City of Worcester, Massachusetts

Calendar of Events

The Worcester Arts Council is proud to support a variety of cultural happenings through its grant allocations each year. This calendar provides a snapshot of the activity supported with funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Ongoing Events

Dirty Gerund Poetry Show! Downstairs Every Monday Night at 8pm!
Mondays, 12/6/2010 - 12/31/2014 9:00 PM-2:00 AM
Ralph's Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St, Worcester, MA - No Cover
Sponsored by: Worcester Arts Council
For more information, e-mail ralphspromo@gmail.com.

April 2014

Mystery of Violets: 52nd Annual African Violet Show and Plant Sale
Saturday, 4/26/2014 - Sunday, 4/27/2014 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston, MA
See hundreds of blooming, specimen African Violet plants in a variety of displays in the 52nd annual African Violet Show and Plant Sale, sponsored by the Bay State African Violet Society. Participate in guided tours and get tips on African violet care and culture, including re-potting and propagation demonstrations. Many unusual African violets and Gesneriads will be available for sale, as well as pots, soils, fertilizers, and more! Consider entering your own African Violets!

For more information, e-mail thbg@towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111.

May 2014

Junior League of Worcester's Kentucky Derby Fundraiser
Saturday, 5/3/2014 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
Sweet Worcester, 72 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA - 50.00
Please join us for an early evening of hats and horses in support of the Junior League of Worcester. The event is open to the public and guests are encouraged to dress to impress as prizes will be awarded for the Best Womens Hat and Mens Tie. Come see what makes this race the most exciting two minutes in sports all while improving the lives of children in the Worcester community and supporting a local business.

A selection of appetizers with a southern flair by award-winning Chef Alina Eisenhauer
Cash bar including specialty cocktails
Bourbon informational sessions with cash tasting
Live viewing of the Kentucky Derby Race
Silent auction and raffle baskets
Cash door prize
For more information, e-mail drelynn2000@yahoo.com or call 774-633-1207.

Worcester Arts Council Spring Grant Reception
Thursday, 5/8/2014 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
EcoTarium, 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA - Free and open to the public
Save the date - spring reception honoring all 2014 WAC Grant recipients! Additional details to follow.
Sponsored by: Worcester Arts Council with grateful support of the Massachusetts Cultural Council
For more information, e-mail culture@worcestermass.org.

Joy of Music Spring Gala featuring the JOMP Youth Orchestra
Wednesday, 5/21/2014 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Mechanics Hall, Great Hall, 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA - Free Admission
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.
For more information, e-mail rich.jomp@verizon.net or call 508-856-9541.

June 2014

Worcester Film Works - Movies on the Common Summer 2014
Thursday, 6/19/2014
Worcester Common Oval, 455 Main Street, Worcester, MA - Free and open to the public
Save the Date! Worcester Film Works returns to the Worcester Common Oval! FREE movie third Thursday of the month for June, July and August! Stay tuned for additional details coming soon!
Sponsored by: Supported in part by a grant from the Worcester Arts Council
For more information, e-mail culture@worcestermass.org.

July 2014

Worcester Film Works: Movies on the Common Summer 2014
Thursday, 7/17/2014
Worcester Common Oval, 455 Main Street, Worcester, MA - Free and open to the public
Save the Date! Worcester Film Works returns to the Worcester Common Oval! FREE movie third Thursday of the month for June, July and August! Stay tuned for additional details coming soon!
Sponsored by: sponsored in part by a grant from the Worcester Arts Council
For more information, e-mail culture@worcestermass.org.

August 2014

Grant Writing Workshop
Wednesday, 8/20/2014 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Worcester City Hall, Levi Lincoln Conference Room, 3rd Floor, 455 Main Street, Worcester, MA - FREE and open to public
Grant Writing Workshop for individuals/organizations interested in applying for funds through the Worcester Arts Council LCC grant program. Great opportunity to meet members of the council who will be reviewing applications and ask questions to ensure you submit a strong proposal.
For more information, e-mail ArtsCouncil@worcestermass.org.

Worcester Film Works: Movies on the Common Summer 2014
Thursday, 8/21/2014
Worcester Common Oval, 455 Main Street, Worcester, MA - Free and open to the public
Save the Date! Worcester Film Works returns to the Worcester Common Oval! FREE movie third Thursday of the month for June, July and August! Stay tuned for additional details coming soon!
For more information, e-mail culture@worcestermass.org.

September 2014

Grant Writing Workshop
Tuesday, 9/23/2014 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Worcester City Hall, Levi Lincoln Conference Room, 3rd Floor, 455 Main Street, Worcester, MA - Free and open to the public
Grant Writing Workshop for all individuals/organizations interested in applying for funds through the Worcester Arts Council's LCC grant program. Great opportunity to meet members of the Council who will be reviewing applications and ask questions to ensure your submit a strong proposal.
For more information, e-mail culture@worcestermass.org.

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