TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 5:00 PM
Pickleball (Adult Program)
Leominster Recreation – It is a funny name but it is the fastest growing sport in the United States mainly because the Baby Boomers love it! It is played on a court one quarter the size of a tennis court, the paddle is similar to a ping pong paddle and the ball is a whiffle ball. All of this makes for a quick challenging game that can be played by all ages. Check out USAPA.ORG and see what all the fun is about. Come join us for some pick-up games for fun! Skills and drills sessions will be offered. Come learn the strokes and strategy of the game from experienced players. For more information call Carol Gaudette (321) 220-1833. DATES: April 1 – November 1 DAYS: Monday and Wednesday Evenings 5:00 pm Tuesday and Friday mornings 9:00 am SITE: Doyle Tennis Courts AGES: Adults COST: No Charge INSTRUCTOR: Carol Gaudette Paddles are available to try this fun game!
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 6:00 PM
The Alchemystics Free Concert in The Canal District
Crompton Collective – Free SHOW! The Alchemystics blend reggae, politically infused hip-hop, gritty soul, hard-driving rock, and pulsing Jamaican, Cuban and Trinidadian rhythms into a distinctive, original sound. The result is modern-day roots music with global appeal – an alchemy of ancient musical traditions; intricate, intelligent wordplay; deep, driving rhythms; irresistible hooks; and old-school vocal harmonies.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 6:00 PM
Website & Media Marketing Workshop
Central Mass Grown – Your farm website and social media is a powerful tool that should be utilized and invested in to communicate with your customer base. Between Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, MailChimp, Wordpress, and others it may seem daunting or like a demanding chore. When done effectively, it can be impactful and spread the word of your business far and wide. Rick LeBlanc of MDAR will discuss basic level management and tools to increase consumer awareness of your farm business. Laura is a self taught Facebook user who utilizes the social media platform to draw consumer attention to each aspect of her farm business. She will discuss how much time she chooses to allocate to updating social media and what types of outreach yield the best response. Attendance will be $10 for Central Mass Grown members, $15 for non-members, snacks and refreshments will be served. RSVP to Mackenzie at Mackenzie@centralmassgrown.org or by phone at 508-523-3463
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 6:30 PM
Wednesday Evening Hybrid Ride
Landry's Bicycles Worcester – Ride starts at 6:30pm from the Worcester store, through September, 8:00pm return. Arrive 15 minutes early. Weekly, casual-paced, group rides suitable for flat-bar hybrid or mountain bikes. This casual group ride is all about FUN! We ride together for 9 miles at a casual pace so everyone can enjoy. The ride loops around Lake Quinsigamond with 3 evenly positioned rest stops to catch your breath and chat. Spandex is not required! Bring your helmet, water, and snacks. Meet at Landry's Worcester store. Please pre-register, covers every ride we host for the 2017 season: http://www.landrys.com/about/registration-form-landrys-cycling-club-pg406.htm
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jul 26 @ 7:00 PM
Summer Scene Public performance: Seussical Jr.
Leominster Recreation – The kids in this year's Summer Scene Youth Theatre program have been working hard to bring you a public performance of Seussical Jr! Date: July 26th and July 27th Curtain Call: 7 p.m. Place: Fallbrook School Tickets: $5.00
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 8:30 AM
Deadline to Register: Youth Tennis Instruction - Session II
Leominster Recreation – Tennis Pros Colleen Carlson and Mark Mogé of Fusion Tennis Academy will be running tennis programs for the recreation department this summer. These youth programs are designed to teach tennis basics from correct grips and strokes along with practice techniques to give a solid foundation in which build upon. All equipment will be provided by Fusion Tennis Academy but children need to wear sneakers and bring their own water bottle. Children are welcome to bring their own racquet if they have one. TENNIS CLASS FOR AGES 7-12 SESSION I: July 17 – 20 TIME: 9:30am – 11:00am SESSION II: July 31 – August 3 SESSION III: August 14 – August 17 SESSION IV: August 21 – 24 DAYS: Monday through Thursday (Friday will be rain make-ups) COST: $60.00 per child SITE: Doyle Field Tennis Courts
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 8:30 AM
Deadline to Register: Scrapbooking Club (Enrichment Program)
