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Upcoming Events

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Saturday, December 3 – 11:00am
FIKA Cafe at the
American Swedish Institute

2600 Park Ave
Minneapolis

FIKA is ASI’S Nordic-inspired café inside the Nelson Cultural Center.

Learn more and join us!

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Online Book Club
Today a Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket: Stories
By Hilma Wolitzer

January 17 – 7pm
Online
With special guest, author Hilma Wolitzer and her daughter Meg

An NPR Best Book of the Year * A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice * An Electric Literature Best Short Story Collection of the Year * Finalist for the Chautauqua Prize

Both Hilma and Meg Wolitzer are remarkable writers with extensive bibliographies. We are delighted to have this mother-daughter duo join us and would like to encourage you to invite your daughters and mothers to join us for this very special book club meeting.

Learn more and join us!

About Our Club Events

Smith Day

Smith Day began as a fundraising effort held in the homes of local alums. Over the years, the event has evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of the Club and its members. But its core purpose – celebrating our Smith connection and raising funds to support local Smith students – has remained the same.

Funds raised at Smith Day support PRAXIS summer internships that allow students to gain practical experience in an area of special interest. In addition, funds are added to the Club’s endowed scholarship fund for local Smith students. Over time, the Minnesota fund has grown to an impressive $2 million+!

In 2017, Smith Day reinvented itself yet again with the addition of the awarding of the “Smith College Club of Minnesota Medal”. The award, modeled after the Rally Day awards, honors a regional alumna who has lived a life of distinction. The event continues to be a festive, fundraising gathering with activities, food, conversation and a silent auction.

Annual Meeting

The Club Annual Meeting is held each spring. In addition to socializing, networking, sharing a meal and electing new Club officers, attendees of the Annual Meeting are inspired by a speaker from the College or from our local treasure trove of Smith alums.

Club Activities

Throughout the year, the Club hosts a wide variety of events – varying based on the interests of Club members. We host walks around area lakes, gather for dinners at local restaurants, host salons on engaging topics, read and discuss books and more. During the pandemic, we moved many of our events online via Zoom. We are beginning return to in-person events, following CDC guidelines when doing so.

Have an idea for a gathering? We’d love to hear it. Email us at info@smithclubmn.org.