Writer’s Club

Are you a closet writer? Do you harbor dreams of writing that best seller?

Novels, Short Stories, Biography, Poetry, Articles, Scripts, Skits, etc.

Our group is for novice and experienced writers. We workshop  ideas and motivate and critique individual work in an atmosphere that is warm, accepting and inviting.

We share resources from books, magazines and various state and national writing associations.

Come join us the second Thursday each month at 1:00 p.m. in the Green Room  or call Sharyn at 459-6678 for more information. In the meantime, Write On!

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Camping Club

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Hawthorne’s Camping Club is not only alive and well, but busy having fun!!!!  We’ve been an active club for enough years now that we are having fun times during our monthly Campouts.  Typically we travel no more than 1-1/2 hours away from Hawthorne.  In addition, we hold monthly meetings in the Fine Arts room one evening a month, where we each bring a dish to share along with pleasant conversation before the start of the meeting.

If you live in Hawthorne and are a camper who loves interaction with other campers, come to one of our meetings to see what we are about.  Or join us at our Pot Luck Camping Dinner (usually followed by a campfire) on the Saturday night of our campouts to see us in action.

Call Mary Havens at 832-405-8865 for information.


Coloring Fanatics

Coloring Fanatics – Now you might ask yourself, what does coloring do for me?  According to the American Art Therapy Association, art therapy is a mental health profession in which the process of making and creating artwork is used to “explore feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety and increase self-esteem.”  So while this is not formal “Art Therapy” you can open a coloring book and get some of the benefits just listed.  For some people it helps with stress, and or depression.

We are a judgement free zone, and we love to socialize while we color.  It doesn’t matter how new, old, good or bad you are.  If you are interested, you don’t need a coloring book, we have plenty to choose from.  We also provide pencils, and markers, so you can try your hand at all coloring has to offer.  We meet on the first Monday and Friday of the month, and the fourth Monday and Friday of the month, in the Lemon/Lime Room from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

For questions or additional information please call the Hawthorne Activities Office at 352-360-6213 and they will be able to connect you with an officer of the club.

Wisconsin Club

We welcome newcomers to our group. Please come join our good times that include restaurants, dinner and picnics. We meet in November, February, and April. Look for us at the Activity Fair and join us to meet new Wisconsin friends.

Literary Circles

Literary Circles – We like to discuss really great books in the following groups: fiction, non-fiction, classics (1600 – 2000), and poetry, including yours. Other possible groups are armchair travel and science fiction.

Florida Friendly Landscaping

Florida-friendly landscapes protect Florida’s unique natural resources by conserving water, reducing waste and pollution, creating wildlife habitat and preventing erosion. Under the mandates of Florida statute 373.185 these environmentally sustainable practices save time and money. Our goal is to educate and inspire residents (especially newcomers to Florida) to follow the nine principles of Florida-friendly landscaping. Experts in all aspects of Florida gardening and more will present programs at our monthly meetings.

Pennsylvania Club

We meet several times a year for Picnic – Potluck and Good Fellowship.  Come join us!

Michigan Club

All Michigan Club members enjoy meeting and greeting one another.  Join us for a good time.

New York Club

This year we plan a Dinner Dance,  A Pizza Party and a Picnic at the Pavilion.  During Summer we meet in Ciero, NY at Borio’s.  Come and join your NY friends.

National Mah Jongg League

National Mah Jongg League – This is a Chinese award game played with tiles and racks. A new card is used every year starting April 1st. We play on Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00 p.m. in the Palm Room. Lessons are available.