5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester - September 28

 by Tom MarinoSeptember 28, 2022
Last Updated September 28, 2022 6:41 AM

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, September 28 - two community health institutions celebrate 50 years in Worcester on Thursday, Worcester Public Schools announces free flu clinics for students, Friday is the deadline for Worcester community organizations to apply for ARPA funds, attend the kickoff of the "Yes for a Better Worcester" campaign today, and the Worcester Red Sox are hosting a beer garden ahead of the Holy Cross football game on Oct. 8 at Polar Park. .

Celebrating 50 Years of Community Health in Worcester

Kennedy Community Health and Family Health Center of Worcester will celebrate their respective 50th anniversaries, a collective 100 years of providing access to equitable health care in Central Massachusetts and MetroWest, with a joint community celebration at Union Station on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022.

The event will highlight the dedication of the doctors, nurses, community health workers, and staff who work tirelessly to provide quality care to all who walk through the doors of both community health centers.

Members of the community are encouraged to attend.

Worcester Public Schools Free Flu Clinics

Worcester Public Schools are offering free flu vaccines at no cost for students. Proof of insurance is requested. All clinics are walk-up without an appointment needed.

Here is a list of the upcoming clinics:

Tuesday, Oct. 23
3 PM to 7 PM

  • Claremont Academy, 15 Claremont Street
  • Worcester East Middle School, 420 Grafton Street

Thursday, Oct.  27
3 PM to 7 PM

  • Burncoat High School, 179 Burncoat Street
  • Elm Park Community School, 23 N. Ashland Street

Learn more here.

ARPA Community Programs Application Deadline Sept. 30

The City of Worcester is encouraging non profit organizations in the city to apply for grant funding to support programs that respond to the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 30.

Get more information about applying here.

Yes for a Better Worcester Campaign Kickoff

The Yes for a Better Worcester group launches its campaign for Worcester voters to vote yes for the Community Preservation Act in November.

The kick-off event is Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 4 PM to 6 PM at 44 Portland Street. From 4PM to 5 PM, attendees can browse ArtsWorcester on the first floor.

At 5:15 PM, on the seventh floor of the Davis Publications building, there will be a presentation about the campaign, materials distribution and refreshments.

Polar Park to Host Beer Garden before EBW Classic

The Worcester Red Sox will host a Fall Beer Garden on the 8th Hill at Polar Park from 1 PM to 3 PM before the second annual EBW Classic.

The football game between the undefeated Holy Cross Crusaders and Bucknell Bison will kick off at 4 PM Saturday, Oct. 8.

Admission to the Fall Beer Garden is included in the purchase of an EBW Classic ticket. Tickets are available here.

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