Newcomers offers 30 regularly scheduled activities, including games, book clubs, hiking, dining, happy hours, exploring the community. Most activities meet monthly year-round. Browse the listing below for the those of interest to you! You can also view our Activity Calendar for an overview.
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2017-2018 NEWCOMERS ACTIVITIES
500 Card Game: This easy-to-learn game features the ease of Euchre coupled with a bit more strategy--think along the lines of bridge. We meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 1 pm.
Book Club (Morning): We meet the 4th Tuesday of every month in the morning to discuss a pre-selected book. Click here to see the 2017-18 Morning Book Club Selections.
Book Club (Afternoon): We meet the 4th Monday of every month at 1 pm at different homes to discuss a pre-selected book. Click here for the Afternoon Book Club Selections.
Book Club (Wednesday Evening): Our group meets the 4th Wednesday of the month with the exception of December and July. We keep the group limited to 15 which gives all members the ability to voice their thoughts about the book. Click here for the Evening Book Club Selections.
Book Club (Tuesday Evening): This newly formed group meets the third Tuesday evening of the month at a central location in the downtown area. The initial meeting will be on May 15, and we will be making book selections at that time.
—Attendance at a second Book Club session is subject to space availability after the RSVP deadline —
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.
—Attendance at a second Evening Euchre event is subject to space availability after the RSVP deadline—
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.
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.
—Attendance at a second Hiking event is subject to space availability after the RSVP deadline—
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.
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.
Walking: Start your week off with a healthy walk on Monday mornings. All levels of walkers are encouraged to join. Spouses, partners and well-behaved dogs are welcome.