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.

NOTE: These are the 2013-2014 groups. Updates should be available by Sept.

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. Group dines at local restaurants.

Lunch Bunch rsvp — 2nd Friday 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.

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 — 3rd Mon, 3-5 PM, 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!

Adventures

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

Hiking 101 — Alternate between 1st Thursday or Sat of the month. Hiking in RMNP. Introduction to hiking with easy hikes, roundtrip distance of 5-6 miles max.

Singles Mingle — Day and time to be determined depending on types of get-togethers including trips, meals, and adventures.

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.