Club Program Suggestions

A huge thank you to the members at our October meeting who brainstormed ideas for future programs.  I collected a lot of great ideas on the “green sheets”, which I copied into the Program Ideas notebook kept at the Greeters Table, and will research as possible programs for next year.

Please take a look at the suggestions in the Program Ideas notebook at the Greeters Table and feel free to add comments to ideas that particularly appeal to you.

And if you have more ideas in the future, please send them my way by emailing me at, adding them to the notebook, or catching me at a club meeting.


Julie Forgaard

Director of Programming

An Elegant Fall Evening


Twenty-six members and guests gathered on November 7th for our first event of the season.




On the menu:

• Selected cheeses, smoked sausages, cured meats and fruits
• Spinach salad with cranberries and pumpkin seeds
• Classic Sauerbraten served with egg noodles
• Roasted butternut squash with sage and cranberries
• Pear tart

Thank you, Carol Hanover and Martha Smith for opening your homes to us.

Our annual holiday gathering will be held at 6:30 in the evening on December 19th.  Members and guests will meet at one home to share appetizers, desserts and holiday cheer.

Contact me for further details:

2015 Hollis Apple Festival & Town Band Concert

2015 apple festival posterThe word is out! The 2015 Hollis Apple Festival & Town Band Concert will be held 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, October 4th on the Town Common. The rain venue is the Hollis Brookline Middle School.

This quaint, small-town event is a celebration of the autumn season and everything that is good about Hollis.

Have fun reading The Thrifty New Englander’s interpretation of our event:

Hope to see you under the tent!


Walking Group

The newly formed Walking Group met on 9/14 @ 9 am. Five of eight of our new members (Natalie McCammack, Jane O’Neill, Carol Scrima, Sue Bridges and Lori Dwyer) met at the Lawrence Barn and walked along Richardson Road to Lovejoy Lane and back on Richardson Road to Depot following Depot Road back to the Barn. It was approximately 58 minutes. We missed very much Betsy Cotton, Eunice Rheaume and Kimber Harmon. Perhaps you will be able to walk at another time.

The group will walk on a weekly basis on Monday, Thursday and Friday mornings starting at 9 am. We hope to walk different routes. On Thursday, 9/17, we will walk along the National Rail Trail and Friday, 9/18, we will try the Mines Fall trail at Conway Arena entrance. We are in need of a coordinator for this group. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Lori Dwyer @ ; Susan Benz @


Bridge Group

On 9/8, Ellen Baker, Ginny Brooks, Betsy Cotton, Helen Lombard, Lori Dwyer, Nadia Mandzy, Dot Pitman and Susan Durham met at Susan’s home to play bridge. We play from 9am to 11:30am. We plan to play again on 9/15 at Ellen Baker’s home.

Our group is made up of players at all levels of experience and we are willing to help beginning players. We are a very social group and welcome new players. Don’t be intimidated if you are not an expert. We meet weekly at members’ homes on Tuesdays from 9 to 11:30 AM. We play year round. Contact Lori Dwyer @ if you are interested in joining us.