Special Interest Groups

Interest and study groups are popular programs among members. The small group setting promotes personal friendships and stimulates specialized discussion.  A guest may visit two meetings of an interest or study group before joining AAUW.  Contact Study Group Chair Linda Stover for more information, lindalstover@gmail.com704-905-6530.  Branch members may find more details in the monthly newsletter.

AAUW Upstreamers:  This group works with Riverlink to clean up a stream at Reed Creek Park near UNC-A three times a year.

CAB Book Group:  The “Cocktails and Books”  discussion group meets Metro Wines the first Monday of each month, from 4:30 to 6 pm for wine and conversation.

Film Buds:  This film discussion group meets the second Monday of each month from 5:30 to 7 to discuss first-run films; attendance is limited to the first 20 current group members who make a reservation with the group leader, Beth Ellers. Because of the large size of the group, new membership is closed, but note that the Film Fans group discusses the same film and is open to new members.

Film Fans:  This film discussion group meets the second Thursday of each month from 12-1:30 pm at the River Ridge Apartments Club House;  film is the same as that discussed by the Monday Film Buds group. Members bring their own lunch; open to new members.

History Study Group: Open to all AAUW members. Field trips to sites of historical interest will be planned, and meetings with speakers knowledgeable on a variety of subjects of historical significance will be sought and scheduled.  Meetings and trips will take place on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  Meeting times will be be variable based on tour and/or speaker schedules.

International Dining Group:  The International Dining Group is composed of AAUW members who enjoy sharing great cuisine and conversation, with a dash of history, storytelling and personal experiences. Member may bring one guest. Dinner is potluck, with menu suggestions from the host. Dinners are approximately every other month.

Lunch Bunch: The Lunch Bunch is an informal gathering for lunch on the second Friday of each month at 11:30 at a different area restaurant.  The Lunch Bunch is open to all AAUW members who wish to be added to the reservation list.

Photography Group:  The Photography Group is open to anyone  with an interest in photography—with or without a camera. The group will meet on the 3rd Wednesday at 1pm though field trips/events may necessitate changes.

Tea Time Book Group:  This book discussion group meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 2 pm at the homes of various members; all are welcome.

World Affairs Group:  A group for study and discussion of world events. Study meetings follow on the third Thursdays at 2 p.m.