Interest Groups

As our COVID cautions are eased, groups are finding ways to meet in person safely!  

Interest groups attract members have a shared interest to enjoy their activity together. These mirror the diverse interests of our members.  The groups are primarily social in nature.  Some groups, such as bridge, must limit their numbers, but others are open and people come as often as they wish.  Try one!

Munching Matters: Lunch, With Food For Thought!
meeting in November, January, February, March and April.

Munching Matters celebrates the careers and life experiences of Ballwin-Chesterfield members; recognizes our women’s accomplishments; and provides time to discuss these interesting life stories over lunch.  Presentations take place in November, January, February, and March on the second Wednesday of the month.   We meet at Mimi’s Café 17240 Chesterfield Airport Rd. Chesterfield, MO 63017Contact Julie Triplett for information.


Groups meet  at local restaurants.  If you would like to play bridge, contact the chairperson of the group of interest.  Teams play the same hands.  Points are awarded to each team based on results for each hand (for experienced bridge players).  We are looking for people to sign up to sub.

    • Duplicate Bridge I  1st Tuesday, 11 a.m. – Contact Chris Magilligan or Elaine Frost
    • Duplicate Bridge II  4th Tuesday, 11 a.m. – Contact Alice Crippen or Elaine Frost
    • Social Bridge  3rd Monday, 10 a.m. – Contact Ellen Friedman or Jean Light

Play Readers’ Group, 3rd Monday, 12:30 p.m.

Play Readers meet on the third Monday of the month in members’ homes.  Members of the group read a play chosen by the hostess of the month.  Because of the nature of the group, the size is limited.  Members will be contacted with meeting details.  Contact Marilyn Fletcher for more details.

Book Groups

Book groups are a popular activity.  These meet monthly to discuss books the members choose.  Book selections for the year are made at the group’s June meeting.  Reviewers and hosts rotate on a voluntary basis.  Literature I and Literature II groups read fiction, and occasionally non-fiction.  Reading Reality reads non-fiction.  In addition to branch groups, ¡Adelante! is a book discussion group sponsored by the AAUW St. Louis InterBranch Council.

    • Literature I  3rd Thursday, 9:30 a.m.  Contact Alice Crippen
    • Literature II   4th Monday, 11:00 a.m.  Contact Joyce Katz or Erlaine Eltomi
    • Reading Reality  2nd Tuesday, 1:00 p.m.  Contact Marcia Block or Mary Kay Wolfe
    • AAUW ¡Adelante!  4th Thursday, 1:30 p.m. January, February, March, April, May.  Meets by ZOOM.  This is a regional AAUW group Learn more here.

Movie Group, 4th Thursday, 11:15 a.m.  

The Movie Group is rather like a book group, reviewing and discussing movies.  Participants see selected movies, then get together to discuss them and make selections for the next month.  All that’s required is a love of movies and discussion.  Meetings are held at a local restaurant private room.  Contact Ann Campion Riley or Mersine Kallaos for more details.

Out-To-Lunch, 3rd Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.

This group meets at different restaurants in the metropolitan St. Louis area on the third Wednesday of each month.  It provides an excellent way to get acquainted with branch members and guests in a small group setting.  Time and place are published in the monthly branch newsletter, and in the Friday branch note.  Contact Ann Hansen, Mary Biggs, or Barb McQuitty for a reservation.

 Golf meets every Monday, May through October

Our Golf group plays nine holes every Monday at different courses around the area during the season, May through October.  All skill levels above beginner are welcome.  Golfers are notified of each play date by telephone or email.  Contact Elaine Frost or Ben Wait for information.

Expressions, 1st Tuesday, 1 p.m.,  Holy Cross Lutheran Church

This group meets on the first Tuesday of the month to work on creative projects.  All are invited to come create, craft and socialize together.  See the monthly branch newsletter for the craft announcements. At each meeting a different member leads various creative activities and crafts.  The group sponsors are Nancy Hutchins and Kay Meyer.  

The Walking Group, 4th Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., April through October

The Walking Group meets on the fourth Wednesday at a different area park each month from April through October.  Each walk will take about an hour with the pace varying for each walker.  Come and join us for a fun and healthy walk.  Park selections will be included in the newsletter.  Contact Michele Mangnall for more information.