October 22, 2017

Inbox [Oct. 22-28]: News and notes from WCTI, Latino Education Institute, Mass. Symphony, Veterans Inc., Comparetto committee and library

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[Editor’s note: This roundup contains a political endorsement notice from a campaign group. The Worcester Sun sharing these publicly available statements in no way constitutes an endorsement on our part of the corresponding organization’s or individual’s choices or opinions.]

WCTI to host rocket pitch on Tuesday

Local hardware startups will pitch their unique problems and products to a panel of manufacturing and supply chain experts, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Worcester CleanTech Incubator, 44 Portland St.

Hosted by WCTI in partnership with Adam Rodrigues of the Greentown Labs Manufacturing Initiative, the event will include such startups as Kinetic Batteries, which is developing an innovative solution to make more efficient the battery manufacturing process, and ShakeWhey, which is developing a touch-screen vending machine designed to mix protein shakes.

Seating is limited.

For more information, or to register, visit the WCTI website

School Committee candidate forums set

Worcester State University’s Latino Education Institute and Department of Urban Studies will host a Community and Schools Forum with candidates for School Committee, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at Worcester State’s Fuller Theater.

The event is open to the public. More information is available here.

The Worcester Education Collaborative and Citywide Parent Planning Advisory Council (CPPAC) will hold a forum 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30 at the Worcester Historical Museum, 30 Elm St.

Mass. Symphony Orchestra concert Nov. 4

The Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra will present a Duo Piano Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at Tuckerman Hall.

The pianists will be Malcolm Halliday, Kallin Johnson, Sima Kustanovich, Olga Rogach, Myron Romanul, Ian Watson and Ken Watson. They will play in combinations of two, four, six, and seven pianists.

Tickets are $25 in advance by writing to the Symphony, P.O. Box 20070, Worcester, MA 01602. Tickets will be $30 at the door; balcony tickets are sold out.

Veterans Inc. Run4Veterans 5k to Nov. 4

Veterans Inc. will host the Run4Veterans 5k Road Race and Walk on Saturday, Nov. 4, at Veterans Inc. in Worcester. Funds raised will support the programs and services offered to veterans in need and their family members.

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Veterans Inc. expects to begin a capital campaign to renovate its Grove Street headquarters. The organization has proved its mettle for more than 25 years, bringing former servicemen and women back from the brink of homelessness, joblessness, addiction and loneliness.

The race begins at 9 a.m., following a Salute to Veterans welcoming ceremony at 8:40 with the national anthem being performed by singer/songwriter and Nashville recording artist Lyssa Coulter. Same-day registration will be open 7:30-8:30.

The starting line will begin at 69 Grove St. Prior registration is $32 per runner until Nov. 2. Same-day registration is $40. Registration for veterans, active duty military personnel, or ROTC is $25; kids under 12, $20. Online registration is available at run4veterans.racewire.com

Comparetto announces endorsements from elected officials

The Committee to Elect Dante Comparetto has received endorsements from most of the State House delegation, including Reps. Dan Donahue, Mary Keefe, John Mahoney and Jim O’Day. City Councilors Sarai Rivera and Khrystian King have also endorsed the School Committee candidate.

Community and labor groups who have endorsed Dante include the Educational Association of Worcester, the Central Massachusetts AFL-CIO, the Massachusetts Nurses Association, Carpenters Local 107, The Worcester Democratic City Committee, Greater Worcester Our Revolution, the Working Families Party, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and Mass Alliance.

Comparetto said: “I am honored to have the support of a wide range of our community. These endorsements reflect the more than 15 years of work that I have dedicated to our community.”

Library main branch open Sundays until April

The Worcester Public Library announced that its main branch at 3 Salem Square will be open 1:30-5:30 p.m. Sundays until April 29.

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