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espite spending my youth five hours up the Interstate in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, I was never much interested in New Orleans. People my age celebrated the city as a place to consume incredible amounts of alcohol, revel in outrageous clubs and lose themselves in crushing Mardi Gras crowds – things thoroughly alienating to a shy and serious person who didn’t like crowds or, for that matter, beer. But as friends will testify, my taste for both crowds and beer changed – and my perception of New Orleans changed as well. The rich musical heritage of the Big Easy, the fascinating history and blending of cultural influences, the extraordinary cuisine, and the empathy after Hurricane Katrina – it all merged, the way things in New Orleans do, to pull my heart to the Crescent City for reasons more profound than that of Grammy Award winner, my adolescent friends. Irma Thomas, at Paulie’s New Only by the time this evolution occurred, I lived Orleans Jazz & Blues Festival not five hours away, but 25. So when I made my in 2013. Assumption College sabbatical project a three-month community service road trip, what better place to spend 11 days than New Orleans during Jazz Fest, a 12-stage, seven-day affair offering a buffet of Big Easy music? Especially these days, with Paul Collyer, another middle-aged New Orleans convert, having brought the Big Easy to Worcester, in the form of Paulie’s NOLA Jazz and Blues Festival. My findings: Paulie and I were right to answer the call of New Orleans. More right, really, than I could have possibly imagined. -Mike Land, Contributing writer


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heirs are the names that do not appear on an election ballot; the ones who labor behind the scenes so the ones out in front do not have to. Like the wizard in Oz, they would prefer you do not look behind the curtain. If they do their jobs right, they toil away perhaps not in total anonymity, but with the spotlight shined squarely on the person out in front - the candidate. They are the campaign managers, and once more in Worcester they are hard at work drumming up support for their candidate of choice each believing their guy, or gal, has the right stuff. It is their job to make sure the voters feel the same. “We generally take a behind-the-scenes role,” says James Bedard, who although he has worked on political campaigns before, is a campaign manager for the first time with Moses Dixon. He acknowledges a campaign manager is better as a sight unseen - or unheard. “When you see the campaign manager talking instead of the candidate, something’s amiss.” Not that you will not see Bedard and other campaign chiefs out and about. He was recently with Dixon, a Democratic candidate in the 17th Worcester District, at a walking tour of the Coes Pond beach area. Dixon is vying for the seat being vacated by retiring Democratic state Rep. John Binienda. Other candidates in that race are Democrats Doug Belanger of Leicester and former City


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Councilor Mike Germain. Leicester’s Kate Campanale is running as a Republican. While the candidate’s job is to get out and meet as many potential voters as possible, the campaign manager’s is to make it look as simple as that. But there is a whole lot more that goes into running for election than shaking hands and holding signs. “The campaign manager’s job, from my perspective,” Bedard says, “is having a lot of people telling you what you should do and deciding what you’re going to feasibly accomplish. It’s coalescing volunteers around a single goal of getting organized. It’s making


sure everyone’s where they’re supposed to be.” And then there is the money game, among the most important parts of a campaign. If a candidate does not have the cash, he or she is likely to be stuck in neutral at the starting line long after the gun has gone off. The campaign manager helps organize people to fund raise. Candidates can help, but not always, as was the case with Republican Carol Claros, who lost to Democrat Dan Donahue in a special election for 16th Worcester District state rep last year. A nurse at a state prison, Claros could not raise money, which heaped that much more onto the plate of her campaign manager, Jim Knowlton. “That made it that much more difficult,” says Knowlton, who knows a thing or two about working on an election campaign. He was the New England regional director for former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer’s unsuccessful 2012 presidential bid and worked on signature drives for former US Sen. Scott Brown. This year, while Claros is not running for office, Knowlton is back at it

as campaign manager for Republican Jackie Kostas in the 13th Worcester District. That seat is occupied by Democrat John Mahoney. “It is a lot of hard work,” Knowlton says of a job that is done almost entirely out of the public eye. There are, he says, three key elements to running a campaign: getting the candidate on the ballot, getting the candidate known to potential voters and getting out the vote. “You’re the one that makes sure everything stays on track,” Knowlton says. “You look at the history of the voting district, who’s voting, who’s coming your way. You run the data and you target those people. You try to recruit them as volunteers, try to raise money from them. Obviously, you try to get them out to vote.” How difficult the job of running a campaign is depends on the size of the campaign itself. A local, City Council race may not require a campaign manager, although some candidates will tap a trusted friend or advisor. “You really have to be your own campaign manager,” says District 3 City Councilor George Russell. “Unless you can afford a fulltime campaign manager you’ve got to depend on a buddy.” At the state and federal levels, campaign managers are but a piece of the puzzle, with operatives places in various key positions for a single candidate. While the scope of a campaign varies depending on the race, the continued on page 7



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A weekly quality of life check-in of Worcester

Mother Nature plays nice with area colleges that celebrated graduations last weekend. +1

College of the Holy Cross student Madeleine Klette awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Sri Lanka for 2014-15 academic year. +2

Several members of the Greenwood Swimming team score medals during competition in Clearwater, Fla., according to a news report. +3

Gas prices remain at a wallet-numbing high no matter where you go in Worcester - and around most other towns. -3

Worcester Magazine’s annual Best of Worcester award ceremony recognizes area businesses. +1

Boston Celtics legend and former Holy Cross great Bob Cousy learns he will receive an honorary degree from Boston College. +2

Gov. Deval Patrick announces $2 million in advanced manufacturing equipment grants to Quinsigamond Community College (QCC). +2

A proposal to require taxis to line up on Harding Street would move them to a much less visible area for bus passengers seeking a ride from Union Station. -3

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elements remain the same, according to Bedard. “I would almost say it’s absolutely identical to [running] a large campaign, just on a micro-level,” he says of district campaigns such as the one he is running with Dixon. “We have to go straight to the people we’re going to be representing.” The campaign manager, says Jim O’Brien, has to be the “bad guy” in many cases, making the tough decisions and directing people what to do, because the candidate has to stay focused on knocking on doors. O’Brien was the “buddy” who managed Russell’s inaugural campaign and also helped Guy Glodis in his 1996 run for state rep. Getting a campaign off the ground, says O’Brien, begins close to home. “You start with people you know, you start calling, going to places to recruit volunteers,” he says. “That’s what it is.” O’Brien is an example of someone who went from working on or running a campaign, to ultimately becoming a candidate himself. He was part of the five-way race in last year’s 16th Worcester District Special Democratic Primary, which Donahue won before squaring off against Claros in the general election. Unlike Donahue, who relied on Seth Nadeau to run his campaign, O’Brien tried running on his own. “I had a lot of eager friends and relatives, but I was the only one who actually knew how to run a campaign,” he says. That, coupled with his full-time job in Boston, proved an unsuccessful mix. Knowlton agrees with O’Brien’s “bad guy” label of a campaign manager. Sometimes, he says, it is necessary. “The manager plays a big role,” Knowlton says. “The manager’s got to be the bad guy in the campaign. He has to be the one that steps in and [assesses] things, stays on top of them.” Well-known community and political activist Kevin Ksen brings a unique perspective to the table when it comes to the

job of a campaign manager. “It’s extremely similar to the work I’ve always done for community organizing,” says Ksen, who in addition to his involvement in local organizations and groups is the campaign manager for both 15th Worcester District state Rep. Mary Keefe and District 4 City Councilor Sarai Rivera. Ksen managed both women to victories their first time out WALTER BIRD JR.


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he voted in unison with Health & Human Services Committee Chair and District 4 City Councilor Sarai Rivera at a recent meeting in which the panel decided, in part, against sending block grant recommendations back to City Manager Ed Augustus Jr. for reconsideration, District 2 City Councilor Phil Palmieri delivered a blow to Worcester Housing Authority head and former Mayor Ray Mariano. But did he also deliver a blow to his aspirations to unseat Democratic state Rep. Mary Keefe in the 15th Worcester District? While Mariano does not publicly endorse or support candidates, he still carries plenty of political clout. Would Palmieri’s “no” vote slam the door on a show of support from Mariano? “I don’t think so, no,” says Mariano, who was hoping for at least some Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for his agency’s A Better Life (ABL) program. It received no funding under recommendations from the city. “I don’t publicly support or endorse any candidate, but I’ve been to a number of Phil’s fundraisers and if he invited me tomorrow, I’d be there.”

FEELING MAYORAL? Mayor Joe Petty has not said whether he will seek a third term next year, but in Worcester political rumors fly around like mosquitoes at a backyard picnic and two names from within City Council are already being floated as possible mayoral contenders. District 4 Councilor Sarai Rivera and District 1 Councilor Tony Economou both have had their names mentioned - and both had similar reactions. “I don’t know where this stuff comes from,” says Economou, who like Rivera is in his second term. “I’m not going to sit here and say never, but not at this juncture. I don’t have aspirations to become mayor.” Says Rivera, “I don’t know why that conversation would occur now, when we don’t have a municipal election.” Such talk around Rivera is nothing new. She says she was approached last year about running for former 16th Worcester District state Rep. John Fresolo’s seat - which, of course, is not her district. Rivera is not saying no to a future run for mayor, but says she would like to see Petty run for another term in 2015.

KSEN GOES FOR FOUR: In gunning for a seat at the Statehouse in the 15th Worcester District, Phil Palmieri won’t just be running against incumbent Democrat Mary Keefe. He will be taking on campaign manager Kevin Ksen’s undefeated streak. Ksen successfully guided Sarai Rivera to her inaugural win over Barbara Haller as city councilor, and again when she ran unopposed last year. He also was the brain trust behind Keefe’s unexpected win in 2012 when she bested a over Democratic Primary field that included over Dianna Biancheria, over Kate Toomey, over Frank Beshai and over Ralph Perez. She went on to defeat Republican over Brian O’Malley in the general election. Ksen is again steering the ship for Keefe as she prepares to mount her first defense of the seat, with Palmieri threatening to make her a one-and-done state pol. But Ksen is not worrying about Palmieri. “I really don’t look at that direction,” he says. “My focus in on my candidate. I want you to know that person, why I think that person is doing a great job for the district.” LUCK OF THE IRISH? Over in the 16th Worcester District, incumbent Democratic state Rep. Dan Donahue has the early backing of one of the men he defeated last year in winning a special primary election to replace John Fresolo. Jim O’Brien has come out squarely in support of Donahue. The one-time campaign manager to District 3 City Councilor George Russell joined four others in losing to Donahue in the primary. Among them was Josh Perro, who may or may not be running against Donahue again (Perro has not officially announced his intentions). Also running last year were Daniele Nanni and Khrystian King. O’Brien says Donahue has done nothing to lose the seat. “He won fair and square,” he says of his fellow Irishman. “He’s a good guy. Granted, he’s a liberal, but as of now I think he’s done all the right things and I think he deserves to stay in there. He’s a bright young guy and he’s very humble, not a bragger.” PLANNED VOTES: There were no surprises with the recent endorsement announced by the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund (PPAF), which gave its seal of approval to the entire slate of Worcester state legislators seeking re-election. State Reps. Dan Donahue, 16th Worcester; Mary Keefe, 15th Worcester; and John Mahoney, 13th Worcester all

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THE NAME GAME: Under an agreement reached with the city, the DCU Center and Convention Center will keep that name for the next 10 years. It is a multi-million-dollar deal, no doubt good for the city, but we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help but feel some disappointment. So many other options are now left on the cutting-room ďŹ&#x201A;oor. Some of the names we thought merited consideration: The Tim Murray Events and Convention Center (the deal would include a minimum six indoor racing events each year and all After Five Chamber functions). The Edward Augustus Jr. Should He Stay or Should He Go Entertainment Complex (under this agreement, visitors could decide upon arrival whether to turn in their tickets for a future show). The Jo Hart Loves Worcester Center (any and all positive events not allowed under this contract, which features a lifetime ban for WRTA chief Stephen Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill). The Jim McGovern Progressive City Auditorium (this deal allows for a partnership with Progressive Insurance - and oodles of cash, all of which would be distributed equally among all visitors to each event). The Long John Fresolo Family Fun Center (the co-sponsor would be Long John Silverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, with several boxing shows a year).

HOLY CROSS FLUNKS THIS TEST: OK, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a bit biased, but the conservative political website has released its grades for some of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s college commencement speakers. The College of the Holy Cross is panned for its choice of former presidential speechwriter Jon Favreau, also a Holy Cross alum. Favreau, of course, is the former speechwriting director for Barack Obama. So what does, led by noted conservative Tucker Carlson, have to say about Favreauâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s selection? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Since Obama has never once said anything remotely memorable, Favreau is, of course, most famous for being photographed while grabbing the right boob of a life-size cardboard cutout of Hillary Clinton, while some other dude thrusts a beer bottle up her right nostril. Holy Cross is supposed to be a serious Catholic school, and its name is Holy Cross.â&#x20AC;? Ouch. gives the school an â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fâ&#x20AC;? for Favreau. TO FIND THE NEW BOSS, LOOK TO THE OLD BOSS: Former City Manager Mike Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien will be back in town next month, but not to interview for his old job (we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think). He will join two other panelists for the 29th annual meeting of the Worcester Regional Research Bureau (WRRB) on Thursday, June 5. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting, Managing Cities: Insights from the Experts, starts at 4:30 p.m. at the DCU Center and comes at an opportune time as the city is searching for its next city manager. In addition to Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien, the speakers will include Chelsea City Manager Jay Ash and former Lowell City Manager Bernie Lynch. The event is part of the bureauâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;efforts to inform the city manager recruitment process in Worcesterâ&#x20AC;? and comes on the heels of an April brief titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;The City Manager Search Process.â&#x20AC;? The WRRB is under new leadership, with ex-Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien cabinet member Tim McGourthy now in charge.

NO DRAFT DAY DILEMMA: Of all the proud parents in the audience for local college graduations in Worcester recently, it is safe to say not many of them had something else of equal importance vying for their attention. That is precisely the position Dave Gettleman found himself in while in town for the graduation of his son, Sam, from Becker College. Gettleman, you see, is the general manager of the NFLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Carolina Panthers and the graduation was on the same weekend as the NFL Draft. So what is a doting Dad to do? According to, he did the right things - he went to the graduation Saturday, May 10 and took part in the draft via Skype. Now thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what we call a good call. FYI, Daily Worcesteria had the news online the same day it happened. Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get enough Worcesteria? Visit every day for a dose of Daily Worcesteria. Have an item for Worcesteria? Call Walter Bird Jr. at 978-518-7777 or email And donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss Walter with Paul Westcott every Thursday at 8:40 a.m. on WTAG 580AM for the Paul Westcott Show.

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Zachary hopped on board. Speaking that evening about the importance of imparting on today’s youth a commitment to caring was Joe Early Jr., district attorney. Early has long believed in the “it takes a village” approach to preventing juvenile crime and suicide. Also at the mic were LaCava and retired Worcester Police chief Ed Gardella. Both work tirelessly fundraising for various causes, including the Jimmy Fund, and have now added to their calendars yet another reason to nudge their friends and associates. The foundation claims to be a work in progress, one that will be exploring worthy initiatives such as a WPD Gang Unit summer camp and a Massachusetts student trooper program. In its fledging state, the foundation hopes to get its message of hope to as many young people as possible. 365Z is not affiliated with any religious or political

organizations, nor does it provide direct services at this time. Because it is so new, its members are welcoming any suggestions to guide the foundation in its goal to honor Zachary and others who have left this world too soon, by inspiring our children to walk a path of kindness. As the evening unfolded, the storm subsided. Clouds parted and a warm spring breeze replaced the rain. Friends greeted one another joyously, nibbled appetizers and sipped drinks while a silent auction went on. Local band The Anullments, along with guest guitarist Cliff Goodwin, kept the dance floor jumping. Those of us with tables near the windows looked out just in time to spot not one, but two rainbows streaking across the sky at dusk. It seemed like a lovely way for Zachary Ford to wish his mom a happy Mother’s Day.

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n the evening before Mother’s Day, the skies opened up just as our car pulled into the parking lot of the Wachusett Country Club. It was one of those fierce warm-weather downpours that soak one to the skin within minutes should an umbrella be out of reach, and guests tried mightily to dodge the drops. Once inside, however, the climate was sunny. Rosemary Ford would have it no other way. There are few women who could comprehend the very thought of losing a child; fewer still who could survive losing a child by his or her own hand. Rosemary Ford’s life as a wife, mother and school teacher must have seemed charmed until the day when her 20-year-old son, Zachary, ended his. Ford, like so many educators, has teaching in her blood, and the idea that her boy should leave this world without a lasting lesson plan for her to implement was not possible. And so, on Mother’s Day Eve, Rosemary Ford and her family welcomed a full house to the kick-off event for the 365Z Foundation. Suicide is the third leading cause of death behind accidents and homicide in people ages 10 to 24. It is the fourth leading cause of death in the age group 10 to 14. These deaths leave behind families torn by guilt and confusion. For many, the tragedy can effectively end more lives through the devastation of marriages, the depression felt by siblings and copy-cat behavior by peers.

How survivors cope with the loss of a child by suicide can determine whether the child took only one life or many more to escape from pain. Rosemary Ford’s vision for the 365Z Foundation springs from her own coping skills. When speaking at a Quinsigamond Community College course entitled “Death and Dying and Its Effects on Families,” Ford was asked how she deals with her son’s death. “In memory of my son, I perform an act of kindness every day,” she answered. Upon hearing this, instructor Paul LaCava brainstormed with friends, colleagues, public officials and medical professionals to create a foundation dedicated to making the world around us a kinder, gentler place. Once the cause took root, LaCava presented it to Ford, who saw a chance to celebrate and honor Zachary. The 365 Foundation became the 365Z Foundation, and many who knew

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The Music and the Town: Jazz Fest New Orleans


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{ coverstory } We join the crowd flowing down the oak-lined sidewalks of Esplanade, past small but charming homes, some shotgun shacks that New Orleans has rendered beautiful with its usual blazing color schemes. The line soon snarls, though, and I see why – even though our path is a public sidewalk, it takes us right through a frontyard barbecue. Fans blow a cooling mist over us sweaty pedestrians, folks sitting in the yard chat as if we’re their long-lost friends. Towering over all of us is a pig standing on its hind feet and, ironically, wearing a chef’s outfit. Our porcine friend holds a sign that pretty much says it all: “Welcome to Jazz Fest, Y’all.” I consider stopping for a picture, but something tells me that if I stop this soon for photos, it’s going to be a long day. Plus, I must have priorities, for my mission is complex. Obviously, I want to catch as many acts as possible on the four days I’ll be at the Fairgrounds – and yet something tells me this is a fool’s goal. Jazz Fest has expanded over the years to seven nights; the 12 stages combine to offer about 450 acts, including interviews, and that doesn’t include surprise appearances by still other musicians as part of those sets. Then there’s the food – more than 40 venders offering every kind of New Orleans dish you can imagine – and some you frankly can’t. (Crawfish beignet, anyone?) Plus, Mardi Gras Indians parades and Second Line marches, which move through the masses of spectators, many of whom forget their anxiety to get to the next concert and instead fall in with the marchers. But since Worcester has its own version of the New Orleans experience – Paulie’s NOLA Jazz and Blues Festival, scheduled this year for June 20-22 – I also want to learn more about the festival, and the city, that inspired it all. What is the relationship of this now internationally-known musical festival to the local culture? Walking beside me is one representative of said culture, David Siegel, like me a 50ish balding bespectacled man in a colorful tropical-style shirt. We’ve struck up a long and rich friendship that stretches back 30 whole minutes, back when I waved him into his parking space. He’s a transplant from the Northeast, a New York guy who came down here as a young man, figuring he’d stay for a few years, then head back north. That was three decades ago. Now he seems very much the Southerner, asking me question after question as well as sharing his own story in a free and easy way. We file past the last of the homes and the vendors outside the gates, glide through security, and make our way to the Blues Tent, where he wants to hear Guitar Slim Jr.



