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Interest Groups

Members of NN can stay connected with shared interests. Please contact the coordinator with questions or if want to join a group.

Northampton Neighbors of all ages are welcomed at Interest Groups.


Do you have an idea for a group? Something you want to share? Or learn more about?

Please let us know---we can help you start up a new interest group.


Want a ride?  Call 413 341 0160 Please give us a week to arrange a ride. We’ll do our best!

Gardeners Group
The NN Gardeners Group is being organized by Julie Abramson and Sally Popper.Some possible activities for the group are: Plant exchanges twice a summer (or more often) at each others’ gardens and brainstorming about garden issues. Monthly meetings from October - April with talks and discussion on gardening topics possible in the winter months.

Co-coordinators: Julie Abramson & Sally Popper
(413) 585-0719
(413) 727-8016

Hiking Group
The hiking group has been busy exploring the Pioneer Valley the last few months facilitated by Lewis Popper . These experienced hikers meet on Fridays weather permitting, for a 3-4 mile, 1 1/2 - 2 hour hike in the hills within 45 minutes of Northampton. Please note, the group skips some Fridays or changes hike time.

Coordinator: Lewis Popper
(413) 727-8016

Monthly Movies
This group chooses a movie to attend together once a month and meets for a meal in Amherst together, either before or afterwards, depending on the timing of the movie. Members of the group give rides to each other.

Coordinator: Peter Titelman
(413) 586-0215

Political Discussion Group
POLITICAL DISCUSSION GROUP is comprised of those of us who are avid followers of the news and politics in these turbulent times. We meet on a monthly basis and discuss events in the news, editorials and articles we have read, books that are relevant, and political activism. The meetings rotate between the houses of different members who volunteer. The political discussion interest group meets monthly on Fridays at 10 AM. All are welcome but please RSVP by sending an email to the organizer, David Arbeitman

Coordinator:David A ARBEITMAN
(413) 313-5705

Science Fiction Reading Group
Sara Lennox is interested in recruiting members for a science fiction reading group.

Coordinator:Sara Lennox
(413) 584-4982

Knitting Group
The Northampton Neighbors Knitting Group, facilitated by Sally Popper (, will be meeting on the third Thursday of each month from 3:00-5:00 pm. We will meet at different members' homes each month. Please bring your projects. We aren’t prepared for very beginning knitters—no organized classes here, but lots of support for people who run into problems. We’ll be knitting and gabbing till 5.

Coordinator:Sally D Popper
(413) 727-8016