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.

August 2018

Patty Carver  This Old Hat, Leading Ladies
Thursday, 8/9/2018 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Briarwood Continuing Care Retirement Community: Birches Auditorium, 65 Briarwood Circle, Worcester, MA - Free and Open to the Public
This Old Hat, Leading Ladies is Volume II in Connecticut Family Theatres Famous Women of American History programs. Conceived of and written by Patty Carver, Leading Ladies is an original tour de force musical that features five noted American Women who were all the first to do something: Dolly Madison, Elizabeth Blackwell, Nellie Bly and
Belva Lockwood

For more information, e-mail lreichert@briarwoodsl.com.

September 2018

Women's Welding 101 with Amanda Barker
Sunday, 9/16/2018 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
The WorcShop, 243 Stafford Street, Worcester, MA - $70 Members / $80 Non-Members
Have you wanted to learn to weld, but felt intimidated by the all-too-common bearded or otherwise male-identifying instructor? I am excited to offer this first-ever course for female-identifying folks at the WorcShop for women (transgender, gender flux, androgynous welcomed) who want to learn the basics of MIG welding, as well as some basic fabrication essentials, including how to operate important power and shop tools that will assist students in making their own project (TBD) out of steel.

Minimum Enrollment: 2 / Maximum Enrollment: 6
If the class does not meet minimum enrollment 3 days prior it will be canceled.

Students will have the option of transferring their ticket to another class or receiving a refund.
Please provide us with BOTH A CONTACT NUMBER & EMAIL to ensure you are properly notified of course changes.

HOW TO FIND US! Turn in at the Blue Hive parking lot (233 Stafford St.) drive to the back of the lot and turn right to go behind the building. There will be a large garage door. The entrance to the WorcShop is the door on the right with the blue awning.
Sponsored by: Eternity Ironworks
For more information, e-mail theworcshop@gmail.com.

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.

October 2018

A Celebration of Authors
Thursday, 10/25/2018 5:30 PM-9:00 PM
100 Front Street, 100 Front Street, Worcester, MA
For more information, e-mail execdir@wplfoundation.org or call 508-799-1656.

November 2018

Women's Welding 101 with Amanda Barker
Sunday, 11/11/2018 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
The WorcShop, 243 Stafford Street, Worcester, MA - $70 Members / $80 Non-Members
Have you wanted to learn to weld, but felt intimidated by the all-too-common bearded or otherwise male-identifying instructor? I am excited to offer this first-ever course for female-identifying folks at the WorcShop for women (transgender, gender flux, androgynous welcomed) who want to learn the basics of MIG welding, as well as some basic fabrication essentials, including how to operate important power and shop tools that will assist students in making their own project (TBD) out of steel.

Minimum Enrollment: 2 / Maximum Enrollment: 6
If the class does not meet minimum enrollment 3 days prior it will be canceled.

Students will have the option of transferring their ticket to another class or receiving a refund.
Please provide us with BOTH A CONTACT NUMBER & EMAIL to ensure you are properly notified of course changes.

HOW TO FIND US! Turn in at the Blue Hive parking lot (233 Stafford St.) drive to the back of the lot and turn right to go behind the building. There will be a large garage door. The entrance to the WorcShop is the door on the right with the blue awning.
Sponsored by: Eternity Ironworks
For more information, e-mail theworcshop@gmail.com.

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