About the Last Fridays Ladies Lunch

When: Last Friday
of every month
Time: Noon til 1:30pm
Where: The Hillside Club, Berkeley
Cost: Free. Potluck. Bring a dish to share.
Location: Map

So many interesting women, and so little time. Hence, the monthly Last Friday Ladies Lunch.

The Last Friday Ladies Lunch (also for gentle men) draws women in all professions (or not) for vivacious discussions over a potluck lunch at the Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St., in Berkeley. Usually held on the last Friday of the month from noon to 1:30 p.m, speakers include ordinary women doing extraordinary things.

Everyone is welcome to these lunches, including men, children, and anyone you think might enjoy sitting around our table. Everyone gets to introduce themselves, so bring some food to share and come prepared for all kinds of nourishment.

Each lunch we feature a speaker from the community, including artists, authors, architects, opera singers, aromatherapists, and even corporate executives.

Previous speakers have included Frances Dinkelspiel, author of "Towers of Gold," who spoke about the influence of Jews in shaping California; Barbara Rydlander, art historian and teacher who gave us insights into the Georgia O'Keefe exhibit at the deYoung Museum; and Gillian Kuehner, a surgeon at Kaiser Valley and director of Breast Care Services for KP Napa-Solano who organized a same-day assessment clinic for women with palpable breast masses, instituted a multi-discplinary breast care conference, and has received awards for her work in supporting women with breast cancer.

The Maybeck-inspired Hillside Club (www.hillsideclub.org), which was founded by Berkeley women in 1898, is a delightful location to get together and celebrate the vibrant women in our community.

For more information, or if you have suggestions about speakers, or anything else you’d like to share, contact Sylvia.