Interest and Study Groups


Books and Lunch Group A
The group meets at 10 am the second Monday of each month to discuss a selection which has been chosen by the group. We read a variety of books including fiction, non-fiction, science and biography. Discussions are led by a volunteer member who has researched reviews and author information to share with the group. Lunch is served by the hostess and co-hostesses, and the summer luncheons are salad potlucks.

This ‘N’ That Readers
This group meets at 1:00 pm on the third Monday of the month (September-June) in members’ homes. We discuss a fiction, nonfiction, or biography choice. The discussion is led by a member and dessert is served by the hostess.

Kumquat Book Group
The group chooses books for the year. We meet in homes of members and someone reviews the book. We meet on the 3rd Monday at 1 pm. A light snack is served with coffee and tea.

Dick and Jane Read Books
Spouses are included in this group which meets on the fourth Friday in members’ homes.

Ramblin’ Readers
The book discussion group meets on the fourth Tuesday in members’ homes.


Daytime Bridge
The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church, 9th and Kipling, Lakewood. Members gather at 10 am and play until 2 pm. Members provide a salad and dessert for lunch. All ability levels are welcome.

Saturday Night Bridge
The group meets in members’ homes on the second Saturday of the month at 7 pm.

Foreign Policy Study Group

Great Decisions

The Foreign Policy Association (FAP), an independent nonpartisan education organization since 1954, publishes the Great Decisions briefing booklet and sponsors the nationwide Great Decisions discussion program. Its mission is to help Americans gain a better understanding of U.S. foreign policy and to stimulate constructive and
informed citizen participation in world affairs. The goal of the discussion is not to master the eight timely topics (about eight pages each) presented each year, but to deepen one’s awareness of understanding these important issues as they relate to and shape foreign policy.


Gourmet Lite
Monthly luncheons are planned for the second Wednesday of the month at 11:30. Often reservations are made at a restaurant. At the member’s choice, lunch is prepared and served in the member’s home.

Gourmet Potpourri
Monthly meetings are held in members’ homes the third Tuesday of the month for lunch, or out on the town at an interesting restaurant.