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This is a list of interest categories and the interests within each category. Click on an interest to learn more about that item. If you are logged in, you will also see the members who have declared that interest, with a link to their member directory entry. Click the "More Info" link info to view additional information about the interest group.

NEW!!!

10 Members
Open to 8 members. Focus on history (not historical fiction). Books will be member-selected; meeting times and places TBD by the group. For further information, please contact Allen Gulledge, Coordinator (Membership Directory).
18 Members
Newcomers will attend local opera events - both live and "live in HD" - with pre- and post-performance socializing. A great opportunity for seasoned opera fans as well as those seeking an introduction to our town's great treasures. For further information, please contact Martha Baker, Coordinator (Membership Directory).

Arts & Culture

11 Members
This group is filled and is currently not accepting new members. Book Group I meets monthly on the second Friday at 2:00 pm to discuss member-selected books. For further information contact the Coordinator, Nadia Anhalt (Membership Directory).
12 Members
Our book group meets on the last Wednesday of the month, from 2-4pm. Presently our membership is at capacity. For further information contact the Coordinator, Liz DeGrood (Membership Directory).
11 Members
This group now has 2 openings. If interested, please join. Members meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 5:30 PM to discuss member-selected books. For further information contact the Coordinator, Carmen Ekstrom (Membership Directory).
12 Members
This book group is filled and is currently not accepting new members. This group meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday at 1:30 to discuss member-selected books. For further information contact one of the Co-coordinators, Cathleen Forman or Mary E. Norris (Membership Directory).
9 Members
This group is OPEN for 6 new members. We have a core of good will and great readers. We meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 2 PM. For Further information contact the Coordinator, Emily A. Hartigan (Membership Directory).
6 Members
New news! This active and engaging group is currently accepting up to two new members. The group meets at 5 PM on the second Tuesday of the month to discuss member-selected books. For further information contact the Coordinator, Marian L. Knowles (Membership Directory).
13 Members
This group is filled and is currently not accepting new members. Book Group 7 meets at 6:30 PM on the third Monday of the month. For further information contact one of the Co-coordinators, Liz Blecker or Gaye Denley (Membership Directory).
9 Members
Our group is Open for 4 new members. Focus of the group is on historical fiction plus other best sellers. Books will be member-selected, three months at a time. Meeting times and places TBD by the group. For further information, please contact the Coordinator, Mary Jane (MJ) Kleven (Membership Directory).
23 Members
No country or destination is off limits for nonfiction—and fiction—on the Armchair Travelers’ Book Group reading list. From classics to contemporary, we trot the globe page-by-page on the 1st Friday of each month at 10:30 AM by Zoom. This Group is currently open to new members. For further information please contact the Coordinator, Pamela J. Levin (Membership Directory).
14 Members
GROUP IS FULL but we can put you on a wait list if you sign up. This is a daytime group for members interested in Historical Fiction. We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 1:30-3pm. Members are asked to host one meeting per year. For further information contact the Coordinator, Susan J. Nichols (Membership Directory).
10 Members
This group is filled and not accepting any new members. Books run the gamut of classic mystery writers to the hybrid mystery-thrillers popular today. Group meets 3rd Tuesday of every month. For further information contact the Coordinator, Bernadette Snider (Membership Directory).
24 Members
Newcomers Club Shakespeare fans created this Group wherein the coordinator notifies members of Shakespeare performances far and wide (in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, or perhaps streaming from England). Future activities may include play-reading sessions, and discussions of the sonnets. Group members attend performances independently. For further information contract the Coordinator, Carmen Ekstrom (Membership Directory).
27 Members
The Table Play Reading Group meets monthly in members' homes. Members are notified by the coordinator. A play is selected, ordered, and roles are assigned at least a month before each reading. At every meeting, members read their roles and the group has a lively discussion. For further information contact the Coordinator, Judy Kares (Membership Directory).
141 Members
The Movie Group has resumed activity but it is limited to the few movies currently being released in theaters. The coordinator contacts members as soon as movie schedules are known and everyone goes at the same time. There is no set schedule. "We’re the friendliest movie critics in town."
Coordinator: Allen Gulledge
34 Members
The Writers’ Group is for members who write and/or want to write and share their work in a confidential and safe environment. The sessions take place on the 1st Wednesday of the month at the Southside Branch Library from 10 to 12:00. This group is currently seeking more members. Published and non published writers are welcome For further Information contact the Coordinator, Janyth Fell (Membership Directory).