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Scenes from this year’s New Orleans Jazz Fest, including Terrance Simien (left) and writer Mike Land with Guitar Slim Jr. to his left and friend David Siegel to his right (below). All photos by Mike Land.

As we sit and wait, I ask him about the most difficult adjustment he had to make going from the Northeast to New Orleans. Without hesitation he said it was figuring out how to make a business call down here. Folks here are offended if you get right to the matter at hand. First you talk about almost anything and everything else – family, sports, the weather – and strike up a rapport. The business can wait. As David makes this point, we’re interrupted by Sharif Nadir, his head sporting a kufi appropriate for his Islamic faith. He’ll tell me later, with remarkable openness, how he converted to Islam in prison, how his faith helped him break an eight-year heroin addiction, and how the district attorney sought him out to work with kids at risk of making the same mistakes. But now he has another mission. “Is this your guest?” Sharif gestures at me, and David nods yes immediately. “Guitar Slim wants to see you backstage.” So just like that, someone I just met has gotten me a backstage pass to the trailer where we find Guitar Slim Jr., dressed in flashy black and white, right down to the vest. His clothes are a marked contrast to his plain brown guitar, appropriately worn for a blues guitar, even with the strap sporting musical noes. He shakes our hands with enthusiasm, then poses with us. To my shock, he hands me his guitar. When I instinctively stand to the side so the musician can be in the middle, he pulls me to the center. “The guitar,” he says, “always goes in the middle.” I guess that’s why they call him Guitar Slim Jr. As we walk back to the tent, we pass a guy walking fast toward the trailer, talking into a headset. “Five minutes before the show,” he’s telling someone, “and I don’t have a single musician on stage.” David turns and crows, “And it’s our fault.” What better way to illustrate David’s point? The music will happen when it happens, and it will happen soon enough. No excuse for not being friendly. That’s part of the claim New Orleans lays on visitors’ hearts, and nowhere is it more true than at this festival, which seems to melt barriers and distinctions between people – and between musical genres. For instance, Guitar Slim, a great front man for a classic rock/blues band with a good horns section, shifts from Stevie Ray Vaughan to, of all things, “Disco Inferno.” And for some reason it works. “I think that diversity is wonderful,” Sharif will tell me afterward. “If you really listen to the music at the base, you’ll hear New Orleans.”

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{ coverstory } the 1970 Louisiana Jazz & Heritage Festival. It was back when Louis Armstrong Park was still called Beauregard Square, since Louis Armstrong was still very much alive – he was one of the performers that first year. Another New Orleans native, Mahalia Jackson, possibly the greatest gospel singer who ever lived, and jazz composer Duke Ellington were walking through the square when they ran into a parade of revelers led by the Eureka Brass Band. George Wein, the architect of the festival, saw the opportunity and handed a microphone to the gospel singer, who proceeded to lead the parade. The moment perfectly dramatized what Wein thought the festival could become. By then, Wein had already created the Newport Folk Festival and the Newport Jazz Festival. (The latter celebrates its 60th anniversary

this year.) But in New Orleans he sensed a rich local culture of music, dance, food and celebration that could give this one a local feel. The very park in which the first festival was held included Congo Square, where slaves of different nationalities gathered on Sundays, singing and dancing, building on one another’s rhythms. Thus jazz, thus blues. They would travel north to places such as St. Louis and Chicago – hence Dylan’s “Highway 61 Revisited” – but it all started here at the mouth of the Mississippi. Two years later, the festival moved out of the French Quarter to the Fair Grounds Race Course – and the numbers kept growing. In 2005, rainy weather caused the festival to lose almost a million dollars – leading to the bringing in of outside promotion and the bringing in of more mainstream acts. But before the impact of that could be measured, Hurricane Katrina slammed into the city. Guitar Slim played in the 2006 Jazz Fest – the one some feared wouldn’t take place at all. The festival “pulled us out of Katrina, for one thing. Some people didn’t think we’d come back. Even I didn’t think we’d come back like we are now.” Last year’s Jazz Fest drew an estimated 425,000 spectators. Big Al Carson took time during his break at Bourbon Street’s Funky Pirate to marvel at how the festival has grown without losing its soul.

“It started off a very small festival,” the blues singer says, “and now it’s spread all over the world. It’s something people put on their bucket list, to be in New Orleans for Jazz Fest.” I nod because, well, this is definitely on mine. He continued to assert that the essence of the city shines through. “Absolutely, because of the atmosphere, where it’s at, how it’s put on. New Orleans comes through 100 percent. A lot of places you go have a ‘jazz and blues’ festival; here all you have to do is say New Orleans and people know it’s both jazz and blues.” Not every local agrees 100 percent, of course. Two days earlier, I had lunch with saxophonist Khari Allen Lee and his girlfriend Kaya Martinez, both of whom are music educators in the city. Twenty-four hours earlier, I had sat with Martinez and listened to Lee’s own quartet – the New Creative Collective – who opened the Sunday slate of acts in the Jazz Tent, move through a series of complex original compositions. The saxophonist would spend the rest of the day backing up with other bands, as he would the next week. Yet, even amid the busiest of times for a New Orleans musician, somehow there’s time for me, an acquaintance they met once two years ago, when I walked a mile or so to hear Lee on Frenchmen, a street of small music clubs many prefer to Bourbon, which has

become a Disneyfication of decadence – as well as, on occasion, the real thing. Martinez expresses concern that Jazz Fest could become like Bourbon in a certain respect. “I’m getting to the place where I’m thinking that Jazz Fest is to New Orleans jazz and heritage what Bourbon Street is to New Orleans traditional music. Visitors who don’t know come to Bourbon thinking they are getting trad jazz and wind up near a strip club or a t-shirt shop on Bourbon Street. There’s still great music there, it’s just not what it once was.” But, she says, Jazz Fest still makes a lot of gestures toward conveying the community, including the parades. “For those of us who have been in a real Second Line, it may feel contrived, but it’s a great way for outsiders to get a foot in the door of that processional culture that doesn’t happen in a lot of other places – certainly doesn’t happen like it does in New Orleans.” The parades symbolize the Gulf Coast nature of the city. “We like to say we’re not so much in the United States as we are the northern Carribean, so one of things come to mind in regard to this phenomenon called Jazz Fest is this agreement of thousands upon thousands of people agreeing to hold space for a celebration of life, of many different cultures of the earth, music and the arts, the abundance of the earth, the food … so many things …”

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{ coverstory } And so many acts. I try prioritizing my choices the first weekend, focus on mostly New Orleans acts. Even there, though, I can’t hit half of them; I just manage representatives of the genres. Then there are all the musicians here who don’t play Jazz Fest – some of them from New Orleans, others from elsewhere getting in gigs while attending the big show. Two of the latter are Worcester’s David Blodgett and Toni Ostrow, the folk duo better known as the Hip Swayers. They are actually the first act I hear when I roll into New Orleans. They’re playing in Neutral Grounds Coffee House, hidden in a residential neighborhood far from the French Quarter – yet the Hip Swayers are just one of four acts on a Thursday night. Remarkably, the barista tells me it’s like that almost every night, adding up to 20-25 shows a week. Local David Wolf, a friend of Blodgett and Ostrow, is both surprised and unsurprised. “There’s a real serious and active music scene and it’s not just jazz, certainly not just traditional jazz, it’s country and western, and other things, and it’s being played in all kinds of places, and not just in the French Quarter or Treme. They’re everywhere. I never even heard of this place and went to school right here for 15 years. I’ve never been here before.”

Blodgett first came to New Orleans not for the music, but to help First Unitarian kids muck out homes a year or so after Hurricane Katrina. Even though he was a veteran guitarist and accordionist, the closest he came to the music was bowing to the teenagers’ request to see Bourbon Street, not knowing the extent to which strip clubs and offers of Huge Ass Beers had taken over. “The scene changed from music to something quite else,” he says, laughing, “and I said, ‘I think we’ve gone far enough. Time to turn around and go back.’”


Even Paulie Collyer, founder of Worcester’s Paulie’s NOLA Blues Festival, first came to New Orleans for reasons that, in retrospect, seem beside the point. The first time, he was a young man just hitchhiking through town, on his way out west to hear the Grateful

Dead. The main thing he remembered about that brief visit was a sign that read: “Happy Hour – 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.” That, he notes, was his young man’s perspective. It would be more than 20 years, in his late 40s, that he came for Jazz Fest – and once again, he was only there because of a less than New Orleansy musician. This time, the object of his obsession was, of all things, Irish. Van Morrison. But of course Van Morrison is jazzy, so maybe Collyer was being primed for the overall Jazz Fest experience. The truth is, no matter how focused you are on a single bigtime performer, you can’t get to your own show without being enveloped by the New Orleans tradition. “I listened to music I’d never heard before. The Mardi Gras Indians, for instance. It turned out there were a bunch of musicians, and jazz in New Orleans, and different variations. I’d never liked funk before, but all of sudden I started listening to George Porter, The Meters and Chocolate Milk. “Being down in New Orleans really broadened my taste; I’d always listened to Led Zeppelin and The Who and all the classic guys. Then I really started listening to guys

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not in the mainstream: George Porter, Tab Benoit … I became a fan of the Savoy family and that kind of music, very raw, you know, with the washboard and everything.” Having already immersed himself in developing properties near Chandler Street and Park Ave. in Worcester, and having staged a road race or two, the connection he felt with the music almost immediately led to an idea – how could he bring this culture, which seems literally more colorful, back to Worcester? “With the festival, I wanted to add color. Worcester has wonderful places you can listen to music; I just want to bring something that’s outdoors, that’s more than one day long, that’s colorful – and what’s more colorful than New Orleans?” Of course, Collyer notes profound differences in the culture of New Orleans and the culture of Worcester, right down to the way people behave. Collyer notes that even though Massachusetts is a liberal state, New Englanders can be “the most conservative uptight people in the world. Everyone’s got a fence around their home, no one talks to each other. You go down there, everyone is so much friendlier. You’re allowed to be an adult – you can take a beer in a cup and walk down the sidewalk to another place. You can have a barbecue on a sidewalk. You don’t have 15 different code officers coming down on you. They allow you to be a human being.” Yet that’s part of the appeal of music festivals all over the nation – to melt the barriers that separate us in our daily lives. Besides, if Collyer is any example, people can change. “I’m 51 and I hang out with people in the New Orleans scene, and what’s great is that I’ve come to this later in life. I’m 51 and I’m hearing something new. Worcester’s a great little city; it could just use a little more color, a little more vibrancy.” The festival project and his New Orleans fascination fed one another – soon Paulie was spending several weeks a year in New Orleans, befriending musicians the likes of Kermit Ruffins and Anders Osborne. This year’s festival includes such New Orleans Jazz Fest staples as Glen David Andrews, Buckwheat Zydeco, Little Freddie King, George Porter Jr., and, for those interested in the Mardi Gras Indians’ approach, Big Chief Juan Pardo and the Golden Comanches. Plus, all of Big Al Carson – at one time listed at 485 pounds, his signature song for the ladies is “Built For Comfort.” Despite the demands of travel, he and other musicians prefer the cooler New England temperatures to the tourist-stifling heat of New Orleans summers. “A lot of fellow musicians have been playing Paulie’s festival for a while now. He concentrates a lot on the blues and the jazz of our culture.” With the right musicians, Carson tells me, Paulie Collyer can deliver an authentic New

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Orleans experience even in another city. How will outsiders know it’s the New Orleans sound? “The purity of it,” Carson says. “It’s not made up, not something taken off sheet of paper. It’s something from the heart. Some cats can read music, some can’t, but we can all feel what we’re doing when we play New Orleans music … You can feel it when the soul comes through, you can feel the culture of the person through the music. “When you can hear that, you know, ‘this is what I’ve come for.’”


Before the second weekend of Jazz Fest, I already feel like I’ve gotten what I’ve come for in terms of the festival. On the first day, I heard Guitar Slim Jr., Davell Crawford, Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers, Buckwheat Zydeco, Anders Osborne, Sonnie Landreth,

and René Marie’s Eartha Kitt Tribute. I only bothered with a single song by Phish, preferring to hear New Orleans Jazz royalty in the form of former Tonight Show bandleader Branford Marsalis; I always strive to catch his father Ellis at Snug Harbor, but, as expected, Dad shows up during his son’s gig, as does brother Jason. (This doesn’t count the acts I heard for a minute or less, such as Boz Scaggs, one tent over from Branford.) The second day, I caught the New Orleans Spiritualettes just as the ladies –dressed in matching blue-and-white dresses and parasols – left the stage and wove through the crowd in the gospel tent, singing an upbeat version of “When the Saints Come Marching In.” Then a shift to contemplative jazz with Lee and company – the only act I sat through that day from beginning to end – then in order Irma Thomas, The Rebirth Jazz Band, John Hiatt and the Combo and Galactic. I tried squeezing in Eric Clapton, but instead got squeezed out, the crowds at the

Paul Collyer will bring the sights and sounds of the NOLA Jazz Fest to Worcester once again this year, but to a new location in the city’s Canal District. Acura Stage suffocating me – a consequence of me going with the buffet approach instead of staking out my spot at a single stage. As for the second weekend of Jazz Fest, its greatest reward is that it makes me spend the week in-between getting to know the city. I have the opportunity to volunteer alongside my new friends at United Saints, where one

can stay for $35 a night if you volunteer to help rebuild the community during the day. David Siegel, my first-day festival friend, emails to ask if the Saints could use the food left over from a reception he’s hosting, so something about our Guitar Slim experience stuck. At night, I wander the French Quarter; on Wednesday I take the long stroll to

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{ coverstory } Frenchmen’s for blues singer/guitarist Walter “Wolfman” Washington – come Saturday, he’ll be singing to an audience 10 times bigger in the jazz tent, but nothing beats the intimacy of those Frenchmen’s Street clubs, approximately the size of Nick’s Bar on Millbury Street in Worcester. The next day, I swing by the Musician’s Clinic. The clinic helps roughly 2,500 musicians, from the stars right down to the buskers, with medical needs, including figuring out insurance, a problem in a profession where one lives gig to gig. In a city that owes so much to musicians, someone decided it was time to give back. As the week progresses, an ironic trend unfolds. The very attitude of New Orleans – its tendency to deflate self-importance and over-earnestness – makes me wonder if my focus on “authentic” New Orleans music is a sign of me taking things just a little too seriously. Even the overt sexuality on Bourbon Street could be seen as a way of saying people should just loosen up. On moral grounds, I refused to cave on the strip clubs – but maybe it is time to admit that, OK, I really want to see Bruce Springsteen again. Fortunately, the Acura Stage accommodates both sides of my musical self – the two acts leading up to Springsteen were the essence of Louisiana music. First comes

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Worcester celebrates its own version of the NOLA Jazz Fest last year. Paulie Collyer’s event will return to the city next month, from June 20-22. Allen Toussaint, keyboardist and singer with a classy jazz orchestra and a lively rhythm to his playing. Second is the Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars – an ensemble that consisted mostly of stars from other bands, including Tab Benoit, Anders Osborne, Cyril Neville, George Porter, and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux (and others). They’d formed the band in 2005 as an “activism through music” venture, wanting to publicize the dangers of Louisiana’s deteriorating wetlands, the barrier that serves as protection from storms. They finished recording the initial set of songs that summer, only to have Hurricane Katrina, as if to underscore their point, strike before the release. They then wrote more songs, as Porter put it, while “in exile” in Austin, Texas. They are tremendous – I’m not sure a set should include both “Louisiana Sunshine” and “Louisiana Rain,” but around those slower ballads are a lot of hard-driving, uptempo arrangements, with plenty of earthy vocals and soulful solos on harp, fiddle, and guitar. It was hard to imagine Springsteen and the E Street Band playing any harder – but of course they put on a great show, reaching out to New Orleans just about anyway they could. But the Boss rose to the occasion – already possessing a fine horns section, the E Street Band introduced an element of festive swing from the brass in songs such as “Johnny Ninety-Nine,” which I wouldn’t have thought of as New Orleansy. John Fogerty, one of the headliners Sunday, joined the Boss for a duet of “Proud Mary,” with its references to the Riverboat Queen. Then, after a surprisingly emotional sequence of “Born to Run,” “Dancing in the Dark” and “10th Avenue Freeze-out”– complete with its montage of photos of late saxophonist

Clarence Clemons – Springsteen, in a bit of perfect timing, dropped the volume and tempo – easing into a acoustic version of “When the Saints Come Marching In,” sung slow and soft, every bit as powerful as the Spiritualettes the day before in the Gospel tent. Leading into the song, Springsteen speaks of the New Orleans tradition. “New Orleans is why we are who we are.” Two days later, I pack my car in the early morning. The neighborhood where I have spent the past week volunteering is rundown, but, as Paulie would note, colorful – brightly painted pictures and inspirational sayings on the side of buildings, even the fire hydrant, which someone has taken the liberty of decorating – is festive. Ironically, the dullest building is a little cinder block structure belonging to one of the Mardi Gras Indian tribes; one can see inside the purples, greens and golds of the costumes and banners they’ll break out again next Mardi Gras. In the car I turn on WOWZ, the community radio station that broadcasts Jazz Fest. They’re playing Springsteen’s version of “Saints.” Only it turns out to be a 2006 recording – he’d performed it here in New Orleans as part of that post-storm Katrina, the festival that helped move the city forward. Naturally, if anyone knows the bond of music to place, it’s the poet of New Jersey. But here, the connection is even deeper; so much so, it’s hard to replicate elsewhere. Still, it’s so worth trying. A professor at Assumption College, Mike Land is currently on a three-month road trip across the country, volunteering and writing about volunteering (as well as other Topics). You can follow his journey at his blog,, as well as online editions of Verge Magazine.

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Farmers and artisans from throughout Central Massachusetts and beyond are gearing up for this summer’s farmers’ markets where their goods will be available, giving the communities in which the markets are held an opportunity to buy fresh produce and buy locally-made goods. In addition to area farmers’ markets, several organizations are hosting plant sales, giving individuals the chance to test out their own green thumb.

Worcester Senior Center, 128 Providence St., from 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Elm Park Towers, 426 Pleasant St., from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Family Health Center, 26 Queen St., from 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Lincoln Village, parking lot between 40 and 50 Pleasant Valley Dr., from 3 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, 19 Tacoma St., from 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m.

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Every Wednesday Lincoln Towers, 11 Lake Ave., from 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Webster Square Towers, behind 1050-1060 Main St., from 10 a.m.11:30 a.m. Seven Hills Foundation, 81 Hope Ave. and 799 West Boylston St. (location rotates every week starting at the Hope Ave. location on June 18), from 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m. St. Vincent’s Hospital, corner of Mercantile Street and Foster Street across from UNUM & DCU, from 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. YWCA, 1 Salem Sq., from 3:45 p.m.-5 p.m.

REC Spring Garden Festival & Plant Sale Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. REC YouthGROW farm, 63 Oread St., Worcester

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There will be over 30 different types of organic vegetable seedlings for sale and a variety of free urban gardening workshops, live music, food and a fun assortment of children’s activities. Community members are also invited to help create a mural for the YouthGROW farm, a project funded by the Worcester Arts Council. Proceeds will benefit the REC UGROW (Urban Gardening & Resources of Worcester) community and school garden network.

