News & Events

The Woman's Club of Upper Montclair had a table at the Upper Montclair Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, Sept 21.  We sold our tote bags and ornaments as well as chocolate bars in support of CASA.  The weather behaved itself, and we were lucky to have a fine fall day!

2019 - 2020 Events

NOVEMBER 20, 2019 - Montclair and the Suffrage Movement

In honor of the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote, the Public Issues Department of the WCUM has asked our town historian, Mike Farrelly, to make a presentation on the history of Women's suffrage in general, and its impact on Montclair in particular.  Special attention will be paid to Lucy Stone, who was the founder of the American Woman's Suffrage Association.  She lived in Montclair for some years with her husband, Henry Blackwell.  Stone, along with Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, was credited with organizing the women's right to vote movement.  This program is free for club members, and open to the public for $5 at the door.

NOVEMBER 13, 2019 - Cookie Bags for Essex County Hospital

Our first Home Life/Social Services project of the year will be preparing bags of cookies for the patients of Essex County Hospital in Cedar Grove.  We need bags of store-bought cookies (some sugar-free).  Please join us--it is a fun meeting--casual, lots of chatter and good times.  The patients look forward to the cookie bags we prepare.

NOVEMBER 6, 2019 - Past & Present Services for Special Needs Children

The Education Department is delighted to have Suzanne Olimpia, for Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services for the Morris School District, present a program on the latest trends for NJ children with disabilities.  Ms Olimpia brings a wealth of experience, and a broad background with an MA in counseling and certifications as a school psychologist supervisor, principal and child school administrator.  Please join us for an enlightening afternoon that will prove to be informative, and answer many of our questions.  Price:  $5 at the door.

NOVEMBER 2 & 3, 2019 - Holly Berry Craft & Gift Show

The 29th Annual Holly Berry Craft & Gift Show will take place on Saturday, Nov 2, 10 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday, Nov 3, 11 AM to 4 PM.  This is the major fundraiser for the club, and many members work at home and at the Club throughout the year creating handmade items in preparation for this event.  Over 40 crafters and vendors!  A fantastic array of handcrafted items & unique gifts, and stop for refreshments at the Berry Patch Café.  Price is $2 at the door.

OCTOBER 23, 2019 - Annual Benefit Luncheon for MESH

Please join us on Wednesday at 11:30 AM for our Annual Benefit luncheon in support of Montclair Emergency Services for the Homeless (MESH).  A welcome punch will be served at 11:30 AM followed by luncheon, catered by Violente's.  Vegetarian lunch is available if requested in advance. A gift table raffle will be held along with a Holly Berry Craft & Gift Show preview table.  Reservations due by Oct 18.  Cost per person:  $35, and guests are always welcome!  

OCTOBER 16, 2019 - "Go Van Gogh" Armchair Art Tour

Pastor and painter Vincent van Gogh produced more than two thousand works of art in the last decade of his life. He wrote to his brother, Theo, that as he had no children, he viewed his paintings as his progeny. Dr. Michael Norris will lecture about some of these “brilliant children,” especially those at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The program starts at 1:30 PM, and will be held at the Clubhouse.  This program is free for Club members, and open to the public for $5 at the door.   Light refreshment will be served.

OCTOBER 2, 2019 - New Jersey Lighthouse Virtual Tour

We’ve scheduled a virtual tour of the majestic sentinels of New Jersey—Its Lighthouses!  Please join us at 1:30 PM for a journey into the love and lure of these relics of the past.  We guarantee that after learning about them, you’ll set your car wheels in motion to visit some of them during the autumn season and beyond.  Program will be held at the Clubhouse.  It is free for Club members, and open to the public for $5 at the door.   Light refreshments will be served.

SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 - Welcome Back Luncheon

Please join us at our first Fall event!  This social affair offers a wonderful opportunity to renew friendships as well as catch up on everyone's news.  We will mingle at noon while enjoying refreshments, and then savor a delicious sit-down luncheon at 12:30 pm. The cost is $24 per person, and guests are always welcome!

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