5 Things You Need to Know Today in Worcester – Oct. 26, 2020

Free COVID-19 Testing this Week in Worcester

Free walk-up testing for the COVID-19 virus in Worcester is being offered as part of the state’s Stop the Spread campaign. The testing is sponsored by the City of Worcester and UMass Memorial Healthcare COVID-19 Equity Task Force, including Worcester Interfaith.

Flu shots, which are highly recommended this season, are also available with insurance.

The testing will take place at the following locations:

Main South Community Development Corporation, 875 Main St. – Monday, Oct. 26, 12 PM to 4 PM

Community Healthlink , 72 Jaques Ave – Thursday, Oct. 29, 12 PM to 4 PM

No appointments are necessary, and a free mask and hand sanitizer will be provided with tests. All attendees are reminded to wear a mask or face covering and to maintain social distancing.

Dispensary Opening Today on West Boylston St.

Bud’s Goods & Provisions Corp. is opening its first retail store in Worcester today at the corner of W. Boylston St. and Ruthven Ave.

The building at 64 West Boylston St. has been retro-fitted to fit its original 50s charm, including a large retro Bud’s sign out on West Boylston St.

Bud’s Goods will host a grand opening on Halloween — Saturday, October 31 — with online ordering only this week. You can find the store at 64 West Boylston Street.

Hours of Operation will be:

  • Monday thru Saturday: 10 AM to 10 PM
  • Sunday: 10 AM to 8 PM

‘I AM WORCESTER’ Day 2 on Wednesday

Worcester Youth Town Hall Happening this Week

The City of Worcester Division of Youth Opportunities is hosting a city-wide youth-led Town Hall on Wednesday to give youth a platform for their voices to be heard and us as a community to listen.

The purpose of the Town Hall is to give the city’s younger residents the opportunity to speak freely on the problems they’re facing during the pandemic and share any suggestions with organizations and city leaders that serve in the best interest of youth.

To register for the Town Hall, click here. Youth do not need parental supervision to attend this meeting, but do need to register to be an active participant in the meeting or watch on FB live to hear the discussion.

What Scary Movie Makes Your Heart Race?

Cordcutting.com, an online service that helps connect consumers with digital streaming services, is looking to find the scariest movies this Halloween by measuring your heart rate while you watch movies.

Five movie fanatics will be given a Apple Watch Series 6 to wear as they binge watch 10 of Netflix’s current horror flix. Each will send in their heart rate data for each movie watched.

Horror movie fans and critics can apply here.

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