March 5, 2017

Worcester Weekly: Globetrotters, Maura Healey + more, March 5-11

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The Harlem Globetrotters are headed for the DCU Center.

[Scroll down to see Figs & Pigs’ Candy Murphy clowning around with the Globetrotters.]

Sunday, March 5 — Worcester Chamber Music Society Annual Free Family Concert, 3-4 p.m., Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St.  Based on influential French composer Camille Saint-Saens’ “The Carnival of the Animals,” and complemented with poetry originally added to the score by legendary American wordsmith Ogden Nash, the whole family is in for a distinctive, humorous and “heart-warming” performance. And free, no less. The local chamber group, formed more than a decade ago, is intent on immersing itself in and giving back to the community.

Instrument Giving Ceremony

Mark Henderson / The Worcester Sun

Neighborhood Strings brings classical music to students who may not otherwise get the chance to try it.

Beyond the free concert, attendees can bring a new or gently used book to donate to the Reliant Medical Group Foundation’s Reach Out and Read program. The show will also feature artwork created by students at Holden’s Dawson Elementary School and musical contributions from Neighborhood Strings, a group of city students tutored by professional musicians.

Check out our feature on Neighborhood Strings striking the right chord in Main South

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Tuesday, March 7 — International Women’s Day with Maura Healey, 5:30-7 p.m., YWCA of Central Massachusetts, 1 Salem Square  Trump bashing. Packing the war chest. Press conferences. Keeping her midrange jumper sharp. Where does the spunky, sporty and ubiquitous Maura Healey find the time to add anything to her calendar?

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