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Queen's University

Queen's Women's Association

  • Interest Groups

Interest Groups for QWA Members

Daytime Groups

 Group Meeting Date/Time Description

 Art Group

1st, 3rd, 5th Tuesdays,

1:00 - 3 pm

beginning September 17

 All levels of sketchers and painters welcome. Your choice of media; no oils please. Outdoors in good weather or at the clubhouse. No instruction, but we will share what we know and enjoy

 Book Discussion

4th Mondays,

1:30 – 3:30 pm, beginning September 23

Books for the year are chosen by consensus. Members review fiction, biography or autobiography, and other books of interest. Discussion is preceded by a poem.

 Bridge - Beginners


9:00 – 11:30 a.m.,

beginning September 19

An instructor teaches bridge.

 Bridge - Intermediate


9:00 - noon

beginning September 19 


 Bridge - Social Duplicate

1st, 3rd and 5th Mondays,

12:45 – 4 pm,

beginning September 16

Players change partners during the afternoon. Each player finishes with their own personal score.

 Dancing - Intermediate

Tuesday and Friday

9:00 am

beginning Sept 24

Beginners, please contact the coordinator

 Film Discussion

4th Wednesdays,

1:30 – 3:45 pm

beginning October 23

Various films suggested by members are shown with discussion following in the time remaining.

 French Conversation


11:30 am –1:00 pm

beginning September 23

Lunch and conversation.


4th Wednesdays

10 am-noon

beginning September 25

Anyone who is interested in their ancestors from anywhere in the world will be very welcome at our meetings, no matter how much or how little they know.


2nd and 4th Thursdays

1:30 – 3:30 pm

beginning September 26

We hike in the vicinity of Kingston followed by tea at the home of the leader of the hike.

 Investors' Circle



 This group is for those who have no investment experience.

Investors' Circle


3rd Tuesdays,

4:00 – 5:30 pm

beginning September 17

A virtual (no money) investment group. Investing experience is a prerequisite.

 Play Reading and Discussion

1st and 3rd Wednesdays

1:30 – 3:00 pm

beginning October 2

Focuses on plays performed locally at the Domino Theatre, Queen’s, or other venues.


1st Wednesdays,

9:30 – 11:30 am

beginning October 2

Participants read excerpts from their memoirs, poetry, passages of literary non-fiction, fiction and fragments of mysteries.

 Theme Luncheon

2nd Wednesdays,

11:45 am - ~2:00 pm, beginning October 9

Participants prepare a dish of their choice from recipes selected by the organizers of the theme event.

Evening Groups

 Group Meeting Date/Time Description

 Book Exchange

No meetings

First books available mid- to late-October

10 books published in the current year are circulated every four weeks. Sign up at the Summerhill reception or by 11 September

 Buffet Dinners with Guest

Sundays, intermittently

As members step forward to organize

Knitting and Needlework 

1st Mondays

7 – 9 pm,

beginning October 7

Gifts, sweaters/hats for newborns, joint quilt

**New Interest Groups are always welcome**

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