Worcester Weekly, Oct. 11-17

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There’s a lot going on in the city. Many of the events don’t need our help in drawing a crowd, but some do. Here’s our take on some of this week’s most worthwhile places to go and things to do.

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Sunday, Oct. 11 — Worcester Columbus Day Parade, 12:30 p.m., Shrewsbury Street, starts at corner of Aitchison Street We all know the story of how an ambitious cartographer-turned-explorer stumbled upon his most significant discovery: Imagine, you guide your Pinto into Worcester only to find a park mysteriously bearing your name! Well, while insisting on an annual parade in his honor, Cristoforo Colombo did indeed have a humble side, which he showed by encouraging half the city to call his namesake 60 acres East Park.

Afterward, run in the inaugural Octkoberfest 5K, which begins at 1:30 p.m., and take part in the Ocktoberfest, which will be held at the Wonder Bar, the Flying Rhino, Funky Murphy’s and Padavano’s. The Ocktoberfest starts at 2 p.m.

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