Health Lecture June 10th – Management of Aortic Stenosis

On June 10th, at 7pm, The Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club will host its 18th complimentary Health Lecture, which is part of our monthly series.

Our topic for June is “Management of Aortic Stenosis”. UCLA interventional cardiologist William Suh, MD, will discuss diagnosis and management of aortic stenosis including transcatheter aortic valve replacement, an alternative to open heart surgery.

Please join us on Wednesday, June 10th, 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the Club. This event is co-sponsored with UCLA Health. Please RSVP by calling (800) 516-5323

Health Lecture May 13th – The Modern Approach to Facial Aesthetics and Rejuvenation

On May 13th, at 7pm, The Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club will host its 17th complimentary Health Lecture, which is part of our monthly series.

Our topic for May is “The Modern Approach to Facial Aesthetics and Rejuvenation”. Our presenter will be UCLA plastic surgeon Jason Roostaeian, M.D. Dr. Roostaeian will discuss the latest techniques in facial aesthetic surgery and rejuvenation that give real results without losing one’s natural appearance.

Please join us on Wednesday, May 13th, 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the Club. This event is co-sponsored with UCLA Health. Please RSVP by calling (800) 516-5323

May Book Club

The book selection for May is The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. We are meeting on May 21st at 6:30pm.

“We are in the center of Paris, in an elegant apartment building inhabited by bourgeois families. Renée, the concierge, is witness to the lavish but vacuous lives of her numerous employers. Outwardly she conforms to every stereotype of the concierge: fat, cantankerous, addicted to television. Yet, unbeknownst to her employers, Renée is a cultured autodidact who adores art, philosophy, music, and Japanese culture. With humor and intelligence she scrutinizes the lives of the building’s tenants, who for their part are barely aware of her existence.

Then there’s Paloma, a twelve-year-old genius. She is the daughter of a tedious parliamentarian, a talented and startlingly lucid child who has decided to end her life on the sixteenth of June, her thirteenth birthday. Until then she will continue be having as everyone expects her to behave: a mediocre pre-teen high on adolescent subculture, a good but not an outstanding student, an obedient if obstinate daughter.

Paloma and Renée hide both their true talents and their finest qualities from a world they suspect cannot or will not appreciate them. They discover their kindred souls when a wealthy Japanese man named Ozu arrives in the building. Only he is able to gain Paloma’s trust and to see through Renée’s timeworn disguise to the secret that haunts her. This is a moving, funny, triumphant novel that exalts the quiet victories of the inconspicuous among us.” ~From Goodreads.com

The Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club Book Group is pleased to partner with ‘Reading Opens Minds’ and founder/program director, Lauren Lovett.  Book selections for upcoming discussions will be announced in the monthly newsletter.  If you would like to be placed on the email-announcement list, please contact us here and let us know you want to join the Book Club.

April Book Club

The book selection for April is “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” by Mark Haddon.

“Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.

Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, for fifteen-year-old Christopher everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning. He lives on patterns, rules, and a diagram kept in his pocket. Then one day, a neighbor’s dog, Wellington, is killed and his carefully constructive universe is threatened. Christopher sets out to solve the murder in the style of his favourite (logical) detective, Sherlock Holmes. What follows makes for a novel that is funny, poignant and fascinating in its portrayal of a person whose curse and blessing are a mind that perceives the world entirely literally.” ~From Goodreads.com

The Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club Book Group is pleased to partner with ‘Reading Opens Minds’ and founder/program director, Lauren Lovett.  Book selections for upcoming discussions will be announced in the monthly newsletter.  If you would like to be placed on the email-announcement list, please contact us here and let us know you want to join the Book Club.

Health Lecture April 8th – 8 Steps to Lose Weight, Look Great and Feel Amazing at any Age

Join us on April 8th at 7pm for an inspiring lecture by Malin Svensson – 8 Steps to Lose Weight, Look Great and Feel Amazing at any Age.

Malin Svensson is an international fitness coach, author, and speaker.  She will discuss how the subconscious mind influences decisions that affect health.  She will also address why some decisions last for only days or weeks while others last a lifetime.  Malin will share suggestions for making choices that could lead to improved health.

Please RSVP by calling 310.395.1308

March Book Club

The book selection for March is 11/22/63 by Stephen King.

