Interest Groups—Learning and Exploring Together

 

Interest Group displays drew attention at the Picnic

Interest Group displays drew attention at the annual brunc

Interest Groups offer an avenue to join in the branch activities, to collaborate with members, participate in activities, and become an advocate for AAUW.  

May 2019 Activities

Arts and Crafts meets 1st Thurs. May 2nd, 10:00am  Home of Teri McConnell
Embellishing glass containers with glass paint to make beautiful vases, candle holders or whatever your imagination comes up with. RSVP Teri by April 25.
 
 

Book Discussions

Mostly Fiction meets 2nd Thurs. 1:00 PM will meet at Deb Cubberly’s home on Thursday, May 9th for our 1:00 meeting to discuss Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah.  Please RSVP to Deb.
Non-Fiction meets 3rd Tues. Non-fiction Book Group will be meeting Tuesday May 21st, 12:30-2:00 at the home of Deborah York in Nevada City. We will discuss Varina by Charles Frazier. We will also be selecting books for the 2019-2020 program. Please contact Deborah York if you need directions, a ride, or have questions.
 

Gadabouts     
InConcert Sierra Spring concert with the Master Chorale is on Sunday, 5/19/19  matinee 2PM  $38  per ticket. There’s no coordinator for this outing; get in touch with friends who might like to attend.  www.inconcertsierra.org/530.273.3990
In June, the group has a reservation for a party of six at Pottery World High Tea in Rocklin on Thursday, June 27, from 2-4 p.m. Cost is $44.99 per person, including tax and tip. Please send your check to Kris Welch, 15741 Fay Road, Grass Valley, 95949. Once Kris knows who’s going, she’ll set up carpool. 

Gourmet Adventures
  2nd Sat. alternate months, The next Gourmet Adventure will be our final meeting before our summer break.  It will be a gourmet BBQ Picnic with hostess Barbara Shuler, on June 8. New members are invited to join us. Please contact Shirley Racine with questions.  
 
Gardening meets 4th Thurs. The Garden Group’s May plans have not fully “leafed out”.  Watch for upcoming emails or contact Ellie Anderson.
 
Gracious Helpers  No meetings scheduled. If meals are needed due to health situations contact Cheryl Morris
 
Great Decisions  Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs.  The 8 session program involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, usually 10 pages per session, watching a 20 minute  DVD and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today.  Our last two topics for this year’s session will cover The US and Mexico on May 14th and State of the State Department on May 28th. Contact Susie Monary-Wilson for more information.
 
Hikers  Helloooo Hikers!  May’s scheduled hikes will be on Monday, May 13 and Wednesday May 29.  As usual, Stephanie will send out an email previous to those dates with meeting places.  Hope to see you all then.  Contact Stephanie Facchini to join the email list.
 
Gardening meets 4th Thurs. The Garden Group’s May plans have not fully “leafed out”.  Watch for upcoming emails or contact Ellie Anderson to be added to the list.
 
Gracious Helpers  No meetings scheduled. If meals are needed due to health situations contact Cheryl Morris
 
Great Decisions   Our last two topics for this year’s session will cover The US and Mexico on May 14th and State of the State Department on May 28th. Contact Susie Monary-Wilson for more information.
 
Hikers  Helloooo Hikers!…I am sure hoping that May will bring some sunshine to our hikes.  This month’s scheduled hikes will be on Monday, May 13 and Wednesday May 29.  As usual, I will send out an email previous to those dates with meeting places.  Hope to see you all then.  Contact Stephanie Facchini
 
 

Groups & General Programs

Arts and Crafts   Sometimes called the Crafties, the group meets on the first Thursday of each month usually in the morning.   Contact Stephanie Norton for the meeting and project schedule.

Book Discussion
Mostly fiction: Meets on the second Thursday at 1pm.   Contact Robin Laverty-Reves
Non-fiction: Meets on third Tuesday, at 1pm.  Contact Deborah York

GadAbouts   Activities vary from month to month.  The group enjoys local live performances, restaurants, and other activities.  Contact Sharon O’Hara.

Gardening   Meets on third Thursday of each month. Contact Ellie Anderson

Gourmet Adventures  Meets on the second Saturday, alternate months. Contact Shirley Racine.

Great Decisions   Runs from February through. Great Decisions helps us understand current events and issues. The Foreign Policy Association study guide provides the background. Our members provide the lively interpretation, insights and discussion. Contact Susie Monary-Wilson.

Gracious Helpers Help: Gracious Helpers is a branch interest group that provides meals and support to members who are ill, recovering from surgery, or caring for a family member.  Contact Cheryl Morris.

Great Decisions program ins is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs.  The 8-session volves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, usually 10 pages per session, watching a 20 minute  DVD and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today.

Hikers set their schedule on a month by month basis, mainly due to weather.  Check here or the Lodestone for the next month’s schedule.