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We offer a full array of activities including crafts, games, sports, book groups, dining experiences and educational and volunteer opportunities.  Activities for women, men, singles and couples which are held at various times during the week and weekends.  There's something for everyone!
Whether you’re looking to meet new people, try something new, or simply engage in something you know and love, you will find it here.  Are there any activities currently not offered that you’d be interested in?  Do you have a passion for a particular activity that you’d like to share with other members?  If so, you may wish to consider starting a new activity group.  It’s easy and it’s fun! 
Questions?  Contact Chris Mucha at

   Please check the activity calendar for the latest information on when and where activities are meeting.  Schedules may fluctuate.

Activity Group Leaders 4/4/23

Activity Coordinators 2022-2023

Book Groups

Our Book Groups are very popular! NNNC offers various book groups that hold their meetings on different days and times throughout the month. Depending on your schedule and taste of reading material you will surely find one group that meets your needs. Please see the current Event Calendar on our website or the button on this page for contact information.
  • Cloak and Dagger Book Group Kathy Swain: We meet the first Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at Congregation Beth Shalom Synagogue to discuss a mystery novel.
  • First Tuesday Book Group Jan Strom, Debbie Anderson-Blomquist: We generally meet at 12:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month. We meet at different member's homes to discuss our chosen book.
  • Fourth Tuesday Book ClubMaureen Gallagher: We generally meet at 10:30 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month. We usually spend a short time chatting and catching up over some light snacks before we begin our discussion.
  • Overflow Book Group Jan Daderko: We meet once per month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. We enjoy interesting conversation as we discuss our monthly book selection.
  • After Hours Book Club - Judie Davies: We meet the fourth Wednesday of the month in member's homes.from 6-8:30 p.m.  This group is focused on female writers, any genre.





If Games are your passion, you’ve come to the right place. We have groups for singles and couples, and we meet either at member’s homes or in restaurants. Please refer to the Event Calendar or button on this page for contact information.
  • Bunco Babes Allison Riser:  We usually meet first Wednesday of the month in the evening, from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.  We meet at Aurelio's Pizza at Springbrook Commons, Rt. 59 and 83rd St. in Naperville 60565
  • Bingo - Tina Theis and Judy Steck are chairing the Bingo Group once a month on a Tuesday, at Aurelio's.
  • Pinochle Lenore Chemers, Shirley Kaczanowski.  We meet the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, depending on our numbers.  We meet for lunch at 11:30 for lunch at Aurelio's on Rt. 59 and 83rd St and then begin play around 12:30. Lunch is optional so please feel free to join us at 12:30 if you are unable to make it for 11:30 lunch.
  • Rusty Duplicate Bridge and Double Tree Bridge - Rusty Bridge Leader: Robin Stoller, contact at  Robin also teaches bridge.   If you wish to play Double Tree Bridge or Duplicate Bridge, please contact Lorena Partelow at so that your name is on the roster of players, which goes out before each game.  Selection for each bridge game if first come first serve.  Players need to have some knowledge of bridge in order to play.
  • Scrabble/Game Night – TBD
  • Puzzle Swap – Sandy Pollastrini: Seasonal 
  • Canasta -Jan Strom: Meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 9:20 to 12:30 p.m. at Pomegranate Restaurant, 55 South Commons Dr., Aurora 60504
  • Euchre - TBD
  • Pickleball - Chris Mucha. Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the USA, is now a regular NNNC activity!  Chris Mucha will be the Activity Leader and she is also looking for a co-chair.  Please contact her if you are interested.
     While the weather is still nice, the group will play outdoors at various courts in the area at no cost.  Chris will be looking into some indoor options starting sometime in Fall.
     If you would like to participate, simply download the free "GroupMe" app on your phone.  Once completed, please notify Chris and she will then add you to the NNNC "GroupMe" Pickleball group.  The members of this group will then be able to communicate.  This is where dates, times & location of play will be posted.
    Please contact Chris Mucha at or 630-308-2871.


