5 Things You Need To Know Today in Worcester - October 30, 2019

 by TWIW StaffOctober 30, 2019
Last Updated February 2, 2021 10:48 AM

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 — Wednesday, Oct. 30 — the Worcester Historical Museum’s Teddy Bear needs a name, a Millbury St. bar is doing a ticket giveaway called "The Golden Hookah", St. V’s and the cops worked together to gather lots of Halloween candy, Abby’s House is planning is big, annual bazaar and a really famous book nerd is coming to a local senior center.

There’s a Contest To Name the Worcester Historical Museum’s New Teddy Bear Mascot 

Let’s make it clever, but keep it kid-friendly. The Worcester Historical Museum has a new mascot. This annual holiday Teddy Bear Tea series is returning and the new Teddy Bear needs a name. He’s not going to really “exist” until he has a proper name, so let’s help out. 

Submit your Teddy name to [email protected] or fill out a Name Our Teddy contest entry form at the museum front desk when you visit. All entries must be submitted by Monday, Nov. 4. The winner will be announced at the Tea on Saturday, Dec. 7, and will receive a special Teddy Bear to call their very own…plus have their photo taken and posted in the January eNewletter.

Hint: “Teddy” or “Ted” likely will not win the contest. 


Electric Haze Running Ticket Giveaway, 'The Golden Hookah'

Millbury St. bar and concert room Electric Haze has started a Facebook ticket giveaway contest called "The Golden Hookah."

The staff at Electric Haze is giving its Facebook followers a chance to win two free passes to any show they want for one whole month.

Here's what you need to do to win:

  1. Like their Facebook page
  2. Tag three friends and share an original post
  3. Tell Electric Haze about your favorite experience there

Winners will be chosen on the last day of each month.

Saint V’s Teams Up With the WPD to Help Local Trick-or-Treaters

Saint Vincent Hospital employees are uniting with the Worcester Police Department to celebrate “Hill-O-Ween,” an annual safe trick-or-treating event in Worcester that takes place in the gymnasium at Worcester Academy.

Employees from across the hospital pitched in and gathered lots of candy that will be passed out to trick-or-treaters on Halloween night at the event. On Tuesday, the Worcester Police Department visited the hospital and collected the candy.


Ken Gloss From the Internationally Known Brattle Book Shop Talks Old and Rare Books

Kenneth Gloss, owner of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing section, gives a free and open talk Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 6:30 pm at the Sturbridge Senior Center, 480 Main Street, Fiskdale. 

Gloss, who is also a frequent guest appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, talks about the value of old and rare books, as well as the history of his historic bookshop, which goes back to circa 1825. He is a second-generation owner. He’ll also talk about and show some of his favorite finds and describe some of the joys of the "hunt," as well as explain what makes a book go up in value. He has many fascinating anecdotes to share as well as guidelines for what to look for when starting a collection. There is also a Q&A session before the conclusion of his talk.


Abby’s House Hosts 6th Annual Holiday Bazaar 

Throughout the year, Abby’s House hosts events that raise funds for women and children who are experiencing homelessness and that bring the entire Worcester community together. The Abby’s House Thrift Shop once again hosts the Holiday Shopping Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Abby’s House Thrift Shop, 52 High St., Worcester. All proceeds raised directly benefit the Abby’s House shelter, housing, and advocacy programs for women, with and without children.

This event hosts a variety of seasonal items to purchase including holiday décor, handmade wreaths, ornaments, vintage items, clothing, accessories, handmade items made by Abby’s House residents, and more. Get a head start on your holiday shopping while supporting women and children in our community.

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