Special Interest Groups

Antiques and Explorers
Arts & Leisure
Book Club
Bridge
Coffees
Couples Night Out
Dominos
Hand and Foot



Happy Hour
Ladies Night Out
Lunch and Learn
Lunch and Movie
Luncheons
Mah Jongg
Take a Hike

Antiques and Explorers – As a member of this group, be prepared to travel throughout the state to visit festivals, quaint historic sites nestled in picturesque countrysides, plantations and state parks. Mountain hikes, river walks and antique malls are liberally interspersed for the avid walker. This group meets once per month and is an outstanding way to become acquainted with our new state.
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Arts & Leisure – The greater Columbia area offers a wide variety of museums and theatrical entertainment. The co-chairs have explored the offerings and are putting together monthly adventures for us. Watch the newsletter for particulars on each month’s event. Attend with a group of new friends and spend time together afterwards for dessert and coffee.
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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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Bridge – We have a lively group, with mixed skills all working to become better players in a fun-loving, non-stress environment. We are now playing on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Thursday from 12 p.m.– 3:30 p.m.
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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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Couples Night OutOnce a month, we get together at a restaurant in the Greater Columbia area.
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Dominos - We are playing Chinese Train dominos on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. with lunch.
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Hand and Foot – Twice the fun! We are now playing the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month. If you haven’t played with this group before, give us a try. We play from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. with lunch.
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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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Lunch and Learn - Enjoy a themed lunch with friends who enjoy cooking and trying new recipes. Once a month we will gather at someone's house for a cooking demonstration followed by a lunch. Each participant will bring a dish to share and copies of the recipe.
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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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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.