Interest Groups

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 Club – One Year This book club is a joint book club with the League of Women Voters of Humboldt County. It will meet three times (November, February, and May) for one year to discuss three books that are helpful in understanding today’s political environment.

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.

3rd Monday 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 Thursday at 6 p.m.