Calendar

Woman’s Club Calendar

2017–2018

 

Meetings are on Mondays at 1:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated. If the Amherst/Pelham public schools are closed due to inclement weather, programs will be cancelled as well. All programs are open to the public.

September 25: Libby Klekowski, of the Amherst Woman’s Club (co-author with her husband, Ed Klekowski, of documentaries and books on volunteers in World War I), will discuss her years of “getting to know the Hills Memorial House, its inhabitants over the years, and the history of the Amherst Woman’s Club.”

October 9 (Columbus Day): Ljiljana Korugic-Karasz, University of Malta professor emeritus and AWC member, presenting “The Story of Former Yugoslavia.”

October 23: Mindy Domb, executive director of the Amherst Survival Center, will give an update on the center’s programs and impact.

November 6: Eileen Claveloux, author/curator of Klausland: The Life and Work of Klaus Postler, on this remarkable local artist who exhibited internationally and was a key figure in the Mail Art movement—sending his work through the postal service, for free, around the world.

November 20 (Thanksgiving week): Christian McEwen, author, has conducted more than fifty interviews with women about money. “Women and Money Stories: If Money Talks, It Is With Our Voice.”

January 8: Kimaya Diggs, jazz vocalist, guitarist, music teacher, lyricist, songwriter based in Northampton. An afternoon acoustic guitar and song performance.

January 22: John Root, landscaper, activist, and chairman of the Amherst Recycling Committee, on “Edible Perennials: Growing a Variety of Herbaceous Plants.”

February 5: Alexander George, professor of philosophy at Amherst College, on “Mental Illusion and Mystery.” (“You will be left with more questions than answers about the power of the human mind.”)

February 19 (Presidents’ Day): Sara Eddy, Amherst native and writing instructor at Smith College, on “A Year With the Colony: Beekeeping Year-Round.”

March: Flower show. Date to be announced. (Ways and Means Committee fundraiser)

March 5: Michael Klare, professor and director of the five-college program in peace and world security studies, on “A World on Edge: Climate Change, Resource Scarcity, and American National Security.”

March 19: Paul Bockelman, town manager, on “All Things Local: Town Government in Amherst.”

April 9: Chris Benfey, professor of English at Mount Holyoke College, on the enduring riddles concerning Amherst’s greatest poet and on using Dickinson’s so-called “riddle-poems” as a way into her life and work. “Emily Dickinson: Riddles and Definitions.”

May 7: Heather Davies Williams and Steven Williams performing duets and solos from Broadway musicals.

Refreshments Follow

 

 

 

AMHERST WOMAN’S CLUB

WAYS AND MEANS FUND RAISER

 

PAULINA STARK AND ESTELA OLEVSKY

WILL ENTERTAIN US WITH

SONG CLASSICS BY

IRVING BERLIN, GEORGE GERSHWIN, JEROME KERN,

KURT WEILL AND OTHERS 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2018

3:00 P. M.

REFRESHMENTS 

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: $20

Contact: Libby Klekowski 548-9134     OR libbyk1418@gmail.com

ALL PROCEEDS FUND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM AND COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT

Your support is necessary to help us raise our annual goal of $5,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Events Calendar 2017-2018 amended2016-2017
Meetings start at 1:30 P.M.
Menu (harvest design)

  
MonthActivity
SEPTEMBER26 Hwei-Ling Greeney, Founder and Executive Director, Amherst Community Connections: “Amherst Community Connections’ Housing First Project Update”
OCTOBER2 (Sunday) 3:00pm A re-enactment of Queen Victoria by Sally Mummey
Prepaid reservations: Libby Klekowski, 548-9134 or lklekowski@yahoo.com
Ways and Means Committee fund raiser
10 Amanda Barrow, acclaimed artist, will discuss her life, her work, and mono- type prints and show examples of her work
24 George Lewis, appraisal and consignment consultant for New England’s foremost auction house, Skinner, Inc.:  "The Recent Antiques and Fine Arts Markets-- What's Hot and What's Not"
NOVEMBER5 (Saturday): 6:00 pm Wine Tasting featuring Mount Warner Vineyards local
Prepaid reservations: Nancy Gregg, 549-1199 or nangregg@comcast.net 
Ways and Means Committee fund raiser
7 Jackie Tuthill, active member of the AWC as well as photographer and présenter at Five College Learning in Retirement, will share stories and slides of the relocation of the Quabbin houses.
21 Caleb Ives Bach, author of the spy/art heist novel, The Scam Artist: The Other Bosch, as well as former CIA operative and Deerfield Academy art teacher: “The Quincentenary & Mysteries of Hieronymus Bosch”
DECEMBER
JANUARY9 Thomas Decker, wildlife biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service:
“Wildlife of New England: Facts, Figures, and Myths”
23 Marietta Prichard, Amherst author, editor and volunteer at the Fisher House since 2007, will share her latest book, A Way to Go.
FEBRUARY6 Eric Bass & Inez Zeller Bass, Co-Artistic Directors, The Sandglass Theatre, Internationally known theater company specializing in combining puppets with music, actors, and visual imagery: “D-Generation: Creating Theatre from Stories Written by People with Dementia”.
20 Margaret Hanner, one of the few women involved in the early space program: “Adventures of a ‘Rocket Girl’: My experiences on NASA's first mission to Jupiter”
23 Back to 1914 - Slide show and talk by Ed Klekowski, Time 6:30 P.M. Book your reservation. $10 per person
MARCHFlower Show.Saturday,March 25,2017
Ways and Means Committee fund raiserAmherst Woman's Club Annual Spring Flower Show
6 Jon Western, Five College Professor of International Relations: “Syria and the Failure of International Response”
20 Jon Crispin, photographer/author of The Willard Suitcases, on his visual documentation of 400+ suitcases left behind by psychiatric patients at New York State’s 19 th - century Willard Asylum for the Insane: “Stories Inside the Suitcases”
APRIL10 Carl Erikson, accomplished artist, actor, musician, and writer: “The Joys of Creativity”
MAY8 Diana Peelle, soprano; Horace Moody, bass baritone.  Selections from "Des Knaben Wunderhorn" (Youth's Magic Horn) by Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)