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 on the Special Interest Table which will be near the Activity sign-up tables.

10,000 Dice Game – Meets 1st Wednesday of each month at 1:00 pm. Location: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.  Contact Jan Minik at or 352-513-4189.

Beading –Our goal is to have fun and create beautiful jewelry.  We will be working on restringing old beads or creating new designs.  There will be different teachers sharing new techniques, and they will provide a supply list if needed.  Come and join us on the first Thursday or Friday of month for an afternoon of fun with good friends.  Contact Janet Bauer at 352-249-7543 or at

Bike it, Hike It, Walk it – Events will be held on the 2nd Friday of the month. Open to member/non-member/spouse. Contact Michele Seith, email or call 301-335-0866.

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

Bridge – We meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 1:30 to 4:30 pm in homes.  We are an informal, fun group, and play open bridge as many of us are just getting back into the game.  Contact Carla Hunter at:  352-513-3172 or

Bunco 2.0 – Constantly changing group, meeting the 3rd Tuesday at 10:00 each month at Kellner Auditorium, 102 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills.  Contact Betty Sarachik at

Bunco PM – We play three rounds on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 3:00 pm in various member’s homes.  Contact Pam Depew at 352-249-7031 or

Kayaking – Our group explores local rivers and waterways with a guide during the club year.  We usually paddle on the 3rd Monday of the month.  Cost $45.  Contact Lina Argote, 954-551-0123 or

Mah Jongg & Pinochle Lessons – Are you interested in learning to play Mah Jongg or Pinochle?  Contact Chris Harvey at 352-400-4961 or

Mah Jongg Players Group – Please join our group if you know how to play Mah Jongg or have had Chris Harvey’s Mah Jongg lessons, and would like to be part of a group of rotating players in different member’s homes.  Contact Pam Depew at 352-249-7031 or

Murder & Munchies:  This mystery book club meets the 2nd Friday of most months at 1:00 in member homes.  Contact Carolyn Moss at 352-746-6445 or

Painting with Marlis Hartung – Last Tuesday of the month at 1:30 pm.  The class lasts about 2 1/2 hrs.  Learn to paint landscapes, florals or acrylic pouring.  You will go home with a finished painting.  Sign up at the luncheons or contact Marlis at 352-410-6762 or at

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

Singles Group – Meet other singles in Newcomers and join in attending activities, game nights, movie theatre events, lunches, and more with carpooling.  Contact Bonnie Groves at 352-527-3577 or