Hobbies and Pastimes

Looking to connect with people with similar interests? Cayman has a wide range of clubs and organizations that include everything from stargazing and photography to wine, art and drama. It’s a great way to forge new friendships while enjoying an activity.

Art Nest Creative Studio

Art Nest offers a variety of creative classes and workshops spanning from paint-and-sip parties to ceramics to macramé. A membership gives artists a space to meet and use for personal and collaborative projects.
t: 949-0107
w: artnestcayman.com
e: [email protected]

Astronomical Society

The group meets once a month at Pedro Castle for star-gazing. Dates and times vary. The society also meets monthly at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort for its “Dark Night” evening.
t: 949-8378 or 925-4917
w: caymanastronews.blogspot.com

Bridge Club

The duplicate bridge club meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Comfort Suites Hotel; Friday morning duplicate bridge is at 9:15 a.m. at the Rugby Club in South Sound. Visitors welcome. The club also provides lessons for beginners.
t: 916-3217 or 947-3693

Bookends Book Club

The Bookends Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Books & Books in Camana Bay. Book selections range from classic literature to contemporary fiction and non-fiction.
t: 640-2665

Cayman Drama Society

The community theater stages an average of four to six productions each year in its 130-seat theater, Prospect Playhouse. It also offers acting classes and workshops. New members of all ages are welcome.
t: 938-1998
w: cds.ky
e: [email protected]

Cayman Islands Model Flying Association

The association, which meets every Saturday, welcomes members of all skill levels, ages and interests from fixed-wing aircrafts to helicopters, and electric-powered to internal combustion models.
t: 916-3838

Chess Club

Meets every Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the West Indies Wine Company in Camana Bay and every Saturday at 11 a.m. at the George Town Public Library. All levels welcome including beginners.
t: 525-5862 or 326-5784
w: caymanchessclub.com
e: [email protected]

The Garden Club of Grand Cayman

Meets on the first Thursday of every month, except for July and August. Monthly meetings consist of short business meetings with programs on gardening-related topics and often a garden tour.
w: caymangardenclub.com
e: [email protected]
t: 916-1683

Humane Society Beach Training Program

Volunteers bring a four-legged friend from the shelter to socialize and learn some basic manners from professional dog trainer Kenneth Morgan. The group meets every Sunday at 11 a.m. at public beach by Calico Jack’s.
t: 949-1461
w: dogtrainercayman.com/beach-training-programme

International Ladies Club of the Cayman Islands

The aim of the club is to create a friendly forum in which women can socialize and make new friends. Visit its Facebook page for more information.
e: [email protected]
w: internationalladiesclubcayman.ky

International Wine & Food Society

Wine-themed functions are held about once every six weeks except during the summer. New members are sponsored by existing members.
w: iwfs.org
e: [email protected]

The Lustic Life Book Club

Meets monthly on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the West Indies Wine Club in Camana Bay. Members can purchase each month’s book selection at a discount from Books & Books.
w: lusticlife.com/bookclub
e: [email protected]

Orchid Society of Grand Cayman

The society teaches how to grow and care for both native and exotic orchids and rescue endangered orchids. Meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month at 3 p.m.
e: [email protected]

Visual Arts Society of Grand Cayman (VAS)

Based in the Watler house at Pedro St. James, members are invited to art openings, informed of upcoming workshops and advised of other art-related events happening within the community.
t: 546-5946
w: visualartcayman.com
e: [email protected]