Activities

THE NEXT EVENT

October 3-6, 2019. The Harrisburg Book Festival at the Midtown Scholar Bookstore. AAUW Harrisburg is a major sponsor of the wonderful event.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019: Public Broadcasting and WITF – How It All Began. WITF Senior Advisor Mike Greenwald will present public broadcasting’s story, including the origins of non-commercial broadcasting in the United States, the creation and early history of WITF, and its emergence as a national pioneer in the creation of original productions. Mike lived that story, helping to launch WITF in the early 1960s. At WITF, 4801 Lindle Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17111, 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Everyone is welcome.

See our Branch Calendar for more 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 art exhibitions, cultural events, beautiful historic sites and gardens in the tri-state area and internationally. Suggestions for future trips are always welcome. Contact: Barb Warfel.

Sunday, September 29, 2019. Day trip to National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC. As a panoramic view of black history and of living culture, the museum is a 400,000 square foot shift in collective memory and national self-knowledge, because it tells you that the place is about both history and the present. Reservations by August 29. Cost: $67. Get details. Contact Barb.

Monday, October 7, 2019. Special Travel Presentation for AAUW Members and Friends interested in travel to Northern Italy and Its Lakes, June 17-25, 2020. 1:30 p.m. Get the brochure and options. Contact Barb for details and to RSVP.

November 2-14, 2019, Travel to Spain & Morocco: Madrid, Córdoba, Granada’s Royal Chapel, Royal Alcázar of Seville, Paella Demonstration, Flamenco Show, Jerez de la Frontera, Sherry Tasting, Tangier, Chefchaouen, Fes, Meknes, Rabat, Mausoleum of Mohammed V, Marrakech, El Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Mosque, Choice on Tour, Casablanca, Hassan II Mosque. Learn more about it..

Dine Around

This group meets once or twice monthly to enjoy great meals and lively conversation at a wide variety of local and regional restaurants, with dinners on the second Wednesday and lunches on the fourth Wednesday.  All group members receive email notices of venues and dates. See calendar for details. Contact: Kathy.

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
The morning paperback book group meets monthly to discuss books members have selected.  We read fiction, literature, and discuss in depth ideas and structure of current books and classics. 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 are chosen by members and are reviewed by a member. Meets at 1P.M. from September through May (except December) on the 1st Thursday of the month. The June planning meeting is held on the 3rd Thursday. 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 12 RSVPs can be accommodated. See calendar for specific dates, times, books and locations. Contact is Lillian.

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.