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, November 3 - Centro is hosting a vaccination clinic on Sunday, the Auburn Fire Department names its new training Center after a former Chief, a free self-defense course for women from the Westborough Police Department, a storage unit auction for charity and Santa returns to the Auburn Mall.
Centro, at 11 Sycamore Street in Worcester, host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday, November 6 from 10 AM to 2 PM. All three brands of vaccine, Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available. Individuals seeking their first dose, second dose, and boosters are welcome.
All who get vaccinated get a $25 grocery gift card. Other raffles include two $500 cash prizes for individuals over the age of 18, 1 Apple Watch and one Nintendo Switch for individuals between 12 and 18 years of age.
The Auburn Fire Department dedicates its new training center, the Chief Roger Belhumeur Regional Training Facility, at 7 West Street on Saturday, November 6, at 11 AM.
Belhumeur, born in Woonsocket, RI, became an Auburn Firefighter in 1966 and became the town’s first full-time firefighter. His promotion to fire inspector came in 1978, Lieutenant in 1982, and Auburn’s first full-time Fire Chief in 1987. He retired in 2002. Belhumeur also served in the Air Force from 1969 to 1979.
Belhumeur died in 2016 after battling cancer for 16 years.
The Westborough Police Department hosts self-defense education for women age 13 and over at the Forbes Building at 45 W. Main St. in the Great Hall.
The RAD Program is a 12-hour course broken into four classes which take place from 5 PM to 8 PM, on Monday, November 29, Thursday, December 2, Monday, December 6, and Thursday December 9.
The course is free, but Westborough Police ask that all registrants attend all four classes. Registration is required and the total number of registrants is limited.
Anyone interested in attending should email Officer Laura Rossi at [email protected]
Value Store It – Self Storage, at 3 Clinton Street in Worcester, and Charity Storage, an Arizona-based organization that raises money for charity, team up for a unique fundraiser with online auctions for storage unit contents.
In the fundraiser, organizers stage donated items in storage units for auction on StorageTreasures.com, with proceeds donated to charitable organizations including the Ron Burton Training Village; Kure It Cancer Research; and the Self-Storage Association Foundation (SSAF) Scholarship Program.
During the month of November thorough December 10, donations of gently used or new items are accepted at the 3 Clinton Street location of Value Store It – Self Storage between 9 AM and 6 PM from Monday through Saturday, and 10 AM to 2 PM on Sunday.
Simon, the company that operates the Auburn Mall at 385 Southbridge Street, announced on Tuesday, November 2, that Santa will visit the Mall families as part of the Simon Santa Photo Experience.
Santa arrives on November 26 and is available until Christmas Eve. The Santa Photo Experience will be open daily. Set hours are available on the Auburn Mall website.