Nottingham Forest Women’s Club

Friends and Neighbors Since 1970

Special Interest Groups

Scroll down to view our special interest groups and please join us.


Book Tribe

Group Leader: Raquel Cerveny  

Book Tribe is a treasured activity within NFWC that is not a book club. It is a book circle, where participants are in a set tribe and are given the same number of books.  Each month members rotate the book to a pre-designated (always the same) partner. You will receive a book from someone else in your tribe who will always pass only to you. All eight or nine books cycle to each member, and at the end of the cycle you are left with a final book that you own. Essentially you get to read 8 or 9 books for the price of roughly $30. We do not meet to discuss the books until the very end, when in the past, I hosted as a wrap-up party (during pre-Covid days).  We shall see what 202/22 holds for us. All the books are selected by our very own neighborhood treasure, Blue Willow Store Owner Valerie Koehler, with small influence from me. 

2021-22  Book Tribe Selections

Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson
All In by Billie Jean King
Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict
One Two Three by Laurie Frankle
Fire Keeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley
Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty
Falling by TJ Newman
Susan, Linda, Nina & Coki by Lisa Napoli

Daytime Dining

Group Leader: Barbara Robins

This group meets the first Tuesday of the month to enjoy lunch together. 
We have tentatively scheduled lunch meetings for March, April and May of this spring. 

If anyone is interested in more information, click here: Barbara Robins to email Barbara for more information or call, 281-615-0936.
All are welcome!

Hooks & Needles

Group Leader: Alison White

This group meets the first Friday of the month at 1PM at White Elm - corner of Kirkwood and Memorial Drive. Feel free to bring whatever craft project you are working on. Click here to contact Alison for more information. All are welcome!

May 6, 2022
White Elm Cafe corner of Memorial Drive and Kirkwood

Fun with Games

Group Leader: Mary Ellen Hensley

This group enjoys playing games together generally once a month. Card games, Mahjong, Mexican train – whatever the group decides. Stay tuned for the next fun activity! Click here to send email to the group leader: Mary Ellen Hensley

Next meeting:
Wednesday, 6/15/2022 at 6:30pm - Location To Be Determined - All are welcome!

Book Club - Daytime

Group Leader: Frances Steffensen

New this Year! 
Daytime Book Club would like to invite all ladies to our meeting on Tuesdays at 9:30am. We meet about every six weeks and all are welcome. Please RSVP to the Hostess. Click here to contact Frances Steffensen for more information.

May 24, 2022 / 9:30am
Home of Dee Twomey at 14314 Carolcrest / RSVP:
Book: Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

July 12, 2022 / 9:30am
Home of Alison White at 14358 Broadgreen / RSVP:
Book: Fresh Water For Flowers by Valerie Perrin

August 29, 2022 / 9:30am
Home of Marion Rohleder at 14311 Carolcrest / RSVP:
Book: Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty

Book Club - Evenings

Group Leader: Diane Swan

New this Year! Book Club Evenings is a traditional book club that meets in the evenings, monthly. Members take turns hosting meetings and offering book selections. Click here to contact Swa Diane n for more information.

The Evening Book Club is enjoying the opportunity to get together with neighbors and discuss some great books. Our February 10th meeting will be at the home of Alison White. We will be discussing The Midnight Library by Matt Haig.

Thursday, May 12, 2022 / 7PM
Home of Ellen Popejoy
Book: TBD

We generally meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month. If you are interested in joining the Evening Book Club please click here to email Diane Swan.

Gardening Club

Group Leader: Barbara Lohff-Sanchez

Gardening is a newly-revised group this year! Field trips, nursery visits, seed swaps, gardening tips, whatever the group decides. Click here: Barbara Lohff-Sanchez for more information.

The following Dates are when the Garden Club meets. 
We start each meeting at 1PM. Please join us!

May 12, 2022 / 1PM 

Meeting at Rebekah Bostick's garden

Guest speaker Maggie Zamora, Master Rosarian

May 19, 2022 / 10:15AM

Field Trip to The Arbor Gate Nursery – Meet at Nottingham Forest Club parking lot at 10:15am

May 23, 2022 / 1PM 

Micro Greens Workshop at Barbara's place 

Guest Lead Meg Tapp, President Houston Garden Club

June 9, 2022 / Evening Potluck 

Garden Party / Seasonal Potluck Dinner at Saundra Hartgrove's garden

We'll enjoy a seasonal potluck of foods and drinks from the garden

Foodie Group

Group Leader: Kellye Brown

New this year! Gourmet Cooking is a vibrant foodie group will take classes, tour wineries, share recipes and more! Contact Kellye Brown for more information.
Also, click on the, "History" tab and scroll to the bottom for a brief selection of recipes from Nottingham Forest Women's Club's cookbooks (published in 1982 and 1971).

Happy Hour

Group Leaders: Ellen Popejoy and Kim Wood

New this year! Happy Hour will go out for happy hours, meet at homes, share drink recipes and have fun! Contact Ellen Popejoy or Kim Wood for more information.

Thursday, March 31 from 5pm - 7:30pm
Please spring on over to the Popejoy home (402 Clear Spring) and join the NFWC Happy Hour Group's Spring Fling Happy Hour. We'll serve heavy hors d'oeuvres, a variety of wine and a festive spring cocktail. Cost is $30 per person payment available via Zelle (713-819-2835) or by Venmo (@Kimberly-Wood14) will be your official RSVP. Please RSVP by March 22nd.

Non-denominational Bible Study

Group Leader: Shirley Asel

Join together with other women for a monthly/weekly Bible Study. Click here to contact Shirley Asel for more information. We look forward to launching this book in 2022. Please join us!


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The fastest growing sport in America has made its way to the NFC! Played on the tennis court with rackets a little bigger that ping pong paddles, this fun, easy-on-the-knees sport has a group that plays twice a week, usually Tuesday and Friday mornings, depending on court availability.  New: NFWC's portable net will be available for the new lines on the Sport Court soon. Must be an NFC member to book time slots on the courts.