Calendar of Events

The following are women related events in the area including ones not sponsored by WWHP.  WWHP sponsored events are indicated by our logo.

Ongoing Events

Restorative Yoga
Tuesdays, 5/1/2018 - 12/18/2018 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Leominster Veteran Center, 100 West Street, Leominster, MA - Free for patients, survivors and caregivers
Restorative yoga for Breast Cancer patients, survivors and their families/caregivers
Sponsored by: Pinkhippy.org
For more information, e-mail info@pinkhippy.org or call 508-987-3310.

Restorative Yoga
Wednesdays, 5/2/2018 - 12/19/2018 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Saint Vincent Cancer & Wellness Center, 1 Eaton Place, Worcester, MA - Free for patients, survivors and caregivers
Restorative yoga for Breast Cancer patients, survivors and their families/caregivers
Sponsored by: Pinkhippy.org
For more information, e-mail info@pinkhippy.org or call 508-987-3310.

Restorative Yoga
Saturdays, 5/5/2018 - 12/15/2018 8:15 AM-9:15 AM
Oxford Community Center, 4 Maple Road, Oxford, MA - Free for patients, survivors and caregivers
Restorative yoga for Breast Cancer patients, survivors and their families/caregivers
For more information, e-mail info@pinkhippy.org or call 508-987-3310.

September 2018

War, Love, Victory: From Inanna/Ishtar to Venus Victoria
Monday, 9/24/2018 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Assumption College, Tsotsis Building, Curtis Performance Hall, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA - Free
This presentation follows the evolution of the Near Eastern goddess of love and war Inanna/Itar into the Greek goddess of sex Aphrodite and finally into the Roman Venus Victrix, the mother goddess who embodied victory. We consider the textual and iconographic data that show how these deities emerged from one another, starting with the mingling of passionate Inanna and her male, Semitic cognate Athar to form Itar and, later, western Astarte. From here the lecture goes to Cyprus to watch Aphrodite Kypris emerge from the foam, and finally we travel to Rome to watch the Roman mother goddess become a goddess of battles. Special focus is on the aspects of eroticism and militarism. Contrary to much current understanding, the martial aspect of these goddesses was not maintained over the course of the evolution  Aphrodite herself was a miserable failure in battle (Iliad, book 5), and Venus only emerged as a military deity under the auspices of Sulla and, later, Augustus Caesar. This talk will discuss the chronology of such changes, and how the Near Eastern deities continued to influence the Classical pantheons.

Sponsored by: Assumption College HumanArts Series, Archeological Institutie of America, and Assumption College Women's Studies Program
For more information, e-mail jchlapowski@assumption.edu.

Volunteer Info Session with Junior League of Worcester
Tuesday, 9/25/2018 7:30 PM-8:30 PM
Tavern on the Square, 193 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA
The Junior League of Worcester is open to women of all ages who are interested in voluntarism in Central Massachusetts. Whether you are a recent or long-time Worcester resident, a new college graduate, in the work force, a stay-at-home mom, an "empty-nester" or even enjoying retirement, the JLW has something for you. Although we are know for our community service, we are so much more. Very few volunteer-driven organizations provide the training and development JLW offers its members. We are one of the largest and most effective womens networking organizations in the world! Come meet us and learn more.
Sponsored by: The Junior League of Worcester
For more information, e-mail info@jlwma.org.

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