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Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups are those activities that help make Citrus County Newcomers feel a part of their new home.  It is an opportunity to meet other women who have common interests.  Please contact the coordinator of each group directly, or look for a sign-up sheet at the luncheon at the Special Interest Table which will be near the Activity sign-up tables.

10,000 Dice Game – Meets 1st Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm in the Citrus Hills Auditorium in the Activity Center.  Contact Jan Weaver jmweaver3@aol.com.

Art Journaling – Art Journaling is a medium in which you combine art and words to express yourself.  Meets 2nd Thursday of the month.  Contact Betty Sarachik at bsarachik@gmail.com.

Beading – Join us on the first Thursday of the month for an afternoon of creative beading fun. Various teachers share new techniques, or we restring old beads.  If needed, supply lists are provided.  Contact Janet Bauer at 352-249-7543 or at janetebauer@gmail.com.

Bike It or Hike It – Events will be on various Thursdays of each month.  Open to member/non-member/spouse.  Contact Kathy O’Donoghue at 425-786-6012 or kathyodhome@gmail.com.

Book Club – Meets the fourth Thursday of the month at Lakes Region Public Library, Inverness at 1:30 pm.  Contact Judy Herron at 352-860-0232 or jlherron2@aol.com.

Bridge – We meet the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month from 1-4 pm in member’s homes.  We are an informal, fun group, and we play open bridge as many of us are just getting back into the game.  Contact Judy Herron at 352-860-0232 or jlherron2@aol.com.

Bunco 2.0 – We meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 9:15 am at the Citrus Hills Auditorium in the Activity Center.  Contact Nancy Newman at newman477@aol.com or Betty Sarachik at newcomersbuncobetty@gmail.com.

Bunco PM – We meet the 2nd Thursday of the month at 3 pm.  We play 3 rounds and then those interested go out to dinner.  Contact Pam DePew at 352-249-7031 or kerplunk498@msn.com.

Kayaking – Our group explores local rivers with a guide and rented kayaks.  We usually paddle on the 3rd Monday of the month.  Contact Mary Lerman at 352-513-4281 or marylerman409@gmail.com.

Mah Jongg Lessons – Are you interested in learning to play Mah Jongg?  Contact Chris Harvey at 352-400-4961 or chrisharvey70@gmail.com.

Mah Jongg Players Group – If you know how to play Mah Jongg and would like to be part of a group of rotating players in different member’s homes, then this is for you.  Contact Pam DePew at 352-249-7031 or kerplunk498@msn.com.

Murder & Munchies – We meet the 2nd Friday of most months (except December) in members’ homes.  Contact Chris Harvey @ 352-400-4961 or Carolyn Moss at 352-746-6445 or ckmoss@tampabay.rr.com.

Simple Suppers – Meet in member’s homes and share a meal in groups of 6 or 8.  Contact Barbara Borchert @ 816-668-7306 or bdborchert12@gmail.com.

Singles Group – Meet other singles in Newcomers and join in attending activities, lunches, etc. with carpooling.  Call Bonnie Groves at 352-527-3577.

Wizard Card Game – This is a bidding game similar to Spades.  If interested, contact Julie DePinto at 352-726-7787 or jdvango@yahoo.com.

WOULD YOU LIKE THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS ADDED TO OUR SELECTION?  BELOW ARE SOME INTERESTS THAT HAVE BEEN REQUESTED.

  • Photography Club
  • Line Dancing
  • Golf
  • Decorating Basics
  • Adult Coloring Books
  • Foreign Languages

PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOUR INTERESTS ARE FOR NEW GROUPS.  IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN STARTING ONE OF THE ABOVE GROUPS OR ANOTHER GROUP, CONTACT GAIL ROUGHGARDEN AT 352-423-4350 OR AT groughgarden@hotmail.com.