Monthly Archives: April 2014

May Meeting: Author Hallie Ephron

Hallie-EphronFor our final program of the year, we welcome novelist, book reviewer, journalist, and writing teacher Hallie Ephron! Author of nine acclaimed novels, Amazon describes her latest this way: “There Was An Old Woman by Hallie Ephron is a compelling novel of psychological suspense in which a young woman becomes entangled in a terrifying web of deception and madness involving an elderly neighbor. When Evie Ferrante learns that her mother has been hospitalized, she finds her mother’s house in chaos. Sorting through her mother’s belongings, Evie discovers objects that don’t quite belong there, and begins to raise questions. Evie renews a friendship with Mina, an elderly neighbor who might know more about her mother’s recent activities, but Mina is having her own set of problems…In There Was An Old Woman, award-winning author Hallie Ephron delivers another work of domestic noir with truly unforgettable characters that will keep you riveted.”There-Was-An-Old-Woman_Hallie-Ephron

If you haven’t already done so, be sure to bring your dues renewal of $70 to Susan Eason; checks may be made out to AAUW Melrose-Wakefield Branch. There will be a special raffle for those whose dues are paid by the day of the meeting!

We also have next year’s signup sheets available; don’t forget to pick a slot for President or Secretary of the Month, and do consider taking on a Board position or Committee Chairship.

See you Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 at 7PM at First United Methodist Church, 645 Main Street, Melrose!


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April Meeting: Movie Night!

The-HelpNote the change of location for our April 9th meeting! It’s movie night, so as we have in the past, we’ll meet at Windsor Oak Grove Village Clubhouse across from Pine Banks Park. Please arrive promptly at 6:45PM to grab snacks and a seat. The business meeting will begin at 7PM to accommodate the length of the movie.

We’ll be screening “The Help,” starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer (who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for this role). The film was written and directed by Tate Taylor, who adapted it from Kathryn Stockett’s 2009 novel of the same name. From Netflix: In 1960s Jackson, Miss., aspiring writer Eugenia [“Skeeter”] Phelan crosses taboo racial lines by conversing with Aibileen Clark about her life as a housekeeper, and their ensuing friendship upsets the fragile dynamic between the haves and the have-nots.

Windsor Oak Grove Village Clubhouse is on Main Street in Melrose, across the street from Pine Banks Park. Parking is allowed on Main Street, within the complex (as long as it’s not marked for retail only), and in the “guest” slots in front of the Clubhouse; there is also a parking lot at Hunt’s.

See you Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 at 6:45PM at Windsor Oak Grove Village!

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