Interest Groups


Anything Goes
Seventeen book lovers meet on the 2nd Monday each month at 1:30 pm to discuss a wide variety of reading selections, both fiction and non-fiction. New members are always welcome. The next discussion will be on March 12 at the home of Julia Bruner to discuss Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. Contact Julia Bruner at julesnewmexico (at) to join this lively group.
March 12: Killers of the Flower Moon, author David Grann
April 9: Thomas and Beulah, author Rita Dove
May 14: Rising Tide, author John M. Barry
June 11: The Winter of Our Discontent, author John Steinbeck

Anything Goes Fiction
This group of 13 meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 1:30 at different homes. Be sure to RSVP when each hostess sends an e mail notice for the meeting. FOR THIS MONTH ONLY THE MEETING WILL BE ON TUESDAY, 3/27/18 and will be held at the home of Susan Schmugge. The book to be discussed is My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. Contact Kay Williams, kwilliams48 (at) to join this group.
March 27 (Tuesday!): My Brilliant Friend, author Elena Ferrante
April 30: The 19th Wife, author David Ebershoff
May 21: Small Great Things, author Jodi Picoult
June 25: The Feast of the Goat, author Mario Vargas Llosa


Daytime – Meets in members’ homes the third Thursday monthly, 1:00 – 4:00 PM.
Evening – Meets in members’ homes the fourth Tuesday monthly, 7:15 p.m.
Contact: Carol Ann Council, kk-ca_council (at), for more information.

Going Places
Going Places will not have an outing in March. As part of our every-other-month plan, we enjoyed a fun and informative tour of the Farm and Ranch Museum in February. Details of the April 15 outing will be in that month’s OMV. The theme will be environmental in nature and we are exploring several possible venues. We encourage everyone to attend Girls Can In lieu of a March event. Contact Shirley Armstrong for additional information about this group, shirmike7 (at)


Dining Out
Dining Out will be eating lunch at Sparky’s in Hatch at 1:00 on Thursday, March 22, 2018. We will carpool from the parking lot at the Walmart on Valley Drive. Please park in front of Walmart at the far left/south (when facing the entrance to Walmart) and towards the restaurant area where the Golden Corral used to be. We will gather between 12 and 12:15 and take Valley Drive north along the scenic route to Hatch. Departure will be at 12:15. Please email Cathy Quinones at quinonesc (at) if you are planning to attend. Let her know the day before so we can expect you for our caravan.

International Gourmet Dinner
International Gourmet dinner will be March 3 at the home of Kathleen Cordova. Please contact Beverly Chambers at flagbab (at) with any questions.

International Gourmet Group 2
As was previously announced, we are exploring the establishment of a second international dinner group. Julia Brown is the temporary coordinator and may be reached at boardchair (at) We hope to have our first dinner in early March. There are currently 3 of us; we want to start small with approximately 6 to 8 people. Spouses, significant others, etc. are welcome. Please let me know if you are interested. Bon apetit!

Learn Hong Kong style MahJong. Rita Worrell is leading this group on Wednesday afternoons at 3:00 pm. Contact her at ritaworrell (at) to join.

Great Decisions
Great Decisions will meet on the 4th Monday of each month. The next meeting is March 26 at 2:30 PM in the Roadrunner Room of Branigan Library. China’s Geopolitics will be the topic of discussion. Contact Marsha Ogden, marshaogden (at) for additional information.

Laugh and Learn Spanish
Spanish 1 and II are in full swing! Classes are fun! Contact: Donna Yargosz, yargoszdonna (at), for more information.

Southwest Studies
Southwest Studies is continuing historical research in preparation for a trip to a selected area later in the year. Trips are limited to members who have participated in research and planning for the trip. The group will be open to new members next year. For additional information, contact Cheryl Tom Nelson at ctngolfgo (at)