Oct
2
to Nov 1

Envisioning a Sustainable Future for Your Organization

Use this registration link: Family and Friends discount: $199

If anyone wants to participate and can't pay the $199 - please reach out. We want as many women to have this opportunity as possible!

Leverage your organization’s unique mission and function to align with the growing knowledge base for sustainability practices in the workplace. This online course includes about 2 hours of work per week for four weeks and ends with a one-hour virtual live session with expert Dano Weisbord, Executive Director of Sustainability and Campus Planning at Smith College. 

 Learning outcomes

· Gain a basic understanding of sustainability (ecosystem services) and explore how global trends upset ecosystem balance 

· Identify what aspects of your organization connect to these global trends

· Develop ideas for incorporating sustainability into your overall strategy

· Be part of the solution by sharing your sustainability talking points

 

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Nov
9
3:00 PM15:00

Save the Date: Smith College Museum of Art Trunk Show

  • 11011 Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90025 United States (map)
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After a huge success in 2017, the Smith College Museum of Art is coming back to Los Angeles for a curated, private holiday shopping experience. Expect beautiful scarves, purses, jewelry and much more. There's something for everyone's budget. Bring your friends and make new friends!

This event is sponsored by L.A. Smith College Committee on Regional Participation and Beverly Hills Porsche.

DATE: Saturday, November 9
TIME: 3 pm - 6:30 pm
PLACE: Beverly Hill Porsche, 11011 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, 90025
RSVP: Click here.

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Sep
29
4:30 PM16:30

Movie Club

  • 10850 Pico Blvd. at Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles 90064 (map)
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The SCCLA's monthly movie club is on the last Sunday of each month. Local Smithies can get together to watch a movie at the Westside's Landmark Theater and can enjoy a lively conversation (plus drinks). The next movie will be chosen on Thursday, September 26.

DATE: Sunday, September 29
TIME: TBD
PLACE: Landmark Theater on10850 Pico Blvd. at Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles 90064
RSVP: Please email Susan Pollack'85 to be emailed when the movie and showtime are announced.

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Sep
14
5:20 PM17:20

Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins | Including Q&A with Director Janice Engel and Anne Seifert '65

  • Laemmle West LA, 11523 Santa Monica Blvd 1st floor, Los Angeles, CA 90025 (map)
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Celebrate the life and legacy of Smithie, Texan and legendary political columnist Molly Ivins ‘66 when "Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins” opens in LA next weekend!

The film tells the story of how Molly used her razor sharp wit to skewer the powerful, protect the helpless and shine a light on bad government. She was a fearless reporter who stopped at nothing, not even death threats, to speak truth to power. “Raise Hell” brings Molly’s humor and political wisdom back to life — and shows how it still strikes a chord in today’s political climate.

Join LA area Smithies at the 5:20pm showing of “Raise Hell” next Saturday. Immediately following the film, there will be a Q&A with director Janice Engel and Molly’s Smith College friend Anne Seifert ‘65. The discussion will be moderated by SCCLA President Kristin Matthews ‘91.

DATE: Saturday, September 14
TIME: Movie starts at 5:20 pm
PLACE: Laemmle West LA, 11523 Santa Monica Blvd 1st floor, Los Angeles, CA 90025
RSVP: Click here.

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Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Smithie Connected Career Networking

  • 5052 York Boulevard los angeles, CA, 90042 (map)
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Come out for a casual Smith College Club of Los Angeles career networking happy hour in Highland Park! Please RSVP to this no-host event so we may have a count for the gracious bar manager.

DATE: Thursday, September 12
TIME: 6 pm - 8 pm
PLACE: Outdoor patio at Block Party, 5052 York Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90042
RSVP: Click here.

