Satellite Groups

(Y's Women Members Only)
Book Group 2 will meet on Thursday, October 12 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm via Zoom. The book to be discussed is Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, and the discussion will be led by Jill Meyer. The November meeting will also be held on Zoom on Thursday, November 5 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm to discuss Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich. The discussion will be led by Arlene Bloom.

Book Group 3 will meet via Zoom on Thursday, September 10 at 10:30 am to discuss Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. Marie Coppola will lead the discussion. In October we will meet on Thursday, October 8 at 10:30 am, also on Zoom, to discuss The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson. Links to Zoom will be sent the day before each meeting. New members are welcome to join our group. Questions? Please contact Doris Levinson at drjlevinson@gmail.com or 227-3371.

The Movie Club will have a Zoom meeting on Wednesday, September 16 at 1:30. We plan to discuss Fearless and Tender Mercies.  Both movies were shown on the WNET network of PBS as part of Reel 13 Classics (Fearless on August 15, 9:00 pm; Tender Mercies on August 22, 9:00 pm). If you did not see or record these movies, you may be able to see them through a PBS playback system (such as Thirteen Passport), another streaming service, or DVD. Fearless tells the story of “Max Klein (Jeff Bridges) [who] survives a plane crash that kills many others…. Instead of contacting his wife (Isabella Rossellini) after the crash, he sets off on a trip to see his old girlfriend, eats foods he was allergic to previously, and is strangely unafraid to fly again. Can a psychologist (John Turturro) and a fellow guilt-ridden survivor (Rosie Perez) help bring him down to earth?” Tender Mercies tells the story of “‘Down-on-his-luck’ country singer Mac Sledge (Robert Duvall) [who] has nowhere to turn when he wakes up in a motel, short on cash.… He takes a job from Rosa Lee (Tess Harper), the kindly widow who runs the place. Mac begins to fall for Rosa, who helps him confront his drinking, and [he] also finds an unexpected bond with Rosa's young son (Allan Hubbard). When the opportunity for a career comeback surfaces, Mac must choose between his new life and the life he let slip through his hands.” 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 Memoir Group has met outside at the Levitt Pavilion all summer, and will do so as long as the weather holds. We haven’t decided about winter yet. Some people haven’t liked the Zoom format, but we will discuss it at our next meeting scheduled for September 23. If you have questions, contact Cary Peterson at carypeterson3@gmail.com or 918-6481.

Solos has not been meeting on Zoom during this pandemic. Joan Weinstein is looking for someone to take over the leadership of this great group of women when we are able to meet live. If you’re interested, please contact Joan at 46tannery@sbcglobal.net or 216-0266.