Discussion Groups

Book Clubs

Desert Beekeepers, A Sherlock Holmes Book Club

Meeting by Zoom on the first Friday of each month from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Read and discuss the Sherlock Holmes detective short stories and novels by Arthur Conan Doyle. The group is currently meeting virtually.

Mystery Book Club

Meets the second Monday of each month from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  Do you love Mysteries? Do you enjoy being part of a group that loves reading "who-done-its" whether they are courtroom thrillers or crazies? Want to discuss these books with other mystery lovers & discover new authors? Join the Mystery Book Club, where you meet new people and discuss the books that you love. Call the Community Center for a list of up-coming mysteries.

Discussion Groups

Men's Discussion Group (Resumes October 3rd)

The group will meet every Monday from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.  Guest speakers are selected from experienced professionals in their field. Their presentations include a wide range of relevant and useful topics with emphasis on issues of importance to seniors. Our gentlemen members are given an opportunity to participate through discussion and unstructured question and answer periods. This arrangement provides a richly rewarding and mutually beneficial shared experience. An example of topics include: health, personal wellbeing, community affairs, environmental, social and retirement lifestyles that foster the on-going interest of learning.

American Sign Language - Beginners

This meetup will focus on conversational American Sign Language, finger spelling, vocabulary, and sentence structure. The group will also be given practice skills that students can do at home with the use of a computer. Space is limited. The session is peer-led.

American Sign Language - Advanced

This meetup is next level after completing the American Sign Language for beginner's class. Space is limited. The session is peer-led.

Fountain Pens - This is NOT a memoir group

Meets on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Join others writers who write fiction, non-fiction, and travel stories. Get feedback from other writers. Learn more about being a better writer. Those who are just beginning to write are welcome.

Memoir Group - Writing Life Stories

Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Memoir Writer's Group welcomes anyone who wishes to write or who is already writing some stories of their lives.

Table Talk for Women

Meets every Thursday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Join this great bunch of women every week for friendly conversation about current events or experiences, past and present. This group occasionally plans activities away from the Center as well.

Women Single's Group

Meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  This is a group for single women who are "retired", semi-retired, or wanna-be-retired ladies who would like to share activities and discussions. The group decides its own agenda and plans many outside activities.

Music Groups

Swing Time Music - Resumes October 20th

Meets the third Tuesday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Swing Time is all about the pure joy of hearing the original recordings from that magical era when swing was king. It was a time of big bands, crooners and singing groups, grand ballrooms, dance contests, and dance crazes.

We Remember... We Discuss... We Learn... We Have Fun!

Golden Age of Radio - Resumes October 1st

Meets the first Thursday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Check out the many radio shows that are available for your entertainment. Whether you enjoy mystery, drama, or comedy, there is something for everyone. Sit back and enjoy the best of the best. In addition to the current selection of tapes & CD's, Golden Age of Radio offers MP3 discs for loan to our members.

We Listen... We Discuss... We Learn... We Have Fun!

Open Jam Session

All instruments are welcome! Musicians are encouraged to participate in this weekly Wednesday jam session which meets from 2 to 4 p.m.. This is an informal gathering of people who like to make music. Community Center membership is required.

Ukulele Players

Meets on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. This program is for beginners concentrating on popular genres of music, i.e. Pop, Folk, Hawaiian, Oldies. Please bring your own ukulele. Loaner ukuleles available for first-time players. Chord chart and sheet music will be provided to new players. Community Center membership is required.

Spanish Groups

Advanced Conversational Spanish

Meets, generally, every Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Advanced Conversational Spanish is open to all ages who have Spanish skills and would like to practice speaking the language. Community Center membership is required.

Spanish Two

Meets every Thursday from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.  Spanish Two is Intermediate Spanish. This program is intended for those who have a Spanish language background. For those who seek Beginners Spanish courses, please visit the Community Services department's recreational programs.

Community Center Membership is required to participate in the discussion groups listed above.