January 15, 2017

Worcester Weekly: MLK on ice, big-time basketball + more to do, Jan. 15-21

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Martin Luther King Jr.

Sunday, Jan. 15 — Abby and the Vote, 1-3 p.m., YWCA of Central Mass., 1 Salem Square  Another idea might have been “Arby’s and the Vote.” Once and for all we could settle the raging debate between Arby’s Sauce and Horsey Sauce. We could get CNN to moderate! I’d go to that — and God bless curly fries! — but then I’d miss out on this dynamic gathering of organizations celebrating one of the city’s more socially significant historical figures: Abby Kelley Foster was an abolitionist and women’s rights activist, and Jan. 15 was her birthday.

She would’ve been 206 years old today. Which is way too old to eat curly fries — but I’m going to make a run to Auburn after the party; you in?! Anyway, hobnob with various women’s and social organizations, city leaders and history buffs. Watch Lynne McKenney Lydick of Worcester Women’s History Project portray the pioneer, who has a home for abused women and a charter school named for her. Suggested donation is $5.

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Monday, Jan. 16 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Ice Rink, 1-6 p.m., Worcester Common Oval, 455 Main St.  Big skater, Martin. The man could double toe loop all night long. That’s what J. Edgar Hoover really couldn’t stand about him.


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