TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 8:30 AM
Ways your retail business can compete.
Crompton Collective – Small ways your retail business can compete in the age of big box stores Date: January 17, 2018 Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM EST Fees/Admission: No charge for Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce members. $25 for nonmembers Today, consumers have higher expectations and often shop on price point. Combine that with the growth of eCommerce and the stakes for smaller retailers couldn't’ be higher. And, consumers expect purchasing and returning items to be quick, easy and seamless – no matter where they’re doing it. This session will identify key markets such as baby boomers (in 10 years they’ll account for most new retail growth), Hispanic consumers (spending is projected to double in the next decade), millennial consumers (by 2020 they will account for nearly one-third of total retail spending). Learn how you can attract these key retail shoppers with strategies like: Personalizing Your Marketing | Build customer loyalty using social media to encourage them to review your store and share their purchases on social media channels. Reach out to customers with personalized emails based on past purchasing behaviors, or target offers to social media followers who have liked or shared a product on social media. Thinking Small | A smaller, but more carefully edited and curated store is more likely to succeed than a midsized location with a hodge-podge of items. Make every square foot of space as profitable as you can. Creating an Experience, Not Just a Store | The retail environment is becoming increasingly “experiential.” Brick-and-mortar shopping is a social activity and customer service is a must. Offering unique products with a deep knowledge of them helps the experience be enjoyable and memorable. Panelists: Will Aubuchon, Aubuchon Hardware Alan Lavine, Percy's Jessica Bettencourt, Klem's Moderator: Amy Chase, Crompton Collective
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 10:00 AM
Drop-in Resume Help -Now on Wednesdays!
Framingham Public Library – Drop-in Resume Help - Now on Wednesdays! January 17, 2018 , 10:00 am - 12:30 pm Main Library Get expert help with resumes, cover letters and job-search strategies. NOTE: Beginning January 2018, resume help will be held on Wednesdays.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 10:00 AM
Drop-in Knitting
Framingham Public Library – Drop-in Knitting January 17, 2018 , 10:00 am - 11:00 am Main Library Unwind with your knitting and your crocheting at the library! Share tips, conversation, and a love of making. Drop in for a little while or for the whole time. Instruction is provided if needed. Bring your own materials, although we do have some tools to get you started. We look forward to seeing you every Wednesday from 10-11 and the second and fourth Saturday of the month.
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 11:00 AM
Fairway Mortgage Presents: Lunch & Learn: Financing
Realtor Association of Central Massachusetts – ** Registration Begins at 10:30AM** During this course you will learn: - New Conforming and FHA loan limits - New loan program changes - The 2018 forecast for the housing and mortgage market - Where rates are headed in 2018 - How to increase credit scores to be in the position to get a great rate and program - The difference between pre-approval and pre-qualification Course Code: RE25R08 Financing
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 5:15 PM
Worcester Cultural Coalition Annual Meeting
Worcester Cultural Coalition – Join the Worcester Cultural Coalition in welcoming City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. presenting: Reimagining and Activating Worcester: the Creative City Followed by a dialogue with the audience. RSVP welcomed but not required. For more information contact: Culture@worcesterma.gov
 
TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 - Jan 18 @ 9:00 PM
The Back To The Furture Show W/DJ Midnight
Electric Haze – The Back to the Furture. Consists of some from the past as well as present like Ceez J Royal Tcheckz Nine Millz Status and Leon legacy. DJ Midnight will be spinning all night there will be hookah drinks and Cyphers so come party with us they even might be some surprises see you there!!
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 10:15 AM
Weekly Storytimes
Framingham Public Library – Weekly Storytimes January 18, 2018 , 10:15 am - 10:45 am Main Library, J Program Room Get in the library habit — drop in every week for some age appropriate stories, school readiness activities, and the occasional thematic craft.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 5:00 PM
Accounting for Non-Accountants (Pt 1 & PT 2)
Crompton Collective – This is a 2 part class: Jan 18th and 25th 5-7 Hosted by: Center for Women & Enterprise Many entrepreneurs detest the financial piece of their business. But, they don’t discount its importance. The numbers tell a story - do you know how to read it? In this workshop, participants will learn: How to read and understand basic financial statements How to use the numbers to make well informed operational decisions Suggested prerequisite: Keeping the Books: Basic Recordkeeping and Accounting Where: Crompton Collective 138 Green St Worcester, MA 01604 Fee: $50. for the 2 classes. Must register to attend. Partial scholarships may be available for those that qualify. Have questions about CWE Central MA - Accounting for Non-Accountants? Contact Center for Women & Enterprise
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 5:30 PM
Ron Rosenstock: Fifty Years of Camera Work
Worcester Center for Crafts – Celebrate photographer extraordinaire Ron Rosenstock's fifty years of exquisite photography and his involvement with the Craft Center in this retrospective exhibit on view through March 3, 2018. Reception is free with remarks and toast at 6:30pm. [OWN A ROSENSTOCK: Ron has generously donated the framed print shown above for a benefit raffle. Tickets available at the opening, $30 or 2 for $50. Only 100 tickets will be sold. Drawing at 7:15pm).