Society, American Conifer Society, Miniature Plant Society, Bemis Farms Nursery, Daffodils and More, among others.

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Saturday, May 17, from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Brigham Hill Community Farm, 37 Wheeler Rd., North Grafton A wide selection of perennials, annuals, vegetables, herbs and hangers will be available and the first 1,000 attendees will receive a free tomato plant. Admission to the event is free and is sponsored by Polar Beverages, Sweetbriar Perennials, Worcester Garden Club, and Worcester Restaurant Group. All proceeds from Plantapalooza support Community Harvest Project’s operations.

Tower Hill Botanic Garden’s 29th Annual Plant Sale Saturday, May 31, from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. for members and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for nonmembers Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Dr., Boylston The first 500 members to arrive at the sale will receive a complimentary seedling-size tree or shrub. Members can also participate in a silent auction. Admission to the event is free and vendors include: Broken Arrow Nursery, Cactus and Succulent Society, Hartman’s Herb Farm, Harvey’s Farm & Garden Center, Coldbrooke Pottery, My House Leeks, Garden Vision Epimediums, Stonegate Farm and Flowers, Northeast Heather Society, Iron Arts, New England Hosta Society, Hobby Greenhouse & Indoor Growers of Massachusetts, The Farmstead, Greystone Gardens, The New England Lily Society, New England Daylily



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Main South Saturday, from June 14 to November 1, from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Fuller Family Park, 104 Murray Ave. (behind central community branch YMCA) Free kid’s activities, live music and art every week. Vendors include: Shultz Farm, One Love, A Woven Thread, Oakdale Farm, Pur Juz, Refugee Artisans of Worcester, New Lands Farm, Straight Up Café, YouthGROW, B. Good, Barbara Valentine, Forest Harvest, MarieLaure (goat cheese)

Beaver Brook Every Monday and Friday, from June 16 to October 31, from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Beaver Brook Park, 306 Chandler St. (across from Foley Stadium) Vendors Include: Flats Mentor, Nicewicz Farm, Harpers Farm, Shivick Farm, Schultz Farm, Pegs Preserves, Fay Mountain Farm, Ashland Farm, Straight Up Café, Everyday Homemade, Great Harvest Bread

Mobile Market Schedule June 17 to October 30

Seabury Heights, 240 - 244 Belmont St., from 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Out To Lunch Concert Series, behind City Hall, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (June 19 - August 21) Crompton Park, Corner of Canton St. and Harding St. from 2:30 p.m.3:30 p.m. Belmont Towers and Plumley Village, 16 Laurel St. from 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Elm Park, Russell Street from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Art + Market Saturday, from July 12-September 20, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Worcester Art Museum, in the Trinity STEVEN KING Lutheran Church parking lot across the street, 73 Lancaster St., Worcester

Saturday, now to October 25, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Barre Common, Barre Accepts cash, checks, Barre Food Pantry bucks (Barre Bucks), WIC and Elder cards. The market will offer homegrown vegetables and fruits, flowers, plants, dairy products, fresh eggs, homemade jams and jellies, maple syrup, baked goods and crafts that include ceramics, clothing, handmade candles, soaps, lotions, quilts, jewelry, photography and furniture. The market will also be collecting donations for the Barre Food Pantry.

Canal District Farmers Market Saturday, year-round, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., and outside Thursday, from July 10-August 28, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. 138 Green St., Worcester Local produce, cheese, eggs, meats, fish, breads, pastries, chocolate and wine will be available at the market this summer. The market will also feature rotating handmade vendors every week, along with free horse and wagon tours of the historic Canal District starting July 10.

Daniels Farmstead Farmers Market Sunday, July 6-October 15, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 286 Mendon St., Blackstone The market will have an assortment of fresh local produce, homecooked breads and pastries, and craft vendors. House tours are available from noon-3 p.m.

A market that brings together artisans, farmers and live music within a fun space for discovery and community involvement. A variety of activities will be offered by cultural and community partners, plus programming for all ages that highlights the Museum’s collection and exhibitions. Market dates and respective themes: July 12: Buy, Sell, Trade July 19: Nature & Animals July 26: African & African American Appreciation August 2: LGBT/PRIDE August 9: Latin American Appreciation August 16: Words, Books, Reading August 23: Regular Farmers’ Market Day August 30: Art & Architecture September 6: Asian & Asian American Appreciation September 13: Eco-Friendly September 20: Worcester Makes Art!

Douglas Farmers Market Saturday, June 14-October, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. E.N. Jenckes Store, 283 Main St., Douglas The market will include a fresh selection of produce from local farms, fresh baked goods, local honey, maple syrup, fresh eggs, handmade

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Lancaster Farmers Market The market will be closed on July 5. Additional Events: June 14: Rhubarb Challenge July 12: Forging Exhibition July 19: Recycling Swap & Electronic Recycling Day Aug. 16: Dog Daze Sept. 13: Wellness Day Sept. 27: Home Brew Day or Bee Day Oct. 4: Octoberfest

Dudley Farmers’ Market

Thursday, from July 10 to October, from 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Located on the Lancaster Town Green A variety of goods will be sold, including local produce, meat, eggs, cheeses, all natural dog treats, jam, jelly, honey, baked goods, coffee, crafts and others. Vendors include: 3C Baking Co., Balance Rock Farm, Coffeelands World Gifts Cafe, Corrective Chiropractic, Kate’s Birdhouses, La Mela Allegra, Made from Scratch, Natural Specialties, Peg’s Preserves, Zoll Cellars Winery

Sunday, starting June 8, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

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Friday-Sunday, May 16 (Westborough will begin later in the season) through the fall Located at the Charlton service areas (eastbound and westbound) and the Westborough (westbound) service area on I-90. Freshly-grown fruits and vegetables and food products will be for sale. massdot-farmers-markets-2014/

Old Sturbridge Village Heritage Farmers Market Marty’s Liquors parking lot, 119 West Main St., Dudley Seasonal produce will be sold, along with herbs, baked goods, garden flowers, perennials and honey.

Grafton Farmers Market Thursday, June 26-October 16, from 2 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (dusk in the fall months) Located in the Grafton Common

Sunday, from Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend, 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd., Sturbridge Located outside of the Visitor Center, the market will be open to museum visitors and the general public (village admission not required). Honey, honey soap, honey dippers, honey straws, perennial plants – including blackberry and strawberry plants, roses, irises among others – produce, bakery goods, fresh produce and other goods will be for sale. Vendors include: Hillcrest Apiary (Southbridge), Inishown Farms (North Brookfield), Rt 32 Bakery (Monson), King’s Berry Farms (East Brookfield) , Cooper’s Hilltop Dairy Farm (Rochdale)

The Grafton Farmers Market provides local produce, baked goods, artisanal foods and hand-crafted items.

Sterling Farmers Market

The market will be closed on July 3.

Friday, May 16-October, from 3 p.m.-6:30 p.m. 1 Park St., Sterling

Vendors include: Angel Hair Alpacas, The Nut Guy, Woodland Ridge Farm, Foppema’s Farm, Stirred Crazy Creations, Potter Hill Farm, The Farmer’s Daughter, Kathie’s Bakeshop, Anna Banana’s Homemade Goodness, Wheatless Bliss

The market offers a variety of local fresh produce, goat cheese, handmade soaps, honey, meat, baked goods and photography.

Westborough Farmers’ Market Klem’s Farmers’ Market Saturday, from June 14 to October 25, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Klem’s, 117 West Main St., Spencer

Thursday, from June 12-end of September, from 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Evangelical Congregational Church, 57 West Main St., Westborough

A variety of fruits and vegetables will be available, as well as fresh baked goods, flowers, plants and specialty gifts.

Fresh vegetables, cage-free eggs, Massachusetts maple syrup, wine, beef, lamb, pork, fresh-baked bread, brownies and artisan goods will be for sale.

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This year, the Worcester Organ celebrates its 150 anniversary since its first installation at Mechanics Hall. In celebration of this event, 2014 has been dubbed the Year of the Organ, with several organ concerts being held throughout the year in conjunction with the organ’s $85,000 refurbishment in 2013.

The Worcester Organ, also known as the Hook Organ, was first installed in 1864 by brothers Elias and George Hook, who arrived in Boston shortly before being hired. It is a 52-stop, 3,504-pipe tracker organ, meaning that the keys and valves are connected mechanically, rather than electrically, similar to how a manual typewriter’s keys are linked. The organ is notable for being the largest and oldest four-keyboard tracker organ in the Western Hemisphere that still remains at its installation site. The installation of the organ was first commissioned by the Worcester County Mechanics Association (WCMA) at the height of the Industrial Revolution, a major turning point in history that found one of its birthplaces in the Blackstone Valley during the construction of the Blackstone Canal, which ran from Worcester to Providence, Rhode Island. The WCMA formed in 1842 with the intent to educate the city’s industrial workers and built Mechanics Hall in 1857. The Hall was originally used as a classroom for skilled artisans and a place to teach the community about everything from various trades, to politics and culture, and was meant to be a beacon of inspiration in the community, “so that they could see a world larger than themselves,” says Kathleen Gagne, who works in marketing and development at the Hall. The WCMA always intended to add a pipe organ, and after raising the requisite amount of funds and finding a suitably skilled organ builder in America, constructed a grand organ demonstrative of American labor’s skills and craftsmanship of the 19th century. One of the Hook Organ’s first great uses was during the Worcester Memorial Service for President Abraham Lincoln a year after its installation, in 1965. Worcester 20 W O R C E S T E R M A G A Z I N E . C O M • M AY 1 5 , 2 0 1 4

Worcester Organ Concert Wednesday, August 13 at 12 p.m.

Music Worcester Presents Saint Sans Symphony #3 “Organ” Orchestra of Indian Hill, Bruce Hangen, Conductor Sunday, November 16

Worcester AGO Concert with Guest Organist Hector Olivera Sunday, September 21

Worcester Organ Concert Wednesday, December 17 at 12 p.m.

Hook Organ Re-Dedication Worcester AGO and Mechanics Hall Sunday, October 26

All performances are held in Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St., Worcester. For more information, visit or call 508-752-0888.

Worcester Organ Concert Wednesday, August 6 at 12 p.m.

played an important role in the abolitionist movement and the Civil War, and so the service was a major event that drew many people from various Northeastern states. Behind the console, which is the playable part of the organ that is used and seen by the organist, there are three floors of metal pipes and wooden structures. The lowest floor holds the wind chamber, which has large rocks piled on its surface to stabilize it as it rises. Pipe organs were the most complex machinery in the 19th century, and were common in performance halls due to their ability to mimic almost every sound in an orchestra. The wooden structure of the organ makes it susceptible to influence from humidity and other aspects of the weather, easily changing its sound. Even now, the manual tracker action of the Hook Organ entices skilled organists from all over to play it, although the tracker action makes it exhaustive to play. The Hook Organ has been used throughout almost the entirety of its 150 years, barring a period during the 1960s in which the console – a detachable portion of the organ that holds its stops and keys – was placed in storage for safe keeping. In 1910, the Worcester Boy’s Trade School opened, and although Mechanics Hall was supportive of its opening, the Hall's use as classroom space waned. The Trade School’s opening also lead to the dissolution of Mechanics Hall’s library. In 1932, the Worcester Memorial Auditorium opened with 2,300 seats, far exceeding the capacity of Mechanics Hall, which could only hold 1,610 people at most. During this time, the Hall fell largely into disuse, instead holding wrestling matches, roller skating events and even basketball within the Main Hall. During this time, the console was placed in storage. By the early 1970s, the building had fallen into such disrepair that the Fire Department had inspected and finally closed the Hall. The trustees debated between either raising funds for refurbishing the building, or tearing it down to use the space for parking. Around this time, in 1976, the country celebrated a bicentennial, which reignited in citizens an interest in the history of Worcester and its cultural significance. Since Mechanics Hall was the finest pre-Civil War performance hall in the country, regained patriotism inspired the Hall’s renovation, ultimately costing a total of $5 million. The renovation of the Hall brought about the return of the Hook Organ in 1982. The Organ is now played regularly for everything from weddings to concerts. The Hook Organ is an integral part of Worcester’s history and community, as evidenced by the grand scale celebration of it. In regards to both Mechanics Hall and the Worcester Organ, Gagne remarks, “It’s irreplaceable.”

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Preacher Roe’s internal challenge Jim Perry

Today’s music industry presents unique challenges to artists working to get their name out and to have their music heard. With the advent of the Internet and home studio recording, every Tom, Dick and Harry can create music, for better or worse. Albums gave way to cassettes, which gave way to CDs, and now with song downloads, packaging has become a challenge, as well. Central Mass. band Preacher Roe is taking a novel approach to these obstacles by releasing one song per month for the entire year of 2014. “It’s a way to keep the name out there,” says John Donovan, guitarist for the band. Adds Mike Orr, guitarist and lead vocalist, “There’s so much music around, and it’s hard to keep people listening. Give them something new each month, and we can keep it fresh.” Preacher Roe band members, Greg Olson (formerly with Guilford) and bass player Paul Dagnello (Huck), along with Donovan (Heavy Horses, Brit Wits, Happy Jack, Bee’s Knees) and Orr, are in a unique situation. While many bands need to seek out resources to record, Dagnello has his own studio. The one-song-every-month experiment came to fruition, according to Orr, “when we realized we could work that kind of magic.” Dagnello adds, “We would just rehearse one song, and then go in and record it.” Orr emphasizes the organic process by saying, “They’re not really ‘singles,’ they’re just tracks,” meaning they are not designed for mass consumption. “Greg’s song could be the last dark track on side two.” Though the band recorded some of the tracks this way, they also travelled to Q Division Studios in Somerville to record the rest. Preacher Roe has been together in one form or another since 2005. “This is the latest configuration of a long line of Preacher Roes. When they have a reunion, it will have to be at the DCU Center,” jokes Donovan. All of the band members have a wealth of experience to fall back on, having played in various bands over the years. Listening to Preacher Roe songs, you can hear the experience coming through. The style is reminiscent of the pop punk of the ‘90s, with a touch of Tom Petty. The Replacements, led by the legendary Paul Westerberg, is an obvious influence, as throughout our conversation, Olson likes to defer to Orr, saying, “Talk to him, he’s our Westerberg.” The group has recoreded a handful of CDs over the last five years, including a track they contributed to a tribute album for the late Charlie Chesterman, former Scruffy the Cat frontman. This latest venture continues their quest to stay active and vital. “It’s an internal challenge,” says Donovan. Listen to Preacher Roe at

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6:55, 9:40, 12:15 a.m. Cinemagic Fri-Wed: 11:45, 2:30, 6:45, 9:30 Solomon Pond Thurs: 7, 10, Fri-Wed: 12:40, 3:50, 7:10, 10:20 Westborough Thurs: 7, 9:55, Fri-Wed: 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 10:05 Worcester North Fri-Wed: 12:50, 3:50, 7:05, 9:55

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MUPPETS MOST WANTED (PG) Worcester North Thurs: 1:10, 4, Fri-Wed: 1:35,

Solomon Pond Thurs: 12:30, 1:30, 3:50, 4:40, 6:50, 7:50, 10:05, Fri-Wed: 12:35, 3:15, 3:55, 7:15, 9:55, 10:15 Westborough: Thurs: 12, 12:30, 3:45, 6:30, 7, 9:20, Fri-Wed: 1:20, 4:05, 4:35, 7:50, 9:45 Worcester North Thurs: 12:35, 1, 3:45, 4:15, 7:30, 10:05, 10:30, Fri-Wed: 12:55, 4, 6:50, 7:25, 10:05, 10:30 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 3D Blackstone (reserved seating) Thurs: 12, 3:15 Blackstone Thurs: 1:30, 4:45, Fri-Wed: 6:30, 9:35


Cinemagic Thurs: 11:45 a.m. Solomon Pond Thurs: 12, 1, 3:20, 4:20, 6:30,

NEIGHBORS (R) Blackstone (reserved seating) Thurs: 1:40, 4:25,

7:30, 9:35, Fri-Wed: 12:05, 6:40 Westborough Thurs: 1, 3:15, 4:15, 7:50, 9:45, Fri-Wed: 12:40, 6:55 Worcester North Thurs: 12:05, 3:15, 6:30, 9:35

7:15, 9:50, Fri-Wed: 1:50, 4:35, 7:25, 10

Blackstone Thurs: 11:40, 2:10, 4:55, 7:45, 10:20, Fri-Wed: 11:50, 2:20, 5:05, 7:55, 10:30, 12:20 a.m. Cinemagic Thurs-Wed: 11:40, 2, 4:30, 7, 9:20 Solomon Pond Thurs: 12:40, 3:40, 7, 9:30, FriWed: 1:20, 4:30, 7:30, 10 Westborough Thurs: 12:35, 4:25, 7:30, 10, FriWed: 12:55, 4:15, 7:30, 10 Worcester North Thurs: 12:30, 2:50, 5:15, 7:40, 10:10, Fri-Wed: 12:30, 2:50, 5:15, 7:50, 10:10

NOAH (PG-13) Worcester North Thurs: 3:20, 6:35, 9:35, FriWed: 12:05, 3:20, 6:30

RIO 2 (G) Blackstone Thurs: 11:45, 2:20, 5, 10, Fri-Wed: 11:40, 2:10, 4:40

Cinemagic Thurs: 11:20, 7:10, Fri-Wed: 11:20 a.m.

Solomon Pond Thurs: 1:25, 4:15, 7:15, 9:45, FriWed: 1:15, 4:10, 7:25, 10:15 Westborough Thurs: 12:45, 3:55, Fri-Wed: 1:25 Worcester North Thurs: 1:55, 4:30, 6:55, 9:30, Fri-Wed: 1:55, 4:25

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (R) Solomon Pond Thurs: 1:05, 4:05, 7:35, 10:15, Fri-Wed: 3:05

Worcester North Thurs: 12:25, 3, 5:25, 7:50, 10:25, Fri-Wed: 12:25, 3, 5:25, 7:55, 10:25 THE LUNCHBOX (DABBA) (PG) Worcester North Thurs: 1:20, 4:25, 7:15, 10 THE OTHER WOMAN (PG-13) Blackstone Thurs: 1:20, 4:05, 4:40, 6:50, 7:20, 10:05, Fri-Wed: 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, 9:50, 12:25 a.m. Cinemagic Thurs-Wed: 11:20, 2:15, 4:45, 7:15, 9:45 Solomon Pond Thurs: 12:50, 1:10, 3:55, 4:30, 7:10, 9:50, Fri-Wed: 1:05, 4:15, 7:35, 10:25 Westborough Thurs: 12:25, 4:20, 7:20, 9:55, FriWed: 1:05, 4:30, 7:15, 10:20 Worcester North Thurs: 1:15, 4:05, 7:05, 9:50, Fri-Wed: 1:10, 3:55, 6:35, 9:30

THE QUIET ONES (PG-13) Worcester North Fri-Wed: 9:35

RIO 2 3D (G) Cinemagic Thurs: 1:45

THE RAILWAY MAN (R) Worcester North Fri-Wed: 1:20, 4:05, 7:35, 10:15

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (PG-13) Blackstone (reserved seating) Thurs: 11:30, 2:45,

UNDER THE SKIN (R) Worcester North Thurs: 1:25, 4:10, 7:10, 10:20,

6:05, 9:15

Fri-Wed: 1:25, 4:10, 7:10, 9:50

Blackstone Thurs: 12:30, 1, 3:45, 4:15, 7:35, 10:15, Fri-Wed: 12:05, 1:05, 3:10, 4:10, 7, 7:30, 10:05, 10:40 Cinemagic Thurs: 12:15, 2:45, 3:15, 6:30, 9:30, 9:45, Fri-Wed: 11:45, 2:45, 6:30, 9:30

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Blackstone Valley Cinema de Lux 70 Worcester/Providence Turnpike, Millbury 800-315-4000 Cinema 320 at Clark University, Jefferson Academic Center 950 Main St.; Cinemagic, 100 Charlton Rd., Sturbridge 508-347-3609 Elm Draught House Cinema, 35 Elm St., Millbury 508-865-2850 Holy Cross Seelos Theater, 1 College St. 508-793-2455 Regal Solomon Pond Stadium 591 Donald Lynch Blvd., Marlborough 508-229-8871 Regal Westborough Stadium 231 Turnpike Rd., Westborough 508-366-6257 Showcase Worcester North, 135 Brooks St. 508-852-2944 The Strand Theatre, 58 High St., Clinton 978-365-5500 Worcester Public Library (WPL) Saxe Room, 3 Salem Sq.

