Interest Groups

There are presently four active interest groups. Any member may start a new interest group by bringing a proposal to a Board Meeting. Many of the interest groups meet at the Clubhouse or use it on occasion.

Antiques and Museum Goers

Love art? Antiques? Shopping? Why not combine all three passions by joining our Antiques and Museum-goers group. Since the 1970s, hordes of AWC women have relished going on frequent trips to exhibits, historic homes, and antique shops. We usually sponsor 7-8 excursions each year, even continuing in the summer months.  And we never forget lunch! From time to time we arrange a bus tour and invite the entire club.   There is an annual fee of $5.00.  Check out our schedule below…maybe you would  like to join us.

ANTIQUES  AND MUSEUM-GOERS  CALENDAR   2017-2018
SEPTEMBER  19, 2017   TUESDAY
PEABODY-ESSEX MUSEUM  — OCEAN LINERS
LUNCH AT CAFE OR HAWTHORNE HOTEL

 

OCTOBER  6, 2017,   FRIDAY  
FRUITLANDS–  APPLETON AND  ART EXHIBITS
GOLF CARTS
LUNCH AT CAFE- RUN BY GIBBET HILL

 

NOVEMBER 16– THURSDAY
WORCESTER ART MUSEUM- EXHIBIT OF HOMER AND ENGLAND
LUNCH AT MUSEUM CAFE

 

DECEMBER:   TBA

 

JANUARY  18, 2018,   THURSDAY
CONCORD MUSEUM JOURNAL EXHIBIT from NY Morgan Museum
LUNCH AT COLONIAL INN

 

FEBRUARY, 2018,     NO MEETING

 

MARCH 22, 2018,   THURSDAY
PHOTOGRAPHY MUSEUM IN WINCHESTER
AND  LUNCH

 

APRIL, 2018    NO MEETING

 

MAY  3, 2018,      THURSDAY  
LECTURE AT THE CLUBHOUSE AND LUNCH OUT

 

JUNE  DATE  TBA–
BUS RIDE OF ACTON’S HISTORIC SIGHTS AND LUNCH OUT

 

Book Group

The Book Group meets at the Clubhouse on the first non-holiday Monday of the month at 10:30 AM, September to June. Everyone is  welcome to come, join the lively discussion, and then suggest good books for additional reading.

AWC Book Group Reading List –  2017-2018

September 11, 2017  The Summer Before the War     Helen Simonson

October 2, 2017         Georgia: A Novel of Georgia O’Keefe    Dawn Tripp

November 6, 2017    Empress Dowager CIXI                      Jung Chang

December 4, 2017     A Farewell to Arms                   Ernest Hemingway

January 8, 2018   A Fine Romance: Falling in Love with the English                                                                           Countryside                            Susan Branch

February 5, 2018    The Sisters of Sinai                          Janet Soskice

March 5, 2018         Madame Tussaud                            Michelle Morgan

April 2, 2018           Captain Alatriste                    Arturo Perez-Reverte

May 7, 2018            The Underground Railroad            Colson Whitehead

The Book Group also organizes a collection of new children’s books from all club members during the holidays.  These are donated to Toys for Tots.

Bridge

The Bridge Group meets  in the Clubhouse on the first Wednesday of the month, September through June. Members take turns making coffee and snacks. The bridge game is friendly and players of all abilities, new to advanced, are welcome.

There is a holiday pot luck luncheon and an end of the year luncheon.

The fee for the year is $5.00.

Wine and Dine

Couples, singles – everyone is invited to join this group. It meets several times a year to enjoy delicious meals and great parties. Dinners are in members’ homes, at the Clubhouse or at selected locations depending on the event.

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Concerts at Indian Hill and dinner out afterwards, a New Year’s Eve party at the Clubhouse, and the famous Kentucky Derby Party complete with mint juleps and big hats are just a few of the events.

Lunch Bunch

The Lunch Bunch has not had a leader this past year.  The group has traditionally met once a month at an interesting restaurant of their choice. Love to try out new  places to eat or return to old favorites?    Maybe YOU want to get this group going again.