September 2023
“Annual Membership Luncheon”

Following a catered lunch from California Girl Catering, we’re excited to hear from our keynote speakers, Sandra (Sandi) Winter, executive director of Senior Coastsiders, and Lisa Lopez Rossi, administrative services director for the City of Half Moon Bay. They will talk about how they have promoted equity and fought ageism, sexism and racism throughout their lives..

  • September 23, 2023
  • Starting at 11:15 am
  • Half Moon Bay Library
October 2023
Discover the Story of HMB Main Street Mural

If you live in the Half Moon Bay area, you can’t miss the gorgeous 50th anniversary Pumpkin Festival mural on the south wall of Cunha’s Country Storeon Main Street. Painted by the talented artist, Julie Engelmann, the mural bursts with the colors of sunflowers and pumpkins and shows the contributions of farm workers as well as some of the history of the Coastside. Julie will tell us the story of the mural as well as talk about her art career.

  • October 16, 2023
  • Starting at 6:30 pm
  • Half Moon Bay Library
November 2023
Will the (Supreme) Court Come to Order

Boston University School of Law graduate and attorney Barbara Creed will brief us on the cases before the Supreme Court this season and explain the arguments that the 9 justices may be hearing on both sides. A popular speaker who can distill the essence of cases to a lay audience, Barbara will engage and inform us on the complex issues surrounding the cases. This will be an intellectually stimulating evening, especially for the civic minded.

  • November 13, 2023
  • Starting at 6:00 pm
  • Half Moon Bay Library
December 2023
AAUW Half Moon Bay Holiday Dinner

Join us for our annual AAUW Half Moon Bay Holiday celebration. There will be food, door prizes and live music by Blue City Jazz.

  • December 11, 2023
  • Starting at 5:30 pm
  • Half Moon Bay Joe’s
January 2024
Women Directors of Coastal Repertory Theater: A Panel

In 2023, all the directors for the Coastal Repertory Theater were women! This panel discussion with Barbara Williams, Karen Byrnes, Nancy Martin and Emily York will answer your questions on how women direct theater, the advantages and disadvantages, the differences in style and communication and ways of working. The last two directors are a mother/daughter team. Come and find out what it’s like directing a play, working with actors on stage and being behind the scenes.

  • January 22, 2024
  • Starting at 6:00 pm
  • Half Moon Bay Library
February 2024
“AAUW Speech Trek Contest”

The Half Moon Bay branch of the American Association of University Women will hold the annual Speech Trek contest on Saturday February 10. We welcome several Half Moon Bay High School students who have been coached by AAUW member, Antoinette Wrubel. Three city and community members will serve as judges. The first place winner will receive $500 and the runner-up $250. The overall winner will advance to the state semi-final competition. Three winners from the state will compete at the AAUW Annual event in April. The public is invited to attend! Please pass along this information to neighbors and friends.

  • February 10, 2024
  • Starting at 3:00 pm
  • Half Moon Bay Library
March 2024
“Why Fighting For the Coastside LGBTQ+ Community Matters”

One of the newer non-profit organizations on the coast, CoastPride is an organization created by our local community in San Mateo County to improve the support, visibility and awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) individuals and families. Our speakers are:

  • Kassi Talbot, president, Coast Pride (she/her)
  • Cameron Zeller, operations director (they/them)

Kassandra (Kassi) Talbot (she/her/hers) EdD is a doctor of Educational Leadership. Her dissertation title is: “Reclaiming the Story: Youth Participatory Action Research in the Rural Social Studies Classroom.”  She has been a classroom co-learner for the past nine  years. She facilitates high school Spanish and History courses and teaches Teen Health to 6-8th. Kassi is the current CoastPride President, a CTA Human Rights Cadre Trainer and a Red Cross First Aid Instructor.

Cameron Zeller lives in El Granada with their partner, Demi. They enjoy making music, spending time with family around the Bay Area, and being outside. They are now the Operations Director at CoastPride, helping to deepen the foundation of the organization’s existing programs and expand services based on the needs of the coastside LGBTQ+ community.

  • March 18, 2024
  • Starting at 6:00 pm
  • Half Moon Bay Library Community Room
April 2024


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May 2024


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June 2024


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