Love to play bridge but don’t have a partner?  Come join us at the Bridge Group and we will find you a partner.  Of course, couples are welcome too.

We meet a once a month on the second Friday at Woodside Plantation Country Club at 6 pm, have a light meal, and then play bridge until around 9:30 pm.  If interested, please call Carol Smelser at 648-6437.

The WOW Garden Club is looking for new leaders. Grab a friend and help sow seeds for future gatherings!  If interested contact Susan Potter (703) 501-5489 or Tracie Call (803) 845-0336.


The Singles’ Group is open to any single woman who is a member of WOW. Our mission is purely social. We have three general meetings a year held in September, January and April.

Also offered are monthly activities including Hand and Foot, Mexican Train, Bridge and Mahjong. Additionally, we plan a variety of overnight trips, theatrical performances, cruise offerings and holiday celebrations.

If you are interested in joining or have questions, please contact Membership Coordinator, Denise Underwood at 803-226-0959 or

We always welcome new members.

No places to shop in Aiken???  That’s why we offer a shopping trip to other locations to shop each November. 

In the past, we have gone to Atlanta, Hilton Head outlets and Charlotte.  Most of our shoppers prefer Charlotte’s South Park mall with optional stops at Charlotte’s outlets.  It is a fun day on a luxury coach with 40-50 eager shoppers and the perfect time to shop for the holidays. 

Our 2021 trip is on November 8th to Charlotte.  For more details call Debra Schroeder at 803-845-5287 or Kathleen Bennett at 803-226-9877.

This is an emotional support group for all W.O.W. members who are also caregivers to someone suffering from Alzheimer’s/Dementia.

We meet once a month at different restaurants in the area to eat, drink and socialize together as a group of women who totally understand what we are each going through. We create a safe and non-judgmental environment where caregivers can talk about the fear, loss, frustration and loneliness one feels when looking after a loved one with this difficult disease.

Through our meetings we find that we are often great resources for each other, many of us having gone through the same situations. If you are interested in joining us, please e-mail Daria Carney at

Do you like to try different varietals of wine and socialize with neighbors? Then the Wine Group is the perfect activity for you. Learn more about wines while meeting new people and best of all, tasting new wines. Wine Groups generally meet monthly at the homes of group members, with each member taking a turn at hosting.

Each group decides on the meeting date and how they wish to run their group. Groups typically consist of 16 to 20 people, but some groups prefer to stay small with only 6 to 8 members.

During a typical wine tasting, the host buys the wines and decides on the theme (Italian, French, a specific varietal, blind tasting, etc.) and they also prepare light hors d’oeuvres. The group then reimburses the host for the wine cost. However, other groups are set up so that each member brings a wine to taste, usually based on a theme. Most members like to learn something new about the wines.

All women must be members of W.O.W. but spouses may join the group. Singles are welcome and encouraged to also participate.

Marcia McDonald is glad to meet with those who are interested in forming a group and to help you get started. You may contact her at

Dining with Friends is a revitalized concept in entertaining, designed to expand our circle of friends and strengthen our community through shared meals.  Formerly known as The Gourmet Club, the new Dining with Friends builds on the original concept of four meals a year centered around a yearly theme. 

A designated Host will bring together their assigned group to cook various dishes that the Dining with Friends Committee have been previously taste tested, ensuring all ingredients are readily available.  All recipes are compiled into a yearly recipe book just for the Dining with Friends members.   The dinners are held in November, January, February and April of each year and no formal cooking education is required. 

We hope to spark your own creativity and help you to make lasting friends.

For more details please call Connie McCorkle at 803-262-5600 or Lynn Burkes at 803-645-3267.

Join us as we explore different sights and eat in new restaurants within the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA). Past outings have included a luncheon our famed Rose Hill in Downtown Aiken, making chocolate at Agape Chocolates in Graniteville, lunch at our very own Aiken wine bar, Solo Vino, as well as a painting class at our neighborhood school and studio Art Nook.

Several weeks before an event we send out emails to all the Women of Woodside on our Out to Lunch Bunch e-mail list, giving them details of the next event. At this time interested members sign up with the Co-Chairs. All Women of Woodside members are invited to attend.

If you are interested in this activity and want to be included on our email list, please contact either Susan Phillips at          919-593-4945 or Delores Chantra at 805-402-1099.

The W.O.W. Book Clubs provide an opportunity for W.O.W. members to expand their reading selections to journey to new places and times in the company of fellow enthusiastic readers. Lively discussions provide the chance to see a book through different perspectives, and thus, enhance the reading experience.

Book clubs typically have 12 or fewer members to allow for meetings in intimate surroundings such as members’ homes so that the members not only share their thoughts about the book being discussed but also establish friendships that last for many years.

Currently there are fifteen active W.O.W. Book Clubs. Ten of those book clubs are traditional book clubs in that they discuss an eclectic range of books recommended by their members. The other five books are themed book clubs focused on select authors, genre, or topics such as mysteries, United States history, and Southern authors/locales.

In addition, special activities that allow fellowship among the members from different W.O.W. Book Clubs are being pursued, such as an annual lunch for W.O.W. Book Clubs members and the November 2021 Mary Alice Monroe event: reception (reserved for W.O.W. Book Club members) and lunch/book signing/talk (open to all W.O.W. members).

If you love books and want to meet fellow bibliophiles, contact Alice Murray, Chair, W.O.W. Book Clubs ( or attend the Annual W.O.W. Kickoff Meeting in September to sign up for a new W.O.W. book club.