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{ citydesk } Taking sex offender concerns to the next level October 4 - 10, 2012 ■ Volume 38, Number 5

Walter Bird Jr.

City Manager Mike O’Brien receives the Harvey Ball Smile Award, and by all accounts sheds his usual all-business demeanor to reveal a budding comic-intraining with some off-the-cuff remarks. We like. +1

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stop registering. It makes law enforcement less reliable. Research does not show children are more likely to be victimized at locations covered by the law than elsewhere. There are many ways to protect children, but this is not one of them.”

ity Manager Mike O’Brien and his legal team will be reviewing three proposals to deal with Worcester’s Level 3 sex offenders, with one local activist saying it is high time officials take notice of a growing problem. Billy Breault of the Main South Alliance Worcester’s own Edwin “La Bomba” for Public Safety was behind three items Breault has been pushing for a citywide Rodriguez continues to march toward discussion about what he says is an related to sex offenders on Tuesday’s higher-profile fights with a convincing inordinately large number of Level 3 city council agenda. One proposes an win over Jason Escalera. +1 sex offenders living in Worcester. More ordinance limiting Level 3 sex offenders specifically, he is concerned about the from living or working within 1,000 feet U.S. Sen. Scott Brown and his high number of offenders of a school, opponent, Elizabeth Warren, ramp up residing in District park or their political war as issues fade into the other facility 4. A street map at I know [sex offenders] background. -2 crimereports.com reveals that serves a dense concentration of grades K-12. have to live somewhere, Manufacturers’ News (MN) cites registered sex offenders The second Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics’ in the Main South area. calls for an but do they all have solar firm plant in Worcester among the ordinance The Belmont Street area bright spots for industrial employment to live in District 4? also has a large number. prohibiting in Massachusetts. According to According to the map, landlords MN, Worcester is home to 8,231 which is available as from renting -Councilor Sarai Rivera an iPhone app, there manufacturing jobs, down just 1 percent to more than from last year. +1 are three registered sex one Level 3 offenders living on Allen sex offender NBCNEWS.com’s Education Nation per address. Breault also wants City Street in Main South. Close by there are highlights Worcester Technical High two more living on King Street. Two more Manager Mike O’Brien to ask community School in a 10-part series on education health organizations such as Community reside on Bellevue Street. In the immediate solutions featured at the recent 2012 vicinity around Clark University, there are Healthlink to report the number of sex Education Nation summit in New York. offenders that have been released from jail eight registered sex offenders. +1 Breault cites an incident on July 18 as and are being treated at their facilities. a clear example of the need for the city “What I want is we’ve got to be able to Department of Public Works & to take action. In that instance, a woman track [sex offenders] in a rational way,” Parks (DPW) hosts four separate told police she arrived home to find a Breault tells Worcester Mag. “There’s got events over the course of one day last man standing in her living room. Police to be some stronger penalties if they don’t weekend, including its open house and ended up arresting 48-year-old Anthony register.” other family-friendly fare. +1 Mandravelis, who provided an address of 20 Queen St. That address is a parking lot. Quinsigamond Community College Mandravelis was later charged with not will receive $136,481 for an effort registering as a sex offender. Breault says Councilors have unanimously agreed to called “Shorten the Distance,” which the state Sex Offender Registry Board last have O’Brien and the law department helps students succeed in college. The month listed Mandravelis’ address as 68 review the proposals, specifically the money is awarded through the state’s Jacques Ave. That address belongs to a 1,000-foot ordinance. Mayor Joe Petty Performance Incentive Fund (PIF). +1 Community Healthlink facility. says he believes an ordinance is already Community Healthlink President in committee. Breault’s suggestion has WPI’s Bryan Manning organizes a and CEO Deborah Ekstrom declined to not been widely embraced. Among those showcase of energy-efficient vehicles comment by phone on Tuesday. particularly concerned is Ronal Madnick, at the school. The junior serves as a executive director of the American Civil student ambassador for the Department Liberties Union’s Worcester chapter of Energy (DOE) and worked as an (ACLU). He says the large number of intern last summer in the DOE’s Vehicles schools, parks and other educational The number of registered Level 3 sex Technology Program. +1 offenders in Worcester rose steadily facilities makes such an ordinance each year from 2005 to 2009 – by 2009, implausible and would only discourage Worcester stands to fork over there were 100 more registered Level 3 offenders from registering. millions, perhaps billions, of dollars offenders (171) than in 2005 (71). That “We all want to protect children, if it is unsuccessful in fighting the is not entirely surprising, according to but people are kidding themselves if Environmental Protection Agency’s former District 4 City Councilor Barbara they think their children are safe if sex implementation of the Clean Water Act. offenders live 1,000 from their schools,” Haller, who pushed to bring the issue Officials are furious. -2 forward during her time as councilor. Madnick says. “It places children in “The numbers are going to go up,” says more danger by creating a false sense of Total for this week: +3 Haller. “Once you’re a Level 3, you’re security. If it becomes too difficult for sex always a Level 3, so every year new ones offenders to find a place to live, they will

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will move to the area and the numbers will group. The fact is Worcester has a sizable Level 3 sex offender population. Look at a map of where they are.” Haller says the police department does what it can to keep the public safe. “My experience is police regularly check on individuals,” she says. “I have no complaints against the city. They have to operate within the law. The law says [sex offenders] can live where they want to.” Several attempts to obtain authorization through the police department’s media relations department to speak with the Detective’s Bureau for comment were unsuccessful. Sex offenders are required to register where they live. There are three levels: Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3. A Level 1 offender is identified as being at a low risk to reoffend. Their information cannot be released to the public. Level 2 offenders are classified as having a moderate risk of reoffending, while Level 3 offenders are seen as having the highest risk of committing another crime. The information for Level 2 and 3 offenders is public and can be obtained through a local police station.

TIME TO HAVE DISCUSSION At-Large City Councilor Mike Germain’s wish would be to put Breault’s ideas into action right away, but he says they at least warrant serious consideration. “I can’t stomach sex offenders,” says Germain. “I’d like to say forget subcommittees and let’s send them off to the manager, but we also need opinion from our law department.” While she doesn’t necessarily support all of the steps proposed, current District 4 City Councilor Sarai Rivera says it is about time the city talk about the issue. “I think we have to have further discussion, but I am very glad we are having this discussion,” she says. “I know [sex offenders] have to live somewhere, but do they all have to live in District 4? Why is it we have multiple numbers of these people living on one street? You have to be realistic. Is this fair? You have so many schools and there are so many kids walking alone, maybe because their parents are working. I think what this does is show that we need to think about doing something. Why is it that residents and families and children in District 4 have to be subjected to this? It’s not fair.” Have a story idea or comment? Call Walter at 508-749-3166, ext. 134, or email wbird@worcestermag.com


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hile more than 100 UMass Memorial Health Care jobs eliminated in Worcester, Walden Behavioral Care’s Worcester location, a hospital treating eating disorders, has expanded its space from 500 to 2,400 square feet and has doubled its staff from six to 12 employees in the past year. Approximately 3 to 5 percent of the U.S. population suffers from some form of an eating disorder. While this number may not come off as an advancing epidemic, for those who are affected by eating disorders the situation can be fatal and finding long-term treatment options can be difficult. Most people struggling with eating disorders require a treatment plan that includes both medical and behavioral treatment, yet there exist only about a handful of organizations that can provide both types of treatment in the country. One such facility is headquartered here in Massachusetts and is expanding its presence in Worcester. Walden Behavioral Care was founded in Waltham, Mass., in 2003. In 2010, a satellite facility opened in Worcester, with clinics also in Braintree, Mass., Northampton, Mass., and South Windsor, Conn. Walden Behavioral Care specifically aims to help people who are struggling with eating disorders. “[We] can provide whole care to full-recovery,” says Walden

CEO Dr. Stuart Koman. “[These] are a set of disorders that have been largely ignored and are difficult to treat. There really are no other providers who do so much comprehensive care from hospital to intensive outpatient work.” According to Koman, Walden treats every patient by designing an individual treatment plan for him or her. As a result, Walden is staffed with psychologists, social workers, nutritionists and nurse practitioners and both behavioral and medical treatment are provided. Patients are taught how to tolerate and respond to emotion, how to create possibilities for themselves, and how to psychologically handle the various challenges that they face in their lives. In order to help its patients, Walden provides treatment at all stages of recovery. The Waltham headquarters include both hospital and partial inpatient residency. For those patients who no longer need residential care, Walden provides day programs for adults and afterschool programs for adolescents. The adolescent intensive outpatient program requires that the entire family of an adolescent struggling with an eating disorder meet three times a week. At the clinic, the parents and children attend group therapy session together, and then separately. After the sessions are over, the family sits down and eats dinner together. The facility at 335 Chandler St. in

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Worcester provides such day and evening programs. With recent renovations and more square footage, the facility will now be able to provide more day and evening programs simultaneously. As for how Worcester became the center of such growth, Program Director Laura Roias says that the Worcester clinic, “can save a lot of people who couldn’t make the commute [to Waltham].” Many patients find it easier to receive treatment within closer proximity to their homes, and even though there are seven colleges in Worcester (about one quarter of people affected by eating disorders are college aged) Koman says that, “Worcester probably is not any different than any other place.” Koman adds that while most people affected by eating disorders are between 18 and their early twenties, they are seeing an increase in patients who are middle-aged, patients who are as young as middle-school, and many patients continued on page 6

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who are men, discrediting the idea that such problems are restricted to the female population. Koman says that people living in the United States are subject to â&#x20AC;&#x153;lots of social messages. On the one hand, obesity is a big problemâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;an issue that has been on the riseâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but then having messages on figure and weight. America is obsessed with food, weightâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and [then] throw appearance into that.â&#x20AC;? Recovery for those who are struggling with eating disorders is dependent upon the individual. About 30 to 40 percent

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are completely cured, another 30 to 40 percent are able to handle themselves carefully as they go through their daily routine, and about 20 to 25 percent of patients relapse, sometimes repeatedly. However, Koman stresses that â&#x20AC;&#x153;most people actually get better.â&#x20AC;? The newly renovated facility, located at 335 Chandler St. in Worcester, will be open to the public for a special open house event Thursday, Oct. 4, from 5-7 p.m. waldenbehavioralcare.com.

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BROWN GETS AN ASSIST:

One of the greatest passing guards ever to play the game, Celtics legend and Holy Cross alum Bob Cousy dished out an assist to Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Scott Brown on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the college upon the hill. It was a rare public foray into politics for the media-shy Cooz, and it came the day after Round 2 of the Scott Brown-Elizabeth Warren debates. There were no basketballs being shot, but given that the moderator of the prior night’s debate, David Gregory, oddly chose to end the debate by asking each candidate whether Red Sox skipper Bobby Valentine should return next year, Cousy’s endorsement of Brown kept the sports theme going. Brown didn’t answer the question about Valentine, but made his feelings about Cousy crystal clear. The senator fielded several questions related to the debate, including his work as an attorney representing banks, saying his work was typical and led up to closings. He says he was not defending the big businesses Warren did. “I’m not a hired gun working for large conglomerates,” said Brown, adding he did not handle foreclosures either. Asked about claims that Warren had practiced law without a license in Massachusetts, Brown said, “I know I have a license. You’ll have to ask her.” After, Brown and his daughter, Ayla, shot hoops inside the Hart Center. Cousy, unfortunately, watched from the sidelines.

MOTION COMMOTION: Just about every City Council meeting is guaranteed to provide a few “huh, what?” moments and Tuesday’s was no different. During a discussion about the controversial street project at Forest and Salisbury streets – a public hearing was held before the council meeting and delayed the meeting for almost a half hour – Councilor Rick Rushton made a motion after Councilor Konnie Lukes had made a motion, which had prompted Councilor Mike Germain to make a motion to file Lukes’ motion. Are you following? Lukes decided to withdraw her motion – which was to not move forward with the project – pending an updated report from the DPW next week. Germain’s motion was to support the project and move forward, which is what Lukes’ said she was doing by withdrawing her motion. If you’re dizzy at this point, don’t feel bad. At one point, Councilor Kate Toomey rolled her head back and brought her hands up to her eyes. Toomey is the chair of the council subcommittee that held the public hearing. The bottom line is the project is moving forward, with certain amendments that will be added by the next council meeting.

NOTHING PETTY ABOUT THIS EFFORT: Mayor Joe Petty has thrown Worcester’s hat into the ring in hopes of securing either a $5 million grand prize or one of four $1 million prizes in the Mayors Challenge competition. The contest run by Bloomberg Philanthropies will pick 20 cities to advance to the finals. The contest invited contestants to submit innovative local solutions to difficulties facing cities nationally. Worcester is one of 305 cites has that successfully submitted an idea in the first-ever competition. A selection committee will identify the 20 finalists. This means Worcester is in the running to win either a $5 million grand prize or one of four $1 million dollar prizes to help carry out its idea. Petty says his application proposal focused on stabilizing the city’s neighborhoods by “developing a program to leverage community-wide resources and relationships to address challenges, such as foreclosures, and to improve first-time homeownership and public safety.” A FOUL BALL?: Area businessman Henry Camosse says comments from Can-Am baseball league president Miles Wolff were off the mark about the city’s commitment to keeping professional baseball in Worcester. Wolff told Worcester Mag last week that city officials have not returned his phone calls and that the consensus was the city wasn’t going to bring baseball back next year. Camosse commented on the Daily Worcesteria blog and during a subsequent phone interview, he said City Manager Mike O’Brien has worked closely with him and other local business leaders who are part of a prospective ownership group. “The city manager came to a meeting I held three weeks ago,” Camosse said. “He made some introductions for me to know some of the league sponsors. Anytime I text him he texts me back within an hour. I was also talking with Wolff. I’ll tell you this: I know the city manager was returning his phone calls. For a daily dose of Worcesteria, visit worcestermag.com/blogs/dailyworcesteria. Have an item for Worcesteria? Call Walter Bird Jr. at 508-865-7979 or email wbird@worcestermag.com.

