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Interest Groups

Organized and led by volunteer members, these groups meet around a specific topic or interest on a regular basis (weekly or monthly) during the academic year. Group size may range from 5 to 30 participants.

Adventures in Art

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An enjoyable way to experience and learn all about art! Everyone is welcome to come along and explore the world of art, from traditional media to the most contemporary designs on the Harvard campus and throughout Boston.

After Hours

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After Hours is a group for members of the Harvard Neighbors community who are interested in participating in fun activities outside of working hours. We provide opportunities to gather on weeknights for events such as concerts, movies, or dinner and drinks, as well as weekend day-trips in or around the Boston area.

Art Explorations

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We encourage participants to express their creative ideas by exploring different forms of art, and by using a variety of art materials.

Contract Bridge

We welcome new members who would enjoy playing with a relaxed and friendly group of intermediate social players.

Cultural Traditions

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We welcome everyone from all over the world. Our goals are for participants to form lasting friendships and to enjoy the rich bounty of our unique cultures.

English Conversation Practice

Whether you are an absolute beginner or an intermediate speaker, we offer multiple groups where you can practice the English language in a conversational manner.

French Book Club

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We discuss classic and contemporary works of fiction in French.

French Conversation

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We welcome franco-phones and intermediate, advanced and native French speakers.

German Book Club

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We discuss auf Deutschclassic and contemporary books from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, and occasionally watch films based on books read.

Infant & Toddler Playgroup

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Infant & Toddler Playgroup invites parents with infants and toddlers (0-3 years) meet to share friendship, experiences and activities.

Italian Conversation

We welcome speakers of Italian with some proficiency, as well as native speakers to enjoy sociability and conversation.

Japanese Culture

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We invite everyone to enjoy, learn about, and explore the latest topics in Japanese culture.

Knitting for Everyone

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This is a very informal group, and not a knitting class.

Lunchtime Book Group

This group reads fiction and non-fiction, recent publications and classics, almost all available in paperback.

MIT Women’s Chorale

MIT Women's Chorale (directed by Kevin Galie) encourages you to explore your musical side! The chorale's repertoire covers a wide range of styles, including both secular and sacred.

Out and About

Out and About takes you on fun, informative outings in and around Harvard, Cambridge and the Boston area. Occasionally, we will take you to a Harvard Treasure or on an insider tour generally not available to the public.

Scandinavian Women Crime Writers

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This is a lunch time interest group meeting the first Thursday of each month. We will explore the reasons behind the immense popularity of the Scandinavian writers of crime fiction; how their writing tends to differ from their American counterparts, both male and female.

Spanish and Latin American Culture and Cinema

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The Spanish and Latin American Culture and Cinema members enjoy a monthly viewing of Spanish and Latin American films followed by a discussion/conversation in Spanish.

Telling Lives: Memoir Writing

What's past is prologue! Join our long-running supportive memoir writing group to help you set down in print some of your life's chapters.

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