News and Events

October 2017

A Revolution of Her Own!
Tuesday, 10/3/2017 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
American Antiquarian Society, 185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA - Free
In 1782, Deborah Sampson bound her chest, tied back her hair, and enlisted in the Continental Army. This one person play, written and performed by Judith Kalaora, recreates Sampsons arduous upbringing, active combat, and success as the first female professional soldier. Judith Kalaora is an actress, educator, and historical interpreter. She has worked on stages from London to Montreal and across the United States.
Sponsored by: American Antiquarian Society
For more information, e-mail

Moon Festival
Friday, 10/6/2017 5:00 PM-8:00 PM
Boys & Girls Club of Worcester, Gymnasium, 65 Tainter St, Worcester, MA - Free Admission
Sponsored by: Southeast Asian Coalition, NaviCare, Fallon Community Health Plan, Le Hong Attorneys At Law. LLC, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Boys & Girls Club of Worcester, Regional Environmental Council of Central Massachusetts, Worcester Public Schools, Worcester Arts Council, UMass Memorial Health Care, Family Health Center of Worcester
For more information, e-mail or call 508-791-4373.

The Junior League of Worcester Meet & Greet
Wednesday, 10/11/2017 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Preservation Worcester Park View Room, 230 Park Avenue, Worcester, MA - Free
Are you looking to make a difference alongside other women in the Worcester community? Meet new people? Learn leadership skills? If the answer is YES, then join us to learn more about becoming a member of the Junior League of Worcester! Mix and mingle with current and future members while learning more about the organization, our community outreach, and how to become a member. We look forward to seeing you there!
For more information, e-mail

Strawberries and Shopping
Thursday, 10/12/2017 5:00 PM-7:30 PM
The White Room @ Crompton Collective, 138 Green Street, Worcester, MA - $25
Join us for an evening of socializing and shopping local vendors in Crompton Collective's White Room. Enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres and desserts while supporting YWCA's Girls CHOICE program.

Cash Bar, Raffle, and Exhibitor Marketplace (NEW this year!)
Worcester Public Schools Award Presentation with Superintendent Maureen Binienda

$25 donation. Register at

About Girls CHOICE
Girls CHOICE is a long-term mentoring program that provides support to middle- and high-school girls. Girls build confidence, a sense of personal responsibility, and continuing education plans.
For more information, e-mail

Abby's House HipHipHerRace 2017
Saturday, 10/14/2017 8:00 AM-10:00 AM
West Boylston Middle/High School, 125 Crescent Street, West Boylston, MA - Pre-registration Fee for Adults is $25. Pre-registration Fee for Students is $20.
Join us for our annual 5K Run/Walk to benefit Abby's House! Enjoy the scenic views and fall foliage around Wachusett Reservoir while running or walking to support the Abby's House shelter, housing, and advocacy programs for women and children.

For registration and event information, visit Pre-registration is open until October 1, 2017; the adult fee is $25, and the student fee is $20. Post-registration race fees are $30 for adults and $25 for students. You may also register on race day, October 14th, at West Boylston Middle/High School from 7:00-7:30 am.
For more information, e-mail or call 508-756-5486.

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