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slants rants& EOPLE STREET ON T HE

What brings you to Main Street? AS K E D O N M A I N ST R E E T

I come down here to do my errands. There’s always something interesting [happening] on Main Street.

Tanya Pierce-Virtanen WORCESTER

I’m staying at the Wesley United Methodist Church shelter.

Kareem Johnson WORCESTER

Going through some issues, the courthouse.

Iman Brown- Winer WORCESTER

Going to the library with my daughter.

Amanda Moreau WORCESTER

My job, every day, last 23 years.

Chris Halliday AUBURN

PHOTOS BY STEVEN KING

Correction

In last week’s story “Love Letters: The Intersection of Art & Design” Jessica Greenfield was incorrectly referred to as Jessica Green.

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ike I didn’t have enough to do already? I had to start a project that involved a contract, just to make sure that I didn’t bail or procrastinate? Like welcoming a grandson and starting up another school year weren’t enough? I had to tie myself up in more knots? Man O Manischewitz! With no good excuses to offer, I forged ahead and did it: I wrote a book. Technically, I rewrote a book. When I began selecting work for what would become “Go Figure: 15 Years of Harvey in Worcester Mag,” I had to sift through over 350 columns to find what might constitute the “best of.” I wanted to reprint the stuff that people found funny, touching and aggravating. Aggravated is what I was, pouring over 15 years’ worth of work. My filing system, begun in 1993 when I first submitted work to then-Worcester Magazine, consists of a plastic bin crammed with yellow clippings, stuffed into my office closet and buried beneath a pile of sweaters and shoeboxes of floppy disks. How I ever found the very first submission is still a mystery. What I couldn’t find, I had to research in the WoMag archives – enormous leather-bound tomes that look more like the tablets Moses held aloft on the mount. For several years now, the archives have been stored electronically, but during my early days as writer, each edition was entered into oversized “bibles” that weigh more than some of those pumpkins I saw at the Big E last week. Most of what I was looking for could be found in my “vault,” but I did have to enter the WoMag chambers for a few older pieces. Naturally, the volumes I needed were stored at the top of the stack and required some dexterity and a boost. Not known for the former, I relied on the ladder. I may be odd, but I love the smell of yellowing newsprint. I think I was a paper girl for a reason - probably to be nearer the ink. When I lifted the cover of 1998, I was flooded with memories. I’d been searching for a column I’d written after my mother died. I found it.

As I thumbed through the years, I was surprised by how many columns I’d forgotten. I knew when I came across a few that still made me chuckle that I needed to divide the book into genre, chronologically. Not very easy, but I hope I did a decent job of it. I thought long and hard about the choices to include, and I decided that if a column could still elicit a catch in my throat or a guffaw after umpteen years, it was worth a revisit. Why now? Maybe it was the birth of my grandson that made me take a look at my mortality. When I teach “Beowulf” to students, I emphasize how, to the epic hero, glory after death and a blazing legacy were more important than actually living life. Life was lived solely as a vehicle to greatness; good deeds were performed to create legend. Such vanity, I like to tell them. Perhaps there’s a bit of that in me, or anyone who writes for an audience. I used to think it was only because I wanted my opinion heard, but there may be more to it than that. Writers fall in love with their own words; perhaps we need to show off what we’ve strung together, like a slinky blonde on the arm of a wise guy. (I also told my students that I want a Viking funeral. I think my carcass on a raft, set ablaze in the middle of Coes Pond, would be very tasteful… but I digress.) For whatever reason, I’ve done it. My old boss Allen Fletcher poked fun at me: “You’ll have a million-seller – that is, a million in your cellar.” He may be right, but then again, he plays the accordion. Maybe this book will shame me into finishing the half-written novel and the undercooked screenplay, both of which have languished in the desktop files for a couple of years–we’ll see. I only know that on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 4 p.m., I’ll be signing copies at Piccolo’s on Shrewsbury Street. John Piccolo has graciously agreed to let me set up my lemonade stand in his lounge. A second signing at a later date will be held at Barnes & Noble in Millbury. There’s room in my basement for the copies that don’t sell, and now that I’ve got a dehumidifier, they probably won’t smell too much like wet socks when I gift wrap them, just in time to say to family and friends alike: “Merry Christmas!”

On-line Comments Rising Optimism

Rosen Report, 9/27

Believe only half of what you see and nothing what you hear. You also need private industry to come in. This is generated by taxpayer money. I hope we have a good return on our investment. Too many non profits not generating taxes. Tell me when the trend changes. I am excited a little but not that much. Unum is moving down the street. Not a new company coming in.

The Republicans, Teapartiers & Activate Worcester can’t fix a lightbulb let alone affect an election. If you read between the lines Rosen is warning the democrats away from Keefe. Voters should vote for what is best for Worcester, not what’s best for the Democrats. Submitted online by BELLHILL

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he mere mention of global warming can start a war of words and ideology. Reasonable discourse can seem an impossible chore. Where agreement does exist is on climate change; there may not be universal consent as to the degree, but scientists by and large acknowledge the earth’s climate is changing. Officials and experts in the state’s second-biggest city say they are among the leaders when it comes to promoting and implementing technologies and practices that, if not directly impacting climate change, are addressing the factors that do. “Surprisingly, there is a lot going on that not everybody knows about,” says Jennie Stephens, an associate professor of environmental science and policy at Clark University who focuses on climate change and energy. “Even with things that don’t always feel like they’re directly related to health, we really want to be limiting what it is that’s contributing to climate change. Climate change is a more serious problem than people often recognize. We don’t see too many immediate things, but we’re all going to see things that change, that are going to negatively affect things we use every day, such as the water system, the electrical system. The ecological impact will affect us more and more. We underestimate the future impact and how to prepare for the changes that are going to happen.”

RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE

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he discussion of climate change can veer off into a confusing maze of issues and encompass topics as specific as the melting of the polar ice caps and as generalized as to whether and how much climate change impacts public health. Just as there is some consensus on climate change, there is agreement in many scientific circles that public health is very much impacted by a change in climate. A 2009 report of the Lancet and University College London Institute for Global Health Commission,

titled “Managing the health effects of climate change,” warns that climate change is “the biggest global health threat of the 21st century.” It acknowledges the two basic schools of thought when it comes to climate change: mitigation and adaptation. The former focuses on the need to slow down, perhaps even reverse climate change. The latter is about getting used to the changes that have and will continue to occur. Some see the need for the two to coexist; if you’re going to adapt, the report suggests, you should incorporate mitigation into the plan. Mitigation efforts, the reports says, should include a focus on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. That effort is one Worcester has undertaken with no minor amount of ambition. But before any city or town can be effective in either mitigating or adapting to climate change, it must get the public on board. Bringing the issue of climate change down to a level to which people can relate, some say, is an effective way to build support. For each individual it may be a particular aspect of climate change that does the trick. One local professor, for example, is uneasy about the impact on the oceans. “Whether it’s human-induced or part of earth’s cycle, it doesn’t matter,” says Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) professor Robert Krueger. He is the founding director of the school’s Environment and Sustainability Program and helped secure two U.S. EPA grants focusing on environmental justice in Worcester. For Krueger, the evidence of climate change and its impact on a global and local level is without dispute. “The climate is changing. All you have to do is look at [Hurricane] Katrina and the acidification of the ocean. It scares the shit out of me. I think it’s real. I think we have to recognize that this is happening.” According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), measuring an ocean’s pH scale gauges the change in its acidity, which occurs as carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the atmosphere dissolve into the ocean. The pH level of oceans has decreased by approximately 0.1 pH units since pre-industrial times, according to the EPA. That has resulted in a 25 percent

increase in acidity. As the oceans become more acidic, the impact on public health could only worsen, with a particular hit delivered to food sources such as fish.

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y 2100, it is projected that the average U.S. temperature will increase between 2.5 degrees and 11 degrees Fahrenheit. That would, according to the EPA, result in more frequent and extreme heat waves. The number of days with temperatures above 90 degrees is also expected to increase throughout the country. Closer to home, the average temperature in the Northeast has risen by 2 degrees since 1970, the average winter temperature by 4 degrees. By the end of this century, it is predicted that summers in New Hampshire could be as warm as those in North Carolina are today. Even closer still, Boston, larger only than Worcester among New England’s cities, is expected to experience an increase in the number of days with temperatures above 100 degrees. What would this mean in terms of overall health impact? The very young, old, infirmed and poor could be among the most at risk. For Worcester, an urban environment with many low-income individuals and families, it is cause for concern. Urban areas are already warmer than their rural counterparts. If temperatures rose significantly in Worcester, the demand for electricity would increase as a result of a greater use of air conditioners. That could affect a large number of Worcester residents, according to Krueger. “You look at the number of people living in an economically-challenged area in Worcester, where you’re paying decent rent making a decent wage,” he says. “But if you can’t afford AC, you’re going to end up suffering. Air pollution and GHG emissions would also be expected to increase. The city would seem ripe for more profound impacts from ground-level ozone, which is formed as a result of the exposure of air pollutants, such as carbon monoxide, nitrous oxides and volatile organic compounds, being exposed to each other

in sunlight. Climate change, according to the EPA, would increase the levels of ground-level ozone. This, in turn, could increase the potential negative health effects on those already at risk. “We have a moral obligation to take care of people in climates around the world that are most affected,” says Krueger. “Worcester could be one of those, too. You see a majority of people at one end of the age spectrum or another, with a number of adults over 65 or children under the age of 14.”

MOSQUITOES ON THE ATTACK

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hen it comes to discussing climate change in terms the everyday person can relate to, there may be no better example than West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Both are mosquito-borne diseases that have been on the rise in recent years. This summer was a particularly active one for infected mosquitoes and Worcester was not immune. A man in his 60s contracted WNV in mid-August and later died. While his overall health had already been compromised by pre-existing conditions, his death was attributed to the virus. In Worcester County and surrounding areas, there were several cases of EEE, sometimes with fatal results. Last month, a 63-year-old Amesbury woman died after contracting EEE. The threat of EEE caused health officials in some communities, including neighboring Shrewsbury, to warn residents to limit outdoor activities after dusk – evening sports activities were canceled altogether in some instances. “The mosquito population burgeoned this year,” says Dr. Michael Hirsh, Worcester’s acting public health commissioner. “We had a mild winter last year. It took a long time for larvae to die out and some may have lived through the winter. As a result you’re seeing an increase all over in the mosquito population. We suspect if this is going to be found to be causal that we may see more of this, not less of this.” EEE is a bigger concern to health

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officials, Hirsh says, because it enjoys a much higher rate of causing immediate symptoms. EEE, he says, causes serious symptoms in about half the people that get infected. WNV, on the other hand, can go completely undetected. “Eighty percent of the people who contract West Nile Virus will never know they had it,” says Public Health Director Derek Brindisi, adding incidents of the disease nonetheless are on the rise. “This is the worst case of WNV since 1999. The jury’s still out as to what the cause is, but climate change certainly could be playing a role.” That is a distinct possibility, according to Todd Livdahl, a biology professor at Clark University. In his lab, students work closely with mosquitoes, and while they do not deal with WNV- or EEE-carrying species, there has been an interesting discovery. According to Livdahl, the number of Toxorhynchites has grown exponentially in the city. Also known as the elephant mosquito, this particular species is unique in that it is among the few that do not consume blood and is a predatory mosquito – but only as a larva. In that state, it devours other mosquito larvae. “It was essentially a southeastern mosquito,” Livdahl says. “We discovered it in Worcester in 1997 and we only saw a few that summer. We didn’t see it again until two years ago, and last year and again this year. There are more of these predatory mosquitoes than I’ve ever seen anywhere. It is kind of indicative of how weather and maybe climate change in general is affecting its migration northward.”

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WPI Professor Robert Krueger, director of Environmental and Sustainability Studies, says it is time to accept and address climate change. You can largely rule them out as a possible weapon on the disease-carrying mosquitoes plaguing the area, however, because Toxorhynchites only lay eggs in tree holes and tires, not in wetlands, where EEE-carrying mosquitoes mostly breed. The predators “could have effect on WNV mosquitoes,” says Livdahl, noting those mosquitoes – the genus Culex – breed in small bodies of water, such as puddles, kids’ pools, tarps and boats. “The predator might lay their eggs in some of those spaces,” he says. Barring an all-out mosquito-on-

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mosquito war, the next best thing, according to public health officials, is a well-educated public. “It’s our role to educate people on how to prevent WNV,” says Nicole Valentine, spokesperson for the Worcester Department of Public Health (DPH). Those efforts, Brindisi says, have included surveillance and trapping, with weekly testing of samples, as well as working closely with area veterinarians who interact regularly with different animals and are in a good position to recognize and observe the presence of WNV or EEE. In addition, says Brindisi, the DPH works with municipal departments including Inspectional Services. The Department of Public Works, he says, plays a role in regularly clearing out catch basins. It is part of their daily operations, he acknowledges, “but that is a help.”

ity health officials are seeing other evidence of climate change in the area. According to Brindisi, over the past five to six years there have been cases of flooding and extreme heat in Worcester almost annually. “It feels like we’re responding to these events more often than ever before,” he says. “You look at some of the data out there. New York City temperatures increased 2.5 percent on average over the last decade.” According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center, New York’s average temperature in August this year was 76.5 degrees, 2.4 degrees warmer than the average from 1909-2012. It was the 17th warmest August on record for the state. In Worcester, officials have been collaborating with agencies such as the American Red Cross to open cooling centers at times of extreme heat. “That,” says Brindisi, “seems like it’s new over the past four to five years.” Milder winters are another indication of climate change. That, says Brindisi, has led to more people opting against protective health measures such as flu shots. “We’ve noticed a strong decline in people getting vaccinations for the flu,” he says. “There were very low numbers last year. Some theorize that because of such mild winters people don’t feel like they’re going to get sick and they don’t need to [receive flu shots].” There have also been more extreme weather events, Brindisi says, noting the 2008 ice storm that caused a lengthy power outage in Worcester and the snowstorm that surprised people last October. In addition, the DPH has responded to a higher than usual number of complaints about high pollen counts. “You put all these things together and it seems like we’re always responding to some sort of extreme weather event,” says Brindisi.


