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Clubs wishing to be listed on this site can complete the form above. A phone number or email as well as a name of a point of contact is required.

Activities and clubs are open to all residents and tenants of LOW, although some organizations may have specific unique membership requirements. Although every effort has been made to offer a complete listing, new clubs form and inactive clubs disband from time to time. Some clubs have chosen not to be included here. These clubs and groups are not directly affiliated with Lake of the Woods Association, however they are listed as a courtesy.

Any member or tenant in may initiate a new club following demonstration of sufficient interest by LOWA members and approval of the General Manager. Advertising in Lake Currents is available to solicit members for newly organized clubs is available by calling the Communications Office, 540-972-2278.

AARP Chapter 5239 
Pierre, President - 540-972-0519 

AARP website 
Meets at 10am on the third Monday of each month in the Clubhouse Great Hall. (Social 9:30am).
AARP is a non-profit social and service organization for people age 50 and over. The Chapter addresses the needs and interests of seniors through monthly programs, sponsored trips and volunteer opportunities. Chapter activities provide for socializing and meeting others. Dues: $10/year.  
Battlefield Boogie Club 
Audrey Borja, 540-401-5050 
The Battlefield Boogie Club is a dance club that promotes the Carolina Shag. The Club is open to folks of all ages who like to dance. The Club has by-laws of operation, elected officers, quarterly board and general membership meetings. Meeting times and locations vary, please contact Audrey. The Club has their own DJs and hold their dances at the LOW Clubhouse, as well as the Loft in Fredericksburg. 
Bocce Club
Contact: [email protected]
Minimal exertion, maximum payout in fun, friendly competition. Bocce is enjoyed by all ages and fitness levels, is easy to learn and a great social time! The LOW Bocce Club has courts at Sweetbriar Park and offers league play, tournaments, Open Play and free lessons. There's a nominal membership fee, but non-members can also pay to play in the league or tournaments. Monthly meetings are the 3rd Thursdays at 7pm. Check out our website - for news, events, and membership info.
Bridge (Wednesday- Friday- Sunday)
Contacts vary from month to month- see the Lake Currents for contact info.
Duplicate Bridge: This non-sanctioned, social group meets weekly on Sunday evenings. First-timers please contact the current director in advance. Bring a partner!
Friday Bridge: (general and refresher) This social, contract bridge group meets weekly. New players must call the monthly director in advance so tables can be arranged.
Ladies Bridge: This social, contract bridge group meets Wednesdays for six rounds of play, mid-morning to mid-afternoon, with a break for lunch. Please call the director in advance so tables can be arranged. See the "Calendar of Events" in Lake Currents on each respective day to locate contact person.
Chess Club
Kurt Heinz 703-401-8592
 The Knights of the Lake Chess Club joust on the field of battle also known as the chess board. The chess club is open to all the king’s people, from squires who want to learn chess to nobles who want to improve their level of chess. Meets from 6:30-8:30 every Thursday at the Community Center. 
Civil War Study Group
Charles Brewer, President, 540-645-2705
The study group is collecting information on events/activities at the Battle of the Wilderness with particular attention to those occurring in LOW. Intent is to add to the understanding of what happened where and its impact. Free and open to all with an interest in history. For meeting dates and locations, go to the Civil War Study Group website. 

