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There is no shortage of resident-run activity groups and social clubs at Covenant Woods. You’ll find dozens of often creatively named groups to join: the Billiards Bunch (pool sharks), the Creeky Crooners (chorus), the Pencil Pushers (adult coloring), and the Knit Wits (knitting) or Sew-N-Sews (sewing). Or start your own club (and give it a fun name).
And if you enjoy a good party, you’ll have plenty to choose from – residents throw them all the time.
Billiards- This group meets on Fridays at 1:30 PM in the 2nd Floor Billiard Room. No sign up required (The Manor).
BINGO- This gathering is open to all and is played on the last Saturday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room (The Manor). There are donated prizes for winners.
Book Discussion Group- Share your interest in literature and participate in a facilitated book discussion on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 2:00 PM in Centerpointe Club Room (The Manor). Books are available on loan from the Pamunkey Regional Library.
Canasta- Come to learn and play Canasta on Thursday evenings from 7:00-9:00 PM or on Saturdays at 1:30-3:30 PM in Treetops (3rd Floor, The Lodge).
Choral Group- Make a joyful noise with the resident choral group. Tuesdays at 2:00 PM September – May in the Multi-Purpose Room (The Manor).
Clothing Repair Workshop- The Clothing Repair group offers a clothing workshop for folks needing minor repairs. The workshops are the 1st Friday of each month from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM in the Creative Arts Studio.
The Cloud Crowd- Join in conversations about personal computer use, technology current events and issues, and using your technology devices for greater enjoyment. Group meets the first Thursday each month at 3:15 PM in Tree Tops.
Computer Cadre’- This group assists other residents with computer and printer problems. If you’re able to share your technical experience with others, one-on-one, to resolve issues with Windows or Mac computers, printers, tablets, network connections, and phones; please join the Cadre. You do not need to be an expert to volunteer with the Cadre’. This group meets only as needed.
Creaky Crooners (Men’s Glee Club)- All men who like to sing are invited to join the group every Saturday at 11:00 AM in the Commons. We will be singing the familiar songs.
Dreaming of Streaming- This group meets every other Tuesday at 11:00 AM in The Club Room. This class is perfect if you have questions about streaming and want to learn about Roku.
Duplicate Bridge- Instruction and friendly partners await you. This group meets on Thursdays from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM in The Commons.
Friday Night Movie- Enjoy popcorn and a feature film on Fridays at 7:00 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room (The Manor). Movie listings are located in the back inside cover of Connections.
Game Night- Bring a friend and your own game or play one of ours. Game Night is every Thursdays
from 7:00-9:00 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room (The Manor). Light Refreshments served.
Golf Interest Group- Join others to play local courses on Wednesdays or go to the driving range. Participants provide their own transportation and pay own greens fees.
Great Decisions- Sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association, Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. Our group meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 10 AM -12 PM in The Commons from January through June (with July and August off) and concludes in September and October. The top eight timely challenges to U.S. foreign policy will be discussed using a briefing book and video prepared by the Foreign Policy Association and class materials prepared by the resident contacts. Sessions will be highlighted by guest speakers with expertise in the specific policy area from area colleges and universities. After an organizational meeting in September announcing the topics for the year, enrollment (with class fee) closes October 30.
Hand & Foot- Come play this canasta style card game with your neighbors. This group meets every Wednesday at 1:30 PM in The Commons.
History Study Group- Share your interest in history with other residents. Guest speakers will facilitate discussions on historical topics, military history and more on the second Wednesday of the month at 2:00 PM in The Multi Purpose Room (The Manor). See listing of speakers and topics on the bulletin boards in the mail room.
Holey Soles (Walking Group)- Tie on your walking shoes and join in on destination walking treks. This group meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 9:00 AM, departs from The Manor lobby. Monthly excursions are posted on the mail room bulletin boards. Transportation is on your own or with a group.
Knit Wits (Knitting & Hand-craft Group)- Bring your knitting and hand-craft projects and join in great conversation. Mondays at 10:00 AM in Centerpointe Club Room (The Manor).
Mahjong- Join others to play western rules Chinese tile game. This group meets on Wednesdays at 1:00 PM. Group meets in Treetops.
Men’s Second Half Group (Christian Mens’ Fellowship)- This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday at 9:00 AM in the Multi-Purpose Room (The Manor).
Open Studio (Painting Group)- Enjoy painting weekly in natural light with other artists. Painters provide own supplies. This group meets on Mondays at 1:00 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room (The Manor).
Party Bridge- Social and party bridge groups meet at various times and locations on campus. Party Bridge meets the 1st and 3rd Monday at 1:00 PM in the Club Room at Centerpointe (The Manor).
Pencil Pushers (Adult Coloring)- Coloring is not just for kids. Enjoy an afternoon of creativity and conversation every Friday at 1:00 PM in Tree Tops (3rd floor, The Lodge). Supplies are provided until you acquire your own.
Pickleball- No experience needed for this paddle and ball fitness activity. All skill levels are invited to play at Shady Grove UMC, Wednesdays 9:30 AM-11:30 AM. Participants provide their own transportation and equipment.
Pottery Interest Group- This interest group meets in the Pottery Studio at a variety of times/dates. Look in the Connections to see if the group has any upcoming classes. This group is for residents that have taken at least one pottery class.
Ramblings Through the Woods (Writing Group)- This writing group meets quarterly to compile residents’ written reflections and stories. Share your stories with us!
“Seek & Find” (Women’s Bible Study)- All women are welcome to participate in this Christian Women’s Bible study group as we explore our faith through facilitated discussions. Group meets the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesday at 1:30 PM in Vistas Private Dining Room. (The Lodge) Curriculum fees apply and vary depending on the study. Group meets September – May.
Sew & Sews (Quilting Group)- Many hands make light work. This group gathers to make quilts for area hospitals and outreach ministries. Fridays at 10:00 AM in the Craft Room. On the first Friday of every month this group offers help with clothing mending .(The Manor—Lower Level).
Stamp Collectors- This group meets the second Wednesday of the month at 3:30 PM in the Traditions Private Dining Room.
Temari- This group meets every Thursday at 1:00 PM in Treetops. This group is for residents that have a base knowledge of making Temari balls.
Watercolor Class- Artists of all skill levels are welcome. Wednesdays, 10:00 AM—12:00 PM, from September-May in the Craft Room (The Manor- Lower Level).
“If you can’t find some way to keep yourself busy here, you’ve got a problem.”
Robert S., resident
Take a walk with the Holey Soles, dine with ROMEO (Retired Old Men Eating Out), or visit one of many community clubs. Residents would love to get to know you.