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Interest Groups for Members

Do you have an interest that you would like to share with other Village members? We can help you start a new group or join an existing one. Contact to let us know. Current and intermittently active groups are listed below. Please note: If a group is full, you may be placed on a waiting list. 
Group Leader........... Description
Bill Franz Take a leisurely one-hour walk in the Newburyport area on Thursday afternoons.

Movie Kitty Krajci Informal meet-ups, usually on Wednesdays, at local movie theaters with an opportunity for group discussion afterwards. Venues: The Screening Room, the Newburyport Library, Salisbury theaters, and an occasional trip into Boston will be considered.   

Writing Group   Paula Wright   Monthly meetings with members who are interested in exercising and improving their writing skills. By actively listening to sample readings, members provide constructive feedback.
  Maria Sterk   From 4:00 to 5:00 PM on Tuesdays (spring to fall weather permitting), this group meets at the Senior/Community Center at the bocce ball courts. 
Plein Air

Fran Butsavich
Betty Harrington
On Tuesdays at 3:00 PM weather permitting, this group meets for "plein air light" in various bucolic spots in the greater Newburyport area. Some members have lots of experience while others have little, but they all enjoy the outdoors, hone their skills, and share insights while sketching and painting. 
Book Group
This group meets at Illume Books in Newburyport to discuss their readings.
Village Gardeners
Bill Franz This group created and maintains the Village Garden located on the rail trail along the Merrimack River opposite the Osprey sculpture.


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