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ACTIVITY GROUPS
We have a great many activity groups for our members. Check out our activity groups and take part!  We look forward to seeing you there.
Blade and Spade - Blade and Spade usually meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month for lectures and field trips to places such as Bonsai Gardens, Watson's, Sunnycrest, etc., within the Washington area. 
Bocce Ball - Letís play Bocce! Calling all Bocce players or ďwant-to-be'sĒ. Weíve been having good turnouts with spirited games! We play on Friday afternoons at Donkey Creek Park, weather permitting.

Bridge
- All levels of bridge are invited to play.  We meet at 1pm on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Harbor Place at Cottesmore.

Book Clubs - Book Club 1 meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month, 1:00 p.m.; Book Club 2 meets on the 2nd Thursday, 1:00 p.m.; and Book Club 3 meets the 3rd Thursday, 1:00 p.m.. These clubs meet in membersí homes. Books are chosen by group members, and the monthly host facilitates the book discussions.
Bunco - Bunco Group 1 meets on the 1st Thursday of the month, 12:30 p.m.; and Bunco Group 2 meets on the 4th Thursday, 12:30 p.m.  Bunco is a fast, easy, fun game, and no experience is necessary.  Just roll the dice, count the spots!

Casino
- Casino Goers: We normally meet the 3rd Saturday of odd numbered months and carpool to the casino.  All are welcome.

Cocktailers - Cocktailers meets on the 4th Saturday evening of each month, 6:00 p.m., at members'  homes for hors d'oeuvres, drinks and good conversation.
Computer Club - The purpose of the Computer Club is for members to help each other with computer problems and to share knowledge about software and computer operations.  Members meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 1:30 p.m., at the Gig Harbor Library.
Dog Walking - All dogs welcome, big or little, and bring your humans with you for walks in local parks or the downtown area.  We meet weekly at various times and places.
Friday Night Out - Couples meet on the first Friday of each month to enjoy cocktails, light hors d'oeuvres and dinner.  Each month, the activity is hosted by one of the couples.  Hosts serve their choices of cocktails or other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and light hors d'oeuvres.  Hosts also coordinate dinner arrangements and other activities, such as games or discussions.
Genealogy Group - This is a small, informal group whose objective is to explore family history, research tools and techniques, and share experiences.  The group typically meets on the 3rd Friday of the month, 2:30 p.m., at the Gig Harbor Library. GHWC Genealogy Group Website

Hiking Group
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Members hike at various sites in the Washington area. 


Kayaking
- Members kayak in local waters, depending on the weather.
Lunch Bunch - Lunch Bunch meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 11:30 a.m., at local restaurants.  Members combine good food with companionship and conversation
Mah Jongg Group - Mah Jongg players meet every Tuesday at Canterwood Country Club. They play the American version of Mah Jong (with a card) from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM.
Menís  Breakfast  Group - Each member volunteers to choose a month to plan an event.  We normally meet on the 2nd Saturday of the month and always enjoy good food, a brief program and each otherís company.
Menís Golf - Join us for a friendly round of golf on Mondays as long as the weather allows. New members can call for dates and times
Menís  Recreation  Group - This group tours various places of interest and lunches together on the 3rd Thursday of the month.
Needle Arts - This group normally meets on the first Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in members' homes. Members visit and eat lunch, while working on all kinds of needle arts projects (quilting, needle point, cross stitching, crocheting, knitting, etc.).
Pinochle - Double-Deck Pinochle meets on the third Tuesday of the month, 6:00 pm, on the second floor at Mallardís Landing. Our goal is to play four rounds of four hands each, though our curfew is 10:00 pm. We also play three tables with four per table, and we welcome anyone who is a Welcome Club member.
Sailing Group The Sailing Group meets once or twice a month from May to October for 3 to 5 hour day sails on a Catalina 310 sailboat. No sailing experience is required, just a love of being out on the water.
Tennis - All levels of tennis players are welcome.  We meet at various locations, typically on Fridays, in Gig Harbor as weather permits.
Theatre - Group tickets are purchased at local theatres in Tacoma, Bremerton, Gig Harbor and Olympia.  Each matinee event is typically followed by dinner.
Travel Club - The Travel Club normally meets on the second Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m., in membersí homes to plan car, train, and/or cruise trips. To view GHWC Travel Group slideshows, click HERE.
Walking Group - This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month, 10:00 a.m., to walk in various areas in and around Gig Harbor.  It's for people who enjoy a good walk - about 1-1/2 to 2 hours - camaraderie and fun!

Note: Each of the above groups is listed on the application form.  Simply check or circle the groups in which you are interested, and the membership chairman will notify the activity coordinator, who will, in turn, contact you.  If by any chance you do not receive a call, then call the name and number listed for that activity in the newsletter that you will be provided.