Club Events 2015-2016

4Upcoming Events…

Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser

The evening of Wednesday, June 1st, 2016, 5:30-7:30pm
Hosted by Smith Alumna Mardee Brown at 11 Garden Terrace, Cambridge

Tickets: $30 per person at the door (online sales have ended)
Be a sponsor! (See sponsorship levels and benefits below).

We are excited for the return of our annual Wine Tasting! In addition to celebrating the onset of warm weather and enjoying dynamic wines hand picked by our friends at Magnolia Wines, the event is special in its objective to raise scholarship funds in support of a local student studying at Smith. For extra fun this year, we will be hosting a silent auction of select Smith-themed items. Stay tuned for more details!wine2012

We’re incredibly proud that the SCCC community has enabled us to contribute $12,000 for the past three years!  To ensure we can continue this level of support, though, we need to add new sponsors to this generous group.  If you’re interested in helping a local Smith student reap the fullest rewards of her education, please consider becoming a sponsor for this special event.

Benefactors ($500+), Table Sponsors ($350-$499), and Patrons ($200-$349) will receive admission for themselves and 4 guests.  Donors ($100-$199) may bring 2 guests. Sponsor donations can be made online via Paypal or by mailing a check to the following address:

Smith College Club of Cambridge
P.O. Box 400237
Cambridge, MA 02140

Thank you in advance for your generous support of this cause, and we look forward to seeing you on June 1st!

Why wait? Become a member of the Cambridge Smith Club now! Members help us support the local community, get to vote at our annual meeting, become a part of a great local network, and more! Annual dues are only $25 and are free for young alums!  The membership year begins on September 1st, so visit our Membership page now to learn more and sign up.

Watch a Red Sox Game and Help the Environment!

Date/Game TBD (July)
Fenway Park, Boston

Pig Papi at Bat

What can be better than enjoying a game at Fenway Park on a beautiful summer day? If you answered “volunteering to protect the environment”, we have just the event for you!

We are setting up a day to volunteer at Fenway Park as members of the Poland Spring Green Team. In exchange for roaming the stadium between innings and helping collect recyclables from fans to make the Red Sox’s commitment to single stream recycling easier and more visible, you get to watch the game for free, get a food and beverage voucher, a free t-shirt (very soft, and made of recycled materials) and have fun at this historic park with your fellow Smithies! Stay tuned for information on the exact date and how to sign up!

Volunteer at On The Rise (Postponed!)

New date TBD!
341 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139

Did you have a great time volunteering at the Greater Boston Food Bank (or were you sad you missed it)? Join us for another day of volunteering to help our community, this time at On The Rise, a program that helps women build the relationships and resources they need to safely get out of homelessness. We will be volunteering as part of a Service Day to help them in whatever capacity they most need, like sorting clothing, small cooking projects, handy work, helping with arts and crafts, or working in the garden and clearing the grounds (weather permitting).

Past 2015-2016 Events…

May Book Club Meeting

Thursday, May 26, 6:30pm
Hosted by Judy King, please RSVP to get specifics on  location.

We are pleased to announce our next book club read will be Station Eleven: A Novel by Emily St. John Mandel. An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.

Book:  Station Eleven: A Novel by Emily St. John Mandel

Annual Open Board Meeting

Tuesday, May 3, 6:30pm
160 Cambridge Park Drive (Hanover Cambridge Park), near Alewife Station

Calling all Cambridge Area Smithies – The Smith College Club of Cambridge invites you to attend our Annual Open Board Meeting.smith_alumnae-house_dining-room_150

Come socialize and then stay to find out how fun (really!) board meetings are. Exercise your member voting rights.  Hear a club status update.  We’ll recap the years successes, discuss ideas for next year, give a financial report, and finish planning our annual wine tasting fund raiser. Want to get involved?…  We’re seeking a Nominations Chair and a Young Alum Coordinator, both of which are great entry roles.  We’re looking for a few new board members – though we’re glad to have any and all alums there, regardless of your interest level. Wine, soft drinks, and light snacks will be provided.

March Book Club Meeting

Thursday, March 17, 6:30pm
Hosted by Judy King, please RSVP to get specifics on  location.

