Newcomers & Neighbors Club has more than 50 Activity Groups and you may join as many as you wish. Information about each Group is sent to members in a monthly 16-page newsletter that is mailed and/or emailed to you. Each monthly newsletter has a short article about each Activity Group and their plans for the upcoming month. To participate in a given activity, all you need to do is contact the Activity Chair using the contact information provided within the newsletter. A monthly calendar that provides an overview of all Activity Group events is included in the newsletter.
We are a busy community! Check out an example of our calendar of events— we have one or more activities virtually every day of the month!
Company & Food
Dining In With Friends— This is for couples who enjoy cooking, eating, making new friends, and having fun. Once a month there are as many as eight simultaneous dinner parties going on in the Reno-Sparks area. We meet the 2nd Saturday of the month.
Oh Solo Mio-- OSM is a singles group that mixes and mingles at a variety of local restaurants. All single members of Newcomers are invited to attend! We meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Let's Get Together— We welcome all women, married or single, who enjoy making friends. We usually meet on the 1st Sunday of the month for brunch and the 3rd Thursday for dinner.
Let’s Live Again— LLA is for members who have lost their lifetime partner. The group meets monthly for lunch and may plan other activities as well. We meet on the 2nd Friday of the month.
TGIF— TGIF is open to all members, both singles and couples. We meet in the evening for an enjoyable mixer at a member's home. It's BYOB or beverage of your choice and finger food to share. We meet on the 1st Friday of the month.
2nd Friday Get Together— Singles and couples are welcome. We meet from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm on the 2nd Friday of the month.
Hump Day Happy Hour— This group of gals and guys meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month between 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm at one of the restaurants in South Reno that has a Happy Hour menu.
Let's Get Physical
Women’s Golf— We meet weekly from April to October for 9 holes of golf. Join us for a fun event. We meet on every Tuesday.
Men's Golf— Golfers of all levels are welcome. We play for fun and self-improvement. As weather permits we try to play every Monday and Thursday at courses in Reno and Carson City. On Mondays we usually play at our home course, Washoe Golf Course.
Brunch and Bowl— We are not a league, just a group of members who enjoy bowling!. There is no commitment, come whenever you can. We will not have set teams and we will not be keeping score from week to week. Everyone is welcome - singles, couples or even teams. If you don’t want to commit to a summer league or haven’t bowled in decades or never bowled at all, please come and join us. We meet weekly on Tuesday.
Bowling II— If you like small and friendly, this is the league for you. We meet weekly on Wednesday.
Snow Activities— We enjoy downhill skiing, show shoe, and cross country. See you in November for our Season Planning Meeting. When there's snow, we meet weekly, alternating Tuesday and Wednesday. Think Snow!
Marina Walkers— We walk the Sparks Marina three mornings a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Join us for light exercise and good company.
Local Hikers— This group hikes for about 2 hours in and around Reno. Everyone is welcome to join us for some light exercise and fun! We meet the 2nd Tuesday and the Last Friday of each month.
5-Mile Hikers— We meet during March through October for moderate hikes in the local cities, hills, valleys, and mountains. Our hikes are led by members, men and women, who have done these hikes before. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.
Ladies Intermediate Hikers— We enjoy energetic hikes from April to October in the local hills, valleys, and mountains led by members who have done these hikes before. Hikes are generally within a 90-minute drive from Reno, 6–9 miles in length, and at a moderate pace. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month.
Slow & Go Hikers— Our treks will be about 2+ miles on relatively flat trails. We go out weekly on alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays around the Reno Area.
Garden Club— The GC meets to share successes and challenges of gardening in Nevada. We often feature a guest speaker. We meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month.
Walkie Talkies—This is a beautiful aerobic walk on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We meet at Damonte Ranch Park on Steamboat Pkwy at 9:00 am to do a three mile, one hour loop around the wetlands.
Arts & Crafts
Card Making — We meet 3 days a month to make greeting cards for all occasions using rubber stamping and/or Iris-folding or fancy paper-folding techniques.
Hooks & Needles— All levels from beginner to expert are welcome to join us for an afternoon of fun and creativity. If you don’t know how to knit or crochet, we’ll help you learn. You can make items for yourself or for donation. We meet the 3rd Thursdays of the month.
