Calendar 2022-2023


Acton Woman’s Club 2022-2023 Programs

Welcome Back to fully in-person meetings beginning in September! As is our custom, our monthly meeting consists of a delicious luncheon and some time to visit, after which we all head upstairs for a quick business meeting and a special program.

September 14, 2022  Lunch 11:30, Meeting 12:20, Program 1:00

The Rewards of Playing with Words:  Val Walker presents a lively program about the healing power of playing with words.

October 12, 2022  Lunch 11:30, Meeting 12:20, Program 1:00

Solo guitarist Chris Carter will perform for us with instrumental arrangements of rock, pop, Irish, patriotic and blues songs.

October 15, 2022, 9 A.M.  Annual Pie Sale, at the AWC Clubhouse.  Each member is asked to bake 2 pies for this popular event. Proceeds fund our ABRHS senior scholarships.

November 9, 2022   Lunch 11:30, Meeting 12:20, Program 1:00

Aruna Sharma, founder and executive producer of CNS-group that produces “Cultural Nepal”, “Authentic Nepali” and “peace and meditation” for ActonTV, will present on the history and culture of Nepal.  She will be joined by Sunita Gautam and Pat Snow also of the Cultural Nepal Organization.  They also plan on bringing some typical Nepali food to sample and some cultural arts and materials to show.  Aruna was born and raised in Kathmandu Nepal as a fourth or fifth generation of Kathmandu.

December 7, 2022  Holiday Luncheon 11:30 A.M. at IlForno Restaurant, 529 King St-Rte., 110, Littleton.  RSVP by signing up at the November luncheon or sending your check to Carolyn K.

January 11, 2023  Lunch and Program 11:30, Meeting 1:30    Note change of Location to the Acton TV Studios who generously offer their wonderful kitchen facilities AND spacious parking lot at 16A Craig Road, Acton.

Welcome Back Joe Loblundo:  Joe, owner of Twin Seafoods in Concord, will prepare one of his specialties on air, which will then be shared by all as our luncheon.  This is a favorite of our members.

Watch the entire program here:

February 8, 2023  **Acton TV generously offers their facilities AND spacious parking lot at 16A Craig Road, Acton.**  Lunch 11:30, Meeting 12:30, Program 1:00

Fashion Show:  Get ready for spring with a fabulous new outfit.  Gould’s of Acton along with Anita’s Shoe Boutique will provide ensembles for the models …. our own members.  Lively commentary by emcee Joan.  And here is a video of the Fashion Show prepared for us by the Acton TV Cable Station:

And for a quicker look, photos provided by our members:


March 8, 2023    Lunch 11:30, Meeting 12:30, Program 1:00

Open Table: Alexandra De Paolo is our speaker and will be describing the role of Open Table, how it is serving the population of many cities and towns, including Acton, and how it dealt with the
complexities of Covid.  A question and answer session will be encouraged.

Saturday, May 6 Spring Bake/Pie Sale at the Clubhouse  9 a.m. 

April 12, 2023   Lunch 11:30, Meeting 12:30, Program 1:00

Horticultural Therapy:  Cathy Fochtman has a popular horticulture class at the Senior Center sponsored by the Acton Nursing Service.  Cathy will guide us through the making of a take-home horticultural treasure.

May 17, 2023  Annual Spring Luncheon and Installation of Officers,   Il Forno’s Restaurant, Rte. 110, Littleton, 11:30 a.m.

Make reservations and pay with the Hospitality Committee by mail or at the April meeting.

Acton Woman’s Club 2021-2022 Programs

September 8, 2021:  The Luncheon portion of our get-together has been cancelled due to Covid concerns.  The Business Meeting starts at 12:30, at the House,  followed by the Program (described below) at 1:00 PM.  The meeting will also be ZOOMed for those unable to attend in person.

Steve Higgs, a highly accomplished pianist, will entertain us with some classics and old favorites with a sing-a-long or two.  Please send a few requests to Nancy Andersen.
October 13, 2021:    The Luncheon portion of our get-together has been cancelled due to Covid concerns.  The Business Meeting starts at 12:15, at the House,  followed by the Program (described below) at 1:00 PM.  The meeting will also be ZOOMed for those unable to attend in person.
Our very talented Joan Gardner will demonstrate how we can create a simple fall arrangement.  One lucky member will bring it home!
October 23, 2021  Annual Pie Sale, 10  a.m., at the AWC Clubhouse.   
November 10, 2021   Meeting 12:30, Program 1:00 PM 
Join member Nancy Haugsjaa as she shares her experiences on safari in South Africa and Botswana with a quick side trip to Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls.
December 8, 2021  Holiday Luncheon at the Clubhouse 12 noon
Catered by Legends Cafe.  For members only. RSVP by November 29th.
Here we are, together…


…sharing a Holiday Luncheon…
….at the AWC Club House.
January 12, 2022  by ZOOM.  Meeting 12:30;  there will be no Program, but we do have a change in the Constitution’s Bylaws to consider, and we would like to have a good attendance.  Check Susanne’s email for details.
February 9, 2022  ZOOM Meeting 12:00, Program 1:00 PM
Heather York, Acton Nursing Director since 2015, will discuss the public health services available to Acton residents and the management of the COVID pandemic.
*16A Craig Road, Acton
March 9, 2022  ZOOM Meeting 12:00, Program 1:00 PM
William Klauer, a published Acton historian and member of the Acton Historical Society, will enlighten us with the history of Meeting House Hill.  His wife, Amber, shares his interest in Acton history, as her ancestors were among the first settlers in the area.
April 13, 2022  Business Meeting 12:30, Program, 1:00 PM
Meet at the Clubhouse or Join us on ZOOM – No Luncheon – Hospitality is planning some sort of surprise goodies.  All attendees must be vaccinated, wear a mask (everyone can get good N95’s or KN95’s now, so that is our best recommendation) and the ventilators will be running.
Our program is a video featuring Australian-born Patrice Derrington, who has combined her expertise in business, architecture, real estate and education in support of numerous projects, including VP of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, during New York’s recovery efforts after 9/11. Derrington describes the focus of her work, questioning how people can ever get on their feet – on equal footing – with those who have stable shelter.  Nancy Andersen’s daughter works with Derrington, and knows her as a dynamic and fascinating person.
April 30, 2022  SPRING BAKE SALE  9:00 a.m. at the AWC Clubhouse
Proceeds to Benefit ABRHS Scholarships
   Rain or shine.  Outdoors, weather permitting, otherwise, inside.
Spring Luncheon, 11:30 at Il Forno Restaurant, Rte 110, Littleton
Reservations can be made with the Hospitality Committee or at the April meeting.