We are pleased to announce our next book club read will be Ta-Nehisi Coates’s new book, Between the World and Me. Written as a letter to his son, the book explores the framework American racial history. Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading”, this book seeks to illuminate the past while confronting the present.

Book:  Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates


Annual Winter Tea!

Sunday, February 28, 2016, 3:00pm
Hosted by Regina Googins
, RSVP for location (in Cambridge, car and transit accessible)
Free for SCCC Members
$5 for Non-Members (to cover cost of tea and snacks)

Looking to chase away the chill of February? There’s no better way than to gather with friends (old and new) to enjoy a time honored Smith tradition–tea! Enjoy tea, cookies, snacks, and conviviality. Bring a favorite tea cup or mug and share the story! RSVP now to secure your spot, or contact us if you have any questions or if you have any food allergies.


January Book Club Meeting

Thursday, January 28, 6:30pm
Hosted by Judy King, please RSVP to get specifics on  location.

We are pleased to announce our next book club read will be Smith Alum Gloria Steinem’s new memoir about her travels throughout her life and how they shaped her as a catalyst for change in the search for equality. Hope to see you in January!

Book:  My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem

Volunteer at the Greater Boston Food Bank

Saturday, January 9, 2016.  9:30am
70 S. Bay Ave, Boston, MA 02118

Volunteer with us!As part of our effort to give back to our community, we are organizing for interested club members to volunteer for a shift at the Greater Boston Food Bank. RSVP Now!

Second Book Club Meeting of the Year!

Thursday, November 19, 6:30pm
Hosted by Judy King, please RSVP to get specifics on  location.

After great discussion at our first meeting of the year, we are pleased to announce the second book club read will focus on the tale of a women (jobless with a PhD), her family roots in Vietnam and her brother’s disappearance, and a mysterious connection to Laura Ingalls Wilder. Hope to see you in November!

Book:  Pioneer Girl: A Novel by Bich Minh Nguyen

Smith in the City

Saturday, November 14, 2015.  8:30am-2:00pm
Boston Marriott Copley Place, 110 Huntington Avenue

Green apple on stack of red books.

Ready to get back to class?

Smith alumnae never forget the intellectual excitement of a Smith classroom. Please plan on joining fellow alumnae, parents, students, and distinguished faculty for this half-day event that brings the best of Smith to your hometown.

Choose from a menu of classes taught by some of Smith’s most celebrated scholars. You’ll relive your days as a student and experience exactly what makes Smith great today.

Watch for your invitation and registration information soon. Registration is $50; $40 for alumnae in the classes of 2006-2015. If you have any questions about this event, please email or call 413-585-2668.

Paint Night!

Sunday, October 25, 4:00pm 
Paint Corner Art Bar, 31 Belmont St., Cambridge
*Accessible by public transportation routes 73, 71, or 72 (all a short ride from Harvard Station). If you need a ride, please let us know.*

Who wouldn’t want this on their wall?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to socialize with other Smith alums, have a few drinks, and paint something that will forever have a place of pride on your wall? Join area Smith alums and let your inner artist roar!

Make sure to get your ticket now (cost is $45) to reserve your spot! All supplies (canvas, paints, etc.) are included in the price.

First Book Club Meeting of the Year!

Thursday, September 24, 7:00pm
Hosted by Judy King, please RSVP to get specifics on  location.

We are pleased to announce that the first book club meeting of the 2015-2016 year will bring us all back to our Smith roots as we are reading the Smith College First Year Summer Reading Book!

Book:  The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future, by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway (2015 Smith College First Year Summer Reading Book)

Head of the Charles

Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18, 2015. 
Reunion Village, Boston side of Charles Rives (between Weeks and Anderson bridges)

Come cheer on the Smith Crew Team!

Save the date, Smithies! Meet up with fellow alums at the Smith College Tent and cheer on the Smith Crew team as they compete. As part of the Women for the World campaign, we will be helping to raise money for the college to construct a new crew facility on the Connecticut River, so that current and future students will enjoy enhanced rowing experiences that provide leadership opportunities.