AUBURN – The Woman’s Literary Union After Dark Club held a winter member/guest dinner on Jan. 12. Tonie Ramsey led those attending on a tour of the clubhouse at the Horatio G. Foss Mansion, 19 Elm St.

The union’s main purpose is the cultural and intellectual advancement of women. The main club meets at 2 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month from September through May.

The After Dark Club was established in the spring of 2001 in order to provide women the opportunity to attend evening meetings. The club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month from September through June.

The dinner showcased local artist Melanie Ness as she provided an art historical review highlighting the oil paintings and bronze sculptures maintained by the Woman’s Literary Union.

Ness first researched the works of art four years ago and continues to record, log and update data concerning the clubhouse’s works of art.

Ness, a long-standing member of the union, works out of her studio in Auburn and has exhibited her watercolor paintings locally for the past 20 years. The tour led by Ness was the first event of a winter program for the club.

Betsy Dorr of Quiltessentials Inc., 909 Minot Ave., Auburn, will lead her second basket weaving workshop for the After Dark Club at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9. Materials will be provided for a minimal fee. Those wishing to attend should contact Betty Turgeon, craft club coordinator, at 782-7787 for more information.

Interested parties may also e-mail Margaret O’Donnell, membership director, at the following address: [email protected] Members and nonmembers are welcome to join the club for the program.

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