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**Interest Sections 2017 - 2018

In 1962 UFC introduced special-interest groups, which became very popular as a way to learn more about fellow members.

Note: We will post our new programs at the end of August 2018.

UFC currently has over 80 active Interest Sections. Most meet monthly. Some are full; others have multiple similar sections. If you want more information, or if you wish to start a new group, please contact Co-Chairs:

Abbie Morrison, 402-1661, (
Nancy Dowling, 564-4125, (

At the Fall Welcome, everyone pitches in.

Everybody helps

  • Antiquing

Learn about antiques and collectibles; new topic each month and occasional field trips to antique stores nearby.

  • Art Galleries

We get together once a month to carpool to new art exhibits in different venues around Yolo County (Davis, Woodland, Winters etc.).

  • Beading 201

Knowledgeable beaders work on their own projects in an atmosphere of fellowship, while sharing new techniques.

  • Bird Watching

Davis is in a wonderful area for observing wildlife, especially birds. Meetings and times vary.

  • Book Clubs

Several groups meet during the day or evening to discuss characters, themes, and plots.

  • Card-Making and Paper-Crafting

Learn the basics of card-making, rubber-stamping, and paper-crafting to create cards, boxes, gift containers, and other paper projects.

  • Coffee and Conversation

Two groups of ladies gather at local coffee shops to visit and enjoy each other’s company over coffee.

  • Coloring for Grown-Ups

Bring your books, markers, and pencils and come have the fun you had as a kid, coloring with your friends!

  • Crafty Ladies

This craft group works on various arts and craft projects together.

  • Dinner Groups

Several groups meet in homes to enjoy dinners prepared by members. Spouses are welcome.

  • Financial Fitness

Group workshops focus on getting our financial lives in shape.

  • Foreign Language Conversation Groups

Mix of native and intermediate speakers.
French Conversation
German Conversation
Spanish Conversation
has two groups that meet twice monthly for discussions.

  • Games Groups

Bunco is fun and easy to learn.
Mah-jongg has several groups that meet weekly to play.
Bridge groups for intermediate players meet weekly.
Games Plus groups meet to play a variety of games.

  • Gardening

Two groups meet to learn more about different aspects and topics of gardening in our area. Occasional field trips or demonstration workshops.

  • Hiking

Group members organize hikes in Davis and nearby areas for day trips.

  • Lunch-IN GroupsSunset Plus January Lunch

Luncheons prepared by members in rotating homes.
Sunset Plus groups prepare recipes from various food magazines or other sources.
Health-Focused Lunch members prepare recipes with focus on healthy living.

  • Lunch-OUT Groups

Dining at a wide variety of restaurants.
Ethnic Eateries members choose a wide variety of ethnic food restaurants in the region for monthly lunches.
Déjeuner Lunch and Lovely Lunch Ladies meet for lunch in local restaurants.
Vegetarian Lunch members usually dine in restaurants; occasional potlucks organized.

  • Movie Groups

Groups go out to see movies and then discuss them afterwards at happy hour.

  • Photography

Two photography groups meet mid-afternoon to share their love of photography while learning new techniques, being creative, having guest speakers, and going on seasonal field trips.

  • Quilting

All levels are welcome to work on own projects for 3 – 4 hours.

  • Resources

This group meets to share information on products, professional services, restaurants, etc., that may be useful to the general membership.

  • Sketchers

For anyone who likes to draw—either novices or those with experience—this group meets at various indoor and outdoor locations.

  • Skiing

This group is active during the ski season. A meeting is held at the beginning of the ski season to generate lists of members for downhill and cross-country skiing. Members develop ski buddies to share driving and to coordinate trips.

  • Stitchery

Beginners and skilled needle workers are invited to join the group.

  • Travel Groups

Taste for Travel group meets for lunch at restaurants to discuss travel destinations and tips.
Travel Symposium goes more in-depth and may have speakers, presentations, etc. Meets at University Retirement Community.

  • Walking

Several walking groups meet at different days and times, in El Macero and Woodland.

  • WASH—Women Aging with Spirit and Heart

Groups meet to discuss common issues that occur as we get older, in a supportive, informative, and nurturing environment.

  • Wine Tasting

Several lively wine groups meet in members’ homes to sample and discuss various wines. Spouses welcome.

  • Writers Group—Scribblers

Members write with a variety of styles; share works.

  • Yoga

Kamala Paul, senior instructor with Kali Ray TriYoga International, teaches TriYoga, offering restorative and modified postures for all levels. Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Fee for 8-week session, payable in advance.

This site provided with the assistance of the Davis Community Network.