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AFFINITY GROUPS


Our members often discover they have common interests and then decide to form "affinity groups" that allow them to explore these interests together.

RUN BY MEMBERS

Whether it be playing a particular board game, engaging in a hobby, or getting together to discuss fascinating topics, members of the Pasadena Village enjoy gathering in small groups to share their common bonds. See our current affinity groups below. Find many of our group’s gatherings listed in our Event Calendar.

Many members are interested in joining a Committee to make new friendships by working with their peers on a committee for the betterment of the Village.

Find Out About Our Committees Here.



HOW AFFINITY GROUPS WORK

An affinity group is composed of 3 or more Village members who share a common interest.

  • Affinity groups have a defined (but open) membership and are self-led.

  • Groups plan their own meetings and activities.

  • While groups have designated leaders, all group members are responsible for the group's success.

 

CURRENT AFFINITY GROUPS

Check below to see what piques your interest! 

1619 Project, Racism in America Discussion Group

Join twice a month for conversations and guest speakers on the impact of racism in our lives.

 

Adventurous Diners

Members try various ethnic restaurants with an emphasis on the vegetables or the vegetable dishes they serve.

 

Bridge Group

Gather with other members once a month to play this classic card game. 

 

Cultural Explorations Club

Monthly potluck dinner at a member’s home with a discussion of cultural topics related to classical short stories, poems or films selected by members.

 

Hiking Group

Members hit the trails for moderate hikes in the local mountains and canyons.

 

Memoir Writing

Members offer one another support as they pursue their personal writing projects. Pasadena Village currently has 3 active memoir writing groups who meet regularly on Zoom.

 

Men’s Time

The men of the Village meet once a month on Zoom and once a month for lunch in person to get to know one another and share their life experiences.

Thursday Book Club

This group meets and discusses a book monthly. Selections, both fiction and non-fiction, are recommended by members.

 

Urban Walkers

Members take turns leading the group on 2 to 4 miles walks on Friday mornings in various neighborhoods in the greater Pasadena area.

 

EZ Walkers

A weekly walk for those who prefer something more laid back.

 

Women’s Groups

Members meet weekly or bi-weekly to provide mutual support and to form deeper connections with one another.

 

Critical Issues

Members read about and discuss important issues of the day.

 

Ping Pong

Members enjoy camaraderie over this fun game. Held at the Village office. Join in or be a spectator. Paddles and balls provided.

 

The Village People LGBTQ+ Group

Members and allies of the LGBTQ+ Community meet once a month for support and socializing. 

Spanish Conversation

Members meet to sharpen their Spanish speaking and reading skills.

 

Neighborhood Gatherings

A place to meet members who live in your general neighborhood. See the calendar. Each of the six neighborhoods' meetings is directed and scheduled by its members.

 

Spirit Talk

Members discuss topics relating to spiritual exploration and growth. All ideas and views are open for discussion and sharing. 

 

Genealogy Group

Members explore their roots or ancestors, who they were, where they came from, family legends, and finding new stories using Ancestry or Family Search.

 

Village Garden Group

Members meet monthly on Sunday afternoon, rotating among their large or tiny gardens, sharing the joys (and the inevitable, occasional disappointments) of gardening.

 

Village Knitters

Meet every other Tuesday and work on your fiber arts project at a member’s home.

 

Wise Aging Discussion Group

Saturday discussions of books related to aging at a coffee shop in Altadena.

 

Pasadena Village, 236 W. Mountain Street, #104, Pasadena, California 91103
626-765-6037 • info@pasadenavillage.org