Outdoor Sports

50 Members
This group is active only during the ski season. This year the group meets on Mondays at 9 AM directly at the quad chair for first lift and again at 10 AM for late starters. For further information contact the Coordinator, Steve Venturoni (Membership Directory).
198 Members
Each second Tuesday morning of the month (except January & February) we hike and explore trails in the beautiful Santa Fe area. Our hikes are typically rated as Moderate or Easy-Moderate by the well-known local hiking guides. Hikes will last 2-3 hours with a target return to Santa Fe by 1 PM. We meet at the trailhead appropriate for the specific hike. Trailhead meeting time is 9:00 AM in the SUMMER to avoid mid-day heat. NOTE: if you wish to hike with the group, you must register with the hiking coordinator. Reservations are required to hike. Note: Due to liability concerns we have a "no dog" policy (sorry). For further information contact the Coordinator, James Anhalt (Membership Directory).
232 Members
On the fourth Wednesday of each month, (except holidays) the Walking Group meets at 10:00 AM. Walks range from easy, level, city walks to somewhat more hilly, rocky with sandy/gravel terrain. They are about 2 miles long and 1-1 1/2 hours in time and are less strenuous than the hikes. Optional lunch often follows the walk. Members of the group volunteer to lead along the many wonderful trails and paths available in the Santa Fe area. Walks details are sent to all group members by email one week in advance indicating the meeting place, walk level and other important details. For further information contact the Coordinator, Brenda Smith (Membership Directory).
66 Members
For casual golfers, men and women who want to stay close to Santa Fe. Greens fees are quite reasonable at this 18 hole municipal course. There is a par 3 executive 9 hole course adjacent to the 18 hole course where beginners can improve their skills. No tee times are necessary for the par 3. IF YOU WANT TO PLAY YOU MUST REGISTER. Add your name by clicking on the "View Members" button and then click on the "Sign me up" button. The coordinator will contact the members with further details. Weather permitting we start early April until early October. For more information contact the Coordinator, Brian C. Morgan (Membership Directory).
45 Members
For players (men and women) who want to try different courses. We play at Cochiti, Santa Ana, TOWA, UNM courses and others. Courses normally range in price from $40-$65 for Seniors for 18 holes with a cart. You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy these courses. IF YOU WANT TO PLAY YOU MUST REGISTER HERE. Add your name by clicking on the "View Members" button and then click on the "Sign me up" button. The coordinator will contact the members with further details. Weather permitting we start early April until early October. For further information contact the Coordinator, Jeff Koester (Membership Directory).
112 Members
Meet every Thursday morning during January and February to hike or snowshoe on beautiful area trails. Seasonal. For further information contact one of the Co-coordinators, Brian Morgan or Pam Parfitt (Membership Directory).

Social

37 Members
Have fun with fellow Mah Jongg players, using the rules for American style Mah Jongg of the National Mah Jongg League, Inc.. Beginners are heartily welcomed (after purchase of the current year's card from the National Mah Jongg League) as well as more experienced players. Members meet in the library at The Montecito of Santa Fe, 500 Rodeo Rd. at 1:30pm every Wednesday with a current Mah Jongg card in hand. Those who own a Mah Jongg set are encouraged to bring it along. Games usually end between 3:30-4:30. For further information, contact Coordinator, Elaine Germano (Membership Directory).
91 Members
On the second Friday of each month, Gourmet I meets for small dinner parties or happy hour/hors d’oeuvres in small groups hosted in a private home. Get-togethers feature smaller groups of 8-10 per host who volunteer to open their homes to guests each month. Enjoy drinks, gourmet snacks and/or dinners with the theme chosen by the hosts. Everyone contributes food and/or drinks to share with their assigned group. The goal is to make every attempt to rotate hosts and provide a fun environment for members to meet, have lively conversation, fun, and meet new people! Everyone is invited!” For further information contact the Coordinator, Christa Dixon (Membership Directory).
56 Members
These predetermined gourmet groups of 6-8 people who dine together once a month emerged years ago when Newcomers first began and as friendships and relationships developed. Anyone can start a new group in this category if you have 6-8 people ready to go. You can show your interest by contacting the VP of Newcomers.
191 Members
Out-to-Lunch Bunch is once again active. Enjoy casual off-the-menu lunches at restaurants around town where we meet for conversation and good food. For further information contact the Coordinator, Evelyn S. McClure (Membership Directory).

Travel

123 Members
This group goes on short overnight trips, longer trips in the USA, and places abroad. Whatever they decide!. Several great outings are already in the planning stages for 2024. Share the fun with friends, new and old. If you join, you will be contacted by email with more detailed information. For further information contact the Coordinator, Patricia E. Mason (Membership Directory).
24 Members
Do you own an RV or are thinking about it? Travel with others to explore regions around the west. See and do things you might not be as likely to do if you were on your own. This is an opportunity to make new connections and new friends. We will meet to plan Rallies, visit RV shows, share skills, and find new travel buddies. For further information contact the Coordinator, Steve Venuroni (Membership Directory).