“Life can turn on a dime—or stumble into the extraordinary, as it does for Jake Epping, a high school English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine. While grading essays by his GED students, Jake reads a gruesome, enthralling piece penned by janitor Harry Dunning: fifty years ago, Harry somehow survived his father’s sledgehammer slaughter of his entire family. Jake is blown away…but an even more bizarre secret comes to light when Jake’s friend Al, owner of the local diner, enlists Jake to take over the mission that has become his obsession—to prevent the Kennedy assassination. How? By stepping through a portal in the diner’s storeroom, and into the era of Ike and Elvis, of big American cars, sock hops, and cigarette smoke… Finding himself in warmhearted Jodie, Texas, Jake begins a new life. But all turns in the road lead to a troubled loner named Lee Harvey Oswald. The course of history is about to be rewritten…and become heart-stoppingly suspenseful.” ~From Goodreads.com

The Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club Book Group is pleased to partner with ‘Reading Opens Minds’ and founder/program director, Lauren Lovett.  Book selections for upcoming discussions will be announced in the monthly newsletter.  If you would like to be placed on the email-announcement list, please contact us here and let us know you want to join the Book Club.

Health Lecture March 11 – Toe and Foot Pain

UCLA orthopaedic surgeon Joan Williams, MD, will focus on common complaints in the forefoot and toes, and surgical and non-surgical treatment options.  Bunions, hammertoes, great toe pain and arthritis will also be discussed.  This event is co-sponsored with UCLA. To RSVP please call (800) 516-5323

February Book Club

“When beautiful, reckless Southern belle Zelda Sayre meets F. Scott Fitzgerald at a country club dance in 1918, she is seventeen years old and he is a young army lieutenant stationed in Alabama. Before long, the “ungettable” Zelda has fallen for him despite his unsuitability: Scott isn’t wealthy or prominent or even a Southerner, and keeps insisting, absurdly, that his writing will bring him both fortune and fame. Her father is deeply unimpressed. But after Scott sells his first novel, This Side of Paradise, to Scribner’s, Zelda optimistically boards a train north, to marry him in the vestry of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and take the rest as it comes.

What comes, here at the dawn of the Jazz Age, is unimagined attention and success and celebrity that will make Scott and Zelda legends in their own time. Everyone wants to meet the dashing young author of the scandalous novel—and his witty, perhaps even more scandalous wife. Zelda bobs her hair, adopts daring new fashions, and revels in this wild new world. Each place they go becomes a playground: New York City, Long Island, Hollywood, Paris, and the French Riviera—where they join the endless party of the glamorous, sometimes doomed Lost Generation that includes Ernest Hemingway, Sara and Gerald Murphy, and Gertrude Stein.

Everything seems new and possible. Troubles, at first, seem to fade like morning mist. But not even Jay Gatsby’s parties go on forever. Who isZelda, other than the wife of a famous—sometimes infamous—husband? How can she forge her own identity while fighting her demons and Scott’s, too? With brilliant insight and imagination, Therese Anne Fowler brings us Zelda’s irresistible story as she herself might have told it.” ~From Goodreads.com
The Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club Book Group is pleased to partner with ‘Reading Opens Minds’ and founder/program director, Lauren Lovett.  Book selections for upcoming discussions will be announced in the monthly newsletter.  If you would like to be placed on the email-announcement list, please contact us here and let us know you want to join the Book Club.

Health Lecture February 11th – Virtual Colonoscopy

Colon cancer is the second most common cancer in America, yet less than half of all Americans who should be screened follow through.  Learn about how virtual colonography might be an alternative to colonoscopy for colon cancer screening that avoids sedation.  This event is co-sponsored by UCLA. To RSVP please call (800) 516-5323.

Valentine Making and Music Appreciation Event

Here is your chance to be creative, take care of all of your Valentine cards for one cheap price AND help a great organization.

At this event we provide you with all the supplies you could possibly need to make the most wonderful Valentine cards, including cards, envelopes, and a veritable smorgasbord of animals, celestial objects, flowers and, of course, hearts in the form of cutouts, stickers, ribbons, borders and much, much more.

While you are working on your Valentine cards, you will be entertained by musicians and healthy and not-so-healthy snacks will be provided to keep up your energy level.

This is a great event for everyone who appreciates those special home-made Valentines!

A $10 donation provides you with all supplies, musical entertainment and snacks.

All proceeds go to “School on Wheels”, a wonderful organization that provides tutoring and after-school education to homeless children.