Food, Foodies, and F-U-N


3rd Friday –Hors d’Oeuvres and Delights: 3rd Friday @ 7pm

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End your week on a positive note socializing with great new friends.   This Friday evening is not just for members, but spouses and partners of members as well.  The locations vary as our members serve as hosts to this BYO event.  Pack up your favorite beverage and an hors d'oeuvre or delight platter to share.  Come along and make new friends.  FOOD REQUEST:  Please let us know if your sharable contains: wheat, shellfish, nuts, or any other allergen, so everyone has a fun evening.


Cooking Light Dinner Club: 1st Saturday @ 6:30 pm

This evening event, open to members and their spouses, is all about great, healthy food! Guests bring healthier/lighter fare to share. Please try to tag your dish if it contains any of these allergens: shellfish, nuts, wheat/gluten or if it is vegan/vegetarian. Beverages are provided. If desired, guests may bring an alcoholic beverage. The combination of food and fellowship makes for a delightful evening. The size of the event is limited to the comfort of the hostess. Locations change monthly as members graciously open their homes to entertain us each month. Please phone your RSVP to the Chairperson when the newsletter comes out as reservations are accepted on a first come basis.

From Scratch: 4th Friday/Quarterly

We are a small group of foodies who love to prepare and eat amazing food. We meet quarterly, the 4th Friday of the month, from 12-2. We may meet in a member's home or go on a food field trip. The fee covers the cost of ingredients, while the food we make is enjoyed for lunch.  Come join us as we learn more about food preparation! Look for our next meeting in an upcoming edition of the "Welcome Mat" newsletter.


Pot Luck Dinner: 2nd Saturday @ 6:30 pm

The Pot Luck Dinner Group features a shared sit-down dinner in the home of a member. It is open to both couples and singles. Attendees are assigned a dish category by the hostess. In addition to opening her home, the hostess provides beverages. It is important to phone your RSVP to the hostess the week the newsletter comes out to assure ample time for allocation of menu assignments.


Tea Timers: 3rd Thursday @ 12:00 noon

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Join us for tea as we discover hidden treasures, try new menus, and savor old favorites. Our smaller group size provides ample opportunity for good conversation while enjoying the tea. Many members are willing to ride share. The fee varies by location and menu.

 The Lunch Bunch: 1st Friday @11:30

Our group meets for lunch at various fun/funky/fancy restaurants – sometimes downtown, sometimes near where you live and sometimes out in the countryside.  We have a good mix of ethnic and eclectic restaurants this season.  Join us for a tour of Richmond's eating establishments!


What's for Lunch?  1st Tuesday @ 11:30 am

With a focus on friendship, fun and of course FOOD, this group meets at a different member’s home each month for a potluck lunch. We always have a different theme, delicious food and a wonderful time! Occasionally, we have been known to deviate slightly with a cookie exchange or a lunch-out option.