As we have several new members in our Club, it is time to start working on some new groups. Please call me or email me with your ideas or suggestions. You are only limited by your imaginations. Perhaps you want to start a new book club or a theatergoing group? Trash to Treasures (vintage and thrift store shopping) is looking to start up again, but they need someone who will be willing to organize trips. Perhaps you have a talent or craft-making skill? There may be other members who would also be interested – they just need to meet you! Let’s work together to make new friends. Please contact the Activities Chair.
Book Clubs – Page Turners (3rd Wednesday) and Mysteries and More (1st Wednesday)
Bridge Groups – (4th Thursday) – are accepting subs and may have an opening coming up.
Bunco Groups – (1st Thursday) are full at the current time, but they are looking for subs.
Canasta Groups – (1st and 3rd Thursday) – are currently full but are always looking for subs
Cooking Groups – Gourmet Girls (1st Friday) are currently looking for subs; Happy Cookers (3rd Monday) have room for one or two more interested ladies
Garden Club – (1st Tuesday) always welcomes new members and is looking for someone to chair the group. They currently have activities planned through June of this year.
Knotty Knitters – (3rd Wednesday) are looking for members. They would be willing to merge with other handwork groups (needlepoint or stitchery)
Mahjong – (1st and 3rd Tuesday)
Baby Mahjong – (4th Friday) always has room for new members.
Monthly Movie Group – (meeting times vary) always has room for new members
Short Walkers – (Mondays at 8:30 at Gate 1 at the Fairgrounds) would love to have new members. You are welcome to bring your dog with you.
Trash to Treasure – (Vintage/antique shopping) (1st Thursday) would love new members.
One of our members would like to form a new bridge group. If you are interested, please call or the Bridge Activities Chair listed in your Roster on page 4.
You are always welcome to start a new group if you wish. There is some current interest in starting a gaming group (interest in card, dice or board games). Please contact the Activities Chair.
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.
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
- Cooking Clubs
- Garden Club
- Hand & Foot
- Knotty Knitters
- Mah Jongg & Baby Mah Jongg
- Monthly Movie Group
- Nifty Needlers
- Short Walkers