Interest groups provide a social opportunity for members to chat, exchange ideas, and explore shared interests, Five members are needed to start a group; a leader is chosen annually by each group.
Birding 101 A learning opportunity for beginning and experienced birders is the focus of this group. Birders can also work on identifying flower, trees, butterflies, and other wildlife. Lunch is at a local restaurant after each outing.
4th Saturday morning of the month
Board Games A wide variety of board games entertains both new and practiced players in this group.
4th Tuesday evening of the month
Book—Daytime This group meets to review both chosen selections and individual choices. Each year a month is devoted to poetry and one to a literary classic.
3rd Monday morning of the month
Book—Evening Book choices are mostly contemporary fiction, some nonfiction, and at least one classic per year. Meetings include discussion and dessert.
4th Monday evening of the month
Page Turners This daytime book group enjoys fiction and nonfiction. It’s an informal group that encourages everyone’s active participation.
3rd Wednesday morning of the month
Bridge Groups The hostess makes up tables by calling groups members. A small donation is collected for the re-entry scholarship.
Tuesday Night Players are welcome for a friendly evening of bridge every Tuesday
Wednesday Night Meetings are for a lively game of bridge and dessert. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Saturday Night Couples and singles in this group. 2nd Saturday
Daytime This is for those who prefer to play during the day and want a serious game of bridge. Each player brings her own lunch. 2nd Tuesday
Crazy Cards This group is for people who like to laugh, think, and have and have fun playing non-bridge card games.
3rd Sunday afternoon
Great Decisions The study/discussion series begins in early 2016, meeting on Sunday afternoons for eight weeks. Topics and activities are based on briefing materials and videos developed by the Foreign Policy Association, an independent, nonpartisan organization. Its purpose is to inform the American public on current foreign policy issues. This year’s topics will be in the newsletter.
Sunday afternoons, January through March
Gourmet For those who enjoy good company and good food, this is a group for you. On alternating months, singles and couples meet for a potluck with a theme or favorite foreign cuisine.
3rd Saturday evenings of even months
Lunch Bunch This flexible group lunches and socializes monthly at various North Coast restaurants.
4th Thursday at 11:30
Mystery Books Delving into mysteries is the goal of this group. Mystery and crime stories cover a broad range of time, place, puzzles, and authors. Each month’s crime or mystery may be either individual reader’s choice or a group selection.
2nd Thursday morning
Reel People Movie madness is the “reel” spotlight for this group. Members view recommended movies at the own convenience in a theater or on DVD at home. Afterward, the groups critiques many aspects of film making. Each casts a ballot for favorites at the annual awards. Members donate dollars for Tech Trek.
2nd Friday at 10 a.m.
Stitch in Time Members bring whatever stitching project they wish to work on—quilting, embroidery, or any other—to members’ homes.
2nd Thursday at 7 p.m.
Too Tired to Cook Let’s dine out once a month for good conversation and a respite from cooking. Both singles and couples are welcome.
3rd Friday at 6 p.m.