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GODZILLA IN 3D [CC,DV] (PG-13) No Passes Fri. - Sun.(1230 255 325) 425 620 640 915 935 1015 Mon. - Thu.(1230 325) 425 620 915 1015 GODZILLA [CC,DV] (PG-13) No Passes Fri. - Sun.(100 130) 400 445 700 720 740 955 1035 Mon. - Thu.(100 130) 400 700 720 955 X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST [CC,DV] (PG-13) No Passes

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X-MEN DAYS OF FUTURE IN 3D [CC,DV} THURSDAY (PG-13) No Passes Thu.1000 PM MILLION DOLLAR ARM [CC,DV] (PG) Fri. - Thu.(110) 410 710 1005 BLENDED [CC,DV] THURSDAY (PG-13) Thu.700 PM 945 PM LEGENDS OF OZ [CC] (PG) Fri. - Sun.(1235 PM) Mon. - Wed.(1235 355) 705 925 Thu.(1235 PM 355 PM) NEIGHBORS [CC,DV] (R) No Passes Fri. - Sun.(1255) 415 730 1000 NEIGHBORS [CC,DV] (R) Mon. - Thu.(1255) 415 730 1000 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #2 [CC,DV] (PG-13) Fri. - Wed.(120) 405 435 750 945 Thu.(120) 405 435 750 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 IN REALD 3D [CC,DV] (PG-13) No Passes Fri. - Thu.(1240 PM) 655 PM THE OTHER WOMAN [CC,DV] (PG-13) Fri. - Thu.(105) 430 715 1020 HEAVEN IS FOR REAL [CC,DV] (PG) Fri. - Thu.(1245) 420 725 1010 RIO 2 [CC,DV] (G)

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CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Fri. - Thu.(1250 350) 650 950 [CC,DV] (PG-13)

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Right at home on Main Street Zoe Dee

Theatre Cafe is a role model for downtown businesses that can draw young to old, blue collar to white collar. Situated on Main Street among convenience stores, Chinese restaurants and parking garages, the small eatery welcomes guests with an A-frame sign and an open door on warm afternoons. On a recent weekday afternoon, Max and I parked around the corner from Theatre Cafe at a meter, since the restaurant does not offer its own parking. In less time than it takes to start up a conversation, we found ourselves inside, feeling right at home with soft jazz music playing, pen and ink artwork hanging on the walls and smiling faces behind the counter. Customers order at a counter before

choosing their seats at a counter with stools or one of eight or so small tables set with black linens and napkins. A cooler stores a variety of water, juice and soda options. The menu plays off the restaurant's name with Opening Acts, which include breakfast items, Supporting Cast, with sides like soup and salads, MatinĂŠe lunch options, including a Chicken Cordon Bleu Wrap and Steak Bomb. Backstage Paninis include the Cubano and for vegetarians, the Eggplant Parmesan. The youngsters can choose between empanadas and chicken tenders from the Understudy section. In addition to these mainstays, specials are also offered and can be found at the counter when ordering or in advance on the restaurant's Facebook page. Max ordered the Thanksgiving Dinner Sandwich ($7.50), a familiar sandwich that can be either spectacular or listless and mediocre. Theatre Cafeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s take on it did not disappoint. Soft and crumbly rye bread somehow managed to seem flaky and light while still holding the generous fillings, not least of which was the turkey, which really

did taste home-cooked. The cafe uses their own version of cranberry sauce, which is less tart and more creamy and seems more like a dressing, not taking away from the rest of the sandwich. Even though Max was quite full after eating three quarters of the meal, he did admit that his one wish is that it had contained more stuffing. Several of the daily specials caught my eye, so I asked the expert behind the counter which was best. Without blinking, she suggested the Tuscan Chicken, but meat not

being my preferred choice, she quickly offered to make the Swordfish Steak special into a Tuscan version. Served in deep dish, half plate and half bowl, the swordfish sat atop a bed of sauteed baby kale, artichoke hearts, chickpeas, tomatoes and thinly-sliced mushrooms and onions. The baby kale added flavor that spinach or other greens would not have. The swordfish itself was cooked thoroughly, however, every inch was tender and juicy. Dusted grated cheese on top and a rich broth pulling all the flavors together as a base made this meal both tempting and fulfilling. Two pieces of soft Italian bread were perfect for soaking up the extra broth. A plethora of dessert offerings captivated my interest. I simply could not pass up the homemade cookie, baked with thick chunks of milk chocolate. Next time Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be back to try a scoop of the pistachio nut ice cream. The casual atmosphere of Theatre Cafe is made more comfortable by the smells of food cooking over stovetops, wafting from the open kitchen, and service feels more like family treatment. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to feel right at home at Theatre Cafe.

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NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM The EcoTarium will host a gala event, A Night at the Museum, with hors d’oeuvres, dinner and cocktails and entertainment on Saturday, May 17, from 6-10 p.m. This fundraising event will include mystery and surprises with a S.T.E.A.M punk flare, with “rocket” launching, visits by historical characters and live animals, moonlight train rides, live auctions and music by the Dale LePage Trio. Tickets are $125 per person and $1,000 for a table of 8. Advance reservation are required and can be made by calling 508-929-2703 or at Proceeds from the gala will support the EcoTarium’s mission to inspire a passion for science and nature. EcoTarium, 222 Harrington Way, Worcester.

DINNER HONORING US AIR FORCE The Armed Forces Committee of Worcester County hosts its 87th annual Dinner Honoring the United State Air Force on Saturday, May 17 at the College of the Holy Cross. Cocktail hour will begin at 5:45 p.m., and dinner will follow at 7 p.m. Major General Scott Rice, Massachusetts Adjutant General, will be the guest speaker of the evening. Attire is mess dress/service uniform for members of the military and formal/coat and tie for civilians. Tickets are $45 per person. To purchase tickets, call Chris at 508-735-6100.

BEACH BBQ PARTY AT THE STACK Smokestack Urban Barbecue kicks off summer

with a beach barbecue party on their patio on Sunday, May 18, from 1-5 p.m. Changes in Latitudes, a Jimmy Buffet cover band, will be performing live and for those 21 and older, the bar will be serving $3 Landsharks, $14 buckets of Landsharks and $5 margaritas. Smokestack Urban Barbecue, 139 Green St., Worcester.

SUMMER MENU Brew City released its brand new summer menu on Monday, May 12! Three new entrees include a Grilled NY Sirloin topped with melted Brie and finished with a red wine reduction; the Brew City Cioppino, scallops, shrimp, mussels and haddock with potatoes and leeks in a spicy tomato broth; Chick Gorgonzola, pan-seared chicken tenders sauteed with sun-dried tomatoes and spinach in a Gorgonzola cream sauce. Also new on the menu is a Blueberry Salad with field greens, toasted pistachios, fresh blueberries, crispy pancetta, goat cheese a Wachusett Blueberry vinaigrette. Brew City, 104 Shrewsbury St., Worcester.



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music >Thursday 15 Free Live Acoustic Original Reggae and Jamaican Buffet at One Love Cafe. Both meat and vegetarian entrees. Call 774-272-3969 for reservations. $10 per person Buffett. 5-10 p.m. OneLove Cafe, 800 Main St. 508-753-8663 or events/164007660454055. Patio Party W/ Mitch Chakour Band. Come Join us in the Grand Summer Opening of Ceres’s Bistro Patio at the Beechwood Hotel! Great People, Great food, and Great music presented by Mitch Chakour Band. These Great players are the core of the Mohegan Sun All Stars and have played with the likes of Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Joe Perry, and Ohlman Free. 6-9 p.m. CERES Bistro at Beechwood Hotel, 363 Plantation St. 508-754-2000. Coffee & Jam with Stephen Beckwith. Bolton guitar maker Stephen Beckwith. Picking and strumming with an authentically rustic voice, Steve Beckwith is a live revitalization of good old American Roots music. Performing great works through covers and arrangements of artists such as The Band, James Taylor, Van Morrison, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, and more, Stephen Beckwith brings the sounds of “American Roots” music to life at coffeehouses throughout the region. “Anyone who remembers the great guitar duo of Jouni and Zonk should be here to listen to Stephen’s rendition of Rocky Raccoon,” says Kane, a Beatles song made famous locally by two native Clintonians. In addition to playing his own guitars, Stephen is the small business owner of Beckwith

Strings in Bolton (, honing the art of making handcrafted guitars and customizations at an affordable price. Free with Suggested “Pass The Hat” donation. 7-8:30 p.m. Coffeelands World Gifts Espresso Cafe, 50 High St., Clinton. 978-360-3291 or Karaoke. Karaoke by Star Sound Entertainment 7:30 p.m.midnight Hirosaki Prime, 1121 Grafton St. 508-926-8700. Dub Apocalypse ThursDaze. 21 plus. Doors at 6 p.m. May 15th with Rocky and the Pressers. $6. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Electric Haze, 26 Millbury St. 508-799-0629. Karaoke with PJ. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Classic’s Pub, 285 Central St., Leominster. 978-537-7750. Kevin Shields. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Rye & Thyme, 14 Monument Square, Leominster. 978-534-5900. Open Mic Night. Thursday: Open Mic Night musicians welcome to perform. Just plug in. 8-10 p.m. Canal Restaurant & Bar, 65 Water St., 65 Water St. 508-926-8353. Scott Babineau. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Blueprint New American Bar & Grill, 9 Village Square, Westminster. 978-668-5580. Audio Wasabi. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. KARAOKE with Paul Harter. Always a hilarious time. Free. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or Metal Thursday CCXLI: Churchburn, Sangus, Sarcomancy, Plagues (presented by Codex Obscurum). 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. College Night Featuring DJ Danny Fly. Come and experience Worcester’s HOTTEST College Dance Party! DJ Danny Fly




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will be spinning your favorite Top 40, Dance, Hip Hop! 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Industry Bar Room, 109 Water St. 508-756-2100. DJ Cuz’N Kev. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Perfect Game Sports Grill and Lounge, 64 Water St. 508-792-4263. The Russo Brothers. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Chris Reddy Acoustic Loops from Hell. 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Michael’s Cigar Bar, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459-9035.

>Friday 16 Poor Howard Stith Blues. 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Canal Restaurant & Bar, 65 Water St. 508-926-8353. SEAN FULLERTON: Acoustic Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Fingerstyle Guitar. Sean performs at 5-6:30 p.m. ( ( 6 String/12 String/Resonator Guitars - Harmonicas - Live Guitar Looping - BOSE & UltraSound Sound Systems Farmer Vendors. 3-6:30 p.m. WESTMINSTER FARMERS MARKET, Academy Hill Road, Westminster. Dana Lewis Live! Dana Lewis Live! Every Friday evening. Great comfort food, Home made desserts, Full Bar, LOTTERY & W-I-D-E Screens. Playing in the bar. The Greatest Hits from the 50’S to the 80’s. “The sound track of your youth” 5:30-8 p.m. Webster House Restaurant, 1 Webster St. 508-757-7208. Thank Friday it’s Nat 5:30 to 7:30, then at 9 p.m. it’s “Mad Men on Tap” Opera Performance. Nick’s Bar & Restaurant welcomes back Opera on Tap Boston with special guests from Greater Worcester Opera for “Mad Men On Tap!” Join us to celebrate the final season of the iconic show by donning all your fabulous sixties clothes and channeling your inner Don and

Joan for what feels like an after-hours backstage party. Imbibe Old Fashioneds and Manhattans while some of the areas finest young singers perform selections from musical theatre, opera and jazz about adultery, sexism, alcoholism, smoking, image and how the times, they are a changin’. $10 Cover. 5:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Drunken Uncles. Amazing performance of classic Rock and Blues. American runs on Drunken Uncles. Free. 6-9 p.m. Park Grill and Spirits, Bar, 257 Park Ave. 508-756-7995 or parkgrillworc. Open Mic. Open to musicians, poets, comedians or anyone with a talent! Hosted by Patrick McCarthy. 6:30-9 p.m. Nu Cafe, 335 Chandler St. 508-926-8800 or A Grand Night for Singing. a Rodgers & Hammerstein Musical Revue $18 Regular, $15 Student/Senior. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Calliope Productions Inc, 150 Main St., Boylston. 508-869-6887 or BILL McCARTHY @ JILLIAN’S. I’ll be playing all your favorite Classic & Contemporary Acoustic and Not-So-Acoustic Rock Hits! 7:30-9:30 p.m. Jillian’s - Worcester, 315 Grove St. 508-793-0900. History of Civil War Songs with Luanne Crosby. The Northborough Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting on May 16 and the evening’s program will be the History of Civil War Songs presented by Luanne Crosby. Local songwriter, singer, and guitarist Luanne Crosby offers a compelling and entertaining story about songs from the Civil War period, the composers who wrote them, and how the soldiers brought them into battle. You may be surprised at how many melodies you will find familiar, even if you don’t know the background of the composition - proof that music is a historical reference that is part of all of us, even if we are not

From the group that brought you Mezcal Cantina, Bocado Tapas Bar, The Citizen Wine Bar and Rye & Thyme Tavern, comes Worcester’s first true burger bar. Handmade burgers featuring custom and local grinds of the freshest beef, house-made sodas, great beers, expertly crafted elixirs and spiked shakes are served up daily. Come get your fix.


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conscious that it’s taken its place within our hearts.All are welcome. Free. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Northborough Historical Society, 50 Main St., Northborough. 508-393-6298 or Airspray. 21 plus. Doors at 6 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. 3rd Fridayz! OUR 5th QUEER DANCE PARTY! Julius Jones AND EuropeanHUSTLE is playing a mix of seductive European disco sounds - from Manchester to Berlin. Spinning Future Garage, Berlin Techno, NuDisco, and Deep House. See you on the dancefloor. Free. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Electric Haze, 26 Millbury St. 508-799-0629. Gohary/Lubelczyk Trio w/ Tom Herbert. Live jazz. Free. 8 p.m.-midnight. Fiddlers’ Green Pub & Restaurant, 19 Temple St. 508-792-3700. Handel & Gjeilo: Brilliance in Youth. AVM Artistic Director Robert Eaton with chorus, orchestra & soloists soprano Jean Danton & mezzo Pamela Dellal present a contrast in youthful perspective. Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo at 29 wrote “Sunrise: Symphonic Mass”, spiritually uplifting, haunting & expressive. At age 22 G.F. Handel composed the brilliant, intense, & dramatic Baroque operatic movement “Dixit Dominus-Psalm 110”. $25; $20 senior/student; Advance discount $3 or WGBH discount at door $3. 8-10 p.m. St. Luke the Evangelist Church, Westboro, 70 West Main St. (Route 30), Westborough. 978-562-9838 or 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. Karaoke. DJ & Dancing 12:30 a.m. - 2 a.m. Free. 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Speakers Night Club, 19 Weed St., Marlborough. 508-480-8222. L & M Rhythm Kings. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Rye & Thyme, 14 Monument Square, Leominster. 978-534-5900. Live Bands. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster

Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. Northern Company. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Blueprint New American Bar & Grill, 9 Village Square, Westminster. 978-668-5580. SEAN FULLERTON: Acoustic Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Fingerstyle Guitar. SEE YA ‘ROUND THE CLUBS! 6 String/12 String/Resonator Guitars - Harmonicas - Live Guitar Looping - BOSE & UltraSound Sound Systems Dinner, Drinks, Music. 8-11 p.m. McNally’s Grille & Pub, 88 Sargent Road, Westminster. 978-8741444 or The Workingman’s Band featuring Tom Yates. Celebrate the music of guitar heroes from the 1950’s to the 70’s. Pop-rock, , blues-rock, psych-rock, surf-rock, folk-rock, country-rock. Tom Yates - guitar & vocals, Rick Maida - bass, Mike Michael Avery - drums. No cover. Dancing encouraged. 8-11:30 p.m. Main Streets Market and Cafe, 42 Main St., Concord. 866-413-3981. Dan Kirouac. Dan has been part of the regional music scene for over twenty-five years. When not busy with tribute band BEATLES FOR SALE, solo performances showcase vocals accompanied by a six-string acoustic guitar. From the one-hit wonders to the lost classics, from the 50s to today, every show is a different experience, drawing from almost 500 contemporary and oldie rock and pop songs. More information at Free. 8:30-11:30 p.m. Veterans Of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 6538 Townsend, 491 Main St., West Townsend. 978-597-5644. Just Cuz. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. the 80’s tribute band The Flock Of A-Holes. You can WIN A 3 day/2 night stay in Las Vegas TONIGHT! The Flock plays 2 long sets at the Lucky Dog tonight. With your paid

admission, you are also entered to win a 3day/2night stay in one of several Las Vegas hotels. (must be present to win) Come on down! $8. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-3631888 or Clam Diggers. $5. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Custard Pie (Led Zeppelin Tribute). All the hits of Led Zeppelin plus much more! 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420. Funk for Now, Tester, and Day One. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Lyle Pierce. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Prime Time Pub, 5 Summer St., Lunenburg. 978-400-7727. Take Two. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Rivalry’s Sports Bar, 274 Shrewsbury St. 774-243-1100. The City Boys Band with Johnny Romance & The Captain. Come check out the rockin styles of Johnny Romance and the Captain! 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. On The Rocks Sports Bar & Grill, 96 Lakefront Ave, Lunenburg. 978-342-6692 or Counterattack. 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Jillian’s - Worcester, 315 Grove St. 508-793-0900. DJ One-3. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Perfect Game Sports Grill and Lounge, 64 Water St. 508-792-4263. Friday Night Dance Party with DJ Blackout. DJ Blackout bringin’ the energy to get the party poppin’ all night long. No cover charge. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Center Bar & Grill, 102 Green St. 508438-0597. DJ Music Master Matty D. 11 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Canal Restaurant & Bar, 65 Water St. 508-926-8353.


