Newcomers and 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
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 at 10:00 to 11:30 am.
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.
Hump Day Happy Hour (Sparks)— This group of gals and guys meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month between 4:00pm and 6:00pm at one of the restaurants in the greater 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 3 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 weekly on Tuesday.
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.
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 weekly on 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 Thursdays 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.
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.
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.
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.'
Book Clubs— Newcomers and Neighbors has four book clubs that meet to discuss contemporary fiction and non-fiction. Books are assigned each month.
Learn how to converse in Spanish and speak with confidence. We meet every Thursday.
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.