UFC currently has over 80 Interest Sections. Most meet monthly, though a few meet weekly, primarily in member homes. Each section has a section leader who has the responsibility for organizing and communication for their section. There are multiple sections for some areas of interest, to maintain comfortable meeting sizes. Participation in an interest section, with available space, is open to all members who are current on payment of the annual membership dues.
With the Covid-19 outbreak, however, only sections that can meet remotely, using tools such as Zoom, email or conference calling, are doing so. Please read the Covid-19 Advice for Interest Sections for additional information.
For additional information about Interest Sections in general, contact the Co-Chairs:
Kathy Tyzzer, 530-902-8162 (KTyzzer@gmail.com)
Mary Darlington, 303-717-4933 (MaryDarlington@comcast.net)
Learn about antiques and collectibles.
Knowledgeable beaders work on their own projects in an atmosphere of fellowship, while sharing new techniques.
Yolo County is a wonderful area for observing wildlife, especially birds. Meetings and times vary.
Several groups meet during the day or evening to discuss characters, themes, and plots.
Card-Making and Paper-Crafting
Learn the basics of card-making, rubber-stamping, and various paper-crafting techniques to create cards, boxes, gift containers, and other paper projects.
Coffee and Conversation
Several groups gather at local coffee shops to visit and enjoy each other’s company over coffee.
Groups meet in homes to share dinners prepared by members and enjoy one another’s company. Spouses are welcome.
Foreign Language Conversation GroupsThese groups are comprised of a mix of native and intermediate speakers who meet and practice their German or Spanish.
Bunco is fun and easy to learn.
Two groups meet to learn more about different aspects and topics of gardening in our area. There are occasional field trips or and demonstration workshops.
Beginning golfers get together for golf outings in various locations.
HikingDay trips to hike in Davis and nearby areas.
Knitting & Crocheting GroupsMembers meet to share techniques and material, chat, and knit/crochet.
Lunch GroupsGroups dine at a wide variety of restaurants or in member homes.
Groups go to local theaters to see movies, then discuss them afterwards at happy hour.
Pickle BallPickle ball players of all skill levels meet at courts around Davis for friendly, fun games.
All levels are welcome to work on own projects for 3 to 4 hours.
Share information on products, professional services, restaurants, etc., that may be useful to the general membership.
This group meets at the beginning of ski season to generate lists of members interested in downhill and cross-country skiing. Members develop ski buddies to share driving and to coordinate trips.
Beginners and skilled needle workers are invited to join the group.
Taste for Travel group meets for lunch at restaurants to discuss travel destinations and tips.
Several walking groups meet at different days and times, in Davis and in Woodland.
WASH—Women Aging With Spirit and Heart
Groups meet to discuss common issues that occur as we get older, in a supportive, informative, and nurturing environment.
Several lively wine groups meet in members’ homes to sample and discuss various wines. Spouses welcome.
Writers Group—ScribblersMembers gather to write with a variety of styles and share original works.
Professional yoga instructors from Kali Ray TriYoga International offer restorative and modified postures beginning in October. Fee for 8-week session, payable in advance.
Covid-19 Advice for Interest Sections
Dear UFC Members,
We are aware that some sections have chosen to meet this year, either by Zoom or in person. It definitely helps to have the support of friends during this time of uncertainty with COVID-19. However, it is important that leaders of University Farm Circle sections let members know that any official gathering identified as a Farm Circle meeting should comply with the current health and safety guidelines.
If a larger group of section members chooses to meet, please know that it should be considered as a private social gathering and not a Farm Circle section meeting. There could be both social and legal implications if someone were to become ill with COVID-19 that could be traced back to one of our meetings.
Attending a private gathering of any size is a personal choice, but an official Farm Circle section meeting should meet current health and safety standards.
Susan Rodgers, UFC President