MOOC Group

At September 2021, this group is on hiatus.

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International Dining

At September 2021, due to COVID, this group is on hiatus.

Tantalizing international flavours. The prepared menu and shopping list is shared by the participating couples who shop for and create dishes from around the world to be enjoyed along with scintillating conversation.

Lunch Bunch

At September 2021, due to COVID, this group is on hiatus.

An email is automatically sent to each member to invite them to explore interesting restaurants in the Barrie area and enjoy lunch out with a great group of gals. Meets once a month at the chosen restaurant.

Dining Divas

At September 2021, due to COVID, this group is on hiatus.

Members who enjoy good food and great company love Dining Divas! The group meets monthly to enjoy a five course dinner that they prepare. The menu stretches from internationally themed cuisine, to family favourites, and everything in between. Each member prepares an assigned course and the host looks after the main dish. Sometimes the group opts to dine out at “Barrielicious” or other events and restaurants in the area. If you enjoy cooking and dining out, join Dining Divas for a fun culinary experience!

Book Exchange Club

At September 2021, due to COVID, members will not meet in person to select the books for the year. Rather members will submit 2 recommended books with a brief description by Oct. 11 and subsequently, vote on the list of books. Books will be purchased and ready for distribution by December 2021.

This group reads twelve books for the price of one! Vote on what to read for the year. Have one month to read a book before passing it on to the next member. No discussion group, no pressure to read the book you have that month…just relax and enjoy a good read! We meet only once, in the late fall, to select the books we would like to read.

Walking Group

At September 2021, this group is walking every Thursday morning at 9:30. If interested, contact Vi Andersen

In normal times, the Walking Group meets twice a month to go for a walk. We meet to carpool to our destinations. Each of these outings entails walking various trails at a moderate pace for an hour or two, then repairing to a nearby restaurant for lunch. Occasionally, we brown bag it for a picnic lunch. Our walks have taken us to explore parts of Barrie, to parts of rail trails like the Oro-Medonte RT, to provincial parks like Awenda, to towns like Newmarket, Collingwood, and to trails nearby other vicinities.


Murder Mystery Book Club

At September 2021, due to COVID, this group will meet at 7:00pm via Zoom at least until December.

Our interest group happens to enjoy reading the genre of book called broadly ‘murder mysteries’. Our participants range from those who are just getting started to those who are familiar with many authors and styles. We meet in the evening once a month between September and June. Each June we gather to compile a list of books for the year ahead.

Classic Book Club

At September 2021, due to COVID, this group is meeting in person outdoors unless bad weather forces the group indoors.

This group meets and selects six classic novels to read in the season and meets for discussion every second month. Hosted by one of our members. Always stimulating. Always interesting.

Adventurers Group

At September 2021, this group is not starting yet due to COVID.

A group of women seeking adventure, learning, new experiences and FUN! Explore the region and beyond with a merry band of adventurous spirits in search of fun, frolic and stimulation. Lots of variety in destinations. Always a learning experience. Each month, from January to November, one of the members of this group plans and leads an outing with support and assistance from the Interest Group Leader. Adventures can be in Barrie or outside of the city and the date and agenda is up to the leader. Often lunch is included. A list of possible Adventures is provided with additions from members welcome.

Movie Moguls

Not meeting at September 2021 due to COVID. Decision will be reviewed in the new year. The Movie Matinee group meets once a month to watch a movie at the Cinema and then might get together afterwards for discussion, and some food or beverages.