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From REC, re: WORCESTER Earth Day cleanups

REC invites you to join us in our 26th REC Annual Earth Day Clean-Ups, Saturday, April 18, to commemorate Earth Day.

With your help we can do even more this year to make Worcester a better place to live and work!

We are always looking for new sites to clean up and more volunteers to lend a helping hand. If you know of a Worcester neighborhood/site and would like to spearhead the clean-ups, we encourage you to sign up as a site-coordinator. But if you are looking for ways to just get involved that day, please sign up as a volunteer.

SATURDAY 

APRIL 18

Become an Earth Day Site Coordinator!

Become an Earth Day Volunteer!

The cleanups are truly a community-wide event; last year marked out 25th year of joining together with local businesses, neighbors and friends to clean a record number of city streets, neighborhoods and parks.

We are only able to achieve the amazing results we do by the sponsorship of local businesses, in-kind donations. and the volunteerism of more than 1,000 volunteers. If you would like to give a financial contribution to our 26th REC Annual Earth Day Clean-Ups, please sign up as a sponsor.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Hanh at 508-799-9139 or office@recworcester.org.

We look forward to working with everyone this year to make Worcester a cleaner, safer, and healthier city. We couldn’t do it without you!

Some great Worcester events to enjoy this spring!

editor’s note: Check out “The Big Read” at the Worcester Public Library and REC’s cool spring programs – some for Earth Day – others just for any day!

Worcester joins the “The Big Read”

By Worcester School Committee member John Monfredo

A great event will take place at the Worcester Public Library during the month of April and it merits the support of everyone in our community. It’s a kind of national month-long celebration of reading called “The Big Read.”

The Big Read is an initiative of the N.E.A. (National Endowment for the Arts) designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. It brings together partners across the country to encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment. The Big Read’s aim is to address this issue by providing citizens with the opportunity to read and to discuss a single book within their communities
Worcester is one of 400 communities participating in the Big Read and Umass Memorial Health is the lead organization for it in this area. They have partnered with the Worcester Public Library and with Worcester: The City that Reads. This year the book picked by local youth groups in Worcester is the works of the nineteenth century gothic writer, Edgar Allan Poe.

Throughout April, Worcester will be reading the short stories and poems of the master of the macabre. We are encouraging schools in the Worcester County area to participate Continue reading Some great Worcester events to enjoy this spring!