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This is a list of interest categories and the interests within each category. Click on an interest to learn more about that item. If you are logged in, you will also see the members who have declared that interest, with a link to their member directory entry. Click the info link icon   to view additional information about the interest group.

MEMBER Planned & Organized Activities

These are activities that are suggested, planned, and organized by our individual members. The Club has no official involvement in or responsibility for them.

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These are activities that are planned and organized IN ADVANCE by individual MEMBERS for a specific date. They could include activities such as: a trip to the zoo, a museum event, a concert, a gallery exhibit, a Sox or Cubs game, a day trip to someplace, etc. Activities for this interest group will be posted on the FORUM page and you will receive an email for each posting.

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These are short-notice activities suggested by a MEMBER looking for someone else to join them. These would be along the lines of: "I have the day off--who wants to play golf... Who wants to take a walk through Morton Arboretum today...Who wants to join me for breakfast tomorrow...Who wants to go to Navy Pier tonight...Who wants to go to Uniquely Thursday." Activities for this interest group will be posted on the FORUM page and you will receive an email for each posting.

Art, Design and Travel


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Get together monthly with other gardening enthusiasts and swap tips, swap plants, plan garden plots, help other group members with gardening tasks.
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Do you take pictures everywhere you go? Would you like to share photos, tips, and tricks with other like-minded members? This group is for you! Coordinator needed.

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Learn about other people's travels and find others who would be willing to travel with you. Coordinator needed.

Books


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A book is selected each month and members meet up to discuss it. There’s always time for socializing and you’re invited to join the fun even if you didn’t read the book. Book selection is always reserved for us at the Hinsdale Public Library. Fourth Tuesday of the month, at 12:30 PM and we usually rotate among member homes. Best For: Adults who enjoy reading Cost: None
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Members who are interested in meeting in the evening to discuss books. Time, place, frequency, and book selection to be determined. Coordinator needed.

Entertainment


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Movie Night for the ladies with drinks/dinner afterwards the third Tuesday of the month late afternoon or early evening. Each month I'll post a survey with the movie choices so you vote for a movie when you register. Cost: Movie admission plus your food/beverages.
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This group is for people who enjoy dancing. This could include attending dance performances, going out dancing, taking dance lessons, etc. Frequency and location of meetings to be determined. Coordinator needed.

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Casual activities such as trivia nights, visits to local pubs and restaurants, as well as social gatherings at members’ homes usually held on a Friday night. Cost: Varies depending on venue and event.
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Meet once a month at a local establishment to make new girlfriends and strengthen established friendships over happy hour drinks and food. It's a casual get together with just the women in the club who enjoy a smaller group setting to get to know one another. Dates and location to be determined. Needs a coordinator.

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The guys get together once a month to watch movies their wives have no interest in seeing – mostly action stuff with gratuitous violence! Each month I'll post a survey with the movie choices so you vote for a movie when you register. We meet at the Hollywood Blvd. Theater in Woodridge. Cost: Admission is $8.50 + your food/beverages.
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An early evening out with your friends at a local watering hole held the third Monday of each month, 5 to 7 p.m., on a drop-in basis at a local tavern, restaurant or similar spot. Venues will change each month (Suggestions welcome!). Cost: Varies with venue, tends to be affordable.
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Do you like to attend theater productions, local and downtown? Time, place, frequency to be determined. Coordinator needed.

Food


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Meet for coffee and conversation at different coffee shops around town. Frequency and locations to be determined.
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A group that meets to have fun cooking together Meet four times a year starting at 10:30 and finishing after lunch has been eaten. We try to meet on Fridays….it’s a great way to glide into the weekend. We rotate the location among member homes. Best For: Any member interested in cooking with other members and then sharing the end result in a sit down lunch Cost: Varies with the menu selected but ranges $10 – $20
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A bunch having lunch together. When we meet in someone's home, it's potluck. Usually the second Tuesday of the month, 11:30 AM We rotate to different member houses or go to a restaurant. Best For: The gals Cost: Bring a dish to share
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Games


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Members who are interested in playing Bridge. Time, place, and frequency to be determined. Coordinator needed.

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Bunco is a fun game played with three dice and teams of two. It’s much more about socializing than winning the game! We play once a month on the first Thursday at 7 PM. and we rotate the location among players homes. Best For: Singles with a friend or couples. Cost: Each player brings $5.00 and six $1.00 bills
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Members who are interested in playing Canasta. Time, place, and frequency to be determined. Coordinator needed.

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Euchre is a fun trump card game that anyone can learn. We mix and match partners every round and then award prizes to those with the most (or least!) individual points. The third Saturday of the month, 7-11 PM and we rotate locations month to month – check the calendar. Best For: Come as a couple or single
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Mahjong is a game of both skill and luck that originated in China many centuries ago and was brought to the West in the 1920's. It is always played with four players seated around a table using tiles. The first person to match a hand of 14 tiles and thus "call mahjong" ends the game. The excitement of mahjong lies in the decisions that you will constantly have to make. Like poker, you will learn a lot about your opponents and adjust your strategy according to their strengths and weaknesses.

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It’s just the guys for all your favorite poker games. Strictly low stakes ($.25/$.50) – it’s all in fun. Once a month, usually the second Friday at 7 PM and usual at Scott's house. Best For: The Guys Cost: $20.00 chips buy-in; bring your own drinks and snacks to share
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Sports/Physical Activity


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Members who enjoy canoeing or kayaking on our local waterways meet to share information and plan outings. Meeting frequency and location to be determined. Needs a coordinator.
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Members who are interested in biking together plan rides and share information. Time, place, and frequency to be determined. Coordinator needed.

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We hit and then chase after a little ball while enjoying time with friends. Leagues run from April – October Monday mornings (men) and Tuesday mornings (ladies) at Downers Grove Golf Course, Thursday mornings (ladies) at Flagg Creek Golf Course Best For: Anyone interested in playing Golf Cost: League membership fees & greens fees are approximately $225-259 for the season
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Members who would like to go with fellow members to various sporting events, tailgate and/or carpool. Time, place, and event to be determined. Coordinator needed.

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Members who would like to play tennis. Time, place, and frequency to be determined. Coordinator needed.

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Members who would like to walk together on a regular basis. Time, place, and frequency to be determined. Coordinator needed.

Volunteering


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What it is: A group dedicated to helping others. When: Varies by activity Where: Varies by activity Best For: For those with a passion for volunteering and helping those in our community who are a little less fortunate than ourselves. Cost: Your time and energy
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Young Families

Activities geared around members with young families

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Gather up the kids and go to the park--while the kids play you hang out with the parents! Group members will determine when, where, and how often to meet. Coordinator needed.

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Meet in small groups at members home with pre-school or younger children. Group members set up the schedule. Coordinator needed.