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Winter Happenings

Technically we’re in the middle of winter, but I think that Mother Nature’s internal clock is a bit off since we’ve been experiencing some beautiful spring like days. Let’s hope that it continues!

We have a fun evening event planned on March 9th from 7 to 11pm. Join us for Ladies Game Night as we have fun playing classic and new games – cards, dominos, board games, etc.

All are invited to join our book clubs for the upcoming meetings. The Wine, Women,  and Wit book club will meet on February 22nd and discuss ‘Bridget Jones’ Diary” by Helen Fielding while the daytime book club will talk about “Homegoing” by Yaa Gysai. It’s never to late to join in the discussion.

Use these events as a chance to get out and about in the fickle winter weather.  We hope to see you!

 

March Afternoon Book Club: Homegoing by Yaa Gysai

Join us for a potluck lunch and lively discussion. Newcomers, new members are invited and most welcome!

Event Details

Please RSVP to Jen and bring a potluck dish to share.

This month we’re reading Homegoing by Yaa Gysai.  About the book:

The unforgettable New York Times best seller begins with the story of two half-sisters, separated by forces beyond their control: one sold into slavery, the other married to a British slaver. Written with tremendous sweep and power, Homegoing traces the generations of family who follow, as their destinies lead them through two continents and three hundred years of history, each life indeliably drawn, as the legacy of slavery is fully revealed in light of the present day.

Awards and recognition for Homegoing

  • Winner of the NBCC’s John Leonard First Book Prize
  • A New York Times 2016 Notable Book
  • One of Oprah’s 10 Favorite Books of 2016
  • NPR’s Debut Novel of the Year
  • One of Buzzfeed’s Best Fiction Books Of 2016
  • One of Time‘s Top 10 Novels of 2016

Town Club Grants – 2017

Beginning April 1 through May 1, The Town Club of Mountain Lakes will be accepting grant requests from local organizations seeking funding for programs impacting the community.

Established in 1959, Town Club’s mission is to build and maintain a strong community. It is a vibrant social club that welcomes newcomers and provides daytime and evening events where residents can get to know one another. Book Club and Dinner Club are just two of the popular activities. Additionally, Town Club is a philanthropic organization that raises thousands of dollars a year to grant to local organizations in need of a helping hand. The Holiday House Tour is the primary fundraiser which makes the grant program possible.

The online application will be posted on our website beginning April 1, 2017. The deadline for online applications is May 1, 2017. Grant recipients will be required to submit a year-end report by April 1, 2018. For questions contact Heather Scott or grants@townclubml.org.

Since 2005, the Town Club of Mountain Lakes has awarded over $250,000 in grants

Save The Date: Cove Tiki Jam

Join your friends and neighbors for this fun, outdoor party on Saturday, May 20 at 7pm.

This event (last year’s Garage Jam) has sold out in the past and will again this year!

Join us ‘Cove Side” on Mountain Lake.  We’ll be partying RAIN or SHINE under our big tent, and enjoying live music by an in-demand NYC-based band, Hawaiian inspired food and beverage, as well as a silent auction.

Break out your Hawaiian shirt and get ready to hula and do the limbo!

Tickets on sale SOON!

February Women, Wine, and Wit Book Club: Bridget Jones’s Diary

We’re meeting on Wednesday, February 15th monthly to discuss Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding.  Our book club focuses on books that have been made into films. If you don’t have time to read the book, just watch the movie! Then come on over for a relaxing evening of wine, dessert, and good conversation.

Hostess will provide dessert and drinks. Those able to attend, please feel free to bring wine or something to drink, but don’t feel compelled to every time.

More on Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding.

This laugh-out-loud chronicle charts a year in the life of Bridget Jones, a single girl on a permanent, doomed quest for self-improvement–in which she resolves to: visit the gym three times a week not merely to buy a sandwich, form a functional relationship with a responsible adult, and not fall for any of the following: misogynists, megalomaniacs, adulterers, workaholics, chauvinists or perverts. And learn to program the VCR. Caught between her Singleton friends, who are all convinced they will end up dying alone and found three weeks later half-eaten by an Alsatian, and the Smug Marrieds, whose dinner parties offer ever-new opportunities for humiliation, Bridget struggles to keep her life on an even keel (or at least afloat). Through it all, she will have her readers helpless with laughter and shouting, “BRIDGET JONES IS ME!”

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Book Club Chair, Archana, at archana.p.mehta@gmail.com.