5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – May 13, 2019

by | May 13, 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 — May 13, 2019 — the Alzheimer’s Association is hosting a young professionals event at Greater Good Imperial Brewing Co.,  the American Antiquarian Society is holding a tour and networking event next week, the Worcester Public library is saying goodbye to its mascot, the Burncoat Dance Dept. tells the story of Aladdin at the Hanover Theatre and street sweeping begins in Main South.

Alzheimer’s Association to Host Young Professionals Event at Greater Good

The Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter is hosting a young professionals networking event — Worcester County Young Professionalz —  for professionals between the ages of 21 and 40 to join together and raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia.

The event will take place at Greater Good Imperial Brewing Co. at 55 Millbrook St. on Wednesday, May 29 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. 


American Antiquarian Society to Host Tour, Networking Event

Earlier this month, the American Antiquarian Society [AAS] opened a new learning lab and conservation studio. On Wednesday, May 22, the AAS will host a tour of the museum — including its newest 7,000 sq ft space. 

The event will start at 5:30 PM and will be followed with a light meal at 6 PM and a presentation at 6:15 PM with the tour and Q&A to follow. 

Street Sweeping to Start in Main South on Monday


Worcester Public Library Says Goodbye to Cecily the Giraffe

he Worcester Public Library will host a goodbye party for Cecily G., the Children’s Room mascot, on Monday, May 13 at 11 a.m. The party will celebrate her life with crafts, stories, music, and more, and is recommended for families with children ages 6 and under. Cecily’s retirement from the Main Library comes as it prepares for a renovation project, to include a new third floor children’s room.

Cecily G. is named after the title character in the H.A. Rey book Cecily. G and the 9 Monkeys. The 10-foot German-produced Steiff stuffed giraffe, originally acquired from Filene’s, was a part of a children’s display in the Worcester Center Galleria location.


Burncoat Dance Team to Present the Story of Aladdin

The Burncoat Dance Team will perform 1001 Arabian Nights: the Story of Aladdin on Tuesday, May 14 at 7 PM at the Hanover Theatre & Conservatory for the Performing Arts.

Full price tickets are $12 and $20. VIP tickets available for $26, which include VIP pre-show reception. Please call the box office at 877.571.SHOW (7469) for more information.

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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]