INTEREST GROUPS

CALL membership is required for participation in CALL activities and interest groups. The annual CALL membership fee includes participation in any and all CALL interest groups, lecture series, and monthly get-togethers.  Click here for information on how to become a member of CALL.

With some few exceptions, there are no additional registration fees. CALL members register directly with the interest group’s facilitator as indicated in the descriptions below.

Together, members and facilitators determine the subject matter, timing, location and the duration of interest groups. For more on how interest groups work, click here. For descriptions of the roles of interest group facilitators and interest area coordinators, click here. For resources for interest group facilitators and coordinators, click here.


CALL 2014 – 2015 INTEREST GROUPS

Interest groups are listed below. To learn more about a group and to register, click on its title.
Member DROP-INS are welcome in some Groups – Please contact the facilitator.

Some venues are not wheel chair accessible, please contact your facilitator.

ACTIVITIES, Sue Constable (program1@calgarylifelonglearners.ca)
Bridge
Mah Jong
Needlecraft Circle
Scrabble – a laid-back approach
Sunday Urban Walks
Urban Pole Walking
WordFreaks

ARTS, Colleen Tobman (arts@calgarylifelonglearners.ca)
Philosophy in Everyday Life
Urban Artists (formerly Painting with Peers)
** CLOSED ** Writing Philosophical Dialogues

CULTURE, Marlene Fitzgerald-Moore (culture@calgarylifelonglearners.ca)
Attending Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Rehearsals
Canadian Authors Plus Book Club
King Lear at St. Matt’s
Our Stories, Our Lives
Theatre! Calgary’s Hidden Gems

CURRENT ISSUES, Lynda Cherry (issues@calgarylifelonglearners.ca)
Aboriginal Teachings
Current Events Discussion Group ** DROP-INS Welcome **
The Walrus Magazine Discussion Group ** DROP-INS Welcome **
World Events Discussion Group

FOOD & WINE, Pat McCann (food@calgarylifelonglearners.ca)

HEALTH AND WELLNESS, Pat Hogan (wellness@calgarylifelonglearners.ca)
Mindfulness Meditation

HISTORY, Janice Lowe (history@calgarylifelonglearners.ca)
Canada During World War 2 and Post War Period

MEDIA STUDIES, Robert Seiler (media@calgarylifelonglearners.ca)
Great Directors: Women Directors

SCIENCE & ENVIRONMENT, Tom Kerwin and Joe Boivin (science@calgarylifelonglearners.ca)
Science and the Environment Lecture Series
**NEW** Canada’s North – Current Issues

TRAVEL, Janet Samber (travel@calgarylifelonglearners.ca)
Treks and Travels ** DROP-INS Welcome ** $5 fee for nonmembers.

2014-2015
As new interest groups are added, they will be noted in the sidebar for two weeks.

If you have any questions about this process, please send an e-mail to membership@calgarylifelonglearners.ca.

If you have questions about the programs, send an e-mail to program1@calgarylifelonglearners.ca.

Registrations are limited and are accepted on a first-received, first-served basis.

If you would like to propose a topic for a new program or interest group or become a facilitator, please e-mail the Interest Area Coordinator (see below) or program1@calgarylifelonglearners.ca.


INTEREST GROUP FACILITATORS NEEDED

It’s not difficult to facilitate an interest group. You don’t need to be an expert on the subject. You just need to have an interest. You may want to co-facilitate a group with a friend, a partner or a colleague. CALL helps by providing an Orientation Session and ongoing support for new facilitators. Facilitating is fun, satisfying, a learning experience, and an opportunity to meet people who share your interest or passion – exactly why you joined CALL.

Members are  encouraged to discuss their ideas for possible interest groups with one of the Interest Area Coordinators. If you would like to propose a topic for a new program or interest group or become a facilitator, please e-mail the Interest Area Coordinator (see above) or program1@calgarylifelonglearners.ca. You can also propose a new interest group verbally at a monthly CALL Café.