Satellite Groups

(Y's Women Members Only)
Book Group 3 will meet on Friday, December 13 at 10:30 am at Panera Bread on Post Road East, next to Home Goods in Westport, to discuss Golden Hill: A Novel of Old New York by Francis Spufford. This prizewinning novel from 2017 follows the adventures of a mysterious young man living in bustling Manhattan 30 years before the American Revolution. New members are welcome. RSVP to Doris Levinson at 227-3371 or drjlevinson@gmail.com.
The Movie Club will meet on Wednesday, December 18 at Panera Bread. We meet informally at 1:00 pm and begin discussion at 1:30. Our two discussion movies for December are A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and The Good Liar. “Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,’ a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America's most beloved neighbor.” In The Good Liar, “Career con man Roy (Ian McKellen) sets his sights on his latest mark: recently widowed Betty (Helen Mirren), worth millions. And he means to take it all. But as the two draw closer, what should have been another simple swindle takes on the ultimate stakes. Legendary actors Mirren and McKellen star together on screen for the first time in this suspenseful drama about the secrets people keep and the lies they live.” If you wish to be added to the email list for future events, please contact Margaret Mitchell at 255-9094 or margaret06824@yahoo.com.
Wise Investment Group: We invite you to join the Wise Investment Group. We may mentor a new group as several potential members declined to join because the buy-in was too expensive. If a new group is started, it would be up to the new members to decide how much money they would like to initially contribute to the stock portfolio. In any case, you can also join the established group. If this is too confusing, contact our president, Lois Block, at loisblock@optonline.net or 761-1177 and she will clarify your options.
The Solos holiday party will take place this year at Osteria Romano on Tuesday, December 17 at 5:00 pm. The price is $40, which includes appetizer, salad, main course, dessert, coffee, tea, and WINE. We will have a PRIVATE ROOM.  Please bring a $10 gift. RSVP to Joan Weinstein at 227-7304 or 46tannery@sbcglobal.net, and mail your check payable to Joan Weinstein – Solos to 46 Tannery Lane South, Weston, CT 06883.
Lunch & Trivia will meet on Monday, December 9 at noon at the VFW on Riverside Avenue. Please contact Ann Lloyd at aslloyd@optimum.net or 226-4145 or Arlene Bloom at bloomah@sbcglobal.net or 254-9096 if you plan to  attend.
Newstalk 2: We have started a Newstalk 2 because of popular demand. Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 14 at 10:00 am at the Westport Library, room 214. If you have any questions, please contact Vera DeStefano at vera@dcstructural.com or 227-0199.
Paddle Tennis The Paddle Tennis Group is no longer a Y’s Women satellite group. Please note that this means its events are not covered by the Y’s Women’s insurance policy. We regret this decision.
CARPOOL AND GO On Wednesday, December 18, we will visit the Walsh  Art Gallery at Fairfield University's Quick Center to see a very special show of 22 bronze sculptures by August Rodin from the celebrated Iris and B. Gerald Cantor collection. We will have a docent-led tour of the exhibit – titled Rodin: Truth, Form, Life –starting at 10:30 am, and we will see for ourselves how his work from “unposed” live models is a true break from the more classical style of many of his contemporaries, leading to him being widely regarded as the greatest European sculptor since Michelangelo. After this tour, we will have time to visit Bellarmine Hall / Fairfield Art Museum to view a complementary show, Prints from the Age of Rodin, featuring lithographs and etchings by Rodin's contemporaries including Berthe Morisot, Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, and FĂ©lix Vallotton before having lunch at Pizzeria Molto in downtown Fairfield. We will meet in the Trader Joe's / Wells Fargo parking lot at 9:45 am for a 10:00 departure. Please be in touch with Lydia Menendez at lydiamnndz12@gmail.com or 319-1110 to reserve your spot. Also, send a check for $12.50, payable to Lydia, to 388 Oldfield Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 to cover the docent fee of $150 (assuming we have 12 signed up for the trip). Please indicate if you are willing  to drive – drivers are always needed and appreciated!