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Woman’s Club kicks off busy year with fashion show

From left, Brenda Brizendine admires clothing modeled by Anna Pomaska (ensemble from Lowe Tide), Barbara Gillespie (ensemble from Cyndy’s Bynn), Ginny Hartung (ensemble and handbag from Bristow’s Store), Lynne Poland (ensemble from Lowe Tide), and Karen Bowman (ensemble from Cyndy’s Bynn), chair of the “Fall Fashions For Everyone” event.

The Middlesex County Woman’s Club (MCWC) began its year on September 10 with a fashion show featuring clothing from three Urbanna clothiers--Bristow’s Store, Cyndy’s Bynn, and Lowe Tide—modeled by its members and local ladies to the delight and enjoyment of club members and their guests.

This event was followed on September 15 by “A Celebration of Local Authors” featuring discussions, readings and book signings by some of the talented authors who call Middlesex County their home.
This lovely beginning to the club year is just the start of many informative and entertaining events planned by the MCWC from now until next summer.

Club programs at meetings include Dr. Rick Davila speaking in October on the Civil War; Marilyn South, director of the Middlesex County Museum in November; the talented Middlesex High School Chorus providing a program of Christmas carols in December; Brad Parks, local mystery author, in January; Melanie Marquis of Fary Farm, who will present an archeological view of George Washington’s boyhood home in February; Michael Lair, the Hyco Kid, in March; and the club’s annual potluck lunch for the members in April.

The May meeting completes the year with a luncheon for the installation of officers for the upcoming year.

The public is welcome to attend many of these programs. Look for announcements in the Southside Sentinel for dates and times.

The MCWC also will offer a series of “Bring A Friend Events.” The first event was today, September 20, featuring a class on scrapbook art called “Holding Memories Dear.” The attendees learned how to create a “record” of family history in an attractive format to enjoy for years and generations to come.

The second event will be on October 18 and is an “Introduction to Landscaping,” which will show how to focus on specific elements of nature and combine them to create a simple and effective watercolor.

On November 29, “Digital Photography and Composition” will demonstrate methods for making photographs interesting and unique.

January 11, 18 and 25, 2013, will put a spring in your step! “Introduction to Ballroom Dancing” will get you on your feet to learn the swing, waltz and foxtrot. Those with “two left feet” are welcome!
February 21 brings an “Introduction to Journaling.” Create a written record of your thoughts, memories, ideas, adventures, etc.

“Social Media” on March 21 at Rappahannock Community College will bring you into 2013, and all the “twittering and tweeting” and other modern methods of communicating that we all have heard of but may never have used.

May 3 brings “Herbs In The Landscape” to Christ Church Parish Hall. Learn how to incorporate herbs into your landscape plan for beauty as well as availability, and enjoy a tea where refreshments will incorporate some of the herbs discussed.

All of the “Bring A Friend Events” are open to the community. Absolutely no previous experience is necessary for any of the events. There will be an announcement in the Southside Sentinel prior to each event. Some of these events will require a small fee and others are free. If you are interested in obtaining a brochure about the “Bring A Friend Events,” call 804-334-7139.

The Middlesex County Woman’s Club is very involved in the community and sponsors scholarships as well as many additional events and fundraisers. Card parties, mahjongg, quilting, Oyster Festival fundraisers, The Galleria, box lunch sales, and many other activities keep club members busy and involved in the community.

“We are always ready and eager to meet new friends and bring in new members,” said a club spokesperson. “If you would like to join the MCWC or just ‘look us over,’ contact any member or call Karen at 804-334-7129 and be sure to join us for some of the many activities during the coming club year.”

posted 09.19.2012

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