Interest Groups

Interest groups provide opportunities for Guild members to form new friendships and build stronger bonds with longtime friends while participating in shared interests.

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, send us an email.


Book Club

Rowdy Readers Book Club

This group meets in members’ homes on the fourth Thursday of each month in the daytime for a lively and informative discussion.  Books are selected based on recommendations from group members.  Traditionally, lunch at a nearby restaurant follows the meeting.

  • Currently, in-person gatherings are suspended due to the COVID pandemic. Meetings are held virtually via Zoom. Future virtual meetings will begin at 10:00 a.m.

Coordinator: Shelley Melvin


The Fat Tuscan
The Fat Tuscan – Making Ravioli

Adventure Group

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 demonstrations.  The sky is the limit for this group!

As COVID restrictions relax, this group is easing back into meeting outdoors for group walks/hikes. Nature trail hikes are tentatively planned for January and March, 2022.


Downton Abbey
Movie Goers See Downton Abbey

Movie Goers

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, this well-attended group met monthly to enjoy one of the latest featured films.  Afterward, the group met at a local restaurant to discuss the movie. Hopefully, we can meet together in person in the near future. Until then, on a monthly basis, members share recommendations for a variety of shows and movies to fit every mood.

Contact Arlene for more information or to add your name to the email list. 

Coordinators: Arlene D’Alli and Joanne Licht


O-Sole-Mio-Cucina-Italiana
Let’s Try It! Lunch Group

Let’s Try It! Lunch Group

Each month, this group enjoys a casual lunch together at a local restaurant chosen by a different member.  It is a fun way to try out new venues and spend time with friends, both old and new.

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

Coordinators: Lynn Newman and Kathy Mladinich