Newcomers Club members make new friends when they gather to learn new skills and engage in enjoyable activities. There are daytime and evening groups; groups for singles and couples, men and women; groups that gather during the week and others that meet on weekends. If a group requires registration, it is indicated by the RSVP symbol. rsvp
You can join a group by clicking the group title.
Current Interest Groups are listed below. This is a work in progress, so check back often!
E-mail Sunniva and Kelley for more information or to suggest a new Interest Group.

Dining and Parties

Dining In, Singles & Couples rsvp — 1st Sat, in member homes. Members rotate hosting small groups for dinner.

Dining Out In Estes rsvp — 4th Fri. evening Group dines at local restaurants.

Lunch Bunch rsvp — 2nd Friday 11:30 A.M. Group meets at smaller restaurants for lunch and socializing.

Men's Breakfast rsvp — 1st Tues, 8:30 AM. Meet for coffee & breakfast in local restaurants.

Women's Breakfast rsvp — 1st Tues, 8:30 AM. Meet for coffee & breakfast in local restaurants.

Lady's Monday Margarita Madness rsvp — Last Mon, 4-6 PM. Group meets at local restaurants for drinks and appetizers.

Wine and Cheese — 3rd Sat, 5:00 - 7:00 PM. “Members” host events in their homes for all Newcomers. Bring beverage of choice for personal consumption & appetizer to share. Plastic glasses, plastic plates, paper napkins, and nametags are provided.

Cards and Games

Mah Jongg — 1st Mon, 6 PM at rotating member homes. Chinese tile game somewhat similar to Rummy. Lessons provided.

Men's Poker — 3rd Wed. at 6:30 PM in member’s homes.

Board Games —Bring your favorite board game. Rotating member homes. 1st and 3rd Mondays 7-10pm.

Sheepshead — 1st Thur, 7–9 PM, U.S. Bank, 32-card deck, 1700s German game for 2-5 people per table. Challenging, with lessons provided!

Social Bridge — 2nd & 4th Tue, 1:00 PM, rotating homes.

Indoor Activities

Bowling — Every Thur, 3:00 PM. Chipper’s Lanes at the Estes Park Rec Center, 555 S. St. Vrain Ave. Social bowlers, beginners to experts, singles or couples.

Daytime Book Club — 1st Mon, 10-noon, in member homes. Group selects a book in advance for discussion.

Economy & Investments: Discussion Group — Last Thur, 7-8:30 PM, First Bank Building. A forum for the exchange of ideas on developments in the economy and the world of investing. Bring a published article on each month’s topic. Discussion will broaden members’ understanding and implications.

Evening Book Club — 2nd Wed, 7:00 PM, in member homes. Group selects a book in advance for discussion.

Knitters/Handworkers Clan — 1st Mon, 1-4 PM in member homes. Informal conversation with knitting, crochet, embroidery, needlepoint, and other optional diversions.

Movie Night in EP — 4th Wed. about 4 PM. Group views pre-selected movie at Estes Park’s Reel Mtn. theatre, followed by food & discussion at a local restaurant.

Trail Ridge Quilters — Every Tues, 1-4 PM. Longs Peak Conference Room, EP Medical Center. This group – founded in 1991 – creates and sells a variety of quilted items at the Elizabeth Guild Holiday House & other functions to benefit EPMC. Quilters of all skills are invited to join, including the very beginner.

Travel Club — 2nd Mon. at 6:00PM . Discover & Share new and exotic destinations, both domestic and international . Share your photos and info about favorite destinations, learn tricks to save dollars from an insider, and, most important -- have fun!


Skiing — Regular trips to various ski areas during the season. Trip scheduling, duration, frequency and destination according to group interest.

Hiking 101 —1st Thursday of the month. Hiking in RMNP.  Introduction to hiking with easy hikes. Round trip distance of 5-6 miles max.

Walk & Talk Around the Lake — 2nd Tue, 10:00 AM. Walk on path around Lake Estes. Meet at wooden bridge by parking lot off of Hwy 36/7 by Estes Park Visitor Center. Coffee afterward, optional.