Interest Groups

Paid members have the opportunity to participate in the following groups. Members may sign up to participate at the October meeting by contacting the group leader. Please be willing to help with the activities in order to make these groups successful. If you have questions, please email Christine Gilbert, the Interest Groups Coordinator.

Book & Audio Book Circulation

These groups start the exchange of materials in October; participants are organized by neighborhoods. Each member purchases a book/audio book of her choice. Members exchange books every three to four weeks according to a designated rotation system. In May each book/audio book is returned to its purchaser. A member may participate in one or both groups.

Group Leader: Kay Hopper

Book Discussion – Daytime

Don’t let Oprah have all the fun. Review and discuss books you want to with others. Members select and read a different book for each monthly meeting. The discussion includes the author and the book.

Group Leaders: Lynn Stokoe
Meeting Time: Third Thursday of each month at 10:00 am

Book Discussion – Evening

Can’t make the daytime group? The evening book discussion group is open to singles and couples. At the first meeting of the year in September, members choose books for the year. Each participant brings a book to recommend and we select from those recommendations. Our regular meeting date, fourth Thursday of the month, is subject to change if necessary based on members’ schedules.

Group Leader: Sandy and George Huber
Meeting Time: Fourth Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm

Bowling

Doesn’t matter if you are better at turkeys or gutters, join us any Friday for a morning of fun! Call or email for details.

Group Leader: Frances Beachy
Meeting Time: Every Friday at 9:30 am

Bridge

Know the difference between Stayman and Blackwood? Even if you don’t, come play Bridge. We meet weekly on Tuesdays. We welcome new members and substitutes as well as novice and experienced Bridge players. Sign up or call or email if you are interested.

Group Leader: Vicki Olson and Kay Hopper
Meeting Time: Every Tuesday at 9:30 am

Foreign Foods

Join a group of folks who love to explore different cuisine in each other’s homes. Each month a different theme is chosen by the hostess, who coordinates the meal with several co-hostesses. Those who cannot host a dinner help in other ways. Everyone who enjoys the meal shares the cost equally, which averages about $15 per person including wine or other beverage. Singles and couples are welcome to renew friendships and make new friends.

Group Leader: Dianne Crawford
Meeting Time: Second Saturday of each month at 7:00 pm

Hiking and Gardens

Join us for hikes the first Thursday of each month. This year we will include some slower, bird-watching nature walks as well as the usual fast walking and visiting hikes. Plan to stay for delicious lunches afterward at nearby local restaurants.

Group Leader: Nancy Podio and Lynn Stokoe
Meeting Times: First Thursday of each month at 10:00 am

Movie Buff Club

When was the last time you went to see a movie with a group of girls? If it’s been too long, here’s the group for you. We will meet once a month to go out and watch a movie and then go out for coffee to socialize and to discuss the movie. Please join us for a fun-filled and eventful afternoon.

Group Leader: Christine Gilbert
Meeting Times: Second Thursday of each month during the afternoon

Wine Tasting

Why share? Ladies only. Join up for member researched and presented informative wine tasting. We select from a wide variety of wines. Annual charge of fifteen dollars covers the cost of wine for the year. Spouses and others are included in the April meeting.

Group Leader: Carol Buckman and Kay Hopper
Meeting Times: Second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm