News and Events

January 2015

"Courtship, Marriage, and Murder - Telling the Difficult Stories"
Saturday, 1/3/2015 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Zion Lutheran Church-Worcester, 41 Whitmarsh Avenue, Worcester, MA - Free for Members -or- $3.00 for Non-members
New Members Welcome
For directions, you can go onto: If you wish, you can arrive from 9:30am to attend an earlier ½ hour of socialization time.
The day will begin with a short meeting followed by the presentation by Marjorie Turner Hollman. Most of our most powerful stories are wrapped up in family, sex, marriage, divorce, feelings, secrets, and untold stories. What information have you obtained, and how do you want to handle sharing it at a future date?

We will talk about difficult-embarrassing stories, share a few, hopefully be able to laugh at ourselves, and discuss some basic principles of what stories we must tell, and which events are best left untold.

Marjorie Turner Hollman is a personal historian, Certified Legacy Planner with, and has produced numerous veterans oral histories with the Bellingham Veterans Oral History Project. She has presented workshops at regional conferences, and was a classroom teacher for nine years. She has been a freelance writer for the Bellingham Bulletin and numerous other local, regional and national publications for the past 17 years, and is the chapter coordinator for the southern New England Chapter of the Association of Personal Historians.

Attendees are encouraged to bring along a friend(s), as well as your own non-alcoholic beverage, munchies will be provided. Anyone bringing goodies to share will receive an extra door prize ticket. Yearly membership is only $25.00 for an individual and $30.00 for a family living in the same household.

Questions? Contact: Nancy Schultzberg, Publicity Chairperson, at 774-573-9529. For more information about the Worcester Chapter of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, visit our website: -or-
Sponsored by: Worcester Chapter of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Inc
For more information, e-mail

A Portrait of Abby by Charlotte Wharton
Wednesday, 1/14/2015 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Worcester Public Library, 3 Salem Square, Worcester, MA - Free & Open to the Public
Meet Charlotte Wharton, artist who painted the portrait of Abby Kelley Foster which hangs in Mechanics Hall. Hear of her discoveries about Abby. Celebrate Abby's 204th birthday with a cake.
For more information, e-mail or call 508-767-1852.

Thursday, 1/15/2015 - Saturday, 2/28/2015 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Worcester Center for Crafts, The Krikorian Gallery, 25 Sagamore Road, Worcester, MA
Three Japanese artists whose media are all different show their art work together. They are Sumiyo Toribe, painter, Tomo Sakai Cruz, glass artist, and Mihoko Wakabayashi, fiber artist who have been living in Worcester area. They reveal harmony between them, between their native culture and culture here and between their art and themselves.
For more information, e-mail

March 2015

Substitute Teacher Preparation - Online
Monday, 3/2/2015 - Friday, 3/27/2015 12:00 AM-12:00 PM
Quinsigamond Community College, 670 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA - $145
Understand what is expected of a substitute and how to maximize your value to a school. Find out about how to develop a sub-notebook, understand classroom management, the latest techniques in developing lesson plans, how to use your own portfolio to assist in teaching, and much more.
For more information, e-mail

I Love Lucy: Live On Stage
Sundays, Fridays, Saturdays, 3/6/2015 - 3/8/2015
Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester, MA - Tickets for I LOVE LUCY: LIVE ON STAGE are currently available
I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE is the brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history! Americas favorite foursome  Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel  is live on stage and in color for the very first time!

Its 1952 and you are a member of the studio audience awaiting the filming of two hilarious and oh-so-familiar I LOVE LUCY® episodes. Imagine stepping back in time onto the Desilu Playhouse soundstage where a charming host entertains and enlightens you to the behind-the-scenes filming process, the 1950s hi-fidelity technology and this brand-new thing called television. The episodes begin and you witness, firsthand, the side-splitting antics of that crazy redhead in the Ricardos New York apartment and thrill to the Cuban sounds of The Ricky Ricardo Orchestra at the famed Tropicana Nightclub. In-between scenes? The Crystaltone Singers perform live advertising jingles of the shows newest sponsors in perfect 50s style harmony. Can you say Brylcreem?!

L.A. Examiners Ron Irwin says I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE is an absolutely brilliant and utterly engaging tribute to that iconic television show! TV Guides William Keck calls it the most entertaining stage production Ive seen in years  including Broadway!

The truth is in the title  whether young or old, everybody really does LOVE LUCY!

Sponsored by: Generously Sponsored by Commerce Bank
For more information, e-mail or call 877-571-7469.

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