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:
Open position: email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Book Club – Mornings
Jan Lambert, email@example.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, Jremus0322@aol.com
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 and Giggles Group
Ellen Baker, firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Currently we are meeting Tuesday at Buckley’s in a SD way at 11:30 and having lunch.
Chick Flick Club
Susan Benz, email@example.com
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!
Hollis Moms’ Group
Currently Inactive: firstname.lastname@example.org
Come and join our Mom’s group for meet ups, play dates, hikes and more. Meet fellow moms, have a coffee, or tea, and good conversations. We also have a FB page:
Four Seasons Supper Club
Kimber Harmon or Bonnie Delsignore. email@example.com
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. During this time, the dinner will be virtual.
Out to Lunch
Rachel Tieman, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.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. We meet the 3rd Thursday of each month from 9:30 – 11:30 at the member’s homes. Coffee/tea and light refreshments (breads, muffins, fruit or crackers and cheese) are served.
Wednesday Luncheon Group
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.
Kaaren Eastman or Mary Csakai firstname.lastname@example.org
This group offers a variety of activities on various days of the week at varied times-day and evening: foliage walks, museum visits, garden tours, authors’ events, restaurant events, theatre performances and anything else that strikes our fancy. Sign up to receive email alerts for upcoming activities by contacting Kaaren or Mary.
This new group meets on Mondays and is an opportunity to walk with friends and enjoy the beauty of our area. They typically meet at 8:45 in the lot by Maple Barn at Beaver Brook. Sign up for email notices by contacting Margaret or Jen.
This group does a service project every month to support our area communities. Participation, days and time vary. Please contact Cathy to sign up.
Coffee and Conversation
A weekly virtual group is meeting on Thursday mornings at 10 am on Zoom. Questions? Contact Joanne Emus.
Knitters will meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month 9:30-11:30 at Panera’s. The restaurant is usually empty and they sit in the back with masks and 6′ distance. Contact Mandy Johnson for more information.
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?