“Transcending” at Hart Plaza by David Barr and Sergio De Giusti

Chair: Lynn Hipp

Click on a link in the list below to see the study and interest groups we sponsor.  If you are interested in a group, please contact the chair of that group.

AAUW and Social Issues

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS – Discussion of global foreign affairs and relations, economics and social sciences.

Chair:  Cheryl Van Zetten
1st  Monday – 10 a.m.

PUBLIC POLICY – (Evening) Discussion and advocacy of AAUW, local, state and national issues.

Chair: Susan McKinnon
2nd Thursday – 2:30pm  Light refreshments

THE BREAKFAST BUNCH – Discussion of social and educational issues and ways to take action. Guest speakers periodically are featured.

Co-Chairs: Callie Schmidt  and Patty Orlowski

4th  Tuesday – 8:30 a.m.
Kerby’s Koney Island, 43061 Woodward Ave, North of Square Lake on West side of Woodward

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Arts and Humanities

MODERN ART – Study of contemporary art through presentations as well as gallery and museum field trips.

Chair: Julie Blair

4th Thursday – 12:30 p.m.
Light refreshments

MUSIC APPRECIATION- Discussions of various musical genres and performers, mostly classical. Music examples often featured.

Co-Chairs: Barb Gash and Stacy Krainz

3rd Thursday – 12:30pm

Coffee and Dessert

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Book Clubs

AFTERNOON READERS – Fiction, classics, history, biography and science.

Chair: Choux Wingert

3rd Thursday – 1:00 p.m.


Chair: Judy Allie

3rd Monday – 12:30 p.m.
Dessert and beverage

MORNING AFTER READERS – Fiction and non-fiction.

Chair:  Cheryl Van Zetten
2nd Monday – 9:30 a.m., Coffee


Co-Chairs: Joan Birnie and Linda Kevorkian

4th Wednesday – 1.00 p.m.
Dessert and coffee


Chairs: Sue Longstreet and Sue Meneilley
4th Monday – 1:00 p.m.
Dessert and coffee

POLITICAL INQUIRY – Current non-fiction focusing on international and national politics affecting world events and public policy

Chair: Joan Black

3rd Wednesday – 10:00 a.m.

POTPOURRI – Contemporary fiction, non-fiction, biography, history and the classics.

Chair: Jane Conway

4th Wednesday – 12 noon
Light lunch

BELLES LETTRES – (Evening) Fiction and non-fiction.

Chair: Annis Pratt

1st Thursday – 7:30 p.m.
Dessert and coffee

BEYOND ADELANTE! – (Evening) Diversity themes.

Co-Chairs: Linda Schnorbus and Sue Winowiecki
1st Tuesday – 6:30 p.m.
Light refreshments

Thursday Morning Readers –       a variety of fiction & non-fiction

Co-chairs: Pam Hoffman and Charlotte Mahrt

3rd Thursday – 10:00 am

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Home and Garden

ARTISTIC ENDEAVORS – Offers hands-on arts, crafts and tours of local cultural venues.

Chair: Colette Stager
Meeting time based on event offerings.

COOKING LIGHT – Members work as teams to create a fabulous lunch utilizing healthy recipes. Field trips scheduled periodically.

Chair:  JoAnne Brown

1st Thursday – Noon   Luncheon

LET’S COOK … Current Trends – Each luncheon reflects a current trend such as easy gourmet, vegetarian, ethnic, etc.

Co-Chairs: Loretta Hubbard & Loretta Mirro
4th Tuesday – 12 Noon

GREEN THUMB – Garden topic presentations, field trips.
March through October

Chair: Diana Jaco

3rd Tuesday – 12:30 p.m.
Dessert and coffee

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On the Town

EXCURSIONS UNLIMITED – Group excursions to exhibits and museums to learn more about Detroit area cultural attractions.

Chair: Lorraine Clay
Events  scheduled periodically.

OPERA DIVAS – Group discusses operas and attends simulcasts of The Met: Live in HD on Saturdays at local theaters.

Chair: Lorraine Clay

Discussion, 3rd Monday, 9:30 a.m., Bloomfield Twp. Public Library. RSVP requested.

THEATER GOERS – Group attends local theater productions, usually matinees, followed by discussion over lunch or dinner.

Chair: Sharon Grisdale
Schedule based on theater offerings

TWO THUMBS UP – Group views films at  local movie houses, preceded by lunch at nearby restaurant.

Chairs: Judy Allie
1st Thursday
Meeting time determined by movie schedule

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Just for Fun

MAH JONGG – Beginning and experienced players welcome.

Chair: Py Wolfe
Every Wednesday  except the 2nd Wednesday – 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Bloomfield Township Public Library


General Chair: Kay Norton (Call Kay if you would like to play, sub or start a new group.

4th Monday – 11:30 am Lunch

1st Tuesday – 12:15 Dessert

3rd  Wednesday – 11:30 am  Lunch

3rd Wednessday – 5:30 pm Dinner
2nd Thursday – 11:30 am  Lunch
2nd Friday – 11:30 am  Lunch
3rd Friday – 11:30 am  Lunch
4th Friday Duplicate – 11:30 am  Lunch