INTEREST GROUPS

There are many ways to enjoy your membership in the UK Woman’s Club. As you can see below, we offer many Interest Groups with something for everyone to enjoy.  As a member of the UK Woman’s Club, all of these activities are available for you to join! Even if you did not sign up previously for a group, you are welcome to attend meetings anytime during the year.

To participate in the Interest Groups on an ongoing basis, Club membership is required.

For inquiries, contact

Interest Group Chair:

Emily Martin 

embm122@yahoo.com

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AFTER FIVE

 

After Five is “For Ladies Only”! Our goal is to add evening opportunities to gather, to socialize and enjoy some fun activities. Come along as we hit the town to check out the new hot spots, have both simple and gourmet dinners, go to the theatre, gallery hops, and more! We typically meet once a month in the evening, and occasionally switch to a Saturday lunch outing.

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AMATEUR ARTIST

Are you interested in drawing, painting, or sketching but never quite get down to it? Join this fun group! We get together to draw or paint for a couple of hours, indoors or out, depending on the weather. There will be no instruction, just the encouragement of friends with the same interests. 

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BRIDGE-DUPLICATE

This is a sociable group that enjoys the game but is sincere about improving our game. We meet twice a month at the home of the host.  The group is accepting new members as substitutes as we already have full tables.  Substitutes may become regulars as spots open up.


 

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BRIDGE-COUPLES

This is a sociable group that enjoys the game but is not too serious. We usually meet at 7pm at the home of the host. The group is accepting new members as substitutes as we already have full tables. Substitutes may become regulars as spots open up.

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BRIDGE-MONDAY, PARTY

This bridge group meets twice a month on Monday afternoons in members' homes. We want to keep the game fun; our members are helpful, patient and do not get frustrated if bidding or play is not top form. 

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BRIDGE-LEVEL I

"Do you want to learn to play Bridge? We will meet twice monthly for guided instruction and play, with participants rotating hosting duties. Participate, have fun and learn to play Bridge.

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BRIDGE-THURSDAY, LEVEL II INSTRUCTIONAL

This group will meet twice a month at member's homes or at BruBurger restaurant in Beaumont Center.  The objective of this group is to learn new conventions and improve the playing of the hand.  At some of the meetings, several more experienced players in the club will be available to help.

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COUPLES DINE OUT

If you like to try out a variety of restaurants with friends this is for you! Restaurants vary from white tablecloth to casual. This group is comprised mostly of couples but we welcome singles, too. Bon Appetit!

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MORNING DRAMA

This group is for anyone who loves to pretend! Some of us are frustrated actresses, but others would never have the courage to perform. Every month, the play is scanned and emailed to everyone in the group. Members can then print a paper copy at home or download the script to a laptop, phone, or another device. For in-person readings, we meet in the homes of members once a month, September through May (except for December). After a very social brunch, members read the play aloud without prior study or rehearsal. No experience is needed for this! During the pandemic, we have resorted to virtual meetings via Zoom. The Zoom host displays the script on everyone’s screen; we are assigned parts and read as usual. We help those who are technologically challenged until everyone is on board. Guests are always welcome but remember we need your email ahead of time to share the play with you. If you enjoy theater, you will like this group! 

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GARDEN GURUS

Garden Gurus is an interest group for all levels of gardening experience. Our goal is to have fun while expanding our gardening skills and experiences. Members participate in planning meetings and outings.  We attend garden related lectures, classes, shows and events, and usually have a meal together.  We also participate in UKWC plant sales and fundraisers.  An email itinerary is sent to Garden Gurus members before each outing, meeting, etc.  If you appreciate beautiful flowers, birds, butterflies and nature, come dig in the dirt with us!

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GONE GOLFING

This group is for ladies of all skill levels who like to play golf, socialize and eat out. We play 9 or 18 holes of golf and have a nice lunch. This is not a serious league, no handicap needed; just a friendly round of golf and lots of fun! We play at various courses, public and private, in and around the Lexington area. Members are responsible for course fees.

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EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION

The Evening Book Discussion Group meets once a month and is made up of members who like to read and discuss their reactions and impressions of the selected books with others. We typically choose a slate of books for 8-12 months along with a volunteer leader and host for each. Our books are of any and all types. Since the onset of COVID restrictions, we have met via zoom or on patios or porches. We usually enjoy light refreshments and catching up with each other prior to our book discussions. We are entirely welcoming to any newcomers to the women's club, as well as any current members, and members who have become inactive.

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MORNING BOOK DISCUSSION

Morning Book Discussion meets monthly October through May. Eight books are selected from members’ recommendations and interests. Selections include works of fiction, non-fiction, a biography, and a book by a Kentucky author. In addition to monthly book discussions, we sometimes have authors join us to discuss their books. All UKWC members with an interest in reading and discussion are welcome.

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MAH JONGG

One of the newest interest groups, Mah Jongg meets twice a month. The group has many beginning players with a few seasoned players to make certain we remember and follow the rules.  If you want to learn about the game, this is a good place to start!

 

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LET'S GO!

Just as our name says, we GO places!! We visit museums, historic sites, plays and shows, wineries and distillers, Keeneland, happening events and more.  We usually have a lunch/dinner together during each monthly outing.  An email itinerary is sent to Let's Go members for each outing.  If you enjoy doing, seeing, and learning new things in and around Kentucky, this group is definitely for you!!

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TRAVEL

Ready to travel again? Let's do it! As travel restrictions are lifted and we become more comfortable traveling again, our group will meet to discuss and plan future travel for interested members of the group.  These trips will require at least one overnight stay. Participation for each trip is optional and all costs incurred with thrips will be the responsibility of the individual.

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WINE TASTING (NEW INTEREST GROUP)

Members have expressed an interest in wine tasting with experts and with friends. This new interest group is just forming and will set dates and times later.

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