Creating beautiful fine art pieces and unique craft items is a fabulous way of self-expression. Learn new skills or share your expertise with other members. Please refer to the Event Calendar or button on this page for contact info.
  • Chat and Stitch Marie Riley:  Meet as needed.  Contact Marie for current details.
  • Quilting Group – Nicky Vincent: We generally meet at 9:30 a.m. on the first Thursday of the month. We meet at members' homes to share our projects, help each other and learn new quilting techniques.


We have several groups that involve food. So, if you enjoy cooking, eating or just spending a couple hours chatting with a fun group of people these activities are for you! Please refer to the Event Calendar or button on this page for contact information.
  • Breakfast Bunch – Carol Anne Kacz: Breakfast Bunch generally meets the first Friday of the month at a local restaurant to enjoy breakfast and conversation. See the Event Calendar for the location of the month.
  • Let’s Do Lunch – Sue Maloney:  We meet once a month, usually the second Thursday of the month, at a local restaurant to enjoy a meal and conversation. Please see the Event Calendar for current information.
  • Violet Hour – Jean Blanchard and Alice Gilmore: We meet one Thursday or Friday every other month at 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. in member's homes.  We enjoy friendly conversation, cocktails, appetizers and desserts. Bring a plate of hot or cold munchies to share and BYOB.  See the Event Calendar for the current location.
  • Mix and Mingle – Deb Orozco:  An opportunity to meet other members, share time with friends and enjoy cocktails and/or appetizers in a relaxed “happy hour” type atmosphere. We generally meet every other month, typically Wednesday, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at different venues. Come alone or with your spouse. Be sure to check the event calendar for details. Contact: Deb Orozco at
  • Coffee Excursion – Kathy Pettit: Coffee Excursions will meet monthly at different coffee shops throughout our area for refreshments and conversation and then follow up with some exploration of that local area.
  • Potluck Lunch - Carolyn Klein:  We meet one Thursday a month at a member’s home. We bring a dish to share, it can be either homemade or store bought. We enjoy good food and conversation and share recipes for our dishes. See the Event Calendar for more information.

Community Service

As a service-oriented club, we love giving back to our community and helping others by volunteering our time and talents. It’s so rewarding and it’s fun too. Please refer to the Event Calendar and button on this page for contact info.
  • S.E.R.V.E. – Karen Healy: Special Events Requesting Volunteer Engagement.  Events include Santa's Closet for Bridge Communities/Families Helping Families, Loaves and Fishes projects, League of Women Voters letters, coat drives, 360 Prom and more!
  • Helping Hands – Terrie Houtman, Mary Gorman, Schaeri Kunkel and Carol Anne Kacz: Members enjoy volunteering and participating in monthly service activities at a location associated with the non-profit organizations supported by the NNNC. The volunteer activities range from volunteering at Feed My Starving Children to planting flowers for FHF or assisting with a shopping day at Loaves and Fishes. All opportunities are valuable and rewarding.
  • Baker’s Guild – Carolyn Klein: This group makes homemade goodies for NNNC charity events as well as the NNNC fundraiser in the Spring. They also bake for 360 Youth Services for those who have never experienced a birthday cake!