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Jun
29
8:00 PM20:00

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl

PURCHASE TICKETS: https://scclahollywoodbowl2019.eventbrite.com

Enjoy the modern family classic, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, on the big screens while the orchestra performs the score live. Do come for a wonderful night at the Hollywood Bowl! And make sure to bring the whole family to enjoy this annual Smith Club tradition.

https://scclahollywoodbowl2019.eventbrite.com

DATE: Saturday, June 29
TIME: Movie starts at 8 pm
PLACE: Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068

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Jun
9
1:00 PM13:00

Annual Family Potluck

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sccla-annual-family-potluck-picnic-2019-tickets-60640786224

Join the SCCLA for our annual summer potluck picnic. NOTE NEW LOCATION at Roxbury Park Community Center in Beverly Hills. The picnic is one of our biggest events of the year and a great way to kick off the summer! Come meet entering Smithies, new grads, and reconnect with old friends in the area (and make new ones).

Tickets
SCCLA member* - complimentary
SCCLA member guest* - complimentary
Additional SCCLA member guests* - $10
Non-members - $10
Incoming Smithie/Parent of Incoming Smithie - complimentary
Current Smithie (including 2019 grads) - complimentary
Child - complimentary

*Please note: SCCLA membership status will be confirmed. If there are any questions, you will be contacted.

Potluck
The Club will provide beverages (NO alcohol is permitted in the park or community center). Please bring a dish to serve 6 according to the initial of your last name:
A-H: Desserts
I-Z: Hearty Salads

Opportunity Drawing
The picnic will also feature an Opportunity Drawing with multiple prizes to benefit the SCCLA Endowed & Spetnagel Scholarship Funds. Feel free to purchase opportunity tickets or bundles with your event ticket!

Transportation/Parking
There is metered parking (free on Sunday) in the Community Center parking lot and on the streets bordering the park. However, we encourage taking public transit, carpooling, or Uber/Lyft as Sunday is a busy day at the park and parking spots will be in high demand. If you drive, leave yourself ample time to find parking.

Please note that the Community Center has a hard close at 5pm so we will wrap our event at 4pm so we can finishing cleaning up prior to the Community Center's closing time. Thank you.

If you have any questions, please email rsvp@smithclubla.org.

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Please note this is a private event for the Smith College Club of Los Angeles. The event is not open to the public. Non-Smith guests must be accompanied by a Smith alum. Also, we take your RSVP seriously in the planning of food, beverage, and other materials for events so if your plans change and you cannot attend, please update your RSVP or notify us at rsvp@smithclubla.org.

DATE: Sunday, June 9
TIME: 1 pm - 4 pm
PLACE: Roxbury Park, 471 S. Roxbury Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

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Jun
2
4:00 PM16:00

Pasadena Book Club

The Pasadena Book Club will discuss A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman. This New York Times best seller is sure to be a captivating page-turner.

DATE: Sunday, June 2
TIME: 2 - 4 pm
RSVP: This Book Club is currently at capacity for members. Please email Anne McNeill '92AC about joining.

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Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

Monthly Board Meeting

The SCCLA Board meets monthly from August to June. We welcome anyone in our community to attend. However, space is limited as we do meet in homes or community meeting rooms. Please let us know if you're interested in attending so we can accommodate you.
 
DATE: Saturday, June 1
TIME: 10 am - 12 pm
RSVP/PLACE: Email Kristin Matthews '91. Address will be provided upon confirmation.

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May
26
4:30 PM16:30

Movie Club

  • 10850 Pico Blvd. at Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles 90064 (map)
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The SCCLA's monthly movie club is on the last Sunday of each month. Local Smithies can get together to watch a movie at the Westside's Landmark Theater and can enjoy a lively conversation (plus drinks). The next movie will be chosen on Thursday, May 23.

DATE: Sunday, May 26
TIME: TBD
PLACE: Landmark Theater on10850 Pico Blvd. at Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles 90064
RSVP: Please email Susan Pollack'85 to be emailed when the movie and showing are announced.

