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. Contact Julia Bruner at julesnewmexico (at) to join this lively group.

  • July 8:  Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, hosted by Jan Hampton, at the home of Earlene Brookshear
  • August 12: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

Anything Goes Fiction
This group meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 1:30 pm at different homes. Be sure to RSVP when each hostess sends an e mail notice for the meeting. Contact Kay Williams, kwilliams48 (at) to join this group.

  • June 24: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngorz Adiche
  • July 22: Paris in the Present Tense by Mark Helprin, hosted by Linda Bennett
  • August 26: Between Our Worlds by Elizabeth Lewis, hosted by Rita Worrell
  • September16: The Milagro Beanfield War by John Nichols
  • October 14: The Children Act by Ian McEwan
  • November 11: Clock Dance by Anne Tyler


Contact: Carol Ann Council, kk-ca_council (at), for more information.

Day-time Bridge:
The AAUW day-time bridge group meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 1:00 pm to approximately 4:00 pm.

  • June 13: hosted by Jo Ann Vincent
  • July 11: Marlyn Zahler
  • August 8: Jo Bloom
  • September 12: Paula Bennett

Evening Bridge:
The AAUW evening bridge group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month (except December) at 7:15 pm.

  • June 25: Mary Ann Willson
  • July 23: Shirley Armstrong
  • August 27: Paula Bennett
  • September 24: Ann Wheeler Kaiser

Going Places
On June 20, the Going Places Group will visit the museums of Las Cruces. We will meet at the Branigan Cultural Center at 10:00 am and from there continue on to the Las Cruces Museum of Art and the Museum of Nature and Science. Lunch will follow at the new Amador Grill at 12:00 noon, located at 302 South Main Street. You may join us for lunch if you do not wish to tour the museums. Please RSVP to Rita Worrell at ritaworrell (at)

Contact Linda Bennett for more information, LK.Bennet (at)


Great Decisions
Great Decisions discussion group will meet on January 25 at 2:30 pm in the Roadrunner Room at Branigan Library. Refugees and Global Migration will be the topic. Books will be distributed to everyone who expresses an interest in participating. For more information, contact Marsha Ogden, marshaogden (at)

Chinese MahJong
Have you always been curious about the ancient game of Mahjong? Have you always wanted to learn to play? Summer is an excellent time to explore this fascinating game. We meet weekly on Wednesday at the home of Rita Worrell from 3-5 pm. Instruction is available and all necessary game equipment is supplied. Call or email Rita Worrell at ritaworrell (at) for further information. To become a member of AAUW-LC, and be eligible to play, click here.

Laugh and Learn Spanish
Laugh and Learn Spanish Classes meet weekly for Spanish I, II, and III.  Contact Donna Yargosz, yargoszdonna (at), for more information.

NOTE: Great Decisions, International Gourmet, Dining Out and Spanish classes will NOT meet during the summer (also, there will not be a Spanish 1 class next year).