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Stephens agrees, saying: “The climate is changing rapidly. Here, locally, in Worcester and globally are unprecedented and drastic examples and a point to be made. There are all kinds of complications and implications to the natural system.” Like Brindisi and Hirsh, Stephens notes the increase of vector-borne diseases related to mosquitoes. “Warmer, milder winters result in less larvae dying off,” she says. “A lot of insects aren’t being killed off and you’re seeing more transmission of vector-borne disease.”

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tephens cites the two responses associated with climate change, mitigation and adaptation, noting one of the ways to mitigate its effects is to attack an area that causes one of the biggest impacts of all: energy use. Specifically, says Stephens, the burning of fossil fuels is a human-induced action that leads to “a rapid increase in climate change.” There is, she says, “a lot of potential to reduce our reliance and use less fossil fuels, or use them more efficiently, and switch to more alternative forms of energy.” Energy sustainability and conservation, in fact, is where much of the focus in Worcester currently lies when it comes to mitigating the effects of climate change. One of the more interesting ventures in that regard can be credited to the Institute for Energy and Sustainability (IES) at 16 Claremont Street. Led by Executive Director Vincent DeVito, also a lawyer in

Dr. Michael Hirsh, Worcester’s acting public health commissioner: More mosquitoes could be the norm if temperatures continue to rise.

the city, IES helped pioneer an upcycling program through its work with Causes International (CI). The effort started in Worcester and, different than recycling, it focuses on capturing used electronic devices such as Blackberries, phones and similar devices.

“They would otherwise go into the landfill and they’re not good for the environment,” says DeVito. “But they have value in the market place. Upcycling is a marketing opportunity where we take in these handheld devices, send to processing facility where they get refurbished and

resold back on open market. It was unique to Worcester.” By taking part in the program and donating used electronics, participants will support the Worcester-organized effort Green2Growth and its goals of boosting

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community sustainability. In addition, a Community Sustainability Fund (CSF) will be created to fund and support Central Massachusetts applicants launching local sustainability projects. DeVito believes attempts to draw more public attention to these types of energy sustainability programs will ultimately prove more successful in addressing climate change than approaching the issue politically. Showing there can be a financial benefit, he says, certainly canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hurt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yes, yes, yes,â&#x20AC;? he answers when asked whether framing climate change as an economic opportunity can reach more people. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It really was a product of the 2008 presidential race. Somewhere along the line, the climate change discussion turned into jobs discussion. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how it became mainstream.â&#x20AC;?

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Energy Task Force. Odell is, in short, Worcesterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s energy czar. His formal title is WEP manager. If there is a program to be started or an effort to be initiated concerning energy in Worcester and its larger impact on the environment and climate change, either or both menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s names are likely attached. They are at the center of much of the work on climate change â&#x20AC;&#x201C; direct and indirect â&#x20AC;&#x201C; going on in Worcester that Stephens references. One of the key steps taken in that regard was the 2006 Climate Action Plan (CAP), which outlines 37 specific efforts to be taken in an attempt to make the city more environmentally friendly â&#x20AC;&#x201C; green, if you will. It is an ambitious document that is currently in the process of being updated. A new version â&#x20AC;&#x201C; outlining the goals accomplished and the work still to be done â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is expected in January 2013. There were two major components to the CAP: a municipal reduction of GHG emissions 11 percent below 2002 levels by 2010 and the hiring of a full-time Energy Manager. The latter was accomplished when the city hired Odell. The reduction of GHG emissions is mission accomplished â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a 12.4 percent reduction was achieved across the city. Municipal operations saw a 22.4 percent reduction. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re obviously very happy about that,â&#x20AC;? Odell says. Fontane adds: â&#x20AC;&#x153;We did it,

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Step 30 calls for the installation of recycling bins at City Hall and in the downtown area and that has been realized. Fontane says there are two solar-powered trash compactors with side-car bottle recyclers around City Hall. There are more than seven throughout the city, he says. It is worth noting that Clark University also has a Climate Action Plan, with a goal of reducing GHG emissions 20 percent below 2005 levels by 2015.

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a public push. “When we talked about the Worcester Energy Program,” says Odell, “we made a conscious decision that there’s internal effort first, then [we would] go ahead with external effort. We started with energy efficiency for two reasons: it’s cost effective and it’s measurable. If you show people the costs went down and the kilowatts went down, you gain credibility.” While the city has already accomplished a lot on the energy conservation front, “We have a long way to go,” Odell acknowledges. “This is something that touches everything and everyone. It will take a lifetime to make the progress we need to make. I think we’ve laid a pretty good foundation to moving that forward. We feel confident that what we’ve done so far is what we need to do.” Adds Fontane: “We’ve done a lot. These things take time. Its cultural change and organizational change. A lot has been going on for a long time. It’s starting to quell.”

There are now 103 Green Communities throughout the commonwealth. By the time Worcester was designated a Green Community, it had already formed a Community Action Plan Committee (2007). The WEP was launched as an umbrella for the city’s efforts to go green. Under the WEP, the city launched a small business pilot to assess energy efficiency and sustainability needs. But the city’s largest pilot is the WEP’s Residential Rebate Pilot (RRP), through which homeowners can receive up to $5,000 for eligible-energy conservation improvements to their home. The program is just being rolled out and officials are looking for between 150-250 households to participate. Among the eligible projects are high-efficiency heating and cooling systems, high-efficiency hot water upgrades and upgrades to lighting systems. The RRP is a big part of the city’s efforts to take what it has learned and accomplished internally and start making Right: A Toxorhynchites (Elephant Mosquito) larva in a petri dish.

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Worcester’s ukulele scene front and center at Uke-A-Palooza 5 Ashley Klann

Fame. Fortune. Fans. Musicians seem to have it all, and a local ukulele scene is proving that the size of the instrument doesn’t matter at the fifth-annual Uke-APalooza event this Saturday at the Hotel Vernon. “Worcester has a good fan base for any kind of good music. Regardless if it’s on a ukulele or banjo or electric guitar,” says Rich Leufstedt, ukulele player and Uke-A-Palooza organizer. “Worcester appreciates the quirk about the ukulele, the novelty of it.” Uke-A-Palooza is a night of live ukulele music celebrating the instrument that continues to grow in popularity with music lovers looking for a cheaper, more portable string instrument to take to the next campfire. Leufstedt says part of Uke-A-Palooza’s success can be attributed to the growing uke trend. Recently, he’s started the Union Ukulele Club at Union Music where uke players can gather to jam together each month. “What’s nice is that it’s all ages. It’s a nice opportunity to perform for someone who’s [younger than] 21 or 18,” he says. “More and more people discovered the ukulele. I know there are a lot more players than there were five years ago. There are a lot of people who play for fun and are learning,” Leufstedt says. “It’s a fun, easy instrument to learn on so more and more people are learning to play. When I promote or advertise a show, it seems to pull a bigger turn out each year.” While this will be the event’s fifth year, Leufstedt says he tries to keep it fresh. “We have music ranging from 1920s old time banjo uke songs to a ukulele band with drums and bass,” he says. “That’s what’s nice about Uke-A-Palooza. We have eleven acts lined up so far – it’s like a variety show. You know in 20 minutes you’ll have another act go up.” Even though the ukulele scene continues to grow, Leufstedt says he has cut back on the number of bands performing at Uke-A-Palooza to allow each to play longer sets. His first year putting on the show, 18 bands took the stage. Uke-A-Palooza performer Joy Rachelle Murrieta says the instrument’s size and portability is what first grabbed her attention. “The uke first caught my eye when I was working at a music store. I’m not the world’s biggest person, so a cute, little four-string instrument like that seemed approachable for me to learn,” she recalls. “I also already played guitar, and figured it would be easy to tinker around on. I guess I was right.” Murrieta started making YouTube videos of original songs and covers, which led to forming the band Bright, the Morning that she currently plays with. Bright, the Morning has been active for two years, and you can catch them at Uka-APalooza. Murrieta describes the group as an indie/folk/rock trio. She is accompanied by brothers Shaun L’Esperance and Eric L’Esperance. “It’s cool to have such a unique instrument like the ukulele to lead with, because it catches people’s attention right away. You’d never expect such a full sound with this little guy leading the way,” she says. Like Murrieta, Leufstedt has been playing music for years, even before picking up a ukulele. He says the musical talent in Worcester was part of his decision to pick up the mini music maker. “I play the bass and the guitar, and I started playing open mics and played in bands over the years.” He credits Worcester: “locally, there are a lot of really talented guitarists. At the time, with practicing, my family and career, I had less time for it, and nobody played the ukulele then. I saw it as a niche and grabbed that. Here we are seven years later and people are still enjoying it.” Leufstedt has a record coming out next month, “Fore Strings of Fury.” He calls it an eclectic mix with percussion and bass going from traditional tunes to a holiday track. Head to Uke-A-Palooza 5 this Saturday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Hotel Vernon, 16 Kelley Sq. The $5 cover gets you into the event and don’t forget the $1 beers. Find the event on Facebook. WORCESTERMAG.COM

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It’s 11 a.m. on a Friday morning and the pages of Worcester Mag come to life. As thousands of listeners who are physically incapable of reading the print or online versions tune in for the latest from Worcester’s alternative news source, Audio Journal is busy broadcasting the most recent issue to its loyal listeners. For the past 25 years, nonprofit organization Audio Journal has operated around the clock delivering publications via radio to thousands of print-disabled listeners, serving beyond those that are blind, legally blind or with a visual impairment,

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Concrete Facelift, or CFL, is one the most crucial thrash bands to come out of Worcester, single-handedly creating the underground basement show scene. CFL is fast, hard-slamming, bone breaking, hardcore skate thrash, with short songs packed with catchy hooks and break downs. Influences of Dirty Rotten Imbeciles (D.R.I.) and early Suicidal Tendencies are obvious, but CFL brings an East Coast attitude and style of its own. On a first name basis only: Jeff, Craig, Ty, and Cory are Concrete Facelift.

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the freezing cold for a couple hours before Pointâ&#x20AC;? and it was wall-to-wall madness: 80s-style slam pit, heads colliding, fists it got too dark to see. He invited me to a swinging, circle pitting, and beer spraying. house party that his band was playing in Each song the basement of 171 Pilgrim Ave., a triple decker house dubbed the Maniac Mansion. The Mansion was wild - a house full of punks living in symbiotic disharmony, each living their own dream, throwing rowdy parties, starting bands, building skate ramps inside, shooting off fireworks, throwing beer bottles with no rules, and no authority. This was a real untamed bunch. They looked like they could be members of the DAGGARS from the movie â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thrashinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;,â&#x20AC;? ILLUSTRATION BY PATRICK SCULLY wearing black leather jackets, crazy haircuts, crashed into the other with little time flip brim hats, and riding old-school between. There was nonstop energy as skateboard decks. CFL played songs about skateboarding, CFL opened with the song â&#x20AC;&#x153;Boiling partying, small town cops, anxiety attacks, anti-social tendencies and a few 80s skate thrash covers such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Possessed to Skateâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Skate and Destroyâ&#x20AC;?. I was hooked from the start and was more than impressed by the skill and sound I was hearing in this musty little basement. The Maniac Mansion held shows every summer night from 2005 to 2008. Sedation Dentistry Concrete Facelift was the house band and

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raise money to continue serving its listeners, the gala event will feature a performance of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.â&#x20AC;? The classic, produced by Audio Journalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s award-winning Radio-Active Theatre, will include a preshow reception and red-carpet entrance and end with a postshow meetthe-cast reception with refreshments. The show will be audio-described for visionimpaired guests and ASL interpreted for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Audio Journal hopes to raise $25,000 in honor of its monumental anniversary. After 25 years, Audio Journal recognizes the importance of the work it has done over the years; its broadcasts of publications not only informs its listeners who can no longer see, but also connects them to the community. Audio Journal has been wholeheartedly touched by stories of listeners and their family members, says Lombardi. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One expressed how she once again felt like a part of the world. Others have said that the companionship they feel is as important as the access to information.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to let people know that they are not alone, that there are others facing similar challenges and that there are people in their communities that care.â&#x20AC;? For more information on Audio Journal and to buy tickets to the upcoming gala event, visit audiojournal.net.

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beats follow Jeffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s savage guitar speeds, and vicious riffs, but also carry the song through the short-lived slow parts and into the chaos. The band played its last show Halloween 2008. The end of CFL shows has left a major hole in our scene, but band members have been busy with their own projects. Ty went on to play in They Live which became Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alive, and now is in Ancient Power. Jeff went on to start and play in Cleansing Wave, Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alive, and SET (all members former Mansion vets). Cory went on to play in Skimask, Funeral Cone, and launched FREAK FLAG Magazine. Craig has since become a Tattoo artist at Visions in Medway, Mass. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss seeing CFL live at a one time reunion show this Saturday Oct. 6 at the Firehouse to benefit the Firehouse with bands POW, Tinnitus, Bear Trap, ANU, Pizza Face, Partiac Arrest, Mountain Man, and Ginger Fucker. There will also be comedy by Matt Kona, John Nunn, and Johnny Arsen. $10 to enter. BBQ at 6 p.m., comedy at 8 p.m., concert at 9 p.m. CFL has impacted Worcester in a positive way and has forever changed the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music scene for best. See you at the show.