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>Saturday 17 Open Mic with the Old’school Band. Open Mic Jam 1st Saturday of month with The Old’school Band. Free. 8 a.m.-noon. 3-G’s Sports Bar, 152 Millbury St. 508-754-3516. Student Recital - Concert. Join Pakachoag Music School for our year end school-wide student recitals. Five sessions scheduled throughout the weekend feature over 70 students, aged 5 to 18, performing on cello, violin, viola, flute, piano, voice and trumpet! Ensemble performances include the Fiddle Band, the adult Unison of Violins, a piano four hands selection, and various suzuki violin groups. Everyone welcome. Refreshments follow each session. Free. 1-2 p.m., 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester, The Great Hall, 203 Pakachoag St., Auburn. 508-7918159. Spring Open House. Please join us for our spring open house! This is a great opportunity to meet our teachers, try instruments and learn about our summer programs. Registration fee waived for any new students who sign up for lessons or one of our summer programs at the open house. We hope to see you there! Free. 2-5 p.m. Worcester Music Academy, 11 Irving St. 508-635-6900 or From Moscow to Tin Pan Alley. This concert is inspired by the passionate songs and piano pieces written by composers of Russian heritage or taken from musicals with Russian themes and/ or stories. Vocalists are Benjamin Sears and Cynthia Mork, with Bradford Conner, piano and Nathan Kimball, cello. $15 for members, $18 for nonmembers. Limited seating; advance ticket purchase

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is recommended at 978-598-5000 x17. 4-5:15 p.m. Museum of Russian Icons, Auditorium, on the Lower Level, 203 Union St., Clinton. 978-598-5000 or Armenians Got Talent! The show features parishioners of all ages performing various musical and dance numbers with fun for the whole family. A chicken and pilaf dinner will be served before the show. The Hye Ladies Association is preparing the dinner with desserts by the Ladies Auxiliary. Reservations at 508-756-2931. $10 for adults and teens, $5 for children 12 and under. 5-7:30 p.m. Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem Square. 508-963-2076. JAZZED UP Trio Live. If you like Sinatra, Buble’, Connick Jr, Bennett, you will LOVE JAZZED UP as they present a romantic blend of jazz classics and American Songbook Classics. JAZZED UP plays “The Sweetest Music This Side of Heaven”! Nominated best jazz in the Worcester Music Awards in 2012, 2013, and 2014 , JAZZED UP Features: Singer/Pianist Mauro DePasquale; Drummer Ed Conely; and Bassist Phil Madison. For more information or booking contact Mauro at 508-769-4294. ( ( No Cover. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Coral Seafood, 225 Shrewsbury St. 508-755-8331. Bob Dylan Tribute hosted by Bob Jordan. Hosted by BOB JORDAN & THE 524 BAND [Bill Nadeau, Brian Rost, and Chip Smith] List of performers include; Jonee Earthquake, HipSwayers, Haze, Nate Smith, Chuck & Mud, Steve Blake, For Love or Money, Zack Slik, Helen Sheldon Beaumont, T J Peavey, Jay Kelley, Ken Taylor, Mary Krause, Sarah Levesque, Pete Zarkadas, Jim Reidy, Lydia Fortune, Marty Ayotte and John Papp. This event has become a local institution, offering both a tribute to the songs of BOB DYLAN, and a showcase for local talent. Doors Open at 7 p.m. - Show time 7:30 p.m. $15 at the Door / $2 Discount to WCUW Members. $12 advance via Brown Paper Tickets / 7-10 p.m. First Unitarian Church, 90 Main St. 508-753-1012 or Dana Lewis LIVE! Playing & singing the Greatest Hits of the 50’s to the 80’s. “The soundtrack of your youth” Great Food, Full Bar, Lottery & Me! No Cover. 7-10 p.m. Nancy’s Quaker Tavern, 466 Quaker Hgwy (Route146a), Uxbridge. 508-779-0901. Gala Concert with Josh Nelson and Neshama Carlebach. Tickets prices are as follows: $18 in advance / $12 students & seniors $20 at the door / $15 students& seniors with family cap of $36 / $40 call Temple Emanuel Sinai office at 508.755.1257 or visit for more details 7-10 p.m. Temple Emanuel Sinai (Salisbury Campus), 661 Salisbury St. 508755-1257 or New Bay Colony - Benefit - Scholarship Fund of Balckstone Valley Boys and Girls Club. The “Boys” of New Bay Colony are honored by being invited by the Blackstone Valley Boys and Girls Club to play for their Annual Spring Concert. This 21+ event is held to raise money for their Scholarship Fund. Tickets are just $10 and are available at their office at 115 Canal St., Blackstone or online at We even have a great opening act in Gary Palumbo. There will be a cash bar so you can enjoy a nice Spring evening with us and help out a good cause. 7-11 p.m. Blackstone Valley Boys and Girls Club, 115 Canal St., Blackstone. 508-883-6363 or A Grand Night for Singing. A Rodgers & Hammerstein Musical Revue. $18 Regular, $15 Student/Senior. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Calliope Productions Inc, 150 Main St., Boylston. 508-869-6887 or Cafe’ con Dios. Donation. 7:30-10 p.m. Faith Baptist Church, Main Auditorium, 22 Faith Ave, Auburn. 508-579-6722. MSF Band. Come down to the Center Bar and Grill for dinner and a show with the MSF Band. Covering all the classics for an early



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show. DJ Kartier gets you dancing late nite after the show. No cover charge. 7:30-11 p.m. Center Bar & Grill, 106 Bar, 102 Green St. 508-438-0597. Rick Porter unplugged. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Canal Restaurant & Bar, 65 Water St. 508-926-8353. Caves on Mars. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Rye & Thyme, 14 Monument Square, Leominster. 978-534-5900.

Steve Dunn. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Blueprint New American Bar & Grill, 9 Village Square, Westminster. 978-668-5580. Ashbrook Haynes. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. Linda Dagnello! 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. SEAN FULLERTON: Acoustic Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll and


The 29th annual WALK for Homeless and 5K run takes place this Sunday, May 18 at 2 p.m. with registration beginning at 12 p.m. for runners and 1 p.m. for walkers at Elm Park. Following the walk and run, a neighborhood barbecue will be held with entertainment provided by the Worcester area WAIT team and band Chuck & Mud. The WALK for the Homeless supports programs of the Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance. Learn more at

Wheelock Ave., Millbury. Fear of Flying Monkeys. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Breakaway Billiards, 104 Sterling St., Clinton. 978-365-6105. Five Hole. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. South Side Grille & Margarita Factory, 242 West Broadway, Gardner. 978-632-1057. Mayhem. $5. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Powerplay. Classic rock hits all night! 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508842-8420. Shakedown Street. Come dance and shake your bones with the Central Mass premiere Grateful Dead cover band! $5. 9 p.m.midnight Blue Plate Lounge, 661 Main St., Holden. 508-829-4566. Tom Revane. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Rivalry’s Sports Bar, 274 Shrewsbury St. 774-243-1100. Valvatross! $5. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Plagerist. 9:30 p.m.-2 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. House / EDM Dance Party with DJ Kartier. Mike DJ Kartier Perrone gets you movin’ with House / EDM remixes after the band wraps up their set at 11 p.m. No cover charge. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Center Bar & Grill, 102 Green St. 508-438-0597. DJ Music Master Matty D. 11 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Canal Restaurant & Bar, 65 Water St. 508-926-8353.

>Sunday 18 Fennario - Grateful Dead Tribute. 21 plus $10. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Electric Haze, 26 Millbury St. 508-799-0629. Garland Jeffreys. Forty years into his storied career, Garland Jeffreys is enjoying the kind of creative second wind most artists can only hope for the first time around, earning a swarm of critical accolades and experiencing his most prolific stretch in decades. From his first big hit, “Wild in the Streets,” Garland has shown an amazing ability to fuse Rock, R & B, Soul, Jazz, Blues and Pop into something truly his own and unclassifiable. His recent, highly acclaimed “The King Of In Between” includes contributions from Duncan Sheik and old friend Lou Reed, and has been on a number of year-end “best of” lists including Rolling Stone and NPR Music. $20 advance; $25 day of show. 8-11 p.m. Bull Run Restaurant, Sawtelle Room, 215 Great Road, Shirley. 917-674-6181 or tickets. Karaoke. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Prime Time Pub, 5 Summer St., Lunenburg. 978-400-7727. Live Bands. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. New Haven Symphony Orchestra with Ilya Yakushev, Piano. With a program that the New Haven Symphony Orchestra is calling “Rachmaninov Fantastique” - bringing two colossal works together for a blockbuster finale to the Music Worcester orchestra season, we welcome the NHSO to Worcester! What better way to celebrate Music Worcester’s incredible history of bringing great orchestra repertoire to Worcester than this? The “Rach Two”, which will feature extraordinary pianist Ilya Yakushev in his return to the Music Worcester stage, marries musical subtlety and piano pyrotechnics. Symphonie fantastique was fueled by Berlioz’s obsession with an Irish actress and hurtles from moments of tenderness to tantrums, from visions of suicide to ecstasy. The orchestra’s virtuosity will be on full display for this piece. Program Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 Berlioz Symphonie fantastique Adults $49, students $15, Youth $5. 8-10 p.m. Mechanics Hall, Great Hall, 321 Main St. 508-754-3231 or

Fingerstyle Guitar. SEE YA ‘ROUND THE CLUBS! 6 String/12 String/Resonator Guitars - Harmonicas - Live Guitar Looping - BOSE & UltraSound Sound Systems Dinner, Drinks, Music. 8:30-11:30 p.m. 3 RESTAURANT, 461 West Central St., Franklin. 508-528-6333 or Tru Entertainment presents “Scorched Mics Showcase” Featuring: DJ Il Phantazma, Wicked Intent, Ace Mac Loco & Live Wit It Entertainment, Ghost & MC Etcha: (413), Shezamodel, Dekay: Diseased Mentality, DRC, MC Motion w/ Dirty Joe Records, & much more! Scorched Mics is a local, original Hip Hop collaboration between Tru Entertainment and Promotions along with 413 Massholez Entertainment. Tru E&P and 413 Massholez Entertainment began Scorched Mics as a way to get the local, original artists on stage in front of a great local crowd to showcase their talents. Scorched Mics was born in Northampton, MA in Nov. 2013, and it was a night full of great times and great rhymes. ( (scorchedmics.html) $5/$7. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or Windfall Classic Rock. Windfall is a classic rock cover band originating from Worcester, MA. ( 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Wong Dynasty, 176 Reservior Road (Route31), Holden. 508829-2188. “Metal for MS” w/PANZERBASTARD, Strangler Needsa Manicure, Centerlink, and Hitlist! $10 Cover. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508753-9543. Auntie Trainwreck. Let’s make this another memorable night, Millbury- come enjoy our unique blend of Classic Rock, Blues, Alt Rock and Party favorites, and maybe some tunes you may not have heard from us before. Plus, AT T-Shirts are available for only $10, or try to win our AT CD or DVD by answering our challenging trivia questions. Let’s show everyone who Millbury’s favorite Auntie is- 21+, No cover, see you there! 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Wheelock Inn, 82

Jazz Brunch. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. The 7th Annual 100PercentKulture Hot Rod and Kustom Show at Ralphs! Free! 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Student Recital - Concert. Join Pakachoag Music School for our year end school-wide student recitals. Five sessions scheduled throughout the weekend feature over 70 students, aged 5 to 18, performing on cello, violin, viola, flute, piano, voice and trumpet! Ensemble performances include the Fiddle Band, the adult Unison of Violins, a piano four hands selection, and various suzuki violin groups. Everyone welcome. Refreshments follow each session. Free. 1-2 p.m., 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester, The Great Hall, 203 Pakachoag St., Auburn. 508-791-8159. A Grand Night for Singing. A Rodgers & Hammerstein Musical Revue. $18 Regular, $15 Student/Senior. 2-4 p.m. Calliope Productions Inc, 150 Main St., Boylston. 508-869-6887 or Silent Sunday Featuring the film “The Lost World” $5 Cover; then Andy Cummings 8 p.m. This 1925 silent film is truly the ancestor of the entire “fantasy adventure” genre that has given rise to everything from Indiana Jones to Jurassic Park and even Star Wars. A young woman in search of her missing father gathers an eccentric professor and a whole team of multitalented heroes and finds, in the plateaus of Venezuela, a hidden world of ape-men, dinosaurs, and exotic dangers. Backed by Nat Needle’s dramatic piano improvisation, this will be a double-treat for the whole family or just for you. ( $5 Cover (for the feature). 3 p.m.-1 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Ehud Ettun & Haruka Yabuno ~ Joy of Music Faculty Recital. Ehud Ettun, Double Bass & Haruka Yabuno, piano (guest artist) will perform Jazz standards and originals. Outstanding performers and graduates from NEC, both artists are active in the

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New York City and Boston jazz scenes. Ehud joined the Joy of Music Faculty this fall. 4-5:30 p.m. Joy of Music Program, Recital Hall, 1 Gorham St. 508-856-9541 or Music at Trinity: New England Ringers, in concert. New England Ringers is a fifteen-member community handbell ensemble of highly energetic musicians playing the most advanced level of handbell literature. Offering exciting performances, New England Ringers amazes listeners and receives enthusiastic reviews from audience members of all ages. Their performances are a blend of lively and diverse musical moods and styles. Repertoire includes classical transcriptions, familiar favorites, and original compositions. The outstanding music is matched by touches of entertaining humor and the artful visual presentation of the ensemble playing this unique instrument. Free. A Free-will donation is appreciated. 4-5:30 p.m. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 73 Lancaster St. 508-7532989 or Worcester Youth Orchestra’s Gala Performance. Celebrate Worcester Youth Orchestra’s return to Mechanics Hall with this dazzling concert featuring student concerto winners, musical theatre selections and more! In collaboration with the Ip Piano School of Boston, WYO students will fill this acoustical gem with the sounds of Haydn, Wagner and Mussorgsky. Tickets: $20 at the door (cash only). $20 - cash only at the door. 4-7 p.m. Mechanics Hall, Great Hall, 321 Main St. 508-281-9976 or worcesteryouthorchestras. org/2013---2014-season.html. Big Jon Short - solo acoustic country blues. Free. 5-8 p.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. “Vinyl Siding” A group gathering for fans of VINYL, DJ’s and Turntables. Bring headphones and vinyl. Free. 6-9 p.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or facebook. com/profile.php?id=607748959308496. Jim’s Blues Jam at Greendales. Each week has a first rate feature performer, followed by an open mike segment. Host Jim Perry keeps things rolling. No cover. 6-10 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. OPEN MIC SUNDAYS AT SNOW’S RESTAURANT WITH BILL McCARTHY. To check the schedules and open slots visit: Bill McCarthy’s Open Mic World on Facebook Bill McCarthy. Email Bill McCarthy to reserve it at: OPENMCC@VERIZON.NET. Free. 7-10:30 p.m. Snow’s Restaurant & Pub, 321 West Boylston St. Funky Jazz Sundays. 21 plus. Doors at 6 p.m. Every first and third sunday. Free. 8 p.m.-midnight Electric Haze, 26 Millbury St. 508-799-0629. Karaoke with PJ. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Classic’s Pub, 285 Central St., Leominster. 978-537-7750. Lucky Dog KARAOKE with your host, Vegas magicman-hypnotist Paul Harter. Once Sunday a month, Paul will also be bringing his Vegas hypnotist show to the Lucky Dog stage! ( But, tonight is KARAOKE! DOORS at 8 p.m. Free. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or Sunday Funday Karaoke with DJ Matty J. End the weekend right with DJ Matty J, Karaoke, HD videos and old school jams. Early start at 8 p.m. Come down for a little while or party all night! Patio open weather permitting ! No cover charge. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Center Bar & Grill, 102 Green St. 508-438-0597. Clamdigger. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Rivalry’s Sports Bar, 274 Shrewsbury St. 774-243-1100.

>Monday 19 Worcester Youth Orchestras Spring Auditions. WYO offers Symphonic and Preparatory programs with different orchestras for various stages of a student’s development. The Worcester Youth Symphony Orchestra (WYSO) and Sinfonia are

Science Café Woo returns to NU Cafe on Monday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend the event, which will explore the world-class scientific research being done right here in Worcester. Guests will have the opportunity to engage with local, passionate scientists in a casual cafe setting. There is no cover charge and WOO Card holders receive double points. geared towards older and more experienced musicians while the Worcester Youth Preparatory Orchestras (WYPO) is an excellent way for younger and less experienced players to get hands on experience by playing in a lager ensemble. Members of the Worcester Youth Orchestra enjoy a variety of orchestral literature and the opportunity to perform in some of the finest concert halls in the state. 3-7 p.m. Worcester Academy of Music, 11 Irving St. 508-281-9976 or Drftin’ Sam Politz. No Cover. 7-9 p.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Open: Worcester. 21 plus. Open: Worcester is an open mic and open decks event at The Electric Haze every Monday night. Open Mic 8-10 p.m. Open Decks 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Sign-up for slots starts at the venue at 8 and is first come first serve. House equipment for DJs: Pioneer DJM900NXS Mixer 2x CDJ 2000s 2x Technics 2000s All music welcome! Collaboration is encouraged! 21+, Free Entry, Free HOOKAH SHARE, $2 PBRs Free. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Electric Haze, 26 Millbury St. 508-799-0629 or Blue Monday - Live Blues. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. Bop & Pop Jazz Organization. Classic Hammond Organ Quartet grooves every Monday night at the Dive. Free. 9 p.m.-midnight. Dive Bar, 34 Green St. BopNPopJazzOrganization.

