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!

If you would like to add your name to our “Chestnuts” mailing list, please submit your email below.

In addition, we’ll be looking for members of the BHWF “Chestnuts” to host one of our monthly socials this year. Are you interested? Click HERE for more information. These gatherings and activities 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.


  • EVENT:  Afternoon Book Group
  • DATE: June 6, 2017
  • TIME: 1:00 pm
  • PLACE:  Lisa Silverman’s home, 2 Otis Place, Apt 1
  • DETAILS:  Book selection is Evicted – Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. A great read given the lack of low income housing in Boston.
  • RSVP:  Please RSVP to Lisa at

6/7 — SEASONED COOKS MEETING (last of the season!)

  • EVENT:  Final Seasoned Cooks Meeting
  • DATE: June 7, 2017
  • TIME: 6:30 pm
  • PLACE:  Sally Harr’s home, 90 Marlborough
  • DETAILS:  Discussion and recipe exchange will be about salads.


  • EVENT:  Chestnuts Lunch Bunch visit to the Museum of Fine Arts with lunch in the New American Cafe.
  • DATE: Thursday, June 15, 2017
  • TIME & PLACE:  Meet at 9:45 am at the Huntington Avenue entrance for a 10:00 am museum opening.
  • DETAILS:  Depending upon how many of you arrive and what your interests are, we can enjoy the museum together or in small groups. Regroup for lunch at 12:30pm in the New American Cafe’ with a menu inspired by “Botticelli and the Search for the Divine.”
  • RSVP: Kathie O’Dowd at if you will be staying for lunch.


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.