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Interest Sections

Interest Sections are back! Sections will meet in a variety of ways, while following local COVID guidelines. All members who have paid their annual dues may join any open interest section. Live sign-ups for interest sections are back too! Section signups will take place at the Newcomers Welcome event on September 29th. You may sign up for any section that interests you. If a section is full, please sign up anyway, and a new section will be formed.

If there is enough interest, some dormant sections like Yoga and Line Dancing will be restarted. So please make sure you sign up at the Newcomers Welcome. If you are no longer participating in a section and would like to be removed, please contact the leader and let her know so space can be opened up for another member. Following fall sign-ups, a list of sections that have openings will be included in your monthly newsletter. You are welcome to contact the leader of an open section and join at any time.

For additional information about Interest Sections in general, contact the Co-Chairs:

Kathy Tyzzer, 530-902-8162 (

Pamela Thompson, 650-245-1187 (


Learn about antiques and collectibles; new topics each month, plus occasional field trips to antique stores nearby.

Beading 201

Knowledgeable beaders work on their own projects in an atmosphere of fellowship, while sharing new techniques.

Beer Groups

Meet at breweries or in members’ homes to sample and discuss various beers. Spouses are welcome.

Bird Watching

Yolo County is a wonderful area for observing wildlife, especially birds. Meetings and times vary.

Book Clubs

Several groups meet during the day or evening to discuss characters, themes, and plots.

Coffee and Conversation

Several groups gather at local coffee shops to visit and enjoy each other’s company over coffee.

Dinner Groups

Groups meet in homes to share dinners prepared by members and enjoy one another’s company. Spouses are welcome.

Foreign Language Conversation Groups
These groups are comprised of a mix of native and intermediate speakers who meet and practice their German or Spanish.

Games Groups

Bunco is fun and easy to learn.
Mah-jongg has several groups that meet weekly to play.
Bridge groups for intermediate players meet weekly. A group for beginners meets twice monthly.
Games Plus groups meet to play a variety of games.

Groups meet to learn more about different aspects and topics related to gardening in our areameet to learn about gardening in our area. There are occasional field trips and demonstration workshops.

Day trips to hike in Davis and nearby areas.

Knitting & Crocheting Groups
Members meet to share techniques and material, chat, and knit/crochet.

Lunch Groups
Dining is experienced at a wide variety of restaurants, or in members’ homes.

Movie Groups

Groups go to local theaters to see movies, then discuss them afterwards at happy hour.

Pickleball players of all skill levels meet at courts around Davis for friendly, fun games.

All levels of quilters meet to work on their own projects.


Share information on products, professional services, restaurants, etc., that may be useful to the general membership.

Beginners and skilled needle workers may join.

Taste for Travel 

Group meets for lunch at restaurants to discuss travel destinations and tips.

Several walking groups meet in Davis or 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.


This group meets monthly to work on paintings and to learn from each other.

Wine Tasting

Several lively wine groups meet in members’ homes to sample and discuss various wines. Partners are welcome.

Writers Group—Scribblers
Members gather to write with a variety of styles and share original works.
Mrs. JJ Audubon and friend bird-watch.
Crafty Ladies Interest Section show the festive holiday cards they made. Photo by Deanna Lee.
Photography Interest Section field trip to Park Winters: (l to r) Alice Harvey, Janet Collins, Diane Vandepeute, Linda Ziskind. Photo by Deanna Lee.
Members of the Focused Ladies Interest Section explore the theme of “reflection.” Photo by Lin Lindert

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PO Box 858, Davis, CA 95617-0858

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