Walla Walla Branch Interest Groups

Bicycling Group
Interested in noncompetitive, social rides? Help motivate each other and have fun, too. All members and guests are welcome on a regular or occasional basis. For more information, contact : Sue Hardin 907-650-7020   sarhardin@gmail.com

Lunch Bunch Book Group
This group sets a monthly schedule of books to read and a participant to lead the discussion. They meet from 12 – 1 pm on the second Thursday of each month at the OddFellows in the Merriam Street Apartments Fireside Room, 115 Merriam Street.  Books vary from non-fiction to current fiction, classics, local authors and current events. All members and guests are welcome on a regular or occasional basis. For more information, contact Val Weaver 522-1358 or 520-0096 oldbalddoc@gmail.com or Sue Hardin 907 650-7020, sarhardin@gmail.com.

Evening Book Group
This group meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at varying locations.  (This allows for 30 minutes of social hour before our discussion begins at 7:30) A schedule of books is available. Members sign up to lead the discussion and share reviews. This group has been meeting consistently since 1984. Click here to view our book lists throughout the years. New members are always welcome! For more information, including upcoming books and meeting sites: Ruth Ladderud, 522-2603,  ladderud@pocketinet.com.

Dining Group
Travel from your kitchen, savor the world with this fun group,  Members along with their spouse/partner or friend gather, usually on the second Saturday of the month.  Eeach member hosts one dinner, and enjoys their role as guest the rest of the time.  Join for an evening of fellowship and fabulous food.   For more information: Karen Peddicord, 509-529-8644; wwkped@gmail.com     Dining Group is currently recruiting a new lead person (9/2018)

Hiking Group – We are a group of hikers who live near Walla Walla and love the outdoors. Everyone is welcome, including kids and dogs. This is a mixed community group with a rotating set of leaders and an exciting range of hiking opportunities. Contact leaders are on the group’s website. Please contact the hike leader or Karen Yager at least 3 days before the hike to reserve a spot. Check out our photos www.happyhikers.us. Contact : Karen Yager, 337-6200 karen@KarenYager.com

Afternoon Bridge Group
We meet on the first and third Wednesday afternoons (usually at 1:00 pm to 3:30).   Contact Linda Howell; lhowell@charter.net for details.

Knitting Interest Group
It isn’t a knitting class, just a reason to get together and knit, share patterns, projects, etc. Anyone is welcome.   The group meets at the Purl2 yarn shop in downtown Walla Walla, 27 W. Main St. Members gather to visit and share projects, techniques, and information.
Meeting time is 1:30 on the second Thursday of the month. Contact: Cecile Ervin: 525-2338 rickandcec@gmail.com

Gardening Interest Group (GIG)
Share your interest! Learn from those with a greener thumb! Visit local nurseries and gardens! Participants trade books and “starts”! To learn more about when and where this group meets contact: Kate Frey: (707) 272-4445; katefrey@mac.com

Travel Interest Group
Looking for adventure?  Do you love to find new places to visit?  Connect with like-minded travelers and plan your next trip with AAUW friends.  Contact Melanie Plantaric:  509-386-0421

Pinochle Group – Contact Ruth Ladderud 522-2603 ladderud@pocketinet.com