Interest Groups


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Monthly Outings

This group is for the adventuresome who want to explore the Bay Area through day trips: Take city tours, visit galleries, wine taste, attend art, antique or holiday shows, see gardens or places of architectural interest. Members propose locales, choose dates for excursions and then carpool.
This club is looking for members to take turns proposing and coordinating excursions. Choose a locale you’d love to visit and let us join you. 

Contacts:  Sharon Cooper and Alice Rink

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Bon Appetit Gourmet Cooking Group

4 EVENINGS PER YEAR

Gourmet cooking groups of 8 - 20 people will meet to share food, fun, recipes, and cooking tips. Themes, times and places will be decided by members of the groups. Partners may attend. Although this club is CLOSED to new members, a new Cooking Club will be forming if enough members sign up.

Contact:  Rusty Bowman

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Book Clubsbooks

BOOK CLUB 1 - 2nd FRIDAY, 11:00 AM - New members welcomed

  Contact:  Colleen Page

BOOK CLUB 2 - Closed to new members at this time

BOOK CLUB 3 - Closed to new members at this time

BOOK CLUB 4 - 2ND WEDNESDAY, 7:30 - 9:00 PM

  Contact: Eleanor Southers

BOOK CLUB 5 - 3RD MONDAY, 1:00 - 2:30 PM - New members welcomed

  Contact: Mary Jane Chambers

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bridge Bridge Club

2ND TUESDAY, 12:30 PM

Intermediate and advanced players are invited. (Note that there is a Learn to Play Bridge group for beginnners, described below.)

Contact: Evelyn Prichard; (831) 466-3413

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English in Action   conversation

Visiting international students, scholars and/or spouses are invited to participate in our volunteer program, known as English in Action. A volunteer from the University Women’s Club will meet on a weekly basis for an hour with the participant. The program consists of an informal, non-structured meeting which gives the scholar, student or spouse an opportunity to practice conversational English and ask questions about the community. The meeting time and place will be arranged between the participant and the volunteer. There is no charge for this program. It is not a class, but a one-to-one conversation.

Contact: Karin Grobe; (831) 427-0984

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Fiat Musica A CHORAL GROUPchoir

THURSDAYS AT 7:00-8:30 PM at Domican Oaks

Do you love to sing? Are you interested in sharing the joy of music with other women?  The interest group Fiat Musica is a women's choir which performs throughout the community, including holiday concerts, two performances for the Women's Club and an annual Family and Friends Concert in May or June. We sing many styles of music: classical, pop and oldies, folk and world music and Broadway show tunes.

Fiat Musica welcomes new singers. The best times to join are October and January.

Contact: Michele Kibrick; (831) 429-1270

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Financial Planning Club

1ST WEDNESDAY 10:00 - 11:00 AM

The focus of this group is Financial Planning. The club offers a speaker series with topics on insurance, estate & legacy planning, real estate, health & medical care, retirement benefits and more. Meetings are monthly on the Westside of Santa Cruz. Sign up to receive email notification of upcoming topics and attend when you can.

2016-2017 Schedule:

Date         Topic                                            Speaker                        Location

11/2/16  Legacy Planning Options        Virginia Rivera        Cafe Iveta

12/7/16  Legacy:  Have it Your Way      Karen Calcagno      2155 Delaware Street, Suite 225

1/11/16  Retirement Income Planning   Jane McKenzie       Jane McKenzie's Office*

2/1/17    Tax Planning                           Phuong Mayer        Jane McKenzie's Office*

3/1/17    Annuities/Long-term Care      John Hajney            Jane McKenzie's Office*

4/5/17    Women and Investing    Laura Crymble, Fidelity   Jane McKenzie's Office*

5/3/17    Estate Planning                    Eileen Hamilton        Jane McKenzie's Office*

6/7/17    TBD                                    TBD                            Jane McKenzie's Office*

*Jane McKenzie's Office - 1010 Fair Avenue, Suite G, Santa Cruz, CA  95060

Contacts:  Jane McKenzie and Virginia Rivera

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garden Garden Club 1

2ND MONDAY, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM  ALL YEAR LONG

This club is closed to new members due to it’s size, but Garden Club 2 (below) has recently formed and is OPEN to all members.

