Interest Groups


Whether you are a long-time resident of our community or a newcomer to the area, we are excited for you to join us. We have several different interest groups to appeal to a wide variety of members. Please let us know if you’d like to start a group focusing on your favorite interests.

Children’s Playgroup

The Ladies of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College sponsors a playgroup for members of LND/SMC with young children. The playgroup meets almost every week at various locations either on campus or around town. We invite mothers to join us with their children as we gather on campus, in members’ homes, and around the community. Expectant mothers and grandmothers are welcome too!

Creative Cooking

The Creative Cooking interest group is focuses on good food and drinks. The group meets monthly at the host’s home while the cooking team prepares the meal based upon that month’s theme. Our group is called “Creative Cooking” since no previous culinary experience is required only a desire to try new recipes, new techniques and new foods. Some of our most memorable meals have been cooking mishaps! All members are asked to serve on two dinner committees or to host one meal at their home. Dues of $40 covers the cost of 8 meals throughout the year.


Started in 1964 as a Great Books discussion group, following the study method of Mortimer Adler’s Great Books Foundation, the Evening Literature group continues today reading classic world literature during the academic year and contemporary books in the summer. There is also a Morning Literature Group which chooses selections from current fiction, non-fiction or biography.

Outdoor Adventures

Hiking, exploring and day long trips into the outdoors are a few of the many activities this group engages in.  Join us for some fun filled adventures.

Duplicate Bridge

Keep your mind sharp!  Learn to play Duplicate Bridge.  Typically, this group meets on Tuesdays evenings throughout the year.

Movie Viewing Group

Notice a new movie you would like to see and discuss with other women? Join this group!


A new interest group for all those who want to learn the ancient Chinese game of mahjong.