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Emeriti Interest Groups




WELCOME TO OUR INTEREST GROUPS!   

BOOK CLUB

Meets monthly in members’ homes. We vary our meeting dates and times in an attempt to accommodate members’ schedules. Our choice of books is eclectic and includes a balance of fiction and nonfiction. If interested please contact John Stone, stonejd@jmu.edu.

BREAKFAST GROUP 

Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. at Bob Evans Restaurant. Spouses, partners, and guests are always welcome. Contact Eileen Nelson nelsones@jmu.edu for more information.

LUNCH GROUP

Meets monthly (except in August and December) at 11:30 at a local restaurant. We rotate through the weekdays to accommodate members who have obligations on particular days. In the four years we’ve been lunching, we’ve gone to 29 different restaurants, none of which were national chains. We generally have around 15 members in attendance, and you can always count on a lively discussion of local events, members’ recent travels, and sometimes even their grandkids’ accomplishments! Spouses, partners, and guests are always welcome. Contact Bill Voige voigewh@jmu.edu for more information.

DINNER GROUP

Meets monthly with the usual exception of August and December. Attendance has been quite good recently and we may need to be creative about suitable locations in the future. Contact Arnie Kahn kahnas@jmu.edu for more information.

MOVIE GROUP

Movie Group is a loosely structured group of movie buffs who enjoy getting together with friends to go to the movies and perhaps dinner afterwards. Contact Barbara McKee (mckeejohne@yahoo.com) or Violet Allain (allainvl@jmu.edu) for more information.

EMERITI FRIENDS GROUP

Friends group is available to provide assistance to any members needing help with transportation, meals, etc. If you would like some kind of assistance or if you would like to be on the list to help provide assistance, please contact Mary Lou Wylie (wyliml@jmu.edu).

TGIF WINE GROUP

Continues to gather once a month to enjoy wine, food, and conversation. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Mary Lou Wylie (wyliml@jmu.edu).

NEW INTEREST GROUP ALERT

We are trying to start a Beer and Hard Cider Tasting group in our Association. The plans can be worked out as the group forms, but the current idea is for the group to meet every other month reflecting some sort of theme. Possible themes are Virginia beers, lagers and stouts, Belgian beers, beers from a specific brewery, pale ales and wheat beers, a tour and tasting at Three Brothers brewery, a tour and tasting at Old Hill Cider, etc. Contact Mary Lou Wylie (wyliml@jmu.edu) for more information.