Here in Spain they call a long weekend a “puente” (bridge). This year the week of Dec. 5th-9th is so crazy that the “bridge” becomes an “aqueduct” as it leapfrogs over two holidays plunked right in the middle of the week (Tuesday, Dec. 6th and Thursday, Dec. 8th). Nonetheless, the faithful Bring and Buy Team will be at the Club on Wednesday afternoon (Dec. 7th) and all day on Thursday and Friday, (Dec. 8th and 9th) setting up for our Monday, Dec. 12th Sale. We will need your help and donations! Take advantage if you have the day off to come in and contribute your time to a worthy cause. We’re also very short on handbags and toys. Any toys left over from our December Sale will be donated to local parishes and NGOs so that all the neighborhood kids have a toy for Christmas. So plan on helping out or donating if you´re around during the Aqueduct Week. The Club will be open for helping out or leaving donations every day except for Tuesday (December 6th). If you have any questions, ring the Club at 91-457 1108 or post your questions on our
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There are two official holidays this week in Madrid, the Tuesday Dec. 6th Día de la Constitución and the Thursday Dec. 8th Festividad de la Inmaculada. The AWC Clubhouse will be closed on Tuesday, but we will be opening our doors on Thursday for Bring and Buy Set Up to prepare for our Monday, Dec. 12th Sale. Here is a summary of the activities planned for this week. If you have any questions, ring the Clubhouse from 10-4 at 91-457-1108 or 636 863 923. You may also leave questions on our Facebook page at
MONDAY- Dec. 5th – Bridge at 11 a.m.
TUESDAY- Dec. 6th- Clubhouse closed for Día de la Constitución national holiday.
WEDNESDAY- Dec. 7th - Bridge at 11 a.m. In the afternoon we´ll start to set up for Bring and Buy.
THURSDAY- Dec. 8th- Bring and Buy Set Up (no other Club activities)
FRIDAY- Dec. 9th - Bring and Buy Set Up from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The December Bulletin has gone to press. Until paper copies are available at the Clubhouse, take advantage of our online edition to see what events are planned. Click onto the December Bulletin under "Latest Bulletins" directly to the right of this post. Please let Nancy know if you will be picking up your copy of the Bulletin in person so that we can save on postal expenses.
AWC would like to extend sincere thanks to all who contributed in one way or another to the success of our Holiday Bazaar, which was held on November 20th. Thanks to all the volunteers who worked on Bazaar Day and to all of those who have spent the past months planning, telephoning and organizing things. We are grateful to all the companies and private individuals who donated or prepared merchandise to be used in the Rifa, Tómbola, Bring and Buy, Books, Bar, and Baked Good sections. Many members and non-members sold or bought raffle tickets. And others helped to spread the word about the Bazaar. We should likewise thank those who braved the nasty weather to come and visit the Bazaar. And we should also mention the kind attention received from the staff of the Hotel Intercontinental. To all of these people and organizations, and to anyone else who might have accidentally been left out, "Thank You!!" "¡Muchas Gracias!"
Below you will find a summary of AWC activities for November 28th-December. For more information on any specific event, please click onto the November or Bulletins to the right of this article and see pages 16-17 for November and 16-19 for December. Or ring the Club at 91-457 1108 or 636 863 923 from 10-4 Monday-Friday. Updates on AWC events as well as information of general interest to the Madrid community can also be found on our FB page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/awcmadrid/
MONDAY- Nov. 28th- Bridge at 11 a.m.
TUESDAY- Nov. 29th- The Handicrafts and Mahjong groups meet at 11. Bridge Beginners/ Refresher Course from 2-4 p.m.
WEDNESDAY- November 30th- Book Lovers Book Club at 11,30 at the Clubhouse.
THURSDAY- December 1st- Bridge at 11 a.m. and Country Line Dancing at 12,45.
FRIDAY- December 2nd- Christmas Tea at the Clubhouse at 11 a.m. Please contact Nancy for details and sign up.
