INTEREST Groups

| Interest Groups

Join one or more of over 25 Interest Groups. Scroll through this alphabetical list to discover those you’d like to learn more about or participate in.

Each Interest Group submits a report of their activities annually. Read the summaries to learn more about the activities provided. 

Active Adventurers is for those who love to be active in the out-of-doors while enjoying the company of friends. More athletic than our Walk Abouts, this group warms the heart along with the muscles. 

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Take the opportunity to learn about antiques and historic places. For those who’ve wondered about that item “Aunt Rose” bequeathed, this is way to learn its history. Whether you already know a lot about antiques, or would just like to learn, join those who dig into treasures from the past.

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Learn to appreciate art. Whether you dabble in art or not, this group will introduce you to the world of art appreciation through trips, speakers, book reviews, visits to private art collections, and artists’ studios. 

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A game of Bridge is a great way to socialize. Bridge 101 introduces novices to the game with no pressure, just good coaching among friends.

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This Bridge group meets on the first Tuesday of the month, generally at 1 p.m. Games are held in participants homes and is enjoyed with friends.

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This Bridge group meets on the second Tuesday of the month in various members’ homes, generally at 12:30 p.m.

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If you’ve ever missed a film because no one else wanted to go, join the Cinema group.  Cinema group attends selected films, discussing them afterwards over lunch or dinner. The only cost is the price of the ticket. Movies are chosen by a different coordinator each month.

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Cosmopolitan is the ultimate in armchair travel. Study cultural traditions practiced around the world with friends who share their travel experiences to faraway places.

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Whether you’re a fashionista, historian, or just curious about couture, Crowns, Clothing & Couture is a perfect fit. This group studies historic and contemporary dress, design, and adornment. Meetings include exhibits at the OSU department of Textiles and Clothing and field trips to other museums or displays. 

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Explore Ohio within a one-day drive with the Day Trippers. From Lake Erie to Marietta, we find new things to discover each month. Participants take turns coordinating trips.

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Studying and learning to appreciate drama will bring out your inner thespian. Participants read plays and discuss their intricacies, whether comedy, tragedy, or farce.  Meetings are held in members’ homes.

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Whether you have a green thumb, wish you did, or simply love to smell the roses, this group explores the beauty of gardens and the joy of gardening, meeting at a variety of places during the year.

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Trace your ancestry and leave a lasting family legacy. Discover a war hero, learn of royal roots, or uncover a colorful scoundrel hiding in the branches of your family tree.  This group enjoys speakers, workshops, shared stories, research tips, memoirs, and field trips. Beginners are warmly welcomed and the experienced are treasured.

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Go around-the-world with fork and knife to explore the finest foods among the fondest of friends over the lunch hour.  Our interest is in gourmet food, how it’s prepared, and consuming it.

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Stay on top of the latest issues surrounding health and wellness with this group. Members explore both individual and population based health and wellness concerns in a congenial and supportive setting.

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International Dining showcases cuisines of different countries, your passport to exotic adventures in tastes from around the world.  Each member of International Dining receives a recipe for the dish they prepare for the monthly meeting, which takes place in various members’ homes.  Occasional meetings for large group dinners enables congregation with our fellow travelers. 

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A great book can take you anywhere, and nothing is more fun than sharing your armchair experience with friends. Book Club is an opportunity to voice your opinion, engage in lively and intelligent discussion, and receive recommendations for that next great book. 

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Whether eating in or eating out, let’s get together for lunch. Members sign up each month to be hostesses or to lend a hand. 

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Whether you play music or just love to listen and learn, indulge your interest in this oldest and longest running group in the club (established in 1895.) Our generous members continue to support an endowed scholarship awarded to undergraduate women Music majors each year.  

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Curl up with a great mystery to whet your appetite for murder and mayhem. Mystery Book Club reads mystery, spy, and crime novels to set your brain ticking.  Enjoy stimulating book discussions at each meeting.

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Once each month Out for Dinner members hit some of the tastiest spots in town. Enjoy good conversation over an excellent meal. And no one has to do the dishes!

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Scribblers encourages the author in us. We gather to write, share, and learn more about putting pen to paper. 

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Toy Makers has been making playthings to comfort children since 1936. Soft sculptures and stuffed toys are donated to hospitals, special need schools, or other agencies.  We are always looking for new ideas and new hands to help with construction.  All levels of skills are welcome, as people are needed to draw faces, stuff, and add trim to each toy. 

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Members of Walkabouts meet for modest exercise and good conversation. Improve your health and your mind.  Walks take place in local parks or at indoor malls when whether is poor.

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We gather to taste, discuss, and learn about wines of the world in a welcoming, friendly, and festive atmosphere. Tastings will be hosted in members’ homes and other venues. 

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Learn or perfect knitting, crocheting, or other needle craft. We share needle craft projects, ideas, and work together over friendly conversation. Outings to yarn and needlework shops and taking classes are included.  All levels of skill are welcome

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