Leominster Recreation – Put your pictures to good use and dive into the world of scrapbooking. Create fun cut outs and design and make your own scrapbook! DAYS: Monday – Friday DATES: July 31 – Aug 4, 2017 TIMES: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. COST: $55.00 per person SUPPLY FEE: $10.00 AGES: 12 to 15 year olds SITE: Fallbrook School classroom INSTRUCTOR: Erica Macedo and Lisa Rivera
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 8:30 AM
Deadline to Register: Playground Program - Week V
Leominster Recreation – Our Playground Program continues to be a popular program. Children grades 1 - 6 are able to attend. All participants will take part in a variety of activities such as arts & crafts, drama, singing, athletics, reading, and some educational programs, but be grouped by ages allowing activities to be better designed and age appropriate. Children will rotate through various activities throughout the day. We will also continue to bring new and exciting programs to the children who attend this program. Activities are subject to change without notice. A variety of entertainers will be brought in each week. We look forward to a fun-filled summer!! Limited to 120 participants! NEW!!! We will be dividing participants by grade level this year. Grades 1 and 2, Grades 3 and 4, Grade 5 and 6. This will allow us to do age appropriate activities. Grades 5 and 6 ONLY - have the choice whether to go to Intermediate/Teen instead. Please choose carefully as mid-week program swaps will not be allowed! DATES: July 31 - August 4 GRADES GOING INTO: 1 - 6 TIME: 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. SITE: Fallbrook School COST: *$40.00 per participant for this short week. Additional fee for trips will be included on the registration form and can be paid online. *There is no daily fee; only weekly. Extended day is offered to any child in the Preschool, Playground, Intermediate or Sportsmania Programs. Extended day will be offered in the morning from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and afternoon from 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Extended day will be held at the program site where it is hosted. Registration and payment is required and must be done 24 hours in advance. We must meet staff to camper ratio. PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT DO CREDITS!!!! COST: $5 per child/ per day/per extended day morning or extended day afternoon in addition to weekly fees. ($10 per day for both morning and afternoon) All registrations are due no later than Thursday at noon for the following week as long as spots are available. No exceptions!!! First Come First Served as space is limited. Register Early!
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 8:30 AM
Deadline to Register: Rocket Science (Youth Program)
Leominster Recreation – New! Rocket Science ‘17 features the all new Viking research rocket. This customizable model rocket has 48 different fin configurations and as the aerospace engineer, you choose the design as we journey to the moon. Keep aCaptain’s Log as you investigate what’s inside the rocky planets and gas giants. Map distant constellations, create glittering moon rocks, and make galaxy slime as part of your out-of-this-world lunar journey. Blast off with a solid fuel high flying launch at the end of the week (weather permitting). GRADES ENTERING: 1-5, full-day only DAYS: Monday –Friday DATES: July 31 – Aug 4, 2017 TIMES: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. COST: $275.00 SITE: Fallbrook School classroom INSTRUCTOR: Wicked Cool for Kids
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 11:00 AM
Out to Lunch-Sustainability Day
Worcester Cultural Coalition – Whitney Doucet and Moonshine Band perform their country-rock hits and show why they're on the top 40 list of country and pop music in Central Mass! The Ranch will keep the dancing going as our intermission act. Look out for activities hosted by these local organizations: The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts WCCA TV 194 "The People's Channel" AARP MA 90.5 WICN MassHousing Worcester Regional Transit Authority CENTRO City of Worcester Worcester State University Worcester Division of Public Health National Grid Bump n Jump there will be a $2 cash bounce house entry fee! Habitat for Humanity-MetroWest/Greater Worcester get ready for OPERATION PLAYHOUSE!! http://www.habitatmwgw.org/opcityhall2017/ Grab a bite from one of these delicious vendors: Talytas Café, Mexican & Salvadorean cuisine. Big T's Jerky House & BBQ Food Truck Teddy's LunchBox Minuteman Kettle Corn Captain Ron's Catering & Food Truck Kitchen CoCo's Tropical Ice Figs & Pigs One Love Cafe And pick up some local produce and crafts from our local vendors: Sweetwater Farm Regional Environmental Council (REC) Schultz Farm Stillman Quality Meats Black Seed Farmers Market E.V.'s Whimsies Handicraft
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 1:00 PM
Free “Chronic Pain Self-Management” workshop from Healthy Living
