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    • Thursday, January 17, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Sally Harr's Home, 90 Marlborough Sreet, Unit 5
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     Join the Chestnuts as we Kick Off the New Year '19 

    with another fabulously fun

    ~House Party~


    Thursday, January 17 at 6:30 pm

    Sally Harr's Home

    90 Marlborough, Unit 5


    Looking forward to seeing you there!


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    Questions: chestnuts@beaconhillwomensforum.org 

    • Wednesday, January 23, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Empire, 1 Marina Park Dr, Boston, MA 02210
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    Let's go to Empire for all you can eat sushi! 

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    • Thursday, January 24, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • 25 Brimmer Street - Home of Monica Noether
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    The Chestnuts Evening Book Group 

    to discuss Educated - by Tara Westover 

    25 Brimmer Street 7:00 pm

    Questions: chestnuts@beaconhillwomensforum.org 

    • Monday, January 28, 2019
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Home of Evelina Kolchinsky, 65 East India Row, Apt 30 F
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    THE PENDULUM
    by Julie Lindahl
    We will have a unique opportunity to include the author in our discussion. 

    About "The Pendulum"

    Julie Lindahl’s memoir of discovery of her grandparents’ role in the SS Nazi elite) in the occupied Poland, and their flight to Latin America where she was born, is a heart-rending journey. It raises many questions beyond any historical and geographical confines, such as what truth is, whether it can be found behind the veil of history, whether later generations have the right and obligation to examine it. Lindahl reminds us about the old adage “let bygone be bygone”, especially if we deal with our own family past. How do later generations handle a legacy of guilt and a burden of shame?  She decided to seek forgiveness in the eyes of a few surviving victims of her grandfather’s  brutality.  The lesson that she learned was far greater and more valuable then forgiveness. 

    “A book of immence courage written with elegance and great power.”
    -Philippe Sands, author of East West Street”

    Questions: chestnuts@beaconhillwomensforum.org 

    • Tuesday, January 29, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Yvonne's, 2 Winter Pl, Boston, MA 02108

    The Acorns invite the Willows, Chestnuts and all members

    for a fun filled night to Yvonne's 

    Join us for cocktails and great conversation 6-8PM!

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    • Thursday, January 31, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 1145 Washington St Boston 02118
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    Menu:  Myers + Chang

    Questions: feast@beaconhillwomensforum.org

    • Wednesday, February 06, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • TDB
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    • Thursday, February 07, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Rainbows Pottery, 15R Charles St, Boston, MA 02114
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    Let's meet for pizza at Upper Crust and then unleash your creative side and create a one-of-a-kind piece of pottery at Rainbows Pottery, one of the newest additions to Charles St. 

    • Saturday, February 09, 2019
    • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • New... Learn Bridge in a Day Course!
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    Chestnuts Learn Bridge in a Day Course!

    Elizabeth Gompels will teach two day long beginner bridge classes!

     Saturday, February 9, 11am to 4 pm

    Tuesday, February 19, 11 am to 4 pm

    This course will give us the fundamentals and following it we can start to play!  These two courses cover the same material but are just being offered at different time. Following the class Elizabeth will be available to supervise our play. 

    Cost of the course is $75.

    Cost of the fu "Supervised Play" sessions are $15 pp per session

    We will need a venue for the course and are hoping that one of our participants will volunteer their home!  







    Questions: chestnuts@beaconhillwomensforum.org 

    • Tuesday, February 12, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Hampshire House, 84 Beacon Street, Boston MA 02108
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    Justine Laugharn is one of the Principals of Covaris, Inc.  Covaris is a bio-tech company that provides scientific tools for life science applications, such as improving pre-analytical sample preparation, enabling drug formulation, and isolating biomolecules for the drug discovery process.  For example, the Covaris AFA (Adaptive Focused Acoustic™) technology has become the gold-standard for Genomic and Cell Biology research including Next-Gen Sequencing used in cancer research, discovery, and therapeutics.  Corporate headquarters are in Woburn, MA, where all their products are designed, developed, tested, assembled. and shipped … out the back loading dock!    Justine organized the opening of additional offices in England and, most recently, in China.   At Covaris, Justine leads the Finance, IT, and Administration teams worldwide.  She has over 35 years’ experience in the Life Sciences Industry starting as a Research Associate in Pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital.  She has held numerous positions in high-tech and biotechnology companies including medical devices.  In 1999 when her husband Jim started Covaris, she decided to join the team.

    Justine holds a BS, Biology from Boston College and MS, Computer Engineering from Boston University.  Two years ago, after raising and launching two children in Winchester, she and her husband downsized and moved to the Back Bay with their well-loved Corgi in tow!  Justine is an avid reader, loves to cook and eat well, is a hiking and natural history enthusiast, and has a profound interest in land preservation across Massachusetts.


    • Thursday, February 14, 2019
    • 12:30 PM
    • TBD
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    Questions: chestnuts@beaconhillwomensforum.org 

    • Sunday, February 17, 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • 2
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    Celebrate love with the ladies in your life. Let's get together for bubbly and brunch and celebrate Galentine's Day!

