Socially Speaking November

We hope these events are activities that you will wish to participate in. Please check the dates, times, and keep in mind the RSVP dates where noted. Should you have any questions, please reach out to a member of the social committee. If you have suggestions, we’d love to hear from you.

Please read through the list of upcoming events as there are RSVP dates that need your attention/commitment. Some of the events, YOU have to personally make the reservation for; others, you can contact Jody to get on the list for the event you are interested in. We want to let you know that we are working hard to find activities for the winter and spring, as we look forward to some fun events that we hope you will enjoy in the coming months.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2023: 6:30-9:30pm

Board and Brush 503 Beckett Rd. – Swedesboro

We hope you will be able to join in the fun. Board and Brush donated to our basket raffle very generously, so we are hoping to be able to show our appreciation and visit their establishment. This event has room for twenty-four (24) people. “This is a sip and paint wood sign workshop, for people who love to sip, paint, create, and connect with friends. You will be taught techniques needed to create a décor piece that looks professionally made and is worthy of your walls. Bring your creativity and a willingness to learn.” Below is the link for you to sign up, and see what piece you are interested in working on. YOU would then go online, select your project and pay. YOU are registering as a part of the WCWD group attending that night. B&B in turn, are generously giving us 20% back from the sales of that evening, for our club. Upon your arrival, your selected item will be set up and waiting for you the evening of the 15th. NOTE: your payment is non-refundable if you have to cancel. HOWEVER, it can be used to reschedule for another time, IF you give at least 3 days notice. Once you have made your reservation, please let me know, so I can keep a record of who is attending to put out for carpooling, and a refreshment list – we are permitted to bring refreshments, including wine. CLICK HERE Access Code – WDWC23

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2023: noon

Victorian Tea Party – Venue: Broad & Maple

453 W. Broad Street – Gibbstown

If you are interested in attending this event, you must make your own reservation(s). The cost is $50.00 per person. When you make your reservation, tell them you are with the WCWD as we will all be seated together to enjoy our tea. Go back in time with us and enjoy a Royal Tea Party adorned in the splendor of the Victorian Era. Specialty Scones & Tea Sandwiches from Jane’s Tea House along with Premium Teas and Holiday Desserts from The Cookie Basket will delight your senses. Warm up at our Coffee & Hot Chocolate Bar complete with yummy toppings including sweet Whipped Cream! Mrs. Claus will be joining us to bring Holiday Cheer to all, and to present each Guest with a Special Gift! Seasonal Decor & Music will bring the elegance and memories of Christmases past.  Contact the Cookie Basket to reserve your spot and then let us know when you’re registered. Spaces will fill up quickly. The Cookie Basket : 856-202-5352

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2023: 9:00-11:00am

Whole and Grounded Café. 5 Delaware Street – Woodbury.

During this busy holiday season, we hope you’ll be able to find a few minutes to join your club sisters for a cup of coffee, tea, hot chocolate or a bagel, between 9-11am. We wanted to once again support this local business, as they have supported us in the past. This is a scheduled pop-up event, so no need to let us know if/when you can make it, but we hope you will.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2023:

30th Anniversary Dinner Terra Nova – 590 Delsea Drive- Sewell

Sneak Peek into 2024

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2024: 7pm

Zoom Book Club Mtg.

We will be discussing Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus Please RSVP by 12/28 to Jody to be placed on the Zoom invite list.

“Chemist Elizabeth Zott is not your average woman. In fact, Elizabeth Zott would be the first to point out that there is no such thing. But it’s the early 1960s and her all-male team at Hastings Research Institute take a very unscientific view of equality. Except for one: Calvin Evans, the lonely, brilliant, Nobel-prize nominated grudge-holder who falls in love with – of all things – her mind. True chemistry results. Like science, life is unpredictable. Which is why a few years later, Elizabeth Zott finds herself not only a single mother, but the reluctant star of America’s most beloved cooking show, Supper at Six. Elizabeth’s unusual approach to cooking (‘combine one tablespoon acetic acid with a pinch of sodium chloride’) proves revolutionary. But as her following grows, not everyone is happy. Because as it turns out, Elizabeth Zott isn’t just teaching women to cook. She’s daring them to change the status quo.”

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2024: 10am, Piston Diner, 821 Crown Point Rd. – Westville

RSVP to Jody by January 10th

Welcome in the New Year with a nice hot breakfast, and some very “cool” friends. We hope you are able to join in our first breakfast of the New Year. A head count is needed by the week prior (January 10) to share with the restaurant. I will put out a final notice when I know who is planning to attend, so that you are welcome to make carpool arrangements. Each attendee will be responsible for purchasing their own breakfast from the menu.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2024: 7pm

Zoom Trivia

Join us from the comfort of your home for a game or two of trivia. You can join in without a concern about the weather, or driving in the dark. A fun time with your club sisters on zoom for an hour or so. You’re welcome to get cozy and comfy in your favorite pajamas, with your own beverage/snacks. I will put the invite out to the club at large, a day or so in advance. Everyone is welcome to join in.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2024: Following the meeting. Galantine’s Day Pollyanna

“A day for women to celebrate their friendships with their lady friends.”

Galantine’s Day is on our February meeting. In honor of that, your social committee decided that this year we would like to do a Galantine’s Day Pollyanna. If you wish to participate, we ask that you bring in a small wrapped gift ($5-$10 max). All the gifts will be placed on a designated table and as you put down a gift you will be given a number. When we get to the designated time, we will pick our gifts based on the order of numbers. Everyone who brings a gift, will go home with a gift.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2024: 7pm

Zoom Book Mtg. Go As a River by Shelly Read

Please RSVP by 3/3 to Jody to be placed on the Zoom invite list.

“In the spirit of Where the Crawdads Sing, and set amid the beauty and wilderness of the Colorado mountains, an unforgettable and deeply moving story of a young woman who follows her heart. Seventeen-year-old Victoria Nash runs the household on her family’s peach farm in the small ranch town of Iola, Colorado—the sole surviving female in a family of troubled men. Wilson Moon is a young drifter with a mysterious past, displaced from his tribal land but determined to live as he chooses. Victoria’s chance encounter with Wil on a street corner profoundly alters both of their young lives, igniting as much passion as danger. When tragedy strikes, Victoria leaves the only life she has ever known, fleeing into the nearby mountains. Taking shelter in a small hut, she struggles to survive in the wilderness, with no clear notion of what her future will be. As the seasons change, she also charts the changes in herself, finding in the natural world the strength and meaning that set her on a quest to regain all that she has lost, even as the Gunnison River rises to submerge her homeland—its ranches, farms, and the beloved peach orchard that has been in her family for generations. Inspired by true events surrounding the destruction of the town of Iola in the 1960s, Go as a River is a story of deeply held love in the midst of hardship and loss, but also of finding courage, resilience, friendship, and finally, home—where least expected.

Other Possibilities we are looking into:

  • Fahrenheit Ceramic Studio
  • Coffee Flights at Death of the Fox
  • Westville Brewery
  • Eight & Sand Trivia Night
  • Woodstown Central RR

SHARE YOUR TALENT…As always, if you have a talent/hobby that you would like to share with the group, please let a member of the social committee know. We would love to incorporate the talents from our club sisters into a social event that we can all learn and enjoy.