Activities Corner

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? Try this writing group to get your creative juices flowing. This group will provide both motivation and the opportunity for sharing work with fellow members. No pressure, just fun and informative – so if writing or more writing is on your Bucket List, the time is now. Day and time will be determined by members. If you’re interested, please contact the Activities Chair.

The New Monthly Movie Group – One of our newest members is going to be our new Monthly Movie Group leader. This group will go to the movies in the early afternoon on the second Monday of a month beginning March 11. About one week ahead of Movie Monday, the Leader will send a list of three movies for the Movie Group to choose from. The movie receiving the most votes received by reply email will be the movie we will attend. After the movie, we may go someplace nearby for coffee and a nosh and talk about the movie and any upcoming movies we would like to see. If you are interested in joining this group, please email the Activities Chair.

Current Activity Groups:

The Garden Club – is looking for a new person or persons to chair their group. Please contact the Garden Club Chair for further information. There is always room for new members. 

Yarn Art – has openings for all you creative knitters and crocheters. Join us. Share your projects and help create scarves for the Christmas Families Project. We meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:00 pm. The next meeting is Feb. 13. Contact the Activities Chair for more information.


If there are any groups that are currently looking for new members or if you would like to start up a new group, 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.

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?

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 Group Descriptions 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.