LifePath – With a “Chronic Pain Self-Management” workshop, you can take control of your pain! To learn more or register for a workshop, contact Marcus Chiaretto, Healthy Living Program Coordinator, at 413-773-5555 x2304, 978-544-2259 x2304 or mchiaretto@lifepathma.org. If you or your loved one is experiencing chronic pain, check out the Chronic Pain Self-Management, starting July 27 and ending August 31, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., at the Community Health Center of Franklin County in Orange, MA. This workshop will show you ways to become an active participant in your pain treatment – engaging in problem-solving, pacing, decision-making, and taking actions to manage your pain. The Healthy Living Program at LifePath offers free workshops for people who want to take control of their health. Workshops take place from weekly for six weeks and are led by local volunteer leaders. Family members and caregivers are welcome to attend. Learn more about Healthy Living at LifePathMA.org.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:00 PM
Make Them Suffer - at the Palladium Upstairs
Worcester Palladium – Make Them Suffer with special guests: Enterprise Earth, SPITE, The Worst of Us Thursday, July 27th Doors at 6:00pm Tickets: $13 adv | $15 day
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:00 PM
Yoga with Flowforms
Crompton Collective – FREE!! Every LAST Thursday of the month! Flowforms Yoga July 27 August 31st In the White Room or the Courtyard.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:00 PM
Spencer Trappist Brewing Pint Night
Brew City
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 6:30 PM
Stanley Kunitz medal Presentation to Carle Johnson
Worcester County Poetry Association – Join us for the Presentation of the Stanley Kunitz Medal to Carle Johnson Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 6:30 to 8:30 pm Worcester Historical Museum 30 Elm Street, Worcester A 30-minute open reading celebrating Stanley Kunitz. followed by the poetry and remarks of the honoree. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 7:00 PM
Summer Scene Public performance: Seussical Jr.
Leominster Recreation – The kids in this year's Summer Scene Youth Theatre program have been working hard to bring you a public performance of Seussical Jr! Date: July 26th and July 27th Curtain Call: 7 p.m. Place: Fallbrook School Tickets: $5.00
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 7:00 PM
Special DATE: Doctor Who Discussion Night
Annie's Book Stop in Worcester, Massachusetts – Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester hosts their monthly Doctor Who Talk on Thursday, July 27, 2017 (FOURTH Thursday, special date) from 7:00-8:00 PM. ABSW has a sizable representation of Doctor Who merchandise, and owner Patty Cryan is a long-time fan of the series—the world’s longest running science fiction serial!
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jul 27 - Jul 28 @ 10:00 PM
Queens: R&B Divas
Electric Haze – $3 cover all night Photos provided by: Ross Kavanagh Photography Music provided by: Nikita La Femme Drag show Hosted by: Victoria Obvious With the Queens cast DaishaDore Famouz Leenah Marie Brandy Shimmer Kandi Dishe Kelly Square And special guests Miss Crystal, Brenda Coxx, and Chanel Rose !
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jul 28 @ 8:00 AM
Deadline to Register: Family Camp Out!
Leominster Recreation – The Leominster Recreation Department is excited to introduce our family camp-out at Barrett Park! Along with playing games and enjoying pizza, families can tell ghost stories and have s’mores around the main campfire. After pizza you can play games, take a paddle boat ride on the pond or bring your pole and go fishing. DATE: Saturday, August 5, 2017 CHECK IN: 1:00 p.m. CHECK OUT: Sunday, August 6 at 10:00 a.m. LOCATION: Barrett Park, 40 Barrett Parkway, Leominster COST: $30.00 per family DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Friday, July 28th
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jul 28 @ 9:00 AM
Pickleball (Adult Program)
Leominster Recreation – It is a funny name but it is the fastest growing sport in the United States mainly because the Baby Boomers love it! It is played on a court one quarter the size of a tennis court, the paddle is similar to a ping pong paddle and the ball is a whiffle ball. All of this makes for a quick challenging game that can be played by all ages. Check out USAPA.ORG and see what all the fun is about. Come join us for some pick-up games for fun! Skills and drills sessions will be offered. Come learn the strokes and strategy of the game from experienced players. For more information call Carol Gaudette (321) 220-1833. DATES: April 1 – November 1 DAYS: Monday and Wednesday Evenings 5:00 pm Tuesday and Friday mornings 9:00 am SITE: Doyle Tennis Courts AGES: Adults COST: $25 for the entire season - paid at the tennis court during pickleball hours INSTRUCTOR: Carol Gaudette Paddles are available to try this fun game!