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June 2016

World War II USO Show
Thursday, 6/2/2016 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Worcester Historical Museum, Fletcher Auditorium, 30 Elm Street, Worcester, MA - $20; WWII veterans and their spouses free!
An evening of World War II entertainment with Mater of Ceremonies Ed Gardella and performances by the USO Singers, WPI Dancers, Stephanie Grinley, John Leslie and Tony D'Angelo. Music, entertainment, appetizers and more... Reservations required: 508.753.8278.
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Becoming Dr. Ruth by Mark St. Germain
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 6/2/2016 - 6/11/2016 8:00 PM-9:30 PM
Sprinkler Factory, 38 Harlow Street, Worcester, MA - $20 Suggested
4th Wall Stage Company presents: Becoming Dr. Ruth by Mark St. Germain

Starring Alice Springer Directed by Ken Butler Co-production with MMAS Produced by 4th Wall Stage Company@The Sprinkler Factory  June 2-11, 2016

One of the most extraordinary women of our time, Dr. Ruth Westheimer almost single-handedly brought about a frank discussion of sexuality through her radio show during the 1980s. The life history of this diminutive German-accented powerhouse is told as she prepared to move. Each item that she packs triggers memories of the past  memories that include witnessing her parents being deported by the Nazis, escaping from Frankfurt on a Kindertransport to Switzerland, training as a sniper for the Haganah (Jewish Underground army in Palestine), studying at the Sorbonne, and ultimately emigrating to America where she found her unusual calling as a pioneering sex therapist and radio/TV personality. This one-woman tour de-force is filled with the humor, honesty and life-affirming spirit of Karola Ruth Siegel, the girl who became Dr. Ruth.

June 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 19 at The Sprinkler Factory.

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Jane Shivick, soprano & Malcolm Halliday, pianist in Recital
Saturday, 6/4/2016 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury, Arts on the Green Event, 19 Church Road, Shrewsbury, MA - Free
An array of classical songs and arias with a twist of Broadway sparkle!
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Arms and Armor: Onna-Bugeisha: Women of the Samurai
Sunday, 6/5/2016 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Worcester Art Museum, Conference Room, 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA - Free with Museum admission
The official title of a Samurai's wife was, "The One who Remains in the Home." But what did these women really do while the men were away? From warriors to poets, manning catapults to writing laws, no two lives are quite the same. Come and learn the stories of a few outstanding women from the age of Samurai!(All Programming Subject to Change)
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Historic Open House Tour
Saturday, 6/11/2016 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Paine Estate, 140 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA - $5 Adults, $4 Seniors, $2 Children
What is that house? What goes on in there? If you have asked those questions regarding the yellow house at 140 Lincoln Street, please come on Saturday, June 11 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. There will be guided tours to answer any question regarding the history, the furnishings, or other questions you may have. Please come and see the beautiful furniture, and see how people lived in our Nation's past. 140 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA 01605
Sponsored by: Colonel Timothy Bigelow Chapter, DAR
For more information, e-mail or call 508-797-3530.

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