Interest Groups
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WAHHI Interest Groups are the heart and soul of connecting our members! You must be a current member of WAHHI to belong to an Interest Group. With nearly 50 different activities, you choose how you want to learn, grow, play, tour, create, cook, etc. based on the group you join.  Interest Group participation is a welcome addition to all of the other special events WAHHI has to offer!

Meeting locations vary based on the Group’s activity for – some meet in members’ homes while other Groups meet in restaurants or on-site with sports and entertainment activities.  Some groups may charge a program fee to cover operating expenses or activity costs.  Others raise funds to distribute to local charities.  Check out this generous list of WAHHI Interest Groups that are currently active.  Although some may be indicated as full (indicated by an asterisk *) due to capacity or hiatus, these may accept new members on wait lists.

If you would like to sign up for an Interest Group, please become a WAHHI member first. Click here to join us.

WAHHI Arts Interest Groups
THE ARTS
Greeting Card Making by PeepsWant to make your own creative greeting cards? In one session members make 3 cards. Enjoy camaraderie with new friends and learn how to assemble cards for birthdays, thank you, thinking of you, and special occasions. Meet in Group Leader’s home. Offers two classes monthly: choose either a Monday or a Saturday session. $25 fee for card kits.
Knitting GroupThe goal of the Knitting Group is to promote the knitting and crocheted art among WAHHI members. Knitters will get together and exchange ideas about projects. All levels are welcome. Beginning knitters can seek assistance from more experienced members of the Group. This Group will get involved in charitable knitting events. Meeting time and place TBA.
Pinterest Interest!Pinterest inspired crafts accomplished in an afternoon. Group members meet in various locations, approximately every 6 weeks. Members pay a $5 annual fee to cover the cost of supplies.
Quilting QueensNew or experienced quilters meet to share ideas and quilting technique. There are many online resources, but in-person and hands-on instruction are invaluable. Members should have basic sewing skills and a working sewing machine. Members will meet monthly (day, time, and location TBA). 
WAHHI Books Interest Groups
BOOK CLUBS
Blue Stockings Book Club*This book club meets monthly, on the third Wednesday of each month, at 2:00pm. Meetings are held in member's homes or other locations, as needed. Books are selected that will promote thoughtful discussion. There are no fees to join.
Bookmarkers*This group offers a series of four guest speakers who present a reading or writing-related topic for discussion. No books to read -- just listen and be inspired. Meets 4 times a year. Annual fee of $10 for door prizes. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of Oct, Dec, Feb, and Apr, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  
Books & Brunch BunchA gathering of no more than ten bookworms will meet one Sunday morning per month. Members pick a book to read and discuss over brunch.
Ladies, Lunch & Literature*Meets on the 4th Monday of the month, at various restaurants for lunch and book discussions.
Literary Ladies Book GroupMeets via Zoom. Members recommend books to read and discuss, including novels, historical fiction, biographies/memoirs, and history.
Women of Words (WOW)*Meets in members’ homes or other locations monthly to discuss that month’s book and to socialize.
WAHHI Community Service Interest Groups
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Difference MakersJoin our group if you are interested in helping to organize an activity that serves our Lowcountry communities. All WAHHI members can participate in the “Make a Difference in a Day” activities and events that Difference Makers hosts. Please note that this interest group is for organizers, not participants. Locations of meetings and time commitments vary by project.
Fun Raising FundsMeetings are held monthly, Thursdays, 10:00am, at the Hargray Building on HHI. Members discuss new and creative ways to raise money for the WAHHI Charitable Fund and Youth Community Service Awards. Have fun volunteering – it’s FUN RAISING FUNDS!
WAHHI Theater and Movies Interest Groups
ENTERTAINMENT
Backstage Tours at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina Behind the scenes at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, twice a year. Cost is $35 per tour, including a Champagne Lunch.
Jazz LoversDo you enjoy attending live jazz concerts? There are numerous jazz offerings all over the HHI/Bluffton area. Join this Group to become informed about these events. There will be no meetings just greetings when we gather to enjoy the music.
Movies and MunchiesMeets the 3rd Monday or Tuesday of the month at a local movie theater to attend a matinee and discuss the film at a local restaurant.
WAHHI Financial Interest Groups
FINANCIAL
Financial AbundanceThis Group explores topics supporting financial awareness, independence, and growth. This “lunch and learn” has guest speakers and discussion time. No financial products are promoted or sold. Group meets monthly from September to April (dates and times vary).
WAHHI Food Interest Groups
FOOD
Cooking Crew I*
Share recipes, hostess tips and fellowship in members’ homes. Begins in October. Dates, times, and locations vary. Cost to be determined.
