Do you have a hobby to pursue, a talent to discover, or a game to master? Join a UCLARA interest group to connect with other members who share your interests. Volunteer-led groups include book clubs, board and card games, play reading, travel and cooking.
In March 2020 many groups went on hiatus until it’s safe to meet again face to face. A few groups were able to adapt to Zoom. Some groups resumed in-person meetings in fall 2021 and others are in the planning stages.
If a group has an opening for new members, you’ll see contact information.
Campus Book Club - meeting via Zoom. Open to new members. Fourth Thursdays, 12:15 p.m. Email Pat Lotker
Thousand Oaks Book Club - meeting in person, open to new members. 2nd Thursdays, 10 a.m. Email Pat Lotker
San Fernando Retiree Book Club - meeting via Zoom
Ventura Book Club - meeting via Zoom
Brentwood Book Club - meeting via Zoom
Board and Card Games
Intermediate Bridge - on hiatus. Third Thursdays, 11:45 a.m., UCLA. Email Mary Petersen
Canasta - on hiatus.
Mah Jongg: West L.A. - meeting but has no openings.
Mah Jongg: Valley Intermediate - meeting in person in Canoga Park, open to new members. Second and fourth Tuesdays, 10:15 a.m., Canoga Park. Email Pat Lotker
Scrabble: Intermediate - on hiatus. Hoping to meet when the Faculty Club re-opens. First Thursdays, 1:15 p.m., UCLA. Email Hallie Masler
Hiking Group - on hiatus, planning to resume in 2022. See announcements in the ERRC Update. Most hikes in the LA area, schedule varies. Email Elizabeth Juncosa
Play Reading Group - meeting via Zoom - open to new members as readers or "audience." Email Rochelle Caballero
Login is at 7 p.m. Upcoming schedule:
Plays subject to change
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Starting a New Interest Group
Want to start a new group? There is always room for more and the possibilities are endless: photography, movies, chess, social happy hour, golf and much more. Starting a group is easy. Just follow the instructions in the UCLARA Interest Group Start-up Guide.
Questions about existing groups or about starting a group? Email Maggie McGinley, UCLARA Interest Groups chair. Include your name, contact information and details about an interest group you would like to see formed.