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!
Members try various ethnic restaurants with an emphasis on the vegetables or the vegetable dishes they serve.
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.
Members hit the trails for moderate hikes in the local mountains and canyons.
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.
The men of the Village meet once a month for lunch in person to get to know one another and share their life experiences.
End the week by joining fellow Village members on Friday for a no host dinner out.
Thursday Book Club
This group meets and discusses a book monthly. Selections, both fiction and non-fiction, are recommended by members.
Members take turns leading the group on 2 to 4 miles walks on Friday mornings in various neighborhoods in the greater Pasadena area.
Ping Pong Pals
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.
A creative schmooze with color, lines, suprises, and lots of oohs and ahhs.
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.
Knitting & Kibbitzing
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.
Village Brown Baggers
Frist Fridays at Noon, meet at a local park with your brown bag lunch to get to know each other.
Cultural Exploration Group (CEG)
Meet once a month at a Village Member's home for a potluck and explore cultural topics.
AFFINITY GROUPS ON ZOOM
1619 Project, Racism in America Discussion Group
Join twice a month for conversations and guest speakers on the impact of racism in our lives.
Members meet to sharpen their Spanish speaking and reading skills.
Members discuss topics relating to spiritual exploration and growth. All ideas and views are open for discussion and sharing.
Members meet weekly or bi-weekly to provide mutual support and to form deeper connections with one another.
Share your excerpts from your memoir-in-progress and encourage others to keep writing.
Discss your interest in advancements in science on the second Monday at 4:00 PM.
Adapting When Life Gets Tough
Deal with issues of stress, coping and adpating on the first and third Tuesday.
Members explore their roots or ancestors, who they were, where they came from, family legends, and finding new stories using Ancestry or Family Search.
Members read about and discuss important issues of the day.
Altadena and La Canada neighbors meet on the first Wednesday at 9:30 AM.
Neighbors who live in the south parts of Pasadena, San Gabriel, and South Pasadena meet on the third Wednesday at 3:30 PM.
West Pasadena, Los Angeles, and Glendale neighbors meet on the last Wednesday at 3:30 PM.
East Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, and Arcadia neighbors meet on the thrid Thursday at 12:30 PM.
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