Satellite Groups

(Y's Women Members Only)
Book Group 2 will meet on Thursday, October 3 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 Alice’s Network by Kate Quinn, and the discussion will be led by Sue Harris. Please contact Arlene Bloom at 254-9096 or bloomah @sbcglobal.net to RSVP.   
Book Group 3 will meet on Friday, October 11 at 10:30 am to discuss The Rothschilds: A Family Portrait by Frederic Morton. The meeting will take place at Panera Bread in Westport. If you have any questions, please contact Doris Levinson at 227- 3371 or drjlevinson@gmail.com.
The Movie Club will meet on Wednesday, October 16 at Panera Bread to discuss Downton Abbey and Judy.  We meet informally at 1:00 pm and begin discussion at 1:30. Downton Abbey, which received an 81% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, opened in theaters on September 20. Judy, which received an 88% rating, is expected to open at the end of September or early October. Television series “Downton Abbey becomes a grand motion picture event, as the beloved Crawleys and their intrepid staff prepare for the most important moment of their lives. A royal visit from the King and Queen of England will unleash scandal, romance and intrigue that will leave the future of Downton hanging in the balance.” Judy is a biopic of Judy Garland. “Thirty years after starring in ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ beloved actress and singer Judy Garland arrives in London to perform sold-out shows at the Talk of the Town nightclub. While there, she reminisces with friends and fans and begins a whirlwind romance with musician Mickey Deans, her soon-to-be fifth husband.” If you wish to be added to the email list for future events, please contact Margaret Mitchell at 255-9094 or Margaret06824@yahoo.com.
Lunch and Trivia will meet on Thursday, October 17 at noon at Blackstone’s Steak House in Southport. Please contact  Ann Lloyd at aslloyd@optonline.net or Arlene Bloom at  bloomah@sbcglobal.net ASAP if you plan to attend. 
Wise Investment Group: We invite you to join W.I.G. (the Wise Investment Group). Become a member and co-manage the group's stock portfolio. Our guiding principles are the three E’s – education, enjoyment, and earnings. Our next meeting is on Thursday, October 24. Contact our president, Lois Block, for details at loisblock@optonline.net or 761-1177.
Solos will celebrate Halloween with a costume party/brunch on Sunday, October 27 at 12:30 pm. Our hostess is Sue Ehrens at 7 Bittersweet Lane, Westport. Send your $25 check to Joan Weinstein – Solos, 46 Tannery Lane South, Weston, CT 06883.  Please make your reservation in advance as soon as possible, before sending your check. And don’t forget to send Joan your dues for Solos membership for 2019/2020 – $20 ($10 for snowbirds).  Separate checks, please.
CARPOOL AND GO! On Thursday, October 17, we will drive to the Stamford Museum and Nature Center for an 11:00 am guided tour of  Fruitfulness, an intriguing new photography exhibit by Nathalia Edenmont. Initially, her images seem to show young women wearing gowns in vibrant colors and decorated with spectacular flowers. When her Russian mother died when Nathalia was 13, the artist took great care to clothe her in a beautiful flowered dress for the funeral. From then on, she believed that “There is no beauty without pain and no pain, without beauty.” So flowers have become Nathalia’s metaphor to portray beauty and death, to suggest the fragility of life. In other portraits, her elaborate gowns emphasize the importance of women’s fertility when she compares women to flowers in full bloom. In still other photos, she creates vegetable-covered garments to suggest the earth’s fertility. We’ll meet behind the Wells Fargo Bank in Trader Joe’s parking lot at 10:00 am for a 10:15 departure. The fee for our guided tour of the exhibit is $18 per person. Please contact Jill Meyer at 226-4310 or jill@awayfortheday.net to reserve your place. Mail a check for $18 payable to Jill to 40 Owenoke Park, Westport, CT 06880. The gas reimbursement for your driver will be $4 in cash. Please indicate whether or not you can drive, as drivers are always needed and appreciated. Directions: To the museum: Drive south on the Merritt Parkway and take exit 35, High Ridge Road, or Rte. 137. At the end of the ramp, turn left onto High Ridge Road. Drive north and take a left at 139 Scofieldtown Road for the entrance to the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. To the restaurant: We are having lunch at Ching’s Table, 64 Main Street in New Canaan, after the museum tour. Turn right out of the museum’s drive onto High Ridge Road and return to the Merritt. Drive north on the Merritt to exit 36, or Rte. 106. Drive north on Rte. 106, Old Stamford Road, which becomes Park Street. Turn right on St. John Place and right again onto Main Street. Ching’s Table is on your left.