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Groups at a Glance

Group Name
Description
Time of Day
Time of Month
Day of Week
Time
Adventurous Women Outdoors
Active adventures, usually outdoors--Segway Driving, Paddle Boarding, Snow Tubing, Canoeing...We are open to more members.
Daytime
Afternoon Games
Afternoon Games - dust off the old board games lurking in your closet. Or choose a card game, with the entire According to Hoyle book as your guide. Something new each month, with rotating hostesses choosing the games and providing light snacks and beverages.
Daytime
2nd
Thursday
1:00p.m.
Afternoon Games Too
Afternoon Games Too is for those who enjoy board games and card games. We meet monthly at member’s homes with the hostess choosing the game and providing light snacks and beverages.
Daytime
1st
Monday
1:00p.m.
Antiques
Antiques' members discuss various topics relating to antiques and collectibles.  Most meetings are held in members homes but there are occasional outings
Evening
1st
Thursday
7:00pm
Bid Euchre
Bid Euchre members will teach anyone who wishes to learn. All that is required is a willingness to learn and an enjoyment of cards. Bid Euchre is more complicated than Euchre, but less complicated than Bridge.
Daytime
3rd
Wednesday
1:00pm
Book Exchange
Book Exchange members each buy one recently-published book and once a month, passes it on to the next person on the list. 
As Arranged
As Arranged
Bridge V
Bridge V is an informal discussion bridge group. 8 players meet in the member’s home once a month. During the winter, we may switch to afternoon and/or online bridge. Room for subs.
Daytime
3rd
Monday
1:30pm
Cafe aux Ladies
8 players meet in the member’s home once a month.
Daytime
2nd
Wednesday
10:00am
Come Spin A Yarn I
Members get together at each other’s homes during the afternoon of the first Wednesday of each month to knit, crochet, or work on any portable handwork project. Skill levels vary but enthusiasm levels are high. In addition to enjoying this social event, techniques, patterns, and tips are learned, taught, and shared.
Daytime
1st
Wednesday
1:30pm
Come Spin a Yarn Too
Members get together at each other’s homes during the afternoon of the first Friday of each month to knit, crochet, or work on any portable handwork project. Skill levels vary but enthusiasm levels are high. In addition to enjoying this social event, techniques, patterns, and tips are learned, taught, and shared.
Daytime
1st
Wednesday
1:30pm
Contemporary Books
Books are selected in September and everyone takes a turn presenting a book and leading the discussion
Evening
4th
Monday
7:00pm
Daytime Social Bridge
Daytime Social Bridge consists of 12 players with a schedule drawn up where each person hosts twice during the season, and we have a potluck luncheon at the end of the year.
Daytime
As Arranged
Dining Divas
Dining Divas prepare delicious, healthy recipes, with casual elegance. Group members take turns picking a theme and hosting a dinner, with the host preparing the main dish. We rotate the menu that includes appetizer, soup, salad, vegetables, dessert and wine.     
Evening
4th
Thursday
6:00pm
Draw, Sketch & Doodle
Draw, Sketch & Doodle members will be outdoors sketching landscapes, architecture, figures, and animals, while on inclement weather days we will be indoors at homes, libraries, events, stores, etc. for still life, portraits, and possibly, lessons. All skill levels welcome!
Daytime
1st or 3rd
Monday or Wednesday
1:00pm
Duplicate Bridge I
Duplicate Bridge I members have been meeting twice monthly for over 40 years!  We have a light snack as we begin playing and enjoy the camaraderie along with the challenge of getting the best pair score. (Are we getting competitive in our old age?) 
Daytime
Every
Tuesday
1:00pm
Franco Divas
We meet on the third Friday of the month at 1:30 from September until May. Our aim is to practice our French, the language many of us used in our jobs. We enjoy getting to know one another through the various topics that we pick for our meetings, and when conditions allow, we meet in each other's homes.
Daytime
3rd
Friday
1:30pm
Games and More
Games and More is for anyone who enjoys board games and cards from the past and present. We meet once a month in members' homes, and enjoy light snacks while playing an old favourite, or learning something new.
Daytime
2nd
Wednesday
2:00pm
Gourmet I
Gourmet I sets a monthly theme, and rotates to each member's home. We celebrate milestones and enduring friendships.
Evening
3rd
Wednesday
6:30pm
Gourmet III
Gourmet III members research and prepare cuisine , often based on a theme. We take turns hosting and providing the entrée while the other members bring the other courses for the evening’s meal. 
Evening
2nd
Thursday
7:00pm
Health & Nutrition
Health and Nutrition I helps our members make the best possible choices about food, exercise and lifestyle. Activities include personal research, discussions, field trips and presentations.  We also share fabulous healthy recipes and learn ways to modify recipes to make them a healthier but still tasty choice.
Daytime
4th
Wednesday
1:30pm
Indigenous Issues Study Circle
The purpose of our group is to learn about and discuss ongoing issues facing Indigenous Peoples. Participating members take turns researching and leading discussion of topics of their choice. Members also read the Territorial Acknowledgement at general meetings and contribute to the newsletter.