>Tuesday 20 Worcester Youth Orchestras Spring Auditions. WYO offers Symphonic and Preparatory programs with different orchestras for various stages of a student’s development. The Worcester Youth Symphony Orchestra (WYSO) and Sinfonia are geared towards older and more experienced musicians while the Worcester Youth Preparatory Orchestras (WYPO) is an excellent way for younger and less experienced players to get hands on experience by playing in a lager ensemble. Members of the Worcester Youth Orchestra enjoy a variety of orchestral literature and the opportunity to perform in some of the finest concert halls in the state. 4-7 p.m. Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester, 203 Pakachoag St., Auburn. 508-281-9976 or html. Two Left - Blues Jam. Brian Degon (Vocals, Guitar) and Fr. Gregory Christakos (Bass)Jam original and favorite blues tunes. Free. 7-10 p.m. Park Grill and Spirits, 257 Park Ave. 508-756-7995. TUESDAY OPEN MIC NIGHT @ GREENDALE’S PUB with Bill McCarthy LOCAL MUSICIANS SHOWCASE. To check the schedules and open slots visit: Bill McCarthy’s Open Mic World on Facebook. Email Bill McCarthy to reserve it at: OPENMCC@VERIZON.NET. Free. 7:30-11:30 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350 or 610855806788?ref=bookmark&__user=578549000. open mic & karaoke with Key Performance. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Classic’s Pub, 285 Central St., Leominster. 978-537-7750. Dam Chick Singer! 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. C.U.Next Tuesday! Tunes in the Diner with DJ Poke Smot and Special Guests every Tuesday Night. No cover. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Hip Hop Tuesdays. Hosted by Ace of Blaze & Elijah Divine (Open) End of the night cypher. DJ Showcase (Rotating Turntablist)

Resident Bboys (Top Rock) Different artists every week! 21+ $5 cover $5. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Electric Haze, 26 Millbury St. 508-7990629. Karaoke. Karaoke by First Choice Entertainment, hosted by Curtis. 21+. Free. 9 p.m.-midnight. Loft 266 Bar & Lounge, 266 Park Ave. 774-696-4845. Karaoke. Karaoke by Star Sound Entertainment 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Grille 57, 57 Highland St. 508-798-2000 or

>Wednesday 21 The Furies - Jazz Pop Duo - Twilight at Twigs Cafe. The Furies are singer Jenni Wiech and pianist Jeff Kimball. They bring creativity and style to a wide variety of jazz & pop music, drawing on artists from Ella Fitzgerald to Diana Krall to Regina Spektor. For more information or to book The Furies, contact Jeff at jeffkimball@ Free with regular admission. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Twigs Cafe, 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508-8696111. Joy of Music Spring Gala featuring the JOMP Youth Orchestra. Joy of Music Youth Orchestra, conducted by Tim Terranella, celebrates their 16th anniversary. The concert will also introduce an exciting new ensemble of strings and winds: Sinfonietta, conducted by Ralph Metcalf. JOMP Jazz Ensembles will greet the audience and perform during the reception. Free Admission. 7-9 p.m. Mechanics Hall, Great Hall, 321 Main St. 508856-9541. WEDNESDAY NIGHT OPEN MIC/LOCAL MUSICIANS’ SHOWCASE w/ BILL McCARTHY @ GUISEPPE’S. To check the schedules and open slots visit: Bill McCarthy’s Open Mic World on Facebook. Email Bill McCarthy to reserve it at: OPENMCC@VERIZON.NET. Free. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Guiseppe’s Grille, 35 Solomon Pond Road, Northborough. 508-393-4405 or rk&__user=578549000. Johnny Romance’s Open Mic. Wednesday nights! 8-11 p.m. Open Mic night with Johnny Romance, Bring your instrument, comedy, spoken word,acoustic karaoke with lyrics over 400 songs! 8-11 p.m. Primetime pub, 5 Summer St., Lunenburg. Karaoke. Karaoke by Star Sound Entertainment. 8 p.m.-midnight. Dark Horse Tavern, 12 Crane St., Southbridge. 508-764-1100. Magic Island. 21 plus. Doors at 6 p.m. $5. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Electric Haze, 26 Millbury St. 508-799-0629. Open Mic Night. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Prime Time Pub, 5 Summer St., Lunenburg. 978-400-7727. Ray & The Repairmen. Featuring Ray Bryant (Guitar & Vocals) Dave Dick (Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals) and Wolf Ginandes (Bass and Vocals). Ray and the Repairmen play in the Park Grill bar every Wednesday at 8pm. Free. 8-10 p.m. Park Grill and Spirits, 257 Park Ave. Wacky Wednesday Open mic Jam with Mark. Come down and sign up to jam with Mark 8-11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Karaoke. Come down to Jillian’s of Worcester for Karaoke every Wednesday night! Wednesdays at Jillian’s is also Ladies Night which means all ladies, eat and play for Free. Complementary tortilla chips with salsa, vegetable crudities, and chocolate fountain with fresh fruit! Ladies also play pool for Free and receive a $5 game card for the arcade! Free. 8:30-1:30 p.m. Jillian’s - Worcester, 315 Grove St.


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ADC Performance Center (@ The Artist Development Complex), 18 Mill St., Southbridge. 508-764-6900 or adcmusic. com/Index.htm. Anna Maria College, 50 Sunset Lane, Paxton. 508-849-3300 or ArtsWorcester, Like It’s 1979, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through May 17. Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday - Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission: Fre. 660 Main St. 508-755-5142 or Asa Waters Mansion, Admission: $3 for guided tour $7-10 for tea. 123 Elm St., Millbury. 508-865-0855 or Assumption College: Emmanuel d’Alzon Library, 500 Salisbury St. 508-767-7272 or Booklovers’ Gourmet, New Work by Karen Reid, Through May 31; New Work by Karen Reid, Through May 31. Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 55 East Main St., Webster. 508949-6232 or Clark University: University Gallery, Hours: noon-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Tuesday, noon-8 p.m. Wednesday, noon-5 p.m. Thursday - Saturday. 950 Main St. 508-793-7349 or 508-7937113 or Clark’s Cafe and Art On Rotation Gallery, Hours: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday - Saturday. Admission: Free for galler. 310 High St., Clinton. 978-549-5822 or 978-365-7772 or College of the Holy Cross: Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, Alter-Ego: Senior Concentration Seminar Exhibition, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through May 23; As Far As the Eye Can See, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through Aug. 16. Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday. 1 College St. 508-793-3356 or departments/cantor/website. Danforth Museum of Art, Hours: noon-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Tuesday, noon-5 p.m. Wednesday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday - Saturday. 123 Union Ave., Framingham. 508-620-0050 or EcoTarium, Toys, Treats, and Training, Sundays, through June 22. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admission: $14 adults; $8 for children ages 2-18, $10 college students with IDs & senior citizens. Children under 2 & EcoTarium members Free. Additional charges apply for Tree Canopy Walkway, Explorer Express Train, planetarium programs & other special progra. 222 Harrington Way. 508-929-2700 or Fisher Museum Harvard Forest, 324 N. Main St., Petersham. 978-724-3302 or Fitchburg Art Museum, Hours: noon-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, noon-4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. 25 Merriam Parkway, Fitchburg. 978-345-4207 or Fitchburg Historical Society, Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Tuesday, 10 a.m.-midnight Wednesday, closed Thursday - Saturday. 50 Grove St., Fitchburg. 978-345-1157 or M AY 1 5 , 2 0 1 4 • W O R C E S T E R M A G A Z I N E . C O M


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Fitchburg State University: Hammond Hall, VISIONS, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, through June 30. 160 Pearl St., Fitchburg. Framed in Tatnuck, Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 1099 Pleasant St. 508-770-1270 or Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard. 978456-3924 or Gallery of African Art, Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday - Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission: Donations accepte. 62 High St., Clinton. 978-265-4345 or 978-5985000x12 or Highland Artist Group, 113 Highland St. highlandartistgroup. com. Mass Audubon: Broad Meadow Brook Conservation 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 Museum of Russian Icons, Series of One Icon Exhibits, Through June 20; The Tsars’ Cabinet: 200 Years of Russian Decorative Arts Under the Romanovs, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through May 24. Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 11-3 a.m. Tuesday - Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 11-3 a.m. Friday, 9-3 a.m. Saturday. Admission: Adults $7, Seniors (59 and over) $5, Students (with ID) & children (3-17) $2, Children under 3 Free, Groups (any age) $. 203 Union St., Clinton. 978-598-5000 or 978-598-5000x17 or Old Sturbridge Village, Admission: $7 - $20 charged by age. Children under 3 fre. 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge. 800733-1830 or 508-347-3362 or Park Hill Gallery, Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Friday, closed Saturday. 387 Park Ave. 774-696-0909. Post Road Art Center, Hours: closed Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday - Saturday. 1 Boston Post Road, Marlborough. 508485-2580 or Preservation Worcester, Hours: closed Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, closed Saturday. 10 Cedar St. 508-754-8760 or Prints and Potter Gallery, American Contemporary Art & Craft Gallery, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through Dec. 31. Hours: closed Sunday, 10-5:30 a.m. Monday - Tuesday, 10-7 a.m. Wednesday - Thursday, 10-5:30 a.m. Friday, 10-5 a.m. Saturday. 142 Highland St. 508-752-2170 or Quinebaug Valley Council for the Arts & Humanities, the Arts Center, Exhibit Reception for Bay Path After School Art Program, Thursday. Hours: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Friday, 2-4 p.m. Saturday. 111 Main St., Southbridge. 508-3463341 or Quinsigamond Community College: Administration Building, 670 West Boylston St. Rollstone Studios, Hours: 11-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday - Saturday. Admission: fre. 633 Main St., Fitchburg. 978-348-2781 or Salisbury Mansion, Hours: closed Sunday - Wednesday, 1-8:30 p.m. Thursday, 1-4 p.m. Friday - Saturday. 40 Highland St. 508-7538278 or SAORI Worcester Freestyle Weaving Studio, 18 Winslow St. 508-757-4646 or 508-757-0116 or Taproot Bookstore, Hours: noon-5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5



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p.m. Monday - Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 1200 West Boylston St. 508-853-5083 or Tatnuck Bookseller & Cafe, Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday Saturday. 18 Lyman St., Westborough. 508-366-4959 or tatnuck. com. The Foster Gallery, 51 Union St. 508-397-7139 or The Sprinkler Factory, Reawakening: Color Returning to the World - Open Gallery, Sundays, Saturdays, through May 18. 38 Harlow St. 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 St., Fitchburg. 978-342-2809 or 978-297-4337 or Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admission: $12 Adults, $9 Seniors & $7 Youth, Free to Members & Children under . 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508-869-6111 or Worcester Art Museum, Art Since the Mid-20th Century, Through Dec. 31, 2015; Carina Nebula: Michael Benson, Through June 22; Guns without Borders in Mexico and Central America, Through Nov. 9; Majicolor Prints by Majima Ryoichi, Through Nov. 10; Nude Drawing in the Galleries, Thursdays, through May 29; Stencil-dyed Japanese Folk Art Calendars, Through Aug. 10; You are here, Through Aug. 31; Children’s Story time, Fridays, through May 30; Meditation in the Galleries, Fridays, through May 30; Families @ WAM: Family Tour, Saturdays, through May 31; Families @ WAM: Make Art!, Saturdays, through May 31; Zip Tour: Iñigo ManglanoOvalle’s “Byron, Lisa, Emmett”, Saturday; 14th Century Knight Arms & Armor Presentation, Sunday; 14th Century Knight Arms & Armor Presentation, Sunday; Public Tour, Sundays, through Dec. 28; Drawing Club, Wednesdays, through May 28; Tour of the Month: Art in the Time of the Knights, Wednesday; U-student Wednesdays Free admission to WAM educational institutional members, Wednesdays, Oct. 2 - Dec. 31. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission: Free for members, $14 adults, $12 seniors, Free for youth 17 and under. Free for all first Saturdays of each month, 10am-noon. 55 Salisbury St. 508-799-4406 or

Tower Hill Botanic Garden is all about herbs on Saturday, May 17. In the morning, from 10-11:30 a.m. and again in the afternoon, from 3:30-5 p.m. an herb walk will explore the healing herbs found at Tower Hill, their history, preparation and safe use in daily life. A workshop, Spring Renewal Using Herbs, held from 12:30-3:30 p.m. will provide information on how to renew the body and spirit with medicinal herbs. From 1:30-3:30 p.m., participants of Mrs. Thrift’s Portable Herb Garden will plant six herbs in a 14-inch pot that can be moved to take advantage of available sunlight. For more information, visit Worcester Center for Crafts, Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Saturday. 25 Sagamore Road. 508-753-8183 or Worcester Historical Museum, Alden Family Gallery, Through Dec. 31, 2015; In Their Shirtsleeves, Through Dec. 31, 2015; Stories They Tell, Through Dec. 31, 2015; Worcester Treasures, Through Oct. 31. Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday Saturday. 30 Elm St. 508-753-8278 or Worcester Public Library, Hours: 1:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday - Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday - Saturday. 3 Salem Square. 508-7991655 or WPI: George C. Gordon Library, 100 Institute Road.

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Dick Doherty’s Beantown Comedy Escape. Fri & Sat May 16th & 17th Robbie Printz Eric Tynan and friends. Fridays & Saturdays. Showtimes: Friday 9 p.m.-Saturdays 8 p.m. -$20pp. Prices: $20 Fri/Sat pp except Special Events. Drinks and Appetizers available in the show room. Full Dinner Available before Show in Restaurant. $5 off with College ID and Reservations, 2 for 1 Active Military or Veterans and Reservations $4 off with Dinner Receipt and Reservations. ake Reservations Early at 800-401-2221 or online at Sunday Night Cinemageddon! Every Sunday Night in the Diner! - Sundays, Sunday, May 13 - Wednesday, December 31. Facebook: Ralphs Diner Free. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. Call 508-753-9543 or ralphs.diner. The Sort Of Late Show with Shaun Connolly and the Over-Qualified Band - Thursdays. The only show of its kind here in sunny, sunny Worcester. Free! Come see the show that has

everyone talking on the THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH. Free. 8-10 p.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. Call 508-926-8877 or visit FRANK FOLEY’S COMEDY SAFARI - Saturdays, Saturday, January 4 - Wednesday, December 31. Shows every Sat night. Free parking. Full menu before or during show. $20 Per Ticket. 8-9:45 p.m. Viva Bene Italian Ristorante, 144 Commercial St. Call 774-4521131 or visit StageTime Comedy Club - Saturdays. StageTime Comedy Club has some of the area’s up and coming comedians every Saturday @ 9 p.m. $10. 65 Water St. Canal Restaurant and Bar. $10. 9-11 p.m. Canal Restaurant & Bar, 65 Water St. Call 508-826-8496 or visit Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s As You Like It - Thursday, May 15 - Sunday, May 18. Perfect timing for a long-awaited Spring, Actors’ Shakespeare Project (ASP) presents what is easily one of Shakespeare’s most engaging comedies As You Like It. “A delightful exploration of love, exile, and reunion,” says Artistic Director Allyn Burrow. Burrows adds “In celebrating the human spirit with this production we’re very pleased to find ourselves nestled into Medford Square in the shadow of the Fells, Boston’s own Forest of Arden. On one level it is a delightful confection. On a deeper level, it is a journey of discovery, in which the characters gain knowledge of themselves and the world. When Rosalind and Orlando fall in love, they are unable to act on their feelings. Forced to flee for their lives into the Forest of Arden, they find themselves entangled in a beguiling game of love, lust and mistaken identity. Together they, and a host of other itinerants roam about this utopian society, Free from the enmity at home, seeking romantic fulfillment. Thursday May 15 7:30 p.m., Friday May 16 7:30 p.m., Saturday May 17 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday May 18 2 p.m. (with post-show discussion). The Springstep Building, 98 George P Hassett Drive, Medford. Call 617834-6021 or visit Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov adapted by David Mamet - Friday, May 16 - Sunday, May 18. David Mamet’s modern adaptation of Uncle Vanya is precise and clear, the cadence of his language revealing Chekhov’s finely etched characters in all their frail and glorious humanity. Chekhov, and Mamet, lead us into the contemporary world, into each life’s mixture of yearning and ennui, laughter and reflection, failure and accomplishment, hope and affection. First published during the reign of Czar Nicholas II, the action of Uncle Vanya takes place on a rural estate during the visit of a retired Professor and his young, beautiful wife, both of whom are supported in their urban lifestyle by the labor of the estate’s permanent residents, who include the Professor’s daughter by his (deceased) first wife and his first wife’s brother. . . . a sparkling restoration of a masterpiece of the modern stage, marked by Mamet’s finely tuned ear for dialogue and memorable poetic imagery. Grove Atlantic Interwoven themes of weakness, delusion, and despair are balanced by an underlying message of courage and hope. $20 adults, $18 Seniors and Students with ID. 2-4 a.m., 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Alternatives Whitin Mill Complex: GB and Lexi Singh Performance Center, 60 Douglas Road, Whitinsville. Call 508-9512665 or visit Murder Mystery Dinner Theater “Flower Power and the Hippie Revolution” - Friday, May 16. Come celebrate a journey back to a time of gentleness, great music, peace and a murder??! This is an evening filled with music flowers, a celebration of a time gone by, and an opportunity to solve a murder. A lovefest filled with love and one hateful person who must be brought to justice. Costumes of the period of encouraged, but not required! While trying to solve the mystery of “Who done it?!” you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner. Tossed garden salad, rustic boneless breast of chicken with supreme sauce, seasonal vegetable and starch, homemade rolls, ice cream cake balls with homemade hot fudge

