July 27 @ 6:30 p.m. De-mystify Islam and learn about some common misconceptions about this religion. Mona Ives is an American-born Muslim who fuses her American heritage with her Islamic studies. After starting a major in International Relations at Boston University, Mrs. Ives completed her education in Pakistan where she studied Arabic and Islamic Theology with a specialization in Comparative Religion at the International Islamic University in Islamabad. Mrs. Ives now serves as the Administrator of the Executive Committee at the Worcester Islamic Center and focuses her efforts on Islamic education, interfaith activities, outreach into the Worcester community and charity work.
July 18 @ 7:00 p.m. Build A Better World by Preserving Your Story, part I
Cher Collins and Maureen Shepard will share ways to preserve your personal story through journaling, scrapbooking and digitization.
Part I is the lecture event of this 2-part series. Part II is the hands-on part and sign-ups are separate. There is limited space in those events and participants of Part I will be given preference.