Daytime
4th
Wednesday
1:30pm
Let's Sing
Let's Sing is the perfect venue for ladies who like to lift their voices in song to sing Broadway tunes and all the old favourites. The group, accompanied by a piano, takes to song on Tuesday afternoons in a condominium common room (with room enough to social distance and still hear each other).
Daytime
4th
Thursday
1:30pm
Literary Awards Book Club
Literary Awards Book Club members discuss novels nominated for literary awards such as the Booker Prize, Giller Prize, Governor General’s Literary Award and Women's Prize for Fiction. Members meet monthly at a coffee shop for an animated discussion about the selected novel.
Daytime
2nd
Monday
1:30pm
Mid-Week Walkers
On Tuesday afternoons (or Thursday afternoons depending on group preference), leader of the group will lead a walk from a designated parking lot in central Waterloo, central Kitchener, the university area or other easily accessible location. There walks will last about one hour. There may be coffee afterwards, too, again depending on the group's consensus. If interested, please email leader of the group. She will contact you to let you know about the first walk to be held soon.
Daytime
Tuesday (or Thursday)
Mid-week Hikers
Midweek Hikers hike between one and a half and two hours, at a leisurely pace, along different trails around the region. In the winter, hikes depend on the weather conditions. At times a coffee or lunch stop is planned at the end.
Daytime
1st, 3rd
Tuesday, Wednesday
10:00am
Novel Lovers
Novel Lovers' members nominate, collate and vote upon book selections online by mid-summer. At our September meeting, we finalize the schedule for the coming year, identifying leaders, hosts  and providers of light refreshments.
Evening
1st
Monday
7:00pm
Out to Lunch
Out to Lunch meets for lunch each month from September to June at a local restaurant to enjoy the multitude of tastes and cuisines that abound in our region. Members pair up to take a turn at arranging one group outing for the year.
Daytime
2nd
Wednesday
12:00pm
Pedal Pushers
Pedal Pushers meets at 9:30 on Wednesday mornings from Mar-Oct, to ride on local city or countryside trails. Bikes adapted for trail riding are recommended (e.g., a hybrid bike). The length of the ride and trail changes each week, and we often stop for coffee or lunch along the way.
Daytime
Every
Thursday
10:00am
Pickleball
Pickleball group will start in the fall. To be located at one of Waterloo Rec Centre or RIM Park with a time slot to be advised by the city by mid-summer. All playing levels across 3 or 4 courts are welcome. If interested, please email the leader.
TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
Pub Games
What could be better than a refreshing pint and some quick games? Games with friends! We meet on the last Monday of the month at a local pub, have lunch, drink something.. and to slow down the drinking, we play some games.
Daytime
Last
Monday
12:00pm
REEL Fans
The group gets together to attend movies. Coffee is arranged before the movie, to discuss the feature. Time/place is according to the movie – many at the Princess Theatre and Princess Twin in Waterloo.
Soup Luncheon
Soup Luncheon members, each in turn, prepare and host one luncheon, including  appetizer, wine, soup, rolls, coffee and tea. Along with the delicious food, we enjoy a wide range of conversation topics mixed with loads of laughs.
Daytime
4th
Friday
12:00pm
Sunday Hikers
Sunday Hikers meet for morning hikes on the second Sunday of the month, with an occasional stop for coffee. Members are encouraged to make suggestions and lead hikes if they wish. Everyone hikes at their own pace - no super athletic abilities required.
Daytime
2nd
Sunday
10:30am
The Dinner Club
The Dinner Club is a new group that started this past September. We met once a month at a member’s home and shared a potluck dinner. The host would suggest a topic and the members put quite a bit of thought and effort in preparing a suitable dish to accompany the main dish that the host provided. Themes we had this year were Fall Harvest, Lebanese, French Canadian, St. Patrick’s Day, Italian and Mexican. We also joined The Dining Divas at Bloom Restaurant in January. There were nineteen of us. We were the only diners that night and got to sample the new winter menu. In addition to the wonderful meals we got to eat each month we also enjoyed the lively conversations at each dinner. It was interesting and fun to get to know each other better around the dinner table. It was a very successful first year for this group.
Travel I
Travel I members meet once a month, except in December, in a member's home, to travel vicariously across the world.
Daytime
4th
Monday
1:30pm
Travel III
Travel III is a daytime group that enjoys fellowship and sharing travel experiences.
Daytime
2nd
Monday
1:30pm
Wine Tasting I
Wine Tasting I meets monthly from September to June. We taste wines made from various varieties with suitable food parings. Delicious and fun!
Evening
3rd
Thursday
7:00pm
Wine Tasting II
Wine Tasting II meets monthly for approximately two hours. Each member takes a turn at hosting, choosing a selection of four wines for the group to sample. The evening always proves to be interesting with our conversation catching up on everyone's monthly adventures.
Evening
1st
Tuesday
7:00pm

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