MarinoOctober 3, 2022
Last Updated October 11, 2022 11:24 PM

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, October 3 - a new shop on Shrewsbury Street is having a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, sign up for the Worcester Building Pathways pre-apprenticeship program, the Human Rights Commission will address Municipal Broadband tonight, Amtrak is having a fall flash sale and Big Brother Big Sister is picking up donations this week in Worcester.

Thyme Herbal Apothecary Ribbon Cutting is Tuesday

Thyme Herbal Apothecary, a botanical healing and wellness shop, is hosting a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, Oct 4 at 4 PM.

The shop is now open at 277 Shrewsbury St. in Worcester.

The Thyme team will be announcing new products and offering a free raffle basket of exclusive items at the ribbon cutting. The shop is open Tuesday from 10 AM to 6 PM.

For more information on Thyme, check out their website and follow them on Facebook. October 3, 2022


Sign Up for Worcester Building Pathways Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Starting Oct. 12, MassHire will be hosting free pre-apprenticeship programs three days a week through Worcester Building Pathways.

Classroom training will take place in Worcester on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Job site training will take place in various locations in the area.

The training is four months and ends on Feb. 15, 2023. Participants must be 18 or older, have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation, physically able to work construction, authorized to work in the U.S. and pass a drug test.

For more information, contact [email protected]

Human Rights Commission to Address Municipal Broadband Tonight

At tonight's Human Rights Commission meeting, a conversation with Paul Matthews of the Worcester Research Bureau will address municipal broadband.

Matthews will present a pair of WRB reports, including "Boosting Broadband: Access, Performance, Improvements and Funding," which was released earlier this year.

The Commission will also discuss the federal Affordable Connectivity Program.

The meeting starts at 6 PM. To participate virtually, click here. (Meeting number: 2311 007 3698 Password: C6GputMFp79)

Two Days Left for Amtrak's Fall Flash Sale

 limited-time sale, offering 25% off the lowest available fares for customers traveling throughout the U.S..

The sale is ending on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

Tickets are available for travel on most routes in Coach and Acela Business Class between Oct. 1 – Dec. 15, 2022.

Train, fare and other restrictions apply. Blackout dates are Nov. 22-23 and Nov. 26-27, 2022. To see full details and book, visit Amtrak.com/flashsale or enter code S25L when booking on the Amtrak app.

Big Brother Big Sister Picking Up Donations in Worcester

The Big Brother Big Sister Foundation has a truck scheduled for pickups in the Worcester area on Friday, Oct. 7.

Founded in 1904, Big Brother Big Sisters is the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brother Big Sister makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 5 through young adulthood in communities across the country.

Foundation pickups accept a range of items, including clothing, certain household items, books and other items. See the full list of acceptable items here.

Schedule a home pickup here.

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