Club Events 2017-2018

Upcoming Events…

Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Wednesday,  June 6, 5:30-7:30pm
Home and Garden of Webb and Jeff Brown, 50 Stoneleigh Circle, Watertown
(The weather looks to be in our favor, though you might bring a jacket as it is a cooler day.)
Tickets are $30 at the door, or…
Become a sponsor now! 

What could be a better sign that spring is in the air than an invitation to the Smith College Club of Cambridge’s Annual Wine Tasting Party? This is our 96th year hosting this event, which raises scholarship funds for current area Smith students. (We are also quite fond of gathering, tasting some delicious wines, and having great conversations with old friends and new!)  This year, the party will be hosted by Webb & Jeff Brown, parents of Elizabeth Brown ’96, on Wednesday, June 6th in their Stoneleigh Circle, Watertown garden.

General admission tickets are now on salebut right now we need your help! We need your sponsorship support in order for us to meet our $10,000 scholarship donation goal, and to cover event costs. The scholarship will be presented to the college to support a current Cambridge/Somerville/Watertown student. We absolutely cannot do this without your help, so please consider becoming a sponsor (or continuing your past sponsorship) today! All individuals who have donated by May, 1st will be listed on the invitation.

Sponsorship levels begin at $50 (and sponsors receive free admission to the event as a thank you gift). Click here to become a sponsor (see sponsorship levels below).

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. Friends ($50-$99) receive admission for themselves. Sponsor donations are tax deductible and 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

We’re incredibly proud that the SCCC community has enabled us to contribute at least $10,000 for the past five 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.

Past Events…

Viewing of RBG

Monday, May 28, 7:00pm (estimate)
Kendall Square Cinema, Cambridge

Alum Elizabeth Orth recently moved to the Cambridge area and suggested that the club set a date to see RBG, the recent documentary about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. We thought that was a great idea! Please join us this Memorial Day at the Kendall Square Cinema.

Please note that the 7:00 event time is an estimate, based on this week’s screening schedule. We’ll update as needed once next weekend’s schedule is up.

May Book Club: Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

Thursday, May 24, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Christopher’s, Cambridge

Hello, Smith Readers!
Please join us next Thursday night at Christopher’s to discuss our latest book club pick, Octavia E. Butler’s stunner “Kindred.” Hope to see you there! Please RSVP so we know how many to make the reservation for. 🙂

Annual Tea with Professor Daniel Horowitz

Do you miss Friday afternoon tea, too?

Saturday, May 12, 1:30-3:30pm, Cambridge
(Home of a local alum, location given upon RSVP)
SCCC MembersRSVP (Free)
Non-SCCC Members: RSVP ($5)

Looking to celebrate spring and reconnect with your Smithie self? There’s no better way than to gather with friends (old and new) to enjoy a time honored Smith tradition–tea with a Smith Professor! Enjoy tea, cookies, snacks, conviviality, and a talk with Professor Daniel Horowitz as he discusses his book Happier? The History of a Cultural Movement that Aspired to Transform America.In addition to time spent socializing and talking with Professor Horowitz, we’ll (quickly) take care of a little club business as we’ll have a board positions to elect. (Interested in joining the board? Let us know!)  Optional: bring a favorite tea cup or mug and share the story!

Volunteer at the Greater Boston Food Bank!

Saturday, January 20, 9:30am
Greater Boston Food Bank, 70 South Bay Ave, Boston, MA, 02118

Spend a day volunteering with local Smithies at the Greater Boston Food Bank! It is a great way to give back to the community and meet up with fellow Smithies. Sign up here to hold your spot (spaces are limited, and we ask you to hold the commitment on your calendar. We’ll help coordinate rides.)

Pizza and Bowling at Sacco’s/Flatbread!

Saturday, December 9, 6:00pm
Flatbread, Davis Square

Please join fellow Young at Heart Cambridge Smithies at Sacco’s Bowl Haven in Somerville for pizza, bowling, and holiday cheer. Don’t forget to wear your best ugly sweater! RSVP now to, as this event is limited to 12 attendees. Tickets are $13 and include bowling and some pizza.

December Book Club Meeting

Thursday, December 14, 7:00pm
Christophers, Porter Square

For December’s meet-up, let’s read Becoming Nicole, by Amy Ellis Nutt, Smith class of ’77. More details to follow! Let us know if you want to be added to our Book Club mailing list to stay in the loop about upcoming books and venues.

Smith Professor Daniel Horowitz at the Harvard Book Store

Friday, December 1, 6:30-8:30pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass Ave, Cambridge

Let’s gather up our Smithie selves and welcome Daniel Horowitz, Professor Emeritus of American History at Smith, at his Harvard Book Store event!

He will be discussing his intriguing new book, “Happier?: The History of a Cultural Movement That Aspired to Transform America.” The book explores the myriad ways that the development of positive psychology, the focus on cultivating well-being, influenced American life.

The event is free and unticketed. As such, seating is first-come, first-served, and the chairs are usually set up by about 6:30. Learn more about the book and the event.

We hope you’ll join us! After the event, we might gather at Grafton Street Pub, just down the corner from the bookstore, if there’s enough interest.

November Book Club Meeting

Thursday, November 16, 7:00pm
Christopher’s, Porter Square

On Thursday, November 16, we’ll meet to discuss Cristina Henriquez’s novel, “The Book of Unknown Americans,” which was the Smith Reads selection this past summer.

Please confirm your attendance by Wednesday, November 8, so that we have an accurate head count for our reservation.

Head of the Charles Meetup

Sunday, October 22, 1:00pm
JFK Park, Cambridge

Come cheer on crew teams as they race and enjoy some beautiful fall weather!

Head of the Charles is this weekend! The Smith Crew Team is not racing this year, but it is shaping up to be beautiful weather to head to the river. Let’s meet to enjoy refreshments and fall foliage as we cheer on a Boston/Cambridge tradition! If you’re at the park on Sunday afternoon and can’t find us, please check in with Alexis at 978-270-5141. (RSVP encouraged so we know who to look for.) And remember to show your pride by wearing your Smith gear!


October Book Club Meeting

Thursday, October 12, 7:00pm
Christopher’s, Porter Square

School season is back, and we are restarting the book club for the year! We will aim to meet one Thursday a month. Join us at Christopher’s in Porter Square for conversation and refreshment!

This month, we’ll read “A Tale for the Time Being,” by Ruth Ozeki ’80. Two summers ago, it was the selection for the Smith Reads program.

All are welcome, whether you’ve read the book by October 12 or not! Please RSVP by Thursday, October 5, so that we can give the restaurant a heads-up if need be.


Class of 2021 and Young Alums Ice Cream Social!

Saturday, August 19, 2:00-3:30pm
Lizzie’s Ice Cream, Harvard Square

The SCCC invites you to join local young alumnae and members of the Class of 2021 to enjoy a cold treat and the company of Smithies, old and new. We will be meeting at Lizzy’s Ice Cream (29 Church St. Cambridge, MA 02138) and walking to Cambridge Commons together.