Club Events 2018-2019

Upcoming Events…


Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Thursday, June 6, 5:30-7:30pm
Hosted by Audra Dainora ’89 at 1 Follen Lane, Cambridge
Consider becoming a sponsor
Tickets can be purchased at the door for $30 each.

Location update: the weather says the rain today should clear by this afternoon, so we are staying at the garden location at 1 Follen Lane!

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 97th 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!) We are pleased to announce that this year the event will be hosted by Audra Dainora, class of ’89, on Thursday, June 6th. We are also excited to announce that, with the help of Jay Faber at Magnolia Wines, we’ve put together a great selection of wines made by Women Winemakers for this year’s tasting.

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).

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 six 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…

Annual Meeting (with a Smith Professor Carrie Baker) and Touring Bow Market

Thursday, May 9
Annual Meeting/Talk: 5:30-7:30pm
Touring Bow Market: 7:30-9:30pm 
The Green Room, Union Square, Somerville (62 Bow St.)

Professor Carrie Baker, Professor of the Study of Women & Gender

Save the date for our Annual Meeting, where Smith Professor Carrie Baker will present her current research. We’ll also take care of a few important logistics like elections, enjoy some nosh, and afterwards spend some time walking around the market.

Interested in learning more about what the club does and what the board does? Not sure what each position is responsible for? We’ve got you covered. Want to get involved? Let us know!

Positions that are up for election this year include:

– Community Outreach Chair (Open to nominations;🔥🔥🔥 demand!)
– Programs Chair (New nominee: Aleena Akmal)
– President (Incumbent nominee: Alexis Ertzner)
– Treasurer (New nominee: Ruth Wilson)
– Secretary (Open to nominations;🔥🔥🔥 demand!)
– Hospitality Chair (Open to nominations)
– 2 Admissions Chairs (Incumbent nominees: Jen Duckett & Jessie Magyar)
– Young Alums Chair (Incumbent nominee: Meave Doherty)
– Book Club Chair (New nominee: Isa Ruggiero Du Mond)

April Book Club Meeting

Monday, April 15, 7:00pm
Location will be given to those who RSVP

The book for our April meeting is Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Girls by Kate Moore.

Please join us at the home of local alum, Cheryl Suchor, located near the Porter Square T station, for a potluck book club meeting.


March Book Club Meeting

Thursday, March 21, 7:00pm

Please join us for our discussion of The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller!

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. We are also looking for feedback about what books you’d like to read (by general type as well as specific titles).

If you are interested in joining us and would like a say on our April title and meeting date, please follow this link:


Tour the MFA with Smith Guides

Wednesday, April 3, 6:00-7:00pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
RSVP as space is limited!

Enjoy a tour by Smith alums who volunteer at the MFA and gather for a drink afterwards. Together with Smithies, explore special exhibitions Gender Bending FashionFrida Kahlo and Arte Popular  and Made Visible: Contemporary South African Fashion and Identity.

Admission to this event is free, but please plan to arrive at the MFA’s entrance for schools and groups (located on Museum Road across from the parking garage) about 10-15 minutes in advance so that we can gather to start the tour on time. Email us with any questions.

Annual Winter Tea 

Saturday, February 24, 2:00-4:00pm
Cambridge (Home of local alum; location given upon RSVP)
SCCC MembersRSVP (Free)
Non-SCCC Members: RSVP ($5)

Do you miss Friday afternoon tea, too?

Looking to chase away the winter chill 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! Enjoy tea, cookies, snacks, and conviviality.

Optional: bring a favorite tea cup or mug and share the story!

February Book Club Meeting

Wednesday, February 20, 7:00pm
Christopher’s, Porter Square

Please join us for our discussion of Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay!

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. We are also looking for feedback about what books you’d like to read (by general type as well as specific titles).

Gal/Palentine’s Day 

Sunday, February 10, 11:00 am 
23 Mt Pleasant St, Somerville, MA 02145  (Sullivan Square)

“We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third.” – Leslie Knope

Come celebrate Gal/Palentine’s Day with the Smith Club of Cambridge and waffles. Or waffles and the Smith Club of Cambridge. Doesn’t matter, but leave your work at home.

This will be a casual event filled with waffles, jigsaw puzzles, and awesome Smithies.

A donation of $5 at the event is suggested in order to cover the supplies.

Smithies Gather at the Boston Women’s March 

Saturday, January 19, 9:30 am 
Meet at the front steps of Main Boston Public Library Building in Copley Square to march to Boston Common together
*Cohosted with the Boston Smith College Club

Is it really a gathering of women if Smithies aren’t there to represent? Join other local Smithies and we seek to represent women and allies at the 2019 march. Check out the Facebook page for updated contact information and details day-of.

January Book Club Meeting

Wednesday, January 9, 7:00pm
Christopher’s, Porter Square

For our first meet-up of 2019, we’ll be reading Becoming by former First Lady Michelle Obama.

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. We are also looking for feedback about what books you’d like to read (by general type as well as specific titles).

Smith College Alums Bantam Cider Meetup

Saturday, November 10, 1:00-3:00pm
Bantam Cider Taproom, 40 Merriam Street, Somerville

Come spend an afternoon catching up and meeting other area alums while sipping and sampling some of Somerville’s finest ciders! We’ll bring some nosh, but feel free to bring something to nibble on while you sip as well. Check out our Facebook page for any day-of announcements and updates.

Head of the Charles Meetup

Sunday, October 21, 2:00-3:00pm
JFK Park, Cambridge

Come cheer on the Smith crew team as they race and enjoy some beautiful fall weather!

Head of the Charles is this weekend! The Smith Crew Team is racing this year, and we’d love to have your help cheering them on! Let’s meet to enjoy refreshments and fall foliage as we celebrate this Boston/Cambridge tradition! If you’re at the park on Sunday afternoon and can’t find us, please check our Facebook page for any updates. (RSVP encouraged just so we know who to look for.) And remember to show your pride by wearing your Smith gear!

Kayaking on the Charles River

Saturday, July 7, 10:00am-12:00pm
Charles River Canoe and Kayak, Kendall Square
15 Broad Canal Way, Cambridge

Join local Smithies from Boston and Cambridge for a morning of kayaking or canoeing on the Charles River. Boats are rented by the hour, and can include a single kayak ($16/hour), a double kayak for two adults ($21/hour) or a canoe ($21/hour). You even have the option of stand-up paddleboarding if you want to get adventurous (at $19/hour). Rates include paddles and life jackets.

We will rent our boats individually but can plan to cruise around the river in a group. Folks will have the option of returning earlier if they so wish, though do note that there is a minimum one-hour rental fee applied. Sarah Zeiser from the Boston Smith College Club will be leading this outing, and will be meeting folks at the rental point on the canal holding a Smith banner. Please RSVP to to indicate interest and with any questions.

Rain date is Sunday, July 8, at 10AM. We will post to the Facebook event page by 9:00am on Saturday the 7th if the outing is postponed to Sunday due to weather.