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.

  • November 12: Bear Town by Frederik Bachman
  • December 10: Holiday luncheon and 2019 book selections
  • January 14, 2019: Dessa Rose by Sherley Anne Williams

Anything Goes Fiction
This group 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. Contact Kay Williams, kwilliams48 (at) to join this group.

  • November 19: The Earth of Mankind, author Pramaedya Ananta Toer
  • December 10: Holiday luncheon and 2019 book selections



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

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

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

Going Places
We will resume next month!


Great Decisions
The Great Decisions group will meet on Monday, October 22, at Roadrunner Room, Branigan Library. Discussion of South Africa’s Fragile Democracy begins at 2:30 pm. For additional information or questions, please contact Marsha Ogden at marshaogden (at)

Rita Worrell will be hosting the oriental Mah Jong group on Wednesday afternoons at 3:00 pm throughout the summer. It is a great time for anyone new to learn and join the group as some members will be traveling throughout the summer. Contact ritaworrell (at) to learn more about joining this group.

Laugh and Learn Spanish
Classes are wrapping up and will break for the summer. New classes will begin in September. Check the OMV for additional information. Contact: Donna Yargosz, yargoszdonna (at), for more information.

Dining Out – look for the December or January opportunity in the OMV!

International Gourmet Dinner

The International Dinner Group’s monthly dinner will be held on
Saturday, November 10th, 2018 at the Sunset Grill, Sonoma Ranch Country Club, 1274 Golf Club Road, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

We are inviting all our members (and guests) to join us for this dinner. As with all our dinners, meals are pre planned. The theme for this dinner is “Saturday Night Dinner in the USA”.

Below is the menu, please RSVP and let us know the name(s), number of guests in your party and their dinner choices.

We ask you respond no later than Saturday, November 3rd. However, Sunset Grill has a capacity of 110 guests, we suggest you RSVP ASAP, as we can only accept reservations for that number of guests.

Your hosts for the dinner are Sue Grigaliunas and Rita Stopa; please RSVP to Rita at rstopa (at) or call her 575-522-4550.

Any questions regarding this dinner, please contact Rita at the above info.

All dinners include a house salad with choice of dressing, coffee and iced tea.
Dinner Cost includes Tax and Tip. Alcohol is separate and will be on a separate check.


(1) Scottish Salmon-GF, Grilled and served with Dill Butter and Grilled Lemons, Basmati Rice and Broccolini $28.00

(2) Tender Beef Tips with Mushrooms. Served in a Peppercorn Cognac Demi Glaze, Mashed Potatoes and Asparagus $28.00

(3) Red Bird Farm Organic Chicken Breast, Panko crusted Pan fried, finished with a Mushroom Madiera Sauce, Mashed Potatoes and Asparagus $23.00

(4) Vegan Stir Fry, Basmati Rice, Broccolini, Asparagus Tips, Mushrooms
Onions, Stir Fried with Soy Sauce, Teriyaki and Sriracha $23.00