Arts and Crafts

We do beading projects as well as knitting, crochet, and needlepoint crafts. Our group meets the third Thursday of each month from noon –3:00 p.m. We bring a brown-bag lunch and take turns bringing dessert.

To join, contact:
Evie Shucart, chair and host

Bridge, Afternoon

All new players of all levels are welcome to join this social bridge group that meets the first Thursday of each month (September-May). We meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. and play 12:30–3:00 p.m. This is social bridge and we welcome new players of all levels to join us for a pleasant afternoon.

The Pasta House
8213 Delmar Blvd.
University City

There are several handicapped and other parking spots in front of the building. Please note: it is the responsibility of each month’s hostess to contact the members and substitutes to see who is available to play and to provide the playing cards, bridge tablets, tally cards, and pencils along with snacks (cookies, popcorn, and candies) and napkins.

Margaret Israel, co-chair

Ellen Norris, co-chair


Welcome to the world of Canasta! It’s fun, it’s easy, and if you don’t already know how to play, we’ll teach you this exciting card game in no time at all.

The Woman’s Club Canasta Interest Group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. We meet and play at Chevy’s on Olive Boulevard in Olivette. Interest group members can gather at the restaurant for an optional lunch at 1:00 p.m. and stay for Canasta from 2:00–4:00 p.m.

We provide the cards and have instruction sheets available. We collect $2.00 per person each time we play as an ongoing donation to our Club’s scholarship fund, The Risa Zwerling Wrighton Woman’s Club Scholarship Endowment. This fund provides annual scholarships to multiple University College students.

If you are interested in joining this group or would like further information, please contact one of the co-chairs.

Linda Smith, co-chair

Margaret Israel, co-chair

Creative Women Writing

Do you want to gain momentum and confidence in your writing? Please join our group of creative writers who come with a broad range of writing experiences, yet share a passion for personal self-expression. We complete monthly writing assignments designed to inspire, guide, and develop our skills. You’ll practice using different formats such as poems, essays, stories, and memoirs and read your work aloud at our monthly gatherings to receive constructive, supportive feedback.

Meets the second Thursday of the month, September through May, from 9:30–11:30 a.m. at a location announced each month.

Suzanne Doyle, Ph.D., coach

Jennifer Lunerco-chair

Dancing Damsels of WashU

Learn Caribbean dance movements, simple choreography, and some dance improvisations.

Dance uncovers creativity, health and happiness. The Dancing Damsels of Washington University group will have fun learning Caribbean dance movements, simple choreography, and some dance improvisations. This is a large and vibrant group of mature ladies, who not only benefit from dance but also gain self-confidence, poise, balance and develop creativity with a support system, all needed as we grow older!

We meet the first and third Saturday of each month at 1 p.m–2:00 p.m. at Carmen’s home.

Carmen Dence, chair
314-567-4845 (home)
314-813-0325 (cell)


Visit galleries and sights around the St. Louis area three times a year. We encourage all members and guests to join us. To attend, contact one of the chairs:

Assimo Azariadis

Karen Johnson Fields

Gloria Lubowitz


We’re an outreach group who welcome and host international visitors and their families to Washington University. Many lasting friendships develop through our weekly activities. We visit St. Louis landmarks and members’ homes to exchange cultures and develop friendships.

We meet each Friday from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Participating members are notified of weekly activities by email.

Pat Sarantites, co-chair

Gloria Lubowitz, co-chair


Meet at the home of the hostess in the afternoon to discuss books, which gives us an opportunity for intellectual stimulation and a break from everyday life. Join us to find new books and new people; the freedom to be honest; friendship; self-expression; and lifetime connections.

Mah Jongg

Meet for lunch and play both American and Chinese Mah Jong.

This group meets year-round on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. We meet at local restaurants (TBD) for lunch at 1 p.m. and play American Mah Jongg from 2 to 4 p.m.  Players contribute $2 per session to support the Risa Zwerling Wrighton Endowed Scholarship Fund. These funds provide annual scholarships to multiple University College students.

Please bring your own National Mah Jongg League card; currently the 2019 card. Players are notified by email a week prior to games as to which restaurant will be hosting the group on that Tuesday.

Contact Nancy if you would like to join us for lunch and games.

Nancy Buchanan, Co-chair

Out and About Group

This group meets the second Tuesday of each month, year-round, to lunch at restaurants in St. Louis. We socialize with new and old friends and explore new neighborhoods and areas together.

The group meets at 11:30 a.m. Restaurant choice is communicated via email and RSVP’s are requested so a reservation can be made with the restaurant of the month. Members collaborate to select the restaurants.

Please let Jennifer or Pat  know if you would like to be on the mailing list to receive the location for each month’s luncheon.

The first meeting of the 2022-2023 club year will be at Café Provencal, 427 Kirkwood Rd. on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. Please RSVP to Jennifer or Pat if you are interested in attending.

Jennifer Luner, Co-Chair

Pat Owens, Co-Chair

Scrabble Group (WCWU)

Meet other scrabble fans to talk strategy, play games, and make new friends in a relaxed, friendly environment. Everyone is welcome—both those who are new to the game and those already playing Scrabble.

We gather on the third Wednesday of each month, currently at Dewey’s Pizzeria on North and South Road in University City. We send a reminder to all those interested via email or phone five days or so before each meeting.  Interest group members can gather at the restaurant for lunch at 1 p.m. (Players are responsible for paying for their own meal). We play Scrabble from 2 to 4 p.m.

Alberta, Chair

Interested in starting a new group?

We are always delighted to have new groups! If you have an idea for starting a new interest group, contact Woman’s Club President Carmen Dence at She will help by putting a notice in the newsletter with information about meeting times and goals of the new group. Interest Groups need not meet every month.