Groups/Activities

Most of the Study Groups meet at the Adams Alumni Center, unless otherwise indicated. All events are open to all Endacott Society members and their guests.

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Afternoon Lecture Series 
Meets monthly at 2:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. Coffee and conversation at 2 p.m. precede the lecture. Birthdays of Endacott members for the month are celebrated. Guest speakers are announced in the Newsletter. Typical attendance range: 40-70

Armchair Travel
Meets at 2:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month about five or six times a year. Coffee and conversation at 2 p.m. precede the talk. Generally presentations are by members of the society about their worldwide travels. Check the newsletter for dates and topics. Typical attendance range: 30-50

Card-and-Game Theory

Meets afternoons monthly on the third Thursday of the month to develop Bridge and Scrabble skills. About 20 generally attend.

Cinema Studies
Meets monthly at 2 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month to view and discuss classic films. Check the newsletter for dates and titles. Typical attendance range: 15-25

Computer Study
Meets from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays during the academic year. Topics include a wide range of computing issues, depending on the interests of the group and availability of guest speakers. Attendees have varying degrees of computer proficiency from early users to seasoned veterans of computer combat. Check the monthly newsletter or link to: Web site for the Computer Study Group for an outline of planned programs for the year. Typical attendance range: 20-30.

Conversation with …
Meets at 2:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of October through May in the Music Room. Each session a member of Endacott is selected for an oral history interview by another member of Endacott. These sessions last approximately 1 hour including questions by attendees. Videos of each session are created and made available for viewing online.

Drama Study Group

Members interested in reading plays meet at 1:30 p.m. on the second Friday of each month in the Music Room. Plays are selected in advance and distributed to the readers.

Evening Lecture Series
A potluck dinner precedes the lecture, which is held twice each semester and once in August. Social time is 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. A lecture by a guest speaker follows dinner. Attendance range: 80-100
Check the newsletter for date and planned presentation.

Foreign Policy Study

Meets on the second Monday of most months at 3:30 p.m. in the Adams Center Library. Discussions include a wide variety of world issues, and a guest presenter often attends.

Gardening Seminar
Meets from 9 to 10 a.m. each Wednesday. Attendees sometimes discuss gardening, though they never restrict or confine their discussion. Topics are rarely announced in advance. Seminar members hold frequent plant exchanges, particularly during the fall and spring. Some attend primarily to ensure good parking for the 10 a.m. group coffee.

Great Books Study Group
Meets at 1:45 on the second Wednesday of the most months during the academic year to discuss books of mutual interest. Check the newsletter for date and topic.

Music
Following the Ten O’Clock Scholars on Wednesdays a musical program is presented for those who would like a few minutes of rest and relaxation in the Music Room. Some members bring their own recordings so they can hear them on really supurb sound equipment. A wide range of musical styles is explored.

Opera Study
Periodically throughout the year opera fans meet to share their love for Opera. Sometimes the group meets in private homes to share the listening of Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts. Check the newsletter for dates and planned events.

Out-of-Town Travel
Meets whenever and wherever the travel takes them. Travel is usually by bus or car or sometimes by train. The coordinator is open to suggested itineraries. Participant numbers may be limited by transportation available. Cost of these travel events is paid by the participants. Check the newsletter for dates and planned events. Attendance may vary from a few to 80 or more.

Singing for Fun and Education
This group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. The purpose is to learn about and enjoy group singing. Check the newsletter for more details.

Ten O’clock Scholars, aka “Wednesday Coffee”

About 90 members meet for coffee and business of the organization each Wednesday at 10 a.m. The business meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. and usually lasts about 15 minutes. Upcoming events are described and health reports about ailing members are shared.