Study and interest groups are a great way to get involved in the Portland Branch of AAUW. Interesting conversations occur in smaller group settings with like-minded women, and fast friendships can be made. Study/Interest groups enjoy the arts and culture, reading and study, food and fun. Non-members may attend a maximum of three Study/Interest group meetings prior to joining AAUW.
If you would like more information about any of the Study/Interest groups, please reach out to Study Group VP Linda Stern via email. If you have an idea for a new group that might appeal to other members, send Linda an email to discuss. For the most up-to-date information about the Study/Interest groups, please check out our monthly newsletter or this website's home page calendar.
Food & Fun
Breakfast in Bridgetown: Sample breakfasts at various restaurants and walk the neighborhood. Usually the second Thursday of the month. Mahjong:Beginning Mahjong lessons. Contact Mary Shaw byemail or at 503-9394589 if interested Wimpy Walkers: A walking group; 3 to 4 mile walks in the Portland area, with breakfast before or lunch afterwards. Usually the first Friday or Saturday of the month International Lunch Group:Enjoylunch at one of the many wonderful Portland international restaurants. Usually the fourth Monday of each month.
Curtain Call: Enjoy the performing arts. Usually the second Thursday of the month. First Tuesday Reader's Theatre: Coffee 10 am, Performance 10:30 a.m. Movie Mavens: Meet to discuss and select movies to view. Usually the second Friday of the month.
Books & Current Affairs
Current Affairs: Discussion group focusing on current affairs. Usually the first Tuesday of the month. Literary Comments & Criticism: Usually the third Tuesday of the month. Modern Fiction: An eclectic reading group with emphasis on recent publications. Usually the fourth Tuesday of the month Non-fiction Book Group I: Usually the third Wednesday of the month. Non-fiction Book Group II: Usually the third Friday of the month. Overbooked - A Reading Group: Usually the second Tuesday of the month Sleuth Sisters: The mystery book group. Usually the fourth Wednesday of the month.