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May
19
5:00 PM17:00

Columbia-Smith Book Club

The next book for the Columbia-Smith Book Club will be Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao's Revolution, by Helen Zia. This sprawling book recounts the stories of four young Shanghai residents who brave an uncertain future as they flee the Communist Revolution in China.

DATE: Sunday, May 19
TIME: 5 - 7 pm
PLACE: Catherine Lincoln's home, 802 Franklin Street, Santa Monica 90403
RSVP: Email Elizabeth Van Denburgh.

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May
19
2:00 PM14:00

Los Angeles Book Club

  • 4634 La Subida Place, Tarzana, CA 91356 (map)
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At the next Los Angeles Book Club meeting, the group will discuss Educated, by Tara Westover. This memoir delves deep into Westover's journey from her survivalist family to Cambridge University.

DATE: Sunday, May 19
TIME: 2 - 4 pm
PLACE: Home of Vivian Forbes '50, 4634 La Subida Place, Tarzana, CA 91356
RSVP: Email Terri Macellaro '84.

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May
9
7:00 PM19:00

South Bay Book Club

  • 2 Clear Vista Drive, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (map)
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At the next South Bay Book Club, the group will discuss Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee. This National Book Award Finalist spans four-generations, following a Korean family who makes their fortune in pachinko parlors in Japan.

DATE: Thursday, May 9
TIME: 7 - 9 pm
PLACE: Home of Rosa Easton '86, 2 Clear Vista Drive, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274
RSVP: Email Jan Mottinger '68 or call her at (440) 463-1333.

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May
9
7:00 PM19:00

South Bay Book Club

  • Clear Vista Drive, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274 (map)
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At the next South Bay Book Club, the group will discuss Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee. This National Book Award Finalist spans four-generations, following a Korean family who makes their fortune in pachinko parlors in Japan.

DATE: Thursday, May 9
TIME: 7 - 9 pm
PLACE: Home of Rosa Easton '86, 2 Clear Vista Drive, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274
RSVP: Email Jan Mottinger '68 or call her at (440) 463-1333.
 

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May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Smithies Connected Happy Hour

Please join us for the "Smithies Connected" Happy Hour at the Everson Royce Bar in the Arts District/DTLA! This is a casual networking opportunity to meet/reconnect with Smith alums and play a game or two on the bocce court on the outdoor patio. On-site parking is available.

DATE: Thursday, May 9
TIME: 6pm - 8pm
PLACE: Everson Royce Bar, 1936 East 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021
COST: Free
RSVP: Click here.

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May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Monthly Board Meeting

The SCCLA Board meets monthly from August to June. We welcome anyone in our community to attend. However, space is limited as we do meet in homes or community meeting rooms. Please let us know if you're interested in attending so we can accommodate you.
 
DATE: Saturday, May 4
TIME: 10 am - 12 pm
RSVP/PLACE: Email Kristin Matthews '91. Address will be provided upon confirmation.

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Apr
28
4:00 PM16:00

SCCLA Movie Club

  • 10850 Pico Blvd. at Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles 90064 (map)
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The SCCLA's monthly movie club is on the last Sunday of each month. Local Smithies can get together to watch a movie at the Westside's Landmark Theater and can enjoy a lively conversation (plus drinks). The next movie will be chosen on Thursday, April 25.

DATE: Sunday, April 28
TIME: TBD
PLACE: Landmark Theater on 10850 Pico Blvd. at Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles 90064
RSVP: Please email Susan Pollack '85 to be emailed when the movie and showing are announced.

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Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

How We Win with Author Farah Pandith '90

  • 3173 S Bentley Avenue, Los Angeles 90034COST: Free (map)
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Author, foreign policy strategist, former diplomat and Smith alum, Farah Pandith '90, will be giving a special talk based on her book How We Win: How Cutting-Edge Entrepreneurs, Political Visionaries, Enlightened Business, Leaders, and Social Media Mavens Can Defeat the Extremist Threat. Based on her experience working for three different Presidential administrations, Farah will discuss her real world solutions for combating extremism and what we all can do.

