Activity Groups: H thru Z

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

Hiking & Cross Country Skiing (Mondays, 9:20 AM)
In the fall and spring, participants meet weekly on Monday mornings for 2-3 hour hikes on woodland and park trails. During the winter months, snow permitting, members cross country ski on area trails. Walkers meet at the Plantations’ parking lot in Forest Home at the corner of Arboretum and Caldwell roads. In winter, the group meets at the Cornell golf course parking lot on Warren Road.

Contact: Barbara Nussbaum (607 257 6906) barbnussb@gmail.com, or Emily Tracy (607 533 3595) emilytracy@hotmail.com

Just Coffee (1st and 3rd Fridays, 10:00 AM)
Join us for coffee (or tea) and conversation. No prepping, no hosting, just show up. All you are responsible for is purchasing your own coffee or tea. We meet at Ithaca Bakery, Triphammer Marketplace.

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

Mah Jongg (Intermediate, 2nd & 4th Fridays, 1:30 PM)
We are a group of Intermediate players who get together twice a month to play American Mah Jongg. We meet at homes of members. Come join us!

Contact: Iris Lupu – Instructor and leader (917  589 5094) irislupu51@hotmail.com or Lena Trancik (607 257 5686) lgt2@cornell.edu

Performers Group (3 programs a year, dates TBA)
Performers Group is for members who play an instrument or sing and who wish to share their music with others in an informal setting.  We welcome listeners who do not perform but who enjoy the gathering of amateur musicians and the interesting and often memorable programs that result.  We encourage performance on a variety of instruments and levels.  There are usually three Monday evening meetings during the year at the members’ homes.  The programs begin at 7:30 PM on Monday evening or 3 PM on Sunday and typically last about an hour with refreshments following the music.  Our dues are $2 to cover mailings and special expenses.

Contact: Charette Wheelis (607 272 1042) charette1042@gmail.com or Jane Dieckmann (607 273 2133) dickjane201@gmail.com

Quilting (1st Wednesday, 1:00 PM)
Experienced and novice quilters meet monthly in members homes to exchange information, discuss techniques, show their projects, and enjoy special presentations given by members.

Contact: Sarah Hatcher (607 257 2984) sshatcher@gmail.com

Ukulele, Intermediate (Friday afternoon)
We Play and sing together once a week.  If you have never played the Uke, we will help you find a learning group to get started. If you already know how to play a little, or a lot, we hope you will join us for some fun.
Beginner note: we will help connect you with a beginner group.

Contact: Ruth Hopkins (607 257 9778) rah27@cornell.edu

Wanderers (several trips per year)
Wanderers explore the back roads, history, and culture of our region. Tours include, among others: museums, historic buildings, galleries, studios and workshops, and wineries. Transportation is via car pool.

Contact: Elke Schofield (607 272 9476) elke.schofield@icloud.com or Nora Shang         (607 216 7499) nshang3@gmail.com

What Do You Know (2nd Tuesday, 7:30 PM)
A monthly get together to let you mount the soapbox and expound on a topic that interests you. A chance to research or recall, and recount. This is meant to be a somewhat quirky, quite informative, and endlessly entertaining. A topic will be put on the table, and whomsoever wishes will get up to 10 minutes (yes there will be a timer) to give a talk on it or something somehow related to it. For example: the topic could be “GREEN” or perhaps “ADVICE FROM YOUR MOTHER”, or even “WHAT I FOUND GROWING IN MY HOUSE”. The topic will be given out before each meeting so you’ll have a chance to think about it. There will be a maximum of 6 speakers at each meeting. And if you don’t want to speak, then come and listen!

Contact:  Karen Koyanagi k2koyanagi@yahoo.com or Raf Chew (607 339 8231) rafchew@yahoo.com

Wine Explorers (Monthly)
Open to any Campus Club Member with an interest in wine. This is a coed Activity Group, Members and their spouse/partner/guest are invited to share in this adventure through the world of wine.

Monthly meetings are scheduled September through June at Wineries, Wine Shops, and Member’s homes to learn about winemaking, taste our way around the globe, share a special wine or experience a food pairing event. We will share expenses at each meeting.

Contact: Susan Seaver (607 533 0005) susan.seaver@hotmail.com or Liz Elser (607 539 6707) elser.liz@gmail.com

Hatha Yoga   NEW!   (Fridays, 9:30 – 11 AM)
This yoga gathering is for the beginning to intermediate yogi. We will incorporate a brief meditation, various asanas, and follow our one hour session with an optional gathering afterward.

Contact: Sharon Howrey (303 910 2898) fish54@gmail.com

Yoga for Life (Wednesdays,  8:00-9:30 AM)
Led by Gisela Konrad, a certified yoga instructor with over 20 years of experience, the purpose of this class is to achieve a sense of balance and health in both mind and body. Instruction emphasizes postures to stretch, strengthen, and relax the body. No previous yoga experience is necessary. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a floor mat. Meets weekly in the Edwards Room at Anabel Taylor Hall. Fee: $ 10 per class.

Contact: Mary Ann Bowman (607 272 2613) maryannb@lightlink.com or Ayako Timmons (607 257 2608) ayakotimmons@gmail.com

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