Democratic Club 
Karen Newman, Chair
Info: Sharon 314-346-1515. See our website
The focus of the Democratic Club is to become better informed about national, state, and local governments and the matters before them. The Club educates its members on wide-ranging issues and how to be strong advocates for these issues. A service project for the community is undertaken annually. Meetings are held monthly, with topical guest speakers and political activities. Dues: $30/yr. Meets the second Wednesday each month in the Clubhouse, Lower Level at 1 pm. 
Farm Team
Nancy King, 540-972-0984
If you want to have fun learning how to play golf or refreshing your game, join us at 4:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month from May until October. You will learn the basics of golf, meet new friends, and have a few laughs. Don't let a good walk be spoiled by a bad swing!
Fire & Rescue Auxiliary
The Auxiliary is recruiting members to assist the Fire & Rescue with varied and fun jobs. We work on EMS day and help with the annual Banquet to name a few. 
Friends of Wildlife (FOWL) in LOW or 540-395-3205
Fun Bowling League 
Brook Barnes, 540-972-6230
The LOW Fun Bowling League is a sanctioned, recreational mixed league for both men and women (over 40) that meets for 24 weeks from October through April at the AMF Bowling Lanes in Fredericksburg. Singles welcome. We bowl Thursdays at 1pm. There are 24 teams on this league not including 15-20 substitute bowlers who step in during the bowling season when a regular member cannot be available.  
Garden Club  Newsletter
Debbie Hein, President, 703-851-1759
The LOW Garden Club is a nonprofit group that joined in 1978 with the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs. Their objective is to serve LOW through civic and beautification endeavors. Annual fundraising activities enable continuation of these projects. The Club is responsible for the Memorial Garden (across from the Holcomb Building), the Clubhouse Garden, and the Wilderness Library Garden. Other activities include decorating the Clubhouse for the winter holidays and judging the LOW Holiday Lights contest. Meetings with featured speakers are held monthly; new members are always welcome. Field trips and workshops are often held as well. Annual dues are $25. Meets the 2nd Monday of every month in the Clubhouse Great Hall, except in January and July. If interested in joining, please call Karin Nielsen, vice president for Membership, at 609-752-1246.
Happy Tails Dog Club
Laurie Miller Administrator 
[email protected]
Registration Form
The Happy Tails Dog Club is a non-profit group of dog lovers that formed in June of 2017.  The mission of the Club is to provide a safe and healthful environment for Club Member dogs to play and socialize with other dogs. The dog park is located at the Life Estates parcel 1410 Lakeview Pkwy, behind the mail station. The park’s use will be for The Happy Tails Club members only. The Happy Tails Club meets every other month on the 4th Thursday at 7 PM at the Community Center.  To join the Happy Tails Dog Club or have your questions answered, please visit
Ladies Bowling League
Kathy Smith, 540-972-3093 
his is a sanctioned, recreational league for women that meets for 27 weeks from October through April at the AMF Bowling Lanes in Fredericksburg.   
Ladies Golf Association 
President: Lori Barnes, 540-847-4844 or [email protected]
The LGA invites you to join us on Tuesdays from April through October. Play golf with either the 9 or 18 hole groups. Members are flighted based on handicap and four-person teams are set up. Membership is open to all female LOW property owners, tenants and/or their dependent daughters age 18 or over. Annual dues are $25. Members are required to have a handicap. The $38 handicap fee is paid directly to the Pro Shop. We have special tournaments throughout the year;  Spring Tournament, Member/Guest  Sadie Hawkins President's Cup, Member/Member and  Cancer Tournament. The season ends with a fun scramble at the end of October, with a closing luncheon and awards ceremony.

Lake Authors Club 
Melinda Crocker, Mari K Eder, or Sharon Lyon [email protected]
Lake Authors supports and educates writers in polishing, promoting and selling their work.

Lake Youth Foundation
Lois Powell, President; Jim Flood, VP
[email protected]
LYF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) foundation dedicated to funding educational programs, higher education scholarships and fun family events. The foundation sponsors an all-day mini drama camp, Easter Egg Hunt, Children's Fishing Tournament, Scholarships to high school seniors residing in LOW, and a Visit with Santa. For more information on these events, or to volunteer, please visit our website. 
LOW Anglers
Contact: Steve Lovelace [email protected]
Tournaments are March thru September typically on the 3rd Sat of the month. We meet at the Clubhouse Dock.
Lake of the Woods (LOW) Lioness Lions Club 
Donalda – 540-412-2857
Mary – 703-231-6297
Lioness website
The LOW Lioness Club is a non-profit women's community service group that organizes and hosts many fundraising activities throughout the year to support various local charitable organizations and causes. Dinner meetings take place on the second Thursday of every month. Activities include a Fall and Spring Fashion Show, a fall book and bake sale, a Spring Flea Market/Craft Fair, food drives to benefit the Wilderness Food Pantry, assistance with the Lions Club Eye glass recycling program, sponsoring of an ice cream social and Christmas gift wrapping day at Childhelp as well as many other community service projects. Interested residents are asked to contact the President or Membership Chair. The LOW Lioness Club meets the second Thursday of each month at 6pm at the LOW Clubhouse.
LOW Lions Club 
The LOW Lions Club, chartered in 1982, is a member of the world’s largest service club organization, Lions Clubs International. The LOW Lions Club supports the local community through many service projects such as the Wilderness Food Pantry, medical equipment loans, donations and grants to other local non-profit organizations, American Red Cross Blood Drives, sight and hearing screening for Orange County school students, classroom grants for local teachers and college scholarships for area students. The Club also sponsors LEO Clubs for local middle and high school students. An active eyeglass recycling program provides thousands of eyeglasses for worldwide distribution. Fundraising activities, including the Club’s popular weekly Yard Sale, generate the funds needed to support these important service projects. Member meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 5:30 PM at the LOW Clubhouse. We encourage men and women who enjoy serving others to join our club.