Her book is available for purchase at Amazon and other booksellers. We encourage you to purchase books in advance of the event if you would like to have a book signed.

DATE: Saturday, April 13
TIME: 10am - 12pm
PLACE: Home of Susan Pollack '85, 3173 S Bentley Avenue, Los Angeles 90034
COST: Free
RSVP: Click here.

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Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

Monthly Board Meeting

The SCCLA Board meets monthly from August to June. We welcome anyone in our community to attend. However, space is limited as we do meet in homes or community meeting rooms. Please let us know if you're interested in attending so we can accommodate you.
 
DATE: Saturday, April 6
TIME: 10 am - 12 pm
RSVP/PLACE: Email Kristin Matthews '91. Address will be provided upon confirmation.

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Mar
31
4:00 PM16:00

Movie Club

  • 10850 Pico Blvd. at Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles 90064 (map)
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Official time TBD

The SCCLA's monthly movie club is on the last Sunday of each month. Local Smithies can get together to watch a movie at the Westside's Landmark Theater and can enjoy a lively conversation (plus drinks) afterward. The next movie will be chosen on Thursday, March 28.

RSVP: Please email Susan Pollack '85 to be emailed when the movie and showing are announced.

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Mar
24
5:00 PM17:00

Columbia-Smith Book Club

  • Home of Elizabeth Van Denburgh, 837 Lincoln Blvd. #11, Santa Monica (map)
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The next book for the Columbia-Smith Book Club will be Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood, by Rose George. From the author of The Big Necessity, Nine Pintstraces the past, present and future of human blood, including bloodletting, transfusions and synthetic blood.

RSVP: Email Elizabeth Van Denburgh.

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Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

South Bay Book Club

  • Home of Pam Learned '82, 255 West 5th St, #1212, San Pedro 90731 (map)
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At the next South Bay Book Club, the group will discuss The Hummingbird's Daughter, by Luis Alberto Urrea. Winner of Kiriyama Pacific Rim Prize 2006, this epic piece of historical fiction adds a dose of Urrea's magical realism to the real-life story of the "Saint of Cabora."

RSVP: Email Jan Mottinger '68 or call her at (440) 463-1333.
 

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Feb
24
1:30 PM13:30

SCCLA Tour of Notorious RBG Exhibit

Purchase tickets here

Join SCCLA for a docent-led tour of the new Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center. Please arrive to meet up with the group by 1:30pm so we can start our tour on time at 2pm. We will have one group with a max of 20 people. After that, we will start a waitlist. If we get another 10-20 then we will open up a second group. The cafe will be under construction at this date, but there will be a snack cart open.

TICKET SALES END DECEMBER 31, 2018 as we must provide numbers and payment to Skirball in early January! Tickets are $12 each and also gain you entry into the remainder of the museum. No refunds will be available because the Club will be paying these funds directly to Skirball. For directions, parking, and public transit information, please consult the Skirball's website: https://www.skirball.org/visit/directions-and-parking.

Questions? Email rsvp@smithclubla.org.

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Jan
10
7:00 PM19:00

South Bay Book Club

  • 32510 Seahill Drive Rancho Palos Verdes (map)
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The next book for the South Bay Book Club is Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. This novels follows the clash that erupts between a suburban family and the mother and daughter that rent a house from them. This New York Times best-selller, about art, identity, and motherhood, was named a best book in 2017 by everyone from NPR to Goodreads to Amazon.

RSVP: Email Jan Mottinger '68 or call her at (440) 463-1333.

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Jan
5
3:00 PM15:00

January Faculty Speaker: Brent Durbin, Associate Professor of Government

  • 866 Toulon Dr. Pacific Palisades, CA, 90272 USA (map)
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Register for this event here.

