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Interest Groups


Members of NN can stay connected with shared interests. Please contact the coordinator with questions or if want to join a group.

Northampton Neighbors of all ages are welcomed at Interest Groups.

 

Do you have an idea for a group? Something you want to share? Or learn more about?

Please let us know---we can help you start up a new interest group.

 

Want a ride?  Call 413 341 0160 Please give us a week to arrange a ride. We’ll do our best!




Bocce Group
BOCCE ANYONE? Looking for people interested in playing bocce. Bocce is a fun Italian bowling game, and there are good courts in Easthampton. Bocce is such a great social time, offering players of all levels the opportunity to have fun and meet up with new friends and old. Plus, you get to be outdoors, enjoy a lovely evening, and who can’t love a game that balances a bocce ball in one hand, and a glass of vino in the other?! This is a group of NN Members and non-members, Novices, and experts all welcome!

Coordinator: Susan Carmichael
susancarmichael2001@gmail.com
(208) 890-3885


Gardeners Group
The NN Gardeners Group is being organized by Julie Abramson and Sally Popper.Some possible activities for the group are: Plant exchanges twice a summer (or more often) at each others’ gardens and brainstorming about garden issues. Monthly meetings from October - April with talks and discussion on gardening topics possible in the winter months.

 
Co-coordinators: Julie Abramson & Sally Popper

jabramson@albany.edu
(413) 585-0719

sdpopper@gmail.com
(413) 727-8016



 
Hiking Group
The hiking group has been busy exploring the Pioneer Valley the last few months facilitated by Lewis Popper . These experienced hikers meet on Fridays weather permitting, for a 3-4 mile, 1 1/2 - 2 hour hike in the hills within 45 minutes of Northampton. Please note, the group skips some Fridays or changes hike time.

 
Coordinator: Lewis Popper lewis.popper@gmail.com
(413) 727-8016


 
Monthly Movies
This group chooses a movie to attend together once a month and meets for a meal in Amherst together, either before or afterwards, depending on the timing of the movie. Members of the group give rides to each other.

 
Coordinator: Peter Titelman
petertitelman@gmail.com
(413) 586-0215

 
Political Discussion Group
POLITICAL DISCUSSION GROUP is comprised of those of us who are avid followers of the news and politics in these turbulent times. We meet on a monthly basis and discuss events in the news, editorials and articles we have read, books that are relevant, and political activism. The meetings rotate between the houses of different members who volunteer. The political discussion interest group meets monthly on Fridays at 10 AM. All are welcome but please RSVP by sending an email to the organizer, David Arbeitman


Coordinator:David A ARBEITMAN
DArbeitman@gmail.com
(413) 313-5705


 
Science Fiction Reading Group
Sara Lennox is interested in recruiting members for a science fiction reading group.

 
Coordinator:Sara Lennox
sarajlennox@gmail.com
(413) 584-4982


 
Knitting Group
The Northampton Neighbors Knitting Group, facilitated by Sally Popper (sdpopper@gmail.com), will be meeting on the third Thursday of each month from 3:00-5:00 pm. We will meet at different members' homes each month. Please bring your projects. We aren’t prepared for very beginning knitters—no organized classes here, but lots of support for people who run into problems. We’ll be knitting and gabbing till 5.

 
Coordinator:Sally D Popper
sdpopper@gmail.com
(413) 727-8016