Whether your passion is fishing or photography, cooking or crafting, painting or pickleball, there are most likely other members within your community who share your interests. If you’re ready to reach out and make some new friends this fall, joining a Trilogy club can help you to connect with neighbors who share your passions.

Read on to discover just a few of the many active clubs and groups that are gathering at Trilogy this season. If you’re a Trilogy member and you see one that interests you at your community, stop by a meeting or reach out to the club’s leader to learn more.

For a full list of the active clubs at your community, Trilogy members can visit the Club Directory on MyTrilogyLife.com.

The Culinary Club of Encanterra

The Culinary Club of Trilogy at Encanterra is open to all members who enjoy cooking and learning about delicious foods from around the world. The club’s intent is to explore various cuisines and cooking techniques through cooking demonstrations, culinary expeditions, foodie parties, and restaurant outings. Events are varied and provide opportunities for neighbors to connect, learn, and share enthusiasm for all things food-related. In addition to a restaurant outing in September and a “Get Your Grains On” cooking demonstration by the owner of Hayden Flour Mills in early October, the club hosted a Chili Contest mid-October 2015, which was a fundraiser for the Poston Butte Culinary Arts Scholarship. A portion of ticket sales was donated, as well as proceeds from a silent auction was donated to the culinary arts students.  If you love to cook – or eat! – this club hopes you’ll join them at a future Culinary Club gathering.

The Birding Club of Trilogy at Lake Frederick

All those interested in learning about the birds that live, breed, and migrate through Lake Frederick are welcome to attend the monthly gatherings of the Birding Club. On the third Friday of each month, the club either hosts a presentation on some aspect of local birds, or shares pictures and stories of birding adventures. When weather permits – and the birds are cooperating – the group also takes “Bird Ambles” to see what’s flying or perching around the neighborhood. Join this club to see how many of 150-plus resident and migrating birds you can find throughout Northern Virginia! No great birding knowledge is required to participate in this club, and beginners are welcome to attend.

Wisdom Circle of Trilogy at Monarch Dunes

Would you like to be part of a group that supports your desire to live a more joyful and meaningful life? Would you like to discuss books that tell of hope, courage, spiritual growth and the ongoing search for meaning in our lives? Would you like to discuss what others have written about their spiritual journey and discoveries?

You are invited to come and hear what it is like to be in the company of like-minded adventurers, searching for thoughts that make you feel good, that point to the truth of why we are here and what our purpose might be. There is no basic underlying theme, denomination, agenda, or message being put forth. This is only an opportunity to explore and discover for ourselves the thoughts and ideas that might help us, individually, to find more joy and meaning in our lives. Beginning in November 2015, the Wisdom Circle of Trilogy at Monarch Dunes will meet every other Monday in the Arts and Crafts room. Everyone is lovingly welcome. Just bring your open hearts and open minds.

The Fishing Club of Trilogy at Rio Vista

The Fishing Club is open to all residents of Trilogy at Rio Vista, no matter your experience or knowledge of fishing. The club meets the third Monday of the month at 7:30PM at the Delta Club.

Month by month these anglers continue to pursue the wily fish on the waters of the delta, bay and ocean. With recently added members, the club continues to grow and develop. Many members have had success ocean fishing for salmon. The salmon season begins mid-July for area inland waters, and the Fishing Club will be able to fish locally for salmon through November/December. Throughout the year, local fishing continues to be the group’s focus. If you are interested in joining, come to the next meeting in the Marina Room at the Delta Club.  Tight Lines!

The Wine Club of Ardiente

The Ardiente Wine Club is dedicated to learning about the wines of the world. Cheers to the goals of tasting wines, learning about different wine regions, and, most of all, having fun. There is a different wine topic each month. One month, for example the group learned the basics of wine tasting, including mapping the tongue by tasting bitter, sour, sweet and salty liquids in order to better identify the subtle differences in wines. Another meeting discussed wine and food pairings. The Wine Club loves the educational side of wine tastings and can’t wait to learn something new at each gathering. Club meetings are led by Ardiente member Leslie Olson, a certified wine sommelier.

The Social Painting Club of Trilogy at The Vineyards

Painting toolsCalling all painters!  Every Monday morning from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM, the Social Painting Club offers the opportunity to paint in the company of other artists. Bring supplies, brushes, canvas, or paper and meet in the fun-filled Hii’komme Room, where you are free to express yourself and be inspired by the proximity of other creative artists.

The goal of this club is to inspire each other in creative expression, provide a structured place and time for painting, and occasionally visit exhibitions and host guest speakers.  No RSVP is required ; just come paint!

The Voices of Trilogy Orlando

A fun loving group that shares their love of music and singing with the community. The group has come a long way since “The Voices of Trilogy” was founded in October of 2014, and as membership grows, they gained a wonderful accompanist, Gwen Cox.

Most of the members of this chorus had never sung before joining the group and are enjoying finding out how their performances put smiles on faces. If you like to sing, lend your voice to this group and join in!

The Photography Club of Trilogy at Vistancia

Join us at the Trilogy Photography Club at Vistancia! The club is open to all residents interested in photography, regardless of skill level. Programs include guest speakers, competitions, photo displays in the Kiva Club lobby, field trips and education workshops.

Each meeting begins with registration at 6:00 p.m., followed by a “Meet and Greet” with refreshments prior to the start of the program. There are also monthly SIG (Special Interest Group) meetings, which offer Club members who use post-processing software opportunities to share knowledge and ideas, learn about photo techniques, view their works, and discuss anything else of mutual interest. Please check out the Club’s website at www.trilogyphotographyclub.com for more information about the club

How are you connecting with your fellow Trilogy members or neighbors this autumn? Feel free to suggest a club or activity to your friends and neighbors by adding a comment below.