Worcester Weekly: Worcester State’s new gym + 5 more things to do, Sept. 11-17

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Monday, Sept. 12 — “Empowering Women/Voting Women: History & Action” film screening and discussion, 6-8:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 111 Park Ave.  “Defiant young activists take the women’s suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote,” IMDb says of the 2004 TV film “Iron Jawed Angels,” which will be the launching pad for a panel discussion to follow. Impressive panel at that: Linda Cavaioli, executive director of the YWCA of Central Massachusetts (since 1992); Penny Marston and David LeBoeuf, president and vice president of League of Women Voters of the Worcester Area; and Susan Ledoux, Worcester’s newly elected and first female city clerk.

Free — including parking in the church lot and across the way at the WPI garage — and open to the public, except for you, Matt Lauer; you should probably go ahead and stay away from all this big-boy (and -girl!) political stuff.

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Worcester State's new Wellness Center

Courtesy Worcester State University

Worcester State’s new Wellness Center

Tuesday, Sept. 13 — Grand Opening, Worcester State University Wellness Center, 3:30-5 p.m., Worcester State University, 486 Chandler St.  Fifty-two-point-six [insert Dr. Evil voice] MILLION dollars! More than 100,000 square feet of athletic complex! If that feels a little too big for Worcester State, well then you haven’t been down Chandler Street in a while (probably stuck behind a construction crew on Flagg, or Shrewsbury … or, really, any Worcester street right now. But we digress).

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