Interest Groups

Interest groups provide opportunities for Guild members to form new friendships and build stronger bonds with longtime friends while doing something one enjoys.  Some groups meet in the daytime while others may meet in the evening.  The type of group is only limited by the willingness of a member to coordinate the group.  We are always looking for new things to do and ways to share our interests with one another.  If you have a general question about an existing or new group, click here to send an email

Book Club

Coordinators: Cecilia Caton  (Click here to contact Cecilia) and Shelley Melvin (Click here to contact Shelley)

Also known as the “Rowdy Readers,” this group meets in members’ homes on the fourth Thursday of each month at 9:30 am for a lively and informative discussion.  Books are selected based on recommendations from group members.  Traditionally, lunch at a nearby restaurant follows the meeting.


August Book Club will be “Karolina’s Twins by Ronald Balson on August 22nd @ 9:30 am at the Home of Michelle Donnelly.


March Movie Goers see Upside

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October meeting discussing “Educated”


Adventure Group

Coordinators: Pam Beck (Click here to contact Pam) and Kim Horsburgh (Click here to contact Kim)

Each month, we gather for an adventure that has included kayaking, walking and hiking, tours of parks, backstage at the theater, tours of the Harn and Cade Museums, and cooking demos.  The sky is the limit for this group!


The September Adventure Group will be a Cooking Class (Ravioli and Sauce) at the Fat Tuscan located at 725 NE 1st Street, Gainesville, FL 32601, phone 325-505-5648. There will be a $50.00 fee for this class. Please email Pam Beck or Kim Horsburgh to confirm your spot for the class and send a $25.00 deposit to Pam or Kim.


Lunch at Peppers Prior to Bowling

Lunch at Peppers Prior to Bowling!

Great Time Bowling at Splitz!

Great Time Bowling at Splitz!


Movie Goers

Coordinators:  Darlene Cappello (Click here to contact Darlene) and Arlene D’Alli (Click here to contact Arlene)

This well-attended group meets monthly to enjoy one of the latest featured films.  Afterwards, anyone interested can go to a local restaurant to discuss the movie.

Contact Darlene for more information or to add your name to the email list.  Check the calendar for the next meeting date and time!



Let’s Try It! Lunch Group

Coordinators:  Lynn Newman (Click here to contact Lynn) and Kathy Mlandinich (Click here to contact Kathy)

This casual lunch with friends at a local restaurant chosen by a different member each month.  It is a good way to try out new venues and spend time with friends, both new and old.

Contact Lynn to get on the email list to find out about the next lunch adventure.


Our lunch at O Sole Mio.


O Sole Mio Lunch