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11th Annual Women's Handwork Show
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 3/2/2015 - 3/31/2015
Jacob Edwards Library, Main Hall, 236 Main Street, Southbridge, MA - Free
It's time again for our Annual Women's Handwork Show! In it's 11th year, the show is a great chance to see the talents of local women on display.

View art in a variety of mediums from women artists in the area - from oil and watercolors to hand-knit works, and everything in between.

The show will be on display throughout the month. Please join us for the reception and meet the artists on Thursday, March 5th at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided, compliments of the Friends of the Library.
For more information, e-mail amalouin@cwmars.org or call 508-764-5426.

April 2015

Worcester Poetry PopUP
Wednesday, 4/8/2015 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Worcester City Hall, Levi Lincoln Room 3rd Floor, 455 Main Street, Worcester, MA - FREE
Join City Manager, Ed Augustus, and a diverse group of Worcester Poets presenting original and loved poems. OPEN MIC SPOTS AVAILABLE!
6-6:30 Sign up for open mic- 3 MINUTES MAX and refreshments
6:30 -8PM: Poets Share
Light refreshments served. Parking at the Worcester Public Library on nearby lots
Sponsored by: City of Worcester, and Worcester Cultural Coalition, in partnership with Worcester Public Schools, Worcester Public Library, Worcester County Poetry Association, Seven Hills Poetry Slam Collective
For more information, e-mail culture@worcestermass.org or call 508-799-1400x265.

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 library@mwa.org 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 info@wwhp.org or call 508-767-1852.

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 library@mwa.org or call 508-755-5221.

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