Inbox [June 22]: Out to Lunch starts tomorrow, Greater Worcester Opera to perform, Seven Hill Charter wins video award, WCAC announces new hires

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Out to Lunch series begins tomorrow

The city of Worcester and the Worcester Cultural Coalition “are pleased to announce the seventh installment of the wildly popular” Out to Lunch Summer Concert Series & Farmers’ Market. Concerts kick off tomorrow, Thursday, June 23, and continue until Aug. 25.

Building upon past programming, the public is invited to enjoy 10 free, live concerts of various genres each Thursday, noon-2 p.m. The series will continue to showcase local community groups during intermission. Area restaurants, farmers and crafters will sell their “very finest of goods” to workers and the general public.

Read the entire story on the city of Worcester website

June 22-Figaro_Logo_smallGreater Worcester Opera to perform ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ Friday and Sunday

The Greater Worcester Opera is presenting “The Marriage of Figaro” at the Robert R. Jay Theater on the St. John’s High School campus in Shrewsbury.

The “Downton Abbey”-inspired production is being offered in English and “features fabulous singers from across New England.” The shows are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

“Greater Worcester Opera is a small company that strives to produce the best quality production at affordable prices.” Tickets are: $26 general admission, $24 seniors, $10 students.

Read the entire story and purchase tickets on the Greater Worcester Opera website

Seven Hills Charter Public School wins $5k in AMP it up! video challenge

MassDevelopment announced that Seven Hills Charter Public School was one of three statewide winners of the second annual AMP it up! Challenge, which invited students to research the inner workings of an advanced manufacturing innovation and show in a three-minute video how it impacts the world around them.

Each school will receive $5,000.

“The AMP it up! Challenge is a creative, fun, and rewarding way for students to discover the scope of advanced manufacturing in Massachusetts,” said MassDevelopment President and CEO Marty Jones. “We’re thrilled to award these grants to Durfee High School, Melrose High School, and Seven Hills for their work on these videos, and I would like to thank all the schools and manufacturers who participated in the Challenge.”

“Seven Hills students were very excited for the AMP it up! Challenge,” said Seven Hills Director of Reflection and Recovery and AMP it up! Challenge adviser Maritza Bryan. “We are proud of the students’ initiative, creativity, and commitment, and appreciative of the volunteers from the Revolving Museum who helped the students learn how to write scripts, act, shoot and edit film. Warner Babcock Institute in Wilmington was very kind to allow our children to come into its facility and learn more about green chemistry.

“We were fortunate to see a company that is providing cutting-edge resources to better our community and the world we live in. The finished product is amazing! The leadership of the students is a reflection of the community that Seven Hills represents.”

Read the entire story and view all the videos on the AMP it up! Massachusetts website

WCAC staff

Courtesy Worcester Community Action Council

WCAC is pleased to welcome Steven McIntosh and Lila Milukas to its Job & Education Center staff.

WCAC welcomes two to Job & Education Center

The Worcester Community Action Council recently welcomed two new staff people to its Job & Education Center, reaffirming its commitment to strengthening and growing employment opportunities for low-income and at-risk youth in the Worcester area.

Job Developer Steven McIntosh will oversee weekly training and case management for youth employed through the YouthWorks Summer Jobs program and will be responsible for strengthening relationships with existing employers while seeking out new partners to allow for additional youth placements.

Youth Employment Coordinator Lila Milukas will focus on the agency’s employment curriculum and work readiness programs through YouthWorks and the agency’s Youth Employment Seminar.
Read the entire story on the WCAC website

— Cindy Henderson

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