Contact: Cherry Thompson or Barbara Vorlop 

Liaison:  Trician Comings

                Garden Club 2

MONTHLY OUTINGS

Garden Club 2 is an excursions based club where members take day trips to Bay Area gardens, nurseries and flower shows. Members take turns choosing locales to visit while co-coordinating, with another member, that month's excursion, lunch and carpool. 
Contact: Lupe Allen

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Hiking Clubhiking

2ND THURSDAY, 9:30 AM, PLUS 1 Optional Hike/month

The Hiking Club members enjoy the wonders of Northern California hiking trails in our immediate area. Members of the group rotate the responsibility of leading a hike and contacting everyone by email with details of time and meeting place to carpool. If the hike is over the lunch hour, everyone takes their own picnic lunch.

New members are welcome at any time during the year. Attendance is on a come-as-you-can basis.

Contact: Laurie Salatich

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learn Learn to Play Bridge

1ST & 4TH MONDAYS, 6:30 - 9:00 PM at DeANZA CLUBHOUSE

This is a group for people who have never played bridge, or who used to play but have forgotten so much that a regular bridge group is frightening!

Contact: Irma Andrews and Evelyn Prichard

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lunchLunch Clubs    (See also West Side Lunch Club)                                                 

Lunch Bunch 1

3rd FRIDAY at 11:30 AM; LOCATION TO BE DECIDED BY THE HOST

These lunches are a great place to meet new friends and to see familiar faces. The group meets at a different restaurant each month.  Members take turns as host, choosing the venue and making arrangements with the restaurant. The coordinator sends out a reminder by email to the group each month.

Contact: Alice Rink

Lunch Bunch 2

1ST FRIDAY at 11:30 AM; LOCATIONS VARY

This Group meets at a different restaurant each month.  Members each take turns choosing their favorite place to dine and making arrangements with the restaurant. These lunches are a great place to meet new friends and to see familiar faces.

Contact:  Toni Wagner

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Mah Jongg Clubs mahjong

Mah Jongg Club 1

WEEKLY ON TUESDAY AT 1:00 PM

New members, including beginners who want to learn Chinese Mah Jongg, are welcome. 

Contact: Hazel Powell

Mah Jongg Club 2

WEEKLY ON TUESDAY, 10 AM - 12:30 PM

Dorothy Carroll invites Women's Club members to join her at her home in Watsonville to play/learn this fascinating game. She says,"Every time you play, there’s something new and something learned, and all for fun!  We play the Chinese game as taught by Helen Palmer. If you are new to the game, we will teach you. Please come and have fun. If you can't play every week, come when you can."

Contact:  Dorothy Carroll; 768-8268

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Sew 'n' Sews  quilters

WEEKLY ON WEDNESDAY AT 1 PM

A group for quilters and would-be quilters

Contact: Jo Barbier

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Travel Club  world globe

LAST MONDAY, 10:00 - 11:30 AM in Members' Homes

Members of the group share information about foreign and domestic travel from their own experiences or from invited speakers.

Although this club is CLOSED to new members, a new Travel Club will be forming if enough members sign up.

Contact: Rusty Bowman

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Sammy SlugUCSC Events

MONTHLY OUTINGS

UCSC Events focuses on bringing the campus and the community together. Members are invited to attend campus lectures and presentations in science, music, art, film and theater.  It’s an opportunity for those who are unfamiliar with the campus to partner with those of us who know our way around a bit. Members take turns checking the UCSC CAMPUS EVENTS CALENDAR: https://events.ucsc.edu/all?page=1 to review the upcoming events, choose one to "host" and then email the group to coordinate a meet-up to carpool to campus. We meet at convenient locations off-campus and carpool to events together. Members are welcome to bring a friend who may not yet be a Women’s Club member but who would like to meet others and attend some campus events. Come join us.
THIS CLUB IS LOOKING FOR AN EVENTS COORDINATOR.

Contact:  Kerrie McCaffrey

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West Side Lunch Club   out to lunch sign

2ND WEDNESDAY, 12:30 - 1:30 PM

The Westside Lunch Club accommodates working Club members who have a limited lunch period and who would like to connect for a quick meal. All meet-up locations will be on the Westside of Santa Cruz. Everyone is welcome.

Contact:  Rusty Bowman

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