Worcester celebrations: Disability advocates and tasting fundraiser for child hunger

I generally stick to Southborough news and events. After all, I can’t keep up with all that’s going on in neighboring towns, let alone Worcester. But this week’s a bit quieter than usual and these two upcoming events seemed worth sharing.

ADA 25th Anniversary Celebration – July 25

The City of Worcester is inviting the public to a free event celebrating the milestone:

ADA_anniversary_flyerThe Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turns 25 years this year and we have a lot to celebrate. Join the City of Worcester and area social service agencies, educators, advocates, family and friends for a celebration at Union Station, Saturday, July 25th, 2015 from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

The celebration will showcase local talent and resources and will include entertainment, interactive exhibits and activities, educational resources, food and dance.

For more information, contact Dawn Clark in the Office on Disabilities at clarkde@worcesterma.gov or (508) 799-8483. Disability Rights are Civil Rights.

Disability rights are civil rights and we are grateful for 25 years of civil rights protection under the ADA.

Reasonable Accommodation Notice: Please let us know if you plan to attend the celebration and require a reasonable accommodation. Contact disabilities@worcesterma.gov.

Something’s Brewing in Worcester – August 10

This food and brew tasting event will support the fight to end child hunger:

The Massachusetts Restaurant Association and the Worcester Chamber of Commerce are teaming up with Wormtown Brewery to raise money for Share Our Strength, an initiative to provide innovative solutions to end child hunger across the United States. The event, “Something’s Brewing in Worcester” will take place on Monday, August 10th from 7-10 p.m. at the Hanover Theater, located at 2 Southbridge Street in Worcester, MA.

The first of its kind in central Massachusetts, this industry-only event will feature tasting dishes from ten award winning chefs in the region. Each of the dishes will be paired with unique brews from the Worcester-based Wormtown Brewery. Over conversation, great food, and great beer, industry professionals will help raise awareness and support for Share Our Strength. The restaurants that will be participating include, but are not limited to, Peppercorn’s, Flying Rhino, Niche Hospitality, Romaines, Smokestack, The Mill at 185, Tomasso Trattoria, Chuck’s Steakhouse, and Sonoma.

Tickets for “Something’s Brewing in Worcester” are $30 for MRA members (using code: MRAWCC), and $35 for non-members. The ticket cost includes food and beer pairings, as well as two pints. To purchase tickets, please [click here.]

Since 1984, Share Our Strength has been working to end child hunger in America by connecting children to effective nutrition programs. Made up of business leaders, government officials, private citizens, and others members of the community, their large network helps to educate and empower low-income families to understand the importance of healthy meals for children. For more information about Share Our Strength and their efforts in your community, visit www.nokidhungry.org.

Updated (7/16/15 11:55 am): This afternoon, the MRA shared updated details:

The restaurants that will be participating include Peppercorn’s Grille & Tavern, Flying Rhino Café & Watering Hole, Niche Hospitality, Romaine’s, Smokestack Urban Barbecue, The Mill at 185, Tomasso Trattoria, Chuck’s Steakhouse, Sonoma Restaurant of Princeton, Baba Sushi, and Rail Trail Flat Bread Co.

Tickets for “Something’s Brewing in Worcester” are $30 for MRA members (using code: MRAWCC), and $35 for non-members. The ticket cost includes food and beer pairings, as well 1 drink token that can be used at the bar.

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