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NEWCOMERS CLUB OF GREATER GREENVILLE LIST OF ACTIVITIES

Book Club (Morning): We meet the 4th Tuesday of every month in the morning to discuss a pre-selected book.

Month

Book

Author

August

Station Eleven

Emily St. John Mandel

September

The Nix

Nathan Hill 

October

The Risen

Ron Rash

November

Commonwealth

Mira Ann Patchett

January

Romantic Outlaws  

Charlott Gordon

February

The Sympathizer 

Viet Than Nguyen

March

Today Will Be Different  

Maria Semple

April

Constellation of Vital Phenomenon     

Anthony Marra

May

Great Small Things   

Jodi Picoult

June

Piece of the World   

Christina Baker Kline

July

Dark Money

Jane Mayer


Book Club (Afternoon): We meet the 4th Monday of every month in the afternoon at different homes to discuss a pre-selected book.

Month Book Author

September

The Guest Room

Chris Bohjalian 

October

The Boys in the Boat

Daniel J. Brown

November

The Kitchen House

Kathleen Grissom

December

No Meeting

January

The Sound of Glass

Karen White

February

This Is How It Always Is  (New book…Author book signing at Fiction Addiction Feb. 7)    

Laurie Frankel

March

The Perfume Collector

Kathleen Tessera

April

The Color of Water

James McBride

May

The Lake House

Kate Morton

June

A Man Called Ove

Fredrik Backman

July

Book Selection Meeting

August

East of Eden

John Steinbeck


Book Club (Evening):   Ladies of the Night (Book Club)

Our evening book club meets the fourth Wednesday of each month with the exception of December.  We keep the group limited to fifteen which we have found gives us diversity in conversation and the ability for all members to voice their thoughts and opinions.  Our book selections are chosen quarterly.  This method has allowed us flexibility in reading hot new releases or making other adjustments we deem worthy.

Just over a year in the making, we have a core group of wonderful women who provide thought provoking discussion with varied perspectives.   Along the way we have met new members providing new influence. 

The selections for the next few months are as follows:

 Month Book Author
 AprilOrphan #8 Kim van Alkemade 
 MayCommonwealth Ann Patchett 
 June Born to Run Bruce Springfield 
 July A Land More Kind Than Home Wiley Cash 
August In a Dark, Dark Wood Ruth Ware 
September The Life We Bury Allen Eskens 

Bowling (Women’s): Come join our USBC-sanctioned FUN league bowling each Friday morning. We are always looking for new team members and substitute bowlers.

Bridge (Couples Round Robin): Couples teams playing bridge from September through May, each team plays once a month and subs are needed! 

Bridge (Ladies Round Robin): Need a partner? Call the chairman and she'll find one for you. Round Robin Bridge is a great way to meet and socialize with our members. This activity starts in September and meets on the 1st Monday of the month.

Bridge (Wednesday Social): For all those who like to play bridge and have a good time. Both women and men are welcome. Meets in members’ homes on 3rd Wednesday afternoon of the month.

Cinemafternoon:  Meets the first Thursday of the month to attend a movie matinee followed by discussion of the film.  Location rotates between Cherrydale, Magnolia Park and Simpsonville theaters.

Cocktails R Us: A great opportunity to get to know your fellow newcomers better! Bring an appetizer or dessert and your beverage of choice. Meets the 2nd Saturday of the month. Partners welcome.

Dominoes Mexican Train (Day): Easy to learn and lots of fun. We play a few rounds, eat a little lunch and then continue play to complete the game. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

Dominoes Mexican Train (Evening): This game has been a favorite Newcomers activity. It’s simple to learn and great fun. Women, men, singles and couples are welcome. Please bring your favorite beverage and a snack to share. Meets the 4th Friday of the month.

Euchre (Day)Afternoon play for the ladies only.  Meets the 3rd Monday of the month.

Euchre (Friday Evening): The group will meet on the third Friday of the month in members’ homes. Beginners are welcome, as well as partners.

Euchre (Saturday Evening): The group will meet the fourth Saturday of the month in members' homes. Beginners are welcome, as well as partners.

Please plan on attending only one Evening Euchre per month

Explorers: Join the group for fun and informative trips to historic places, art fairs, museums, quaint towns and much more. 

Partners are welcome to join in the fun. Generally meets the 3rd Thursday of the month.

Fifth Weekend Fun: Meets one day during the 5th weekend of the month to sample craft breweries and/or wineries and socialize. Partners are welcome. 

Game Day: Group plays a simple card games.  No experience necessary - learn the rules when you come to play. Meets the 4th Wednesday of the month.

Gardening: We visit nurseries, local businesses and universities to learn how to garden in the South. Meets the 4th Thursday of the month.

Golf (Couples) - Come join us for a fun day of Couples Scrambles Golf and Lunch.  We play the 2nd Friday of each month of March through October.  Play will be at different courses in the upstate and it is a monthly sign up.

Golf (Ladies): We meet every Wednesday, weather permitting, at Bonnie Brae Golf Course. All levels of play are welcome.

Happy Hour: Friends check out a local establishment on the 1st Wednesday of the month. Partners welcome.

Hiking: Please join us as we enjoy challenging 4 to 8 mile hikes, rewarding us with beautiful vistas or discovering area waterfalls. Partners welcome. Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Hiking, Scenic: A hiking group that encourages a slower pace, while covering 2-5 miles on easy to moderate dirt trails. Partners welcome. Meets the 4th Wednesday of the month.

Lunch Around the World:  Enjoy lunch and explore a different ethnic restaurant the first Wednesday of the month at 11:30.

Mah Jongg: Meets 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at 10:00 am. Beginners are welcome.

Mangia & Mingle: Mangia & Mingle is a midweek dining out group that meets for dinner on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. We will experience a different area restaurant each month and mingle with fellow newcomers. Partners welcome.

Needlework: Everyone brings whatever they want to work on. We may have demonstrations or classes depending on the group's interest. Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Out-To-Lunch-Bunch: Chit-chat over lunch at different restaurants on the 2nd Thursday of each month. This activity is on a reservation basis. Partners welcome.

Saturday Dining Out: Dining out group that meets for dinner on the 3rd Saturday of the month. We will experience a different area restaurant each month and mingle with fellow newcomers. Partners welcome.

Scrabble: Do you know how many points a "J" or a "Q" is worth? Find out in the classic game of Scrabble. Meets twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Fridays.

Supper Club: Interested people meet in randomly chosen groups of eight to share food at each other’s homes at mutually agreeable times once a month for four months. Then, the groups are reshuffled. Partners welcome.



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