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October 2 - Fall Gathering, 11 am - 1 pm

October 24-28 - Friends Face Off - Giving Week for University Friends Groups - Thank you to the 18 donors whose combined gifts total $1,000.

November 6 - General Meeting - 11:30 - 1 pm - Speaker Program at the Arboretum - Bob Kuhn, Associate Director, Genomics Institute will speak about "Genetics, Genomics, and UCSC"

December 13 - UCSC Holiday Open House, 2:30 - 5:00 pm - by invitation

December 14 - Fiat Musica, UCSC Women's Club Choir, Friends and Family Winter Concert at 3 pm               Location - Mt. Calvary Lutheran church, 2402 Cabrillo College Drive, Soquel, CA                                                    Admission is free; all are welcome.


January 8 - General Meeting - 11:30 am - 1 pm -Speaker Program at the Arboretum - UCSC Professor Stacy Philpott, Executive Director, Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems. Her topic - "Urban Garden Management, Biodiversity, and Human Well-being" - Synopsis: Urban agriculture provides between 15-20% of the global food supply and an array of other social and cultural benefits. Yet many urban gardeners lack knowledge about how to manage pests, promote pollinators, and conserve water in gardens. Stacy will present results of her research examining low garden management, neighborhood surroundings, and socio-cultural diversity of gardens which can enhance biological pest control, promote crop pollination, and enhance well-being for gardeners.

February 5General Meeting - 11:30 am - 1 pm - Speaker Program at the Arboretum - Elizabeth (Beth) Stephens, Professor and Chair, UCSC Art Department. Her topic - "For the Love of the Earth"
Synopsis: This artist lecture will explore her strategies for injecting hope into the discourse and practice of environmentalism by making it more sexy, fun, and diverse.

March 4 - General Meeting - 11:00 am - 1 pm - Speaker Program at the Arboretum - Elaine Sullivan (M.A. and Johns Hopkins University), Associate Professor of History, UCSC. Her topic - "Death on the Nile: A 3D Visit to Egypt's Most Enduring Cemetery"

The ancient Egyptian necropolis of Saqqara was the burial place of kings, queens, priests, and elite officials for 2500 years (3000-332 BCE) and boasts some of the most spectacular architecture and art from the Pharoanic Period. In this talk, we'll make a virtual visit to the site, using a 3D model that digitally 'reconstructs' the original appearance of the ancient monuments, and explore how royal and elite Egyptians created a special landscape to guarantee their eternal life and power.

The Book Sale will begin early to allow for browsing. Members may bring up to five books to sell for our scholarship fund. No textbooks, please.

March 31 - Shadowbrook Community Night (831-475-1511) CANCELED

Join us at the Shadowbrook Restaurant in Capitola for a festive meal. Consider this occasion for a special Valentine's Day celebration with friends, perhaps from an interest group, with other members and spouses, with family members, or with friends who are not affiliated with our club. Hours: Rock Room Lounge - 4:00 - 8:30 pm; Dining Room - 5:00 - 8:30 pm

Make reservations. Each table should be reserved under a different name to avoid confusion. Mention the UCSC Women's Club when you make the reservation and again to your server on the evening of the event.

One-third of the evening's food and beverage sales is returned to our club IF the server knows you are with the UCSC Women's Club. (Exclusions: California sales tax, gratuities,  and complimentary voucher sales or discounted items, such as Two-fer Tuesday happy hour special pricing.)

April 1General Meeting - 11:30 am - 1 pm - Speaker Program at the Arboretum -Melani Amaris. Her topic - “Let’s get Motivated to Move - Creating Habits for Positive Change.” - CANCELED

Melani Amaris, Owner/Head Coach of Coachmeswimbikerun ( will share with us her passion for movement. She has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Physical Education, 34+ years coaching experience, and the desire to share with you ideas to get moving. Her presentation will take you on a journey to identify your own why’s and why not’s, while identifying simple habit changes that can help you on your journey. 

April 1 - 9 am - 3 pm -  InterCampus Exchange at UC Berkeley - CANCELED 

Watch a video of last year's March 2019 presentation at UCSC which included a panel discussion: "Women Leaders in Higher Education: Moving the Needle," with CP/EVC Marlene Tromp, Provost Elizabeth Abrams, Dean Lori Kletzer and Dean Kathryne Mitchell, and moderated by Chief Campus Counsel Lorena Peñaloza.

April 22 - UCSC Giving Day has been postponed, but donations may be made for UCSC students affected by COVID-19 to the Slug Support Campaign.

May 6 - Annual Spring Luncheon and Scholarship Recognition - 11 am - 1 pm at the Seymour Center - CANCELED

May 16 - Fundraising concert at the Rio Theater with Grammy Award winning Hawaiian Songstress Amy Hanaiali'i; silent auction opportunity - POSTPONED

July 1 - Memberships Renewable