5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – Nov. 20, 2020

 by Tom MarinoNovember 20, 2020

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 – Friday, November 20 - a tool tent sale with steep discounts is being held next month to benefit the March of Dimes, ArtsWorcester will host an exhibit of work by Worcester Public Schools Visual Arts Faculty, QCC distributed holiday meals to 40 students in need, a virtual holiday presentation by GBH will support the Hanover Theatre and the City of Worcester is accepting applications from snow plowing contractors for this winter season.

Tool Tent Sale to Benefit March of Dimes

Stanley Tools donated over 50 pallets of tools to the March of Dimes for sale for 50% to 80% off retail price.

The tent sale takes place from 10 AM to 3 PM on Saturday, December 12 and Sunday, December 13 on the side of the building at J.E. Cunningham & Associates at 218 Shrewsbury St in Worcester.

All proceeds benefit the March of Dimes. For more information, click here.


Exhibition by Worcester Public Schools Faculty at ArtsWorcester

State of Being: Works by Worcester Public Schools Visual Arts Faculty is being presented in the West Gallery of ArtsWorcester starting on December 3.

The group exhibition that showcases a collection of works across several styles and media created by artists on the Visual Art Faculty of the Worcester Public Schools.

The exhibition features 21 artists from across the school district.

Worcester Public School Visual Arts [WPSVA] faculty members have exhibited together over ten times. State of Being marks the first time the group exhibit will be produced at ArtsWorcester.

Gallery visitors are required to reserve a 45-minute time slot in advance before entering. To make a reservation, click here.


QCC Food Pantry Provides Holiday Meals to Students in Need

Quinsigamond Community College’s Food Pantry and Resource Center provided turkeys with all the fixings for 40 students in need this holiday season.

Students in need who did not get a turkey were given $40 gift cards to Market Basket.

QCC President Dr. Luis Pedraja took part in distributing the food and said he was humbled by the students’ need, as well as their gratitude.

“Within the first 35 minutes of opening we distributed all 40 turkeys and a total of 49 students were served in one hour. The students were so thankful for the assistance and said it would make such a difference for them and their families,” Dr. Pedraja said.


A Virtual Christmas Celtic Sojourn to benefit Hanover Theatre

GBH, the National Public Radio [NPR] affiliate in Boston, presents A Virtual Christmas Celtic Sojourn on Wednesday, December 16 at 6:30 PM.

The online experience, built especially for the holiday season, will be presented live by Brian O’Donovan.

For 17 years, GBH and Brian O’Donovan have presented A Christmas Celtic Sojourn, a gathering to celebrate on stage during this darkest time of the year. Each December it draws on Celtic, pagan and Christian traditions to celebrate the season.

Tickets start at $52.50 and help support The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts.

To purchase tickets, click here.


Worcester Accepting Plowing Applications

The City of Worcester Department of Public Works and Parks is accepting applications from snow plowing contractors for this upcoming winter.

There are several equipment and other requirements. The application and instructions can be found on the City of Worcester website.


Lead image courtesy: City of Worcester

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