Adult programs, Social and Interest Groups

Due to everchanging safety for Covid-19, most of our offerings this year are meeting on Zoom for the time being. Please note that we are doing our best to offer good adult enrichment opportunities in these challenging times.

Concerns about safety protocols can be brought to the attention of the Board of Trustees or staff. Thank you for your support.

Evening Book Club

Joyce McMartin, Coordinator

The Evening Book Group meets on the third Thursday of the month in the Fireside Room at 7 PM.  The only requirement is that you read, or attempt to read, the monthly selection. Feel free to come to any or all of the meetings.  We welcome newcomers and hope you find the selections interesting. Join us for a lively and informative discussion! Questions? Call Joyce McMartin at 952-942-7143 or email at

Check the calendar for books being read.

Men’s Group

John Peloquin, Coordinator    

All welcome regardless of gender!  The Men’s Group meets the second Thursday of the month.  We have a variety of speakers.  If you wish to come for dinner at 6:15, email John Peloquin by the Tuesday before the meeting with the phrase For Dinner.  Dinner is $10 or less.  If you only want to hear the speaker, come by 7:00 and email me with the phrase Speaker Only.  Questions?  Contact John Peloquin

See the calendar for speaker information.

Men’s Poker

Steve Danko, Coordinator

The Men’s Poker Group meets on the second Friday of the month at 7:00pm in the social hall.  This is a low-stakes poker group that is currently welcoming men who would like to be called to substitute or who have a large enough group (5) to form a second table.  Questions? Contact Steve Danko or Mark Clary

Women’s Book Group

Marilyn Burt, Coordinator

The Women’s Book Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am. in the Conference Room. We always have lively and interesting discussions.  Questions?  Contact Marilyn Burt

Check the calendar for the list of books.

Women’s Group

Delores Roeder, Coordinator

The Women’s Group gathers in the social hall on the first Saturday of each month at 10:15 for beverages and conversation.  The program begins at 10:30. There usually is a short business meeting at 11:30, followed by lunch.  Lunch is provided by a caterer for $7.00 per person.  Attendees may bring their own lunches.  In order to set up appropriately, those planning to attend should contact Nancy Buckman at or 952-736-9586 by the preceding Wednesday.  Questions? Contact Delores Roeder, All are welcome!

Check the calendar for a list of speakers.

Religion, Ethics, and Ideas

John Peloquin, Coordinator

Join us in the Fireside Room the second Sunday of each month at 9:00am for an interesting discussion.  The topics vary.  All are invited to attend.  Questions?  Contact John Peloquin

Itchy Fingers Salon

Becky McPeek, Coordinator

The Itchy Fingers Salon will be open on Saturdays in September, October, November, January, and February.  We gather in the lobby area of MVUUF from 1:00-2:30 pm. Participants do a variety of handwork. In the past, folks have painted, sketched, knitted, crocheted, and one person made woven business card holders.

You are invited to come hang out with us. This includes those who like to draw, sketch, and color with paints, pencils, charcoal, pens, and crayons. Bring your own projects. Teaching and guidance is provided as needed. Questions?  Contact Becky McPeek

Afternoon Discussion Group

Carmen Herzog and Jan Wolff, Coordinators

The Discussion Group meets the third Thursday of the month at 1:00.  Meetings are in the Fireside Room. Topics are announced monthly.  You are welcome to share an article or reading on your viewpoint.  Contact Carmen Herzog or Jan Wolff with questions.

American Mah Jongg

Bobbie Gish and Nancy Buckman Coordinators

If you are interested in playing American Mah Jongg, or learning how to play, we have a small group meeting every other Wednesday in the Social Hall from 1-3 pm. Contact either Bobbie Gish or Nancy Buckman for more information.

Beyond Sunday Morning

Nancy Buckman, Coordinator

Join us on the first and third Tuesday of each month at Panera Bread, 980 West 78th St. in Richfield.  We gather from 1:00 to 2:30 for a beverage or snack and good conversation.  It’s a great way to get to know one another better. Everyone is welcome! Questions?  Contact Nancy Buckman