    • Monday, February 25, 2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • TBD
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    • Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Angela's House - 40 Joy street #8 Boston MA 02114
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    Join us for a Mom's night in 6-8PM!

    • Thursday, February 28, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 2 Winter Pl, Boston, MA 02108

    Yvonne's

    Menu:  Yvonne's

    Questions: feast@beaconhillwomensforum.org

    • Wednesday, March 06, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • TDB
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    • Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Hampshire House, 84 Beacon Street, Boston MA 02108
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    The Art of Collecting Begins with the Artist's Inspiration with Diane Jensen and Beacon Hill Artists

    Diane McManus Jensen, director of Jensen Fine Arts advises individual and corporate collectors, foundations, and museums. She has produced outstanding scholarly exhibitions and catalogs in conjunction with various museums and private estates, and has lectured across the country on art collecting. 

    “My approach to collecting”, writes art dealer and advisor Diane McManus Jensen, “has been to help individuals discover and explore their interests in paintings, sculpture, and other forms of art.”  For more than thirty years, Jensen has created and enhanced art collections to reflect the values and lifestyles of her clients. Her approach is to learn what sparks the clients’ interests and then develop a uniquely focused, imaginative collection. This happy experience is one that demystifies the process of buying art by encouraging new and experienced collectors to discover their own point of view, and enrich their lives through the beauty of art.

    Jensen had galleries in New York City and Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. and is now a private advisor. She procures art work from Old Masters through Contemporary styles. Jensen collaborates with interior designers, realtors, architects, and museums, providing comprehensive services regarding Conservation, Restoration, Insurance, Lighting, & Installation.

    Jensen served as chairman of the New England Committee of the Archives of American Art/Smithsonian Institution. She is a member of the Mass State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and is also a member of Ellevate, a global professional women's network.

    In her insightful book, The Art of Collecting, an Intimate Tour Inside Private Art Collections, with Advice on Starting Your Own she shares her vision, taking readers into the process of collecting through the eyes of experienced collectors. This is a fascinating exploration of what inspires and defines collectors, and how they address the challenges and opportunities they encounter. The traits, motivations, and passions of great collectors are as varied as their collections. While some are surrounded by art from an early age, or have a natural eye for beauty and artistry, others hone their skills over the years with guidance from knowledgeable advisors


    • Wednesday, March 20, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Earls Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199
    • 7
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    Let's meet up to dinner and drinks at Earl's in the Prudential Center! 

    • Thursday, March 21, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • TBD
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    Questions: chestnuts@beaconhillwomensforum.org 

    • Monday, March 25, 2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • TBD
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    • Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Salty Girl, 281 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116
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     Join us for cocktails and great conversation 6-8PM!

    • Thursday, March 28, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 89 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114

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    Menu:  Artu on Charles Street

    Questions: feast@beaconhillwomensforum.org

    • Wednesday, April 03, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • TDB
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    • Tuesday, April 09, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Hampshire House, 84 Beacon Street, Boston MA 02108
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    Pursuit of Empathy to Enrich Connections

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    Dr. Riess is a psychiatrist and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Empathy and Relational Science Program in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital.   Dr. Riess has devoted her career to teaching and research in the neuroscience and art of the patient-doctor relationship.  Her research team at MGH conducts translational empathy research utilizing the neuroscience of emotions. 

    Dr. Riess has served on the Scientific Advisory Panel of the National Academy of Medicine, a core member of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations  (convened by Dan Goleman), and has served on the Scientific Advisory Council of the Harvard Institute of Coaching.  

    Dr. Riess’s groundbreaking empathy research, based on the neuroscience of emotions, received the 2013 Partners Healthcare Medical Education Research Award, the 2012 Harvard Coaching Institute Research Poster Award, and the 2013 SUNY Medical University Endowed Gilbert Humanism in Medicine Lecture Award.  Dr. Riess is an internationally recognized speaker on empathy, with a recent TEDx talk on “The Power of Empathy,” which has been viewed by over 375,000 viewers.  Her empathy training curricula are implemented nationally and internationally in healthcare, business and education. She is Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Empathetics Inc., a company that provides web-based empathy training and blended relational skills solutions.

    Helen lives in Boston with her husband, son and daughter who are the light of her life, and their faithful dog named Bandit. The family loves to travel and they enjoy hiking, skiing and yoga. She is a member of a women’s kayak group. Helen loves classical music, art, literature, poetry, spiritual practice and time with her friends.


    • Thursday, April 11, 2019
    • 12:30 PM
    • TBD
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    Questions: chestnuts@beaconhillwomensforum.org 

    • Thursday, April 18, 2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • Improv Asylum, 216 Hanover St, Boston, Ma 02113
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    Enjoy a hilarious night of improv and sketch comedy at Improv Asylum in the heart of the North End!

    • Thursday, April 25, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 144 Charles St., Boston, MA 02114

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    Menu:  Panificio

    Questions: feast@beaconhillwomensforum.org

    • Monday, April 29, 2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • TBD
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    • Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Avery Bar, 10 Avery St, Boston, MA 02111
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    Join us for cocktails and great conversation 6-8PM!

    • Wednesday, May 01, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • TDB
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    • Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Hampshire House, 84 Beacon Street, Boston MA 02108
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