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

Pat Carucci has been a member of the BHWF for four years, having joined when she moved into Boston from Winchester where she raised her three sons. An outdoors enthusiast, she enjoys golf, running, clamming, boating, and spending time on the Cape with her husband Jack and their expanding family. Pat is a champion for at risk, foster, and homeless youth and has worked in a variety of volunteer and board positions for well over fifteen years, and has been a mentor and friend for one young lady for fourteen years. Pat was the president of PMC Marketing, a survey and telemarketing company and now enjoys doing temporary consulting projects for local non-profits. She spends her free time enjoying this wonderful city.

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 sign up for the Chestnuts when you renew your BHWF membership online! This will sign you up automatically for our mailing list to ensure you receive all the Chestnut News!


  • May 20, 2019

    Book Group Meeting – Day Time Book Club

    Monday, May 20, 2019
    Time: 3:30PM

  • May 21, 2019

    Book Group Meeting – Evening Book Club

    Tuesday, May 21, 2019
    Time: 7:00PM


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

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

  • May 16, 2019

    House Party

    Thursday, May 16, 2019
    Time: 6:30

There are no more events this season. Please check this fall!


There are no more events this season. Please check this fall!


  • May 1, 2019

    Seasoned Cooks Event

    Wednesday, May 1, 2019
    Time: 6:00PM

There are no more events this season. Please check this fall!


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.

Bridge Group

There have been a few ladies that have been playing throughout the winter and are now interested in expanding and having group lessons.  If you are interested in more information regarding that, please click the button below. (BHWF members only)