Interest Groups


Adventure & Garden Excursions ad

Monthly Outings chosen by members

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:  Alice Rink and Lupe Allen

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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

CLOSED to new members - Waiting list available

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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 (BBBs) - Closed to new members at this time

BOOK CLUB 4 - Closed to new members at this time

  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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Crafting Clan   crafting tools

Table arrangements

This is a new club forming to craft table arrangements and decorate tables each month for the Women’s Club monthly luncheon at the Arboretum. Crafters can enjoy camaraderie while highlighting the season or taking inspiration from that month’s speaker’s topic to ultimately delight the luncheon attendees. There are 6-7 luncheons per year.

New members welcomed

Meeting times to be determined by participants.


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

CLOSED to new members

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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

Meeting time to be announced

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.

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

Contacts:  Jane McKenzie and Virginia Rivera, Liaison to UCSC

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garden Garden Club

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

This club is CLOSED to new members due to it’s size, but Adventure and Garden Excursions (above) is OPEN to all members.

Contact: Cherry Thompson

Liaison:  Trician Comings

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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

Both clubs play the Chinese version of Mah Jongg.

Mah Jongg Club 1

WEEKLY ON TUESDAY AT 1:00 PM

The current group welcomes experienced Mah Jongg players; lessons will be offered to beginners.

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

CLOSED to new members

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Sew 'n' Sews  quilters

WEEKLY ON WEDNESDAY AT 10 AM

A group for quilters and would-be quilters

Contact: Jo Barbier

CLOSED to new members

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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

CLOSED to new members; waiting list available

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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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Volunteers in Motion (VIM)  raised hands

MONTHLY - Participants to determine time and location
Volunteers in Motion (VIM) links Women's Club members to projects in the community that need a helping hand or two, or many, and that provide opportunities for important service to others, especially to children.  Members develop friendships and gain inspiration from each other as we work together helping make our larger community be a better place for us all.
 

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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