Interest Groups

AAUW SCV Branch members have varied interests and have established many different groups over the years. Our current categories include:

Evening Lit

Evening Lit is a book club that reads fiction and non-fiction, popular choices and classics. Interested members meet in June and choose a list of books for the following year. On the first Wednesday of each month, at 6:30 p.m., we meet The Open Book to discuss the author and the book. We attempt to enliven our reading experiences with unique outings. We do not meet in July and August.

The 2019-2020 Selections through June are:

September   The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande
October         The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
November    Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
December
    Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
January         The Library Book by Susan Orlean
February     The Three Year Swim Club Julie Checkoway
March          The Lost for Words Bookshop by Stephanie Butland
April             The Gatekeepers by Chris Whipple
May              American Princess by Stephanie Thornton
June              Pot Luck dinner, Book Selection for next year

Mystery Literature

Holiday Brunch with author Joanne Fluke

Holiday Brunch with author Joanne Fluke

The group meets the third Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at a member’s home. The group discusses a selected mystery each month. We read a very wide range of mysteries from many authors, which leads to lively and stimulating discussions. The December meeting is a Holiday Brunch in a private home.

 

Lunch Bunch

Lunch Bunch at Wood Ranch 2018

Lunch Bunch meets once a month in different restaurants in the Santa Clarita Valley. The Lunch Bunch facilitator selects new or favorite restaurants, with input from the Lunch Bunch members, for good food and stimulating conversation. We meet at a local restaurant on the third Wednesday of the month at 11:30 a.m.

 

Bridge

Bridge groups include regular bridge, duplicate bridge, as well as summer and winter bridge marathons. The regular bridge groups meet at 6:30 p.m. on the first, second and fourth Thursdays of each month while Duplicate Bridge meets on the third Thursday  at 6:30 p.m. The schedule for the Summer and Winter Bridge Marathons changes annually. See Calendar Page for details.

Mah Jongg

The group meets on the first Friday of the month at 12 noon at Oggi’s on Soledad in Canyon Country.

Mah Jongg winning hand

Mah Jongg first winning hand of 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Great Decisions Group

The group meets on the 4th Thursday of every month at Stevenson Ranch Library. Discussions use the Great Decisions Program put out by the Foreign Policy Association.
The Great Discussions for 2019 will be:

  • January        Refugees and Global Migration
  • February     The Middle East: Regional Disorder
  • March          Nuclear negotiations: Back to the Future?
  • April             The Rise of Populism in Europe
  • May              Decoding U.S.-China Trade
  • June              Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics
  • July               No meeting
  • August         No meeting
  • September  The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested
  • October        State of the State Department and Diplomacy
  • November    No meeting
  • December    No meeting

New Members
Open to all new and continuing members interested in meeting new members. The group meets on a varied schedule and place. Please refer to the current newsletter.

Hiking My Way
Come join us for short hikes throughout the year. The group meets on a varied schedule and place. Please refer to the current newsletter.

Winey Ladies

Feb 2017 Winey Ladies at Wolf Creek Restaurant

Come learn about wines and enjoy a glass with fellow AAUW members.  The group meets on the 1st Thursday of every month.  See each monthly newsletter for the time and place.