Sunday, Sept. 25 — Worcester Regional Airport Blood Drive + Wings of Freedom, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Worcester Regional Airport, 375 Airport Drive Blood drives generally need little introduction, so I’m going to go ahead and trust you with that piece of the puzzle. The cool part is — well, there’s actually a couple; go figure! — a) once you’re in lie-back-and-grab-a-cookie mode, you can enter to win two free roundtrip tickets from JetBlue; and b) you get free admission to the final day of the Wings of Freedom weekend-long event at the airport.
Wings of Freedom is the Collings Foundation’s tour of historic aircraft and will be there from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Among the planes expected to be on display are a F4U-5NL Corsair fighter, A1-E Skyraider strike fighter and P-51C Mustang fighter. Tickets are $12, $10 for children under 12.
Tuesday, Sept. 27 — Food for Thought: Is Local Better? Panel discussion, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Saxe Room, Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem Square Ooh! Ooh! I know this one!! Probably, though, it’s not as simple as preferring butter n’ sugar corn from Leicester or the best green beans you’ve ever had from East Brookfield. And for many in the city, even a short trip down Route 9 isn’t local enough.