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.


September Book Club will be “Sacred Duty” by Tom Cotton on September 26th @ 9:30 am at the home of Marjorie Weiner.

October Book Club will be “Devil’s Highway” by Luis Alberto Urrea on October 24th @ 9:30 am at the home of Kathy Mlandinich.

December Book Club/Holiday Brunch will be “Save Me The Plums” by Ruth Reichl on December 5th @ 10:30 am at the home of Linda Allegra.

Book Club

Book Club

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 on September 12th at 11:00 am for 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.



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!

Movie Goers

Movie Goers

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.


The September Lunch will be on September 19th at 11:30 am at O Sole Mio, 14230 W. Newberry Road. Please RSVP to Lynn by September 14th.


Let’s Try It! Lunch Group