Discussion Groups

Book Clubs

Desert Beekeepers, A Sherlock Holmes Book Club

Meets the first Friday of each month from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Read and discuss the Sherlock Holmes detective short stories and novels by Arthur Conan Doyle.

Mystery Book Club

Meets the second Monday of each month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Do you love Mysteries? Do you enjoy being part of a group that loves reading "who-done-its" whether they are courtroom thrillers or crazies? Want to discuss these books with other mystery lovers & discover new authors? Join the Mystery Book Club, where you meet new people and discuss the books that you love. Call the Community Center for a list of up-coming mysteries.

Discussion Groups

Men's Discussion Group ... COMING IN 2022

The group will meet every Monday from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.  Guest speakers are selected from experienced professionals in their field. Their presentations include a wide range of relevant and useful topics with emphasis on issues of importance to seniors. Our gentlemen members are given an opportunity to participate through discussion and unstructured question and answer periods. This arrangement provides a richly rewarding and mutually beneficial shared experience. An example of topics include: health, personal wellbeing, community affairs, environmental, social and retirement lifestyles that foster the on-going interest of learning.

Men's Discussion Group Proposed Speakers in 2022

Date Speaker Topic
January 31 Jerry Butler FH Sanitary District
February 7 Eric Prochnow Tourism
February 14 Bill Craig McDowell Mtn Preserve
February 21 President's Day CC closed
February 28 Dave Ott FH Fire Dept
March 7 Ted Blank Mars Helicopter
March 14 FH Medical Center Overview of new center
March 21 Paul Garvey Wildfires Out West
March 28 To be confirmed Alzheimer's & Brain Function
April 4 Diane & David Reesor Myanmar/Burma
April 11 To be confirmed parks
April 18 Eric Landau Great Highland & Parlor Bagpipes
April 25 Albert Nelson Fort McDowell Reservation & the Yavapai Tribe
May 2 JoAnn Gerardo WomenHeart
May 9 Grady Miller Town Manager
May 16 To be confirmed TBD
May 23 Tony Motley AMHA/Valley Care & Veterans Alliance

Memoir Group - Writing Life Stories

Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Memoir Writer's Group welcomes anyone who wishes to write or who is already writing some stories of their lives.

Table Talk for Women

Meets every Thursday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Join this great bunch of women every week for friendly conversation about current events or experiences, past and present. This group occasionally plans activities away from the Center as well.

Women Singles Group

Meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  This is a group for single women who are "retired", semi-retired, or wanna-be-retired ladies who would like to share activities and discussions. The group decides its own agenda and plans many outside activities.

Music Groups

Swing Time Music

Meets the third Tuesday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Swing Time is all about the pure joy of hearing the original recordings from that magical era when swing was king. It was a time of big bands, crooners and singing groups, grand ballrooms, dance contests, and dance crazes.

We Remember... We Discuss... We Learn... We Have Fun!

Golden Age of Radio

Meets the first Thursday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Check out the many radio shows that are available for your entertainment. Whether you enjoy mystery, drama, or comedy, there is something for everyone. Sit back and enjoy the best of the best. In addition to the current selection of tapes & CD's, Golden Age of Radio offers MP3 discs for loan to our members.

We Listen... We Discuss... We Learn... We Have Fun!

Jam Session

We are currently seeking an interest for musicians to join in a "Circle of Music". Please share your interest with us at the Community Center so we can take the next step in forming a group of musical enthusiast.

Spanish Groups (on HOLD through January)

Advanced Conversational Spanish

Meets every Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Advanced Conversational Spanish is open to all ages who have Spanish skills and would like to practice speaking the language.

Spanish Two

Meets every Thursday from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.  Spanish Two is Intermediate Spanish. This program is intended for those who have a Spanish language background. For those who seek Beginners Spanish courses, please visit the Community Services department's recreational programs.

Community Center Membership is required to participate in the discussion groups listed above.