Interest Groups

We offer a wide variety of monthly activities for our members. Check our monthly newsletter, The Triad, for dates, times, and locations if not provided below. Check your Membership Directory for coordinators’ names, phone numbers, and email addresses. Feel free to contact us for more information about any of our interest groups.

Anyone Who Has Read the Book meets on the 3rd Friday of the month at 10 a.m. at Orinda Books.  Contact Susan Wilson or Mary Mlynek

Best Sellers/Critics’ Choice Book Group  join this group at the beginning of the year and pay a fee for one book. Books are rotates with members on the 1st of the month. The last book of the year becomes yours to keep.  Contact Andrea Green

Biking meets on the first Thursday  of the month at 9:00 a.m. at varying locations. Contact Diane Bell (in directory) for details

Bocce Ball There are two bocce ball courts at the Moraga Commons available on Monday mornings. This casual group is open to all OML members. No experience necessary! We also participate in Tuesday evening bocce ball league games, usually beginning in early May and going through the end of August. First and third Mondays, 10 am

Daytime Movie Group
Currently inactive and looking for a chairperson.  This group will go to a movie in the early afternoon, then go out immediately after for coffee/dessert to discuss the movie. Members will share responsibility via rotation for selecting the movie, theater and movie time.

Evening Salon
Are you interested in lively and engaging discussion about issues of the day?  Social issues, cultural issues, the arts, and some political issues.  Join us for a casual get together in members’ home on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. and on Zoom the 4th Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Contact Denise Burian

Financially Savvy Women – a new special interest group for women who would like to meet every other month and discuss the following topics — understanding the details of my net worth, how to estimate my cash flow and how do I want to spend it, how much do I need to understand about my investments, what estate plans do I have and should I share them with my family, when and where should I go for help with my finances, and what are “red flags” for any woman’s finances?
To sign up or get more information contact Peggy Cabiness

GIG  Games Interest Group.  Currently Inactive.  Looking for a leader. Monthly meetings on the second Friday of each month in member homes. A variety of games are selected and played by the hostess.

Golf  meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at various courses. Contact Janita Gee for details.

Great Decisions meets on 2nd Wednesday each month by zoom.  Contact Judy Helder

Hiking. If you want outdoor exercise and good conversation along the way join us! The hiking group walks alternate Saturday mornings in a variety of East Bay Parks led by a park naturalist or by one of us. Carpool time is 9 am in Moraga or Orinda depending on the location of the hike. Hiking difficulty ranges from easy to moderate and trails are 3-4 miles long.  Return is around noon.  Contact Marilyn Evans or Ellen Beans to join the email list.

International Travel  Members spouse and friends meet virtually with a rotating host who shares international travel talk from a chosen trip or a chosen travel game. When possible we will meet in person and share some wine, speciality beverage and nibbles.  We generally meet the first Saturday of the month.  In person at 6:30PM.  Virtually would be 7PM. Contact Sara Lautenbach for further details.

Let’s Go to the Movies   This once active group needs a new chairperson and some revitalization. Format: members and their spouses or friends see the movie in the theaters or at home at their convenience and then meet for a discussion of the film. Those attending will choose the next month’s movie. In the past, the group has met on the third Friday, at 7 pm

Memoirs and Musings   Everyone has a story. This is a sharing, supportive group with all levels of writing experience. Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month 1-3 pm usually in members homes.  Contact Carol Messinger.

Museum and Gorgeous Gardens  dates, times, and venues are publicized in the AAUW-OML Newsletter as events are planned.  Contact Trudy Barron or Marjorie Singler