Interest Groups

Interest groups are gatherings of club members who meet regularly to pursue a common interest or try something new. The only requirement for joining an Interest Group is membership in CFUW Stratford.

The Museums and Galleries Group visit the Studio of jewelry artist Polly Bodhanetsky.


              Interest Group                                 Leader                                                Meeting Time


 BOOK CLUB 1                                     Louise McColl                                     3rd Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.

 BOOK CLUB 2                                         Sylvia Wright                                  2nd Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.

 BOOK CLUB 3                                          Sue Butler                                       1st Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.

 MYSTERY READERS                            Pat Bayliss                                       2nd Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.

For the above clubs, once book titles have been selected by club members, the Stratford Library   provides a “kit” of books to each club each month.   Members take turns hosting & chairing.

BRIDGE at the QUEEN’S                      Nancy Dunn                                   1st Thursdays at 12:00 p.m.

Costs include $14.00 for lunch (including tax & gratuity) plus a loony to play.

 BRIDGE BASICS                                      Holly Barkman                 1st, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m.

This is a learning course for new players and also for those wishing to update their skills to            be compatible with current American Standard/Audrey Grant systems.

FRENCH CONVERSATION                           Margaret Willmer                        2nd Thursdays at noon

Brush up your French over lunch at a restaurant.

GOURMET GROUP I                                   Cindy Carlson                                1st Thursday evenings

GOURMET GROUP II                                  Trudy Groothuis                             as arranged

The month’s hostess chooses a theme and contributes the main dish.  Other members bring additions to the feast, pot-luck style.

 JAZZ LOVERS                                                 Jane Cook                                       as arranged

Members plan outings to hear Jazz bands both in and out of town.

 LUNCH BUNCH                                             Di Sims                                              3rd Fridays at noon

The group meets at a different restaurant each month.  Di welcomes suggestions!

 KNIT GROUP                                                 Pat Bayliss                                       Last Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.

PURL GROUP                                                Norah Jean Perkin                        3rd Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.

These two groups are similar, just meeting at different times.  Members enjoy bringing knitting, crocheting or other needlework creations to work on while chatting and sharing tips.  Novices,  don’t be shy about signing up – help is at hand!                                     

MAHJONG                                                     Pat Nelles                                        2nd Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.

MahJong is a tile-based strategy game that originated in China.  Come play the Cantonese way!

MOVIE NIGHTS                                             Sylvia Wright                                  as arranged

Sylvia emails members about upcoming showings of fine films.

MUSEUM & GALLERY VISITS                     Eleanor Kane                                  as arranged

Members share responsibilities for arranging outings.        

 QUILTING                                                      Lois Battle                                       Weekly Mondays at 2 p.m.

Members work on personal projects, and sometimes a group project, e.g. last year’s              Hobo Quilt.  Inexperienced, “would-be” quilters are welcome!

New ideas welcome! Email Jane Cook, Interest Group Coordinator, at

The Lunch Bunch enjoy a meal and fellowship at The Common

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