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and brewed coffee or tea. During Lent, chicken can be replace with salmon WITH ADVANCE NOTICE. $55. per person including tax and gratuity. 6:30-9 p.m. Salem Cross Inn, 260 W. Main St., West Brookfield. Call 508-867-2345 or visit >Saturday 17 dining-events/murder-mystery-dinner-2014. 5th Annual Long Subaru Love-a-Pet Event. Long Subaru Pirates! The Musical - Friday, May 16. The young thespians welcomes you and your pets to visit us for our 5th Annual Loveof the winter/spring Musical Theater program at Pakachoag present a-Pet Event. Come rain or shine, we’ll be hosting our local animal “Pirates! The Musical” We’re off to sail the rollicking sea, pirates all shelters with their available adoptable animals. Plus we have some are we! But ARRRR, and shiver me timbers! There’s a stowaway on wonderful animal related local businesses, contests, and prizes board! Perhaps the King of the High “C’s” will know what to do. Join joining in again this year to make an enjoyable family friendly Free this salty crew of colorful scallywags when Bluebeard, Yellowbeard, community event! Free. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Long Subaru, 7 Sutton Whitebeard, Purplebeard (well, you get the picture), along with the Road, Webster. 508-943-7070 or Beards, hoist the Jolly Roger and set sail for a mighty adventure. subaru-love-a-pet-event.htm. Limited seating. Advance ticket purchase required. $2. 7-7:45 p.m. Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester, The Great Hall, 203 REC Spring Garden Festival & Plant Sale.The Regional Pakachoag St., Auburn. Call 508-791-8159 or visit Environmental Council (REC) will kick off the growing season by programs/theater. hosting their annual Spring Garden Festival & Plant Sale. This Shrek the Musical - Monday, May 19 - Tuesday, May 20. year, the REC Food Justice staff are growing over 15,000 organic Auditions for “Shrek the Musical” are scheduled for Monday and vegetable seedlings at the Holy Cross greenhouse-more than they’ve Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the barn. Men and women, boys ever grown before! There will be over 30 different types of and girls, ages 12 through adult, are all welcome to audition. organic vegetable seedlings for sale, and in most cases, Don’t miss this weekend’s Bob Dylan Tribute show, hosted by Bob Bill Guy is directing, with Christine Costello as musical customers will be able to choose from up to four different Jordan, at John Henry’s Hammer Coffeehouse on Saturday, May director and Barbara Day as producer. Auditions will consist varieties of a particular plant. The festival portion will include 17 at 7:30 with doors at 7 p.m. Performers include Jonee Earthquake, the of singing, dancing and cold reading from the script. There a variety of Free urban gardening workshops, live music, HipSwayers, Haze, Nate Smith, For Love or Money, Zack Slik, are lots of roles available in this show. In addition to Shrek, food, and a fun assortment of children’s activities. Libby the Helen Sheldon Beaumont, T J Peavey, Jay Kelley, Ken Taylor, Fiona, Donkey, Lord Farquar, king & queen, there are lots Library Express will team up with the REC Mobile Market Mary Krause, Sarah Levesque, Pete Zarkada, Jim Reidy, Lydia of fairy tale characters and townspeople. Auditioners may to provide lots of hands on learning opportunities for both Fortune, Marty Ayotte and John Papp. Tickets are $12 in advance bring a prepared piece of Broadway music- NOT from children and adults. Community members are also invited at or $15 at the door, with a $2 discount for WCUW Shrek- for auditions, if possible. Rehearsal days will be to help create a mural for the YouthGROW farm, a project members. John Henry’s Hammer Coffeehouse, 90 Main St., Worcester. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday all at 6:30 p.m. This is funded by the Worcester Arts Council, a local agency which a fun show, with funny characters and clever music. In a is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when state agency. To pre-order seedlings before the event, visit university’s rich history. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Fitchburg State University: an unseemly ogre - not a handsome prince - shows up to rescue a Become an REC member for a 20% seedling Hammond Hall, Room 314, 160 Pearl St., Fitchburg. feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a bad guy with discount! Free to attend the event, REC members receive 20% off a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other >Wednesday 21 seedling purchases. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. YouthGROW Oread Street fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real Howie Carr - Night of Crime. The 2014 edition of Howie Farm, 63 Oread St. 508-799-9139 or hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand and his name is Shrek. This fun Carr’s Night of Crime will focus on the incredible trial of Whitey Spring Fling, Part 3. Join the Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/ show will give people of all ages a rewarding summer, as rehearsals Bulger in Boston last summer. In his usual raconteur style, Carr will Greater Worcester ReStore Saturday, May 17th, as we celebrate progress to the August 15-17 performance dates. Gateway usually include inside stories about the testimony, and what the TV cameras the third annual installment of this incredible event! Great Food, offers a summer musical to give kids, college students and adults a didn’t record, because they weren’t allowed inside the courtroom. Great Music, Great Vendors, and Awesome Deals! All proceeds will chance to be on stage in a large scale performance. Free to audition. He will show photos of Bulger’s victims, before and after, some of benefit the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate’s mission to build 6:30-8:30 p.m. Gateway Players Theatre Arts Barn, 111 Main St., which may be a bit R-rated for younger children. Carr will explain homes, communities, and hope. This event will have it all for the Southbridge. Call 508-764-4531. the mysterious murder of Stippo Rakes, and what’s next for Whitey. DIY enthusiast.come early, stay all day for the fun! Food will be on Auditions - How to Succeed in Business Without As much as you read in ‘Ratman,’ there’s more, and Carr will tell sale all day from The Dogfather hot dog truck, and music will be Really Trying - Monday, May 19 - Tuesday, May 20. Open you all about it. Howie Carr is a Boston radio legend, having held provided by WXLO – broadcasting from the ReStore from 10 a.m. auditions for Theatre at the Mount’s production of How To Succeed the mic at WRKO for more than 20 years. Today, he’s a member of until noon – and Johnny Fireseed and the Junkyard Dogs, a band in Business Without Really Trying will be held on Monday, May the National Radio Hall of Fame, and consistently ranked by Talkers that uses instruments made entirely from trash, recycling, and 19 and Tuesday, May 20 at 7PM in room 182. Auditions are by magazine, as one of America’s top radio talk show hosts. 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Before Bulger also host Garden Art by Design, Thirty-One Gifts, Jim Capuano, and visit fled in 1994, Carr was such an implacable foe of the serial killing Next Step Living. See full details here: gangster that Whitey and a henchman allegedly tried to kill him as restore-events/spring-fling-2014/ Free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Habitat he left his house in suburban Boston - an incident reported in 2006 for Humanity-MetroWest/Greater Worcester ReStore, 11 Distributor on 60 Minutes. Last summer, Bulger unsuccessfully tried to have Road. 508-799-9259, ext. 122 or >Thursday 15 him banned from the courtroom. Ratman: The Trial and Conviction of West Brookfield Asparagus & Flower Heritage Fitchburg State Oral History Coffeehouse. Fitchburg State Whitey Bulger is the last chapter, completing a series of fascinating Festival. One hundred juried vendors of things earthy, artistic and history students are working to record the history of the university. books detailing organized crime in Boston. 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class/ workshop >Thursday 15 “Show Me A Story” Parent and Child Workshop with Author Emily K. Neuburger. Author Emily K. Neuburger will help you make storytelling props to use with your child! Please call to register, seating is limited. Free. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Worcester Family Partnership, 130 Leeds St. 508-799-3136 or wfcp. Soda-Firing Intensive. In this dynamic hands-on class, students will learn glazing and decoration techniques for Soda Firing, along with kiln loading and firing practices. Soda Firing, a contemporary version of Salt or Atmospheric Firing, yields interesting and unique effects on glazed and unglazed surfaces by introducing Soda Ash into the kiln during the later portion of the firing. Students will participate in the loading and firing of the Craft Center new Soft-Brick Soda Kiln, completing at least two firing cycles during the six-week session. Students should be prepared to bring high-fire cone-ten bisque ware to the first class, while the making of ware for Soda Firing and testing of surfaces will also be encouraged during the session. Students’ should have completed at least two prior ceramics classes, prior to enrollment. $199. Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Road. 508-753-8183 or Independent Study in Glassblowing. Glassblowers who are comfortable working independently in the studio have the opportunity to plot their own course in this new class. Whether your goal is to reinforce skills that you’ve learned in class or to experiment with new work, this format allows you to take the reigns. The first and fourth class sessions within this six week period will be dedicated lessons complete with demonstrations and chalk talks. During the remaining classes, come in and keep on figuring things out. Working in teams the class will learn through experimentation and group critiques. An instructor will be on hand to provide technical assistance. $450. 6:30-9:30 p.m. New Street Glass Studio, 35B New St. 508-753-8183 or Multi-Level Photography: a Mixed-Level Class. Whether you are new to photography or dusting off the cobwebs after a few years away from the film camera, this multi-level class is appropriate for individuals with any level of experience. -Beginners will be guided on photographic principles, camera control and the use of the wet darkroom. The instructor will structure presentations and demonstrations based upon student needs and input. If you have been away from the wet darkroom for a while, reconnect with others who share your interests and connection to the magic of seeing a print come to life in the developer tray. Interact with a group of individuals who share your passion and interest in photography. This learning culminates at the end of each session with a critique night when each individual’s work is reviewed by the entire group in a convivial atmosphere. $214. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Worcester State University Photo Lab, 486 Chandler St. 508-753-8183 or M AY 1 5 , 2 0 1 4 • W O R C E S T E R M A G A Z I N E . C O M


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Ambitious Electrician Established 1989, fully insured. Master license #A14758. Call David Sachs 508-254-6305 or 508-886-0077 Kurt Smollin, Electrician All your electrical needs. Additions, pools, spas, service upgrades. 29 yrs exp. Quality work. Masters Lic. 20050A Insured. Call (508)829-5134. EXCAVATION BBC EXCAVATING Site work for new homes. Septic system installation repair. Driveway maintenance/repair. Drainage/grading. Sewer/water connections. Stump removal. Snow Plowing. Sanding/Salting. 14 Years in Business. NO JOB TOO LARGE OR small. Brian Cheney 978-464-2345 FENCE & STONE


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GLASS Central Glass Co. A Complete Line of Glass. Automotive-Residential. Window Glass Repairs, Screen Repairs/Pet Screens, Tub & Shower Glass Enclosures, Table Tops, Mirrors & More. Family Owned Over 50 Years. 127 Mechanic St. Leominster 978-537-3962 M-F 8-4

Rutland Heating & A/C One zone boiler with tankless $5500.00. Help reduce your heating bill by installing a Fujitsu mini split. Annual heating tuneups, $130.00. Call 774-234-0306

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PAINTING/REPAIRS Painting Unlimited Services, Inc. Skilled, Reliable, Reasonable. Meticulous prep & workmanship. Int.& Ext. Painting/Staining. Power-washing. Gutters. Rotted Trim Replacement. Free Estimates. Fully Insured. HIC #163882 Call: 508-340-8707

MASONRY Cornerstone Masonry Master Stone Masons Brick & Block Stone Walls, Walkways, Patios, Fireplaces. We do repairs. 978-580-4260 Major credit cards accepted 30 Years Experience

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Accounting/Clerical svcs; AP/Receivables, bookkeeping, exp required; HS/GED + 3yrs exp. Apply at Heifer Intâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l is AA/EOE. | Administrative Office Professional Local immediate position open for an Administrative Office Professional, 32-40 hours per week. Must possess a 4-year degree or equivalent work experience with 10+ years of administrative, clerical, business office experience. Proficiency in computer software including Microsoft, Excel, Powerpoint and social media(FaceBook, Google +, LinkedIn); excellent written/verbal communicationskills, organized, strong attention to detail, ability to multitask and work in a positive team environment. Graphic design, in advertising, knowledge a plus. Respond to: P.O. Box 81 Holden, MA 01520. Equipment Operator Rutland Nurseries, Inc is seeking a Licensed Equipment Operator. Interested candidates should apply in person at 82 Emerald Road Rutland, MA or call (508) 886-2982

Stellar Industries Corp., located in Millbury, MA, is a Microelectronics Custom Manufacturing Company that provides Ceramic based substrates and submounts to a number of dynamic industries including but not limited to; Military, Photonics, Telecommunications, and Commercial. We are currently seeking Manufacturing Operators, and have several positions open. Previous Manufacturing experience is desired but not mandatory. Operators must have good vision for microscope work, be able to read and follow work instructions and be able to work around chemicals. Wages commensurate with previous experience. Also, Applications are now being accepted for upcoming 2nd shift positions, that will be available by end of May for experienced full-time employees for all areas of manufacturing. Must be dependable and work well with others. We are currently also seeking a Thin Film Operator for photolithography, chemical etching, and plating of thin metal ďŹ lms on ceramics. Experience should include some prior work with photo resists, e-beam evaporators or chemical plating.  Person should be able to work around chemicals in Class 1000 clean room conditions and be a team player.  Requires good vision for microscope work. 1st shift 6:00am to 4:30pm Mon.-Thurs. or 2nd shift 4:00pm to 2:30am Mon.-Thurs. Wages commensurate with previous experience. Also looking for a 2nd Shift 4:00pm to 2:30am Mon.-Thurs. Dicing Machine Operator. Performs extensive Dicing applications for customerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s requirements using Diamond Dicing Machine(s) on ceramics including AlN; BeO; Aluminum Nitride; Sapphire. Set-up and program machine(s) daily. Read and interpret blue prints. Read and verify measuring tools for accuracy. Detect ďŹ&#x201A;aws in material/product and report those situations to proper supervisor. Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work area(s). Perform all other duties as assigned. Please send resumes to or fax to (508) 865-5016.

DENTAL ASSISTANT Millbury, Sutton, Uxbridge area Seeking friendly individual to assist in a family dental practice. Must be organized, clean and hard working. We love our patients. Customer service important. Four days a week/full time. 508-865-2334



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Do you have a real estate or home services business?

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Central Mass Homes and Services,

May 29th/30th is our next monthly Real Estate and Home Services feature With some UNREAL pricing!! Ads starting at $95.00 for an 1/8th of a page. Great ad value! Reach over 90,000 readers in print and online! Ads appear in all FOUR of our weekly publications!

Tree Removal Bobcat Work Firewood Lot Clearing Storm Work Furnace Wood Wood Chips Stump Grinding

Deadline for next month is Monday, May 26th at noon. Call or email for pricing or if you have questions. Carrie, Classified Sales Manager 978-728-4302 •

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The Service Directory is a great value to help you be consistent with your advertising for a very reasonable rate. The perfect spot for any home service related business and more! Call us today to schedule your Spring/Summer advertising!



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1920’s RLD Victor Phonograph needles, records/South Pacific & Annie Get your Gun sets $225.00. 508-736-2002

Garden Planter With Fertilizer bin and row marker. Like New. Used Once. Asking $50.00 or B.O. 978-422-7462

1960’s Craftsman Band Saw Built Solid, seldom used, from Sears. $250.00 or B/O. Robert508-755-1886

John Deere Spreader Like new. Originally $249.00. Will sell for $175.00. Call 978-464-5804

Worcester County Memorial Park Paxton, MA. 2 Lots in the Garden of Faith. $4000.00 for both. Near the feature. Mary 508-886-4334.

Ariens ST 524 Snowblower Good condition. $300.00 For appointment call 508-829-5161

Mahogany Cedar Chest 4 ft. long, 18 in. wide, 21 in. high. Good shape. $75.00 or B/O. 978 -537-9633 Maytag Gas Dryer Only 1yr. used. Paid $619.00-asking $250.00 or B.O. 508-852-1352

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Here’s all you need to do! 3 ways to submit... 1. Mail completed form to Central Mass Classifieds, P.O. Box 546, Holden, MA 01520 2. OR FAX the completed form to 508-829-0670 3. OR Email the info with name/address/phone number to

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ITEMS UNDER $2,014 Oak Dining Set Table, Six Upholstered Chairs, Hutch w/glass inserts. $400.00 for set. 774212-2164 Programmable Scanner Asking $30.00. 978-537-8603 Sentry Fire Safe 1.23 cu.ft. Brand New $150.00 978-5498533 TaylorMade Men’s k/o Driver 460cc, 3 wood & 5 wood metal. Excellent condition. $75.00. Call 508-886-6275



Furniture for sale Pair of soft blue loveseats. Excellent condition. Formal - fleur de lis cut into fabric. $350. Lovely cream colored oriental rug with blue trim and soft rose flowers. 8 X 10 - like new condition $650. Hutch, french provincial style. Dark mocha wood. 43 inches wide. $250. Call Amy at 508 751-2952.

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Cash for Stamp Collections Will evaluate or buy. Stamp questions? Call Ron 413-896-3324 SHEDS 8X8 $1150 8X12 $1650 8X16 $1900 10X16 $2500. Other sizes available. Built on site. 413-427-1562

DEADLINE FRIDAY 5 PM to begin following week FREE

PLEASE READ SUBMISSION RULES: Maximum 4 lines (approx. 20 characters per line). We reserve the right to edit if ads come in that are too long. NO phone orders accepted. See ways to submit above. Merchandise Ads Only - NO autos, snowmobiles, RV’s, trailers, boats, ATV’s, etc. We have a special rate for these ads ($20 till it sells). NO business Ads accepted for this section. If we suspect the ads are being sent in by a business, we reserve the right to refuse. Limit 1 ad per name/address/phone number every 2 weeks. Ads will run for 2 weeks. Limit 1 item per ad (group of items OK if one price for all and under $2,014). Price must be listed in ad. NO Cemetery Plots



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Air Conditioner Window unit. Lightly used. $45.00 508-7918391

Kenmore 3.3 cubic-ft. Refrigerator New Conditon. Model 93382. Paid $145.00. Asking $100.00. 508-886-6220




French Country Dining Room Set Six chairs, table, matching hutch. Excellent condition. $600.00 or B.O. 774-243-9007

Air Conditioner/LG Portable Model LP 10113WNR. Swivel Casters, remote. Like new. $225.00. 978-464-2011


Duraflex/Fiberglass Hood Will fit 2007-2013 Chevy Avalanche, Suburban Trucks. Small chip in corner. $250.00. 774-823-3776


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Camping Stove Coleman Camping Stove. Asking $30.00. 978-537-8603


Worcester Memorial Park Paxton. Garden of the Cross. Beautiful location. 1-4 nicely located burial plots. Plots adjacent to each other. Would provide a lovely resting place for your loved one. $3200.00 each (original price $4800.00 ea). Cathy 203-315-9291


Manager, Pharmacy-Oncology & Investigational Drug Services (Worcester, MA) sought by UMass Memorial Medical Center, Inc. to establish and monitor policies and procedures pertaining to pharmacy operations, including mandated documentation requirements, delivery practices and customer service standards. Ensure compliance with all state and federal pharmacy dispensing regulations, including 340B. Promote safe medication management practices as advanced by Joint Commission, NPSGs, and ISMP. Requires Pharm. D and 5 yrs. exp. Apply to Leigh M. Corl, Supervisor, Admin Staffing, UMass Memorial HR, 67 Millbrook Street, North Building, 2nd Floor, Worcester, MA 01606. No phone calls.









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FOSTER PARENTS WANTED Seeking families throughout Central Massachusetts who are interested in improving a child’s life. Call to inquire about our upcoming foster parent training. $1,000 BONUS

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Flea Market & Yard Sale Directory


Please Join us on May 15th at 10am for the Grand Opening Celebration!

6am - 4pm

• Acres of Bargains • Hundreds of Vendors • Thousands of Buyers • 45th Season

BRAND NEW AFFORDABLE APARTMENT COMMUNITY FOR SENIORS* 62 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER Conveniently located at 260 Grove Street in Paxton, Massachusetts

Rte. 140, Grafton/ Upton town line


Grafton Flea is the Place to be! Selling Space 508-839-2217 It’s that time of year again... Advertise your Yard Sale or Estate Sale with us and you will get a spot on the map! Open to any town or city! Just $20 for a six line ad and map placement! You will receive a free Yard Sale Kit for placing your ad. (While they last) Pick it up at our Holden/The Landmark location. Call 978-728-4302 or email (Not available through online booking)

EDUCATION MUSIC INSTRUCTION Private Piano/Voice Lessons Patricia Knas, Bachelor of Music; In home; all ages/levels; flexible scheduling. 413-8961072 or

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT FOR RENT Millbury, 2 bedroom $895, newly renovated includes hot water. Off street parking, on site laundry. 1st and second, 508-839-5775 call for bonus! Worcester Catalpa Circle Spacious 2 BR Townhouse $1150 508-852-6001



Holden - Spacious 2bdrm townhouse wiith w/d hkup in great location. $1550 including heat. 508-667-7434

Westminster-Great Location Sonoma Square, intersection Rts. 140 & 2, exit 25. 2nd FL 1600 +/- sq. ft. Reception area. Offices. Kitchen & bath. Also, single office space w/waiting area. Heat & elec. incl’d. 508-962-7451

LAND FOR SALE PAXTON 16 ACRE WOODED ESTATE LOT Horses allowed. Surrounded by high end homes. Great perk rate. Ready to build your dream home. Reduced for quick sale $109,900.00 M. Hopkins O/B 508-868-3538

OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT West Boylston-1st FL Office/ Medical Suite 1200+/- sq. ft. Reception area. Four to five offices/exam rooms. Kitchen & bath. Also, 2nd FL Office suite. Reception + Office area. Handicap accessible. 508-835-6613

OPEN HOUSE HOLDEN BY OWNER Spacious 8 room Saltbox 3BR 2 1/2 Baths. Great Room & Den w/fpls. $329,900 or Best Offer. Inspection 10-5 Sat & Sun May 17th & 18th. Home will be sold Sunday to HIGHEST BIDDER 508-439-9807


$896 One Bedroom $1,071 Two Bedroom

Rent Includes: * Professionally Managed-Elevator Bldg. * Maintenance Free Living * Heat and Hot Water Included * Community Center * Fitness Room * Walking Trails * Patio and Resident Garden

* Spacious 1 & 2 Bedroom Floor Plans * Pet Friendly * Ample Closet Space * Additional Resident Storage * Designer Finishes * Smokefree building

Open House

Saturday, May 17 th 11am-1pm

Maximum income limits, per household size, not to exceed 60% of AMI (gross income) 1 Persons 2 Persons $36,840 $42,120 Minimum income limits apply (please inquire for details) ‘Head of household must be 62 years of age or older. Other household members must be at least 55 years of age.

For Information or an application please contact S-C Management Corp. at 508-799-3990, TTD 711 or email us at or visit us at




PAXTON-7 Camelot Dr. Saturday 12pm-2pm. Like new cont. colonial. 3500 sq.ft. plus finished LL. Lge master w/fireplace. Updated granite kitchen and baths. Huge great room w/bar, pool table, hot tub. Heated fenced pool. A lot of home for $429,900.00 O/B M. Hopkins 508-868-3538

2003 Harley Davidson Road King Anniversary model. Red w/ custom leather. Many extras. Adult owned. 14K miles. $10,500.00 508-962-7451

1994 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 5.2 V8 Auto, 142K Miles. Regular cab. Black. Cap, hitch. Good shape. $3975.00 978-422-8084

2008 Honda Metropolitan Scooter Black and gray. Mint cond. 469 miles. Asking $1650.00. Includes helmet. 207-289-9362 OR 207-450-1492.




