General Meetings

Festive Holiday Luncheon - Monday, December 12, 2016
         12:oo noon at Temple Israel
(for paid-up members of Y’s Women only)

No one will be admitted before 12:00 — please enter through upper level courtyard
$20 per person
We will again collect gifts for Westport’s Homes with Hope, Norwalk’s Women’s Crisis Center, and the Mercy Learning Center

Send form below with $20 check, made out to Y’s Women, to Ellen Wasserman,  8 Spicer Court, Westport, CT 06880 ~ Checks must be received no later than December 2nd
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Satellite Groups

(Y's Women Members Only)
Book Group 1 will meet on Thursday, December 15, at 1:00 pm in the Seminar Room of the Westport Library. We are reading The Travels of Daniel Ascher by Deborah Levy-Bertherat. Please contact Frankie Stein, 226-4219 or Connie Beskind, 255-8682.
 Book Group 2 will meet on Thursday, December  1, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm at Jane Malakoff’s house. The book to be discussed is The Muralist by B. A. Shapiro. The discussion will be led by Bev Silverman. Please let Jane know if you will be attending (254-0036 or
Book Group 3 will meet on Friday, December 2 at 10:30 am to discuss Everyone Brave Is Forgiven by Chris Cleave. We will meet at the Community Room of The Saugatuck, 35 Bridge Street. Please call Joan Harnett at 587-1170 if you need more information.
On Monday, December 19, we will again celebrate the holidays with dinner at 6:00 pm in the Patio Room at Rive Bistro on Riverside Avenue. The price is $40 for a three-course meal. Solos will pay for one drink per person; if you choose to have another, you will have to pay for it. Bring a $10 gift, which we will distribute in a clever way. As always, make out your check to Joan Weinstein – Solos, and mail it to Joan at 46 Tannery Lane South, Weston, CT 06883.
Carpool & Go!
On Thursday, December 15, we will visit the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, NY for an 11:00 am guided tour. Our docent will lead us through the exhibit entitled POP: Prints from the Permanent Collection, with works by Jim Dine, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, Andy Warhol, and other artists. Also on view are two other exhibits – Post No Bills: Public Walls as Studio and Source, with works by seven international artists, and Ray Spillenger: Rediscovery of a Black Mountain Painter, which includes 40 of the artist’s colorful abstract paintings and drawings from the 1960s. Please contact Lydia Menendez at or 319-1110 to reserve your place, and mail an $8 check, payable to Friends of the Neuberger Museum of Art, to Lydia at 388 Oldfield Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. Following our tour we will have lunch at nearby Trattoria 632.We will meet at the Trader Joe's parking lot (behind Wells Fargo Bank) at 9:45 am for a 10:00 departure. Please let us know if you can drive, as drivers are always needed and appreciated. Gas reimbursement for your driver is $4 in cash. 

Trips coming up!

Join us for a Holiday in Hartford on Friday, December 2. Departing from Westport at 9:15 am,
enjoy a guided tour of the Mark Twain House & Museum, resplendent with Victorian Christmas decor. This renowned Hartford attraction was recently named one of the 10 “Best Historic Homes in the World” by National Geographic. Enjoy luncheon at the stylish DISH Grill located in the heart of the bustling Front Street District. Afternoon finds us at the newly renovated and expanded Wadsworth Atheneum, where all galleries are now open for the first time in more than 50 years. Catch the holiday spirit with a visit to their annual Festival of Trees & Traditions. If you're interested in joining us for this fun trip, please contact Pat Farmer right away at 227-3076 or  Price ~ $123 per person, including all gratuities.


Stay tuned for some exciting new trips next spring!


Detailed flyers for all trips are available at the Y's Women's General Meetings or by contacting Pat Farmer at 227-3076 or  When reserving for a trip, please observe the tear-off on the bottom of the flyer with the pertinent information and entree choices requested, just to make life a little easier on the Travel Chairman. If you are unable to attend a meeting and want a flyer, please contact Pat Farmer and she can mail you one either electronically or by snail mail. Many thanks! Trip Cancellation Policy:  Your payment is your reservation. Refunds will be given only if your place can be sold to someone else.