Activity Group News
The groups listed below are newer activity groups. Please check in the front of your roster for a complete listing of all our activity groups.
Attention writers or would-be writers:
The writing group consists of members with diverse interests and writing projects, from poetry to memoirs to nonfiction. They meet once a month to share what they have written and get feedback from fellow members. It is a low-key, helpful and fun group. They meet at 1:30 pm once a month with dates determined in advance by the members. The next meeting is Friday, November 8. New members are welcome. If you’re interested in joining or would like more information, please contact the Writing Group leader listed in your roster.
The Monthly Movie Group
This group will go to the movies in the early afternoon on the 2nd Monday of the month. About one week ahead of the movie date, our leader will email a list of three movies for the group to choose from. The movie receiving the most votes received by reply email will be the movie the group attends. After the movie you will be welcome to go someplace close by for coffee and a nosh and talk about the movie and any movies coming up that you would like to see. If you are interested in joining this group, please email the Activity Chair.
Current Activity Groups
The Garden Club has new co-chairs. This group meets the first Tuesday of the month at 11:00 am. There is always room for new members. Our monthly programs are usually held at members’ and non-members’ private gardens or nurseries, anywhere we can learn about gardening in all its many forms and expressions and where someone will share their experiences and expertise in gardening. We also have those who travel the world visiting amazing gardens who show their photos and talk about their experiences.
The Mysteries and More Book Club has a new chairperson.
The group is currently full, but if you are interested in joining your name will be placed on a waiting list.
The Mexican Train Group meets the fourth Friday of the month from 1:00 to 3:00/3:30 pm. Hosting rotates among the group’s members. Mexican Train is a fun dominoes game played with a little strategy and a lot of luck, allowing for plenty of time during the round for chatting and enjoying each other’s company. The object of the game is to play all your dominoes or at least as many high-point dominoes as possible during each round as you take turns building lines of end-matching dominoes that run around the table. The rules of the game are easy to understand and follow, and the game is played simply for fun, with the low scorer being the winner. Those interested in joining us for a fun afternoon should contact the Activities Chair.
One of the two Hand and Foot Groups meets the third Thursday of the month (September through June) from 1:00 to (approximately) 3:30 pm. This group takes turns meeting at different members’ homes. In addition, a member will assist the hostess by providing (or assisting with) refreshments. Or, the hostess can opt to handle the afternoon snacks herself. They are currently looking for one additional full-time member and two to three more subs.
If any groups are currently looking for new members, or if you would like to start up a new group, please contact the Activities Chair.
PLEASE NOTE: At our monthly luncheons flyers will be available for you to take that describe more fully what the various activity groups do, when they meet and whom to contact for more information.
Did you know? Caring Friends is a group of 8-10 of our members available to help when a member of Newcomers is in need. We have many members who, at any time, could have a serious fall, be diagnosed with an illness or just be unable to take care of routine tasks. We’re here to help with rides to appointments, meals when needed, grocery shopping, dog walking or whatever help you may need. Should you find yourself in a position of needing assistance, please contact our Vice President.
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. Click here to see a list of the current activity groups and meeting times on the Activity Groups page. You can find the activity leader’s name and number in your current roster or contact the Activities Chairperson, whose name can also be found in the roster.