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 in transition, looking for members to take turns proposing and coordinating excursions. Choose a locale you’d love to visit and let us join you.
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
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
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
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
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.
Fiat Musica Friends and Family Holiday Concert is Sunday, December 11 at 2 p.m. at Calvary Episcopal Church, 532 Center Street, Santa Cruz
Contact: Michele Kibrick; (831) 429-1270
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.
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
2ND MONDAY, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM ALL YEAR LONGThis 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.
Liaison: Trician Comings
Garden Club 2
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
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
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!
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