Special Interest Groups

AS A NOTE: NO GROUPS ARE MEETING IN PERSON. WHERE POSSIBLE, THE GATHERINGS ARE BEING HELD VIRTUALLY THROUGH ZOOM.

Audio Book Exchange

Audio books are great for listening to when driving, walking or exercising. The audio book group will follow the format of the book exchange, only instead of exchanging a hard back book once a month we will be exchanging an audio book. We will be exchanging unabridged audio books in CD format.

Book Exchange

Do you like reading best sellers, but don’t like library waiting lists and time restrictions or bookstore prices? Then the Book Exchange is for you. To join, buy a hardcover book from the current year’s best sellers list, either fiction or non-fiction. Your book will be rotated among the other Book Exchange members. You will receive a book on the first of each month and get your book back at the end of the year.

Bridge

For intermediate to advanced Bridge players.  They play the third Tuesday of every month at 7pm.

Daytime Readers

Participants take turns reviewing and leading lively discussions of books that include classics, best sellers, fiction, and non-fiction. They meet the second Monday of every month at 1pm.

Date Book Title & Author Hostess – Name
Reviewer
Aug 10 The Widows of Malabar Hill          by Sujata Massey Zoom Diana Griffiths
Sept 14 The Body: A Guide for Occupant   by Bill Bryson Zoom Margo James
Oct American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins Zoom Pat Barley
Nov The Dutch House by Ann Patchett Zoom Arelene Addison
Dec Kindred by Oceania E. Butler Zoom Kathleen Schaub
Jan Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Zoom Margo James
Feb 8 The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim MIchele Richarson Zoom Chris White
March 8 The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett Zoom Diane Griffiths
April 12 Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold Zoom Kathy Senti
May 10 The Snowman by Jo Nesbo Zoom Rebecca Said
June 14 When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice by Terry Tempest Zoom Marielle Boortz
July 12 Murder in the Marais by Cara Black Zoom Nancy Vandell
Aug. 9 The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett Zoom Margo James
Sept 13 Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson Zoom Brodie Hilp

Fourth Friday Flicks

On the fourth Friday of each month, members of this group will meet at a theater–location and time to be announced via email–to enjoy a movie picked by the monthly organizer.  This group will be very email dependent as last minute changes in location and time may frequently occur.  The organizer will change monthly, rotating through members of the group.

Game Night

A variety of games (board, dice, cards, etc.) are made available by the hostess, or by members bringing their own favorites. No skill is needed, except for the desire to have a fun evening! We meet the first Saturday of the month at 7:30pm.

 

Lunch Bunch

This group meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 12:30 at a local restaurant for a casual lunch (separate checks) and conversations cover subjects from serious to humorous.

 

 

 

 

 

Mahjong

Twice a month, on the first Tuesday and the third Thursday, members gather to play Chinese mahjong, a game similar to gin rummy. Beginners can watch and learn until they feel comfortable enough to play.

Night Book Club

Participants take turns reviewing and leading lively discussions of books that include classics, best sellers, fiction, and non-fiction. They meet third every third Monday of the month at 7pm.

 

Date Book Title & Author Hostess – Name
 Reviewer
Sept 21 The Tubman Command                     by Elizabeth Cobbs Zoom  Chris Burchick
Oct 19 Potluck Zoom
Nov 16 Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Zoom  Chris White
Dec 21 The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes Zoom  Alice MIller
Jan 18 White Fragility: Why It’s So
Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DeAngelo
Zoom  Millie Kessler
Feb 15 The Overstory by Richard Powers Zoom  Arlene Addison
Mar 15 The Darkness, a Thriller by     Ragnar Jonasson Zoom  Terry Kalashian
Apr 19 Hidden Valley Road by             Robert Koker Zoom  Judy Bracken
May 17 When Breath Becomes Air by    Paul Kalanithi Zoom  Kathleen Schaub
June 21 The Midnight Library by Matt Haig Zoom Karen VanZino
July 19 The Satapur Moonstone by     Sujata Massey Zoom needed
Aug 16 This is Happiness by Niall Williams Zoom Chris Burchik
Sept 13* Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent by Isabelle Wilkerson Zoom Brodie Hilp
*special date/time to coordinate with Daytime Reading Group

Travel

The Travel Group meets three Saturdays a year at 7:30pm. We share our travel experiences with fellow AAUW members, their spouses, partners and friends by means of an organized presentation. This group enjoys learning about new places and cultures and loves to socialize with fellow travel enthusiasts. All are welcome to join us.

 

Walking & Hiking

Join your AAUW friends on a once-a-month hike at different locations in the East Bay. We meet at 9 a.m., usually on the 2nd Saturday of the month, at the Bollinger Park and Ride and car pool to the various exciting locations. Besides being in the healthy outdoors, we get to see lovely vistas and enjoy the company of old and new friends.