Together, members and facilitators determine the subject matter, timing, location and the duration of interest groups. With this new decentralized approach, participants have greater say. CALL members now register directly with the interest group’s facilitator. And there are no registration fees: the annual CALL membership fee includes participation in any and all CALL interest groups, lecture series, and monthly get-togethers. 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 2012 – 2013 INTEREST GROUPS
Interest groups are listed below. To learn more about a group and to register, click on its title.
DROP-INS are welcome in some Groups – Please contact the facilitator.
** NEW**A Taste of the Camino
Attending Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Rehearsals
Bird Identification and Nature Appreciation
Canadian Authors Plus Book Club
Conversations about the Autumn of Life ** DROP-INS Welcome **
Current Events Discussion Group ** DROP-INS Welcome **
Great Directors: Five top Films of All Time – Part Two
Housing for Seniors: Exploring Alternatives
Living Your Best Healthy Lifestyle
** NEW SESSIONS ** Mindfulness Meditation
Opera Appreciation: Live at the Met
Orienteering – An Introduction
**NEW** Orienteering – Beyond the Basics
Painting with Peers
Scrabble – a laid back approach
Sunday Urban Walks
The Walrus Magazine Discussion Group ** DROP-INS Welcome **
Treks and Travels
ON HOLD Interest Groups
Aboriginal Education: Historical Contexts & Contemporary Challenges
Art Gallery Tours
Calgary Characters and Their Communities **May Restart Fall 2013**
Canada and World War I and its Aftermath **May Restart Fall 2013**
Canada’s North: Past, Present, Future**Restarting Fall/Winter 2013/14**
Getting to Know Classical Music **Restarting Fall 2013**
Reading the New Films**Restarting Fall 2013**
Stories of Calgary Century Homes **May Restart Fall 2013**
Theatre! Calgary’s Hidden Gems
World Events Discussion Group **Restarting Fall 2013**
Writing Philosophical Dialogues **Restarting Winter 2014**
To register for interest groups, you must be a member of CALL. Click here for information on how to become a member of CALL.
Once you are a member, you register directly with the interest group’s facilitator by e-mail, as indicated on that interest group’s web page. Just click on the title of the interest group you want to learn more about or join to go to that page.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about the programs, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interest groups are organized into broad Interest Areas (e.g., Art and Culture, Current Issues, History).
Current Interest Areas, with their coordinators, are
• Activities: Sue Constable (email@example.com)
• Arts & Culture: Pat Roome (firstname.lastname@example.org)
• Current Issues: Zina Barnieh (*******)
• Food & Wine: Pat McCann (email@example.com)
• Health & Relationships: Claudette Whiting (firstname.lastname@example.org)
• History: Janice Lowe (*******)
• Media Studies: Robert Seiler (email@example.com)
• Science & Environment: Tom Kerwin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
• Travel: Marg Saul (email@example.com)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also propose a new interest group verbally at a monthly CALL Café.