Activity Group News

New Activity Groups:

Attention writers or would-be writers – Have you been putting off writing your memoirs, perhaps a story about a special experience, or an article about your favorite topic? This writing group provides both motivation and the opportunity for sharing work with fellow members – no pressure, just fun and informative. The group generally meets once a month on Friday afternoons. Due to schedule conflicts, the next meeting date is Wednesday, June 12 at 1:30 pm. They are a small group and would love to have more members. If you’re interested in joining or would like more information, please contact the Activity Chair.

The New Monthly Movie Group – This group will go to the movies early afternoon on the second Monday of each month. About one week ahead of the movie we will email a list of three movies for the group to consider. The movie receiving the most votes received by reply email will be the movie the group attends. After the movie, group members may go somewhere close by for coffee and a nosh and talk about the movie and any movies coming up that they would like to see. If you are interested in joining this group, please email the Activity Chair.

Current Activity Groups

The Garden Club meets the first Tuesday of the month at 11:00 am. They are looking for a new person or persons to chair their group. Please contact the Garden Club Leader 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, either the owner of the garden or a nursery, who will give a talk.

Mostly Mysteries Book Club (NOTE change in date of meetings) now meets the first Monday of each month at 1:30 pm. Meeting location changes monthly. This group has space for new members, and they are a warm and welcoming group.

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.

Caring Friends

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.