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special interest groups (SIGs)

An exclusive TTN member benefit

SIGs are topic or activity-oriented groups that bring together members who share similar goals, interests or activities.  Groups include topical discussions, cultural and outdoor activities, hobby and dining groups and volunteering in the community.  Have an idea for a SIG? We will help you get a group going! Contact Carol McKee or Joyce Blumenthal to initiate a new group.
 

 

Bon Appetit

 Meets 1:00pm on fourth Tuesday of the month / Location varies:

Are you ready to explore the vibrant lunch scene around Boston?  Join the newest dining group and invite a guest to enjoy camaraderie and great culinary experiences.  Request to be included on our email list to receive monthly notices of restaurant locations. Then be sure to RSVP so there will be seats waiting.  Contact: Carol McKee.

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TED Talks

Meets first Tuesday of the month from 1:00 - 2:30pm

Watch.  Discuss.  Repeat. And, lively conversations unfold as we view and discuss the day’s chosen TED Talks, two short powerful videos by expert speakers.  Timely, thought provoking, influential or light - an endless source of topics keeps us talking.  Coordinator: Elizabeth Meek
 

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Aria


Do you like opera?  Here is a great opportunity to give it a try.  Opera enthusiasts will enjoy a variety of entertaining opera experiences in and around Boston.  Make new friends and top off the outing with some lively conversation over a meal.  Coordinators :  Audrey Tedeman and Susan Stein.

 

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Theater Buffs

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 This Special Interest Group offers the opportunity to connect with old and new friends to share the Greater Boston theater experience. Request to be on our email list to keep in the loop of what's coming to town and what's considered the best of the best. Meet new theater buddies and enjoy lively conversation with TTN cohorts over a meal that often follows a matinee performance.  Coordinators: Susan Galer and Joyce Blumenthal. 

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Sunday Brunch

Meets noon on third Sunday of the month / Location varies. 

Be one of the "regulars" or come when you can! Join our lively group in its monthly quest for new dining adventures. We wander all over the Greater Boston landscape, to enjoy good food, fun and camaraderie.    
 
Our informal gatherings provide a comfortable occasion for members to introduce a friend to the TTN community. Many a guest has decided to join after just one brunch outing! Request to be included on our email list to receive monthly notices of brunch locations. Then be sure to RSVP so there will be a seat waiting for you and your friend.
Coordinator: Carol McKee

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Movie Goers

Meets first Thursday of the month from 12:00 2:00pm ​

Gather with fellow TTN movie fans to discuss a current film selected monthly by the group.  Prior to the discussion, see the movie independently or meet up   with a "Movie Goer" cohort(s). Bring a brown bag lunch and jump into lively conversation about our film selection(s) of the month. Coordinator:  Susan Hargrave

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Thursday Night Book Club

Meets third Thursday of the month at 7:00pm


Settle in with interesting women for a lively evening discussion in a cozy living room setting! Each meeting, members select a book for the following month that runs the gamut from historical fiction to nonfiction. There's plenty of room for a couple new members to join us.  Coordinator: Dana Webber

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Mah Jongg

Meets Mondays from 11:00am - 1:00pm

Gather to play this popular Chinese tile game!  Addicting, fun, and played with four to five cohorts.  This a great way to meet other women in an informal setting. Don't know how to play? Ask Joyce about teaching beginners! Coordinator: Joyce Blumenthal 

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Travel Enthusiasts

Meets second Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm

Love to travel?  This special interest group affords great opportunities to share travel stories and tips, explore new travel destinations, and much more. Coordinator:  Ginny Kiefer

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Community Volunteers 

Interested in engaging in some meaningful volunteer work?  Have some ideas? Explore opportunities in the community to "give back" and then share and process your experience in a small group setting with your TTN cohorts.  Coordinator: Joyce Blumenthal.

                      In the exploration stage:                 

In the exploration stage: In the idea stage:
  • Beginning Bridge
  • Walking
  • Daytime Book Club
  • Golf
  • Day Trippers
  • Game Night

Contact Joyce Blumental or Carol McKee if you are interested in participating or have additional ideas to suggest.