Our Branch sponsors several study and action groups that meet on a regular basis and others that meet as needed.
Those that meet regularly include Arts & Antiques on the fourth Tuesday of the month, Day Literature on the second Monday, Evening Literature on the fourth Monday, Music Study on the second Thursday, and Travel Group on the first Monday. Film with Friends meets four times a year at various times, Perspectives meets on several Thursdays, and Political Action and Great Decisions on various dates.
Below is a listing of our upcoming meetings and events. Additional monthly gatherings will be posted as they are scheduled.
Thursday, Sept. 19, 10:30 a.m. board meeting, 12:30 p.m. lunch and program, Manhasset. All are welcome. Please join us for our first branch meeting of the year and help us celebrate the 80th anniversary of our branch. Our guest speaker will be Jane Pendergast, AAUW New York State program VP. For more information, call Cynthia at 516-343-9125.
Monday, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m., Port Washington. Please join us as we discuss the novel, “The Music Shop,” by Rachel Joyce. For more information, contact Sandy at 516-883-1526.
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 12:00 noon, Bayside. Our own Julie Loven will present a talk on the six Mitford sisters of pre-WWII England. For more information, call Adrienne at 718-224-2317.
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2:00 p.m., Manhasset. Our own member, Dr. Vivian Valvano Lynch, will lead a discussion of the works of author Sarah Orne Jewett, daughter of a Maine physician, who wrote stories of country life that focus on women’s interior lives. For more information, contact Vivian at 516-457-6831.
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2:30 p.m. Glen Cove. Join our bread-making class and enjoy coffee and tea with fresh scones and muffins. You must pre-register for this class. For more information or to sign up, contact Carolyn at 718-352-0739 or Ellen at 718-459-5832.
Monday, Oct. 14, 12:15 lunch, 1:00 program. We will discuss “The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah. This novel centers around a family that moves to Alaska. It is a story of human endurance and the resilience of the human spirit. Please bring a sandwich for your lunch. For more information, contact Carolyn at 178-344-6094.
Thursday, Oct. 17, 1:00 p.m., Whitestone. The topic for this month’s meeting is the conflict in the Middle East. All are welcome. For more information, please call Ursula at 718-908-5015.
Friday, Oct. 18, 10:00 a.m., Albertson. Please join us at the New York State District 6 Conference at the Clark Botanic Garden, 1931 IU Willets Rd. We will discuss environmental issues pertinent to Long Island, such as defending our waters and dealing with plastics pollution. Registration is required. For more information, contact Lori at 516-938-6134.
Monday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m., Roslyn. Please join us for a discussion of Imbolo Mbue’s “Behold the Dreamers,” the story of two New York families during the 2008 financial crisis, one an immigrant family from Cameroon and the other their wealthy Wall Street employers. For more information, please call Julie at 516-621-1593.
Thursday, Oct. 24, 12:00 noon, Bayside. We will hear a presentation by Dr. Joseph Diamond on mindfulness-based stress reduction. Please bring a sandwich for your lunch. For more information, contact Barbara at 516-695-2661.
Monday, Oct. 28, 7:00 p.m., Westbury. Come celebrate the Fourth Annual AAUW North Shore Branch Writing Contest awards for middle school students. For more information, contact Jean at 718-352-1572.
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2:00 p.m., Manhasset. Our own member, Dr. Vivian Valvano Lynch, will lead a discussion of the works of author Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, who became the first recipient of the William Dean Howells Medal for Distinction in Fiction. For more information, contact Vivian at 516-457-6831.
For specific locations and further information, please contact Julie at 516-352-8680.