2004 Chevrolet Trail Blazer Great condition. New transmission. Low miles. 4WD. $4,799.00 Dan 508-641-6839

2000 Ford F150 Flareside Pickup Showroom condition inside and out. 100K miles. All power, needs nothing. $8500.00 Call 978-466-6043


1999 Road King Under 8,000 miles. Too many extras to list. Always stored in room temperature. $15,000.00 978-4645525 or 781-879-8275 cell

1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Sedan. 79k miles. Grey exterior and interior. $6500.00 or B/O 774-242-2370

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1988 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6 cylinder gas. Very good cond. Runs exc. $3500.00 195k miles. Located in Sutton, MA 774-287-0777

2004 Chrysler Sebring Convertible White w/tan top. 110K miles. New tires, battery, struts. Runs excellent. $3,950.00 Firm 508-769-3262

24 ft Light Weight 2004 Terry Dakota Travel Trailer Sleeps 7, bunk beds & full bed, 16ft awning, A/C, Central heat, microwave & 3 burner stove. Dual powered fridge/freezer. Loads of storage, outdoor shower. 2 batteries, travel septic. Like new. $8,500.00 508-579-6622

1996 Jeep Cherokee 4WD, blk, auto-start, keyless entry, fold-down seats, rims, spare. KBV $4000, asking $2500. 774-234-0214 2000 Mercury Sable Wagon. 131K miles. Exc. cond. inside & out. Asking $2,200.00 Call Kathy 978-728-4702 2000 Toyota Corolla 4 cyl. Power steering, power brakes, A/C. P.W. P.L. 101K. Michelin tires. $3850.00 Call 508-353-3827 2001 Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe, Silver,loaded w/options. Spring special $5,995.00 or B/O. 508-875-7400

2006 Honda S2000 ext Black int Brand new top 93oct/synth oil only used Florida car adult owner 59k miles $16,500 508-816-0141 CAMPERS/TRAILERS


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Fuller RV Sales & Rentals 150 Shrewsbury St., Boylston 1-800-338-2578

Truck Camper 1985 Bought new in 1991. Real Life brand. Bathroom, shower, self contained. 8ft truck bed. $2900.00 B/O 774-287-0777 Utility Trailer, Heavy Duty 15" wheels, with removable sides. 6’X 8’. Located in Sutton, MA $650.00 774-287-0777 Utility Trailer. Made from a 1970 Chevy short bed pickup body. Price reduced. $150.00 Call Larry 508-886-6082 Rutland MA.


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Animal Sponsored by Anonymous Donor Real Estate • Jobs • Auto • Services

Last week I was moved to take a picture of some beautiful yellow pansies sprouting from the ground in the middle of some really dried up, dead grass. I posted it online and wrote, “You gotta focus on the positive!” And in the last couple of days I have listened to a program where the speaker spoke about how we spiritually grow from our adverse conditions. I think I am getting a message from the universe! I have always been a true believer in that good things do come out of bad experiences, but it definitely isn’t fun going through the yucky stuff. However, looking back over the years, my many negative experiences do make sense now and there is so much good stuff that has come from them. If you are going through a hard time now and your heart is breaking or troubles seem overwhelming, just know that one day the feelings will not be as intense and you will make it. The part of my job that I absolutely love is the interaction that I have with our advertisers and readers. I am truly fortunate to be able to connect with people and to connect people to each other. We have quality advertisers who provide exceptional services and our dedicated fantastic readers who utilize their services. There are lots of great items advertised for sale and it is yard sale season for sure! We are doing some really positive things in the section and that is what I am going to focus on! Always grateful… Keep It Classy!!

Carrie Arsenault

Classified Sales Manager 978-728-4302 |

Celebrating 30 Years in Business

ADOPT-A-PAWS Every animal deserves a loving home...

CLASS IT UP! Living the Classifieds’ Lifestyle!

Our Adopt-A-Paws feature runs the second full week of each month. With the support of our sponsors, we will feature dogs and cats that are available for adoption at local nonprofit shelters. TO SEE ALL THE ANIMALS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION CHECK OUT THE WEB SITES BELOW: SECOND CHANCE ANIMAL SHELTER

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Creative Floors, Inc. Ceramic • Carpet • Vinyl • Marble • Granite Laminate • Pre-finished Hardwood • Wallpaper Sales • Design • Installation Baby - Male/Neutered Domestic Longhair/Mix 4 years

Jenni - Female/Spayed Terrier, Staffordshire Bull/Bulldog 2 years 1 month

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Residential & Commercial • Carpet Binding Financing Available • Free Estimates

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Nana’s Stained Glass 441 Marshall Street Leicester MA 01524

• Classes Shamrock Dog Collars

Basset Hound / Beagle / Mixed Male - Medium Baby

• Supplies


Jewelry Belleek Sweaters Giftware


• Studio • Custom Projects

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Lucy - Female/Spayed Domestic Shorthair/Mix 3 years 1 month

Labrador Retriever / Mixed Female - Small Young


The nice weather has finally arrived! Wonderful! And it’s a great time of year to adopt a new furry family member! Have you been missing some unconditional love in your life? We know a way to get some every single day. There is nothing like coming home to an animal who will think that you are the greatest! If you are not in the position to adopt/rescue please do consider donating to an animal shelter. They are often in need of kitty litter, blankets, food, etc. On June 8th from we will have a booth at the annual Whisker Walk at the Lancaster Fairgrounds in Lancaster, MA. Please come by and say “Hello!” We are seeking sponsors for future issues. You do not need to be a pet related business to sponsor a pet. The more sponsors we get, the more pets we will feature. If your business would like to sponsor a pet, please contact Central Mass Classifieds by June 9th at noon to be in our next ADOPT-A-PAWS on June 12th. Together we can make a difference!

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LEGALS/PUBLIC NOTICES TOWN OF SUTTON CONSERVATION COMMISSION The Sutton Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at 7:00PM, at the Sutton Town Hall, 4 Uxbridge Road, Sutton, MA. The purpose of this hearing is to review a Request for Determination of Applicability submitted to the Conservation Commission by Jonathan Gulliver, MASS DOT, Worcester, MA. The project consists of resurfacing a section of Singletary Ave and Boston Road on Map N/A, Parcel N/A, for Singletary Ave & Boston Road in Sutton. This notice is publicized in accordance with the provisions of General Law Chapter 131, Section 40 commonly known as the Wetlands Protection Act, and the Sutton Wetlands and Riverfront District Administration Bylaw. 5/15/2014 MS

TOWN OF SUTTON CONSERVATION COMMISSION The Sutton Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 7:40PM, at the Sutton Town Hall, 4 Uxbridge Road, Sutton, MA. The purpose of this hearing is to review a Notice of Intent submitted to the Conservation Commission by Andrew & Patricia Nedoroscik, Sutton, MA. The project consists of construction of an addition to and existing singlefamily dwelling within existing lawn area on Map49, Parcels 130, on 420 Putnam Hill Road, Sutton, MA. This notice is publicized in accordance with the provisions of General Law Chapter 131, Section 40 commonly known as the Wetlands Protection Act, and the Sutton Wetlands and Riverfront District Administration Bylaw. 5/15/2014 MS

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Worcester Division INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE Docket No. WO14P1093EA Estate of: Theresa V. Buckroth Date of Death: 3/2/14 To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Andrea K Roth-Ross of Carmichael CA. A Will has been admitted to informal probate. Andrea K Roth-Ross of Carmichael CA has been informally appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate to serve without surety on the bond. The estate is being administered under informal 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 interested parties 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. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders terminating or restricting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed under informal procedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. 05/15/14 WM

TOWN OF SUTTON Public Hearing Notice Sutton Planning Board In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 41, Sections 81T and 81U, M.G.L., the Planning Board will hold a public hearing on the application of Clara Kim, 2 Egan Avenue, Worcester, MA 01604 for property owned by Majorie Duff, 153 Manchaug Road, Sutton, MA 01590. The property is located at 34 Lackey Road. The application is for a definitive subdivision plan entitled “Journey’s Rest” prepared by Andrews Survey, Uxbridge, MA showing two (2) proposed lots and access to a third existing lot. The hearing will take place on the third floor of the Sutton Town Hall on June 2, 2014 at 7:45 PM. A copy of the plan and application can be inspected in the Office of the Town Clerk during normal office hours. Any person interested, or wishing to be heard on the proposed plan, should appear at the time and place designated. Jonathan Anderson, Chairman 5/15, 5/22/2014 MS

TOWN OF SUTTON CONSERVATION COMMISSION The Sutton Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at 7:20PM, at the Sutton Town Hall, 4 Uxbridge Road, Sutton, MA. The purpose of this hearing is to review a Request for Determination of Applicability submitted to the Conservation Commission by David Fields, Sutton, MA. The project consists of a proposed construction of a gravel access trail to a proposed 36 X 48’ 1.5 story barn, and 6’ high paddock fence on Map 22, Parcel 107, for 458 Boston Road, in Sutton. This notice is publicized in accordance with the provisions of General Law Chapter 131, Section 40 commonly known as the Wetlands Protection Act, and the Sutton Wetlands and Riverfront District Administration Bylaw. 5/15/2014 MS TOWN OF SUTTON Sutton Planning Board Public Hearing Notice In accordance with the provisions of Section VI.L of the Sutton Zoning Bylaw – Accessory Apartment Bylaw, the Planning Board will hold a public hearing on the application of Chris Gramstorff, 67 Barnett Road to construct a 957 s.f. +/detached accessory apartment at this location. The hearing will be held in the third floor meeting room at the Town Hall on Monday, June 2, 2014 7:05 P.M. A copy of the plans and application can be inspected in the office of the Town Clerk during normal office hours. Jon Anderson, Chairman 5/15, 5/22/2014 MS

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45 LEGALS/PUBLIC NOTICES TOWN OF MILLBURY A PUBLIC HEARING BOARD OF APPEALS In accordance with Chapter 40A of the Massachusetts General Law and the Zoning Ordinances of the Town of Millbury, a public hearing will be held in the hearing room of the Municipal Building, 127 Elm Street, Millbury, MA on: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 At: 7: 50 p.m. To act on a petition from: Roger B Richard, 279 Riverlin Street, Millbury, MA. For a Variance in the Millbury Zoning Ordinance relative to: Hobby Kennel License at 279 Riverlin Street, Millbury, MA. All interested parties are invited to attend. Richard P. Valentino, Chairman Millbury Board of Appeals 5/15, 5/22/2014 MS

TOWN OF MILLBURY CONSERVATION COMMISSION The Millbury Conservation Commission will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 7:30 P.M. at the Municipal Office Building, 127 Elm Street to act on a Request for Determination of Applicability from Michael Linder for work to construct a deck at 6 Harris Avenue. Said work falls under the jurisdiction of the Wetlands Protection Act M.G.L. Chapter 131, Section 40. Donald Flynn Chairman

TOWN OF MILLBURY INVITATION FOR BIDS BUILDING MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR SERVICES Notice is hereby given that the Town of Millbury is seeking competitive, sealed bids for the provision of building maintenance and repair service for On-Call Plumbing Services for the Fiscal Years 2015 and FY 2016 the period from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2016. Specifications and bid forms may be obtained from the Town Manager Office, Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or by calling 508-865-4710. All sealed bids must be sent to Bob Spain, Town Manager, 127 Elm Street, Millbury, MA 01527 on or before Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at which time they shall be publicly opened and recorded. The work under all contracts awarded under this Invitation For Bids is subject to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 30, Section 39M, Chapter 30B, Chapter 149, Sections 44A through M, and all other laws of the Commonwealth, and the bylaws of the Town. The Town reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, as shall be in the best interest of the Town. The town encourages MBE/WBE businesses to bid. Robert J. Spain Town Manager May 7, 2014 5/15/2014 MS

TOWN OF SUTTON Sutton Planning Board Public Hearing Notice In accordance with the provisions of Section VI.H of the Sutton Zoning Bylaw, the Planning Board will hold a public hearing on the application of Kris and Jane Oliver of Sutton, MA. The applicants seek to create a retreat lot at 126 Dodge Hill Road with 6.09 acres and 50’ of road frontage. The hearing on this application will be held in the third floor meeting room at the Town Hall on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 7:30 P.M. A copy of the plan and application can be inspected in the office of the Town Clerk during normal office hours. Jon Anderson, Chairman 5/15, 5/22/2014 MS



Public auction to be held 5-24-2014 under garage keepers lien for towing, storage, and expense of notices for 2006 LEXUS ES 300 AWD VIN#JTHCH96S360002321 to be held at Early’s on Park Avenue, Inc. 536 Park Avenue Worcester, Ma. 01603 at 7am sharp 5/8, 5/15, 5/22/2014 WM

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The Millbury Conservation Commission will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 7:15 P.M. at the Municipal Office Building, 127 Elm Street to act on a Request for Determination of Applicability from Jessica Belsito for work to construct a single family home, septic system, well and driveway at property identified as Assessor’s Map 82, Lot 2, off Backstrad Road. Said work falls under the jurisdiction of the Wetlands Protection Act M.G.L. Chapter 131, Section 40. Donald Flynn Chairman 5/15/2014 MS

PUBLIC NOTICE On Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Lycott Environmental, of Spencer, Massachusetts will be conducting an aquatic plant management program at Dorothy Pond in Millbury, Massachusetts. The use of the lake’s water will be restricted as follows: Swimming and fishing restricted for 1 day or until May 22, 2014; BOATING restricted for 1 DAY or UNTIL May 22, 2014; Direct Drinking restricted for 3 days or until May 24, 2014; Irrigation restricted for 5 days or until May 26, 2014; Livestock / Animal watering restricted 1 day until May 22, 2014. If you need additional information, please feel free to contact the Dorothy Pond Restoration Committee or Lycott Environmental at (508) 855-0101. 5/8, 5/15/2014 MS

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION – HIGHWAY DIVISION NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING Project File No. 601368 A Design Public Hearing will be held by MassDOT to discuss the proposed Grafton Street (Route 122) Reconstruction project in Worcester, MA. WHERE: Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission 2 Washington Square, Union Station Worcester, MA 01604 WHEN: Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 7:00 PM PURPOSE: The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Grafton Street (Route 122) Reconstruction project. All views and comments made at the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible. PROPOSAL: The focus of this project is to improve traffic signal and roadway operations, and improve pedestrian and bicycle accommodations along the Grafton Street Corridor from just south of Franklin Street to south of Rice Square. The project length is approximately 5,302 linear feet (1.004 miles). The proposed project consists of pavement resurfacing with minor areas of reconstruction and intersection improvements, reconstructed concrete sidewalks, resetting of existing granite curbing, new signing and striping, minor utility adjustments and streetscape amenities, including new street lights, street trees and landscaping, benches, and enhanced crosswalks. Bicycle accommodations, consisting of a usable shoulder, are provided for the majority of the project in accordance with applicable design guides. A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The city is responsible for acquiring all needed rights in private or public lands. MassDOT’s policy concerning land acquisitions will be discussed at this hearing. Written views received by MassDOT subsequent to the date of this notice and up to five (5) days prior to the date of the hearing shall be displayed for public inspection and copying at the time and date listed above. Plans will be on display one-half hour before the hearing begins, with an engineer in attendance to answer questions regarding this project. A project handout will be made available on the MassDOT website listed below. Written statements and other exhibits in place of, or in addition to, oral statements made at the Public Hearing regarding the proposed undertaking are to be submitted to Patricia A. Leavenworth, P.E., Chief Engineer, MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Roadway Project Management, Project File No. 601368. Such submissions will also be accepted at the hearing. Mailed statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing transcript must be postmarked within ten (10) business days of this Public Hearing. Project inquiries may be emailed to This location is accessible to people with disabilities. MassDOT provides reasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of charge upon request (including but not limited to interpreters in American Sign Language and languages other than English, open or closed captioning for videos, assistive listening devices and alternate material formats, such as audio tapes, Braille and large print), as available.  For accommodation or language assistance, please contact MassDOT’s Chief Diversity and Civil Rights Officer by phone (857-368-8580), fax (857-3680602), TTD/TTY (857-368-0603) or by email ( Requests should be made as soon as possible prior to the meeting, and for more difficult to arrange services including sign-language, CART or language translation or interpretation, requests should be made at least ten (10) business days before the meeting.  In case of inclement weather, hearing cancellation announcements will be posted on the internet at FRANCIS A. DEPAOLA, P.E. PATRICIA A. LEAVENWORTH, P.E. HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATOR CHIEF ENGINEER

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Two minutes with... Millbury resident Sarah Daly likes hula-hoops. In fact, she brought five to an interview with Worcester Magazine this week. The Detroit native and mother of two builds hula-hoops, seven different varieties, performs with them and teaches hooping. Her ultimate goal is to start a hooping nonprofit. Tell us about your business Hoop Dee Doo? I preform with hoops. I started a free community hoop group at Elm Park for kids and adults. I would bring my hoops, my music to the park and I would teach people how to hoop and do tricks. It was awesome, everything has grown from program, its all been word of mouth from there. Most of what I’m doing with my business happens with schools and after-school programs; I’ve also been working with special needs children. It’s super rewarding. People are hiring and having me learn their curriculum to incorporate into my curriculum when I’m working with their students.

How did you get into hooping? My best friend bought a hula-hoop and I couldn’t do it at all and that made me want to do it more. I was 30. It will be five years on May 30 that will be my hoop anniversary.

Hula-hoops were popular when I was a kid. How do kids now relate to hoops in the digital age? Working with kids is such a phenomenal experience. It helps them to use their imagination and it gives them something to focus on that takes them away from all the surrounding pressure. It’s basically rocking back and forth. It’s super soothing and helps people step outside the box because anyone can be successful with it. There are so many different tricks you can do whether it’s on your hand or around your waist or around your foot. Interactive hooping, which is teaching but it’s also hanging out and being a good role model. Kids really cut loose when they have a hula-hoop.

Tell us about the hoops that you use. Are they special? They are special because they’re weighted sport hoops. I use irrigation tubing to make my hoops so I can control the weight and the size. The heavier the hoop and the bigger the hoop the easier it is to learn on. A lot of people find that they can’t hula-hoop with those light Toys R Us hoops but they get a big sport hoop and they can do it.

You also utilize fire in your hooping, how did you get into that? The fire was something I

got into about three years ago. I watched people spin fire for about eight months before I finally got a fire hoop. It’s been great, it’s introduced me to a lot of different fire spinning events and now I work as an organizer at Wild Fire, which is New England’s big fire spinning and performing arts training camp. They teach the spinning of all kinds of props, they do whips, they do puppy hammer and rope dart. You can do aerial training and acrobatics as well.

Have you had any accidents while playing with fire? You get burned, it happens, that’s the risk you’re taking.

Have you performed your fire act locally? Yes, I performed at the Canal District’s Mardi Gras festival. I perform but I do not teach. For the record, I have had professional training for all the activities I do with fire.

What do you have planned for this summer? I have a lot on the books, a lot of camps, hoop-making workshops. I have a whole educational curriculum based on science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) with an added fitness component. We talk about color theory, we talk about different weaves, we make the hoops from scratch, it’s a great program and the kids love it.

Spinning a hoop, what is that equivalent to in terms of exercise?It’s about 600 calories an hour, which is the same as running a 6-minute mile. It’s quite the aerobic exercise. It’s a lot for an hour but it really builds up your endurance. It builds your core strength, overall your whole body muscle mass will increase. I got into really good shape with hooping in the first few years I was doing it. Once I realized I was athletic, I started working out, running 5Ks and now I bike.

You hula-hoop, you work with fire, what else do I do? I also work with jump ropes and yo-yos, I do some clowning, I went to clown school when I was younger. I do a circus class for kids at the YWCA. -Steven King, Writer and Photographer M AY 1 5 , 2 0 1 4 • W O R C E S T E R M A G A Z I N E . C O M


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