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INTEREST GROUPS

Our Interest Groups are an excellent way to meet and bond with fellow ODUMCA members. We currently have

13 Interest Groups that fall into 8 different categories.

 

Fun with a Purpose!

Our Interest Groups enable us to have fun as we spend time playing games, reading books, dining out,

walking with friends and touring fascinating locations both on and off campus.  Donations to our

Educational Endowment help to fulfill an important aspect of our purpose and can be paid annually,

monthly or as often as you wish during the year. 

 

Our Interest Group Director is Marshall McClure. For questions please contact her  via email at 

marshallmcclure@cox.net   All other contact information is password protected under the

Membership tab across the top of our website. Just click the Membership tab, then click the

Membership Directory.  At this point, members will need to use the password.

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Monday

Book Club

2nd – 2:00p

Larchmont Library

 

 

Tuesday

Book Clubs

2nd – 1:00p

3rd – 12:30p

Locations Vary

 

Hand & Foot

2nd – 1:00-3:00p

Landings Clubhouse

Hand & Foot

1st & 3rd - 1:00-3:00p

Locations Vary

Wednesday

Book Club

1st – 7:00p

Locations Vary

Out-to-Lunch

2nd – 11:30a-1:00p

Locations Vary

Chick Flicks, Time and Locations vary

Walk with Friends, Times and Locations vary

Thursday

Mah Jongg

2nd & 4th – 10:00a-4:00p

Norfolk Yacht & Country Club

Tea for Two

3rd - Afternoons

Locations Vary

Friday

OPEN

Saturday

OPEN

Various Weekends

Beers & Cheers

3:00-5:00p

Maker's Craft Brewery

 

 

BOOK CLUBS

 

We offer four Book Clubs; one evening and three daytime.  Each group meets

once per month at either 7:00pm or early afternoons from September – June,

locations vary.  We have also added Zoom meetings into the mix.

1st Wednesdays 7:00pm

Paula Cook, Leader & Contact    

The 2022-23 list of titles and authors includes:  

Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout and All the Beauty in the World by Patrick Bringley.

2nd Mondays 2:00pm

Lee Ritt, Leader & Contact  

This is our Non-Fiction group.  The 2022-23 list of titles and authors includes:  

Every Campus a Refuge by Diya Abdo and  Three Ordinary Girls by Tim Brady.

2nd Tuesdays: 1:00pm

Kay Dahl, Leader & Contact    

The 2022-23 list of titles and authors includes:  The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner and Finding Freedom by Erin French.

3rd Tuesdays 12:30pm    

Harriet Long & Marshall McClure, Co-Leaders  

The 2022-23 list of titles and  authors includes:  News of the World by Paulette Jiles and The Secret Life of Sunflowers by Marta Molnar.  

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MAH JONGG

Kim Beebe & Sugar Bradshaw, Co-Leaders

We offer 1 large Mah Jongg group that plays a loosely variant version of Wright-Patterson rules.

Knowing how to play the game is essential so if you’re interested in learning how to play the

ODUMCA way, contact the leader of your chosen group.  The purchase of our book of rules

is also required, $25.

2nd & 4th Thursdays, 10:00am – 4:00pm

    

Norfolk Yacht and Country Club is the location. We usually have 4 tables of 4-players.

At 12:00pm we break for lunch which you purchase at the venue.  After lunching on the Lafayette

River, an afternoon of gameplay & fun continues until at least 4:00 pm.

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BEERS & CHEERS​​​​

Various weekends throughout the month, 3pm

Lishena Thompson & Al King, Co-Leaders 

Based on the best weekend weather forecast, this group of beer lovers picks a day to gather at Maker's Craft Brewery, 23rd & Church Streets, Norfolk.  Maker's has a large, completely fenced , beautifully landscaped outdoor patio with lots of comfortable chairs, tables with umbrellas.  Many of us bring our husbands or significant others to enjoy a lovely and relaxing afternoon together.

Live music and food truck(s) are onsite.

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HAND & FOOT CANASTA

2nd Tuesdays, 1:00 – 4:00pm

Sue Yerby, Leader & Contact   

The Landings at Bolling Square, Club House,
957  Bolling Avenue, Norfolk

1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 1:00 - 3:00pm

Laurie Winchester-White, Leader & Contact

Locations Vary

Hand & Foot is usually played by two pairs of partners who work together to create books that contain at least

seven like-value cards; aka, a Canasta.   Six standard decks are used so having a 6-deck card shuffler is a real plus. 

Come and play Hand & Foot the ODUMCA way.

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OUT-TO-LUNCH BUNCH

 

2nd Wednesdays, 11:30am 

Jonna-Dawn Walker, Leader & Contact   

Each month we look forward to enjoying a delicious lunch together at one

of the areas restaurants or cafes.  Some of us decide to skip breakfast on the

days that we gather for lunch so we get started a little bit early.  Recently we

have gathered at Surf Riders, Abuelo's. Becca, Rasoi, Sunset Grill.

Reservations make it possible for us to book large groups.  Whenever possible,

we choose a location with outdoor seating.  Indoors or inside, we have a wonderful time together!

TEA FOR TWO​​​​

 

3rd Thursdays, Afternoons

Kate Melhuish & Sherry Romulus, Co-Leader and Contacts  

 

Pause once-a-month for a Tea Party featuring formally set

tables, a variety of teas, savories and sweets to enjoy.

Stimulating conversation is also part of your  experience.

This group meets at elegant Tea Rooms throughout 
Hampton Roads, including The Cavalier Hotel, Cafe Stella,
and The Starving Artist, Norfolk Yacht CC.

 

Make plans soon to join us for a delightful afternoon!

WALK WITH FRIENDS

 

Various dates and locations (weather permitting)
Sarah Ford, Leader & Contact    

                                                                           

If you enjoy getting outside to enjoy a brisk walk with friends, this  is the Interest Group for you. We’ve hiked the Elizabeth River Trail, toured the Virginia Zoo, walked through First Landings State Park and  meandered around  Norfolk Botanical Garden.

We meet in a nearby parking area and then begin our walk as a group.
Afterwards, you guessed it, we stop for snacks or lunch  and beverages before heading back home.

CHICK FLICKS  

Various dates and locations / Usually Matinees

Laurie Winchester-White & Barbara Walsh, Co-Leaders & Contacts   

Let’s spend the afternoon at the movies followed by a review session over snacks

and beverages.  We frequently attend matinees at the Naro, Regal MacArthur Center

Stadium 18 and other movie houses throughout Hampton Roads.

 

Downton Abby, Eyes of Tammy Faye, No Time to Die, Westside Story, Death On

The Nile, Elvis, The Woman King, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, A Man Called

Otto, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Barbie, are  few of the movies we've

enjoyed together.

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