Worcester Weekly: Worcester World Cup + 5 more things to do, starting Aug. 7

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Get your vegetables here!

Sunday, Aug. 7 — Black Seed Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Worcester Islamic Center, 248 E. Mountain St.  Hey, it’s National Farmers Market Week, everybody! So, congratulations to all the farmers out there, I guess. And, good luck — it’s your time to shine! [Check out this national directory to find nearby markets.] The Islamic Center draws from the diverse cultures of its surrounding community to provide patrons with products such as Halal beef, artisan starbread, maple syrup, honey, fresh vegetables — y’know, farmers market stuff. All that and children’s activities, including robot building. I mean, you could read the rest of the Sun on your way there, so …

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Wednesday, Aug. 10 — Summer Urban Street Hockey Tour, 6-8 p.m., Buffone Arena, 284 Lake Ave.  This is a pretty cool idea. Gotta figure by about this point in the summer, all the typical city-life vacation activities — spray parks, walks to the ice cream place, dirtbike races down Canterbury — are played out. So, of course, state government to the rescue! No, seriously, the Department of Conservation and Recreation collaborated with a hockey training school run by NHL veterans to put on a series of three-session clinics for inner-city youth across the state.


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