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
Nov 8 The Four Winds  by Kristin Hannah Zoom Chris White
Dec 13 A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle Zoom Stella Hadjimarkos
Jan 10 Anxious People by Frederick Backman Zoom Karen Rice
Feb14 The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths Zoom Rebecca Said
March 14 Mudlark by Lara Maiklem Zoom Margo James
April 11 Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro Zoom Kathleen Schaub
May 9 Still Life by Louise Penny Zoom Chris White
June 13 Dune by Frank Herbert Zoom Nancy Vandell
July 11 State of Terror by Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny Zoom Kathy Senti
Aug 8 Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter Zoom Margo James
Sept 12 Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell Zoom Marielle Boortz
Oct 10 Bel Canto by Ann Patchett Zoom Rebecca Said
Nov 14 Propose books for 2023

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.

 

 

 

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
Nov 15 We Are Not Free  by Traci Chee Zoom  Marielle Boortz
Dec 20 West With Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge Zoom Terry Kalashian
Jan 17 When the Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson Zoom Alice Miller
Feb 21 Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson Zoom Cheri Ng
Mar 21 A Shooting Star by Wallace Stegner Zoom Judy Bracken & Arlene Addison
Apr 18 Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro Zoom Kathleen Schaub
May 16 Deacon King Kong by James McBride Zoom Karen VanZino
June 20 Cold Millions: A Novel by Jess Walter Zoom TBD
July 18 The Magician by Colm Tolbin Zoom Elaine Baldwin
Aug 15 The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles Zoom Anne Hayden
Sept 19 Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead Zoom Chris White

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.