Cooking Crew II*Share recipes, hostess tips and fellowship. Begins in October. Members meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, at noon in members’ homes. There is an annual fee of $80.
Couples GourmetEnjoy cooking, entertaining, meeting new people, and the conviviality of good old-fashioned dinner parties. Includes partners. Members meet at member host’s home; 3 other couples per gathering. Program fee of $25 per year. Dates, times, and locations vary.
Happy Cookers I*Members share a formal luncheon prepared by two of the members once a month. This Group meets from October through May, on the 2nd Thursday of the month, from 12-2pm. Annual fee is $65.
Happy Cookers II*Members (on a rotating basis) prepare and serve lunch in members’ homes (frequency and times vary).
Happy Cookers IIIMembers (on a rotating basis) prepare and serve lunch in members’ homes (frequency and times vary).
Happy Cookers IVMembers (on a rotating basis) prepare and serve lunch in members’ homes (frequency and times vary).
Out to Lunch Bunch*One of WAHHI’s longest running Interest Groups! Have fun and meet new people. Lunch at some of the finest local restaurants 3-4 times a year. A variety of food choices at discounted prices are negotiated for each lunch. Lovely give away door prizes, too! There is a $5 annual fee which covers supplies and door prizes.
Plant EatersJoin to learn to eat healthy whether dining-out or eating-in by exploring plant-based eating to support a healthier lifestyle, weight control, and potential weight-loss. This “lunch and learn” will meet once a month and will include both local clean-eating restaurants as well as meetups in homes for potlucks and food demonstrations.  Member fee of $8.
WAHHI Games Interest Groups
GAMES
BridgeThe game is Social Bridge, for experienced Bride players only. This Group meets monthly on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 11:15am, at Hudson’s Seafood Restaurant on HHI. Players pay their own food and beverage. A contribution of $1 for prize money is collected each time playing. Members pay an annual fee of $5 to replenish supplies. 
CanastaNo experience necessary. We play Classic Canasta on the 2nd Monday every month, 11:15am, at Hudson’s Seafood Restaurant on HHI. There is a $5 annual fee to replenish supplies. Members pay for their own food and beverage.
WAHHI Community Gardening Interest Groups
GARDENING
A'Chivers Herb GroupOne of the oldest of WAHHI’s Interest Groups. The group enjoys activities and information related to growing and using herbs. Meets on the 1st Monday, October thru May, at 10:30am. Members participate in planning monthly programs. Locations vary.
Southern GardenersMeets 6 times a year for various events including classes, garden tours, and maintaining our current garden project, the Heritage Garden at the Coastal Discovery Museum. Annual fee of $5.
WAHHI Sports Interest Groups
SPORTS
Golf ClinicsDoug Weaver (Palmetto Dunes Head Pro) teaches the fundamentals – grip, posture, swing, course strategy – and how to relax your mind. Lessons focus on putting, chipping, pitching, fairway shots, and drives. All levels welcome. Clinics are held every Thursday from 1- 2:40 or from 3-3:40 (only one clinic from 3-3:40 held during Summer). Cost is $40pp; maximum 6 golfers per clinic.
Golf - Nine & WineThis is a 9-hole social golf group with players of all levels who want to have fun and improve their game. Play is every Friday at various courses throughout Hilton Head and Bluffton. Enjoy happy hour and conversation after play. Pace of play should be 2 hours for 9 holes. Players pay at the Club, on the day of play. Cost is $30-$40/pp for 9 holes, cart, and range balls.
On the WaterIf you want to explore the amazing waters of HHI, consider our Interest Group. Enjoy activities like dolphin and sunset cruises, sailing, boat trips to Savannah, cycle boating, and kayaking in a group setting. Dates, times, costs, and locations vary.
Pickleball Clinics & EventsBeginner clinics are offered monthly at Hilton Head Beach & Tennis on a Monday, from 3PM to 4PM. Members may sign-up for the beginner clinic one time only. We offer weekly clinics at Port Royal Golf and Tennis on Tuesdays from 2PM to 3PM for 2.5 level players, and on Thursdays from 3:30PM to 4:30PM for 3.0 level players. If you are not certain whether you are 2.5 or 3.0 level, register once at the 2.5 level and our coach will inform you which clinic to register for in the future. Seasonal clinics are offered for experienced players at HHB&T (dates and times vary).
