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Interest Groups

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Book Group Two discussion of History of the Rain, by Niall Williams

Interest Groups are a wonderful way to make new friends. Join us for as little or as much as your time allows. Work full time? Some groups meet in the evenings. Get in touch with the contact for each group and join them at their next get-together.

Do you have an interest not listed? Contact Joan Hornberger at  
She will put you in touch with women of like minds.

Book Group One
Meets the second Sunday of the month, from 2:30-4pm, except in May when we meet on the first. We do not meet in December, January, or August.

Click here for a listing of Book Group One's meeting dates and reading list
Anne Plummer, 615-297-1858,
Mary Rafferty, 615-352-7140,

Book Group Two
Meets the first Monday from 1:00-2:30pm in the Green Hills Public Library.
Click here for a listing of Book Group Two's meeting dates and reading list
Kathleen Donofrio, 615-383-8732,

Bridge Tuesday
Meets second and fourth Tuesdays after lunch from 1:00-3:30pm at members' homes.
Mary Helen Short - Second Tuesdays, 615-269-0538,
Carol Walter - Fourth Tuesdays, 615-504-8846,

Bridge Thursday
Meets every Thursday from 1:00-4:00pm at a member's home.
Lynne Siesser, 615-298-5659,

Cocktail Club
Bring a bottle of wine and your favorite hors d'oeuvres to meet new friends. Come alone or bring a spouse or friend!
Lynne Siesser, 615-298-5659,

Community Explorers
Join us in exploring the area's historic and cultural sites and other points of interest.
Merle Born, 615-292-4757,
Diane Whalley, 615-337-4000,

Community Service
We have a simple mission: do good works for the Nashville community. Monthly trips to LP Pencil Box (where Metro public school teachers shop for new school supplies free of charge) to sort and manage supplies, and biannual work days at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee are two ways we contribute to the community. We also gather donations for Ms. Cheap's Penny Drive to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. If you are looking for a fun way to help others while visiting friends from the VWC, please join us; there is always work to do!
Kathleen Donofrio, 383-8732,

Gourmet Cooking Group
If you love to cook and eat, join us for fine dining and scintillating conversation.
Sheila Jensen, 615-351-4375,
Adele Stein, 615-309-6951,

Mah Jongg
Meets on Wednesdays from 1:00-3:00pm
Cindy Slobogin, 615-292-2214,

Out to Lunch Bunch
Try out local restaurants with congenial company.
Joyce Gore, 615-783-0681,

Parlez-vous Francais?
Would you like to brush up on a foreign language? Join one of our interest groups where members get together and practice their conversational skills in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The French group is one of the largest language groups with 6-8 members who attend the monthly meetings over lunch. Joan Harshman is the coordinator. For more information, contact Joan at or 615-292-2260.

French group members shown below l-r: Joan Harshman, Penny TeSelle, Maisie Roden, Anne Plummer, Frances Hahn, Eileen Crawford, Eva Hodgson

french group

Regal Rendezvous (Movies)

The Regal Movie Interest Group enjoys going to the movies together once a month. They usually gather for lunch beforehand at a nearby restaurant.  Contact Betsy Fleetwood, or 615-579-0903.

Movie Group shown below (l-r): Becky Atack, Joan Harshman, Judith Hodges, Sue Clark, Mildred Tilley, Martha Alexander, Joan Hornberger, Lin Watson, Angela Bowens, Cindy Slobogin, Roberta Maguire, Joyce Gore, Merle Born, Inka Odom, Katherine Johnson, Betsy Fleetwood


Evening Movies
Cindy Slobogin, 615-292-2214, & Betsy Fleetwood, 615-579-0903,

Español Por Favor
Currently not active. For further information, please contact Joan Hornberger,

Sprechen sie Deutsch?
Susanne Riess, 615-414-241-1246,

Theater Group
Ann Ercelawn, 615-298-4766,
Diane Banks, 615-289-7029,

Peggy Curci, 314-369-4119,
Joan Hornberger, 615-775-8039,