Friends Over 50!

We are looking for BHWF’s 50+ women who might like to connect, inspire & enjoy as a smaller sub-group.

We host casual meet-ups in member homes or at area events for the express purpose of getting to know a few nice new friends. Please join us!

To RSVP to Chestnut Events and/or receive Chestnut Emails, please send us an email with your request here.

These gatherings and activities take place every other month, and are funded by a suggested donation of $10/person in order to cover the cost of drinks and simple snacks.

NOTE: To be a member of the “Chestnuts” you must first join the BHWF. If you are not currently a member, click HERE to join.

We hope to meet you soon at one of our smaller gatherings.

Warm regards,
Pat Carucci & Martha McAllister

Below is a summary of many exciting ways for you to continue to connect, inspire and enjoy with your fabulous friends over fifty!  We look forward to seeing you all soon.

PLEASE be sure to put THE DATE and TITLE of the event in the subject line of your RSVP email for ease of management on our end.


  • January 29, 2018
    • 3:30-5:30 pm at Pat Carucci’s home.
    • The book selection for January is The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant.
    • Please RSVP to Pat Carucci at
  • February 26, 2018
    • 3:30-5:30 pm
  • March 26, 2018
    • 3:30-5:30 pm
  • April 23, 2018
    • 3:30-5:30 pm
  • May 28, 2018
    • 3:30-5:30 pm


The Chestnuts “Home Parties” will take place the third Thursdays of the months below (except for the first one, which is the fourth Thursday) Click here to RSVP

Note: Please remember to bring $10 for wine and snacks!

  • March 15, 2018
    • The home of Michelle Moore
    • 6:30-8:30 pm
  • May 17, 2018
    • The home of Lisa Cleary
    • 6:30-8:30 pm


  • January 5, 2018
  • February 2, 2018
  • March 2, 2018
  • April 6, 2018
  • May 4, 2018


  • January 3, 2018
    • 6:30-8:30 pm
  • February 7, 2018
    • 6:30-8:30 pm
  • March 7, 2018
    • 6:30-8:30 pm
  • April 4, 2018
    • 6:30-8:30 pm
  • May 2, 2018
    • 6:30-8:30 pm


Chestnuts Charles River Walkers

  • Tuesday mornings @ 8:00 AM
  • Meet at the corner of Beacon and Arlington Streets at the foot of the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge for a 3-mile loop along the river.  Distances can be adjusted within the group. 5 minute wait for late arrivers. NOTE: this is a “just show up” walk.   

Chestnuts Meet@Peets

  • Thursday mornings @ 8:00-9:00am
  • Peets on 66 Charles St. Have a quick cuppa and visit with new friends. NOTE: this is a “just show up” event.