5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester - December 29

 by Tom MarinoDecember 29, 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 - Wednesday, December 29 - there are multiple COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Worcester this week, the annual Worcester Women's Conference seeks speakers for its 2022 event, municipal buildings will be closed Friday in observance of New Year's Day, there's free COVID-19 testing for Worcester Public Schools families, students and staff today and Table Talk Pies is bringing back the pie of the day in 2022.

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in Worcester

There are several locations for vaccination against COVID-19 this week.

  • Wednesday, December 28: Worcester Senior Center, 128 Providence Street, 9 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Thursday, December 29: Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem Street in Worcester, 11 AM to 7 PM
  • Friday, December 30, YMCA Central Community Branch, 766 Main Street in Worcester, 3 PM to 6 PM

There are also the following walk-up clinics:

  • Aids Project Worcester, 165 Southbridge Street: Fridays from 1 PM to 4 PM
  • Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, 19 Tacoma Street: Monday - Friday, 8 AM to 1 PM
  • Family Health Center, 26 Queen Street: Tuesday - Saturday at various times; call (508) 860-7700 for more info.
  • UMMHC Mercantile Center, Front Street: Mondays 11 AM - 4 PM, Tuesdays 10 AM to 3 PM and Thursdays 10 AM to 3 PM

The 13th Annual Worcester Women’s Leadership Conference Speaker Applications

The Workshop Committee of the 13th Annual Worcester Women’s Leadership Conference is accepting applications for experts to speak at its June conference at the DCU Center. The committee seeks speakers and panelists to provide educational sessions or inspirational discussion around the following suggested topics:

  • Women in Politics: Make your voice count
  • DEI: Creating and supporting a welcoming work environment for all
  • Recruit, Retain, and Incubate Top Talent: Navigating a rapidly changing workforce and attracting the employees you need
  • It’s All About Balance: Juggling your priorities while feeling fulfilled
  • Advocating for Yourself & Your Career: How to negotiate like a professional

Presentations are typically one hour with both morning and afternoon time slots. The deadline for proposals is February 1.

For more information, visit the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce website.

City Hall, Municipal Buildings Will be Closed on Friday

In observance of New Year's Day, Worcester's City Hall and other municipal buildings will be closed on Friday, Dec. 31.

Municipal buildings will reopen on Monday, January 3.

Free COVID-19 Testing at Sullivan Middle School

Sullivan Middle School hosts a free COVID-19 testing for Worcester Public Schools families, students, staff on Wednesday, December 29, and Thursday, December 3, from 9 AM to 2 PM.

An appointment is required at Sullivan Middle School. Call (508) 860-7800 for an appointment.

Table Talk Pies Brings Back Pie of the Day, Announces Price Increases

Table Talk Pies announced it is bringing back its featured Pie of the Day starting in January. The Pie of the Day will be 3 for $1 at the Pie Store at  153 Green Street in Worcester.

Table Talk also announced price increases on its four-inch and eight-inch pies. Four-inch pies rise to two for $1, while the eight-inch pies increase to $3.

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