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:

Alpine/Downhill Skiing – Downhill ski with other members of all skill levels at Bridger Bowl on a weekly basis.  It’s good exercise and a great way to enjoy the winter season in Montana.  

Artists This group meets once or twice a month to work on individual art projects.  It will begin in August.

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.

Coach to 5K This is a weekly running group preparing for the 5K Sweet Pea Run on August 6, 2022

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

Cookbook Book Club Each member of the group prepares a recipe from the cookbook chosen for the month, then dines/critiques their work.

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.  

Games – This group is called Games, but they play Canasta, Scrabble, board games, you name it.  If you have a favorite card game or board game, join this group to see what they play. 

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

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.

Modern Memory Keeping – Modern memory keeping meets monthly in a member’s home to discuss strategies for
saving personal stories whether photos on your phone, photographs or social media.  Tackling your stuff and decluttering are two additional objectives of the group.

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.

Rummy – The Rummy Group plays rummy, a card game using two decks of cards.  The group of four people meets twice monthly in individual’s homes.

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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