Study Groups

STUDY GROUPS 2019-2020


Bacchae started the new year with its first meeting on September 9 on Zoom. It was unusual but it worked! As hostess, Fran Bentkowski bought the wine, did the research, provided the rating sheets, and packaged and delivered the wine to all members who were participating. Everyone provided her own cheese and crackers.

After our meeting on Zoom for a chat about our end-of-year activity, Bacchae members decided that we would visit Folino Winery near Kutztown for an outdoor lunch and a wine tasting on June 3 at 12:30 PM. Our first meeting for the new year will be a chat meeting at our regular time, 7:00 PM on August 5, to set up our calendar for the new year. In-person or on Zoom will be decided later. Any questions? contact Phyllis Wargo. Happy summer to everyone!

Theme for this year is Hostess Choice of Wines. Any questions? Contact Phyllis Wargo.

Contact: Phyllis Wargo, 610-797-9158

7:00pm, 2nd Thursday of a meeting month (no February). Group tastes and studies wine in all of its aspects. New members are welcome.

Diversity: Deeds and Dialogue

Contact: Rosemary Baker, 610/258-19953

7:00pm, 4th Wednesday, currently being held virtually. Using various media, the group examines the role of society in the problems of diverse populations (age, gender, race, religion, ability). Join us for conversation and action!

Mystery Paperback

Contact: Mary Dawson, 484/894-8495

Attention all mystery lovers! The Mystery Book Club will meet on Tuesday, May 25, at 1:30 PM to discuss “The Witch Elm” by Tana French. Mary Dawson will lead our discussion and we are hoping we will be able to meet in person for the first time in more than a year. New members are welcome. Please contact Mary for more information.

Group meets 1:30pm-3:00pm, September, October, January, March, and May in members’ homes. Members choose mysteries to read and discuss. New members welcome.

Out to Lunch Bunch

UPDATE: Cindy and Joan look forward to organizing a lunch as soon as it’s safe to eat in a restaurant again. Until then, stay safe everyone. -Cindy Huhn and Joan Howe

Paperback I

Contact: Myra Saturen –

Paperback I is online. It will be held on Zoom on March 15 at 1:30pm. The book is Etna: A Murder Out of Time by Mancuso and Kerchner.

Paperback II

Contact: Joanne Wagner, 610/392-0891

The next meeting will be held on March 16 via Zoom. PPBII will be reading the book “The Beantown Girls” by Jean Heaney. Pat Knoll will hostess the meeting. Please contact her to let her know if you are interested in joining the Zoom meeting. Members choose and read the same paperback book of various genres for discussion at meetings. New members welcome.