Planning for the 2019-20 season are the following has begun! 
 

BOOK CLUB AND BOARD MEETINGS

The November 6 and December 4, 2019 and the February 5, March 4 and April 1, 2020 board meetings and the book club meetings that follow will take place on the first Wednesday of each month.  The January meeting will take place on the second Wednesday, January 8, 2020, because the first Wednesday is New Year’s Day.
 

  • December 4, 2019 - The Secrets Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
  • January 8, 2020 - Daughter of Moloka'i by Alan Brennert AND Repentance by Alan Lam
  • February 5, 2020 - Persuasion by Jane Austen (tied to speaker event)
  • March 4, 2020 - The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
  • April 1, 2020 - The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
     

SPECIAL EVENTS

  • January 22, 2020:  Tour of the newly renovated and reopened Baker Museum in Naples. 10 am; optional - stay for lunch.  Jane Lahey chairs this event.  See separate article for more information.
     
  • February 5, 2020:  Discussion of "Persuasion" by Jane Austen led by Marcia McClintock Folsom '61.  3 pm discussion, followed by wine.  Betsy Cole chair. See separate article for more information.
     
  • February 12, 2020:  Tour of the Everglades Wonder Garden in Bonita Springs.  Nancy Morrill is chairing this event, which will be followed either by high tea at the site or a luncheon offsite.
     
  • March 8, 2020:  “Gypsy” at the TheatreZone.  Sunday matinee (2 pm) will be preceded by brunch at the Country Club of Naples.

    Regarded by many theater professionals as the greatest musical ever created, Gypsy is the ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters’ success…while secretly yearning for her own. Set all across America in the 1920s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born, Arthur Laurents’ landmark show explores the world of two-bit show business with brass, humor, heart, and sophistication.

    The celebrated score by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim boasts one glorious hit after another, including: “Let Me Entertain You,” “Some People,” “You’ll Never Get Away from Me,” “If Momma Was Married,” “All I Need Is the Girl,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “You Gotta Get A Gimmick,” “Small World,” and “Together Wherever We Go.”

  • March 28, 2020:  Annual meeting and luncheon.  A highly-recommended Wellesley professor, Professor Panagiotis T. Metaxas, will speak on a topic of current interest at Stonebridge Country Club. More info to come.

mataxast-squareMy research interests are currently in Web Science, Web spam and information retrieval and cognitive hacking. In particular, I am interested in how the Web is changing the way we think, decide and act as individuals and members of social communities. Web Science, as this new and exciting area is currently known, is interdisciplinary, connecting Computer Science to Social Sciences (esp. Sociology, Political Science, Psychology, Economics) and Natural Sciences (esp. Biology).

 

 

Previous 2019-2020 Events

November 6, 2019 - Book Circle

November 14, 2019 - Welcome Back wine and cheese reception