5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – August 8, 2019

 by Patrick SargentAugust 8, 2019
Last Updated February 2, 2021 10:48 AM

Shrewsbury St. Bar Hosting Fundraiser for Axe to Grind Barbershop

In late July, Axe to Grind Barber Shop on Shrewsbury St. was robbed and thousands of dollars worth of equipment and product were stolen from the shop.

Tonight -- Thursday, Aug. 8 -- down the street at the The Pint at 58 Shrewsbury St., the owners of The Pint will be hosting a fundraiser to help the staff at Axe to Grind out and raise some money to purchase the items they lost.

The fundraiser starts at 8 PM and includes a raffle, cocktail specials, and some craft beer specials with the proceeds going to the barbershop.


Worcester Research Bureau's Annual Meeting Will Take Place on Oct. 10

The 34th Annual Meeting of the Worcester Regional Research Bureau will take place on Thursday, Oct. 10 at the DCU Center in downtown Worcester.

The featured speaker at this year's meeting is Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Collins was appointed the 16th Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by President Barack Obama and was sworn in on August 17, 2009.
In this role, Dr. Collins oversees the work of the largest supporter of biomedical research in the world, spanning the spectrum from basic to clinical research. 
Registration for the Research Bureau's meeting begins at 4 PM and the meeting takes place from 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM. A reception will follow. 

EcoTarium Holding Pretend Classroom at Worcester Pop-Up

The EcoTarium and Worcester Pop-Up is teaming up to help kids and parents get ready for the upcoming school year a little early.

The School Readiness Celebration runs from 10 AM to 2 PM today -- Thursday, Aug. 8 -- at the Worcester Pop-Up and is designed for families with children ages 0 to 7.

Explore a “model classroom” filled with fun, hands-on discovery tables that will help children and adults feel excited and ready for school.

The School Readiness Celebration is free and open to the general public and includes an opportunity for children to earn a free ticket or family pass to the EcoTarium.


Four Neighborhood Meetings Taking Place Tonight in Worcester

Four neighborhood meetings are taking place tonight in Worcester [see list below] and the Worcester Police Dept. is encouraging residents to attend these meetings to stay up-to-date on what's happening in their neighborhoods and to share any concerns or questions they may have. 




Lead photo: Axe to Grind Barbershop/Photo: Patrick Sargent for ThisWeekinWorcester.com

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