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**Interest Sections 2018 - 2019

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

UFC currently has over 80 active Interest Sections. Most meet monthly, though a few meet weekly. Some are full; others have multiple similar sections. If you want more information, or if you have an idea for a new group, please contact:

Darleen Coppersmith, dcoppers1@comcast.net, 510-816-7666, or
Abbie Morrison, abbiemo@gmail.com, 402-1661

Signups at Fall Welcome ReceptionFollowing the Fall Welcome and Sections sign-up, an updated list of sections and contact information will be published on the UFC website.

  • Antiquing

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

  • Art Galleries

Each month there are new art exhibits around Yolo County (Davis, Woodland, Winters, etc.). The group meets once a month to carpool to several of these.

  • Beading 201

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

  • Bird Watching

Yolo County is 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 various paper-crafting techniques to create cards, boxes, gift containers, and other paper projects.

  • Coffee and Conversation

Several groups 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 and to enjoy one another’s company. Spouses are welcome.

  • Foreign Language Conversation Groups

These groups are comprised of a mix of native and intermediate speakers.

French Conversation
German Conversation
Spanish Conversation
has two groups that meet twice monthly for discussions.

  • Tuesday Bridge GroupGames 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. A group for beginners will meet twice monthly.
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. There are occasional field trips or and demonstration workshops.

  • Golf

Beginning golfers get together for golf outings in various locations.

  • Hiking

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

  • Knitting

Group members meet weekly to share techniques and material, chat, and knit/crochet.

  • Lunch-IN Groups

Luncheons prepared and shared 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 is experienced 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.

  • Morning Coffee Break

Members and significant others enjoy coffee-tasting and the lure of coffee beans.

  • Movie Groups

Groups go to local theaters to see movies, then discuss them afterwards at happy hour.

  • Photography

Two groups meet mid-afternoon to share their love of photography while learning new techniques from one another, 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.

  • 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 meets at the University Retirement Community, goes more in-depth, and may have speakers, presentations, etc.

  • 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

Kendra West Williams, instructor, and Kamala Paul, senior instructor with Kali Ray TriYoga International, teach 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.