Saturday, October 23 7:30 PM (with a 7:00PM pre-concert talk)
Assumption College Chapel
500 Salisbury Street, Worcester
Free Admission / Sponsored by HUMANARTS
Serenade for Flute, Violin & Viola
Piano Concerto No. 1 Tracy Kraus, flute; Krista Buckland Reisner, Rohan Gregory and Amy Rawstron, violins; Peter Sulski and Mark Berger, violas; David Russell, cello; Ian Watson, piano
With guest artists Sasha Callahan, Christine Vitale, and Piotr Buczek, violins; Ariana Falk, cello; and Tony D’Amico, double bass
You can see their concert schedule for the year here.
Came across this panel discussion to be held at Clark next week — looks interesting for those of us interested in volunteer service.
Service 2.0: The New Era of Service in Massachusetts October 19, 2010
10:00 AM -12:00 PM
Clark University, Tilton Hall
A discussion about how service and volunteerism is evolving to include our veterans, baby boomers, and the unemployed.
Emily Haber, Cheif Executive Officer of Massachusetts Service Alliance
Mary Gunn, Executive Director of Generations Incorporated
Casey Starr, Clark University and AmeriCorps VISTA Alum
Barbara Canyes, Executive Director of Massachusetts Campus Compact
Somewhere around 8.5 miles I was contemplating pulling-out, I was in a fairly large group of runner[s] when this elderly woman in a Lexus had her left turn signal on and seemed to be waiting as the hundreds of runners made our way up Chandler St. Of course until I got up to her. When the group I was running is got literally up to her bumper, the look on her face said “fuck it” and she turned left right into us, sending about a dozen of us scampering and jumping out of the way. She missed my left knee by maybe an inch. If I hadn’t jumped at just the right moment she would have totally taken me out. Crazy bitch. Then I realized, that the police presence was really minimal this whole race. I mean, all up and down Chandler, there were police at every major intersection stopping the cross-traffic, but that’s about it.
Again, as a race director myself, I know that the police detail can cost a major chunk of your budget. The detail Lt. from the asks you how far the race is, how many streets you’re going to need closed, how many runners and how many hours. As this was the second time in the race that I actually felt like I was in danger, it occurred to me that the race organizers did everything they could to protect their bottom line. The lack of road closures, the bare minimum in everything, the several course changes were I’m sure all part of their efforts to make sure they had a race that would cost them the least amount of money to produce. I’m glad I came into this with little to no expectations.
National Grid, in partnership with the City of Worcester is sponsoring 5 large light bulb sculptures being painted by 5 local Worcester Artists, to be installed next week. The Worcester Arts Council is encouraging citizens to find all five (yes, it’s a Scavenger Hunt) and post information on their Facebook page.
The first “Worcester Edition” of the street newspaper Spare Change went on sale today. The paper is sold by people who’ve fallen upon hard times, and most of the cover price goes into the vendor’s pocket. The Worcester Edition has some state and national news, as well as articles about poverty and related issues in Worcester. More at Pie and Coffee.
Friday, October 8 – 7:30pm Annual Gregory Stockmal Readingfeaturing poet Stephen Cramer
Location: Clark University, Goddard Library
Free & Open to the Public Sponsored by Worcester County Poetry Association’sGregory Stockmal Reading Fund
Sunday, October 10 and Monday, October 11 Poet Stanley Kunitz (1905-2006) childhood home (4 Woodford Street, Worcester) is open to the public annually during the Footsteps in History weekend. There will be docent-led tours at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30, to learn more about the US Poet Laureate’s life in Worcester in the early 1900’s, his return 60 years later and his subsequent friendship with the Stockmals who purchased and restored the Kunitz home.
“There are as many responses to that question as there are dogs in this world,” said Allie Simone, Executive Director, WARL. “Whether you want an exercise buddy, a best friend for your child, a partner in agility competitions, a constant companion for an aging parent or simply a fuzzy face to greet you after a hard day at work, an adopted dog can beall of these — and more. Adopt‐A‐Dog Month is the perfect time for people to adopt a shelter dog and experience the joy of finding their own answers.”
If you’re thinking about bringing an adopted dog into your family, here are some things to consider:
Like children, dogs are completely dependent on their owners for all their needs — food, water, medical attention, exercise, shelter and, most important, companionship. But unlike children, dogs will never learn to pour themselves a drink, fix breakfast or clean up after themselves. Opening your home to a dog can be highly rewarding, as long as you understand and accept the daily responsibilities and routines that come with owning a dog.
The qualities and personality you want in a dog are more important than size and appearance. For example, an older shepherd mix might do better than an energetic terrier in an apartment. Very often the pet that has the characteristics you’re looking for will come in an unexpected package.
WARLhas dogs of every type, size, age and personality waiting for loving homes. Visit us this October to find out what a shelter dog can bring to your life during Adopt–A‐Dog Month!
For more information, visit www.worcester-arl.org, WARL’s Facebook page, or call 508.853.0030. WARL is located at 139 Holden Street in Worcester and is open Mon-Sat from 8:30AM to 4:30PM, and Sun from 12 noon to 4PM.