CALL FOR ENTRIES
THE 11TH ANNUAL WALK FOR WOMEN'S LIVES, which benefits five local
agencies including Women's Protective Services in Framingham and the Network
for Women's Lives in Concord, takes place on April 29 from noon to
2:30 p.m. at the Concord Armory, 81 Everett St., Concord. For registration
and pledge forms, or to make a donation, call (978) 937-5777.
MARCH OF DIMES WALKAMERICA seeks participants for its 6.2 mile walk on
Sun., April 29 at 11 a.m. at the Bancroft School, 110 Shore Dr.,
Worcester. Call (800) 244-9255.
THE NORTH EAST ROTTWEILER RESCUE AND REFERRAL holds its "Spring Stroll
2001" 1.4 mile all-breed dog walk on Sat., April 28, at 11 a.m. at the
Hopkinton State Park. Registration begins at 10 a.m.; there is a $5 entry
fee. Prizes given for three highest pledge raisers. Call (781) 337-6356 or
PROJECT BREAD seeks participants for its annual Walk for Hunger on May 6
at the Boston Common. Call (617) 723-5000 or visit. www.projectbread.org.
THE TRIBUTE FIVE-MILE ROAD RACE, which benefits Clinton High School
students, seeks entrants for the event which takes place on May 12 at
12:30 p.m. at Church St., Clinton. The entry fee is $10, $12 after May 4.
Call (978) 368-0176, ext. 750.
THE VOLUNTEER CENTER AT FITCHBURG STATE COLLEGE'S ON WINGS OF HOPE SPECIAL
OLYMPICS 5K ROAD RACE/WALK takes place on May 5 at 9 a.m. at the
Coolidge Park parking lot, John Fitch Hwy., Fitchburg. Pre-registration (May 1)
fee is $10, day of event fee is $15. Call (978) 503-5839.
THE PLAY READING SALOON meets on the first Wed. of each month from 7 to
9 p.m. at the Stratton Playhouse, 60 Wallace Ave., Fitchburg. Participants
read from plays and screenplays; no experience required.
PRESERVATION WORCESTER holds its annual "Grand Tour of Gracious Homes,"
a private showing of Worcester homes of the 19th and 20th century," on May 6
from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 day of event. Call
THE WORCESTER CULTURAL COMMISSION hosts its third Cultural Connection,
an evening of fun, camaraderie, education, and networking event for artist,
which includes a panel discussion on "How to Form an Artists' Cooperative," on
April 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Art Well Studios and Gallery, 95 Prescott
St., Building C, Worcester. RSVP at (508) 799-1400.
STEPPINGSTONE offers peer support, social activities, and a safe place
to learn, grow, and laugh together. Write Box 3589, 4 E. Central St., Worcester
01613, call (508) 770-9044, or e-
THE RAPE CRISIS CENTER OF CENTRAL MASS INC. hosts a 24-hour hotline
providing support to female and male survivors and others around sexual assault
or abuse. Individual and group counseling, medical and legal advocacy, and HIV
testing and counseling available. Call (800) 870-5905 (English) or (800)
SAFE HOMES OF CENTRAL MASS helps gay, lesbian, bisexual, and
transgendered youth find foster homes, mentors, activities, and community
resources. Drop-in centers offering creative activities and educational
materials are held on Mon. from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Girls Inc., 125
Providence St., Worcester, and on Thurs. from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at YOU Inc.,
81 Plantation St., Worcester. Call (508) 853-0430.
THE WORCESTER AREA NAKED GAYS (W.A.N.G.) welcomes all 21+ bi/gay men to
bi-monthly socials. The next nude-mandatory event takes place on May 5. Call
(508) 842-8885 or e-
WESTFIELD STATE COLLEGE will hold an informational session on their
Worcester-based one-year Addiction Counselor Education program for people
interested in an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug specific education or a
career in addictions treatment on April 26 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at AdCare
Hospital, 107 Lincoln St., Worcester. Call (413) 572-8034.
PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS, which supports single parents and their
children with educational and social activities, holds a new member orientation
on April 29 at 5 p.m. at McDonald's, Rte. 20, Auburn. Call (508)
ABBY'S HOUSE, a multi-service organization for homeless and battered
women with or without children will soon hold an informational session for
women interested in becoming volunteers. Call (508) 756-5486.
AIDS PROJECT WORCESTER seeks volunteers for its APW Buddy Program, which
assists men and women living with HIV or AIDS as well as volunteers and walkers
for its APW Community Pledge Challenge to be held on May 6 at Green Hill Park.
Call (508) 755-3773.
DSS CENTRAL MASS. seeks volunteers to help review cases of children who
have suffered from abuse and neglect. Volunteer Case Reviewers must be 18 or
older, participate in a one-and-one-half day training session, and commit to
review at least one case per month at offices in Worcester, Leominster, Athol,
or Northbridge. Call Tammy Edmonds at (800) 423-2022, ext. 2266.