AWC Going Dutch April 2019


The monthly magazine of the American Women's Club of The Hague

Ongoing Activities (cont.)

Continued from page 15

track, never found her way, and ends up in

prison for life. Fortunately, Romy’s story is

not told in one exceedingly long narrative.

Instead, we view bits and pieces of her past

as she struggles to make it through everyday

life in prison. This made the story palatable,

although no less heartbreaking. We also get

a glimpse into other lives as the novel is told

from various points of view. These changes

were a breath of fresh air. The Mars Room

is a breathtakingly beautiful book about an

abysmal situation.

Chat, Craft & Cake

Chat Craft & Cake is a weekly highlight

for those who enjoy crafts and camaraderie.

Whether your craft is knitting, quilting,

needlepoint or simply mending your

clothes, or whether you are a beginner or an

expert, you are welcome to join us. Fish that

UFO (Unfinished Object) out of the drawer

and get going on it again. CCandCer’s are

always ready with a helping hand, a lesson,

or some advice. Each week, a different

Member brings a cake—tried and true,

or experimental. Babysitting is not available

and there are lots of sharp objects

about (pins, needles, scissors and wit) so

we cannot accommodate children. Contact

Suzanne Dundas at

for more information

Every Tuesday

10 a.m. – Noon

AWC Clubhouse


Heart Pillow Project

Members work together to make heartshaped

pillows designed to help support

the arms of recent mastectomy patients.

Each pillow is made with TLC, wrapped,

and comes with a note signed by an AWC

volunteer. No sewing skills are needed, as

you can cut, stuff, or wrap the heart pillows.

We are proud to provide men and women

with something both practical and comforting,

and we know our work helps because

we often receive thank-you notes and emails

from the patients who have received a heart

pillow. For more information, please contact

Jan de Vries at heartpillow@awcthehague.


Tuesday, April 9

Noon – 2 p.m.

AWC Clubhouse


Visitors Welcome

Out to Lunch Bunch: April

The Malieveld in The Hague is a large grass

field, located opposite The Hague Central

Station. It is a major venue for funfairs,

concerts and markets that are organized

throughout the year. The Malieveld is also

a favorite place for protests and major

manifestations. The café-restaurant >> 18


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