Learn new skills to improve the mind and get to know our vibrant area while getting some exercise. Outdoor groups meet when the weather cooperates. We’re open to new suggestions, too! Please refer to the Event Calendar and button on this page for contact info.
  • Know and Tell – Margaret Rusch (, Angeline Finnigan and Kathy Bowles:  The Know and Tell Group meets the third Wednesday of the month. We give our speakers and/or members the opportunity to share their knowledge, experience or passion on a subject of their choosing. It is usually presented in a panel discussion format or with a presentation that allows questions to follow. Please come share and learn from our amazing group of members that make up a treasure chest of uniqueness.  This group will start in September from 1:30-3:00 p.m., and meets at Naperville Bank and Trust, 555 Fort Hill Dr., Naperville, 2nd Floor.
  • NNNC Walking Group – Carolyn Klein:  We generally meet every Monday of the month at 9:00 a.m. in the summer, 10:00 a.m. in the winter.  We enjoy a walk at a local walking path of forest preserve while we chat. If you enjoy nature and love walking outdoors, join our walking group. Bring a camera if you would like to capture the beautiful scenes that our walking group will encounter during our monthly nature walks.
  • Ladies Night Out - Char Freedlund, Julie Gilbert, Celeste Dempsey:  A variety of different activities will be offered, including wine tasting, concerts, trivia nights, tai chi/meditation classes, cooking classes, painting classes and much more.  Events will be hosted once a month.  Check the Event Calendar for the current event, date and time.
  • International Destination Adventures - Jan Gipson: So many of our members have either already travelled internationally or are interested in doing so—maybe you are already in the process of planning that trip right now.  I know that I would love to hear where people have travelled to or are hoping to, with tips from our members. 
  • Movie Matinee Group - Lorraine Nieland and Terrie Houtman.  This movie group will meet every other month on a Tuesday at the AMC Theaters in South Naperville.  They will go to a show in the afternoon, dinner to follow at a local restaurant, for those who wish to discuss the movie.
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The NNNC Men’s Group has grown from start-up to over sixty members in just a few years. In addition to our monthly dinners, we also have a Book Club, a Brewery and Distillery Tour group, and Fair-Weather Bike group.
  • Men’s Group Dinner – The Men’s Group dinner meets on the third Thursday of every month at 5:00 p.m.. These dinners are a great place to get to know other group members in a relaxed atmosphere. We meet at local restaurants where we can relax and enjoy each other’s company along with Burgers, Brews, and Conversation. Contact: Bob Sturges 
  • Men’s Book Group – Our Men’s Book Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 3:00 p.m. to discuss a book selected by one of the group’s members. We usually meet in a member’s home but sometimes get together at a local restaurant. Some guys read every book and attend every meeting but many pick the books that they enjoy and come when they can. We’ve enjoyed a range of topics and genres but mostly focus on non-fiction. Discussions are typically lively and always seem to lead to interesting stories of personal experiences or interests. Books are selected months in advance so there’s always enough time to finish them before the meeting. Contact: Dan Henriksen at
  • Men's Evening Book Group - This group will meet once a month.  Date, time and location TBD. Once we reach sufficient interest, we will publish the details. Contact: Guy Pettitat
  • Men’s Fair-Weather Bike Group – This group could also be described as Guys on Bikes Getting Coffee, and sometimes beer. We ride from five to fifteen miles on local paths, some are paved, some are crushed limestone, all lead to a casual spot to get coffee or lunch, and sometimes a beer at the end of the ride. Watch the Event Calendar for information when the weather warms up. Contact: Jeff Wagoner –
  •  Men’s Food, Brewed, and Distilled – The Men’s Food, Brewed, and Distilled group gets together to visit and tour local breweries and distilleries. It’s not limited to men as couples participate in many of the tours and tastings. Watch the Event Calendar for upcoming tours.  Bob Sturges at
  • Men's Daytime Card Game Group - pinochle/euchre: This is a new men's group with focus on getting together to play card games such as pinochle / euchre / hearts, etc. The date / time / and location are TBD. Once we reach sufficient interest, we will publish the details. Contact: Gene Pollastrini at


  • NNNC Ed Talks Julie Gilbert: The goal is to present 2-3 talks this year. Each Talk will feature multiple speakers, presenting approximately 20 -30 minutes per speaker. The Talks will start at 6:30 p.m. and will offer light refreshments along with time for conversation and fellowship.
  • Special Event Club Luncheons - Kathy Pettit - Check the event calendar for seasonal events.
  • Special Events:                                                                                                                                             Discover NNNC Welcome Coffees                                                                                                                Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show                                                                                                              NNNC End of Summer Pig Roast                                                                                                             End of Season Celebration
  • Fundraising opportunities, volunteering by our time and energy.

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