LOW Photography Club
Jen Heinz, 703-508-1104
The group is intended as a fun, enjoyable environment for the learning and practicing the craft of photography, digital and film. Learning the craft from other photographers is the best way to further hone your enjoyment of the art of photography. All ideas and suggestions are more than welcome, as this forum is meant to increase your love of photography. Whether you are an amateur, professional or somewhere in between all are welcome. Meets 4th Monday of each month at the Community Center, 7 PM. - 9 PM.

LOW Players Club
To order tickets to the next production, go to our website
There is no business like show business. Join the LOW Players and help bring entertainment and cultural enrichment to the community. Each year, the Players stage two theater productions, performed in the LOW Community Center, with a different set designed and constructed for each play. We welcome your participation, no matter how great or small-either or backstage. Areas in which we could use your talents include (but aren't limited to) acting, dancing, music (voice or instrument), set design and construction, costume design, sound, lighting, and stage management. You are invited to attend any of our meetings, which are held in the Community Center on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm. Please call if you would like more information. 
The Lake of the Woods Veterans Club (LOW Vets)
Mike Landers, President, 703-568-3136    [email protected] 
LOW Vets Website:
The Lake of the Woods Veterans Club (LOW Vets) meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Clubhouse lower level.  Club membership is open to all LOW veterans who have been honorably discharged, retired, released for medical reasons, currently on active duty or serving in our reserve forces. The purpose of the Club is to promote patriotism and the principles and ideals of American citizenship through a series of programs, guest speakers and participation in Lake of the Woods activities like Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Veteran’s Day.  Club meetings are open to the public.
Lake of the Woods Arts
Karen Falcon, President, [email protected]
If you're an artist or an art lover, we welcome you to join Lake of the Woods Arts (formerly LOWVAC).  We meet monthly on the first Monday at 2pm in the Community Center to develop our creativity, share our art and learn from one another. Our Annual Fine Art Show and Sale is held in the Fall to showcase LOW artists and their art and support the art programs in the Orange County schools through a raffle of fine art. Our website features representative artwork from our member artists and a calendar of events. You may opt to join our mailing list for regular updates on LOW arts events - visit the LOW Arts website to sign up. 

Men's Golf Association
Don Smith, President, 540-972-3093
The purpose of the MGA is to promote and encourage the game of golf in cooperation with the Golf Pro, the LOW Golf Committee and the LGA. The goal of the MGA is to bring men together to provide a social outlet and to promote and improve the quality of golf at LOW. The MGA also serves as an advocate for our golf course amenity. The MGA hosts numerous tournaments and activities throughout the year. Membership is open to male property owners and/or tenants and their dependents 18 years of age and older. Dues are $20/year. Annual  Virginia State Golf Association handicap fees are payable through the Pro Shop. 
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
Jessica, LOW Church, 540-972-9060
Mothers of Preschoolers is a study, fellowship, recreational and social group for moms of kindergarten age children and younger. Activities include adult study, Bible study, crafts and play time with children. Child care provided; walk-ins welcome. Annual registration fee; fee assistance available. MOPS meets every first and third Wednesdays from 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM. The meetings take place at The LOW Church in the Founders Room and childcare is downstairs.
Motorcycle Riders of LOW
Joseph Baranyai, (860) 461-4090
LOW Motorcycle riders for organized destination rides.
Fred Lange 703-401-7873 or [email protected]
Pickleball is a fast growing, fun & exciting sport that can be adapted for all skill levels. The LOW Pickleball Club is socially active and welcomes all adults 18 years of age and older. Played with a paddle and whiffle-style ball, it is typically played as doubles, inside or on LOW's well maintained outside courts. Adult Pickleball is played indoors at the Community Center every M-F from 9:30 AM to 3 PM. Free Beginners Class is offered without requiring amenity or Club membership. We have equipment, including paddles, that can be used if you would like to give this sport a try. Wear dedicated indoor court shoes (not jogging shoes) since we play on a gym floor. Come join the best amenity at LOW. 
Republican Club, LOW
Laird Knights, President, 703-203-0099
Meetings are held monthly, usually at the Community Center classroom #2 on the second Thursday at 2 PM. Visitors are welcome.  
Sailing Club

