Book Group 3 will meet on Friday, January 14 at 10:30 am to discuss The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt. Ellen Cahill will lead the discussion. We will meet via Zoom as a Covid precaution; look for the link the Thursday before the meeting. Questions? Contact Doris Levinson, email@example.com or 227-3371.
The Movie Club will meet on Wednesday, January 19 at Panera Bread on Post Road East, next to Home Goods in Westport. We meet informally at 1:00 pm to give members a chance to socialize and/or eat lunch, and our discussion begins at 1:30. We ask all attendees to have been vaccinated and to wear masks when not eating.
We will discuss the movies Red Joan and Te Ata. Both movies are available on Netflix.
Red Joan is a 2018 British spy drama directed by Trevor Nunn, from a screenplay by Lindsay Shapero. The film stars Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore, Tom Hughes, Ben Miles, Nina Sosanya, Tereza Srbova, and Judi Dench. It is based on a novel of the same name written by Jennie Rooney, which was itself inspired by the life of Melita Norwood. Norwood worked at the British Non-Ferrous Metals Research Association as a secretary and supplied the Soviet Union with nuclear secrets. The materials that Norwood betrayed to the USSR hastened the pace at which the Soviets developed nuclear bomb technology.
Te Ata tells the story of Mary Frances Thompson (1895 – 1995), who was best known as Te Ata. She was an actress and a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation known for telling Native American stories. She performed as a representative of Native Americans at state dinners before President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1930s. She was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1957 and was named Oklahoma’s first State Treasurer in 1987.
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Newstalk: Attention all news junkies!!!! Make sure that you are aware of the news happenings! Don’t be left out of what is going on in our world and our country! Join our Newstalk group on the fourth Thursday of each month at 10:00 am at Panera’s Bread in Westport to get on top of the issues affecting us all. Our January meeting will be held on January 27. Call Doris Skutch for further information at 247-3656.
Solos will not be holding its monthly meeting at Panera’s Bread in January. The group has tentatively scheduled a luncheon at the VFW for Saturday, January 22. Save the date and watch for Solos emails for further information.
The Lunch & Trivia group will meet at noon on January 20, the third Thursday of the month, at the VFW on Riverside Avenue. The cost of lunch is $20. Please call Ann Lloyd at 226-4145 or Arlene Bloom at 254-9096 if you are interested in attending.
Wisest Investment Club: Start the New Year right. Consider joining the Wisest Investment Club. Currently we are nine women who manage our self-selected group portfolio on a Fidelity investment account. Yes, we’ve made a profit, but just as important we discuss and learn about EVs, hydrogen, lithium, and old standbys like Microsoft and Macy’s. We meet on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Westport Senior Center. Call our president, Lois Block, at 761-1177 for more information.
Carpool & Go!
On Friday, January 14, Carpool & Go will travel to the Katonah Museum of Art to see their current show, Arrivals, for which we will have a docent-led tour at 11:00 am. We will have lunch at the nearby Blue Dolphin (southern Italian) restaurant after our Museum visit.
Focusing on a select series of “arrival” moments in America, the show features some 50 works spanning the 16th century to the present day and showing a multiplicity of perspectives – confronting ideas of belonging, othering, storytelling, race, the memory of ancestors, displacement, resilience, and perseverance. The artists – Ben Shahn, Saul Steinberg, and N.C. Wyeth, among others – shed light on the different ways the country has responded to societal change and changing demographics – and on the variety of strategies they have used as they grapple with the myths and complexities of America’s most cherished ideals.
We will meet at the Trader Joe’s / Wells Fargo parking lot at 9:30 am for a 9:45 departure.
Please notify Lydia Menendez at 319-1110 or email@example.com if you'd like to reserve a spot for this outing. Also send Lydia a check for $7 for the tour, made out to her, to 388 Oldfield Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. The cash reimbursement for drivers will be $6.
And please indicate if you are willing to drive – drivers are always needed and appreciated!
We are sad to announce the death of Barbara Kelley, at the age of 95, from complications resulting from Alzheimer’s disease.
If you know of any of our members who are ill or who pass away, please contact Cary Peterson, our Y’s Care Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Y’s Women have long been donating nonperishable food and other necessities (such as diapers, clothing, and accessories) to the Mercy Learning Center (MLC) of Bridgeport. Other members send checks and gift cards to Mercy Learning Center, 637 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604. These donations are needed more than ever during this time of Covid, and Mercy Learning Center is very grateful for our continuing support.
Please continue to bring your gifts of non-perishable food to the first general meeting of each month. Or you can drop them off in the lobby of 597 Westport Avenue. They are much appreciated by needy clients of the Mercy Learning Center in Bridgeport. Questions? Contact Barb Stephen at 203-557-3551.
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