April 2019 Newsletter

President's Corner

Shari Cassutt  505-670-4982

We're rolling out our new name and logo this month!  Many thanks to Debbie Bernard, Dara Arends, Valerie Wozniak, and Cheryl Sojkowski who have been working so hard on our new look. You'll be seeing the results of their efforts in the coming months on our printed materials and website. 

Dates to remember - This Thursday, March 28th Meet and Greet, 5:00pm - 7:00pm. Bring an appetizer to share. Check your email for further details.  And don't forget to mark your calendars for the annual Spring Luncheon, May 14th, at the new Metro Bis.  

Nominating Committee

Eileen Higham 

Nominating Committee has been working hard to fill the Board positions for 2019-2020.   We still need 2 Event Planners, and a Civic Concerns board member.   Please get in touch if you have interest or questions about these positions.

Evening Bunko

Randi Stamboulis 

This picture is from our last gathering on March 13th at the home of Erin Walsh. 

We'll be playing again on Wednesday, April 3rd at 7pm. 

Bunko is a very old dice game that’s really easy to learn!  Contact Randi if you'd like to be added to the email distribution list with details about our next location.

Wine & Women

Cheryl Sojkowski 860-658-2199
Sarah Nanzig 860-658-2199

Our next gathering of the season will be held on Thursday, April 25th (it is the 4th Thursday due to Spring Break) at 7:00pm, at the home of Patty Howland. Please bring an appetizer or dessert, and a beverage to share with the group. A reminder email will be sent the week before the event with the location details and you can RSVP by replying to the email.

Save these dates: May 16th, and our end of year "Wine, Women, and Guest" on Saturday, June 1st.  Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to open their home to our group.

Daytime Book Discussion

Jane Fox  860-658-0388

Apr 26th Pachinko by Min Jin Lee 
May 17th Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng 

Evening Book Discussion

Cheryl Cook 860-408-1577

April 2nd Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng 
May 1st Mr Flood's Resort by Jess Kidd 


Shari Cassutt  505-670-4982

Kentucky Derby party in May?  I think so!! Watch for details. If you're not on the PopUps mailing list and want info on this event please be sure to contact Shari.

Ladies Lunch Bunch

Alayna Clark 860-217-0054
Toni Robinson 860-217-1915

Simsbury Newcomers Lunch Bunch will be going to La Figata in Granby on April 11th at 11:30am. The address is 9 Bank Street, Granby, CT.

Dining Out

Theresa Awad Roe 860-408-9278
Beth Payne 860-217-1915

Saurday April 13 Dining Out  will be at an interesting location - the Ritz Crystal Room Restaurant in Torrington. They can accommodate 14 comfortably. Neither Beth nor I have tried it, so we will be exploring together!  Please RSVP by Monday April 8th to both Beth and Theresa.

Place: Ritz Crystal Room
           111 Main St.
            Torrington, Ct 06790.
Time 7:00pm
Date Saturday April 13.

Discover New England

Patty Howland 
Diana Pratt 

Enjoy the photos below from our trip on Thursday, March 21st to the New Britain Museum of American Art to see the Georgia O'Keefe exhibit followed by lunch at Great Taste Chinese Restaurant

Save the date for our next outing in May
Wednesday, May 8th – Wadsworth Mansion Tour & Tea, Middletown, CT
We must limit the number of attendees to 20!  Please contact Diana by April 24 to secure your spot:

Paddle Tennis

Ladies:  Carolyn Brand 860-408-1566
Mens  Steve Parker 860-651-9445
Couples: Camilla Thompson 860-658-2038

Sadly, the season is over for the Ladies, Mens and Couples scheduled games.   If you are interested in additional playing, the Farms paddle courts are open and free from Apr 1 through the end of Oct. The men’s group is looking for a few more players for next year, contact Steve Parker for more information.  You can always contact one of us if interested in trying the game for the first time, and we will set something up.  Finally, please be sure to sign up for paddle in September!.  Thank you..

April Birthdays

Joanne A
Ginny B   
Isabelle B 
Patti E 
Julie K 
Cathie L
Monica P 
Cheryl S 
Randi S 
Sue S 
Arlene Z