Commodore Gary Close [email protected]
​Vice-Commodore Dan McFfarland  [email protected]
​Past Commodore Jimmy Lee  [email protected]

The Sailing Club promotes sailing activities, instruction and the friendships that occur on the water. The Club meets informally every fourth Wednesday at 4:30 in the Lake Clubhouse. Anyone with an interest in sailing is welcome.
Softball Fun League
John Cavanaugh, 540-878-8130
This is an independent "for fun" softball league sponsored by the LOW Church and open to everyone regardless of age, experience or level of ability. Men's teams play modified fast pitch and co-ed teams play modified slow pitch. The season runs from April through September with games played at Hollyfield Park on Monday and Thursday at 7pm, and on Saturday from 9am to 1pm. 
 [email protected]
SOLOs (Singles Of LOW) is a social group for single adults that provides members an opportunity to get to know other singles at LOW. Regular activities include weekly dining at nearby restaurants, holiday parties held at members' homes, cultural and recreational trips and outings and larger combined events with other area singles groups. 
Square Dance Club 
Dick Unser, President(703) 298-6254
[email protected]
Square dancing is a healthy activity for the mind and body that can be easily enjoyed by people of all ages. No special skills are involved. Club members dance on the second, fourth and fifth Friday of each month at the Community Center Gym from 7:00-9:00 pm. Instruction for new dancers is offered on Tuesday evenings from mid-September to April from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Clubhouse, lower level. Club dues and class tuition are nominal. Singles, couples and families are welcome.  
Swim Team  Barracudas Swim Team
Sheila Wimble, Coach, 540-972-9980
The LOW Barracudas Swim Team, a member of the national division of the Fredericksburg Area Rappahannock Swim League, provides an opportunity for competitive swimming for children age four through 18. The season runs from Memorial Day weekend through mid-August for practices and swim meets. Applicable fees, discounts for multiple children in one family. Sign-up and contact information is available on the web ite. 
Tennis Club 
Janet Ratzlaff, 703-307-1929
Water Ski Club 
[email protected] 
The LOW Water Ski Club is a USA Water Ski sanctioned group that puts on two ski shows a year for the community. Our members range in age from 5-80+. The club meets several times a week to practice from May to early September. For more information, visit our website or send us an email.
Wilderness Friends of the Library
Karen Kovarik, 540-972-7866 
This volunteer service organization provides financial support and other services for the Wilderness Branch of the Orange County library system. Serving northeastern Orange County, the Friends conduct used book sales during the year. Annual memberships are $5 and life memberships $25.
Wilderness Model Yacht Club
Ed Hoffman, 540-972-9393
This organized group is looking to attract members and establish guidelines for play. The group plans to meet monthly at one of LOWA's beaches or private docks on the Main Lake to operate Victoria remote-controlled sailboats.  
Woodworkers Club
[email protected]

Dave Lyon, 703-455-7151
This group welcomes individuals at all skill levels interested in woodworking projects, which include cabinetry, furniture, modeling and whittling. More advanced members teach and guide those with less experience. Meetings are held Fourth Tuesday of each month at the Community Center from 7 - 9 pm.  Find us on Facebook: LOW Woodworkers Club.