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Saturday, September 23, 2017: Fall LuncheonWe kick off our branch’s 97th year. Rachel Carson’s Environmental Legacy with Dr. Patty DeMarco. Silent Spring, published in 1962, started a revolution in how we think about the environment. Dr. DeMarco is an authority on Carson and her impact on today’s sustainability policies. She will discuss her newly published book on Carson and sign copies, which will be available for purchase. Branch scholarship winners will also be recognized. Clarion Hotel and Conference Center Harrisburg West, New Cumberland. 11:30am – 2:30pm. Reservations needed.

See the Branch Calendar for other activities.

Community Outreach
Click above to learn more about our outreach efforts with the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg.

AAUW Funds Committee
Click above to find out about our awards and fundraising projects.

Special Interest Groups
Afternoon Book Group
Books chosen in June by members are reviewed by a member each month. Meets October through June on the first Tuesday of the month at 1:00 at a member’s home, with a few exceptions. Please notify the hostess at least 3 days in advance if you plan to attend. New members are welcome, but because of the increased size of the group, only the first 15 RSVPs can be accommodated. See calendar for specific dates, times, books and locations. Contact is Lorraine.

Chefs at Home
This group plans and prepares gourmet meals in each other‘s homes. Contact Joan for details.

Cuisine Club
The group dines out seven or eight times, starting in September or October and ending in May. We welcome new members, couples or singles, to join us. Members take turns hosting, which involves contacting members by e-mail, making reservations with a restaurant (your choice or one suggested by the group), and being there.  For details contact Joyce.

Culture Vultures
AAUW members have the first option to reserve space for themselves and friends on trips to blockbuster cultural events and beautiful historic sites and gardens. Suggestions for future trips are always welcome. Contacts: Barb and Diane.

October 9-19, 2017: Imperial Cities featuring Prague, Vienna & Budapest. It’s open to everyone. Get details.

October 29, 2017: Museum of the American Revolution and Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, and lunch at Moshulu (the only restaurant in the world operating on a ship).  $158. Reservation deadline: 9/28. Get details.

December 3, 2017: National Gallery of Art: Vermeer, 75 paintings from the golden age of Dutch painting. Details TBA.

Dine Around Harrisburg

This group meets once monthly September through June on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, in various restaurants in the area. All group members receive email notices of venues and dates. See calendar for details. Contacts: Kathy and Barb.

Fine Film Group
We meet about once a month, usually at the Midtown Cinema, usually a matinee, for a movie, coffee and conversation. Contact is Erica.

Morning Paperback Book Group
Books (usually recent paperbacks) chosen by  members are reviewed by a member. Meets September through June (except December) on the third Thursday of the month at 10:AM.  See calendar for specific dates, times, books and locations. Contact is Dorothy.

Nonfiction Book Group
Nonfiction books chosen by members are reviewed by a member. Meets September through June (except December) on the first Thursday of the month usually at noon. Contact is Lillian.

Theatre Group This group subscribes to Center Stage in Baltimore. We take a van to Wednesday afternoon matinees. Contact Dorothy for details.

Walking Group
If you’d enjoy occasional walking excursions with AAUW companions, this group is for you.  Anyone may propose a walk (or even a hike) and we’ll see who would like to go along.” Contact is Lee.