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 2013 – 2014 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, Coordinator: Sue Constable (sconstable@shaw.ca)
Bridge
MahJong
Needlecraft Circle
Scrabble – a laid back approach
Sunday Urban Walks
WordFreaks

ARTS & CULTURE, Co-Coordinators:
Colleen Tobman (tobman@telus.net) and
Marlene Fitzgerald-Moore (marlenefm@shaw.ca)

Art Gallery Tours
Attending Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Rehearsals** DROP-INS Welcome (please contact the facilitator)**
Canadian Authors Plus Book Club
Our Stories, Our Lives
Painting with Peers
Theatre! Calgary’s Hidden Gems

CURRENT ISSUES, Coordinator: Lynda Cherry (lyndamjc@gmail.com)
Current Events Discussion Group ** DROP-INS Welcome **
Personal Finances for Grownups
Responding to the Internet – Global Debates, Local Responses ** DROP-INS Welcome **
Searching for Civilization
The Walrus Magazine Discussion Group ** DROP-INS Welcome **
World Events Discussion Group

FOOD & WINE, Coordinator: Pat McCann (mccann_724@msn.com)

HEALTH AND WELLNESS, Coordinator: Claudette Whiting (claudettewhit@gmail.com)
Gathering Your Wisdom
Mindfulness Meditation

HISTORY, Coordinator: Janice Lowe (jalowe@shaw.ca)

MEDIA STUDIES, Coordinator: Robert Seiler (rseiler@ucalgary.ca)
Your Favourite Films **DROP INS Welcome**

SCIENCE & ENVIRONMENT, Coordinator: Tom Kerwin (tomfkerwin@yahoo.ca)

TRAVEL, Coordinator: Marg Saul (msaul@shaw.ca)
Treks and Travels ** DROP-INS Welcome ** $5 fee for nonmembers.

2013-2014
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 registration@calgarylifelonglearners.ca.

If you have questions about the programs, send an e-mail to program@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 program@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 program@calgarylifelonglearners.ca. You can also propose a new interest group verbally at a monthly CALL Café.