Satellite Groups

(Y's Women Members Only)
Book Group 2 will meet on Thursday, January 2 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm at Panera  Bread, located in Westport at 1860 Post Road East (next to Home Goods).  The book to be discussed is The Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, and the discussion will be led by Jane Malakoff. Please contact Arlene Bloom at bloomah@sbcglobal.net or 254-9096 to RSVP.   
Book Group 3 will meet on Friday, January 11 at 10:30 am at Panera Bread to discuss The Mission of a Lifetime: Lessons from the Men Who Went to the Moon by Basil Hero. The book is based on rare, in-depth interviews with the 12 remaining Apollo astronauts. New members are welcome to join our group. For more information, please contact Doris Levinson at 227-3371 or drjlevinson@gmail.com.
The Movie Club will meet on Wednesday, January 15 at Panera Bread. We meet informally at 1:00 pm and begin discussion at 1:30. Our two discussion movies for January are Knives Out and Marriage Story. Knives Out tells the story of “a crime novelist [who] dies just after his 85th birthday, [and] an inquisitive detective arrives at his estate to investigate. He soon sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind the writer's untimely demise.” “Divorce is described in Noah Baumbach’s masterful Marriage Story as like a death without a body. Something has been lost. There is grieving, anger, denial. In his personal and moving story, Baumbach captures the insidious nature of divorce, how two well-meaning people who still care about each other will do things they would never think they would do.” If you wish to be added to the e-mail list for future events, please contact Margaret Mitchell at 255-9094 or margaret06824@yahoo.com. 
The Lunch and Trivia Group will meet on Tuesday, January 30 at noon at the VFW on Riverside Avenue. Please contact Ann Lloyd at aslloyd@optonline.net or 226-4145 or Arlene Bloom at 254-9096 or  bloomah@sbcglobal.net if you are interested in attending.
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. We meet once a month to discuss our portfolio and decide whether to buy/sell/hold. We have made several successful decisions and have outpaced the S&P Average in 2019. If this is too confusing, contact our president, Lois Block, at loisblock@optonline.net or 761-1177 and she will clarify your options.
Newstalk 2 will meet 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.
CARPOOL AND GO For those of you who wish to go on a most engaging, enlightening, and informative outing on Thursday, January 16, please sign up for a guided tour of Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum, located at 3011 Whitney Avenue in Hamden, CT. The museum contains the world's largest collection of Great Hunger-related art dating from the 19th century through the present day by noted contemporary Irish and Irish American artists, as well as a number of period paintings by some of Ireland's most important 19th-century artists. The impact of the loss of life, the leeching of the land, and the erosions of language and culture are explored visually through the eyes of the artists. The museum is part of Quinnipiac University and the exhibits focus on paintings and sculpture related to the Great Famine that occurred from 1845-52. The mission of Ireland's Great Hunger Museum is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and study its collection of art, artifacts, and literature related to the Irish Famine/Great Hunger. In doing so, it seeks to educate audiences of all ages about the underlying political, social, economic, and historic causes of the Great Hunger, and the magnitude of the disaster for Ireland and its people. We will meet in the Trader Joe’s / Wells Fargo parking lot in Westport at 9:30 am for a 9:45 departure. (The tour starts at 11:00.) The fee is $10, with check made out to Charlene Boyer and mailed to her at 162 Governor Trumbull Way, Trumbull, CT 06611. Please call Charlene at 434-2953 or email her at cboyer1991@att.net to reserve your place. And please indicate if you can drive. Gas reimbursement for drivers is $5 in cash. Lunch will follow at 12:30 at an authentic Irish pub, The Playwright Irish Pub, at 1232 Whitney Avenue. The restaurant provides a varied menu to please every palate, serving American cuisine and fine Irish fare which includes Irish specialties such as Guinness Stew, Bangers, and Shepherd’s Pie.