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of himself, and it’s only through meetings with a lawyer and a judge that we learn Lazhar arrived in Canada carrying a tragic burden: he fled Algeria following the violent death of his wife and children, and now seeks political asylum. His personal sadness, so evident in his face when people aren’t watching, could use a little salve of its own. As his popularity with his students surges, Lazhar turns increasingly somber; his story a mix of “To Sir, With Love” and “Goodbye, Mr. Chips.” Unlike many other movies in which shaman-like teachers exorcise inner-city classrooms, Lazhar’s relationship with his students feels real. These are not punky kids testing the new teacher; he’s not treated like a replacement referee. He has a tough act to follow (one student has drawn angels’ wings on a photo of the late teacher), and teacher and students both know it, yet both rarely falter in their mission to make this relationship work. Ah, but there are secrets in “Monsieur Lazhar.” Some believe the young teacher took her own life following a bogus charge of inappropriate behavior by one of the students, a rumor that remains a source of resentment and hostility in the hallways. Bachir himself may not be all he appears; his arrival on the school’s doorstep was perhaps a little too convenient, his credentials too polished. And witness his awkwardness with a fellow teacher who makes a romantic overture — there is pain behind his polite rebuff. This film acts as an effective anecdote for those teachers despairing over the way their profession has been depicted of late. It’s a sweet ode, not an elegy, to the best educators among us. “Monsieur Lazhar” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday Oct. 4, Friday Oct. 5, and at 1 and 2:50 p.m. on Sunday Oct. 7 in the Jefferson Academic Center at Clark University. The film is part of the Cinema 320 series.


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Rye and Thyme, located in the center of Leominster on 14 Monument Square, calls itself an American Tavern, featuring a daily fresh raw bar with a menu that highlights its woodfire grill. This Niche Hospitality Group (Bocado, Mezcal, The People’s Kitchen, Still & Stir and The Citizen) restaurant plays on a common theme for the restaurant group, with American bistro dishes served in a comfortable, warm setting that looks to be straight out of prohibition-era America. The restaurant sits in a former factory building, and diners are greeted by a large,

snake-like bar, a dozen oversized booths, and a handful of spacious tables. While the Rye and Thyme is clearly not as cramped as Niche’s restaurants within the Worcester city limits, the food and experience is unmistakably Niche, with excellent service, great drinks, and above all, tremendous food. Dining on a Thursday night, Nikolai, Dan, and I made the 20-minute trip to Leominster and we were seated as soon as we walked in the door. Rye and Thyme features a sizeable beer list, with roughly 30 beers, divided into draughts, standard bottles, craft bottles, cans, and “large format,” bottles typically more than 22 ounces. The bottle and can list is impressive, with offerings from 21st Amendment, Sixpoint, and local beers like Slumbrew from Somerville. Oenophiles would be pleased to find a similarly enormous wine list with nearly 50 choices spread over about a dozen categories. With about 10 specialty mixed drinks for under $10, Rye and Thyme does not skimp on the drink menu. After ordering three Dogfish Head Punkin Ales, we placed our orders. The menu is compact, with roughly six choices per section. Dan and I started with an order of calamari ($9), that were

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spot for a group of co-workers seeking a quick lunch with large portions of Asian cuisine. Offering lunch specials of both Chinese and Japanese, both come with soups and a selection of sides. Diners can choose seating at the fresh sushi bar, in the large dining space with tables and booths, or sit off to the side in the bar with a television. For special occasions or small banquets, Shangri-La’s large space affords them the ability to offer guests a private room behind sliding mahogany-hued doors. For those seeking a night of entertainment, call ahead to see when Karaoke night takes place. And to better decide what you would order again upon return, start your first visit to Shangri-La with large group of friends and order a variety of dishes to be served family style, including a mix of Szechuan, Cantonese and Japanese fare. Kenichi Bistro 270 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 508-926-8622 kenichibistro.com Kenichi Bistro on the corner of Shrewsbury and Seward streets in Worcester has an unassuming exterior, but serves excellent and continued on page 23

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BITES ... nom, nom, nom Through the rest of October the Living Earth will be providing customers with special shelf tags and educational materials of which products are free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The awareness is Living Earth’s participation in the third annual Non-GMO Month, a time when more than a thousand grocery retailers across the country give people the right to choose food and products that do not contain GMOs. Living Earth, 232 Chandler St. lefoods.com.

The Queen’s Cups, a new specialty cupcake bakery, opens in Millbury on Friday Oct. 5. Renee King, owner of The Queen’s Cups, has been creating RENEE KING decorative cupcakes for parties and weddings for months now. Her unique offerings include caramel mocha latte, peanut butter and banana, strawberry lemonade and tropical s’mores. Open WednesdayFriday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.The Queen’s Cups, 238 Millbury Ave., Millbury. Find them on Facebook. The DCU’s exclusive food and beverage provider SAVOR… has become Worcester’s first catering company to become WooFood certified. To become certified by the local nonprofit with a goal to integrate healthy yet delicious food into every restaurant in Worcester, SAVOR... has released a new menu complete with 100 percent whole grains, less sugar, vegetarian options and many fruits and vegetables. Learn more about WooFood at woofood.org. This fall enjoy a night out at Chloé in Hudson with weekday specials. Every Wednesday the American bistro offers a family-style three-course pre-fixe menu of French and New England comfort foods paired with wine for $35. On Thursdays, pay $10 in the bar or $15 in the dining room for a half-pound black angus burger paired with a microbrew or glass of wine. On Fridays, the restaurant comes alive with live jazz music and $5 appetizers at the bar. Chloé: an American bistro, 23 Main St., Hudson. chloebistro.com.

a Swedish Fish Martini, each $5. Heading out with a group? Also, on Mondays get a pitcher of Wormtown’s 7 Hills beer for $10. The restaurant is also now offering home delivery through Waiters on Wheels. Visit wowworcester.com/peppercorns to find out more. Peppercorn’s Grille & Tavern, 455 Park Ave. epeppercorns.com.

Loft 266 is expanding to the first floor of its building on Park Avenue. The new space, called Loft Lounge, hosts a grand opening celebration on Friday through Sunday, Oct. 5-7. Complimentary appetizers, live performances and door prizes will be offered. Loft Lounge, 266 Park Ave. loft266.com.

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creative sushi and sashimi at prices that cannot be beat. The sushi dinner for two, nicknamed “The Love Boat,” is a $40 entree with 36 pieces of assorted sushi, served with a hot-and-sour soup and ginger salad. Drinks are potent, with mai tais being the clear favorite. Staff is friendly and inviting, though parking at Boulevard Towing is disconcerting. Nevertheless, Kenichi shines as an affordable and delicious option for sushi lovers in Worcester. Shiraz Armenian Restaurant 259 Park Ave. 508-767-1639 Going to Shiraz is like visiting relatives, assuming your relatives produce generous servings of home-style Armenian food. For

summer by offering Wormtown’s Blonde Cougar draft beer for $3 a pint. Or, head to Peppercorn’s any Monday night from 4 p.m.-close for a glass of Estrella beer or

starters, try the grape leaves, eggplant salad, or humus with fresh pita bread, then follow up with some grilled kebabs and pilaf, or delectable lehmajun, tender dough covered with a paste of meat and spices, perfect for wrapping around some tabouleh and babaganoosh. It’s not fancy, but it feels like home, and the value is great. Beer and wine served.

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Wooberry Frozen Yogurt is staying open until 2 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, into the wee hours of Saturday, Oct. 6., as a fundraising event in honor of former employee and Worcester resident Aaron Coley who passed away earlier this year after several minutes without oxygen in a swimming pool. All funds raised will be donated to the Coley family. Be a part of the fundraiser and enjoy a cup of frozen yogurt on Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. on Oct. 6. Wooberry Frozen Yogurt, 141 Highland St. wooberryyogurt.com. The People’s Kitchen hosts a wine, beer and spirits tasting on Thursday Oct. 4 from 6-9 p.m. with money raised benefitting Habitat for Humanity’s MetroWest/Greater Worcester Fales Street Build Project in Worcester. Tickets $25 in advance or $30 at the door, $15 for young professionals 21-30 years old in advance or $20 at the door. Purchase by calling 508-799-9259.

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but most of the patrons come for spicy, fragrant specialties from Sichuan. Start with wontons in chili oil, and then tuck into dry-braised chicken with spicy sauce in hot pot, and maybe some cuminflavored, spicy, crispy, fried sliced fish. The menu is extensive, the clientele largely Chinese, and the flavors vibrant. Generous portions and modest prices make Red Pepper a great value, but the real attraction are dishes you won’t find elsewhere. Luncheon specials are offered; beer, wine and cocktails available. Mexicali Grill 117 Main Street, Spencer 774-745-8301 A fun, affordable restaurant with excellent service, Mexicali is willing to go the extra mile to ensure all diners are completely satisfied. The food – mostly Mexican, with some southwest, Tex-Mex, and a few classic American items – is delicious, and the low total on your check will seal the smile already on your lips from the experience. Olé Taqueria 118 Water St., Worcester 508-459-1199 On busy Water Street, for those who work clandestinely in the offices of the Canal District and surrounding areas, Olé Taqueria is a convenient Monday through Friday lunch spot for a swift and cheap bite. Quickly establishing itself as a contender for the “Best Bang for Your Buck” category, Olé’s fuss-free ambience allows for delicious, unpretentious, and satisfying Mexican food served in a friendly atmosphere. Offering a la carte menu items at wallet-friendly prices: from chimichangas and tacos to nachos, salads, and even hamburgers for those who don’t feel like Mexican fare, diners can order at the counter and dine-in, or opt for take-out. For those with a 1a.m. after bar-hopping hankering, Olé’s chips and salsa (only $1.00) and fish or street tacos are the perfect cure. Sisters Restaurant 171 Stafford St., Worcester 508-755-2604 Sisters is a cozy little breakfast-lunch stop that offers a delicious home-style diner menu - with a more than a few interesting and unusual specialties - served by a friendly staff. It’s cash only, but the prices are low enough, that it shouldn’t be a problem. Mai Tai 69 Green St., Worcester 508-751-5900 Mai Tai Sushi & Bar on Green Street in Worcester is yet another sushi restaurant to join the Worcester ranks, but don’t let that serve as a reason to pass it by. Fresh ingredients and large cuts of fish are this restaurants specialty, with the Mai Tai maki and potato maki standing out as favorites. While the sushi is great, Mai Tai’s crab rangoons are

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some of the best we’ve ever eaten, as giant pockets of fried dough burst with gooey deliciousness. The restaurant is fair priced and features solid service, though a late night bar crowd might keep out Worcester diners looking for solitude. Eastern Pearl 290 Main St., Webster 508-671-9288 On an anything but bustling Main Street of Webster, the Eastern Pearl is a standout for this little town. The owners of this new Chinese and Japanese restaurant deserve kudos for their clever preservation of an old bank transformed into a full-service restaurant. Japanese fare must-haves include the BBQ squid appetizer and any special sushi rolls of the day. The Pu Pu Platter is a perfect Chinese entrée to share, especially for those overwhelmed and undecided by the menu options. The ambience is fitting for any occasion from date night to a family-night out, and the large portions of each offering can almost guarantee leftovers for the next day. Dagwoods Restaurant 26 West Boylston St., West Boylston 508-835-3255 Dagwoods is a family-friendly, casual-dining restaurant with a menu that should please a wide variety of palettes: vegetarian, carnivore, kids, and those looking for something a little different. The prices are great, service is good, and the food should satisfy with flavor and portion size. Pampas Churrascaria 145 East Central St., Worcester 508-757-1070 You’ve most likely driven past this restaurant on the corner of Central and Shrewsbury streets and either not realized it’s a restaurant, or have been skeptical about what’s on the inside. I’m guilty of both. Lacking in aesthetic appeal, Pampas Churrascaria is Worcester’s answer to a Brazilian steak house and offers meats fresh off the rotisserie. The salad bar is worth trying at least once, but not a must-have; though, the beef brisket and black beans are pretty spectacular. Truly, one goes for the rotisserie and highlights include chicken sausage, bacon-wrapped chicken, grilled cinnamon-sugar pineapple, and not-to-be-missed – the beef sirloin. Take-out is an option, convenient for lunch-on-the-go, but selections are best made once you’ve arrived (rather than on the phone) since meats and salads vary daily. Open daily for lunch and dinner, this BYOB establishment has various dining options to best fit your hunger level and wallet. The best bet is to dine-in and choose the all-you-can-eat meat service. If you’ve got little ones in tow, be sure to order one of their specialty juices blended at the bar, especially the strawberry.

