2018 - 2019 Kalmia Club Member Programs

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. For information on membership, please visit our membership page.

Fall Social
September 10, 2018

Program Chairs: Officers and Trustees

Welcome back! Time to gather once again to greet old friends and meet new members. Membership fees ($55) are due at or before this meeting. Yearbooks will be emailed to paid members.
Please bring a sweet or savory to share.

Actress Karla Shantz portrays “Frankenstein” author Mary Shelley
Monday, October 8, 2018

Program Chair: Cindy Williamson

Karla Shantz enjoys portraying Mary Shelley and informing audiences about her life and how events that occurred in the world during her lifetime influenced her novel.

Photographer Laura Pedrick
Monday, November 12, 2018

Program Chair: Kate Breuning

As a long-time freelance photographer for the New York Times, Ms Pedrick covered a wide range of hard news and features for every section of the paper, documenting political campaigns on both the local and national level. Learn what is is like behind the lens of a professional photographer.

Holiday Social
Monday, December 10, 2018

Program Chair: Officers and Trustees

Seasons greetings to all! It is our annual holiday party and time for everyone to share in the merriment and good spirits of this lovely season. Come sing along to your favorite holiday songs and enjoy our last hoorah of the year!
Please bring a sweet or savory to share.

Kalmia Book Night
Monday, January 14, 2019

Program Chair: Kate Breuning

Click here for a list of 2018 books reviewed!

Attention readers! Continuing the long-standing post-holiday tradition of members sharing their favorite books, please join us for a literary evening. Please limit your selection to two books.

Artist Renate Novak
Monday, February 11, 2019

Program Chair: Deva Troy

You asked for it, and we got it... a hands-on art project! Local artist Renate Novak will teach us how to make a Lights of Love candle. This is a take-it-home project / gift that requires supplies, so we ask each participant to pay $5. Bring a rolling pin if you have one to share. See some of Renate’s work at http://www.facebookcom/artisticexpressionspa. Come have some fun!

Katherine Van Dell, Director, Jewelry Department, Rago Auction
Monday, March 11, 2019

Program Chairs: Beverly Desch

Katherine Van Dell, whose program is entitled "Knowledge is a Girl’s Best Friend," will discuss what everyone should know about buying, selling and assessing jewelry, including retail vs fair market vs insurance valuation. Katherine will bring with her a box of loupes (jeweler magnifiers) so members may look at their own jewelry with the eye of a jeweler.

Author Kat Landis, Doylestown Cemetery
Monday, April 8, 2019

Program Chair: Sue Fox

Kat's book "Stories from Beneath the Stones" brings to life some of the important people buried in the historic Doylestown Cemetery. Artists, writers, political leaders, scientists and industrialists who lived in Bucks County are buried here. The 10-acre tract became a Cemetery in 1849 and has expanded to 33 acres today.

Anne Thornton, President and Woman Business Owner of a Plumbing & Remodeling Company
Monday, May 13, 2019

Program Chair: Polly Anderson

Anne started MSI/Plumbing & Remodeling over 25 years ago and loves to talk about how she did it. She will bring her wagon of "show and tell" items and share the many tips she has for home ownership... even for those who have owned their homes for years! Past audiences commented how much they learned, and how much fun it was. A copy of her book, "The Insider's Guide to Home Improvement" will be available for sale.

Summer Social and Installation of Officers
Monday, June 10, 2019

Program Chairs: Officers and Trustees

Enjoy the beginning of summer at our year-end farewell meeting. Meet the scholarship winners and their parents and welcome new board members and trustees.
Please bring a sweet or savory to share.


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