Activity Groups: A thru G

Activity groups are the heart of the Campus Club at Cornell. It is here that members make new friends, learn and share ideas, develop skills and simply have a good time. A person who joins the Campus Club at Cornell may then attend as many activity groups as she likes.

A member may initiate a new activity group by contacting the Activities Chair, Jing-Ting Huang (iwannasoar@gmail.com)

Bird Study (Tuesdays,  8:30 AM  Sept to Nov and Apr to Jun)
The Bird Study Group meets weekly in the fall and spring for local field trips. During the winter (Dec to Mar) we meet monthly for social and educational programs. Birding destinations typically include: Stewart Park, Dryden Lake, Sapsucker Woods, Montezuma NWR, Shindagan Hollow, FLLT McIlroy Preserve, Summerhill State Forest, Meyers Point, Salmon Creek and others as determined by the group. We generally meet at a central location and carpool to the day’s viewing site. Birds observed are reported to the eBird citizen science program. Group members contribute $5 to cover our programming and printing expenses.

Contact: Susan Evans-Pond (607 279 4612) sevans7pond@me.com

Book Group I (3rd Monday, 2:00 PM)
This group meets monthly at the Lansing Library or St Catherine’s of Sienna for lively discussions led by various group members. We read both fiction and non-fiction. Books are chosen by the three group leaders from recommendations received from group members.

Contact: Marcia Jacobson (607 273 5735) marcia.jacobson@gmail.com, Barbara DiSalvo (607 273 9062) bdisalvo@twcny.rr.com or Anne Hobbs (607 279 9567) withane66@gmail.com

Book Group II (2nd Thursday, 1:30 PM)
Participants meet in members’ homes for lively literary discussions. Monthly book selections are based upon member suggestions and discussion leaders’ preferences.

Contact: Gail Carruth (607 279 2342) gailcarruth@gmail.com or Louise Sallinger (607 227 4777) lalou@aol.com

Book Group III (3rd Monday, 8:00 PM)
Participants meet in members’ homes for lively literary discussions. Monthly book selections are based upon member suggestions. Meets on the 3rd Monday of the month at 8:00 PM except in January, when we meet at 6:30 PM over a book-themed dish to pass dinner, and in June, also a dish to pass dinner at 6:30 PM. There are no meetings in July and August.

Contact: Laura Andolina (607 244 4095) andolina@aol.com

Bridge for Intermediate Players (Wednesdays, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm)
The bridge group meets weekly on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 until noon at the Cayuga Heights Fire Department. The playing environment is relaxed and friendly. Each player pays $1.00 at each meeting to cover bridge supplies and a donation to CHFD at the end of the season for use of the facility.

Contact: Pat Holmes (607 272 8253) pholmes2@twcny.rr.com or Erna Westwig (607 319 5275) rwestwig@stny.rr.com

CCC Road Cycling (Thursdays 1 PM Fall and Spring, 9 AM Summer)
This a group of non-competitive cyclists who like to explore local areas on bike. Most rides are between 15 and 20 miles; on the shorter side in the spring and longer as the season progresses. We ride on the roads with varying terrain, mostly rolling hills with occasional short climb. We will also stop at local eateries from time to time. Unless otherwise announced the default meeting locations is the Post Office on Warren Rd.

Contact: Marcie Robinson (607 266 8219) mrobi1586@gmail.com

CCC Easier Bike Option – Waterfront Trail (Thursdays, 1 PM Fall and Spring, 9 AM Summer)

This group meets at the Ithaca Farmer’s Market to bike the Waterfront Trail

Contact: Jan McCarrick (607 279 9964) janithaca@gmail.com or Kathy Hopkins (607 592 3025) kathy1122@gmail.com or Ruth Hopkins (607 351 8654) rah27@cornell.edu

Conversational Spanish (1st or 2nd Saturday, 10 AM)

Non-native speakers of all ability levels are welcome to join native speakers to practice and build confidence in speaking Spanish.

Contact: Jane Leff (443 564 5234) Janeleff134@gmail,com or Pilar Junco (607 280 2666)

French Conversation (3rd Friday, 11:45 AM to 2:30 PM)
Native and non-native French speakers meet monthly at the Cafe in Kendal at Ithaca (2230 N Triphammer Rd, Ithaca, NY) to enjoy conversation. If wished, a lunch can be purchased at the Cafe or brought along. Beginners are welcome.

Contact: Christina Wu (607 257 1766), chrisfwu28@gmail.com, Silence Michelet-Lowell (315 708 2424) S.michelet.lo@gmail.com

Games (2nd and 4th Tuesday of month, 10:00 AM)
Members who enjoy a gaming challenge meet twice a month to play a variety of card, word and board games. You can relive your childhood or get out that competitive edge to play old and new games. Alhambra, Catch Phrase,  Iota, Euchre,  Qwirkle, Ticket to Ride are just some of the games we have played.

Contact: Raf Chew (607 339 8231) rafchew@yahoo.com

Gardening (4th Friday of month, 10:00 AM)
This group requires member participation. Your gardening ideas translate into fabulous outings and gardening adventures. Please come join us if you like to garden and enjoy learning from each other as well as our community resources. We generally meet on the 4th Friday of every month at 10:00 AM.

Contact: Joan Lawrence  jlawrence30@twcny.rr.com or Ellen Lane (607 257 3129) ellenelizlane@yahoo.com 

Gourmet Diner’s Group (Monthly)

Members who love food and camaraderie, and husbands/partners are invited! We have a variety of cooking skills from beginners to advanced. Monthly dinners are scheduled September thru June, Members choose which night to attend and the Hostess chooses the menu and assigns the dishes. Specific dates are published in the group’s cookbook sold to members when they sign up at the September Fall Coffee.

Contact: Nora Shang (607 216 7499) nshang3@gmail.com or Holly Kazarinoff (607 592 3894) holly.kazarinoff@gmail.com

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