CWC members come together in person or virtually to share interests and hobbies.
Second Tuesday of the month at 12:00 p.m. at the Athenaeum. Join us as we gather for lunch.
Not meeting in person currently.
Second Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. When we can meet in person we gather for a casual, informal discussion of the selected book at the Rath al Fresco during the summer months or the Rathskeller during the academic year. Feel free to join us on a regular basis or just drop in occasionally for a particular book discussion. Currently meeting on Zoom.
2021-2022 Book selection
Oct. 11 - Somebody's Daughter by Ashley C. Ford
Nov. 8 - Sansei and Sensibility by Karen Tea Yamashita
Dec. 13 - Transcendent Kingdom by Yea Gyasi
Jan. 10 - Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld
Feb 21 - Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto - ** New date***
Mar 14 - Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
Apr 11 - Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner
May 9 - The Liar's Dictionary by Eley Williams
Jun 13 - Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead
Jul 11 - Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake by Alexis Hall
2020-2021 Books read
Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad
The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali
The Other Americans by Laila Lalami
The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennet
Tomorrow Will Be Better by Betty Smith
In the Country of Women by Susan Straight
Burning by Megha Majumdar
*Meeting virtually year round
Caltech Playreaders: 71st Season, 2021-2022
Athenaeum Hall of Associates
In November, we will be returning to in-person readings in the Caltech Athenaeum, where we have performed for most of the past 71 years. Our playbill will feature such venerable authors as Oscar Wilde, David Garrick, and Tom Stoppard.
This season we are going to play things by ear due to the ongoing COVID-19 situtation. The exact format of each performance will be determined as the situation evolves, however we hope to offer in-person performances this season. The plays performed on each date and their exact format are subject to change, please check the Playreaders' website for more information as each performance date approaches.
Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 7:30 p.m. The Lying Valet/The Male Coquette
Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 7:30 p.m. 37 Postcards
Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 7:30 p.m. The Ladies of the Camellias (Postponed)
Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 7:30 p.m. A Woman of No Importance
Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 7:30 p.m. Enchanted April
Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 7:30 p.m. The Real Inspector Hound
A donation of $4 is requested at the door (only $3 for members of the Caltech Women's Club).
Athenaeum Hall of Associates, 7:30 p.m. Season usually runs October - May. Join the Playreaders meets six times a year for semi-staged script-in-hand readings of comedy and drama. Performances run about two hours. Stay after the performance for discussion with the cast. No reservations are needed for the reading, but are requested for those joining the playreaders' table in the Athenaeum Main Dining Room beforehand (reservations 626-395-8200). The table is seated promptly at 5:30 p.m. Please consult with the Athenaeum website for reservations and the latest information regarding Athenaeum dining and COVID restrictions.Admission is $3 for for CWC Members, $4 for guests.
As of Monday, October 18, the Institute (Caltech) will limit access to all indoor campus spaces to individuals with proof of full vaccination or an approved exemption. This means that all individuals, including visitors, who are eligible to receive the vaccine (i.e., everyone 12 years old or older and those without an approved exemption) must be prepared to show proof of vaccination when entering any indoor campus space. This requirement will be in effect at auditoriums and lecture halls used for public events and engagements. The process to verify proof of vaccination or approved exemption for indoor access may vary by location, but will be clearly communicated at entrances and on the Caltech Together website.
Second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. The Investment Club offers its members the opportunity to learn about investing in stocks, starting with a small buy-in.
*Meeting virtually 2021-2022.
Third Thursday of each month at 8:30 a.m. We hike together along some lovely trails in the San Gabriel mountains. The schedule can change depending on the weather. Currently seeking a hike leader. Past hikes have included:
Dawn Mine in Millard Canyon, Altadena, 6 miles roundtrip, 1300 ft. elevation gain
Chantry Flat Winter Creek, Arcadia, 5.6 miles roundtrip, 1400 ft. elevation gain
Trail Canyon Falls, Tujunga, 4.8 miles roundtrip, 1000 ft. elevation gain
Henninger Flats, Pasadena, 5.1 miles roundtrip, 1350 ft. elevation gain
Beaudry Loop, Glendale, 5.5 miles roundtrip, 1500 ft. elevation gain
Mt. Wilson to First Water, Sierra Madre, 3.4 miles roundtrip, 1000 ft. elevation gain
Echo Mountain, Altadena, 4.8 miles roundtrip, 1400 ft. elevation gain
San Gabriel Peak, Altadena, 5.5 miles roundtrip, 1700 ft. elevation gain
Meeting again in person. First meeting Friday March 11th, 2022 at 11:30 a.m.
Join us for a meal at the Athenaeum and lively conversation about books.
Books discussed during virtual meetings 2020-2021
Sep. 14 - 142 Ostriches by April Davila
Oct. 12 - Votes For Women American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot by Winifred Conkling
Nov. 9 - Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
Dec. 14 - The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
Jan. 11 - The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
Feb. 8 - They Left Us Everything by Plum Johnson
This group of parents with young children get together for playdates and field trips. The playgroup provides mutual support for the ups and downs of parenting.
First Thursday of the month. 9:00 a.m. The schedule can change depending on the weather. RSVPs to Eva are highly appreciated.
Thurs. Mar. 3rd, 9:00 a.m - 10:30 a.m. Arroyo North Loop, departing from the North-East corner of Brookside Golf Course in the Rose Bowl. Meet at the intersection of West Washington Blvd and Rosemont Avenue. There is plenty of street parking. No high elevation gain. All walkers should be fully vaccinated (including booster).
Past walks have included:
Gabrielino Trail, Pasadena
Hahamongna Park, Pasadena
Eaton Canyon, Pasadena
Arroyo Seco Trail, Pasadena
Oak Grove Park, La Canada
South Arroyo, Pasadena
Join us as we explore sights of interest in and around Pasadena.
Tuesday, November 9th, 11:45 am - 1:30pm, Caltech Birdwalk
Past excursions have included:
Huntington Gardens - Outdoor visit Oct 2021
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Tournament of Roses House
Pasadena Museum of History: California Women Artists Exhibit
Last Thursday of he month 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Still meeting virtually for a social hour. Bring your own wine and cheese and enjoy the camaraderie of the CWC from the comfort of your own home. Join us on Zoom.
Once a month on Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Drop-in event where you can join us with a partner, friend or colleague. Optional to bring either wine, cheese or a snack to share. CWC Casita, 234 S. Catalina Ave.
Not meeting in person.
Some activities are meeting virtually.*
Information current as of March 2022