Interest Groups

Expand your knowledge and make friends at AAUW San Jose’s Interest Groups. These groups meet socially for mutual interests and hobbies. Members choose topics and places to meet. See the BONFIRE Newsletter (posted at right) for times, format (Zoom, in-person, or hybrid) and the contact person. If you don’t see a group that appeals to you, you are also welcome to start a new one.

Interest Groups include:

Art Appreciation
Members take trips to regional art museums. Trips have included the Asian Art Museum, Legion of Honor Museum, de Young Museum, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, and Rengstorff House.

Different groups of members gather to play Bridge for Social and Duplicate, Day and Evening.

Book Discussions
A wide variety of book discussion groups meet mornings and evenings, including Mystery and World Literature.

Family History
Family history research trips have included Oakland Regional Family History Center, Sutro Library in San Francisco, and Santa Clara Family History Center.

Film Fans
Members take turns selecting films to see to provoke discussion or just have fun.

Game Night (on hiatus)
Members meet for fun and friendship playing games.

A new group formed in February 2024.  Come join!

Gourmet Cooking
Members gather for Light, Couples, and International, meals together.

Great Decisions Study Group
Members read and discuss current affairs. Topics of interest have included Middle East Realignment, Promoting Democracy, Cyber-security, Exit from Afghanistan & Iraq, State of the Oceans, and Energy Geopolitics.  There is a daytime and evening group.

Lunch Bunch
Members meet at local restaurants to enjoy friends over a good meal.

Spanish, French, German and Italian Conversation
Groups meet once a month during the day on Tuesdays.  All levels and learners welcome!

Weekend Walkers
Members meet for a one-hour walk on most Saturday and Sunday mornings. Once a month, members take turns planning an “off the trail” walk; that is, a walk somewhere other than the usual route on the Los Gatos Creek Trail. We’ve walked the Stairways of San Francisco and the Steps at San Jose’s Communication Hill, seen birds at Alviso and butterflies in Pacific Grove and followed a docent over unmarked trails in local Open Space Preserves.