Satellite Groups

(Y's Women Members Only)
Book Group 2 will meet on Thursday, February 6 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 Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man’s Fight for Justice by Bill Browder, and the discussion will be led by Doris Skutch. Please contact Arlene Bloom at bloomah@sbcglobal.net or
254-9096 to RSVP.   
Book Group 3 will meet on Friday, February 14 at 10:30 am to discuss Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man’s Fight for Justice by Bill Browder. This thrilling memoir covers his years in post-Soviet Russia building one of the world’s most successful hedge funds, his eventual expulsion from Russia, and the government’s seizure of his company. A major focus of Browder’s account deals with his response to Russian corruption and his support of investigations into the brutal prison death of his attorney, Sergei Magnitsky. The meeting will take place at Panera Bread in Westport. Please contact Doris Levinson at 227-3371  or drjlevinson@gmail.com or to RSVP.
The Movie Club will meet on Wednesday, February 19 at Panera Bread. We meet informally at 1:00 pm to give people a chance to socialize and/or eat lunch, and begin discussion at 1:30.  Our two discussion movies for February, both of which received very positive reviews, are Little Women and Just Mercy. Little Women presents a new interpretation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel. Just Mercy is the story of Bryan Stevenson, a recently graduated lawyer who “heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or those not afforded proper representation. One of his first cases is that of Walter McMillian, who is sentenced to die in 1987 for the murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite evidence proving his innocence. In the years that follow, Stevenson encounters racism and legal and political maneuverings as he tirelessly fights for McMillian’s life.” If you wish to be added to the email list for future events, please contact Margaret Mitchell at 255-9094 or margaret06824@yahoo.com.
The Lunch and Trivia group will meet Thursday, February 27 at 12:15 pm at the VFW on Riverside Avenue. Please contact Ann Lloyd at 226-4145  or aslloyd@optonline.net or Arlene Bloom at 254-9096 or bloomah@sbcglobal.net  if you plan to attend.
Solos will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a brunch on Sunday, February 16 at 12:30 pm at 597 Westport Avenue, Norwalk, across from Whole Foods. Agnes Flynn will again be our hostess. Make your reservation with Joan Weinstein and send her a check for $25 payable to Joan Weinstein – Solos at 46 Tannery Lane South, Weston, CT 06883.
The Memoir Group, which meets monthly on Monday afternoons, has room for a couple of new members. For information, call Barbara Rogan at 226-0858.
CARPOOL AND GO On Wednesday, February 19 at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Carpool and Go participants will have the chance to enjoy an 11:00 am self-guided tour of the extraordinary nature photographs of Thomas Mangelsen. A well-known  American nature and wildlife photographer and conservationist, Mangelsen spent his youth hunting and fishing along the banks of the Platte River. Today, he is known for his pictures of wildlife in and around Yellowstone Park as he has lived in the Jackson, Wyoming area for more than 40 years. There, he has been active to keep the Yellowstone-area grizzly bears on the Endangered Species List. In 1994, he was named BBC’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and in 2000 he was recognized as North American Nature Photography’s Outstanding Nature Photographer of the Year. More recently, in May 2018 he was profiled on CBS's 60 Minutes. Mangelsen is also known for trekking to all seven continents to photograph a diverse assortment of wildlife. We’ll meet behind the Wells Fargo Bank in Trader Joe’s parking lot at 10:00 am with a 10:15 departure. The museum tour will cost $10 a person. Please contact Jill Meyer at jill@awayfortheday.net or 226-4410 to reserve your place, and mail a check for $10 payable to Jill to 40 Owenoke Park, Westport, CT 06880. Following the tour, we will lunch at Ching’s Table, 64 Main Street, New Canaan, 972-8550. The gas reimbursement for your driver will be $3 in cash. Please indicate whether you can drive, as drivers are always needed and appreciated. Directions: TO THE MUSEUM:  Drive to the Merritt Parkway and take exit 35, High Ridge Road/Rte. 137. At the end of the ramp, turn left onto High Ridge Road. Drive north for several miles and take a left at 139 Scofieldtown Road into the Stamford Nature Center. Once in the grounds, continue to the left and up the hill around the museum.  At the top of the hill, you can park in front of or near the museum.