2012 - 2013 Kalmia Club Program Archives

Meetings are held September through June, on the second Monday of each month, at 7:15 p.m. at the Kalmia Club House, 39 York Street, Lambertville, unless otherwise noted.

September 10 – Fall Social
Program Chairs: Officers and Trustees

Welcome back! Time to catch up with those you haven't seen all summer, pick up the new yearbook – read about the terrific programs coming up, find out who your fellow committee members are – and meet new members.
Please bring a sweet or savory to share.

October 8 – Author Ilene Beckerman
Program Chair: Bambi Kuhl

Opening the 2012-2013 program series is an evening with Ilene Beckerman whose first book (written at age sixty), Love, Loss, and What I Wore was not only a bestseller, but was adapted for the stage by the late Nora Ephron and her sister Delia Ephron AND was a huge, long-running off-Broadway hit. Since that feat, she has written several other books; her most recent being The Smartest Woman I Know, a loving yet hardly sappy tribute to her grandmother. To read her books is amazing; to hear her speak is exhilarating. Plan to arrive early – if you want a seat.

November 12 - Home is Where the Army Sends You—
John S. Prall, Colonel, US Army (Ret)
Program Chair: Breanna Fulper

Raised in Lambertville, Colonel Prall grew up on the same North Union Street as his father. After graduating from South Hunterdon High School, Colonel Prall attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, then served some thirty-plus years throughout Europe, the U.S. and Korea. He will discuss how the Army has changed from the time of the Cold War to the post-911 world, and what serving in the military means to today's youth.

December 10 - Holiday Spectacular
Program Chair: Suzanne Padilla

It's December - the holidays are approaching - time for another Holiday Extravaganza, brought to you by the Happy Elves. Come share some great food, talk with friends, sing along with Steve Croce, and maybe catch your breath before diving into the holidays.
Please bring a sweet or savory to share.

January 14 - Book Night with Beverly
Program Chair: Bambi Kuhl

A long-standing, post-holiday tradition, past president Beverly Leavell will moderate an evening during which members share their favorite books. Please limit your selections to two books.

Click here for this year's book list!

February 11 - Canal House Cooking
Program Chair: Suzanne Padilla

Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer will discuss their journey and their point of view in the cooking and cook book world, which is about home cooking by home cooks for home cooks (and not about a restaurant chef's perspective on home cook-ing). "We want to encourage everyone—the way Julia Child and Marion Cunningham did for all of us for years—to cook, and to be good or better home cooks. We want to share, as fellow cooks, our love of food and all its rituals. After all, the everyday practice of simple cooking and the enjoyment of eating are two of the greatest pleasures in life." Enough said.

March 11 – Organize and Simplify
Program Chair: Judith Gilpin

Suzanne Neilson specializes in guiding individuals and businesses to organize and simplify a wide range of aspects in their lives. With more than 20 years experience, she both informs and entertains as she takes the audience through a range of topics including organizing your home and your computer, how to shed things no longer needed, and planning for retirement. She indeed has something for everyone.

April 8 – The Painted Truffle, Annual Meeting and Election of Officers
Program Chair: Lynn Marra

Indulge yourself with an evening of incredible chocolates. Local Chocolatier Tom Sciascia (pronounced ShaSha) from Stockton, NJ, will take you on an unforgettable tasting journey with his famous artisan chocolates: his much sought after liquor cordials, dreamy, creamy sea-salted caramels, and more. Plus, while tasting amazing chocolate confections, Tom will share with you a cooking demonstration on how to make the most decadent caramel sauce you've ever had, and he'll show you how to make one of his mouthwatering chocolate truffles. Tom will bring along some of his many creations as well for anyone who would like to buy 'just a little something' to take home! It's an event you won't want to miss.

May 13 – Age Gracefully with Dr. Espinoza
Program Chair: Kate Breuning

A former dancer with the Joffrey Ballet, graduate of Drexel School of Medicine in Philadelphia, wife, mother, and entrepreneur Dr. Lisa Espinoza is a Board Certified physician licensed to practice in all areas of aesthetic medicine. At her New Hope based spa, she focuses solely on skin care, preventative aging, and overall skin health. Her specialty is helping her patients age gracefully with-out the use of plastic surgery. Tonight, this very accom-plished woman will share the techniques she uses in her practice to help her patients feel better about themselves.

June 10 - Summer Social and Installation of Officers
Program Chairs: Officers and Trustees

It's time to bid adieu to this term's officers and welcome the new administration. Gather once more before the lazy, hazy days of summer hiatus for the Summer Social, announce-ment of scholarship award recipients and installation of new officers and trustees.
Please bring a sweet or savory to share.


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