Activity Groups

We have several activity groups that meet on a regular basis. New groups can form at any time based on member interests. Non-members of the Hollis Woman’s Club are invited and encouraged to attend up to three of these activity groups to find out more about what this club is all about! We’d hope after one time with us, you’d want to join!

Activity Groups Chairwoman:

Susan Benz, 759-0179 Cell, 465-3607 Home, susan.benz@gmail.com

Book Club – Mornings

Jan Lambert, jmimil@aol.com
The HWC AM book group meets on the 2nd Friday of the month September through June. We meet at the Hollis Social Library at 9:45am. We read fiction,non fiction autobiographies etc.Everyone suggests titles. We have read Suite Francaise, Unbroken, A Fierce Radiance,The White Queen and many other great books. New members are always welcome!

Book Club – Evenings

Joanne Emus, 465-9722, Jremus0322@aol.com
evening bookclub
This book club is for members who would like to participate in a book club, but who cannot meet during the day. Each month, we rotate leaders and hostesses. The leader is responsible for selecting a book and facilitating a discussion about the book, and the hostess (who is usually the leader as well) is responsible for providing a place to meet and light refreshments. Reading selections vary greatly (which is one of the neat things about this club!) and have ranged from political essays to lighthearted stories – and everything in between! Join us if you’re interested in a group that likes to explore all kinds of books – and “push the envelope” from time to time.

Bridge Group

bridge groupLori Dwyer, gizzmo2746@charter.net
Do you enjoy playing bridge? Our group is made up of players at all levels of experience and we are willing to help beginning players. We are a very social group and welcome new players. Don’t be intimidated if you are not an expert. We meet weekly at members’ homes on Tuesdays from 9 to 11:30 AM.

Chick Flick Club

Susan Benz, susan.benz@gmail.com, 465-3607
Do you enjoy going to the movies with friends? If so, contact Susan Benz to get on the Chick Flick Club distribution list! We attend movies on the 3rd Tuesday or Wednesday of each month, usually at the Cinemagic Theater in Merrimack, at approx 7:00 pm, depending on the show and location. The Friday or Saturday prior to the meeting, Susan will email a few movie suggestions, ask you to add your own if you have any, and rank the movies according to your preference. On the Monday evening prior to the meeting, Susan will notify members which movie got the most votes, and then we’ll meet at the theater to enjoy the show!

Couples Nite Out

Suzanne Recke, klrsuz@charter.net
This new group will be held several times a year at different venues. It’s a chance to socialize with other couples at a sporting event, concert, bar – the possibilities are endless! Dates and times TBD but please contact Suzanne to get on her email list.

Hollis Moms’ Group

Vivian Silva, viviansilva1173@gmail.com
This is an active group for moms and their kids. This group plans playdates, field trips and other fun activities with the younger set and their moms. They also offer support and share information with each other.

Four Seasons Supper Club

Mary Csakai, mcsakai@charter.net
Club members and their partners/spouses meet 4 times a year at host homes for dinner and conversation! The menu is chosen and divided among the participants with the cost shared. Hosts only provide the venue.

Out to Lunch

Rachel Tieman, 465-7459, Rachel_hwc@rocketmail.com
Do you enjoy eating delicious food at wonderful restaurants with delightful company? The Out to Lunch group may be for you! We gather at 12:30 on the 1st Wednesday of the month to try out a different restaurant for lunch. We try to select a variety of restaurants in terms of price range, type of food, and ambiance.

Projects & Pleasantries Group

Carol Hanover, chanover@minolusa.com
Calling all scrapbookers, quilters, knitters, needleworkers, beadworkers, and other crafters! Do you wish you had more time to spend on your project? Or would you just enjoy working on your project in the company of good friends? Bring your own project to our Projects & Pleasantries Group to share good conversation while working on your individual craft. Or join us without a project, just to socialize. Meetings are typically 9:30-11:30 on the 3rd Thursday of the month.

Wednesday Luncheon Group

Grace McGinnis, 889-7740 and Linda Reiner, Cell: 603-533-4275
Especially for those who like to combine great food, friendly people and good times, the Wednesday Luncheon Group meets the third Wednesday at 11:30 from October to May. Members share in planning, preparing and hosting luncheons that run the gamut from “picnic casual” to “epicurean elegance”. The homes and committees are determined on a yearly basis and the cost of the food is divided among attendees.

Walking Group

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A COORDINATOR
Contact Susan Benz if interested: Cell – 759-0179 or susan.benz@gmail.com
The Walking Group usually meets at the Lawrence Barn and walks down Richardson and/or to the library and around town. A typical walk is about two miles long.This group meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month.

Women for the Arts

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A COORDINATOR
Contact Susan Benz if interested: Cell – 759-0179 or susan.benz@gmail.com
This is a new activity group for those members who love the arts! For this year 3 activities will be planned and those who sign up can participate in any or all of them:

1. Fine Arts Activity – An evening of “sip and paint” at one of the local paint bars such as Graffiti Paint Bar or Paint Nite in Nashua where participants paint a beautiful painting under the instruction of an artist and enjoy some wine and each other’s company. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.

2. Theatrical Arts Activity – Attend a play in the area (no further than Manchester Palace Theater, possibly more locally at Peacock Players in Nashua)

3. Music or Dance Activity – Attend a dance or symphony performance (New Hampshire Symphony? Nutcracker ballet? Other? Coordinator will poll members to decide on this)

Because tickets will need to be purchased ahead of time to get good seats, advance commitment and payment for each activity will be necessary once dates/times/shows for each activity is determined.

Board Game Bash

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A COORDINATOR
Contact Susan Benz if interested: Cell – 759-0179 or susan.benz@gmail.com
Enjoy a gathering of fun and frivolity! We meet once a month on a Friday evening at a member’s home to play our favorite board games. Whoever is hosting will be able to pick the game that we play. Spouses or significant others are welcome.

Start Your Own Group

Do you have an idea for an activity group that you don’t see here? Start one yourself! Members of the Hollis Woman’s Club are encouraged to start and run new activity groups, too. What’s your idea?