5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – May 31, 2019

 by Patrick SargentMay 31, 2019


City to Celebrate "Charlie Epstein Day" on Sunday


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Miss Massachusetts Pageant Returning to Worcester's Hanover Theatre

The Miss Massachusetts Preliminary Competition and Miss Massachusetts Pageant return to The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts on Friday, June 28 at 7 pm and Saturday, June 29 at 7 pm.

The event is the preliminary competition for the Miss America Organization, the largest scholarship foundation in the world for women. The top Miss Massachusetts competitors participate in talent, evening wear and onstage interview events. The events culminate with 2018 Miss Massachusetts, Gabriela Taveras, crowning the new Miss Massachusetts.

Tickets to the Miss Massachusetts 2019 Preliminary Competition are $35 and tickets to theMiss Massachusetts Pageant 2019 are $50. Reservations are available online at TheHanoverTheatre.org, by phone at 877.571.SHOW (7469) or at The Hanover Theatre box office located at 2 Southbridge Street in downtown Worcester.


Union Hill Elementary Students Celebrate End of School Year

Union Hill Elementary school student joined more than 575 elementary school students from across Massachusetts on Wednesday at the New England Aquarium for their achievements and perseverance with ST Math, a conceptual mathematics program based on the neuroscience of learning.

Mass STEM Hub, a program of the One8 Foundation, organized this event in collaboration with MIND Research Institute and the New England Aquarium. 

Students’ engagement with ST Math was most apparent when they met JiJi the penguin. Students were ecstatic to meet JiJi in person and to see the penguin exhibit at the New England Aquarium.

“We do our ‘JiJi time’ at the end of the day. That’s one of the hardest time of the day to for kids to stay focused [but] we have kids working up to the bell, they don’t want to go home,” said Heath Squires, 6th grade teacher from Union Hill School in Worcester. “[There is] such genuine enjoyment and buy in from the kids.”


Worcester Chamber Music Society Announces Two Summer Concerts 

Worcester Chamber Music Society (WCMS) perform pairs familiar composers with acclaimed rising stars for its two Summer Concerts on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at 8:00 pm, and Thursday, July 11, at 8:00 pm at Razzo Hall | Traina Center for the Arts, Clark University.

The first concert, Vienna to New York, is a cello tour-de-force with Popper’s Requiem for Three Cellos, and Judith Weir’s Unlocked for solo cello. The Brahms Piano Quartet will round out program No. 1.  Program 2, Love and Sadness, pairs the joyfulness of Mozart’s Piano Trio in C Major with the melancholy of Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E-flat. The group will be joined by guest pianist Yelena Beriyeva.


Harry Potter Young Wizards Party at Bull Mansion

The Bull Mansion will transform into the Three Broomsticks for an afternoon of magic, crafts, storytelling, and snacks on Saturday from 12 PM to 2 PM.

Here are the activities that will pack the two hours:

- Magic Show by Professor Charette
- Storytime with Dobby!
- Make your own Wand!
- Kid Approved Lunch Buffet (Mac And Cheese, Chicken Nuggets and fries, Cheese Pizza, Fresh Cut Fruit)
and of course, butterbeer! (non-alcoholic)

The event is for all ages and tickets are on sale here.

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