Regular Events

 

LET'S DO LUNCH
This is one of our ongoing activities. Lunches are scheduled five times a year, beginning in September. Join your Women's Club friends and their guests for lunch in a variety of restaurants in the area; rotating the day of the week and theme. This is a fun activity where the places and themes are limited only by our imaginations.
Reservations are required. Times and locations are announced in the club’s monthly newsletter.

 

BOOK TALK
All members of the Women's Club are welcome to join the Book Talk. We select a book each month to be reviewed by the group. The title of the book will be announced in the newsletter the month before it is reviewed. It is not necessary to have read the book selected to enjoy the discussion, so we encourage all with a love of literature to join us for tea and our Book Talk.
Book Talk meets regularly at 1:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Club, September through June. Book Talk does not meet in December.

 

CLUB MAH JONGG
Club Mah Jongg is one of the newer activities offered at the Women’s Club for members and prospective members. If you are a club member and currently play Mah Jongg, you are welcome to join our Wednesday afternoon group. We play year-round pending holidays, inclement weather and member travel plans. We meet at 1:45 p.m. at the Women’s Club or at Port City Java or in someone’s home. Game play usually runs through 5:00 p.m. We play by National Mah Jongg rules. The game card is revised every spring by the Mah Jongg League in New York. New cards are mailed out by the end of March.

Non-member guests who already play Mah Jongg can visit and then decide if they want to join the Women’s Club and our group. We can schedule future Mah Jongg classes depending on the interest level expressed and a time commitment to the learning curve of the game (4 consecutive sessions of 3 hours each).

Maj Jongg is a centuries-old game played with several levels of strategy. The best way to get better at the game after you have had lessons is to come out and play! Our game is played with 4 at a table; some weeks we have 2 tables. Unlike bridge, we play as singles, not pairs.

Our group takes turns bringing a game – with racks, tiles, helping hands and a set of di. Reservations are made on game day for the next week or by contacting the chairman by Monday for Wednesday.

We celebrate player’s birthdays by going out to lunch at a restaurant of the player’s choice. In months with no birthdays we eat out one Wednesday anyway before playing Mah Jongg.

You are encouraged to stop by the clubhouse and ask to see a current newsletter to check any day or time changes, and to read about our future plans. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday afternoons and to getting you better acquainted with the ladies in our group.

Please contact the club office for more information. Club Mah Jongg members have lots of fun and we welcome newcomers!

 

FIRST WEDNESDAY CARDS
Members of the club are cordially invited to attend the First Wednesday of the Month Card Games. Luncheon, arranged by the committee, is served at 12:00 noon preceding the games. All card games—bridge, canasta, five-hundred may be played. Old and new members are encouraged to participate in these pleasant afternoon sessions. Please supply your own cards, score pads, and tallies. Non-members may attend twice during the year to play as a substitute when invited.

 

ROUND ROBIN BRIDGE
Round Robin Bridge is a benefit activity for the Women's Club. It is open to both members and non-members of the Club. In order to participate, you must have a partner, with whom you play once a month against an opposing partnership according to a schedule. The schedule will assign hostesses for the games, which are to be played at the homes or at the clubhouse at everyone's convenience. For each monthly game each player contributes $2.00, which the hostess will collect. Round Robin Bridge begins in September with a brunch at the Women's Club followed by the first scheduled bridge game. The tournament ends in June with a lunch and card party during which the winners are awarded prize money.

Round Robin Bridge is a fun activity where you can make new friends and enjoy old friendships at the bridge table. Sign up at the "Welcome Back Coffee" or call Virginia Stayman at 717-765-4669.

 

CROSSROADS GARDEN CLUB
In 1931, the Garden group of the Women's Club was organized with Mrs. Henry Holzapfel as chairman. This group generated much interest, and in 1946 became a Federated Club when it joined the National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc., Central Atlantic Region. In 1968 the Garden group became Crossroads Garden Club.

Today, the Crossroads Garden Club is a member of the National Garden Clubs, Inc., Central Atlantic Region; The Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, Inc., District V; and The Washington County Council of Garden Clubs. All members of the Crossroads Garden Club must be members of the Women's Club of Hagerstown, Inc. If you are interested in joining the Crossroads Garden Club, contact Carol Carr at 301-790-3756.
The cost to join the Garden Club is $20.

At the Crossroads monthly meetings, an interesting program concerning gardening, conservation or garden therapy is presented. At least one garden-themed field trip is planned per year. All members make floral arrangements for use in the Women's Club, act as hostesses for club meetings, maintain the Women's Club gardens, decorate the Women's Club for Christmas, and help with other special events. A Holiday Greens Show featuring a professional floral demonstration is an annual event and is open to the public.

Members support the community through beautification projects at the Miller House, Hagerstown Community College Flower and Garden Show, Somerford Assisted Living and The Golden Living Center garden therapy.

Memorial gifts to honor friends or family are encouraged to help perpetuate the beautiful gardens at the Women's Club.