INTEREST GROUPS

Interest Groups

Interest groups are gatherings of club members who meet regularly to pursue a common interest or try something new. The only requirement for joining an Interest Group is membership in CFUW Stratford.

Interest Groups

2021 – 2022

LUNCH BUNCH

3rd Fridays @ noon

 The group meets at a different restaurant each month. Activities will resume as soon as it is safe to do so. Suggestions welcome!

MYSTERY READERS

2nd Thursdays @ 7:30pm

Each month members discuss the work of a chosen mystery genre author.

MOVIE MAVENS (New)

Times and locations vary

Members find a movie they are interested in seeing at a local cinema and invite other members to join them. 

THE CAFE BOOK CLUB

1st Saturdays @ 10 am

Members meet informally outdoors in Upper Queen’s park in the summer and at local cafés in inclement weather to discuss current favourite books.

TRANQUILITY ZONE

 Alternating Wednesdays @ 10 am

The group meets on Zoom to connect with others, meditate, and reduce stress. A tranquil hour which utilizes a virtue randomly selected as a focus for discussion. 

PRIZE BOOK CLUB

Meetings as arranged

The focus is on reading, and discussing books short-listed for Canadian Literary Awards, e.g. Giller, and Canada Reads. The group also gets together to enjoy the awards events.

 

CROSS-CULTURAL FRIENDSHIP

Meetings as arranged

The group will seek ways to connect with women new to Canada and our community.

INDIGENOUS RIGHTS LEARNING GROUP

Last Wednesdays @ 7 pm

Educating ourselves about Indigenous issues through readings, discussions and other learning activities. Meetings are in members home with safe social distancing and/or via Zoom.

SATURDAY BREAKFAST SOCIAL (New)

2nd and 4th Saturdays @ 10 am.

Members meet at a chosen restaurant to socialize over breakfast. 

BOOK CLUB 1

4th Thursdays @ 7 pm

Book titles are selected by club members. Topics range from fiction to non-fiction. The group meets on Zoom. 

GOURMET

1st Thursdays  – evenings

The month’s hostess chooses a theme and contributes the main dish. Other members bring additions to the feast, potluck style.

QUILTING

Mondays @ 2pm

Members work on personal projects. Occasionally, they will work on a group project.

BRIDGE AT THE QUEENS

1st Thursdays @ noon

The group will play online for the first several months and will meet at the Queens Inn as soon as it is safe to do so.

Cost: $14 for lunch (including tax & gratuity) and a loony to play.

EXCURSIONS

New. Time TBD

This new group replaces Museum and Gallery Visits and extends the scope to include a greater variety of destinations.    

PURL GROUP

Alternating Wednesdays @ 1:30pm

Members enjoy bringing knitting, crocheting or other needlework creations to work on while chatting and sharing tips. Novices welcome!

KNIT GROUP

Last Thursdays @ 1:30pm

Members enjoy bringing knitting, crocheting or other needlework creations to work on while chatting and sharing tips. Novices welcome!

CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

Tuesdays at 10:15 am on Zoom

All are Welcome! Members work on the Cryptic Crossword Puzzle featured in the Saturday Globe and Mail on their own until Tuesday, then meet and work out the answers together.

DUPLICATE BRIDGE

4th Thursday @ 1:30 pm

The group meets at Romeo Court. Playing will resume as soon as Romeo Court allows outside groups in again.

WALKING/HIKING

2nd and 4th Saturday @ 8:45 am

Members walk for an hour before joining all those who gather for Breakfast. The venue changes from one meeting to the next.

CREATE A NEW GROUP!

New ideas welcome.  Contact Margareta Skulsky