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music >Thursday 4 KARAOKE. Karaoke, Dance Music, and Music Videos on our new Hi-Def Projection TV. DJ Mark plays your favorites from his huge collection. State of the Art Sound System and great performing stage and dance floor. Free. 7-11 p.m. 3-G’s Sports Bar, The Music Room, 152 Millbury St. 508-754-3516. Paul McQuaid and Kevin Sheehan. Paul McQuaid has been playing classic rock guitar for many years as a solo musician and with different bands. Tonight he will preform solo and with guest vocalist Kevin Sheehan. No Cover Charge. 7-8:30 p.m. Coffeelands World Gifts Espresso Cafe, 50 High St., Clinton. 978-733-4277. Ricky Duran. 7-10 p.m. Banner Pub, The, 112 Green St. 508755-0879. Night Train (Roots/Blues, LIVE MUSIC). No Cover. 7:15-9:45 p.m. The Mill at 185 West Boylston Street, 185 West Boylston St., West Boylston. themill185.com. Havana Night Live Latin Jazz. Live band playing/singing classic latin rhythms/ jazz/ samba and bossa nova, no cover. Guest collaborations may be arranged. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Cantina Bar & Grill, United States, 385 Main St. 508-579-8949 or facebook.com/cantinabar. Irish Music Session. Each week, a traditional Irish music session is held at Mulligan’s Taverne. The public are welcome to join in music, song, and camaraderie. No cover charge, all ages and talent levels welcome. Listeners welcome, too! No Charge. 7:30-10 p.m. Mulligans Taverne-on-the-Green, 121 West Main St., Westborough. 508-344-4932 or westboroughsession.com. OPEN MIC THURSDAYS with BILL McCARTHY. Visit: MySpace.com/OpenMicWorld for info and the latest sign-up schedules! Sign-up in advance! Any slot marked as “open” usually is! Email Bill McCarthy to reserve it! Free. 7:30-11:30 p.m. Biagio’s Grille, 257 Park Ave. 508-756-7995 or MySpace.com/OpenMicWorld. Sean Paul Live At The Palladium. Jamaican Pop/Dancehall legend Sean Paul will perform live at The Palladium for his North American tour. The show is in support of his new album “Tomahawk Technique,” which will release on September 18th. $25. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Palladium, The, 261 Main St. 508-797-9696 or thepalladium.net/ events.html. Audio Wasabi with host Brian Chaffee. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. Karaoke. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Breakaway Billiards, 104 Sterling St., Clinton. 978-365-6105. KARAOKE with Mike Rossi. Free. 8-11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350.

Thursday Open Mic W/ Ed Sheridan. The Blue Plate proudly reinstates Open Mic for our 6th year; An unassuming and supportive environment to share your music and build great new relationships to further your playing and singing. Free. 8-11 p.m. Blue Plate Lounge, 661 Main St., Holden. 508-829-4566. Wormtown Promotions Presents: HIP HOP @ The Raven! (18+). This is the second show by Wormtown Ska Promotions as we switch up genres, go under Wormtown Promotions and bring the Rap! The conformations are: E MCEE MD, Lost Profit$, Shane Hall, Ari Y w/ Latrell James, Danny Fanthom w/ Leon Legacy, JoE GriZzLy, & Vulga Vulva from Solo Sexx! Doors open at 7:30pm. Do It Yourself Wormtown Promotions, a not-for-profit project. - “For the artists, & for the music.” $5 = 21+ & $8 = 18+. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. The Raven, 258 Pleasant St. 508-791-4930 or facebook.com. Dana Lewis Live. Dana Lewis Live! at the Grafton Inn playing the Greatest Hits of the 50’s to the 80’s. Dion, Elvis, Everly Bros, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Beatles, Stones, Tom Petty, Green Day, Pink Floyd & More! NO Cover. BE There! Free. 8:30-10:30 p.m. Grafton Inn, The, 25

Star! We Ain’t Yo Momma’s Karaoke! no cover. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Angry Ham’s Garage Restaurant & Pub, 2 Beacon St., Framingham. Metal Thursday MTCLXXXII: Led to the Grave, Drones for Queens [PA], INTHESHIT, Boxcutter Facelift. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. The Awesome 80’s party band THE FLOCK OF A-HOLES . OCTOBER - Dance party 9:00pm-10:45pm. (21+) College ID in for Free before 10:30pm. We’re changing it up a little. From 9:00pm - 10:34pm we’ll be playing your favorite dance music and open up this great dance floor and lights to start your party off right. THE FLOCK OF ASSHOLES are on at 11:00pm for the month of October. We’re trying this out for a whole month. Hope you come down early and enjoy it! Oh... COLLEGE students (21+ obviously) that have a college ID are in for free before 10:00pm. $5. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or facebook.com. Thirsty Thursday ALL Request DJ. No Cover. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Days End Tavern, Main Level, 287 Main St., Oxford. 508-987-1006 or daysendtavern.com. FoundationZ Thursdays. Resident Crew: Top Rock United featuring Dubstep / Drum & Bass in the back room and Hiphop / Dancehall / Breaks / NewJack in the front 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Fusion, 109 Water St. 508756-2100. Twisted Thursdays With DJ Whiteboi. Stop on down and enjoy the evening listening to your favorite music from the by gone days. 10-11:59 p.m. Club Remix, 105 Water St. 508-756-2227 or remixworcester. com.

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Grafton Cmn, Grafton. 508-839-5931. All Request Thirsty Thursday With CJ/DJ. No cover! 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Days End Tavern, The Downstairs, 287 Main St., Oxford. 508-868-7382 or soundzlikefun.com. Cara Brindisi. 9 p.m.-midnight Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508752-9439. Jim Devlin Band. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Cigar Masters, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459-9035. Latin Heat Thursdays @ Bocados Tapas Bar. 9-11:30 p.m. Bocado Tapas Wine Bar, 82 Winter St. 508-797-1011. Live Band Karaoke w/ Fingercuff. Live Band Karaoke with Fingercuff. Over 200 Songs to choose from. You get to be the Rock

Dana Lewis LIVE. Playing the Classic Hits of the 50’s to the 80’s. “The sound track of your youth”. Great Dinners, Home made desserts, Full Bar, Lottery & ME.No Cover, BE There! Free. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Webster House Restaurant, 1 Webster St. 508-757-7208. Open Mic Night. Every Friday night we have an open mic hosted by Patrick McCarthy. Come in and show us your talents or enjoy great performances by local artists! Our menu features craft beer and wine as well as great food options sure to please :). No Cost. 6:30-9:30 p.m. NU Cafe, 335 Chandler St. Worcester, MA. 508-9268800 or nucafe.com. BILL McCARTHY LIVE. Classic & Contemporary Acoustic & Not-So-Acoustic Rock! Visit MySpace.com/ BadClownProductions. Free. 7-10 p.m. Park Grill and Spirits, 257 Park Ave. Ed ‘n Da Ve. BAND Free. 7-11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Jazz Voyage at Joy of Music. Scheduled to appear: Jonathan Richmond - Tenor Sax David Dimenstein- Tenor Sax Victor Pacek Upright and Electric Bass Rob Provost - Drums Dave Clark - Guitar Jerry Sabatini - Trumpet and Band Director For tickets and more information, contact: Richard Ardizzone at 508-856-9541 Jenny Boilard at 508-421-4420 Nissa Talbot at 508-421-4368 All proceeds to benefit SHARE,(Supported Housing and Recovery Environment) a program of Community Healthlink $7. 7-9 p.m. Joy of Music Program,

1 Gorham St. 508-421-4368. Jazz Voyage Benefit Concert. Jazz Voyage, the adult jazz ensemble at JOMP, is performing its 5th Annual Benefit Concert - all proceeds will benefit the SHARE Program of Community Healthlink. Under the direction of trumpeter Jerry Sabatini, the ensemble includes David Dimenstein and John Richmond, tenor sax; Dave Clark, guitar; Victor Pacek, bass; and Rob Provost, drums. The group plays with great energy and performs a wide range of standard and world jazz and fusion. $7. 7-9 p.m. Joy of Music Program, Recital Hall, 1 Gorham St. 508-856-9541. Live Music Every Friday. Live Music Every Friday night at the Eastside Grill at Marlborough Country Club! Outside on our deck overlooking the golf course, join us for dinner, drinks and great music with local artists! For our complete line-up find us on facebook at facebook.com/marlboroughcountryclub. Free Event for All Ages. 7-9 p.m. Marlborough Country Club, 200 Concord Road, Marlborough. 508485-1660 or marlboroughcountryclub.com. Mike Brennan. 7-10 p.m. Perfect Game Sports Grill and Lounge, 64 Water St. 508-792-4263. Sean Ryan. 7-11 p.m. Barbers Crossing (North), Downstairs Lounge, 175 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8438. Fiddle Jam Drop In. All fiddlers/violinists are welcome to join alongside other fiddlers and play your favorite fiddle tunes. Join Pakachoag faculty member (strings; Suzuki Program Coordinator) Amy Matherly and husband Chris as they lead a fiddle fest jam session. Please sign up in advance by emailling Amy. $10 at door. 7:15-8:15 p.m. Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester, Education Wing, 203 Pakachoag St., Auburn. 508-791-8159. Organ Concert featuring Kevin Jones. Kevin Jones will present a concert of organ music, including works by Buxtehude, Hindemith, Bach, Jongen, Howells, and Franck.Mr. Jones is on the faculty of the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford. He has served an an Associate Artist and Assistant Chorus Master with Cleveland Opera, as well as pianist at both Cleveland Institute of Music and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Free & open to the public. 7:30-9 p.m. First Unitarian Church, 90 Main St. 508-757-2708 or worcago.org. Chris Reddy Acoustic Loops from Hell. 8 p.m.-noon The Mill, 185 West Boylston St., West Boylston. Ed Dave’ & Tee’s 7 Piece Trio. Get in “Free” 2 Nite . 8-11:59 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Karaoke. Karaoke by Star Sound Entertainment. 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Chooch’s Food & Spirits, 31 East Brookfield Road, North Brookfield. 508-867-2494. Live Bands. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. Ron Murphy with the Workingman’s Jazz Band. no cover. 8-11 p.m. Concord’s Colonial Inn, 48 Monument Square, Concord. 978-369-2373. Live Music. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. Live Music in the Pub - TBD. Every Friday night, 8:30 pm to 12:30 pm, music for your singing & enjoying pleasure. 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Fiddlers’ Green Pub & Restaurant, 19 Temple St. 508-792-3700. AriBand, Light Up Nancy, Tilt-o-Whirl, Nails Hide

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>Saturday 6 KARAOKE. Free. 9-12:30 a.m. Shangri-la chinese restaurant, 60 madison St. 508-798-0888. Henryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wine. no cover. 9:30-12:30 a.m. Talâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Place, 138 Lake St., Webster. 508-949-6559. Hip Swayers Duo. Hip Swayers Duo is back at the Market - get your fresh veggies and enjoy some tunes! 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. REC Farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Market, YMCA Family Park on Murray Ave. New England Bloody Roots Festival. The New England Bloody Roots Music Festival is the Northeastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own heavy roots, country, folk and deep blues all day musical event featuring local and touring artists. All day Saturday October 6 with music from: Scissormen Big Eyed Rabbit The Ten Foot Polecats James Keyes Cannibal Ramblers Tokyo Tramps The Great Whiskey Rebellion Whip City Bootleggers SmokeStack and the Foothill Fury The Real Samual James and more... Beer Garden & BBQ by Beatnikâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, BTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Smokehouse, and Wormtown Brewery! 1 p.m.-2 a.m. Beatnikâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 433 Park Ave. 508-926-8877 or facebook.com/events/346896825384470. Hip Swayers Duo Show. The Hip Swayers duo will entertain you at Tower Hillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Shades of Autumn event - munch on heirloom apples while enjoying an eclectic mix of originals and covers invoking the classic duos of George & Melba, Johnny & June, Conway & Loretta, George & Gracie! 2:30-4 p.m. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508-869-6111 or towerhillbg.org. Mark Robie. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nu Cafe, 335 Chandler St. 508-9268800. Chris Reddy Acoustic Loops from Hell. 7-11 p.m. Perfect Game Sports Grill and Lounge, 64 Water St. 508-792-4263.

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Face and Body Paint Blacklight Party! w/DJ Tony T. Painters will be here so come early and get painted or come already painted! Cash Prize for Best Creation!!! 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Club Remix, 105 Water St. 508-756-2227. Invaders at Krazy Horse. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. The Krazy Horse Bar & Grill, 287 Main St. Worcester. 774-696-0886. Karaoke with Outrageous Greg. Karaoke with DJ Greg (formerly of Eddy’s Pub)every Saturday night. The absolute BEST Karaoke in Worcester! No cost, Worcester College Students Get WOO Points. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fiddlers’ Green Pub & Restaurant, 19 Temple St. 508-792-3700. Kung Fu Grip returns! with VERY special guests: D.C. WONDER and The Sperm Whales. A little bit of everything. Weezer, Foo Fighters, Paramore, No Doubt, JEW, FOB, TBS, ADTR, FYS, 80’s tunes, and some crazy stuff you would never expect. $6. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or facebook.com/ kungfugripworcester. MT Presents: Joe Stump, Seax, Hessian [ME], Thrillhouse. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. No Alibi. BAND $5. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. SPINSUITE SATURDAYS - Top 40. SPINSUITE SATURDAYS DJ SOUP - DJ NICK - DJ B-LO spin your favorite Dance, Mash Ups & Top 40 Tracks. Fusion’s Lounge opens at 9:00 pm and Dance Club opens at 10:30pm. Coat room with attendant available. No Cover Charge. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Fusion, 109 Water St. 508-756-2100. The Flock of Assholes. The Flock is back at JJ’s!! Get down here and rock out to all your favorite 80’s hits all night long! 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420. The Sara Ashleigh Band with Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood. 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. The Cannery @12 Crane Street, Southbridge, MA 01550, 12 Crane St., Southbridge. Mission of Blues. 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Rivalry’s Sports Bar, 274 Shrewsbury St. 774-243-1100. Decades By Dezyne. $5. 9:45 p.m.-1 a.m. Jillian’s - Worcester, 315 Grove St. 508-793-0900.

