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Interest Groups

2019–2020 Groups

Participation in UWC Interest Groups for paid members only.

Members will find contact information for group leaders below or in the current UWC yearbook. Prospective members with questions about the interest groups may contact the UWC Interest Group Chair, Nancy Howell at 661-0091 or

Book Review—Days will meet in members’ homes on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10 am.  The December meeting is a luncheon. The May meeting is a luncheon where books for the next year are chosen. Chair: Mary English, 854-2747

Book Review—Evenings will meet at the home of Caroline Buckner at 7:30 pm on the 4th Monday night of the month year round.  Members submit suggestions for books for the coming year and the books are chosen at the August meeting.  Members volunteer to review a selection. Chair: Alice Mercer, 524-2483

Dinner Group is composed of members, individually or with spouses or partners.  The group meets monthly in a member’s home (usually the 2nd Saturday night) to enjoy food from a menu chosen by the host.  Each member brings a dish, recipes supplied by the host.  The activities also include a Holiday Brunch in December, and a night-out at a local restaurant. Chair: Julia Malia 673-6184

Water Aerobics: Participants are led through an easy but active water aerobics workout each Thursday morning from 9:30—11 am at the UT Student Aquatic Center pool from September through April.  Membership in the Aquatic Center is not required.  Swimming expertise is not required.  A small one-time donation (usually about $25 each member) goes to fund a life guard for the season. Parking permits are available through the UT Evening School. Chair: Judith Jennings, 522-3452

Topic Luncheon Group will meet at the Cherokee Country Club on the 1st Thursday of the month (except August) for lunch and a presentation.  The current topic is “Composers”.  Each member will present a short program related to the main topic, followed by group discussion.  When all members have had a chance to present a program, a new general topic will be chosen. Chair: Audrey Duncan, 588-8371

Day Trippers: Members get together to go on trips to local interest sites that can be done in one day from Knoxville. Contact Joan Clevenger, 233-0777 for information.

Croquet Group: Members gather to play croquet and then for refreshments on the 1st Dunday of the month at 2-4 pm at Audrey Duncan’s home. Beginners are welcome. Contact Audrey Duncan, 588-8371.