Member Special Interest Groups


Members who have a particular interest that they want to share with others have organized Special Interest Groups. These groups are a wonderful way to meet women who share a common interest. They range from tours of metropolitan Washington, D.C. area sights to exercise classes on virtual platforms (V).  Special Interest Groups set their own schedules and some charge a fee to help cover their costs. Participation is optional. A member can sign up for as many Special Interest Groups as she desires or start one of her own. 



Batch Cooking for Multi Meal Magic! (V)

Even a novice cook can make delicious, boldly flavored meals, fearlessly and without recipes.  You really can serve a nutritious, homemade, budget friendly three-course meal in 30 minutes!

Cooking Tunes-Monthly Column for a Cook’s Inquisitive Mind! (V)

Offering advice, tips, and key answers to cooking questions (including a question a month from you!). Plus, ideas for musical accompaniment to enrich the culinary experience!  

Eating Adventures*

There seems to be an endless variety of cuisines just around the corner from Lake Barcroft. We lunch together monthly tantilizing our taste buds at new and interesting restaurants. We talk, we laugh, we eat! It's such an adventure.

Better Body Balance (V)

A live 60-minute “follow along from home” class. Have fun improving your balance, strength, flexibility, mobility and cardio. Exercise tailored to various fitness levels, with modification examples for each. This class has a fee.

⁠Downtown Attractions - Caisson Tour at the Arlington National Cemetery

Theatre Adventures*

Theatre Adventures Group Leaders select seven highly regarded live performances scheduled at local theaters including Signature, Shakespeare, Arena Stage, etc. at the start of the Club year. Members pay a group-based discounted price for the performances they choose to attend. 

Movie Night* 

⁠On a monthly Wednesday evening during the Club year, participants gather at the Group Leader's lakeside home to watch a notable, sometimes foreign, film on a projection wall.  Light refreshments and of course, popcorn are plentiful!

Speaker Series (V)

⁠Living in a community of talented people with varied cultural and professional backgrounds brings us opportunities to discover different and sometimes new insights into areas of the world and life that are outside of our daily norm. A guest speaker is planned monthly on a Sunday afternoon.

Book Club (V)

 Join a monthly book club where its members select titles of interest then share their insights during each meeting.

Downtown Attractions – Tours*

⁠Monthly tours during the Club year at popular, hard-to-find, or little known sights around the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. Always interesting and fascinating, even for native Washingtonians!

Crafts and Quaff*

Do you love to make things whether its papercrafting, beading, knitting, crochet or other needlework? Bring your project in progress or start a new craft or project in a supportive environment. 

Ikebana Flower Arrangement (V)

Simple yet beautiful floral compositions with seasonal materials.  You are welcome to watch a demonstration and then make your own arrangement or simply observe.

Creative Floral Arrangements* 

Learn hands-on the creative and an artful ways to arrange flowers in vases, bowls, baskets or other containers using cut flowers, foliages, herbs, ornamental grasses and other plant materials

Learn to Play Jeopardy or Trivial Pursuit with Friends (V)

Are you ready to take the challenge and be a contestant, or do you want to cheer from the audience? Laugh or cheer – whatever you do, don’t call out the answer!

Mahjong*

Learn and practice playing a popular American version of this ancient Chinese game on Mondays during the Club year. It's part strategy, part luck ... and loads of fun!


Birthday Parties (V)

Let's Zoom together on a Sunday afternoon every month to celebrate our friends' birthdays. All your ideas are welcome: songs, stories, limericks, puzzles, gifts, balloons, and decorations, etc.  



⁠(V) Special Interest Groups meeting on virtual platforms, e.g., Zoom.

⁠ *    On hold unti it is safe to resume.