DJ Reckless. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Perfect Game Sports Grill and Lounge, 64 Water St. 508-792-4263. Invaders. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. The Krazy Horse Bar & Grill, 287 Main St. Worcester. 774-696-0886. Jubilee Gardens. come enjoy the grooves of all origianl pop/rock/ alt 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Sahara Cafe & Restaurant, 143 Highland St. 508-798-2181 or jubileegardens.com. Sin City. No Cover. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Days End Tavern, Main Level, 287 Main St., Oxford. 508-987-1006. Tantrum Saturdays with DJ Tony T. 18+ only $10 21+ only $5. 10 p.m.-1:45 a.m. Club Remix, 105 Water St. 508-756-2227 or remixworcester.com.

Reenactments of the WWII Battle for the Airfield will take place at the Collings Foundation headquarters at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on both Saturday, Oct. 6, and Sunday, Oct. 7. Fully restored equipment, such as tanks, cannons and aircrafts, will be on display and part of the living history event. The public will be encouraged to interact with re-enactors who will share information about the life of a WWII military person. Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for children. The Collings Foundation Headquarters, 137 Barton Rd., Stow. collingsfoundation.org.

on heirloom apples while enjoying an eclectic mix of originals and covers invoking the classic duos of George & Melba, Johnny & June, Conway & Loretta, George & Gracie! Free. 3-4 p.m. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508-869-6111 or towerhillbg.org. Ned Lucas Band. 1st Sunday of the month “Blue Sunday” at >Sunday 7 Dreamers. Players welcome. Free. 4-8 p.m. Dreamers Bar & Grille, 815 Revolution Sunday’s! Drag Show Extravaganza with DJ Worcester Road, Barre. 978-355-9095 or Nlucas.com. Mike Electra! Featuring The Remix Girls and Special Acoustic Open Mic/WARL Charity Event. Celtic/Acoustic Guests. 18+ $8 21+ $5. midnight-1:30 a.m. Club Remix, 105 music and an ongoing charity event for the Worcester Animal Rescue Water St. 508-756-2227. Jazz Brunch with Chet Williamson. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gardner League No Cover. 5-9 p.m. Jak’s Pub, 536 Main St. 508-757-5257. Vincent’s presents: Big Jon Short. Armed with a suitcase Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. kick-drum, National Reso-phonic Guitar and Lowebow cigar-box Blackstone Valley Community Concert Band. The hillharp, Big Jon Short’s high energy solo performances bring a footBlackstone Valley Community Concert Band is a true community stomping show that taps into the heart of the songs, regional styles, band consisting of approximately seventy talented musicians from the Blackstone Valley and beyond. Our performance will feature a variety of and folklore of the Blues. bigjonshort.com 5-8 p.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 music including popular songs, jazz, music from the movies, Broadway Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. Blues Jam w/Jim Perry. Blues Jam with special guests weekly. show tunes, and marches. This is music Free. 6-10 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. your whole family will enjoy. We hope Open Mic Sundays At Rivalry With Bill Mccarthy. Bill you can join us. Free. 1-2:30 p.m. Daniels McCarthy (originator of the “Half-Hour Sets!”) is Your Host at another Farmstead, 286 Mendon St., Blackstone. great Open Mic Night! Any slot marked as “open” usually is! Email bvccband.org. Bill McCarthy at openmcc@verizon. net. Free. 8 p.m.-midnight. Public Tour. Free with Museum Rivalry’s Sports Bar, 274 Shrewsbury St. 774-243-1100 or MySpace.com/OpenMicWorld. KARAOKE Every Nite. Free. 9 p.m.-1:45 a.m. cafe Wormtown Ska Promotions, a DIY neo bar and grille, 97 Millbury St. 508-615-7311. nonprofit music organization, presents a night The Rage Against The Machine band “Gorilla of hip hop music at The Raven. E MCEE, Lost Radio” with guests Rare Breed, East Coast Profit$, Shane Hall and Ari Y with Latrell James Runaways. Columbus Day Eve Bash. $6. 9 p.m.will be a few of the acts performing. Tickets $5 2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 for those 21+, $8 for those 18-20; doors open at or facebook.com/rageagainstthegorilla. 7:30 p.m. The Raven, 258 Pleasant St. Find DIY The SUNDAY NIGHT Hang w/ Ronnie Sugar Wormtown Ska Promotions on Facebook. Bear.. Free. 9 p.m.-1:45 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or luckydogmusic.com. REGGAE FUSION SUNDAYS with DJ Nick. Worcester’s longest running REGGAE night hosted by DJ admission. 1-2 p.m. Worcester Art Museum, Nick and Guest DJ’s spinning the HOTTEST Reggae, Hip Hop and Top 40 every Sunday. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Fusion, 109 Water St. 508-75655 Salisbury St. 508-799-4406. 2100. “The Bubblehead’s Annual Ginzo Parade Bash”. Our annual parade bash >Monday 8 has always proven to be a great hang with great friends & special guests sitting in - “ Oh Yeah “ It’s Still Free . 2-6 Beatles For Sale the Tribute. Beatles For Sale the Tribute is coming to Rhode Island! They will be the headlining musical act on p.m. Ralph’s Tavern, 113 Shrewsbury St. Monday, October 8th from 4-6pm on the Main Stage. The Woonsocket Bah Jam open mic with Ton of Blues. 2-8 p.m. Black Sheep Autumnfest is an annual, family-oriented, 3-day event held at the World Tavern, 261 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. War II Memorial State Park over Columbus Day weekend, featuring Hip Swayers Duo. The Hip Swayers duo return on Sunday to music, food, dealers, carnival rides, and much more! Fun for the entertain you at Tower Hill’s annual Shades of Autumn event - munch

whole family and always a great time! This is a rain or shine event. “A splendid time IS guaranteed for all...” 4-6 p.m. World War II Memorial State Park, Social St. and Pond St., Woonsocket. 401-767-9287 or autumnfest.org. Booty Groove. Booty Groove - This luscious class is a combination of yoga warm-ups, booty sculpting dance routines, core strengthening and muscle toning. We blend the grounding aspects of yoga, the booty enhancing benefits of dance and the energy behind it all in this fun, cardio workout that will leave you feeling refreshed, stronger and leaner. Do you like feeling good, looking good and having fun? This class is the best complete workout you can get in one solid hour! $16. 5:45-6:45 p.m. Zest Yoga and Fitness, 65 Southbridge St., Auburn. 508-843-9887. Karaoke. Karaoke by Star Sound Entertainment 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. London Billiards / Club Oasis, 70 James St. 508-799-7655. KARAOKE Every Nite. Free. 9 p.m.-1:45 a.m. cafe neo bar and grille, 97 Millbury St. 508-615-7311.

>Tuesday 9 Fenway Jazz Jam. The host trio is led by guitarist and Boston resident David Ehle with a bassist and drummer plus special guest musicians. The jam session usually takes place on Tuesdays, except on nights when there is a Red Sox game at Fenway Park, when it would be canceled or moved to an available Monday night. This is an open jazz jam session where all are invited to bring your instrument and your voice or just come enjoy the fun. No Cover. 7-11 p.m. Tiki hideaway Lounge, Howard Johnson Hotel, 1271 Boylston St (behind Fenway Park), Boston. 617-572-3692. Open Mic Tuesdays/local Musicians Showcase @ Greendale’s Pub With Bill Mccarthy.Bill McCarthy (originator of the “Half-Hour Sets!”) is Your Host at another great Open Mic Night! Any slot marked as “open” usually is! Email Bill McCarthy at openmcc@verizon. net. Free. 7:30-11:30 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350 or MySpace.com/OpenMicWorld. “Totally Tuesdazed!” Tunes in the Diner every Tuesday Night. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. T.J. Peavey. A veteran, accomplished and eclectic singer, songwriter and guitarist. Pass The Hat. 8-10 p.m. Jak’s Pub, 536 Main St. 508757-5257. Terry Brennan. 8-11 p.m. Banner Pub, The, 112 Green St. 508755-0879. COLLEGE NIGHTS Every Tuesday. Electrifying dance music, Killer DJ’s, Live College Bands, Great Dance Floor. Free. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508363-1888.

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Open Jam w/Sean Ryan. Open Jam Free. 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. LADIES NIGHT. Free Chips and Salsa,Veggie Crudite,Chocolate Fountain, Free $5 Gamecards, Free pool for all Ladies Starting at 6pm. Free. 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Jillian’s - Worcester, 315 Grove St. 508-793-0900. Matt Robert Solo Acoustic. Matt Robert (Hat on, Drinking wine, Home Skillet) performs old-timey, old, and new covers and originals that draw on blues, jazz, folk, and rock, from Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, and Gus Cannon’s Jug Stompers to The Decemberists, Cake, and Beck. Nu Cafe is a warm, laid-back atmosphere offering Free wi-fi, beer and wine, smoothies, coffee, tea, baked goods and sandwiches. Donations since December to The Worcester County Food Bank. Donations Suggested. 6-8 p.m. Nu Cafe, 335 Chandler St. 508-963-0588. Open Mic. This Open Mic has been running for a year now. A great sounding room for acoustic performance. SongWriter’s Night the first Wednesday of every month. Great food and friendly staff. Hosted by Brett Brumby, all mics and cables supplied, just bring your instrument and love of See The Acacia Strain at The Palladium on Saturday, Oct. 6, music! Free. 7:30-11 p.m. Route 56 Roadside Bar & as part of their record-release tour for the new album Death is the Only Grill, 24 Leicester St., North Oxford. 508-987-8669 or Mortal. Opening the show are bands Cruel Hand, I Declare War, Fit For 56barandgrill.com. An Autopsy, No Bragging Rights, Rude Awakening and Dysentery. Tickets Karaoke. Karaoke by Star Sound Entertainment $15; doors open at 5:30 p.m., show at 6 p.m. The Palladium, 261 Main 8 p.m.-midnight Dark Horse Tavern, 12 Crane St., St. thepalladium.net. Southbridge. 508-764-1100. Karaoke. 8-11 p.m. The Mill, 185 West Boylston St., West Boylston. Sam James. 8-11:30 p.m. Banner Pub, The, 112 - Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. 65 Water St. 508Green St. 508-755-0879. 831-1106 or dzian.net. Sean Ryan & Company. Open Jam! Free. 8-11 p.m. Greendale’s EcoTarium, Bubbles!, Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Fridays, Saturdays, through Oct. 7; Grossology: The (Impolite) The Dropsteppers. 8-11 p.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-926Science of the Human Body, Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 8877. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through Dec. 2; Preschool and Toddler Wednesday Night Open Mic @ The Hotel Befont With Wednesdays, Wednesdays, through Dec. 19. Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Bill Mccarthy Local Musicians Showcase. Sign-up Sunday, closed Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Inadvance by emailing openmcc@verizon.net and visiting Myspace. Admission: $14.00 adults; $8.00 for children ages 2-18, $10 college com/openmicworld. Free. 8 p.m.-midnight. Belfont Hotel, 11 South students with IDs & senior citizens. Children under 2 & EcoTarium Main St., Millbury. 508-917-8128. members Free. Additional charges apply for Tree Canopy Walkway, Karaoke Wednesday’s with DJ SPAZ. This is your chance to Explorer Express Train, planetarium programs & other special progra. come on down and sing like a rock star or just kick back and enjoy a 222 Harrington Way. 508-929-2700 or ecotarium.org. cocktail while you listen to your friends sing your favorite tunes. We Fisher Museum Harvard Forest, 324 N. Main St., Petersham. are proud to present a $1000.00 contest that will award weekly cash 978-724-3302 or harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/museum.html. prize and the overall winner, in October will walk away with $1000.00 Fitchburg Art Museum, Hours: Noon-4 p.m. Sunday, closed in cash.... so come down and win one week and you will be entered Monday, Noon-4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. 25 Merriam Parkway, to win the big prize. No Cover charge. 9-11:59 p.m. Club Remix, 105 Fitchburg. 978-345-4207 or fitchburgartmuseum.org. Water St. 508-756-2227 or remixworcester.com. Fitchburg Historical Society, Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. Ricky Duran. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Cigar Masters, 1 Exchange Place. to 4 p.m. Monday - Tuesday, 10 a.m.-midnight Wednesday, closed 508-459-9035. Thursday - Saturday. 50 Grove St., Fitchburg. 978-345-1157 or Woo Town Wednesdays. Free show with Marla Mase fitchburghistory.fsc.edu. and more. Email Egodin@aol.com to get on the Framed in Tatnuck, Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 10 a.m. to Wednesday show.. Marla Mase is a writer/performer/producer/ 6 p.m. Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 1099 Pleasant St. singer/songwriter from New York City. She writes songs, plays, 508-770-1270 or wwwframedintatnuck.com. monologues, erotica, blogs, and poems. She is known for her gutsy, Higgins Armory Museum, WOO Card good at Higgins Armory sexy, raw, performance style and her intelligent lyrics. Free. 9 p.m.-2 Museum, Through Dec. 31; CastleKids StoryHour, Wednesday. Hours: a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or facebook. Noon-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday com/pages/Marla-Mase/170044966351982. - Saturday. Admission: General Admission: $12 for Adults, $9 for WOO-TOWN Wednesday Free show LIVE BANDS. Live Seniors (age 60+), $7 for Children (age 4-16), Children 3 and under entertainment every Wednesday night. Check luckydogmusic.com for are Free. 100 Barber Ave. 508-853-6015 or higgins.org. complete lineup. Free. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green Mass Audubon: Broad Meadow Brook Conservation St. 508-363-1888 or luckydogmusic.com. Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, Hours: 12:30-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. 414 Massasoit Ave. 508-753-6087 or massaudubon.org. Museum of Russian IconsSeries of “One Icon” exhibitions, ARTSWorcester, Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 1-4 p.m. Through Aug. 20, 2013. Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 11-3 a.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday - Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Tuesday - Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 11-3 a.m. Friday, Admission: Free. 660 Main St. 508-755-5142 or artsworcester.org. 9-3 a.m. Saturday. Admission: Adults $7, Seniors (59 and over) $5, Booklovers’ Gourmet, The American Dog”, paintings by Holly Students (with ID) & children (3-17) $2, Children under 3 Free, Groups Connors, Monday - Saturday. Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (any age) $. 203 Union St., Clinton. 978-598-5000 or 978-598Monday, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 5000x17 or museumofrussianicons.org. Saturday. 55 East Main St., Webster. 508-949-6232 or er3.com/book Old Sturbridge Village, Story Hour at the Old Sturbridge Village

