Interest Groups & Activities

Our interest groups and activities enable our members to come together in social settings, to get to know each other on a more personal level, and to have fun doing things that interest them.

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ACTIVITIES

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Event Calendar


Bridge Group                                           tn-lg-bridge                                                               

This group meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.


Cinema Groups cinema

Two cinema groups (“Afternoon Movie Delights” and “Twin Cinema” Groups) meet the 1st Tuesday of each month at 12:30 PM at the homes of group members. The movies are selected by those in attendance the prior month. Many of the chosen movies are foreign films, which have received Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Sun Dance Festival Awards, etc. or nominations for various categories. Bring your lunch. Refreshments are provided by the host and group members. Eat, socialize and watch top rated movies.


Great Decisions

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Great Decisions is a foreign policy discussion group sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association. Participants purchase and read a Great Decisions paperback book containing information about eight topics on world issues. The Group usually meets the 3rd or 4th Tuesday of the month, at 12:30 PM, after Book Sort, to discuss one of the topics.  All are welcome to participate. 


Literature Groups 

booksDaytime Literature Groups  

There are three discussion groups that meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month, at 12:30 PM, in members’ homes. Participants bring their lunch. Refreshments are provided by the hostess. Selections for the year, voted on from members’ suggestions, are made at the May meetings.

Note: No Meetings in December or June.

2018-2019 Book Groups

THE BOOKMARKS DAYTIME BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP 

  • September 25  – My Mother’s Secret by J.L. Witterick
  • October 23 –  Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
  • November 27 – Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
  • January 29 – Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  • February 26 – Lunch
  • March 26 – Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngosi Adichie
  • April 23 – The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem by Sarit Yishai-Levy
  • May 28 – Planning Meeting and pot luck lunch

FEED N’ READ DAYTIME BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP 

  • September 25 –  “Little Fires everywhere” – Celeste Ng
  • October 23 -” The Day the World Came to Town” – Jim Defede
  • November 27 – ” The Great Alone” – Kristin Hannah
  • January 22 – “Everybody’s Son” – Thrity Umrig
  • February 26 – “An American Marriage” – Tayrai Jones
  • March 26-  “Girl At War” – Sara Novic
  • April 23 –  “The storyteller” – Jody Piccolt
  • May 28  –  Pot-Luck

MS. PRINTS BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP 

  • Sept. 25              LILAC GIRLS  by Martha Hall Kelly
  • Oct. 23                THE GERMAN GIRL  by Armando Lucas Correa
  • Nov. 27               THE STORIED LIFE OF AJ FIKRY  by Gabrielle Zevin
  • Jan. 22                 THE RENT COLLECTOR  by Camron Wright
  • Feb. 26                SMALL GREAT THINGS  by Jodi Picoult
  • Mar. 26                BEFORE WE WERE YOURS  by Lisa Wingate
  • Apr. 30                LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE  by Celeste Ng
  • May 28                PLANNING MEETING

Evening Literature Group 

booksThis discussion group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each monthat 6:30 PM, in members’ homes.  Refreshments are served.  Selections for the year, voted on  from members’ suggestions, are made at the May meeting.

  • October 17 – Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
  • November 21 – TBA
  • January 16 – TBA
  • February 20 – TBA
  • March 20 – TBA
  • April 17 – TBA
  • May 15 – TBA

2017-2018 Book Groups

2016-2017 Book Groups

2015-2016 Books


Lunch Bunch plate

This group meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 12:30 p.m., for a casual meal in an area restaurant.


Mah Jongg           

This group meets twice a month on Monday afternoons. We are currently not taking new  permanent members. Our Mah Jongg group is looking to add ladies to our “sub list” for experienced players.


church.potluck.06Pot Luck Dinner (On Hold for 2019)

Potluck Dinner at Members’ homes during month of February (Replaces February Branch Meeting)


Recognition Dinner global-employee-recognition 

The Recognition Dinner, which is held in the month of June, has been an annual event for many years.  It is an evening to socialize with those we see all the time and those we don’t get a chance to visit with very often. We always have a very enjoyable evening and are glad that many of our members were able to join us.


Travel Information Group2141239_travel

The purpose of the Travel Information Group is to explore as many different types of travel and travel experiences as possible.  The group calls on our widely traveled membership to volunteer to speak about a travel destination, share experiences, pictures, planning, modes of travel, etc.  Meetings are informal, yet informative. The group meets at a member’s home, afternoons (1:30 PM), four times per year (in October & November, April & May) on the third Thursday of the month,


Trips and Treks (Cultural Affairs)                                                              Capture_Trips & Treks

Each month trips are planned to various locations in NY and NJ, where we take docent-led tours of museums and other places of interest.  During winter months, instead of monthly trip: Ladies Afternoon at the Movies (East Windsor) Carpools are facilitated for those wishing to attend. Some destinations we’ve visited are:


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See the Trips & Treks (Cultural Affairs) Page for details on upcoming activities.

See the Past Trips & Activities (2017), Past Trips & Activities (2016),  Past Trips & Activities (2015),  and Past Trips & Activities (2014) for pictures from past activities.