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Music Worcester names new director of development
Kate Rafey is excited to join the Music Worcester team as director of development. Until recently, Rafey worked at her alma mater, Clark University, as an assistant director in the Clark Fund, where she focused on class volunteer management and solicitations.She is a former Jewish Organizing Institute Network (JOIN) for Justice Fellow and an AmeriCorps VISTA alumna.
Rotary Club of Worcester to hold gala to fight opioid addiction
The Rotary Club of Worcester is pleased to announce that the Celebrate Community Gala, aimed at helping to prevent opioid addiction, will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the DCU Center, 50 Foster St. The event will feature dinner, a cash bar, silent and live auctions, live music and dancing, and the club’s annual Service Above Self awards.
Tickets for the fundraiser gala are $100 per person, and can be purchased by visiting www.worcrotaryusa.org.
WCAC welcomes new board members
The Worcester Community Action Council recently welcomed four new members to its Board of Directors: Leslie BakCer, Assistant Director for the Webster Adult Basic Education program; Kathryn Crockett, Vice President of the Worcester-based architecture firm Lamoureux Pagano; Eric Batista, chief staff assistant in the city of Worcester’s Office of the City Manager; and Radames Pagan, a resident of Plumley Village.
Community Harvest Project annual celebration and opening day on Wednesday
We will be kicking off our growing season with a groundbreaking and opening day celebration from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27. All are invited to join us as we start the growing season, recognize key donors, volunteer and partner groups, and individual volunteers, and discuss our increased work with partner organizations to improve the health of low-income residents.
We begin this year by breaking ground on an additional two acres in Grafton, raising the total acres farmed here to approximately 20. We will also increase the number of varieties of vegetables at our farm to include more culturally appropriate vegetables that our partners request and some that are grown in conjunction with UMass Amherst Stockbridge School of Agriculture.
— Cindy Henderson