The following SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS are currently active in the Welcome Club. More information is available to our Members in the Members Only Section.

 

 

 

ARTS AND SMARTS

 

Activities related to all the arts: theatre, music, art, etc. followed by either lunch or dinner at a local restaurant.

 

 

 

BOOK BUFFS

 

Readers gather monthly for refreshments and lively discussions on book reviews.

 

 

DAY TRIPPERS

 

This Group makes day trip adventures to locations in Washington, Virginia and Maryland a couple of times a year. Past excursions include The Newseum, The Smithsonian Museum of National History and the National Cathedral.

 

 

FUN WALKS

 

This group meets during good weather to explore local parks such as Meadowlark Gardens and Bull Run Regional Park.

 

 

FASHIONISTAS

 

This Group focuses on exploring fashion trends and sharing fashion fun. For example, previous activities have included Lord & Taylor sponsored fashion shows and a scarf tying seminar.

 

MEAL AND MOVIE

 

Be one of the Members on an email list for social activities organized on short notice...maybe a movie night, chance to see a local theatre matinee performance, special brunches, dinner, etc.

 

 

GOLF

 

The golfing Members get together every Tuesday for fun golf time and exercise!

 

 

 

HOME AND GARDEN

 

Trips organized to visit local gardens and home tours, especially in the spring, usually including lunch.

 

 

 

LADIES NIGHT OUT

 

This group enjoys an evening out at various restaurants for social time and a nice dinner with friends.

 

 

 

 

PROJECT LINUS

 

"Providing Security Through Blankets" is this Group's motto - a part of the National organization...Members gather to knit, crochet, sew labels on blankets together once a month. Blankets are donated to local hospitals and other facilities dedicated to the care of critically ill and/or injured children. Our Club's group has donated over 3,000 blankets and counting!

 

 

 

TEA TIME

 

Our Members who enjoy afternoon teas love this Group - they visit Tea Rooms all over Northern Virginia for delightful tea, tasty light lunch fare and usually some shopping!

 

 

 

TRAVEL TALK

 

This Group holds discussions about travel destinations, tips for travel to different countries, how to pack for different situations, cruising and much more!

 

 

 

WINE TASTERS

 

There are currently 5 Groups of Members with spouses or significant others who gather monthly to taste wines, socialize and of course enjoy some delicious food. Also a very popular and fairly new group is a Day-Time Group for single ladies who enjoy having a wine tasting with lunch. These get-togethers are held at various venues including member's homes as well as local wineries.

 

 

BRIDGE AND GAMES

 

Card enthusiasts will find plenty of opportunities to keep skills sharp, or new players to learn, with a wide selection of Groups playing games. Members play Duplicate Bridge, Marathon Bridge, Couples and Party Bridge.

 

Other Games: We have a Canasta Group which meets on the third Monday of the month. A Mah Jongg Group meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, and includes novices to the game so if you'd like to learn we'd love to have you! There is a group playing Mexican Train on the second Thursday each month. And there is a Group playing Penny Ante Poker on the third Wednesday of the month.