AGED TO PERFECTION — We meet for wine tasting three times a year on Wednesday, 3:00-5:00 p.m., with a fourth meeting at a local winery. Our group is currently full and we do not anticipate having any openings for some time. Contact Judy Barrile (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Caryl Kehoe (email@example.com)
COOKING WITH FRIENDS — Members enjoy a luncheon with UWC Cooking with Friends members and take home some delicious new recipes! Our original group will be closed until openings occur. Contact Betz Hanley (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Pat Williams (email@example.com) or Kay Kustanbauter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
DINNERS FOR 8 — “A jug of wine, a loaf of bread, and thy company”. Come join us once a month for good food and lively conversation in comfortable surroundings. We rotate four times in the year to someone’s home in groups of eight. It’s “pot luck” for all events, except when we go to restaurants for holidays (saving cooks a lot of work). Singles and couples are welcome. The cost is $5 per couple, $2.50 per single. Contact Teddy Nicholas (email@example.com) or Mary Ellen Beechan.
FUN WITH FOOD — Fun with Food has the largest membership of all our interest groups, constantly numbering over 150. We welcome anyone who wants to join. Many of our locations have limited space but all members have an equal chance of securing a seat at any given lunch. This year we are planning to have fun at RE Farm Café, Pamela’s Victorian Tea House in Bellwood, The Tavern and The Dream in Hollidaysburg. $5.00 fee covers printing and mailing costs. Contact Lurene Frantz (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Marilyn Gouran (email@example.com) or Marge Hymer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
KITCHEN FRIENDS — If you like cooking and love sharing recipes and good food with friends, please join us. This group will meet at lunchtime on the first Fridays of each month, with a few noted exceptions. A firmer schedule will be available at the fall reception and space is available to welcome new members. There will be a $5 registration fee to cover incidentals. Guests will be charged $10 at each monthly lunch they attend. This money is used to help defray the expenses of the hosts and cooks. Contact Jackie Sobel (email@example.com); Arlene Smeal (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Libby Dean (email@example.com)
LADIES AFTERNOON WINE TASTING –– This group meets three times a year to taste new wines and pair the wines with food that complement the wine. Members take turns presenting a program. There are currently 24 members and a waiting list. Contact Rosemary Zoumas (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Marilyn Mitinger (email@example.com)
LUNCHEONS FOR SIX— To plan a Lunch for Six, call for take-out, take them out, or take time to prepare and share your favorite recipes as the hostess once a year for five new or established friends. In order to meet everyone in the interest group, we hold two pot luck lunches per year. Our “season” spans October to May, except January. We gather on the first Wednesday of the month at 12:30 p.m. No fee is charged. Come and enjoy a monthly outing and the laughter that is a certainly. Contact Lurene Frantz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
WINE DIVAS –Members spend an enjoyable afternoon sampling new wines and visiting with friends. The group is currently full. Contact Lianne Groshel (email@example.com) or Nina Mulherin (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Susan Howe (email@example.com)