Newcomers and Neighbors Club 

of Northern Nevada


Activity Groups

Newcomers  and Neighbors Club has more than 45 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

Baking Bunch— Baking Bunch is for those who enjoy the art of baking. We meet 5 times a year on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. 

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.

Generation Xers Generation Xers welcomes members who are mostly in their 40s and 50s and younger or just young at heart.  We meet the 4th Wednesday of each month at locations in South, Northwest or Midtown Reno. 

Reno/Sparks Hump Day Happy Hour— This group of gals and guys meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month between 4:00pm and 6:00pm at one of the restaurants in the greater Reno/Sparks area that has a Happy Hour menu.

Let's Get Together (Women)— 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 3rd Friday 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 1st Wednesday 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.

Let's Get Physical

Adopt-A-Spot Interested in some safe outdoor time helping our community? Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful provides all the tools needed (bags, gloves, shovels, etc.) and coordinates trash pickup. We meet three times a year.

Bowl and Lunch— 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 every Tuesday.

Garden Club— The GC meets to share the successes and challenges of gardening in Nevada. We often feature a guest speaker. We meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month.

Ladies Golf— This golf group will meet every Monday (weather permitting). As of now we are alternating Mondays between Kiley golf course and Wildcreek golf course.

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.

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.

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.

Marina Walkers— 

We walk the Sparks Marina three mornings a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Join us for light exercise and good company.

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. 

Snow Activities— We enjoy downhill skiing,  beginner and intermediate snow shoeing, and cross country. When there's snow, we meet weekly, alternating Tuesday and Wednesday. Think Snow! 

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.

Creative Women 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 every Wednesday.

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 Thursday of the month.

North/South Quilters— Whether you are a longtime quilter or just want to learn to quilt, 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.  

Friends of the Arts

Arts Around Town— A monthly excursion to one of the nearby museums, galleries, or art/historical places followed by lunch or even just coffee somewhere (optional).

Let's Go To The Movies— We meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month between 4:00 and 5:00 pm.

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.'

Pursuing Adventure

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. 

The Explorers (RV/Camping)

This is for anyone who is interested in camping via tent, an RV or simply sleeping on a cot under the stars!

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.

Card Games— We have several groups that meet for various card games. Some groups meet during the day and some meet in the evening.

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.

Beginning Bridge— We meet every Tuesday and we use the Audrey Grant series as our guiding rules.

Bridge IV— This group is for those who have either completed the Beginning Bridge Group or are familiar with the Audrey Grant series of playing Bridge.

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— Meets monthly on the 1st Thursday

    Daytime Bunco II— Meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday    

    Daytime Bunco III— Meets monthly on the 2nd Monday

    Daytime Bunco V— Meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday

    Daytime Bunco VI— Meets monthly on the 3rd Friday 

    Evening Bunco I—  Meets monthly on  the 3rd Tuesday 

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.

Hand & Foot— New and seasoned players are welcome. We play on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

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.

Mexican Train— We play the 1st Thursday of the month at members' homes.

Minnesota— Minnesota is a canasta-like game that is quite easy to learn and we are willing to teach new people. We meet on the 2nd Thursday and 4th Monday of the month.

Pinochle— We play single deck, double deck, and three handed when necessary. We meet every Wednesday.

Game NightMeets one evening a month to play a card of board game.

Dominos: Mexican Train— We play the 1st Thursday of the month at members' homes.


cerebral delights

Book Clubs— Newcomers and Neighbors has four book clubs that meet to discuss contemporary fiction and non-fiction. Books are assigned each month. 

Book Club II— We meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month.

Books in Review We meet on the 1st Tuesday of the month. The format of this book club will be to read books of our own choosing. We'll start with a round-robin discussion, sharing what we're currently reading. Then two to three reviewers who have signed up from the previous month will offer a more in-depth recap of their chosen book, followed by questions, answers, and discussion.

Mystery Book Club Do you love a good mystery? Where and when we'll be meeting is the latest mystery for this book Club.

Page Turners— We meet on the 1st Wednesday of the month. 

Learning Spanish— 

Learn how to converse in Spanish and speak with confidence.  We meet every Thursday.


There are no strangers here—only friends we have not met.

At Your Fingertips

Newcomers and Neighbors is a 501(c)(7) 

non-profit organization

Newcomers and Neighbors Club of Northern Nevada
P. O. Box 50044
Sparks, NV 89435-0044
Hotline: 775-881-2040

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