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Small Group Gatherings


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Our members often discover they have common interests and then decide to form "small group gatherings" 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 small group gatherings 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 and Teams Here.



HOW SMALL GROUP GATHERINGS WORK

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

  • Small group gatherings 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.

 

SMALL GROUP GATHERINGS IN PERSON

Adventurous Diners

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

 

Village Hikers

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 Brunch

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

 

TGIF on Thursday

End the week by joining fellow Village members on Thursday for a no host dinner out.

 

Village Very Happy Hour

Quench your thirst and stay cool at a no-host happy hour with fellow Village members.

 

Tech Time

A monthly gathering to learn about Apple products and get tech assistance for Apple items you may have.

 

Decluttering

Learn helpful tips and share resources on decluttering and downsizing. 

 

Movie Matinee

Join Villagers in a movie from all different genres. 

 

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.

 

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+) 

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

 

Village Schmoozendoodle

A creative schmooze with color, lines, suprises, and lots of oohs and ahhs.

 

Ladies Who Lunch

A no-host lunch for the ladies of the Village.

 

Late Risers Walking Group

A walking group for those of us who just can't get out earlier in the morning.

 

Village Art Group

A creative gathering for all artists and hobbyists.

 

Poker Club

Join in for a game of poker at a Villagers home, all levels welcome!

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.

 

Women’s Groups

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

 

Early Bird Coffee

Rise and shine! Enjoy the early morning on a Villager's patio with hot coffee and something delicious to go with it.

 

 

SMALL GROUP GATHERINGS ON ZOOM

1619, The Lingering Imprint

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

Spanish Conversation

Members meet to sharpen their Spanish speaking and reading skills.

Critical Issues

Members read about and discuss important issues of the day.

Women’s Groups

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

Memoir Groups

Share your excerpts from your memoir-in-progress and encourage others to keep writing.

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.

 

Adapting When Life Gets Tough

Deal with issues of stress, coping and adpating on the first and third Tuesday.

Village Caregivers Support Group

An opporutnity for Village caregivers to share feelings and receive emotional support with fellow Villagers walking the same path. Limited to members who are in a 24/7 care giving situation.

 

 

 

NEIGHBORHOOD GROUPS

Foothills

Altadena and La Canada neighbors meet on the first Wednesday at 9:30 AM.

Triple Zips

Neighbors who live in the south parts of Pasadena, San Gabriel, and South Pasadena meet on the third Wednesday at 3:30 PM.

Wild West

West Pasadena, Los Angeles, and Glendale neighbors meet on the last Wednesday a 11 AM.

Easteners

East Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, and Arcadia neighbors meet on the thrid Thursday at 12:30 PM.

 

 

GROUPS IN FORMATION

Civil Rights Discussion Group

Metro Excursions

"Where Were You When" Discussion Group

 

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