SMWC members keep the place humming with a variety of activities throughout the Club’s regular season. In addition to renting Essick House for weddings, receptions, business meetings and other special occasions throughout the year, the Club’s calendar is filled with a potpourri of Annual Community Events and Club Fundraising Activities.
ANNUAL COMMUNITY EVENTS
Games Tea Social
Canceled because of Covid Concerns
This annual community gathering of leaders representing a range of faiths
convene to give thanks for our community. This event is by invitation only.
SMWC members staff a booth to conduct outreach during this one-of-a-kind festival that attracts thousands of visitors to see the world’s largest blossoming plant, a Wistaria. Now more than 100 years old, the Wistaria is called “One of the Seven Horticultural Wonders of the World.” Located in the backyard of a private residence that is accessible to the public during the festival, this sprawling plant displays shades of purple and lavender blossoms that emit a pleasant fragrance. The Wistaria Festival is usually held during the second weekend
Mount Wilson Trail Race
October 16, 2021
Volunteers convene 7:30am at Kersting Court
(51 N. Baldwin Avenue & Sierra Madre Blvd)
Eva Poet, Chairwoman
SMWC members are busy slicing oranges the day before this annual race, ensuring that the 300+ runners each year are well-nourished and hydrated. Providing all of the oranges has been an annual tradition as the Club’s way to participate in the second oldest trail race in the Golden State.
The Mount Wilson Trail Race is held on the Saturday during Memorial Day Weekend.
July 4th Pre-Parade Event
Monday, July 4, 2022
8:00am – 10:00am
Located on Sierra Madre Boulevard to welcome everyone entering from the west edge of town, Essick House is transformed into a hospitality station for Sierra Madre’s Annual celebration of America’s independence.
CLUB FUNDRAISING EVENTS
Grand Reopening of Wistaria Thrift Shop
September 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 7th
Holiday Shopping Extravaganza 2021
December 2nd, 3rd & 4th
Essick House and Wistaria Shop
Spring Spectacular Shopping Extravaganza 2022
March 3rd, 4th & 5th
Essick House and Wistaria Shop
Spring Fashion Show
Jazz in the Garden
April 30th, 2022
Wisteria Thrift Shop's “Brown Bag Sale” 2022
This annual sale is known by thrifters and bargain hunters
as the place to be. This event is truly a win-win, as Wisteria liquidates inventory to raise funds
for scholarships and local charities; shoppers get great deals as they walk away with
as much as they can fit into a large brown grocery bag for a flat price.
Note: All events are held at Essick House unless otherwise noted.
Click here for more information on the Wistaria Thrift Shop “WISTARIA” PAGE
L to R: Computer Zoom: Evelyn Amalu; In Person: Marion Wada – Discussion leader
Ultra Soto-Rojas, Elma Flores, Carol Handley, Mary Carney
Photo Courtesy of Ultra Soto-Rojas
2022 Wistaria Fashion Show
“Supporting philanthropy and education through service"
Sierra Madre Woman’s Club - The Essick House, 550 West Sierra Madre Boulevard, Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Club House (626) 355-4379 Wistaria Shop: (626) 355-7739
Sierra Madre Woman’s Club is an affiliate of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs and the California Federation of Women’s Clubs
Please consider joining us. We meet on the third Wednesday
each month at 11 a.m. Contact Mary Carney to join the group.
Our May selection is Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris.
We are finally meeting in person again! Here is a photo of our April group.
Out on a Limb Book Club