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March 20, 2012 > Celebrate Women's History Month with tea, fashion, and theater

Celebrate Women's History Month with tea, fashion, and theater

Submitted By Shirley Gilbert

Learn about the lives of four extraordinary women who lived in the late 1800s and early 1900s in Washington Township, today's Tri-Cities area of Union City, Fremont and Newark.

Clara Patterson, Milicent and Florence Shinn, and Laura Whipple did extraordinary, ground breaking community service yet, at the same time, remained women of the Victorian age -- reserved, well-mannered and ladylike. They were members of two special organizations: the Country Club of Washington Township and the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Both organizations are still going strong today and have helped change the face of the Township promoting dozens of causes to make life better for us all.

You will meet them in full costume at this year's annual Women's History Tea sponsored by AAUW Fremont Branch on March 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Fremont Adult School.

Along with the drama, AAUW will serve a sumptuous tea with a host of delicacies made by Fremont Branch members. After the Reader's Theater dramatic presentation there will be a fashion show featuring clothing of the Tiffany era - from 1880s to the 1930s - with descriptions of how the fashions changed historically over time. AAUW models will be wearing bows, boots, bustles and flapper outfits to mark the changing fashion.

To assure a place at the tea table on March 24, go to http://aauwfremontbranch.org/WebPages/EVENTS/2012WomensHistoryTea.htm and fill out the reservation form provided. Cost for the tea, drama and fashion show is $20 per person. Reservation deadline is March 16. Proceeds will go to local scholarship programs for the arts.

Women's History Tea
Saturday, Mar 24
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Fremont Adult School
4700 Calaveras Ave., Fremont
http://aauwfremontbranch.org/WebPages/EVENTS/2012WomensHistoryTea.htm
Tickets: $20

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