Special Interest Groups

Arts & Leisure
Book Club
Happy Hour
Ladies Night Out

Lunch and Movie
Mah Jongg
Out & About
Pickle Ball
Take a Hike

Arts & Leisure – The greater Columbia area offers a wide variety of theatrical entertainment. Get together with friends to see a play.

Book Club – Would you love to have an excuse to curl up with a book? Have a favorite you’d like to share with a group? Join us the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. for lively discussions of the book of the month. We read a wide variety including fiction, nonfiction and classics recommended by the members.
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Bowling – Get together with a group of Newcomers for a friendly game of bowling once a month.
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Coffees – Our monthly coffees offer opportunities build and nurture friendships in a social setting. Held in members’ homes, you will learn how to navigate greater Columbia and its newest subdivisions
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ExplorersThis group may explore further afield than the greater Columbia area, visiting areas or enjoying activities of interest.
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Happy Hour – At the home of one of our members, Happy Hour is usually held one Saturday each month. BYOB. Mixes and soft drinks will be provided. Bring an appetizer or a dessert to share. A wonderful way to relax and expand friendships.
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Ladies Night Out – Usually we gather at one of the fine restaurants in the greater Columbia area one night each month.
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Lunch and Movie – Enjoy lunch with friends and have a great time at the movies! We will meet at the Lexington location or at the Columbia location, to accommodate members throughout the greater Columbia area. The group meets in front of the theater at 11:30 a.m. on the 3nd Tuesday at the Columbia Grande on Bower Parkway or at the Regal Sandhill on Tower Center Place, to choose a place for lunch and a movie.
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Luncheons – Monthly meetings are held the 4th Thursday at various restaurants with programs ranging from a fashion show in the fall to interesting and informative speakers. Special social functions throughout the year are planned for members and guests.
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Mah Jongg – We are playing the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month from 10am to 2pm. Everyone brings their own lunch.
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Out & About – Enjoy an activity or a visit to a Greater Columbia landmark. We usually combine this with a lunch at a local restaurant.
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Pickle Ball – The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. We play on various days of the week at the Lexington Leisure Center.

Take a Hike – Meet with a congenial group for a hike in one of the various parks around the Columbia and Lexington area. These hikes are relatively short, and we go out for lunch afterward.
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Details for all our Special Interests Groups are available in our monthly newsletter.