The Quad [Dec. 3-9]: Four things to know from Clark, Holy Cross, WPI and Anna Maria

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Sen. Warren helms Dec. 8 Business Matchmaker event at Clark

Clark University will host the fourth annual Business Matchmaker event 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8 at Tilton Hall, 950 Main St. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren will speak at the event for small-business owners and entrepreneurs, which is sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Participants will learn how to sell to the government, gain certifications and connect with the right people. More than 20 buyers from federal agencies and large prime contractors will be on hand for one-on-one meetings.

Inbox [Nov. 29]: News and notes from You Inc., UniBank, Worcester Public Library, Literacy Volunteers and WCAC

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You Inc. hosts support group for girls approaching adolescence

You Inc. will host a support group for girls ages 9-12 to help improve self-esteem, build healthy relationships, address trauma and successfully navigate their transition into adolescence.

Topics in the group, “Healthy Relationships 1” include understanding healthy development, navigating social media and building relationships that include safe boundaries and positive connections.

Worcester Weekly: Festival of Crafts, holiday concerts + more, Nov. 26-Dec. 2

The most fun you’ll have with a calendar of events all week. And you just might learn something, too.

Sunday, Nov. 26 — 35th annual Holiday Festival of Crafts, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Road  Still nursing that shiner from your unsuccessful Wal-Mart tussle for the last available Nintendo Switch on Black Friday? Soothe those wounds on Sunday, which marks the end of a three-day run for this “buy local” Worcester tradition that features the handmade goods of more than 60 artisans from across New England.

The Quad [Nov. 26-Dec. 2]: Four things to know from UMass Medical School, Becker and Clark

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UMass Medical School taps VC to be vice chancellor

Jim Glasheen, Ph.D., a prominent venture capitalist in the biopharmaceutical, medical technology and patient-centered health fields, will join UMass Medical School on Dec. 4 as the executive vice chancellor for innovation & business development, according to an announcement from Chancellor Michael F. Collins and Dean Terence R. Flotte.

Glasheen will succeed Brendan O’Leary, Ph.D., a scientist and former venture capitalist who, for more than three years, has led a comprehensive approach to business development, innovation and advancing industry partnerships as the office’s founding executive vice chancellor.

Inbox [Nov. 26-Dec. 2]: News and notes from Pernet Family Health, DA Early’s office, Worcester Public Library, WCAC, Worcester Public Schools, Bravehearts

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Pernet donates more than 300 holiday meals

For more than 60 years, Pernet Family Health Services has helped families in need celebrate Thanksgiving through its Holiday Giving Program.

Through donations from the community and local organizations, Pernet puts together baskets so low-income families are able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal they may not otherwise have been able to afford. Last week, through the Holiday Giving Program and generous donations from the community, Pernet delivered turkeys to more than 300 local families.

“This annual Holiday Giving Program helps us all to think about helping others, and make time to celebrate not only what we have, but who we are as a human family,” Pernet Director of Family and Community Development Emily Linhares said.

Worcester Weekly: Holy Cross hoops, ‘Christmas Carol’ + more, Nov. 19-25

The most fun you’ll have with a calendar of events all week. And you just might learn something, too.

Tuesday, Nov. 21 — “Favorite Places” opening reception, 5-6:30 p.m., first floor, Denholm Building, 484 Main St.  The Denholm Building isn’t quite what it used to be, but then the same could be said for most of us. Yet, with its old department store vestiges and nostalgic place in the literal and figurative heart of the city, it continues to stand tall as a “favorite place” for myriad folks who call Worcester home.

In Preservation Worcester’s new exhibit, featuring “a set of photographs of 20 Worcester citizens who are active in the community, each interacting with his or her favorite Worcester historical building,” city photographer Randle Stock brings you closer to some of the most significant architecture and locations in the Seven Hills.

Inbox [Nov. 19-25]: News and notes from Simon Malls, Webster Five, Paul DePalo, Worcester Free Tax Service, Mass. Symphony and Bravehearts

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Auburn, Solomon Pond malls open at 12:31 a.m. on Black Friday

Auburn Mall and Solomon Pond Mall in Marlborough have announced their hours for Black Friday, Nov. 24.

The malls will open at 12:31 a.m. on Black Friday and will close at 9 p.m.

Webster Five hires new SVP, senior lending officer

Webster Five Cents Savings Bank has hired Senior Vice President and Senior Lending Officer Christopher Watson to lead its Business Banking Division.

Worcester Weekly: Worcester City Tournament, Social Upheaval + more, Nov. 12-18

The most fun you’ll have with a calendar of events all week. And you just might learn something, too.

Tuesday, Nov. 14 — Worcester Railers vs. Brampton Beast, 10:05 a.m., DCU Center, 50 Foster St.  Consider this a rivalry game, Railers fans — the Beast are the ECHL affiliate of the hated Montreal Canadiens. And while the new hometown team is aligned with the NHL’s New York Islanders, a) they don’t like the Canadiens much either (who does, eh?) and b) this is still Bruins country. So sharpen the elbows and bring on the intensity for this one.

Railers goalie Mitch Gillam, 25 — and Canadian, but not a Canadien — who started the last three seasons at Cornell University, is among the ECHL leaders in goals against average (first, at 2.00, after Friday’s games) and save percentage (eighth, .929).

Inbox [Nov. 12-18]: News and notes from Worcester Public Library, Bravehearts, Bancroft School, DA, Unitarian Universalist Church, ACE

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Library to hold two information sessions about renovation

The Worcester Public Library will hold two public presentations about the upcoming main branch renovation project.

The public is invited to learn more about the project and how it will affect the library experience.

Worcester Weekly: Municipal Election, ‘A Christmas Story’ + more, Nov. 5-11

The most fun you’ll have with a calendar of events all week. And you just might learn something, too.

Sunday, Nov. 5 — Worcester Railers vs. Reading Royals, 3:05 p.m., DCU Center, 50 Foster St.  The Railers may not pack the DCU Center every night, but it appears the team’s decision makers loaded the roster with talent.

Patrick McNally is tied for eighth in the ECHL with 5 goals, after scoring again in Friday’s 4-2 win over the Royals. (He scored four goals in two AHL seasons with the San Jose Barracuda after a standout career at Harvard.) McNally’s plus-11 rating was tops in the league after Friday’s games, and the T&G’s Bill Ballou, who’s seen a few hockey games in his long career, says McNally looks like one of the best players in the ECHL.