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 and travel.
Most groups have resumed in-person meetings, while others continue to meet via Zoom.
If a group has an opening for new members, you’ll see contact information.
Campus Book Club - meeting on UCLA campus. Open to new members. Fourth Thursdays, 12:15 p.m. Email Sheila Mann
Thousand Oaks Book Club - meeting in person, open to new members. Second Thursdays, 10 a.m. Email Diane McCaustland
San Fernando Retiree Book Club - meeting via Zoom
Brentwood Book Club - meeting in person
Board and Card Games
Intermediate Bridge - on hiatus. Third Thursdays, 11:45 a.m., UCLA. Planning on meeting in person soon. If interested, email Mary Petersen
Mah Jongg: West L.A. - meeting but has no openings.
Mah Jongg: Valley Intermediate - meeting in person, open to new members. Second and fourth Tuesdays, 10:15 a.m., Canoga Park. Email Karen Fond
Scrabble: Intermediate - Meeting in person at the Faculty Club. First Thursdays, 1:15 p.m., UCLA. Email Kathleen Olson
Hiking Group - Hikes are mostly in the LA area, with a varied schedule. See announcements for upcoming hikes in the bimonthly ERRC newsletter and email announcements. Participants are required to register for each hike. Hikes are listed with other "Upcoming Events" on the home page of this website; registration links are provided.
Play Reading Group - open to new members as readers or "audience." Meeting via Zoom. For time and link, email Rochelle Caballero and tell her you saw this UCLARA website notice.
August 10, Betrayal by Harold Pinter, on Zoom
September 14, Our Town by Thornton Wilder (postponed from June), on Zoom
October 12 - Radio Play - The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett, on Zoom
November 9 - The Rivals by Richard B. Sheridan, on Zoom
December 14 - to be determined
Plays subject to change.
For the latest group announcements, subscribe to the twice-monthly emails of the Emeriti/Retiree Relations Center (ERRC). Open to all UCLA retirees and emeriti. Sign up now.
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.