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Interest Sections

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)


Antiquing

Learn about antiques and collectibles.


Beading 201

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


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.


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.


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.


Gardening

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.


Golf

Beginning golfers get together for golf outings in various locations.


Hiking
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
Groups dine at a wide variety of restaurants or in member homes.


Movie Groups

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

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


Quilting

All levels are welcome to work on own projects for 3 to 4 hours.


Resources

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


Skiing

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.


Stitchery

Beginners and skilled needle workers are invited to join the group.


Travel Groups

Taste for Travel group meets for lunch at restaurants to discuss travel destinations and tips.
Travel Symposium meets at the University Retirement Community, goes more in-depth, and may have speakers, presentations, etc.


Walking

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.


Wine Tasting

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


Writers Group—Scribblers
Members gather to write with a variety of styles and share original works.


Yoga

Professional yoga instructors from Kali Ray TriYoga International offer restorative and modified postures  beginning in October. Fee for 8-week session, payable in advance.

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.

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

University Farm Circle is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
PO Box 858, Davis, CA 95617-0858
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