The American Women’s Club (AWC) monthly Bring and Buy Sale will be held on Monday, November 7th from 10,30-2. Note that we are having our sale a week earlier this month in order to make room for the arrival of our Holiday Bazaar material. We will have a wide range of gently worn fall and winter clothing, in addition to our usual selection of shoes, handbags, jewelry, accessories and household linens/gadgets and books. We’ll be setting up on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 3rd and 4th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All helping hands are more than welcome!! Tell you friends about the Sale!!! Come in on the Sale day to shop or to lend a hand with the customers. Also bring any donations that you´d like to contribute!!! You can leave them any weekday from 10-4 at the Clubhouse. We are located at Plaza Ecuador, 6. That’s right next to Talleres Ecuador and on the corner with Calle Oruro, walking distance from Metro Colombia. If you need more information about the Sale, please ring the Club from Mondays-Fridays from 10-4 at 91-457-1108 or 636 863 923.
The November bulletin has gone to press. Until paper copies are available, take advantage and take a peek at what's going on at AWC during the month of November. Read all about our Nov. 20th Holiday Bazaar. Just click onto the blue letters under "Latest Bulletins" directly to the right of this article. Let Nancy know if you´ll be picking up your copy in person so as to save postage charges. Ring her at 91-457-1108 or 636 863 923.
Below you will find a summary of AWC activities for the week of October 24th to 28th. Note that there have been several changes since the October Bulletin went to press. The information listed below is the most up to date. For more details on any specific event, please ring the Club at 91-457 1108 or 636 863 923 from 10-4 Monday-Friday. Updates on AWC events as well as information of general interest to the Madrid community can also be found on our FB page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/awcmadrid/
MONDAY- October 24th – Bridge at 11 p.m.
TUESDAY- October 25th - The Handicrafts and Mahjong groups meet at 11. ALSO- Bridge Beginners/ Refresher Course from 2-4 p.m.
WEDNESDAY- October 26th- Halloween Coffee with the American Women Married to Spaniards at 11 a.m. This is the correct date for this event.
THURSDAY- October 27th- Bridge at 11 a.m. ALSO- Country Line Dancing at 12,45 at Círculo del Baile.
FRIDAY- Halloween Pot Luck lunch at the Clubhouse at 1,30 p.m.
The American Women’s Club will hold their traditional Holiday Bazaar on Sunday, November 20th from noon until 7 p.m. at the Hotel Intercontinental, located on Paseo de la Castellana, 49 (metro Gregorio Marañón). There will be something for everyone at the Bazaar!!! Our Bring and Buy Table will feature mint condition party and winter clothing and accessories. Our bakery section will be selling homemade American treats such as cupcakes, brownies, apple pie and cookies. There will be a bar service, too. A food stand will sell hot dogs and other typical American delights. Over 60 vendors stands will offer all kinds of handicrafts, jewelry and gifts. It´s the perfect chance to wrap up all your holiday shopping while having a fun time, too!!! Our raffle and tombola will be calling out prize numbers all throughout the day. We also hope to have Christmas music and Santa Claus to make for a cheerful holiday atmosphere. Mark the event on your calendars and spread the word among your friends!!! For more information, contact the AWC Clubhouse at 91-457-1108 or 636 863 923 from 10-4 on weekdays. In the attachment below you will find posters in Spanish and English.
Below you will find a summary of AWC activities for the week of October 17th-21st. Note that there have been several changes since the October Bulletin went to press. The information listed below is the most up to date. For more details on any specific event, please ring the Club at 91-457 1108 or 636 863 923 from 10-4 Monday-Friday. Updates on AWC events as well as information of general interest to the Madrid community can also be found on our FB page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/awcmadrid/
MONDAY- October 17th – Bridge at 11 p.m.
TUESDAY- October 18th - The Handicrafts and Mahjong groups meet at 11. ALSO- Bridge Beginners/ Refresher Course from 2-4 p.m.
WEDNESDAY- October 19th- Book Lovers Book Club at 11,30.
THURSDAY- October 20th- Bridge at 11 a.m. ALSO - Coffee Morning from 11-1,30 at Felicia Morera’s home in Las Matas. AND Country Line Dancing at 12,45 at Círculo del Baile.