Creative Artists— Here's your chance to dabble in the arts. Bring your supplies and a bag lunch. You’ll enjoy this informal, friendly workplace away from the distractions at home. We meet weekly on Wednesday.p
Photography— Members who like taking photographs on their cameras and cell phones are invited to join this group. We will share our photos and discuss ways to edit them using assorted tools to make them better and/or more interesting. We meet the 4th Saturday of the month.
Quilting— Whether you are a longtime quilter or just want to learn to quilting, please join us at our monthly meetings. In addition to socializing with other quilters, our meetings include demonstrations, book & pattern reviews, quilting tips, show & tell, and guest speakers. Other activities include workshops, making quilts for charities, and small groups that meet in members’ homes. We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
French Conversation— Get together with other members to speak and improve your French. Join us and have fun! We meet on the 1st Friday and 2nd Tuesday of each month.
Men’s Breakfast Club— We meet for breakfast and a speaker at a local restaurant. Join us as we learn about the Reno-Sparks community, enjoy good camaraderie, and develop new friendships. We meet on the 1st Thursday of the month.
Book Clubs— Newcomers & Neighbors has three book clubs that meet to discuss contemporary fiction and non-fiction. Books are assigned each month.
Learn About Nevada— LAN meets monthly for a local tour and/or a speaker on an interesting topic about Nevada. We have an optional lunch (or dinner) in a restaurant and occasionally a potluck in a member's home. We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
Travel Talk— TT meets monthly to discuss member travel adventures using photos, video, and more. Each meeting features a member speaker discussing their personal travel experiences. We meet on the 2nd Saturday of the month.
Enjoy a Good Game
8-Ball Pool— If you are interested in playing 8-Ball Pool and other games, we meet monthly at a local billiard's club. We welcome all levels of players. We meet on the 1st Thursday of the month.
Cribbage— If you are an experienced player or new to the game, you're welcome to join us. Come early if you would like to have lunch before we start playing. We meet every Monday and the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
Card Games— We have several groups that meet for various card games. Some groups meet during the day and some meet in the evening.
Mah Jongg NMJR I— This group plays by the National Mah Jongg Rules (NMJR) and meets at a member's home. Our players are intermediate to early advanced players. We meet every Monday.
Mah Jongg NMJR II— Our group plays by the NMJ Rules and you need a card to play. Beginners can call us and we will notify you when we have enough players for a table of four. You are welcome to come and observe and see if you like the game. We meet every Monday.
Mah Jongg NMJR III— We are always looking for experienced Mah Jongg players that play by the NMJ rules. If you enjoy a good game with long-time players, join our group. We meet every Monday.
Bunco Groups— Bunco is a simple dice game anybody can master. It's lots of fun. We talk, eat, and play bunco all at the same time. We have seven groups, with some playing in the evening and others in the daytime.
Daytime Bunco I— We meet on the 1st Thursday of each month.
Daytime Bunco II— We meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month.
Daytime Bunco III— We meet on the 2nd Monday of each month.
Daytime Bunco V— We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.
Daytime Bunco VI— We meet on the 3rd Friday of each month.
Evening Bunco I— We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Advanced Beginner's Bridge— We are a drop-in group of beginning and more experienced players. We sometimes play with open hands and we are always willing to discuss the play of the hand and answer questions. We use the 2005 Audrey Grant series Bridge Basics. We meet each Tuesday.
Ladies Bridge— Join us to play intermediate bridge and enjoy lunch for a fun ladies' day out. If you want to substitute occasionally, we'd love it! We meet on the 3rd Monday each month.
Intermediate Bridge— We have a group of two tables. We meet twice monthly and we'd love to include you on our substitution list. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays.
Couples Marathon Bridge— The schedule has already been set for this year's play, but we are taking names of people who want to join the wait list.
Mexican Train - We play the 1st & 3rd Thursday each month at Members' homes.
Friends of the Arts
Movie Discussion Group— We get together monthly to review and rave about (or tear apart) an assigned movie followed by dessert and conversation about whatever is topical. We meet on the 2nd Sunday of the month.
Showtime— We meet for the Eldorado shows in Reno for their dinner buffet and show.
Theater Group— We meet monthly for an evening or afternoon matinee theater event with an optional dinner (or brunch) afterwards.'
Let's Go To The Movies— We meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month between 4:00 and 5:00 pm.