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Members Interest Groups

Members Interest Groups are a free benefit of CSC membership and a great way to socialize and learn with other CSC members who share similar interests. 

At present, CSC has two members groups that meet monthly: the popular Mysterious Mondays and a NEW group, Journeys with Will Shakespeare. For the present, both groups meet on Zoom.  

Mysterious Mondays

This well-established reading group meets on the first Monday of the month from September through June (September meeting is always on a Tuesday) via Zoom to discuss a new case. The mystery of the month comes from a list compiled from suggestions by the members. Some years we have themes: 2022–23 is the year of Female Investigators. The group is open, without charge to members of CSC. If you interested in being included on the list of investigators, please contact Maryanne Ward Deerstalker hats and/or knitting not required.  

Mystery Monday: Reading list 2022–23

Women Investigate

September 6: Anthony Horowitz Magpie Murders

October 3: Nevada Barr A Superior Death

November 7: Patricia Cornwell Cause of Death

December 5: Peter Tremayne Absolution by Murder

January 2: Susan Witting Albert Rosemary Remembered

February 6: Faith Martin Murder of the Bride

March 6: Barbara Neely Blanche among the Talent Tenth

April 3: Kathy Reichs The Bone Code

May 1: Katherine Page The Body in the Lighthouse

June 5: Jacqueline Winspear Maisie Dobbs

Journeys with Will Shakespeare

Join CSC Instructor Joseph Coté on the 3rd Monday of each month on a journey with the Bard of Stratford-upon-Avon. Each month's focus will be one destination, one play, and one character. On these journeys, members will travel from the 1100's to the 1600's and visit places such as ancient Britain, Denmark, Italy and Rome.

Membership in the group is dynamic. Members will need to register monthly when they wish to attend the upcoming "journey." Here's how it works:

On the 4th Monday of each month, beginning in September, a link to the registration page for the upcoming month's meeting will be posted here. The page will describe the upcoming "journey." After you register, supplementary information about the trip will be emailed to you, and a Zoom link for the meeting will be sent a few days before the journey is set to begin.

Upcoming Destinations, Plays, and Characters:

May 16 Verona - Romeo and Juliet - Friar Lawrence  Register  

If you haven’t joined or renewed your membership Click Here.

If you are interested in organizing and facilitating a members' group around a special interest, please contact us with your idea at  

Other Groups

Challenge of Change

CSC offers this activity as a service to our Midcoast community. This group is open to both members and non-members of CSC.

Challenge of Change provides a venue for community conversation to discuss economic, ecological, and cultural challenges facing our society. Group members propose and then choose the meetings' topics, and take turns providing refreshments.

The group meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 10 AM - Noon. Due to the Covid pandemic, meetings will be virtual via Zoom.

Contact Susan van Alsenoy,  


 Group Discussion Forums

Our new website has Discussion Forums where members can chat about common interests or concerns, or give feedback on a topic. To start with, we have created a Envisioning our CSC Future for your comments and suggestions about this website and other aspects of the new CSC. To get to the Forums look in the Participate! dropdown menu. 

To view the Forums and to opt in or out of a Forum, look at the Forums section of your Member Profile. If you would like to create a new Forum, send a brief description and forum name to and we will set it up for you. You will need to recruit members to join (opt in) to your new Forum.