The Greater Worcester Farmer’s Market is back on the University Campus on Tuesday afternoons through October. Hosted by UMMS and UMass Memorial Health Care and located on the plaza in front of the Medical School Lobby, the market is here weekly from 1 to 5 p.m. Participating merchants will be selling fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, honey, baked goods and gift certificates. For information about the farmer’s market, visit www.greaterworcesterfarmersmarket.com.
The South Street Campus is also hosting a farmer’s market this year. Located in front of the building on the walkway to the North Parking Lot, the market is on campus Wednesdays, from noon to 5 p.m. Local vendors will be selling produce, flowers, baked goods, jam and more. For additional information, e-mail email@example.com.
The Sixth Annual Bullfinchs Rubber Duck Race is Monday, Sept. 7, at noon at the The Wayside Inn Grist Mill in Sudbury. The cost of duck adoption is $5 for a single duck, $25 for six and $50 for 12. First prize is $500, second is $300 and third is dinner for four at Bullfinchs Restaurant. All proceeds benefit UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center Child Life Program. For details or to adopt a duck, call Bullfinchs at 978-443-4094.
The eleventh annual Walk to Cure Cancer will take place on Sunday, Sept. 13, on the UMass Worcester campus. The five-mile walk (with a one-mile option) supports research at the UMass Memorial Cancer Center. Registration is from 10 a.m. to noon. For information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.walktocurecancer.org where you’ll also find a link to a Facebook page for the event.
Author Jeremy Greene, MD, PhD, will give a presentation on his book Keeping Modern in Medicine: Pharmaceutical Promotion and Continuing Medical Education, 1959-2009. Dr. Greene is assistant professor of history of science at Harvard University, instructor in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at Harvard Medical School and associate physician in the department of medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. The presentation will take place Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 5 p.m., in the Rare Book Room of the Lamar Soutter Library. A book signing will follow. Presented by the Humanities in Medicine Committee of the Lamar Soutter Library and the Department of Psychiatry.