The Laguna Beach Branch has several Interest Groups where members can come together to share their common interests in a particular area. If you would like to join any of the groups or attend any of their events, please contact the chairperson. Scheduled events are listed in our Laguna Waves newsletter and on the Calendar page.
Meeting schedules listed on this page are subject to change. Please refer to the Laguna Waves newsletter or Calendar page of this website. Branch members may refer to the Members Only pages for contact information. Others may e-mail the webmaster via the Contact page.
The interest group coordinators for our branch are Deana Pink and Barbara Antonacci.
> Download the 2012-2013 Interest Groups Flyer
The group makes monthly field trips to art galleries, museums, artists studios, private collections and art walks. See the Calendar page for the next meeting time and place.
Chair: Deana Pink.
Meeting schedule: 3rd Thursday, 11 a.m
The group meets approximately every other month in members' homes to read and discuss poetry. Members bring poems to share or just come to listen and enjoy. In addition to the meetings, the group holds periodic poetry salons. See the Calendar page for the next meeting time and place.
Chairs: Barbara Antonacci (photo) and Lorraine O-Donnell
Meeting schedule: 2nd Thursday, every other month, 1:30 p.m.
The group meets on a Wednesday evening once per month in members' homes to discuss a different book each month. See the Calendar page for the current book title and meeting place.
Chairs: Peggie Thomas and Deana Pink
Meeting schedule: 4th Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
The group meets on a Friday morning once per month in members' homes to discuss a different book each month. See the Calendar page for the current book title and meeting place.
Chair: Jean Brotherton
Meeting Schedule: 4th Friday, 10:15 a.m.
Wine and Whine
The group meets to enjoy a glass of wine and fun-filled conversation at a local pub. Come join us, relax and unwind!
Chair: Barbara Hamkalo
Meeting Schedule: 3rd Thursday, 5 p.m.
Writing Critique (in work)
The new group, still in the planning stages, will meet to critique material they have written. Participation will be limited to a small number of persons.
Chair: Deana Pink
Meeting Schedule: to be announced
Several times a year our branch holds salons on various subjects of interest to our members. Members gather in an informal social setting to hear about and discuss the topic. Salons may feature the arts, philosophy, literature, poetry, travel, antiques, etc., or feature an expert discussing their fields of endeavor and how women and girls relate to them.
All branch members are invited to participate in the salons, which are announced in our Laguna Waves newsletter and on the Calendar page.