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





10,000 Dice Game – Meets day TBD of each month at 1:00 pm.  Location TBD. Contact Jan Weaver jmweaver3@aol.com.

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 janetebauer@gmail.com.

Bike It or Hike It – Events will be on the 2nd Friday of the 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 – Constantly changing group, meeting the 3rd Tuesday at 10:00 each month at Kellner Auditorium, 102 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills.  Contact Betty Sarachik at newcomersbuncobetty@gmail.com.

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 kerplunk498@msn.com.

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 linacpa@tampabay.rr.com.

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

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 kerplunk498@msn.com.

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 ckmoss@tampabay.rr.com.

Painting with Marlis Hartung – We meet on the last Tuesday of the month at 1:30 pm.  Call Marlis at 352-410-6762 or email highlandsartstudio@gmail.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, game nights, movie theatre events, lunches, and more with carpooling.  Contact Bonnie Groves at 352-527-3577 or jabongro@gmail.com.

Wizard Card Game – This is a bidding game similar to Spades.  Meets last Monday of each month at 1:00 pm at Beverly Hills Community Center.  If interested, contact Julie DePinto at 352-287-9577 or jdvango@yahoo.com.

IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN STARTING A NEW GROUP, PLEASE CONTACT GAIL ROUGHGARDEN AT 352-423-4350 OR AT groughgarden@hotmail.com.