Pickleball PiccadilliesWeekly play on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, for pickleball players level 2.0 and up. Must have knowledge of basic rules and scoring. If new to the sport, participation in a beginner clinic and a few round robin sessions at local pickleball clubs are recommended. Players must rank themselves when joining. The cost to play is $6. Summer weekly play is on Thursdays and Saturdays, 8:30am, open to all levels. Fall weekly play is Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10am, ladder format for all levels, plus an additional session on Thursdays with a round robin for advanced players at 8:30am.
TennisGroup tennis play held at Van Der Meer Tennis Club in Shipyard. Play starts in September, every Wednesdays, from 10am-12pm. Players should be a USTA 3.0 or 3.5 level. One-time fee of $5 and $10 per week for each session.
WAHHI Fund-RacersThis Group of WAHHI women will form teams to participate in 5K, 10K, and other such walks and runs that raise/donate funds to community organizations and social causes. Events will most likely be monthly, on Saturday or Sunday mornings, throughout the Lowcountry.
WAHHI Computers Interest Groups
TECHNOLOGY
APPLE TIPSLearn about features on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch. Do you have questions or issues about your devices? If so, the new Apples Tips interest group is for you! We'll also brief you on new updates to the Apple software to help you use these current options. The meetings will be fun, interactive, and educational, and will help you make the most of your devices. Meetings will be held every other month in the Hargray Community Room on HHI (day and time TBD).
WAHHI Community Tours Interest Groups
TOURS
Gallery GalsVisits to museums and galleries in Hilton Head, Savannah, and Charleston on the last or 4th Thursday of the month (Oct-Nov and Jan-May). Times and locations vary.
WAHHI Travel Interest Groups
TRAVEL
Travel ExplorersThis Group is intended to spark your enthusiasm for guiding your own travel, vacation, and retreat choices. Explore all aspects of travel through group-sharing. You will be exposed to single, solo, and group travel options, along with online tools and other resources. There will not be any planned group travel packages sold. Along with lively discussions between members, experienced travelers will be invited to speak. Meets monthly (day and times TBD).
WAHHI Community Health Interest Groups
WELL-BEING
Beach DogsStay centered and grounded in the presence of dogs on the beach. This is a monthly meetup at various HHI beaches with dogs and their owners. Members without dogs are welcome, too. Dates, times, and beach locations will vary based on the members of the group.
Care Package PartiesIt’s all about sharing conversation and packing up a surprise care package to "brighten someone's day!" This Group meets four times a year on a Saturday, in Berkeley Hall, Bluffton. We will rotate who we ship packages to each time we meet (college students, military, elderly, etc.). Theme and focus for each care package will be shared in advance. Just bring your creativity and goodies to share!
Connecting CaregiversAre you a caregiver for a significant other or maybe a parent? Join us for lunch every other month to get to know other women going through the same thing you are. Just a casual gathering to share tips, resources, and stories. Possible occasional speakers. Meeting days and times TBD; locations will vary.
Young-Hearted YogisThis Group will frequent the many yoga/wellness studios in the HH area on a Saturday morning, one or more times a month, and then gather together at a nearby coffee shop or watering hole after class.
WAHHI Community Networking Interest Groups
WOMEN INTERESTS
All the Single LadiesThis vibrant group meets one weekday a month (and sometimes on weekends), at a variety of locations around the Island. Our focus is on socializing, positivity, and networking opportunities for single women with common interests. We also aim to support local businesses and experience a range of their hospitality options. Join us!
Genealogy GalsAre you working on your Family Genealogy or interested in getting started? Warning: it can be addicting! If you like solving mysteries or doing Jigsaw puzzles, this could be your new hobby. Let’s get together over lunch once a quarter to share tips, resources etc. Meeting days and times TBD; locations will vary.
Memoir Writing:
Don't Just Leave Them Jewelry *
Writing workshop to help you capture and share values and memories. Writing time guidance on the direction you wish to take. Book suggestion included. On hiatus until Fall/Winter 2022-23. Not accepting new members.
Nature ExplorationThis Group is focused on experiencing the natural environment of the Lowcountry. We are engaged with the Town of Hilton Head in support of their Audubon International Certification, leading the Citizen Involvement Initiative, and the initiatives of the Coastal Discovery Museum and their relationship with the Smithsonian. Our goal is to educate WAHHI members and share that knowledge with the greater community. The Group meets 6 times during the fall and winter seasons. There is a $10 fee charged per tour. 
The Simplicity of Social Security & MedicareUnderstanding the ins and outs of Medicare and Social Security can be quite confusing. Have the process simplified and get straight personal guidance by an experienced professional with 14+ years of experience educating SC pre-retirees and retirees. Meets the 1st Friday of every month in Bluffton.