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Wednesday, Feb. 17 — “Escalating Inequality and Race — Black Lives Matter” workshop/lecture, 7-9 p.m., Unitarian-Universalist Church of Worcester, 90 Holden St. Julius Jones is a man familiar with standing out front. Maybe you’ve seen him in Kelley Square … or having a tete-a-tete last August with Bernie Sanders’ future VP.
As a leader of the city’s Black Lives Matter chapter, that close encounter of the Hillary kind led to national attention, including a spot on Comedy Central’s pseudo-news magazine “The Nightly Show.” Heck, back in 2011, he was an aspiring John Legend featured in Pulse.
The thing is, Jones should be known for his work with the Worcester Roots Project, where he’s been co-director since August 2014. The group lives up to its credo — “sprouting up cooperatively owned and green initiatives for social and environmental justice” — with projects like Diggers Co-op and building a state-of-the-art community aquaponic greenhouse.
Alas, Jones will continue his activism by kicking off the church’s four-part series on “Escalating Inequality.” The following three will focus on Gender (Feb. 28); Education (March 13); and Climate Change (March 29). The Feb. 28 and March 29 discussions are at First Unitarian Church of Worcester, 90 Main St.
Sunday, Feb. 14 — Worcester Symphonic Project, 3 p.m., Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St. Ensembles from Clark, Holy Cross and WPI — in no particular order; well, except alphabetical but that was just an accident of sheer editor-hood — not to mention area professional and amateur musicians of all ages contribute to this performance featuring prime works from Beethoven and Schubert. Tickets are $15, adult; $10, student; $5, children. I guess seniors can’t go!
Tuesday, Feb. 16 — Worcester State men’s hockey vs. Assumption, 8:30 p.m., Hart Center, College of the Holy Cross, 1 College St., Gate 7 Freshmen Marcus Mazur and Andrew Etheridge lead the Lancers in scoring with 12 points each, providing future promise as the end draws nigh on a down season. Greyhounds senior Brandon Bete (21 goals, 11 assists) and junior Ryan Gomez (8-18 — 26) were the top two scorers in the Northeast-10 heading into the weekend.
Thursday, Feb. 18 — Coloring for Grownups, 3-5 p.m., Banx Room, Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem Square Coloring. For adults. What time does that usually ping on your smartphone’s calendar? Well, if it doesn’t, then you’re missing out on one of the latest trends, at least according to the library and CNN. And clearly not making enough time for “you.” Free; and the library provides the supplies.
Friday, Feb. 19 — Emily the Strange Day, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St. You either know Emily the Strange as a phenomenon of comics, books and counterculture, or you’ve never heard of her. It would be hard to believe you once sort of, kind of heard something about a Strange Emily character. No, this gal would stick. Artist/illustrator Rob Reger is the man charged with bringing Emily and her four cats to life these days, and his work is on display at WAM as an opening act to the museum’s May “Meow” exhibition.
Saturday, Feb. 20 — Bancroft School Community Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Higgins Building, Bancroft School, 100 Shore Drive Who doesn’t love a yard sale? Except maybe that curmudgeon next door whose lawn has become the loading zone. OK, he’s probably home stocking his doomsday room on a Saturdays, anyway, so the coast is clear. Bonus: It’s indoors! Oh, and a Bancroft benefactor will be matching all proceeds to benefit the school’s parent-faculty group and local charities.