Holiday Gathering Potluck for Book Club and Regular Members

  • December 7, 2012 · 6:30 PM

Come join us for a fun, festive evening to celebrate the great year we've had and discuss next years activities for the women's group. This is a thank-you to all the wonderful women who have contributed so much to our group this year by organizing events for us or by regularly attending our events.  All members are welcome if space is available but as my home is small, I'm giving priority to members who have actively participated in our group events this year.

Location:  Dawn's home - San Jose/Los Gatos Border.  I'll email one week prior to the night with directions, etc.

It's potluck. Please bring a festive Christmas style dish to share and anything special you'd like to drink. I'll provide soft drinks, water and some wine and will make a dish. I will be making Chicken Marsala and a veggie lasagna.  We need salads, appetizers and desserts.  Can you post in the comments what you will bring so I'll know that we'll have plenty of everything.

Book Club Members - This month's Book below: - Available on Amazon for $1.20 and up. 

About the Book:

In a narrative replete with poison arrows, devouring snakes, scientific miracles, and spiritual transformations, State of Wonder presents a world of stunning surprise and danger, rich in emotional resonance and moral complexity.

As Dr. Marina Singh embarks upon an uncertain odyssey into the insect-infested Amazon, she will be forced to surrender herself to the lush but forbidding world that awaits within the jungle. Charged with finding her former mentor Dr. Annick Swenson, a researcher who has disappeared while working on a valuable new drug, she will have to confront her own memories of tragedy and sacrifice as she journeys into the unforgiving heart of darkness. Stirring and luminous, State of Wonder is a world unto itself, where unlikely beauty stands beside unimaginable loss beneath the rain forest's jeweled canopy.

All members - think of some activities you would like to participate in and get put on our 2012 schedule. Hope to see you there!

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  • Mary H.

    A wonderful evening at Dawn's house. It was good to see old pals and new faces. Thanks for your hospitality, Dawn!

    December 11, 2012

  • Dawn

    Thank-you all for coming and for the delicious dishes you all contributed. You're such a fun group of ladies. Happy Holidays!

    December 9, 2012

  • Marta

    Thank you Dawn for a great gathering. It was nice to see everybody. My best wishes for a fantastic holiday season!

    December 8, 2012

  • Judy H

    As always with the South Bay Ramblers it was fun and the company was good! Thank you, Dawn and Monica:)

    December 8, 2012

  • Sherri W

    So fun ! Thanks everyone !

    December 8, 2012

  • Carole

    I had a wonderful time meeting all of you last night. My sincere regrets that I won't be joining you on the hike today: I've promised my daughter I'd shlepp her around today. I do intend to participate on future hikes, so look forward to seeing many of you again. Thank you Dawn for hosting such a great gathering!

    December 8, 2012

  • Monica

    It gets better every year! What a great way to start the holiday season! And the book was good too! :-)

    December 8, 2012

  • Caroline

    Wonderful event...great chicken marsala, Dawn! Thanks to Monica for the movie game and to all for a fun evening!

    December 7, 2012

  • Carole

    This'll be my first meeting. May I bring a drink? Is wine appropriate?

    December 7, 2012

  • Mary H.

    OK, I'll bring another salad.

    December 7, 2012

  • Judy H

    I'll bring an appetizer - see you tonight!

    December 7, 2012

  • Alison M.

    I'll bring an appetizer.

    December 7, 2012

  • Dawn

    If any of you are still pondering what to bring, we could still use some appetizers, salads, breads and more desserts are always welcome. Looking forward to seeing you all tonight. So far we have 2 main dishes, 3 side dishes, 1 salad, 1 veggie and 3 desserts.

    December 7, 2012

  • Marta

    I will bring a pumpkin pie.

    December 5, 2012

  • Femy

    As always, I will bring a veggie dish. I look forward to seeing everyone.

    December 4, 2012

  • Dawn

    I'll be making Chicken Marsala with Rice Pilaf and a Kale/Vegetarian Lasagna. Kitty, it all sounds fabulous so do whatever inspires you although you are a master dessert maker!

    December 4, 2012

  • Kitty

    I can either make a quinoa and orzo dish with both carnivorous and vegetarian versions, or a dessert.

    December 4, 2012

  • julia

    I will be bringing a side dish of butternut/pear side dish.

    December 4, 2012

  • becky

    Will bring a veggie dish -- probably roasted pumpkin dish.

    December 3, 2012

  • MARCIA

    I'll bring the family recipe macaroni and cheese

    December 3, 2012

  • julia

    Is this a book discussion as well as the annual party? Good book selection!

    October 26, 2012

  • Lori T

    I will bring a dessert, something yummy and festive.

    October 24, 2012

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