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Events 2014-2015

  • Thursday, November 13, 2014 11:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Everyone needs a hobby;  Larz Anderson’s hobby was collecting cars.  The collection of 14 domestic and European manufactured cars are on display in the former stable and carriage house of his home, the former Weld  Estate, in Brookline.  Also on display are car related memorabilia and some ladies garments from the 1930s.

    A group from the IWCB went to the Auto Museum after the neighborhood coffee hosted by Mia on November 12.  The grounds are beautiful, with fall colors still showing on some of the trees.

    Thank you, Mia for hosting, and Joann for text and pictures.

  • Thursday, November 13, 2014 11:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thank you to the three member speakers from Poland, France and Japan who treated us with presentations about their countries of origin. Many thanks as well to Robin and Linda for organizing the event.

    Anna, whose ties are from Poland and Belarus, shared some of the complicated cultural and political history of the region.

    Brigitte F, originally from Fècamp in Normandy, told us about some of the
    memorable sites in the region–Deauville, Mont St. Michel and the American
    Cemetery, just to name a few. Also the home of Camembert cheese, cider and Calvados. 

    Iko enacted the Japanese Shinto wedding of “san-san-kudo” where the bride (Ines) and groom (Jocelyne) exchange 9 sips of sake each wearing ceremonial dress.

  • Monday, November 03, 2014 11:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Coffee and Conversation

  • Thursday, October 30, 2014 1:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A fun day at the “Fiber: Sculpture 1960–present” exhibit.

    Followed by lunch at South Boston’s Waterfront.

    Beautiful view from the Waterfront on this sunny Fall day.

    Thank you, Laura and Joann, for the photos. 

  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    It’s great fun to meet up with past club members who have moved away, and then come back to visit! Mary Louise H. and Judy T. were in town from Florida and Seattle, respectively, at just the right time to attend the Neighborhood Coffee.

    Our hostess for the coffee, Ines, also planned a trip to the Foxboro Historical Society, followed by lunch at Patriot Place.

    The event was very well attended and the warm friendship and conversation were the bright spot in a rainy day.

    At the Historical Society's Hall:

  • Friday, October 17, 2014 12:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The evening was a great opportunity to catch up with old and new friends, with Mary Louise and Judy visiting from out of town, and many regulars and newcomers joining as well.

  • Monday, September 15, 2014 12:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Thank you,  Joyce L., for hosting this month’s book club, where we had a lively discussion of  The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing. 

    Join us for next month’s meeting on Monday., October 20, at Laura W.’s. The book selection will be My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante.

  • Thursday, August 07, 2014 12:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    So much for the summer doldrums!  Seventeen members, guests and newcomers turned out for the Coffee at the Prudential Center in the Starbucks in Barnes & Noble.


    The record crowd even attracted the (positive) attention of the Manager, who came over to greet and welcome us.  The once-a-month Pru coffees provide a wonderful opportunity for current and prospective members to meet and chat informally. Be sure to come and join in on the conversation at the next coffee in September!

    A  smaller group continued on to lunch where they celebrated August’s Birthday Girls, complete with candles and singing waiters.






  • Sunday, August 03, 2014 12:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Many thanks to Mary G. and Ellen R. for organizing the group of Club members who viewed the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s production of Twelfth Night on the Boston Common. Safe to say, it was a unique and enriching experience for us all. Thanks, too, Mary, for the thoughtful snacks!

  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Many thanks to Jane C. for organizing this wonderful excursion out into Boston Harbor by ferry to visit Spectacle Island.  After a refreshing, breezy ride on the boat, we walked around the island and then picnic-lunched on the shore. For information on hiking, boating, swimming and events available on the harbor islands, go to

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