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Book Store, Thursdays, through Dec. 27. Admission: $7 - $20 charged by age. Children under 3 fre. 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge. 800-733-1830 or 508-347-3362 or osv.org. Post Road Art Center, Hours: closed Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday - Saturday. 1 Boston Post Road, Marlborough. 508-4852580 or postroadartcenter.com. Preservation Worcester, Hours: closed Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, closed Saturday. 10 Cedar St. 508-754-8760 or Dick Doherty’s Beantown Comedy Escape - Thursdays, preservationworcester.org. Fridays, Saturdays, Fridays. Showtimes: Open Mic on the 1st & 3rd Prints and Potter Gallery, American Contemporary Art & Thursdays at 8p.m.-$15pp. Fridays 9p.m. and Saturdays 8p.m. -$20pp. Craft Gallery,Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Prices: $15 Thurs - $20 Fri/Sat pp except Special Events. Drinks and Fridays, Saturdays, through Dec. 31; Pastoral Worcester: The Vanishing Appetizers available in the show room. Full Dinner available before Rural Landscape,Through Oct. 13. Hours: closed Sunday, 10-5:30 Show in Restaurant $5 off with College ID 2 for 1 Active Military or a.m. Monday - Tuesday, 10-7 a.m. Wednesday - Thursday, 10-5:30 Veterans $4 off with Dinner Receipt and Reservations. Fri & Sat Oct 5th a.m. Friday, 10-5 a.m. Saturday. 142 Highland St. 508-752-2170 or & 6th Brad Mastrangelo Matt D and friends. Dick’s Beantown Comedy printsandpotter.com. Escape at Biagio’s Restaurant. Great Food and Fun Make Reservations Quinebaug Valley Council for the Arts & Humanities, Early at 800-401-2221 or online at beantowncomedy.com. 8 p.m.the Arts Center, Hours: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Friday, 2-4 p.m. Saturday. 111 Main St., Southbridge. 508346-3341 or qvcah.org. SAORI Worcester presents the annual Sheep to Shawl – Llama Rollstone Studios, Sunday, closed Monday to Pajama event on Saturday, Oct. 6, from noon-4 p.m. at Green Hill Park Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday - Saturday. Farm. The event features demonstrations on how animals provide material Admission: Free. 633 Main St., Fitchburg. 978-348to make clothes without being hurt. Lessons on how to spin, hand-dye, knit, 2781 or rollstoneartists.com. Salisbury Mansion, Salisbury Mansion Tours, weave and lead animals will be provided. Green Hill Park Farm, Green Hill Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through Dec. 31. Pkwy. saoriworcester.com. Hours: closed Sunday - Wednesday, 1-8:30 p.m. Thursday, 1-4 p.m. Friday - Saturday. 40 Highland St. 508-753-8278 or worcesterhistory.org midnight Biagio’s Grille, Comedy Room, 257 Park Ave. Call 800-401Taproot Bookstore, Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 2221 or visit laughstub.com. Monday - Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday - Thursday, 10 a.m. Open Mike Comedy - Saturdays- Sundays. Hosted by a variety of to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 1200 West Boylston St. local comedians under the leadership of Andy Paquette. Worcester’s 508-853-5083 or TaprootBookstore.com. longest running open mic attracts regional talent and newcomers. Tatnuck Bookseller & Cafe, Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 9 100’s of aspiring comedians have bared their wares in front of this a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday - Saturday. supportive and simpathetic crowd. Well known as the breeding grounds 18 Lyman St., Westborough. 508-366-4959 or tatnuck.com. for local talent it has produced many known and not to be known The Sprinkler Factory, Hours: Noon-6 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. comedians. Fear not! Your Sense of Pride. 7-9 p.m. 3-G’s Sports Bar, Monday - Friday, closed Saturday. 38 Harlow St. sprinklerfactory.com. The Music Room, 152 Millbury St. Call 508-754-3516. Top Fun Aviation Toy Museum, Hours: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. 21 Prichard Sunday Night Cinemageddon! Outdoor Drive-In movies every Sunday. - Sundays, Sunday, May 13 - Wednesday, October St., Fitchburg. 978-342-2809 or 978-297-4337 or topfunaviation.com. 31. Free. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Guided Garden Tour, Sundays, Call 508-753-9543. through Dec. 30. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 10 Frank’s Comedy Safari - Saturdays, Saturday, July 14 - Monday, a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admission: $10 Adults, $7 Seniors December 31. Frank’s Comedy Safari every Sat. night. Free valet & $5 Youth, Free to Members & Children under . 11 French Drive, parking. Food before or during the show. Call 1-800-71-LAUGH for Boylston. 508-869-6111 or towerhillbg.org. reservations. Outside of MA call 774-452-1131. $20 cash at door. Free Westboro Gallery, Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, closed parking. 8 p.m.-9:30 a.m. Viva Bene Italian Ristorante, 144 Commercial Monday - Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. 8 West St. Call 774-452-1131 or visit frankfoleyscomedysafari.com. Main St., Westborough. 508-870-0110 or westborogallery.com. StageTime Comedy Club - Saturdays. $5. 8-10 p.m. Jose’ Worcester Art Museum, 20th Century American Drawings, Murphy’s, UPSTAIRS!, 97-103 Water St. Call 508-792-0900 or visit Through Dec. 2; Art Since the Mid-20th Century, Through Dec. 31; stagetimecomedyclub.com. Spotlight on Maki Haku, Through Jan. 1, 2013; Wall at WAM: Charline A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum von Heyl, Through Dec. 31; Exhibition Opening Party: Kennedy to Kent Friday, October 5 - Saturday, October 6. Vaudeville, burlesque and State: Images of a Generation, Saturday; Zip Tour: Cecelia Beaux and classic farce travel back to Rome 200 B.C. Young love blossoms as Mrs. Merriman with Docent Jane Maquire, Saturday; Kennedy to Kent Mom and Dad are off to the Forum. Combine that with a slave wanting State: Images of a Generation, Sunday - Sunday. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 his Freedom, a slave wanting to keep things calm, a buyer and seller p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, of courtesans, and the courtesans of course, the virgin, the hero, the 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. warrior who bought the virgin, love potions, all blended together with Saturday. Admission: Free for members, $14 adults, $12 seniors, Free music by Stephen Sondheim to bring you “Comedy Tonight”. $20 for youth 17 and under. Free for all first Saturdays of each month, for evenings; $15 for matinees; $10 for children ages 16 and under. 10am-Noon. 55 Salisbury St. 508-799-4406 or worcesterart.org. 8-10:30 p.m. Mount Wachusett Community College: Theatre, 444 Worcester Center for Crafts, Art of Dining, Tuesdays-Saturdays, Green St., Gardner. Call 978-632-2403 or visit mwcc.edu/tam. through Oct. 13; The Bowl Show: Sale & Show, Tuesdays-Saturdays, Clara Barton: A One Woman Play - Wednesday, October 10. through Nov. 17; Vegetative States: Photographs by Adam Laipson, The Worcester State University Department of History and Political Tuesdays-Saturdays, through Nov. 3; The Herd: Back to the Land, Mondays-Saturdays, Sept. 22 - Oct. 28. Hours: closed Sunday, 9 a.m. to Science continues its 2nd annual commemoration of the 150th 5 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, closed Saturday. 25 anniversary of the U.S. Civil War. The department cordially invites area schools, Worcester community members, university students, faculty, Sagamore Road. 508-753-8183 or worcestercraftcenter.org staff and the general public to share in our commemoration of the U.S. Worcester Historical Museum, In Their Shirtsleeves, Through Civil War featuring guest speakers and performance art. Clara Barton: A Dec. 31; Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! - At Worcester One Woman Play performed by Pat Jordan First Performance: Sullivan Historical Museum, Saturday. Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 10 Auditorium, 10:30 a.m. Second Performance: Science & Technology a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday - Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Auditorium ST 102 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. All events are Free and open to 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday - Saturday. 30 Elm St. 508-753-8278 or the public. Free. 10:30 a.m.-noon Worcester State University: Sullivan worcesterhistory.org. Auditorium, 486 Chandler St. Worcester Public Library, Hours: closed Sunday - Monday,

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>Wednesday 10 Free Salsa Dance Workshop. Enjoy this Free Salsa Class and see what you’ve been missing! If you enjoy it so much and you register that evening for our upcoming course, you will save $10! 6:30-7:30 p.m. Salsa Storm Dance Studio, 9 Harrison St. 508-854-8489.

fairs & festivals >Thursday 4 Sustainability Fair. This year’s Sustainability Fair will include a teach-in by WSU faculty, farmer’s market, job fair and vendor booths for green businesses, non-profits and government agencies. All day events, 8:30-3:00, Student Center. Free. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Worcester State University, Student Center, Exhibit, 486 Chandler St. 508-929-8078.

>Saturday 6 Hey Day. Join in for farm-related demonstrations, exhibits, and hands-on activities for people of all ages including cider pressing, hayrides, and canoeing. There will also be cider, baked goods, plus produce and products offered by the Princeton Farmers Market, Red Apple Farm, and other area farms. For children there will be a minimaze, farm animals, pumpkin painting and pony rides. Members of the Princeton Arts Society will exhibit farm-related and rural landscapebased artwork. Our chicken BBQ is back! Call 978-464-2712 to reserve your serving! Children 3 and under Free. Raindate: Sunday, October 7. For all ages. $5 Adult Members, $5 Adult Non-members. $5 Child Members, $5 Child Non-members.11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mass Audubon: Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, 113 Goodnow Road, Princeton. 978-464-2712. “Mass”toberfest. This is a chance to taste several Octoberfest beers distributed in Massachusetts all at the same place. This is a one of a kind event. Authentic German food and live music by BootHill

Prospect Hill Road, Harvard. 978-456-3924 or fruitlands.org/events/ harvestweekend2012.

lectures >Saturday 6 October is Italian Heritage Month-Opening Event. Kick off event, local artist paintings and photos in Saxe Room, Italian-american displays. Remarks by Worcester Sons of Italy President Donna Giuliani, State President James DiStefano and National 2nd Vice President Joseph Russo. Light refreshments will be served. Free. 2-5 p.m. Worcester Public Library, Saxe Room, 3 Salem Square. 508-799-1655 or osiaworcesterlodge168.org.

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Humanities Visiting Speakers Series. Fitchburg State University’s Humanities Visiting Speakers Series kicks off the year with a look at the upcoming presidential election with Minnesota State University Professor Joshua Broady Preiss. The professor, from Minnesota’s philosophy, politics and economics program, will lecture on the philosophical issues underlying the upcoming presidential election. A discussion will follow the lecture. Admission is Free and open to the public. 3:30-5 p.m. Fitchburg State University: Conlon Building, Kent Recital Hall, 160 Pearl St., Fitchburg. I have An Idea! Now What? The WPI Venture Forum can help get you started and keep your company going. This program Part 1 of a Four-Part Series for Entrepreneurs Starting Companies. Before the program, the WPI Innovator of the Year Award will be presented to David Norton - 62 who is one of the co-founders of The Balanced Scorecard, a powerful business growth instrument. Free for Members, $15 for Alumni and Past Case Presenters, $25 for General Public. 5-8:30 p.m. WPI Campus Center - 3rd Floor, 100 Institute Road. 978779-9965 or wpiventureforum.org.

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The Job Loss Recovery Program. “The Job Loss Recovery Program” that uses a unique series of guided visualization techniques which have been proven to help unemployed, dislocated workers break out of this endless, downward emotional cycle. In a published, peer-reviewed study five times more people landed jobs within two months of listening to guided visualization recordings compared to a placebo control group, who just did routine job search activities. In the Job Loss Recovery Program course, the guided visualization recordings you’ll listen to will help you: If you’re finally ready to overcome your job loss stress and land the job of your dreams, this course is for you! http://career-successThe Sustainability Fair at Worcester State University on coach.com. To register for this course go to: http:// Thursday, Oct. 4., includes a farmers’ market, job fair and vendor booths nightlifeworcester.org/; scroll to the “We Offer” box in from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Teach-in lectures by WSU faculty including the middle, right-hand column, click “Special Interest” Sustainable Hospitals by professor Stephanie Chalupka at 8:30 a.m. and then title search “Job Loss” to locate the course in the Climate Change Primer by professors Allison Dunn, Timothy Cook and online Night Life Worcester catalog. Contact the Night Douglas Kowalewski at 1 p.m. in the university’s Blue Lounge. Worcester Life Worcester office 508-799-3090. $25: Worcester State University, 486 Chandler St. worcester.edu. Resident / $40: Non-Worcester Resident. 7-8:30 p.m. Forest Grove Middle School, 495 Grove St. 508-4592854.

