Interest Groups

Interest Groups for Members

Whether you are new to Gallatin County or have lived here for years, GVNC provides an opportunity to make new, longtime friends through fun-filled activities.  Joining an Interest Group is fun and you get a chance to visit with others in informal settings of your choice.  This is an important part of our organization, as it allows us to get to know others with our same interests.  

As an active member, you may visit our members-only listing of interest groups, complete with contact information.  We make it so easy to become involved in doing the things you love!  

Several interest groups are slowly reemerging with caution based on concerns for COVID-19.  If anyone is interested in joining an interest group, please reach out to that interest group leader for further information and ask to be added on to their roster once they begin meeting again.

Our Current Interest Group Listing:


Artists This group meets once or twice a month to work on individual art projects.  

Bird Watching – Spend time outdoors exploring for birds in the valley.

Book Clubs – GVNC hosts a variety of book clubs which are reading and discussion gatherings.  These meet monthly and the places and times, and subjects vary.  

Bridge – Currently there are several bridge groups that play once a month in addition to a ladies’ marathon group of ten pairs.   

Canasta Card game requiring some strategy – similar to rummy.

Community Service – This group provides information and manpower to service organizations in the Gallatin Valley who request volunteers to support projects in our community.

Country Line Dancing – They meet the first Monday of every month and every Friday.  Times are shown in the Member’s Only section.  

Cross Country Skiing – an outdoor activity that appeals to all skill levels for cross country adventures in the Bozeman area.  Times are shown in the Member’s Only section.  

Hiking – This group meets to hike one of many trails available within Gallatin County during the non-winter months. 

Horseback Riding – All riding levels are welcome.

Knitting – Knitting group usually meets at a coffee shop once a month.

Mahjong – This is a Chinese tile game that is not hard to learn, but does have some strategy involved.  Both Chinese and American versions of the game are offered.  This is a fun game and can last most of the afternoon, from 1 pm to about 4:30 pm. Volunteers host at a variety of locations.

Photography – All skill levels and equipment are welcome. This group meets every few weeks, taking pictures throughout our community then meets again a few weeks later to critique the pictures taken.

Pickleball – The Newcomers Pickleball Interest Group have games several days a week and welcome players with varying levels of experience. 

Pinochle – We meet once a month and anyone who would like to learn to play is welcome.  It is hosted by volunteers in their homes.

Theater Group – This group attends live performances in Bozeman on a monthly basis, varying venues and times.

We also have liaisons to other groups in the community, such as Garden Clubs. 

Garden Club Bozeman.  Contact Mary Tyler Holmes @ [email protected]

NOTE:  You must be a current member of GVNC to participate in an interest Group, except Liason groups

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