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 6:00 PM
Radeberger Beer Pint Night
Brew City – Thirsty Thursday Pint Night with Radeberger.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 6:00 PM
Special Play Space Activities
Framingham Public Library – Special Play Space Activities January 18, 2018 , 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Main Library, J Room Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 7:00 PM
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, January 18, 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! This month, our topic is "Holiday Specials pt. 2" since the latest Christmas Special has now aired!
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 7:00 PM
AWARD Winning Documentary: Disturbing the Peace
Framingham Public Library – AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY: Disturbing the Peace January 18, 2018 , 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Main Library, Costin Room Discussion Leader: Stephen Apkon, Producer, Director Disturbing the Peace follows former enemy combatants—Israeli soldiers from elite units and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison—who have joined together to challenge the status quo and say “enough.” Winner of the Roger Ebert Humanitarian Award; Ebertfest, Most Valuable Documentary; Cinema for Peace, Conflict & Resolution winner; Hamptons International Film Festival feature. Refreshments. Disturbing the Peace (2016) 82 min.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 8:00 PM
January membership/business meeting
Woonsocket Redskins – Monthly membership/ business meeting. All head coaches must attend 6 and assistant coaches must attend 4 meetings. Please refrain from bringing children Please mute all cell phones
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 7:45 AM
MetroBest: Annual Regional Celebration Breakfast
Ashland Business Association – Join business and nonprofit leaders, legislative and municipal officials, and colleagues from throughout MetroWest to recognize that many people, places, and attributes that make our region successful. We'll honor Rep. Chris Walsh, a tireless champion of the creative economy; hear from Brandale Randolph, founder of the The 1854 Cycling Company; and participate in regional branding roundtable discussions.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 10:00 AM
2018 January PFFM Monthly Meeting
Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts (PFFM)
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 10:30 AM
Drop-in Baby Lapsit
Framingham Public Library – Drop-in Baby Lapsit January 19, 2018 , 10:30 am - 11:00 am Main Library, J Program Room Ages 0-2 with caregiver. Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at baby lapsit time! Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 11:00 AM
Special Play Space Activities
Framingham Public Library – Special Play Space Activities January 19, 2018 , 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Main Library, J Room Drop in to play with the additional, rotating stations in our new Play Space. Check out our Facebook page to discover which rotating station we will showcase each week.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 - Feb 23 @ 3:30 PM
Intro to Kundalini Yoga with Sherri Snyder-Roche
State of Grace Yoga and Wellness Center – Intro to Kundalini Yoga In Kundalini Yoga we harness the mental, physical, and nervous energies of the body and put them under the domain of the will, which is the instrument of the soul. This technology precisely and consciously combines breath (pranayama), mudra, eye-focus, mantra (chanting), and Kriyas/postures to balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, expand lung capacity, and cleanses the physical body. It brings balance to the body, mind, and soul. Magic happens outside your comfort zone. Sherri Snyder-Roche Kundalini Yoga instructor and completed her extensive training with Snatam Kaur and Hari Kirin in 2014. Sherri is also a licensed psychotherapist with 30 years of experience, an artist, a Certified Art and Yoga Facilitator (Level 3) and Certified EmBody Love Facilitator. She brings humor, warmth, and creativity to every class. All are welcome. STARTS: JANUARY 19, 2018 FRIDAYS 3:30-4:45 PM ENDS: FEBRUARY 24, 2018
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 4:00 PM
Broomball 2018
Worcester Massachusetts – By their very nature, some groups will always be natural rivals: Cats and Dogs, Red Sox fans and Yankees fans, City officials and the media, Worcester Fire Department and Worcester Police Department (Official). On Friday, January 19, from 4-5 p.m., the Worcester Common Oval will host two "friendly" broomball matches: 1. Worcester Fire Department vs. Worcester Police Department 2. City Hall vs. The Media We know they can handle the heat, but how will they compete on ice?! Broomball is a little like hockey, except it’s played in sneakers instead of ice skates; a broom instead of a hockey stick; and a ball instead of a puck. Following the matches, the Oval will open for the final Friday night open skate of the season from 5 - 8 p.m.