Express. This event will help kick off our annual scholarship fund to help local students who have chosen to further their educations. $10 Entry with Free tasting glass. noon-6 p.m. Gardner Deer Club, 221 High St., Gardner. 978-632-9889 or gardnerdeerclub.com/id7.html. Shades of Autumn: A Fall Harvest Celebration. Come for this special 3-day weekend which features live animals, heirloom apples, locally made products, and children’s crafts. Tower Hill will be turned into a virtual farmland, featuring beautiful displays of garden produce and a farmer’s market, and taste-testing tours of the famous antique apple orchard (2pm each day)-with 119 varieties of pre-20th Century apples. Activities include children’s crafts and a children’s scavenger hunt. Hot apple cider, a special harvest menu in Twigs Café, and Massachusetts products for sale from numerous local vendors will round out the weekend. Weather permitting; enjoy a hayride through the trails. $12 Adults, $9 Seniors (65+), $7 Youth (6-18), Free to Members & Children under 6. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508-869-6111 or towerhillbg.org. Harvest Weekend at Fruitlands Museum. Enjoy the fun of fall activities including pumpkin decorating, apple cider tasting, hands-on activities at the Family Learning Center and more! Regular Museum Admission. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fruitlands Museum, 102

poetry >Sunday 7 Stanley Kunitz Childhood Home Open House & Tours. Join us in this private home, the childhood home of Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz, as owner and longtime friend of the poet Carol Stockmal opens her house to the public this Columbus Day weekend for guided tours including many momentos and historical artifacts from Stanley Kunitz. Carol and her late husband Greg began what was to become a twenty year close friendship and correspondence with the poet who reconnected to his Worcester roots near his 80th birthday. Tours are on the half hour at 10:30, 11:30 and 1:30 and each day at 2:30 The Worcester County Poetry Association invites you to an open mic weather permitting in the garden. Bring any poetry you like or share a favorite poem of the poet, whose home we read in. Be sure to see the nearly 100 year old pear tree that Stanley not only planted but decades later memorialized in a poem to this cherished Worcester couple, The Stockmals. Free and open to the public. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stanley Kunitz House, 4 Woodford Street, first floor and gardens, 4 Woodford St. 508-853-6994 or wcpa.homestead.com.


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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 41 of the Massachusetts General Laws, Section 81-T, the Millbury Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Monday, October 22, 2012, at 8:15 p.m. at the Municipal Office Building, 127 Elm Street, Millbury, MA, on the application of Agustin Abalo property located at 29 McGrath Road, Millbury, MA for a one lot Definitive Subdivision Plan. Plan is available for inspection in the Planning Department, Municipal Office Building during regular business hours. Anyone wishing to be heard on this application should appear at the time and place designated above. Richard Gosselin Chairman 10/04/12 & 10/11/12 Real Estate • Jobs • Auto • Services

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www.centralmassclass.com LEGALS/PUBLIC NOTICES Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main St. Worcester, MA 01608 Docket No. WO12P2215GD NOTICE AND ORDER: Petition for Appointment of Guardian of a Minor In the interests of Allie Lynn-Bella Morrissey of Sutton, MA Minor NOTICE TO ALL INTERSTED PARTIES 1. Hearing Date/Time: A hearing on a Petition for Appointment of Guardian of a Minor filed on 07/25/2012 by Kathleen S Coles of Sutton, MA and Tricia R Morrissey of Providence, RI will be held 10/18/2012 08:30 AM Motion. Located Courtroom 2, Worcester Probate and Family Court. 2. Respondent to Petition: You may respond by filing a written response to the Petition or by appearing in person a the hearing. If you choose to file a written response, you need to: File the original with the court; and mail a copy to all interested parties at least (5) business days before the hearing. 3. Counsel for the Minor: The minor (or an adult on behalf of the minor) has the right to request that counsel be appointed for the minor. 4. Presence of the Minor at Hearing: A minor over age 14 has the right to be present at any hearing, unless the court finds that it is not in the minor’s best interests. Date: September 20, 2012 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate 10/04/2012

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main St. Worcester, MA 01608 Docket No. WO06P3571GI1 CITATION GIVING NOTICE OF PETITION TO EXPAND THE POWERS OF A GUARDIAN In the interests of: George Clark RESPONDENT Incapacitated Person/Protected Person Of: Millbury, MA To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, a petition has been filed by Jewish Family Service of Worcester of Worcester, MA in the above captioned matter requesting that the court: Expand the powers of a Guardian. The petition asks the court to make a determination that the powers of the Guardian and/ or Conservator should be expanded, modified, or limited since the time of the appointment. The original petition is on file with the Court. You have the right to object to this proceeding. If you wish to do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance at this court on or before 10:00 A.M. on the return date of 10/16/2012. This day is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline date by which you have to file the written appearance if you object to the petition. If you fail to file the written appearance by the return date, action may be taken in this matter without further notice to you. In addition to filing the written appearance you or your attorney must file a written affidavit stating the specific facts and grounds of your objection within 30 days after the return date. IMPORTANT NOTICE The outcome of this proceeding may limit or completely take away the above-named person’s right to make decisions about personal affairs or financial affairs or both. The above-named person has the right to ask for a lawyer. Anyone may make this request on behalf of the above-named person. If the above-named person cannot afford a lawyer, one may be appointed at State expense. WITNESS, Hon. Denise L. Meagher, First Justice of this Court. Date: Sept 19, 2012 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate 10/04/2012

WORCESTER HOUSING AUTHORITY DOMESTIC HOT WATER SYSTEM UPGRADES - MA 12-12 BELMONT TOWERS INVITATION FOR BIDS The Worcester Housing Authority (WHA) will receive sealed General Bids for DOMESTIC HOT WATER SYSTEM UPGRADES at MA 12-12 BELMONT TOWERS, 40 Belmont Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605-2655 until 2:00 p.m. on Monday, October 29, 2012 at the office of the Worcester Housing Authority, Modernization/New Development Office, 81 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA 01605 at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Project Description: Project consists of domestic hot water system upgrades at Belmont Towers, 40 Belmont Street in Worcester, MA including, but not limited to the following: 1. Selective demolition as noted. 2. Replacement of existing gas water heaters on-site with new gas-fired water heaters, storage tanks and associated flue venting, water piping, gas piping, pumps, controls and electrical. 3. Removal of existing thru-wall air conditioner (AC) and terminal unit and exterior condenser at Administrative Offices Conference room and installation of new split style AC unit and associated refrigerant condenser and condensate piping, controls and electrical. 4. All cutting, coring and patching for new hot water heating system and A/C piping and exhaust flues. 5. Patch gypsum board finished wall where old A/C removed and finish and paint. 6. Associated firestopping at penetrations thru walls. 7. Plumbing including hot water heating system equipment and piping. 8. Electrical power to new hot water heating system equipment and A/C unit and condenser. 9. All other work required by the Contract Documents. Estimated Construction Cost: The work is estimated to cost approximately $181,500. Bids are subject to M.G.L. c149 §44A-J and Federal Minimum wage rates as well as other applicable laws. This is a Little Davis Bacon Federal Wage Rate Project. DCAM Certification: General Bidders shall be certified by the Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM) in the following category of work: Plumbing. Bid Deposit: General Bids must be accompanied by a bid deposit which shall not be less than five percent (5%) of the greatest possible bid amount, (considering any alternates), and made payable to the WHA. Each General Bid shall be accompanied by: (1) Form of General Bid. (2) DCAM Certificate of Eligibility and Prime/General Update Statement. (3) Bid Bond. (4) Form HUD-5369A Representations, Certifications and Other Statements of Bidders. (5) Form of Non-Collusive Affidavit. Bid Forms and Contract Documents will be available for pickup at Worcester Housing Authority, 81 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA 01605 after 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 3, 2012. Attention is called to the following: 1. Provisions of Equal Employment Opportunity; 2. Provisions for payment of not less than the minimum wages as set forth in the Specifications; 3. Provisions of Chapter 14, Acts of 1966, Imposing a Temporary Sales Tax, Section 1, Subsection 6 (d) and (k) exempting the Authority from the operation of such a chapter; 4. Requirements to furnish and pay for a Performance Bond and a Labor and Materials Bond as set forth in the Specifications; 5. Insurance certificate indicating coverage for public liability, property damage and workers compensation, in accordance with the contract requirements, must be filed by the successful bidder upon signing of the contract. There is a plan deposit of $50.00 per set [maximum of two (2) sets] payable to the Awarding Authority. Deposits must be a certified or cashier’s check. This deposit will be refunded upon return of the sets in good condition within thirty (30) days of receipt of general bids. Otherwise the deposit shall be the property of the Awarding Authority. Additional sets may be purchased for $100.00 for each set. Bidders requesting Contract Documents to be mailed to them shall include a separate check for $40.00 per set, payable to the Awarding Authority, to cover mail handling costs. Pre-Bid Conference: A pre-bid conference is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 on the ground floor Community Room of the Belmont Towers, 40 Belmont Street. Immediately following the conference, the job site will be available for inspection. It is strongly recommended that prospective bidders attend. Following the Pre-Bid Conference, any questions received from prospective bidders shall be in writing and shall be sent to WHA up until the following times (unless bid dates are extended): 1. No later than 10:00 a.m. on Monday, October 22, 2012. The Contract Documents may be seen, but not removed at: F.W. Dodge, MHC/Joseph Merritt & Co., 17 Everberg Rd, Unit C, Woburn, MA 01801 (781-430-2008). Reed Construction Data, 30 Technology Pkwy South, Suite 500, Norcross, GA 30092 (203-426-0450). Project Dog, 18 Graf Road-Unit 8, Newburyport, MA 01950, (978-499-9014). All bids must conform with provisions of Mass General Law (Ter. Ed.), Chapter 149, Section 44A to 44L inclusive and the Instructions to Bidders. The Worcester Housing Authority reserves the right to waive any informality in or reject any and all bids or to waive any informality in the bidding. No bid shall be withdrawn for a period of thirty (30) days, Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays excluded, after approval of the award by the Worcester Housing Authority without written consent of the Worcester Housing Authority. The Contact Person for the WHA is Roger Goldman, Project Manager; Telephone: (508) 635-3312. Worcester Housing Authority Date: September 15, 2012 Arthur T. Sisko, Chairperson 10/04/2012 & 10/11/2012

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www.centralmassclass.com LEGALS/PUBLIC NOTICES Notice is hereby given pursuant to the provision of M.G.L c.255, sec. 39A that on October 11, 2012 the following vehicles will be sold at private sale to satisfy our garage keeper lien thereon for towing and storage charges and expenses of sale and notices. Vehicle 2006 ACURA TSX vin 1LNHM97V72Y693159; owner VIN CHHORNY LIM 5832 N MAIN ST PHILADELPHIA, PA 19120 Vehicle 2006 NISSAN MAXIMA vin 1N4BA41E66C865396; owner EDWIN PENA 3 MILL RD DUDLEY, MA 01571 Vehicle 2007 NISSAN ALTIMA vin 1N4AL21E57C148886; owner MARIA RODRIQUEZ 21 ELECTRIC ST WORCESTER, MA 01610 To be sold at Central Auto Works 78 Canterbury St Worcester, MA 09/27/12, 10/04/12 & 10/11/12 COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS TOWN OF SUTTON PUBLIC NOTICE TAX CLASSIFICATION The Board of Selectmen for the Town of Sutton will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 at 7:05 p.m. in the Selectmen’s Meeting Room at the Sutton Town Hall, 4 Uxbridge Road, Sutton, MA. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the percentage of the tax levy to be borne by each class of real and personal property for Fiscal 2013. The Sutton Board of Assessors will be in attendance at the hearing to provide information and data relevant to making such determination and the fiscal effect of the available alternatives. All Sutton taxpayers are invited to attend the hearing and present their comments and views orally or in writing. 10/04/12

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main St. Worcester, MA 01608 508-831-2200 Docket No. WO12P2788EA CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION Estate of: Stephen A Manners Date of Death: 07/08/2012 To all interested persons: A Petition has been filed by: James J Manners III of Millbury, MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order of testacy and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. And also requesting that: James J Manners III of Millbury, MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve on the bond. You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have the right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before: 10:00 a.m. On 10/23/2012. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an Affidavit of Objections within thirty (30) days of the return date, action may be taken without further notice to you. The estate is being administered under formal procedure by the Personal Representative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but recipients are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. WITNESS, Hon. Denise L. Meagher, First Justice of this Court Date: September 24, 2012 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate 10/04/2012

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in Mensa and she’s a classically trained pianist. Joanna Angel has a bachelor’s from Rutgers University in English literature. I play piano, too, by the way. Check out You Tube, you’ll see me in a Kid Rock video. It’s brief, but I’m there with the piano.

And you actually played it? Yes I did.

If you could put a title to your life, what would it be? Schmekel. Nah, I’m kidding. I have a New York Times bestseller, which by the way you can get now at your local bookstore and on Amazon.com, called “Ron Jeremy: The Hardest [Working] Man in Showbiz.” On my gravestone, it will probably say, “Ron Jeremy: A Hollywood Tale with a Twist.”

How did you come to be the name of a brand of rum? Well, and this is true, rum in Spanish is “el ron.” They were looking for a famous Ron. Ronald Reagan is dead, Ronald McDonald is a clown, and Ron Howard is a director. So they found me.

Is there any story behind the tag line for the rum, “A long, smooth finish?” No, there’s nothing phallic about the bottle. There are actually two bottles. One is short and fat, the other is long and slim. I did have a deal, once, with a cigar company. We did a licensing deal, and it was called the Ron Jeremy Finisher. It didn’t sell at all, and I couldn’t figure it out. Then it hit me: Guys don’t want to put my schlong against their face. So I ended up endorsing a smaller one, 8-and-a-half inches. It wasn’t named after me, I just endorsed it. OK, man, well I gotta run. I’ll call you in 12 hours.

It will be 4 a.m. here, but I can be flexible. Hey, I made a career out of being flexible. See you later, man!

What is the early feedback on your rum? People really like it. They licensed it and got a master blender, a distiller with like 50 years of experience. People like it. Donald Trump has my rum in his hotel Panama.

Note: Ron Jeremy never called back and when I called him a few times the next day, his phone went straight to voicemail. But we’ll catch up with him next week! —Walter Bird Jr.

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