Below is a listing
of the activities currently offered by Friends in the Hills, along with a short description of what they are, when they meet, and the names of the current Activity Chairs.
Click on the activity name
to see this month's specific information and the location for each activity. The information shown is the latest provided by the Activity Chair/s. If you have questions, please contact the appropriate chairperson. Once you have navigated to a specific Activity page, use your browser's BACK button, or the navigation link on the left, to return to this list.

If there is something you would like to see become an official Friends Activity
and you would be willing to organize and Chair it, please feel free to suggest it. It will be presented to the Board for approval and you will be advised.
Please be considerate
and call the Activity Chair or hostess if you have signed up for an activity and subsequently find that you are unable to attend.
Our hostesses volunteer their homes for our use, without compensation, and often provide food, beverages and supplies for an expected number of attendees. Please show your appreciation for their generosity and, if you find that you can't make it, call and let the Activity Chair or hostess know.
Also, keep in mind that some of the more popular activities often have waiting lists and someone else may be able to attend in your place, given a little notice.  
Thank you!

 Activity       Chair/s  What    When 

Artists Gallery

Margarete Sanchez Ripps     

Demonstrations by various local artists. 

Check the Activity Page for dates and details 

Birthday Party 


Gina Waldo

Margarete Sanchez Ripps

A Quarterly Birthday Party for those Members whose birthday falls within any of the three months of the current quarter 

Check the Activity Page
for specific dates

Book Club 

Reta Severtson

Carma Blackburn

Read and discuss current book selections
Third Tuesday
of each month
at 2PM

Bridge, Duplicate 

Martha Craner

Lunch at 11 AM, Play starts at Noon. VERY friendly game. $1 for prizes.
Second Monday
of each month
at 11AM

Bridge, Party 

Sandy Clark

Come for lunch and a friendly game of bridge afterward.

Third Monday

of each month
at 11 AM

 Ione Bushman

Fun game of Bunco.
$5 covers prizes.

 Last Wednesday
of each month
at 1PM

Circle of Long-Time Friends
Pat Bressner

 Potluck Luncheon at a member's home for those who have been members for more than six years

 First Wednesday
of each month at
11:30 AM

Circle of New Friends

Gina Waldo

Diane Rosenberg

Potluck or Restaurant Luncheon for those who have been members for less than two years 

First Wednesday
of each month at
11:30 AM

Circle of

Mikki Monger

Penny Junk 

Potluck or Restaurant Luncheon for those who have been members for two to six years

First Wednesday
of each month at
11:30 AM

Coffee & Conversation

Penny Kohlenburg

Teresa Conlon

Mingle over coffee and treats at a member's home.

Fourth Wednesday

of each month
10 AM to NOON


Naomi Matusow

Visit various museums and historical sites. 

of each month ~ 9 or 10 AM 

Check the Activity Page for specific details each month

Evening Social


Shelly Knerr


Potluck Mixer for Members and their Spouse/Guest at volunteer members' homes.

$7.50/person at the door covers wine, water, soft drinks and dessert.

Third Friday
of each month
6 to 8:30 PM

Check Activity Page
for monthly details


Golf,18 Hole


Cass Richey

Linda Sigrist

Mountain Shadows Golf Club; Social golf, all levels welcome

 Every Monday 
of each month
at 9 AM

Happy Hour

MaryLynn Rector

Lee Petersen

Members gather at various bars/restaurants around the area for some late-afternoon R&R

Fourth Monday
of each month
at 4 - 6PM



Carol Carriere

Linda Fraser

Marilyn Maiwald

Hike the trails around the Valley and enjoy breakfast/lunch with the group afterward.

Third Wednesday

of each month
at 8AM

Kay Speake

Karen Kern

Play MahJongg with Friends 

Every Thursday

 Off To The Show


Tricia Day-Ryan


Ride the Light Rail or carpool with this group to performances around the valley including some performances at the Herberger Theater

see Activity Page for details


Out to Lunch Bunch


Susan Griggs

Donna Hood

Join us for lunch at some of the Valley's best restaurants.

Fourth Thursday

of each month,
carpool times may vary

Paper Crafting 
& Card Making 

Rose Hanford

Carol Salisbury

Members make greeting cards, gifts, holiday crafts and all manner of fun and beautiful hand-crafted items.

Fourth Tuesday
of each month,
NOTE: Dates & times may vary - check the Activity Page for this month's details



Pam Cueny 

Members come together for a fun afternoon of playing cards. 

Third Thursday
of each month,
see Activity Page for details  

Poker Club

Kathleen Sauser

Jer'i Conway 

Members gather for a friendly game of . . .   what else?  Poker! 

 First Thursday 
of each month 
at 2 PM



Sally Elam


Casual and friendly game for Scrabble enthusiasts

Second Thursday
of each month
at 1 PM 

Singles Supper Club 


Heidi Pearson 

Join us for dinner at some of the Valley's best restaurants.
Third Thursday
of each month,
see Activity Page for details 


Beth Pojman

Play tennis with Friends
 Schedule Depends on Weather and Members Availability
see Activity Page for details

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