Brent Durbin, Associate Professor of Government at Smith, will be this January's faculty speaker. Durbin teaches courses in U.S. foreign policy, strategic intelligence, military conflict and culture, and international relations. He also directs Smith’s Jean Picker Semester-in-Washington Program. Durbin's research centers on the political and organizational dynamics of U.S. national security, with a particular focus on the CIA. His book The CIA and the Politics of U.S. Intelligence Reform will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2017.

Durbin has held research fellowships at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), the University of California's Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs and Pembroke College at the University of Cambridge. He is co-director of the Bridging the Gap Project, which promotes connections between scholars and the broader foreign policy community.

Prior to joining the Smith faculty, Durbin taught in the public policy program at Stanford University. He also has served as press secretary for U.S. Senator Patty Murray, and as an adviser and senior staff member on several campaigns for U.S. Congress.

SCCLA members plus a guest are complimentary and it's $20 per person for Smith alum non-members and additional SCCLA member guests.

Questions? Email rsvp@smithclubla.org.


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Dec
2
5:00 PM17:00

Columbia-Smith Book Club

Calling all nature-lovers! At the next meeting, the Columbia-Smith Book Club will discuss The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate -- Discoveries from a Secret World, by Peter Wohileben. This international best-seller dives deep into new research that suggests trees are communicative, social beings.

RSVP: Email Elizabeth Van Denburgh.

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Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

SCCLA 2018 Holiday Soirée

  • 1245 Benedict Canyon Drive Beverly HIlls, 90210 USA (map)
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Wine, dine & be merry and celebrate the holiday season with the Smith College Club of Los Angeles. The annual Holiday Soirée will be on Saturday, December 1 at the lovely home of Colleen and Sol Rabin '08P.

One of the SCCLA's most popular events, the evening will feature an opportunity drawing with multiple prizes to benefit the SCCLA Endowed & Spetnagel Scholarship Funds.

For more information, including potluck items, cost, and drawing tickets visit the RSVP page.

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Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

Mountain Day West! Book Reading with Smithie Author Cheryl Suchors '72

Please RSVP here for this event.

Join your fellow Smith alumna to celebrate Mountain Day West! Meet and hear Smithie Author Cheryl Suchors '72 read an excerpt of her new book, 48 Peaks, Hiking and Healing in the White Mountains, due out this month. As we mix, mingle, and reflect we invite you to share stories of the figurative and literal mountains you have climbed with your fellow alums. There will also be apple cider and delicious Mountain Day treats.

Description of 48 PEAKS
48 Peaks, Hiking and Healing in the White Mountains is an inspiring story of adventure and persistence. At forty-eight years old, Cheryl Suchors—hoping to find concrete successes and a feeling of control as she changes careers and fifty stares at her from the horizon—vows to summit the highest forty-eight peaks in New Hampshire’s grueling White Mountains. Neglecting to consider her flimsy body, scoliosis, bum knee, and fear of heights, she dives into the challenge.

Along the way, Suchors suffers numerous injuries; her hiking buddy succumbs to ovarian cancer; and she endures breast cancer, a mastectomy, chemotherapy, and five years of adjuvant therapy herself. But she always returns to the mountains—and in that connection she finds spiritual nourishment, as well as a space powerful enough to hold her grief. Over the ten years it takes her to complete her quest, she learns that mastery alone doesn’t satisfy her and control is often an illusion—that she must connect with hiking comrades and with nature in order to feel nourished and enriched. In the end, Suchors creates her own definition of success.

You can check out more about Cheryl at her website: www.cherylsuchors.com.

48 Peaks will be published September 11 and is available for pre-order before that/order after that from IndieboundBarnes & Noble, and Amazon.

Parking/Transportation
Fillmore Station (Gold Line) is the closest Metro station and is a $3-6 6 minute Lyft/Uber ride from the station to the host's home. There will also be ample street parking.

*This event is FREE and open to members and non-members. Space is limited.*

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