5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – May 7, 2019

5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – May 7, 2019

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 — May 7, 2019 — Worcester-born best selling author and cartoonist Jarrett J. Krosoczka will be in Worcester for a book signing and to recognize some Worcester heroes, street sweeping takes place on Vernon Hill and Quinsigamond Village, a Baseball and BBQ Tour Coming to the Canal District, Foreigner ready to rock the house at Hanover Theatre this week and the new bar on Shrewsbury St. will hold a Tarot Card reading night. 

Worcester-born Author and Cartoonist to Recognize Worcester Heroes

Greater Worcester Community Foundation’s Together for Kids Coalition is hosting a “Heroes for Kiddos” event with Worcester-born New York Times best-selling author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka.

The event is today at 3 PM.  Krosoczka will be signing books and recognizing Worcester Heroes over some Coney Island hot dogs, Polar soda and Table Talk pies.

Krosoczka is best known for his wildly popular Lunch Lady graphic novels, and the Platypus Police Squad. His most recent book, Hey, Kiddo (Oct 2018), is a graphic memoir about growing up in a family grappling with addiction, and finding the art that helps you survive.

The event is free and open to the public. The event will take place at the Worcester Area Mission Society on 6 Institute Road in Worcester.

For more information, click here: Heroes for Kiddos with Jarrett Krosoczka.


Street Sweeping Begins on Vernon Hill and around Quinsig Village

A Baseball and BBQ Tour Coming to Canal District

Worcester Canal Food Tours is hosting a Baseball and BBQ Food Tour on Wednesday, June 19 from 6 PM to 9 PM. The tour will make five food stops with Worcester baseball history highlights and updates on the Worcester Red Sox.

Only 50 spots are available for this tour — book now here


Foreigner to Rock the House at Hanover Theatre on Thursday

Foreigner, the band behind “I Want To Know What Love Is,” “Cold As Ice,” “Juke Box Hero” and many more of rock’s most enduring anthems, will play at The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts on Thursday, May 9 at 8 PM.

Tickets 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. 


New Shrewsbury St. Bar Hoping Success is in the Cards

If someone ever complains to you about wanting to “do something different,” point them in this direction. 

On Tuesday, May 14 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM, The Medusa’s Saloon on Shrewsbury St. is hosting tarot readings. The cost is $15 for an individual 15 minute Tarot reading by Mystic Katrina Smaltz. 

For more information on The Medusa’s Saloon, click here. For more event 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. Over the past two years, he worked as a contributing reporter for the Worcester Sun. Previous to that, over the course of several years, he had stints with GoLocalWorcester, Worcester Magazine, the Leominster Champion and Fitchburg Pride. He is the owner of Sargent Media, LLC and can be contacted at [email protected] or 774-232-1223.