Interest Groups
Learn and Explore!
 
Exploring Paradise (date and locations vary)
A number of day-trip excursions are offered throughout the year, giving members the opportunity to explore many of the wonderful and unique sites in our lovely part of Southwest Florida. Date, time and meeting place depend on the event.
 
Trips and Tours (date and locations vary)
Fascinating tours of local museums and area attractions, as well as ticket opportunities to plays, musicals, and other fine arts events in our area are offered to members.
 
Needlework (first Monday of every month)
An opportunity for all who love to sew, knit, or crochet to share their interests and get help with their projects. Meets at a member’s home.
 
Paradise Readers Book Club (2nd Monday of each month)
This book group focuses on more serious and award-winning titles that will provide rich discussion. Background information on the author and the plot of the story are included in the presentation. Meets at Perkins Restaurant on the corner of Ben Hill Griffin and Corkscrew.
 
Beyond the Book Book Club (4th Monday of each month)
This book group focuses on light and entertaining books that are fun to read and provide lively discussions. Meets in a different member’s home each month.
 
Film Club (3rd Tuesday of every month)
See a current film together at a local theater, then enjoy discussing it afterwards during Happy Hour at a nearby restaurant. This group is organized by Newcomers but is open to Encore members. Time and venue may change each month.
 
Chick Flicks (1st Thursday of each month)
Meet your movie girlfriends for lunch at a local restaurant, followed by a movie. This group is organized by Encore but is also open to Newcomers members. Time and venue may change each month.
 
Beach Day (4th Thursday of each month)
Enjoy the sand and sun of southwest Florida. Meet at a specified beach mid-morning, then have lunch at a nearby restaurant. Beach and restaurant announced each month.