5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – April 29, 2019

by | Apr 29, 2019 | Headlines, News

WORCESTER – In our latest daily feature, ThisWeekinWorcester.com will explore 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 — April 29, 2019 — DCU Center will Paint the Ice, Craft Brew Road Race this Weekend, the City to Launch Stigma Free App, and Where to Find Worcester Window Art.

Here are the five things you need to know today in Worcester:

DCU Center to Host Paint the Ice Tonight

Paint the Ice takes place at the DCU Center on Monday and will give all those in attendance the opportunity to display their creative abilities. 

All participants will be provided with paint brushes as well as cups of ice paint and encouraged to get on the ice and recreate iconic symbols that speak to the History of Worcester.

Tickets are $10 per person and can be found on Eventbrite as well as www.dcucenter.com.


Traffic Alert: 3rd Annual Worcester Craft Brew Race is Saturday, May 4

The third annual Worcester Craft Brew Race takes place on Saturday and Worcester residents can expect portions of Pleasant St., Park Ave, Highland St and Main St. shutdown for the better part of the morning and early afternoon.

Following the race, a craft beer festival takes place on Worcester Common.

For more info, click here.

Worcester Windows Art on Display Now

The Worcester Windows program presents its spring exhibition, “¡Vive Más!” on display now through June, 2019 at multiple sites in the downtown cultural district. The exhibit celebrates the culture and tenacity of spirit of Latin American peoples.
Visit several participating businesses for the local art displayed in their windows. Each establishment has been paired with local artists from one of Worcester’s many neighborhoods to compliment the history and unique vibe of the specific location. 
Artwork is on display at the following sites:
  • Brew on the Grid, 56 Franklin Street
  • City Hall Basement, 455 Main Street Worcester
  • Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge Street
  • WICN Studios, 50 Portland Street
City of Worcester to Launch Stigma-Free App

The City of Worcester will officially launch the new Stigma Free Worcester App on Tuesday, April 30 at 5:30 PM in the Esther Howland Chamber at City Hall.

Stigma Free Worcester is a mobile smartphone app that provides local resources for substance abuse recovery, mental health support and housing. Users can get information on critical resources in the area such as clinics, hospitals, shelters and access to drug abuse and mental health care. The app is now available for download on both the iOS and Android platforms.


Annual Columbus Park Meat Raffle this Friday

The Columbus Park meat raffle will take place at Funky Murphy’s on Shrewsbury St this Friday at 6 PM. Proceeds go to Columbus Park school in Worcester. Participants have the opportunity to win meat and other great raffle prizes. 

For more info, click here.

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Patrick Sargent is the founder and lead reporter for ThisWeekinWorcester.com. He was born and raised on Grafton Hill and is a graduate of Holy Name high school and Worcester State University. Previous to starting TWIW, he worked as a contributing reporter for the Worcester Sun. Before that, over the course of several years, he had stints with GoLocalWorcester, Worcester Magazine, the Leominster Champion and Fitchburg Pride. He can be contacted at [email protected]