Groups

 


Arts and Entertainment


Arts on the Go! Enjoy local music and theatre with your AAUW friends. Dates and times vary.
Bridge Lite: Improve bridge skills and enjoy time with other AAUW members. Open to all skill levels.
Mah Jongg: New and experienced players welcome. Enjoy lunch and then challenge your brain with this ancient, fascinating game of tiles.
UFOs: An afternoon gathering to enjoy stitchery and other crafts–those unfinished projects that have been set aside.
Visual Arts Visions and Visits! Members research and present programs related to visual arts/artists. May include occasional outside speakers and car-pooled visits to regional art-related exhibits, sites.
History of Jazz: Learn the history of Jazz with Dr. Abe Minzer, who teaches piano, music history and music theory at UCCS.


Current Affairs


Evening Connections Through Topics: An evening group that meets on select Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 PM primarily at The Warehouse Restaurant featuring thought-provoking speakers, discussion and buffet dinner.
Great Decisions: An in-depth study of current events. The group reads a selection from the Foreign Policy Association book, views a 30-minute DVD and discusses national and international issues.
TED Talks:  An evening group that meets the 3rd or 4th Thursday at 7pm to watch one or more podcasts and share opinions over food and beverages.


Dining


Chocolate Lovers: Study, discuss and eat chocolate.
Fellowship of the Grape (FOG): A social evening where members, spouses and guests share light dishes and beverages in each other’s homes or in restaurants. Dates and times vary.


Hiking


Hardy Hikers: Enjoy hikes in the Front Range averaging 3-5 miles. The degree of difficulty varies with each hike. Summer and fall hikes are usually in the mountains; winter and spring hikes are most likely to be local.

Walkie Talkies: Enjoy leisurely 3-5 mile hikes usually out of town except in winter conditions.  Gentle terrain.


History


Local History: Visit places of local historical significance and enjoy speakers and other types of programs.
Southwest Studies: Monthly meeting topics focus on the annual trip destination. Membership in the group in no way obligates anyone to go on the trip.


Reading and Writing:


Afternoon Readers: fiction and non-fiction books are discussed.
Dinner Book Club: This group meets in a restaurant where they discuss the selection. Restaurants vary.
Exploring Lives and Cultures: Non-fiction and fiction books that reflect current social issues are discussed.
Luncheon Novel I: Fiction and non-fiction books are discussed after sharing lunch in a member’s home or restaurant.
Luncheon Novel Too: Fiction and non-fiction books are discussed after sharing lunch in member’s home.
Morning Glory Book Club: This group meets in homes or coffee shops. Fiction and non-fiction books are discussed.
Readers’ Potpourri: This group meets in member’s homes where beverages are provided. Fiction and non-fiction books are discussed.


Chapter and Verse: A writing group to support and encourage writing activities and improve writing skills.
Women Who Write:
This group meets to write, share (optional), and encourage one another. Come be inspired to write for 20-30 minutes from a prompt provided by the hostess. Discover the pleasure of a writing group.


Technology:


Technology: The group meets to help each other better utilize new technologies. Bring your tech questions for discussion or your latest device or software to show and tell.


Miscellaneous


STEM Support (Virtual): A virtual interest group that supports school programs that promote STEM education.


Prospective members are invited to attend two different Interest Groups and a Branch meeting. For more information about membership, contact Melanie Hudson heartsdesire310@gmail.com