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Activities

ACTIVITIES WITH NEWCOMERS & NEIGHBORS

Bigger social events are a great way to meet lots of members and their spouses. But our Activities Groups are a great way to pursue your own special interests and to get to know a smaller group more intimately.

Our Activities Groups tend to meet once a month with around 6-15 participants. They are much less formal and usually are free or nearly free. Some involve couples, but many appeal to either men or women.

Here is a listing of current activities groups. Once you are a member, you will have the opportunity to sign up for the groups by connecting with the volunteer leader. You can do that at our Member Resources page. And the monthly newsletter and weekly "WAG" email will keep you updated on all activities and their details.

  BUNCO
What it is Bunco is a fun game played with three dice and teams of two. It’s much more about socializing than winning the game!
When We play once a month on the first Thursday at 7 PM.
Where We rotate the location among different homes of the players. Check the Newsletter and WAG!
Best For Singles with a friend.
Cost Each player brings $5.00 and six $1.00 bills
Contact Patty DeWitt
Chick Flicks! CHICK FLICKS
What it is Movie Night for the ladies with drinks/dinner afterwards. Please email me your movie interests and I will go with the majority.
When Third Thursday of the month. Usually late afternoon/early evening
Where Nearby theaters. Watch the newsletter and WAG for theater details
Best For Ladies who like to go to movies and go out afterwards for dinner/drinks.
Cost Movie admission plus your food/beverages
Contact Patti Kolewe. Email me to get put on the Evite list as this is how we will coordinate the movie r.s.v.p’s
  COOKING GROUP
What it is A group that meets to have fun cooking together
When Random dates – meeting four times a year. Starting at 10:30 and finishing after lunch has been eaten. We try to meet on Fridays….it’s a great way to glide into the weekend.
Where We rotate the location among different homes of the members. Check the Newsletter and WAG.
Best For Any member interested in cooking with other members and then sharing the end result in a sit down lunch.
Cost Varies with the menu selected but ranges $10 – $20.
Contact Pat Wallace
  DAYTIME BOOK CLUB
What it is A book is selected each month and members meet up to discuss it. There’s always time for socializing and you’re invited to join the fun even if you didn’t read the book.
When Fourth Tuesday of the month, at 12:30 PM.
Where Usually at a member’s home
Best For Adults who enjoy reading
Cost None.
Contact Heather Laughman
  EUCHRE
What it is Euchre is a fun trump card game that anyone can learn. We mix and match partners every round and then award prizes to those with the most (or least!) individual points.
When Once a month – Usually the third Saturday. 7-11PM.
Where We rotate locations month to month – check the calendar
Best For Come as a couple or single
Cost $5.00 to the pot & bring food to share and your own beverages
Contact Scott Woodard and Nancy Woodard
  FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE (FNL)
What it is Casual activities such as trivia nights, visits to local pubs and restaurants, as well as social gatherings at members’ homes.
When Most months on a Friday night
Where Local venues and members’ homes
Best For Adult singles or couples
Cost Varies depending on venue and event
Contact Mary Parsons
  GOLF
What it is We hit and then chase after a little ball while enjoying time with friends.
When Leagues run from April – October
Where Monday mornings (men) and Tuesday mornings (ladies) at Downers Grove Golf Course, Thursday mornings (ladies) at Flagg Creek Golf Course
Best For Anyone interested in playing Golf
Cost League membership fees & greens fees are approximately $225-259 for the season
Contact Mary Parsons
  GUY FLICKS
What it is The guys get together once a month to watch movies their wives have no interest in seeing – mostly action stuff with gratuitous violence!
When Usually the 3rd Tuesday meeting at 6:00PM
Where Hollywood Boulevard Cinema where they serve food and beer while you watch the flick.
Best For The guys
Cost Admission is $8.50 + your food/beverages
Contact Scott Woodard & get on the Evite list!
  HAPPY HOUR
What it is An early evening out with your friends at a local watering hole.
When The third Monday of each month, 5 to 7 p.m., on a drop-in basis.
Where A local tavern, restaurant or similar spot. Venues will change each month (Suggestions welcome!).
Best For Those gals and guys who can get away for a couple hours in the evening.
Cost Varies with venue, tends to be affordable.
Contact Debra Anthony and Bill Anthony
  LUNCH BUNCH
What it is A bunch having lunch together
When Usually the second Tuesday of the month at 11:30 AM
Where We rotate to different group member houses
Best For The gals
Cost Bring a dish to share
Contact Marguerite Spangehl
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