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Artistic Women: Art Exhibit & Reception
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 4/1/2015 - 4/30/2015
Jacob Edwards Library, Main Hall, 236 Main Street, Southbridge, MA - Free
These 5 women, Carole Bentley, Margery Cook, Mary Kay Ebersold, Jane Stendrup, and Michele Loftus-Trzcinski, are all members of the Massasoit Art Guild. They are frequent participants in the Wednesday Morning open studio sessions where each artist works on their individual projects while supporting, critiquing and encouraging each other in their endeavors. These women have varied backgrounds, experiences and skills, but they all have one thing in common, their love of creating art!

Please join us for the reception and meet the artists on Thursday, April 2 at 6:30 pm! Light refreshments will be provided, compliments of the Friends of the Library. We hope you will stop by to view the show - the artwork will be on display throughout the month in the Main Hall.
For more information, e-mail or call 508-764-5426.

April 2015

A Panel of Recent National Endowment for the Humanities Scholarship With Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, Kyle Volk, and Lisa Wilson
Thursday, 4/23/2015 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
American Antiquarian Society, 185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA - Free
This panel discussion will feature three National Endowment for the Humanities fellows who were in residence during the 2010-11 academic year and whose research has resulted in recently published books. They are: Elizabeth Maddock Dillon for her work New World Drama: The Performative Commons in the Atlantic World, 1649-1849; Kyle Volk with his book, Moral Minorities and the Making of American Democracy; and Lisa Wilson and her study, A History of Stepfamilies in Early America.
For more information, e-mail or call 508-755-5221.

May 2015

Worcester's Frances Perkins: Public Figure, Private Faith by Worcester Women's History Project
Wednesday, 5/13/2015 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
St. Michael's on the Heights, 340 Burncoat Street, Worcester, MA - Free
Join us for an ecumenical celebration of this exceptional woman from Worcester, Frances Perkins. Frances Perkins (1882-1965) lived in Worcester and graduated from Classical High School. She went on to graduate from Mr. Holyoke College and Columbia University. In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed her Secretary of Labor, the first woman to serve on a Presidents Cabinet. She held the position for twelve years and was instrumental in designing the Social Security Act of 1935. In 2009, the Episcopal Church recognized her as an Episcopal laywoman worthy of having her own feast day (May 13th) with prayers and music dedicated to her memory. Please join us in celebrating the life and legacy of Frances Perkins. Light refreshments.
Sponsored by: Worcester Women's History Project
For more information, e-mail or call 508-767-1852.

Celebrating Women: An Evening with Rita Moreno
Thursday, 5/21/2015 5:30 PM-9:00 PM
Great Wolf Lodge New England Water Resort, 150 Great Wolf Drive, Fitchburg, MA - $75.00
This is a benefit event for House of Peace & Education, Inc. (HOPE) featuring Rita Moreno, Oscar, Emmy, Tony, and Grammy winning performer. Opening act is by Boston's Divas With A Twist, 5 powerhouse female vocalists backed by Grammy-nominated musicians. Additionally, 5 outstanding local women with be presented with awards including Professor Gail Steele, Director of Theatre at the Mount, Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner; and four HOPE volunteers from Community Resources for Justice.

Tickets, available in advance only, include cocktail hour with cash bar, dinner, awards, and performances.

House of Peace & Education, located in Gardner, MA, empowers underserved women and children by providing job skills training, internship opportunities, and emotional support for women, after school programs for K-12, and summer camp programs for children.
Sponsored by: House of Peace & Education, Inc. and Heywood Healthcare
For more information, e-mail or call 978-632-0400.

Mild Melodious Maze: Songs and Instrumental Music from Early America (1770-1830) With Anne D. M. Harley, voice, Olav Chris Henriksen, guitar, and Naama Lion, flute
Thursday, 5/21/2015 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
American Antiquarian Society, 185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA - Free
This musical program performed on period instruments celebrates some of the over 70,000 musical scores in the Societys collections of American music. Come hear the heroic spirit in music from the first years of the American nation, the political songs of the Early Republic, shape note and Shaker tunes, popular hits from imported English stage shows, and the strains of the first art music composed on American soil.
For more information, e-mail or call 508-755-5221.

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