Inbox [July 13]: WPS offers medical services course, MLB alumni to host free baseball clinic, city rededicates Civil War Memorial, multi-college humanities course seeks applicants, WCTI Mentorship Night tomorrow

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Worcester Public Schools offers 15-week medical services training program

Worcester Public Schools adult continuing education initiative, NightLife, is planning to offer a 15-week comprehensive medical services training program.

The program is set to run 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday, Sept. 26 through Jan. 20 at the Fanning Building, 24 Chatham St. It includes 375 hours or training, in-the-field experience and job search assistance. Tuition is $5,000.

To qualify you must be at least 18 years old, be a high school graduate or have passed an equivalency exam (GED or HiSET), pass a CORI check, and provide proof of immunization.

Read the entire story on the Worcester Public Schools website

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Free youth baseball clinic Saturday

A baseball clinic for children 6-16 and featuring former Major League Baseball players is scheduled for 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field on the campus of the College of the Holy Cross, 1 College St.

Red Sox legend Luis Tiant, Bucky Dent, whose infamous home run beat the Red Sox in the 1978 playoff game, and other former Major League Baseball legends are scheduled to appear.

Sponsored by Hanover Insurance, the clinic features pitching, batting and catching lessons. There will be a photo session, and players can get autographs and T-shirts.

For more information and to register, visit the Major League Baseball Players Alumni website

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Civil War memorial rededication Saturday

Join historic reenactors, horse-drawn wagons and more at noon Saturday for a rededication ceremony for the city’s Civil War memorial, the Soliders’ Monument, on the Worcester Common.

The day will begin with a procession to the Common, starting at Mechanics Hall about 11:30 a.m.

The Soldiers’ Monument was originally dedicated on July 15, 1874. The names of 398 Worcester soldiers killed in the Civil War are inscribed on bronze plaques, now restored, on the sides of the memorial.

The cost of the $193,000 restoration was funded by the GAR Memorial Hall Trust Fund. Work included: cleaning of all bronze, cleaning of all stone, repointing of mortar on granite, removal of the top statute for cleaning and repair, replacement of broken granite below the statute, and reinstallation of the statute on the monument.

For more information, see to city of Worcester’s Facebook page

The Clemente Course in the Humanities seeks applicants for 2016-17

Worcester Interfaith, in collaboration with Bard College, Mass Humanities, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester State University, Holy Cross College, Trinity Lutheran Church and the Worcester Art Museum will offer The Clemente Course in the Humanities for the third year in Worcester this fall. Major funding has been provided by The Stoddard Charitable Trust.

The Clemente Course provides college level classes free of charge to motivated individuals who meet low-income guidelines and are at least 17 years of age.

Course participants study the great ideas and masterpieces of literature and poetry; moral philosophy; painting, sculpture, and architecture; and American History while receiving instruction in writing and critical thinking. Students who successfully complete the course earn six college credits from Bard College.

The Clemente Course is designed for low-income adults in underserved communities who aspire to a higher education, but have been frustrated in their attempts to pursue college because of financial and other life circumstances. The program succeeds by removing many of these obstacles with dedicated instructors drawn from area colleges and universities, free tuition, free text-books, child-care, and transportation.

The Clemente Course is a national program first established at the Roberto Clemente Family Guidance Center in New York City in 1995 and brought to Holyoke by Mass Humanities in 1999. It now operates in Dorchester, New Bedford, Springfield and Brockton as well as Holyoke and Worcester. More than 600 Massachusetts residents have successfully completed the program.

The goal of the program is to provide the knowledge and skills that come from the study of the humanities. Many graduates of the course have gone on to pursue degrees at two and four-year colleges.

Classes in Worcester are planned for Tuesday and Thursday nights, 6-8 p.m., at Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St. Classes would begin Sept. 27 and run eight months. Interviews for prospective students are planned during the last two weeks of August.

For further information and to schedule an interview contact Elizabeth Bacon at 774-276-1166 or or visit

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WCTI Mentorship Night Pitch Party tomorrow

Are you an entrepreneur looking to connect with mentors and get feedback on your startup?

If so, head to the Worcester Clean Tech Incubator, 44 Portland St., at 5 p.m. tomorrow [Thursday, July 14] for a night of food, fun, networking, and entrepreneurship.

Come join our welcoming community to share food, drinks, and ideas. Just bring your energy and positivity — everybody has something to share and something to gain. If you don’t know what it is, come and find out. Whether you are a facilitator, an entrepreneur looking for training, or just curious – you can start by showing up!

For more information on Mentorship Night, visit the WCTI website. Register here.

— Cindy Henderson

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