Activities Corner

New Activity Groups:

For more information about the groups open for new members below, contact the chair for that activity, listed in your Roster, or contact the Activities Chair.

If there are any groups that are currently looking for new members and not mentioned below, or if you would like to start up a new group, please contact our Activities Chair.

There is interest in reviving the Canasta Group. If you are interested in being a part of this very fun group, please contact the Activities Chair.

There is a new group called River Walks, with the goal of exploring the Yuba River. These walks will be no more than five miles in length with no more than 500 feet elevation gain. They will take place on the third Friday of each month. 

The “Inspired Crochet” group has changed its name to Creative Crochet. Meetings will be the second Tuesday of the month. Share your work with others and gain inspiration. Show off your latest creation and participate in a joint project making scarves for the Christmas Families. There is room for three more members.

Nifty Needlers meets the first Thursday of the month and is looking for one member to join the group.

Cooking Group: Kitchen Kutups meets the third Thursday of the month at 10:00 am. They are looking for two new members.

The Garden Club meets the first Tuesday of the month at 11:00 am. They are looking for a person or persons to chair the group for further information. There is always room for new members. The meetings are usually held at private gardens, nurseries or other places where they can have a speaker. There is always someone, often the owner of the garden or nursery, who will give a talk.

Knotty Knitters would like to start up again. Interested members will need to determine a new meeting place and time.

The Monthly Movie Group has no specific meeting time. Claudette Paige has been heading up this group but is moving from the area.


Newcomers Garden Club

Some of us get down on our hands and knees to garden, some of us used to do that, and some of us are limited to gardening in containers; but all of us enjoy looking at gardens, talking about gardens and learning a few new things along the way. We go on field trips both locally and farther afield. We have speakers, visit nurseries and occasionally see each other’s gardens. Many of our members have been attending for a number of years, so our leaders search out new experiences and repeat past favorites. Recently we have toured a private Japanese Garden in Granite Bay, talked with Chris Bierwagen of the Donner Fruit Trail in Chicago Park, and learned about taking better photographs with simple cameras from Jan Hedman, a local American Rose Society Rosarian. This spring we had a class on pairing olive oil and balsamic vinegar to enhance the vegetables that we grow (or buy). In March we learned about the Felix Gillet Institute from Amigo Bob, who has identified heirloom fruit trees in our county and is now propagating them to preserve their enduring qualities for the future. Felix Gillet was a nurseryman in Nevada City who supplied much of the nursery stock that was imported to northern California in the late 1800s. Our Garden Club meets at 11:00 am on the first Tuesday of the month, September through June, except for January. Members pay $6.00 in addition to our Newcomers dues. This money is used to offset some of our expenses, to help support our Newcomers’ Christmas project and to donate to special activities, such as the Master Gardener Daffodil Project. For more information on joining the Garden Club, contact the Garden Club Chairs listed in your Roster.

New Opportunities for You!

“Mysteries & More,” our book club for mystery lovers, mixes their mystery reads with regular fiction and biographies. They are currently looking for new members. All Newcomers Club readers are welcome to join them. They meet the 1st Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm at the members’ homes. In February they discussed The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton. Please contact the Mysteries & More Chairs listed in your Roster. If you would like to be a part of a new group OR if you want to join an existing activity group, please let us know. Contact the Activity Chairs whose contact information can be found in your Roster or in the Newsletter.

Short Walkers

At this time of New Year resolutions, many of us are resolving to get more exercise in 2015. If you want to start your week off with some fun exercise, you can do that with our Short Walkers.  We meet every Monday morning at 8:30 am and walk the trail around the Nevada County Fairgrounds. It’s a great way to spend time with other Newcomers, get in your exercise AND enjoy the beautiful surroundings. If you are interested in “short walking,” please contact the ladies listed in the Roster or your Newsletter.

New Book Club?

We have members interested in starting a new book club. Would you like to join them?

Substitute for Cooking Group?

One of our Cooking Groups is looking for a substitute.  Anyone interested?

Monthly Movie Group

The Newcomer’s Monthly Movie Group meets the second Thursday of the month and is open to all Newcomer members who just want to get out and see the latest quality movie. Some of the movies we have viewed together as a group were Silver Linings Playbook, Life of Pi, The Great Gatsby, The Way, Way Back, Jersey Boys, Gone Girl and more. We also attended a fundraiser series for the Covered Bridge at Bridgeport. This included such classic movies as Rebel Without a Cause, High Noon and The African Queen. I email the group on the Friday before our Thursday movie date to announce the selection. Often times, we will go out for coffee together after the show. If you would like to join the Monthly Movie Group, simply find my email address or phone in your roster or newsletter, contact me, and I’ll put you on the email list. I hope to see you at the movies!!

Your Activities chairpersons would love to hear from you.

If you do learn of a group that you are interested in or if you are interested in starting a new group, PLEASE give us a call, and we can chat about your desires. We would love to hear from you. These are our current activity groups:

  • Book Clubs
  • Bridge
  • Bunco
  • Canasta
  • Cooking Clubs
  • Garden Club
  • Hand & Foot
  • Knotty Knitters
  • Mah Jongg & Baby Mah Jongg
  • Monthly Movie Group
  • Nifty Needlers
  • Short Walkers