EBWA--Welcoming All Women of All Ages 

Dinner and Program for April 24

"In Praise of Poison Ivy:  Heroes and Villains in the World of Plants"

What could be worse than a lawn full of dandelions?  Perhaps a yard full of poison ivy?  Yet these despised weeds were once plants that were valued, nurtured, and transported across the ocean to new continents because of their beauty and mediciinal qualities.

Local educator, naturalist, and science writer Anita Sanchez is fascinated by plants that no one loves.  At the April 24 program she will reveal the hidden virtues as well as the vices of some unexpected heroes and villains of the plant world.  She will discuss the environmental impact of invasive species and pesticide use, as well as the value of native species of plants.

Anita Sanchez is a lively speaker and author of books for adults and young adults.  A graduate of Vassar College with a degree in Ecology and Conservation, she has worked in environmental education at three different nature centers, including Five Rivers.  Expect to be both informed and entertained!

For information on making reservations and the May 29 program, please click "read more".


To make reservations for the vegetarian meal served at 6:15 pm, e-mail Gabrielle Reals at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday, April 21 or call her at 382-5685 no later than 8 pm Tuesday, April 22.  If you require a gluten-free meal, please tell Gabrielle when you make your reservation.  Come early enough before dinner to enjoy wine or juice while socializing.  The program at 8 pm follows after-dinner networking (brief sharing of news interesting to you).  Cost of the entire evening is $15; for the program only, $3.




Looking ahead: May 29:  "Wiawaka, Women's Retreat Through the Ages".  Meg Wilkins, friend of Wiawaka, will speak about the history of the center for women on Lake George and offer an update on its present status.




Next Steering Committee meeting, Wednesday, April 16 in the UUSS Emerson Room at 7 pm.  We will be finalizing our calendar for next year's programs.  Come and join us!

We operate without elected officers.  All activities are coordinated by a steering committee of persons who simply like being a member of a group of all women.  Responsibilities are shared and rotated.  Help decide on programs, get to better know the women involved and double your enjoyment of EBWA.


More detailed information about EBWA meetings and policies can be found by opening the following link: http://tinyurl.com/WA-Evening-Branch.