Memorial Day Observances

The 124th Memorial Day Observance will be at Hope Cemetery on Monday at 9am. Participants will meet at 8:45 am inside the Main Gate for a short procession to the G.A.R. Veterans’ Section (#45).  [section map]  Guest Speaker will be John E. McAuliffe, WWII and Korean War Veteran.

There will also be a wreath laying on Monday at 11am at the Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial at Green Hill Park.

If you can’t make the observances on Monday, please consider attending the Water Ceremony at Elm Park on Sunday at 2pm, which honors those lost at sea.

WoMag on Tap – June 2

I rarely attend Worcester Magazine on Tap events (because my Thursday nights are  otherwise occupied) but I will be able to go to the one next Thursday, June 2, at the Flying Rhino on Shrewsbury Street.

If you can’t attend the Blogger Waffle get-together on June 12 (or if you are looking for yet another opportunity to discuss street signs, the grammar of obscure languages, or Donatism), I would love to see you at WoMag on Tap.

The door prize I will be giving away to the first blogger or commenter I see there (or, failing that, whoever really wants it) is a copy of The Adventurous Gardener: Where to Buy the Best Plants in New England.

UMass Medical School Study on Dog Walking

Reader Emily is recruiting dog owners in Worcester (which is at least 75% of the readership) for a study.

Here are the details:

Are you a Dog Owner? Would you like to participate in a research study?

Researchers at UMass Medical School are recruiting Worcester residents age 21 or older who own a dog to participate in a 1-hour focus group to gather opinions and perspectives on dog walking experiences. A focus group is a discussion where people are asked to voice their opinions about a particular subject.

Our research team would like your help in developing a community dog walking intervention program to encourage people to be more physically active.

You will be reimbursed for your time.

If you are interested in participating please contact Emily at (508) 856-7564
Docket #: H-14184

(Image: Dog Walking, a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic image from Doug’s photostream.)