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Heroes! Always in style!

Worcester Fire Department Open House
Are you interested in a career as a firefighter?

If so, please join us for one of two Open House sessions that will provide you information on the upcoming April 16 Firefighter exam, introduce you to the Worcester Fire Department, and to learn:


Topics To Be Covered:

Eligibility for Appointment: age and residency requirements.

Firefighter Exam & Entry Level Physical Abilities Test – Gain an understanding of the commitment that is required to successfully complete the written and physical abilities exam.

Overview of the Civil Service Process

Tour the Worcester Fire Department Training Facility

Meet our Firefighters and learn why they are so passionate about being a member of the Worcester Fire Department.
Open House Schedule:

Saturday, February 13, 10 AM – 12 PM

Wednesday, February 17, 6 PM – 8 PM

Both Sessions will be held at the Worcester Fire Training Division, located in the rear of 141 Grove St., Worcester

Firefighter Examination Announcement: www.mass.gov/civilservice

Vernon Hill: Stanley’s house OPEN HOUSE!!

Sunday, September 20

Stanley Kunitz Boyhood Home Open House

4 Woodford Street

Born and raised in Worcester, United States Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz (1905-2006), returned to his boyhood home in 1985 and began new relationships with the “house of sorrows” and its owners, Greg and Carol Stockmal. Their friendship transformed it into a house of joy and became the subject of his poem, “My Mother’s Pears.”

Free, docent-led tours:

10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30.

Open mic at 3:30.


Cosponsored by The Stanley Kunitz Boyhood Home and the Worcester County Poetry Association.

An annual tradition of opening this private home to the public.

The Open House includes hour-long docent tours and an open mic. The open mic is held either in the garden under the pear tree that Stanley and his mother planted in 1919 or in the front room.

Available for purchase are copies of The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden, pear note cards designed and donated by Christina P. O’Neill, and copies of Stanley’s House: A Film by Tobe Carey. All proceeds are given to The Gregory Stockmal Reading Fund.

Carol and her late husband Greg Stockmal maintained a more than twenty year correspondence and friendship with the late Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz. Many artifacts and memorabilia from this relationship are part of the history and décor of this home, which is listed as a Literary LandmarkTM. If you don’t know Stanley and the Stockmals’ story, it is a fascinating one of happenstance and connection!

Open house at Planned Parenthood, Pleasant Street …

Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts Education Open House featuring:

Let’s Be Honest: Communication in Families that Keeps Kids Healthy

Presented by Mindy Craver, Senior Parent Educator / Professional Trainer

Come participate in a sample of Let’s Be Honest, an interactive workshop for parents and other caring adults of adolescence designed to learn how to create a comfortable environment of trust for talking about sex and sexuality. Find out how this program can support your parent groups!

Also learn about our other education program offerings and our clinic services.

Tuesday, November 12

4:30-5:30 pm

PPLM Central Massachusetts Health Center

470 Pleasant St., Worcester

· Parking available in the PPLM lot, access from Dewey Street

· Light refreshments will be provided