News and Events

August 2015

Historic Open House Tour
Saturday, 8/1/2015 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Paine Estate, 140 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA - $5 Adults, $4 Seniors, $3 Youth, $2 Children, under 6 free
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, August 1 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Each room will have a person ready 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.

Onna-Bugeisha: Women of the Samurai
Sunday, 8/2/2015 2:30 PM-3:30 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! (Programming subject to change)
For more information, e-mail

Pamper Me First
Sunday, 8/9/2015 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Travel Destination - $15/ $5 off if you bring school supplies
Grab a friend, co-worker, or your daughter and make your way to the 2nd Annual Pamper Me First event! This afternoon will be full of networking and meeting new friends, relaxation while getting pampered, laughs, shopping, and so much more. Treat yourself or give a gift to an extraordinary lady to a complimentary Zumba class or wine painting session. Enjoy a glamour make-over, photo head shots, music, great food, with exciting raffle prizes, gift bags. We can guarantee youll have a wonderful time!

Women In Action Inc. is a woman support group for the everyday woman where we combine the objectives of removing mental health barriers to employment with exercises that promote practical outcomes. Women will learn coping strategies to deal with their emotional concerns, and gain knowledge about the culture of the work environment. Personal strengths will be identified in dealing with stress- related issues. Women can expect to become empowered to pursue educational/employment goals while improving in the area of general life skills.
Our work is rooted in a tradition of educating and engaging women of all means about the power of our collective action as philanthropists. We know that we can have a greater impact when we work together, leveraging our financial and intellectual resources for individuals and families to empower themselves to affect long-term systemic change.
Sponsored by: YWCA of Central Massachusetts, Currie Management, Women In Action, Inc.
For more information, e-mail or call 508-369-7890.

Childrens Illustrator and Author, Ruth Sanderson, comes to ABSW for a Princess Lovers Afternoon.
Sunday, 8/9/2015 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Annie's Book Stop, 65 James Street, Worcester, MA - Free!
Don your tiaras, crowns, and ball gowns, illustrator and author Ruth Sanderson visits ABSW for an afternoon of princess fun on Sunday, August 9th, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Ruth will share her work, give an art demo, and field questions. Costumes welcomed, and there will be prizes for the best-looking princesses! There will also be princess grab-bags and treats.

Ruth Sanderson has been a professional illustrator since 1975 and has published over 80 childrens books. Shes also created numerous book covers, fantasy art, collectors plates, animation concept art, and product design. Additionally, she is the New England Illustrator Coordinator for the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators. Some of her best known, recent titles are The Twelve Dancing Princesses, Mother Goose and Friends, Rose Red & Snow White, and A Castle Full of Cats.

Join Ruth Sanderson and ABSW for a whimsical afternoon of fairy-tales and princesses!

For more information, e-mail or call 508-796-5613.

Joanna Connor Band - WCUW FRONTROOM Concerty Series 2015
Sunday, 8/9/2015 5:00 PM-8:00 PM
WCUW 91.3 FM - Worcester's Community Radio Station, 910 Main Street, Worcester, MA - $7 - $5 members
Worcester native and former WCUW DJ and GREAT Chicago blues guitarist Joanna Connor - Please bring your favorite snack or covered dish to share with your friends
For more information, e-mail

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