2009 - 2010

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 14, 2009 - Fall Social
Program Chair: The Officers and Trustees

Welcome back! Pick up your new 2009-2010 Kalmia Yearbook, read about all our terrific upcoming programs, catch up with everyone, and meet new members. Join in some activities that help us know each other better and find fellow committee members. Learn about ways to contribute to Kalmia’s mission, even if your schedule is tight or unpredictable.

Please bring a dish to share, sweet or savory.


October 12, 2009 - Haunted Lambertville
Program Co-Chairs: Cheryl Cvetan and Bambi Kuhl

You know those noises your house makes, the ones you call “settling?” Chances are eerily good that those noises have names, like Frederick and Louella, just a few of the truly long-time Lambertville residents you will hear about at the October meeting. Learn about the houses where former residents are still current residents (except they don't have to pay taxes), who has been walking the towpath for the past 100 years, the anniversary ghosts and other souls who think Lambertville is a pretty good place not to leave. This haunting talk will be given by Lou Toboz, Lambertville's extraordinary historian and fledgling spirit hunters, Cheryl Cvetan and Bambi Kuhl.

Make sure you have someone to walk home with after the meeting. . .


November 9, 2009 - Nia at Kalmia
Program Chair: Benedetta Lambert

Get ready to enjoy Nia (pronounced NEE-ah), a combination of dance, martial arts and yoga. Kalmia member and Certified Instructor Carol Heffler will lead you in easy-to-follow steps to great music while improving your strength, balance and flexibility. Another benefit of Nia is weight loss. Carol teaches Nia at Stoneking Wellness Center in Lambertville as well as in Flemington and Pennington. This is gentle, safe exercise that is also fun!

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing to this meeting. Nia is meant to be danced barefoot, ballet slippers or dance shoes optional.


December 14, 2009 - Are Your Holiday Dreams Made of Chocolate?
Program Chair: Bambi Kuhl

Whether it’s chocolate Santas, Hanukkah gelt or Tollhouse cookies and hot chocolate by the fire; our Holiday dreams often include chocolate. As part of our annual holiday event, the Kalmia Club is pleased to present a local artisanal chocolate-maker, Laurie Douglass, who will show us the difference that fresh ingredients without preservatives can make to the taste and texture of your favorite treat. Laurie weaves her materials into delightful gifts and favors that can make your holiday gatherings unique. Join Kalmia for our usual holiday celebration as Laurie offers samples for all members, as well as ideas for holiday gifts, table favors, and special chocolate surprises.


January 11, 2010 - Book Night with Beverly
Program Chair: Beverly Leavell

A long-standing and always well-attended program is Kalmia’s Book Night with Kalmia member Beverly Leavell. Please bring your favorite books from 2009 to share with the group. Brave the cold winter weather and enjoy warm beverages, delicious treats and a great book discussion!

Here is the complete book list.

February 8, 2010 - The Progressive Center for Independent Living
Program Co-Chairs: Benedetta Lambert and Bambi Kuhl

The Progressive Center for Independent Living (PCIL) is an organization that supports people with disabilities in their efforts toward self-advocacy and independent lifestyles. Scott Elliott and Pam Vernon will discuss PCIL’s programs and explain the Center for Independent Living (CIL) concept. Join us for an informative evening and learn how Kalmia members can support those in need in our own communities.

Please note: This meeting will be held at the Union Fire Company, 230 North Main Street, Lambertville. For information, click here.


March 8, 2010 – “A Life of My Own: Meeting Eleanor Roosevelt”
Program Chair: Benedetta Lambert

The one woman show, “A Life of My Own: Meeting Eleanor Roosevelt” by Steve LaRocque is set on a train as Eleanor journeys from Boston with a young seat companion. Eleanor’s amazing energy, intelligence, compassion and dedication made her “The First Lady of the World,” but this show focuses on a more personal side of her story. Linda Kenyon portrays Eleanor and is happy to take questions following the performance. You won’t want to miss this very special program!


April 12, 2010 - An Evening with Amy Hoffman, Education Coordinator, Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve
Program Chair: Barbara Hencheck

Amy Hoffman, Education Coordinator will present a program with an overview of the history, mission and services of the Wildflower Preserve. She has graciously agreed to bring examples of native plants that can be used to grace our gardens here in Lambertville and the surrounding area.


May 10, 2010 - Clubhouse and Park Clean-Up BBQ Night
(Annual Meeting and Election of Officers)
Program Chairs: Garden and Clubhouse Committees

All hands on deck! We will organize our clubhouse gardens and adjacent Mary Sheridan Park in preparation for the 14th Annual Hidden Gardens of Lambertville Tour (scheduled for June 12, 2010). Please bring garden gloves, rakes and tools or buckets and rags and spend one busy hour with your Kalmia girlfriends. We will share a BBQ and cold refreshments while having our Annual Meeting and Election of Officers.

The May meeting begins at 6:00 PM!!!

The 14th Annual Hidden Gardens of Lambertville Tour
Saturday, June 12, 2010

Please check back for more information soon!

June 14, 2010 - Summer Social and Clubhouse 100th Anniversary Celebration
Program Chair: The Officers and Trustees

The Kalmia Club finishes the program year by celebrating the 100th Anniversary that the “Friends Meeting House” was “given and bequeathed” to the Club. New Officers and Trustees will be installed, members who have actively served Kalmia this year will be acknowledged and scholarship recipients will be announced.

Please bring a dish to share: sweet or savory.

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