“Women’s Alliance” is the time-honored name of UU groups affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Women’s Federation. All women (and interested men) are welcome to attend meetings, and the UUWF no longer asks us to pay dues. Come to the first fall meeting on Tuesday, September 13, at 7:00 p.m. to hear Cherie Ulmer tell us about Salem’s Pentacle Theater and its history. Cherie is our regular “signer” at the first Sunday service, and often our drama coach for special events.
As Cherie, Pentacle Theater’s Historian, says, “Salem’s live theater scene is growing….performing arts opportunities are springing up in unique and interesting places! Some may linger, some may pass. Local theaters come and go yet there is one community theater that stands the test of time…Pentacle Theater! It was founded in 1954 by a group of Willamette University staffers and friends and today it is growing, thriving and making amazing contributions to our community: 62 years strong!! Come hear a bit of the history, peruse our history scrapbooks from all 6 decades, and celebrate the art of live theater right here in Salem!!”
Meetings usually begin with a speaker, followed by refreshments and a business meeting. It’s perfectly acceptable to leave before the business part, but visitors often like to stay and learn more about us and about projects they might participate in. September is not too early to hear about the December Holiday Bazaar!
Regular meetings will follow on the second Tuesdays of October, November, February, March, and April. In addition to running the Holiday Bazaar in early December, Women’s Alliance usually decorates the sanctuary before Christmas and ends its year with a dinner meeting in early May.