March ’20 News

Fellow alums,

Thank you to Barbara B. Creed and Eleanor Chang for hosting an informative discussion on U.S. Supreme Court cases to watch this term. It was a great opportunity to connect and engage in productive discourse! Since we convened, the Court has ruled on a case we discussed, Intel Corp Investment Policy Comm v. Sulym, which hinged on the definition of “actual knowledge.” Read more about the decision here. Thanks for the laughs and lively conversation to those who attended the annual Mary Lyon tea. As we enter the Spring, we encourage you to follow the Club on Facebook and Instagram to learn about our upcoming community events.


Well wishes,

The Board 


Upcoming events:


TONI STONE, and a Casual Alum Gathering

When: Mar 5–29, 2020 (casual alum gathering after the March 28th matinee)
Where:  A.C.T.’s Geary Theatre in San Francisco
Purchase Tickets to the Show: via A.C.T.
RSVP for the Casual Alum Gathering after the March 28th Matinee Performance: via Eventbrite


TONI STONE is at A.C.T.’s Geary Theatre in San Francisco March 5-29! This highly-acclaimed play is about Toni Stone, the first woman to play professional baseball in the Negro Leagues, and is based on longtime Mount Holyoke Gender Studies professor Martha Ackmann’s book, Curveball: The Remarkable True Story of Toni Stone. Martha Ackmann has also been involved with the production during its many years in development.

Please join alums and friends for a casual gathering after the March 28th matinee performance! To RSVP and for additional details: Eventbrite

To purchase tickets for the show: A.C.T. (note: special “Under 35” years of age ticket prices). If you will be attending a performance other than the March 28th matinee, we’d love to hear from you and to know that you’ll be seeing the show: 


Mount Holyoke Alum Wildflower Hike

When: Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Where:  Donner Canyon, Mount Diablo State Park, Clayton, CA 94517
RSVP: On Eventbrite
Cost: Free
Point Person: Diana Martinez, ‘11

Join us for a 5-6 mile (moderate difficulty) wildflower hike at Mount Diablo! Family members and/or a friend are welcome. Please note that dogs are not permitted on trails at Mount Diablo State Park. Carpools will be arranged, as available, for those seeking or who are able to offer a ride. Please see the Eventbrite registration page, above, for additional details and to sign-up for the hike.


HOMEBODY, a performance by Kickbal dance company

When: Friday, April 10. Joint happy hour with Skidmore at 6:30pm. Performance begins at 8:00pm.
Where: Southern Pacific Brewing and B.way Theatre at ODC
RSVP for the Happy Hour: On Eventbrite
Purchase Tickets to the Performance: via ODC Dance Commons, use the code homebodyalumni for 10% off
Cost: Tiered donation options from $12-$100
Point Person: Pauline Au and Steph Corrales

Please join the Mount Holyoke Club of Northern California and Skidmore alums of the Bay Area in celebration of Kickbal’s performance: HOMEBODY. Kickbal is the 2020 recipient of the ODC Theater Fleishhacker Opportunity Fund, and is helmed by an alum of MHC and an alum of Skidmore.

6:00PM: Skidmore and Mount Holyoke alums will meet at Southern Pacific Brewing, 620 Treat Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110 for a joint happy hour* prior to the performance. 

*Note: The happy hour will be “Dutch treat,” attendees are responsible for their own refreshments.

8:00PM: HOMEBODY performance begins at the B.Way Theater, ODC, 3153 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110. 

About the performance

Kickbal directors and ODC School alumni Emma Lanier (Skidmore ‘16) and Ky Frances (MHC ‘17) present the world premiere of HOMEBODY, an evening-length work featuring five dancers and an original score by Melissa Weikart. HOMEBODY is a series of unexpected episodes, distinct in content, but all inexplicably related to the color yellow.


Save the date:

Alums of Color Biannual Dinner

When: Wednesday, May 20th
RSVP: Coming soon; please save the date!


Congrats Grads & Welcome to the Bay!

When: Saturday, June 6th
RSVP: Coming soon; please save the date!


Club Annual Meeting

When: Saturday, June 20th
RSVP: Coming soon; please save the date!



Promoting Your Events

Are you hosting an event that you’d like to publicize to the Mount Holyoke Northern California community? Please share it directly in our Facebook Group. If you’d like to explore the possibility of hosting an event with the Club Board, email us at


Membership Dues

Interested in supporting the Club further? Join the Club by paying your annual, tax-deductible Membership Dues! You can pay your dues here: MHC Club of Northern CA Membership Dues. The Club’s fiscal year is July 1 to June 30. Please note: If you would prefer to pay by check, please email us.


Stay Connected 

We hope to see you at an event soon! 

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