Interest Groups

So many interests and activities, so little time! As a member, if you don't see any activities that you like (though we can't believe that would be the case) - start a new group! If you do see some interest groups that you would like to join, please feel free to reach out to that Interest Group Leader and let them know you are interested and would like to be included on their email list. You will find their names and contact information by clicking on "Members", then "Interest Groups".

Here's a list of our current interest groups:

Active Women - This group is designed for women who enjoy getting together to exercise, stay fit, take nature walks in local parks, take a yoga or pilates class, play tennis, golf, kayak, work out – or do pretty much anything to stay active and healthy.


All Kinds of Needles/Stitchery - Needle workers of every style and skill level are invited to join this group and share experiences in crafts, needlepoint, knitting, beadwork, quilting and cross-stitch. Relax and enjoy your craft in the company of others.

Book Groups - We have both day and evening book groups! Meetings are held at the homes of members, and book lovers come once a month to enjoy lively discussions. 

Beer Adventures - The group will meet several times a year on weekends and evenings to learn about and taste a variety of beers.   Join us for a dinner with beer pairing at a restaurant,  an informal visit to a local brewery as well as a bus trip to a brewery a distance away for tours and tastings.  

Bridge Groups - Great Falls Friends and Neighbors hosts enthusiastic bridge players. The current active groups are a ladies afternoon group and mixed pairs bridge that meets in the evening and includes dinner.  The start-up of a new group is always welcome too. All skill levels are welcome! 

BUNCO - BUNCO is an easy, fun game that requires no experience.  Attendees contribute five dollars and an appetizer to share. This small sum is for the next hostess to purchase BUNCO prizes for the winners.  Our BUNCO gatherings are held in the evenings and limited to 12/16 players.

Cocktail parties - These popular get-togethers are a great way to meet new friends. Held about six times per year, they are typically on a week day night from 6 pm to 9 pm at a member's home.  Guests bring wine and hors d'oeuvres to share.  Husbands and partners are welcomed. 

Foodies - This group is designed for women who enjoy getting together for happy hour during the week at some of our favorite local restaurants, such as L'Auberge Chez Francois, Dante's, El Tio's, Brix and others. This is a wonderful way to mix and mingle and meet new friends! 

Lettuce Munch -  These are themed lunches that are hosted at members' homes.  The lunches are typically tied to fun themes (for example: "International Foods").  Members are given a selection of ideas on the Evite invitation on what they can bring, and we are delighted to say we  always have an amazing array of delicious homemade or store bought dishes.  Lettuce Munch is a great way to socialize and share some wonderful recipes!

MomtourageThis group plans to bring together "Moms" of all ages in our GFFN community, including "Moms N tots" for play dates and camaraderie, women interested in parenting topics and family-oriented fun, and working moms looking for enriching, supportive, and diverse activities that promote friendships

Movie Outings - The Movie group meets on selected Tuesdays to enjoy newly released films, with lunch prior or refreshments afterwards.

S.m.A.R.T.  Forum - "S"avvy wo"m"en "A"cquiring "R"ecent "T"echnology is a monthly social opportunity to gather, share a meal, and ignite intellectual curiosity in a supportive thoughtful environment.   The group meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month.

Wine EnthusiastsThe Wine Enthusiasts group gathers for formal wine tastings to focus on wines from different regions or a specific varietal. This allows members to try wines from around the world! The goal is to learn a little bit while also getting to know new friends.  Events are often held in members' homes or at a venue such as a wine shop or restaurant.


If you aren't already a member, join us today!

Great Falls Friends & Neighbors (GFFN)
P.O. Box 483
Great Falls, VA  22066

Email: info@gffnva.org

Our Mission Statement

To develop friendships and a sense of community among our members through social, cultural, civic, and philanthropic activities.

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