Special Interest Groups

The Oakland-Piedmont branch of AAUW has many exciting interest groups.  Prospective members are welcome to attend any of these activities once before joining.

If you’d like to learn more or attend a meeting, email the committee chair listed below.

Note:  Some of these groups are on hold due to covid, while others are taking place via zoom.

Book Groups

Evening Books

Evening books meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at members’ homes from September through May, from 7:30 – 9:30pm.

Linda Hoffman:  Email

Morning Books

Monthly reviews are given by participating members, followed by group discussion with coffee.  First Thursdays (10:00 a.m.) each month.

Dana Barnett: Email

Film Group

Members meet each month to see an early evening movie together. E-mails are sent out to interested members a week earlier with date, time, and location.  Suggestions for interesting films are encouraged.  

E-mail the chair to be put on the distribution list.

Miriam Rabinovitz:  Email

International Foods

Gourmet potluck – Guests welcome!  One Friday evening per month, get together for a potluck of cuisine from another country.

Cam McArthur:  Email

Lunch Bunch

Members choose and explore ethnic, new and interesting East Bay eateries.  No host lunch with friendly discussion of contemporary topics.  Second Fridays each month.

Joanne Sandstrom:  Email

Dinner  Out

Email the chair to be added the the list for this group.

Barbara Norum:  Email

Groups that meet occasionally include:

  •  Cards, Puzzles & Games
  •  Hikes & Walks  –  These range from ‘Wimpy Walkers’ outings to extensive hikes.
  •  Serendipity  – Outings to plays, museums, music performances and more.

Upcoming outings for these groups will be listed in the Voice.

Ideas for Other Activities?

Other groups may be added throughout the year if there is sufficient member interest.  Please contact Cam McArthur with ideas and suggestions.