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
Gallery GalsVisits to museums and galleries in Hilton Head, Savannah, and Charleston
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.
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. Meet on the 1st Wednesday of the month, at 2pm, at the HHI Library.
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. Each craft will have a nominal fee for the respective supplies required.
WAHHI Books Interest Groups
BOOK CLUBS
Blue Stockings Book Club - FULLThis 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.
Books & Brunch Bunch - FULLA 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 - FULLMeets on the 4th Monday of the month, at various restaurants for lunch and book discussions.
Literary Ladies Book GroupWAHHI Literary Ladies is an evening virtual book group that has met for three years. We read fiction and nonfiction (memoirs, biographies). We meet via Zoom at 7 pm for 90 minutes the first Wednesday of each month.
Say It Now! Say It Right! How To Handle Tough and Tender Conversations - NEW GROUPEngage in lively conversation while discussing Mary Nestor’s book, “Say It Now! Say It Right! How to Handle Tough and Tender Conversations.” Improve your communication skills with difficult people and uncomfortable conversations to reduce stress, get your message across and speak up without lashing out. Use the three keys to confidently speak your truth to heal and build personal and professional relationships. Meet once a month at Mary’s villa in Palmetto Dunes, date/time to be determined. Beginning October 2023.
Story HourMembers who appreciate our speakers that have mastered the art of storytelling through their literary work; Writing and Reading Around our Communities.
Women of Words (WOW) Book Club - FULLMeets in members’ homes or other locations monthly to discuss that month’s book and to socialize.
WAHHI Community Service Interest Groups
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Fun Raising FundsDo you enjoy working with others to create Shop for a Cause events, a Hilton Head Garden Tour, Members Tea Party, and Sponsorships for Signature Events? Members work directly with the Chair of Community Outreach in creating and engaging in these activities and others which raise funds for the WAHHI Charitable Fund and Youth Community Service Awards. Meeting dates, times and locations vary.
WAHHI Theater and Movies Interest Groups
ENTERTAINMENT
Movies and MunchiesGroup attends a matinee and discusses the film at a local restaurant.
WAHHI Financial Interest Groups
FINANCIAL
WAHHI Food Interest Groups
FOOD
Cooking Crew IIShare recipes, host 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 - FULLMembers share a formal luncheon prepared by two of the members once a month.
Happy Cookers II - FULLMembers (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 by Group).
Happy Cookers IVMembers (on a rotating basis) prepare and serve lunch in members’ homes (frequency and times vary by Group).
International DiningA blast from the past! The international dining Interest Group is back! Join us at restaurants with an international flare. Meets 4-6 times a year. Set price includes non-alcohol drink/gratuity/tax.
Out To Lunch Bunch - FULLOne 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 our Group 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.
WAHHI Games Interest Groups
GAMES
Bridge The 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.
EucreA monthly daytime euchre group. Each table needs 4 players. Extra players can mingle and then rotate in.
WAHHI Community Gardening Interest Groups
GARDENING
A'Chivers Herb Group - FULLThe purpose of the A’Chivers is to promote friendship, share information on learning to grow, use, preserve, and propagate herbs and other plants and become educated about our environment. Members participate in planning the monthly programs. The group typically meets on the 1st Monday of the month, October thru May, at 10:30am but timing and location may vary depending on the program to be presented. Annual Dues $15
Southern GardenersMeets six times a year for various events including, garden tours, workshops, lectures, hands on events and maintaining various WAHHI garden projects. Dates, times, costs, and locations vary.
WAHHI Sports Interest Groups
SPORTS
Golf Clinics Interest GroupDoug 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. Golf clinics are held on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:00-3:40. 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 $35-$55/pp for 9 holes, cart, and range balls.
On the WaterOn the Water is a fun group for ladies to get together on the water all around Hilton Head and Bluffton. These activities include kayaking, paddleboarding shrimp boats, day and evening cruises of various sizes including trips to Savannah. We use a number of different vendors so we take off from various locations depending on the activity. All are welcome to come and try something new!
Pickleball For Advanced Intermediates Advanced intermediate (3.5) pickleball players, with a deep understanding of the game, court position and strategies, looking to play others who are competitive and focused in weekly 90 minute round robin or ladder format sessions.
Pickle for Fun We are a 2.5-3.0 non-competitive round robin pickleball group that plays weekly on Saturdays.
Pickleball Clinics & EventsThere are a limited number of openings each week to members of the Pickleball Clinics & Events interest group for clinics at a variety of levels from beginning to 3.0 level. Each IG member may only enroll in a clinic once a week and no more to allow other members the same opportunity. It is essential that members commit to attending once they enroll. Three day clinics are offered by Asheville Coaches and Local Coaches three or four times a year.
Pickleball Piccadillies - FULLWeekly 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 $8. Summer weekly play is on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 8:30am, open to all levels with ladder play on Tuesday and round robin on Thursday and Saturday. Fall weekly play is Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 10am, ladder play on Tuesday and round robin on Thursday and Saturday.
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.
WAHHI Women on WheelsThis group is for all levels who enjoy riding, socializing and having fun while getting exercise. The group will meet twice a month for one beach ride and one off-beach ride along the island paths. Beach cruisers, gear bikes and pedal assist bikes are welcome. No E-bikes please.
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 month or so (day and time will vary).
WAHHI Community Tours Interest Groups
TOURS
WAHHI Travel Interest Groups
TRAVEL
Local Adventures - FULLVisit local attractions possibly the Savannah Docks, the Coastal Museum for indigo dying, backstage tour of the Art Center of Coastal Carolina, mini golf, hayride through the Sea Pines Forest Preserve, etc
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.
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.
Happy FeetKeep those feet moving with fellow WAHHI members. A variety of dance opportunities will be offered on a weekly and/or monthly basis. Examples include beginning tap dance lessons, line dancing, salsa, Broadway dance, shag, and social dance.
Connecting CaregiversAre you or have you been a caregiver for a significant other or a parent? Join us for monthly lunch to get to know other women going through the same thing you are. Just a casual gathering to share tips, resources, and stories. Periodic speakers on relevant topics. Meeting days, times and locations vary.
WAHHI Community Networking Interest Groups
WOMEN INTERESTS
All the Single LadiesThis fun, vibrant group of all ages meets one weekday a month (and sometimes on weekends), at a variety of locations around the island. Our goals include socializing, positivity, and making connections to develop networking opportunities for single women with common interests.
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. We gather about once a quarter to share tips, resources, and to help each other. We periodically work with the volunteers at the Heritage Library for one on one assistance with our ancestry searches.. Meeting days and times vary.
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 an annual $10 fee to cover the costs of most of the monthly programs which are offered at no charge.
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.